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Karla Nathan
Lawrence, KS
I am a Lawrence, Kansas artist with a love for anything vintage and pretty.
Interests: hobbies: **art (or is that a life force, not a hobby?)** gardening** watching way too much tv** floating around on lake clinton in our boat, especially in the moonlight** writing** collecting old wallpaper and millinery** playing with my little fairy girl, sugarwings** junking/auctions** redoing my home -over and over, it is a work in progress and i hope it never ends** talking (and sometimes singing -badly) to dorkies**
Recent Activity
Thanks, Yvonne, I hope to gather more kits together!
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It has been waaaaay too long since I played with vintage wallpaper. So, I got out my prettiest pastel tones and started covering banner pieces in old paper. I made tons. That is kinda how carried away I get. I... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
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Don't you love tart tins? I never pass them up at estate sales. I especially enjoy making holiday decorations with them, like this Easter egg to hang. I'll list the steps here if you'd like to make one yourself. Since... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
I sure agree, Amy! And it was such a fun day. Tami already has a playdate scheduled for April too.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Galentine Crafting fun at Karla's Cottage
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Im still making hearts now!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Galentine Crafting fun at Karla's Cottage
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My pal, Tami, has been hosting craft days for a group of friends, many of us who met at Birdsong. It means the world to me that some of theses buddies were introduced to each other at my home and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
I thought about that, but my cakes arent very dependable for staying together. They tend to crumble, so I hoped a thin one would do better.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Ice Cream Sandwich Cake at Karla's Cottage
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Dewdrop asked for an ice cream sandwich cake for our Valentine party. I had a heart shape cake pan, but not a big enough pan to do layers, like we wanted, so we had to come up with a plan.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
It was a fun day for us, thanks, Holly!
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2017 on Happy Valentine's Day! at Karla's Cottage
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The beads from you are gorgeous, Regina! I just made mermaid necklaces for some grand kids for Valentines too. Thanks again!
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2017 on Gifts from the sea at Karla's Cottage
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My sisses and I love the beach, and some of my favorite times have been spent there with them. For Valentine's Day I wanted to send them a remembrance of our Sister Trips, so I made some beachy toned, genuine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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This is one of my favorite days of the year! It is also the anniversary of the day my husband adopted our boys, so we have made this an anniversary celebration with gifts and parties, instead of the traditional romantic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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At my friend's craft day, we made some lace Valentines. I'd been wanting to make some, and was glad that I did. I liked it so much, that I made a few extra at home and have a couple in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Ive not tried that, Dee. I can only talk about what has worked for me.
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If it seems like I am obsessed with my online Boutique and it is all I yammer on about any more, you are probably right. I've seriously enjoyed reopening it. And have spent a lot of time on it. My... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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I'm super impressed with myself. It's only been a week, but I've been sticking with my plan to update the Boutique. Not only adding some new things every couple of days, I've been deleting things as they sell. That might... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Last week, at craft day with Beth, I decided to draw a Valentine coloring page similar to some I have done for other themes like Birds, Halloween, and Snow White. In the past, I've included them in art journal kits... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
I’m wrapping that up right now, Yvonne! Thanks!
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I was about to give up on it, Jeanie, what a mess!
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I didn't realize I'd missed having a shop until it disappeared. I kept thinking I'd get back to it, but put it off and put it off some more. Then, went I finally went to use it, it was GONE.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Thanks to Beth and Hope, my BOUTIQUE is re-opened! (What was wrong with it?? Well, a combo of misadventures that all stemmed from the messages they send to me being lost. For some reason, my email address is not compatible... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Beth said the show went great, Sharon. Of course, she always does well!
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A couple times a year, Beth participates at the Old Summit Country Antique Show in Lees Summit. She and I used to do shows together and I sure miss it sometimes. So, to get my fix of junk stylin', I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Yes, I was salvaged just a couple of hours ago! Yay!
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That means a lot to me, Yvonne! Ive loved making the bracelets, but have been very down about my store.
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