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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**
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I found out accidently, myself, Jen! But I do it all the time now. Plus, they are pretty long lasting. The arrangement I did with the roses is still looking good, I left the roses to dry in the vase and really like the combo.
Toggle Commented 8 hours ago on Around the cottage in December at Karla's Cottage
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Before I decked the halls, we did a mini makeover. This wardrobe had been in the bedroom, but my husband never liked it there because when the doors were open to see the TV, they were in his way. So,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
I'll remember that you are primed for yes responses and invite you somewhere.
I think stick on letters could be nice too, Kathy.
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I do love an event!
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Calling girlfriends and having a party is one of the best part of the holidays! I am doing that today too.
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There really is no recipe, it is so easy. Use a pie crust or puff pastry to line a pan. Set the brie on it, sprinkle with rosemary, and then fold in the corners of the crust to wrap the brie. I sprinkle more rosemary on top to be pretty, and bake till the crust is brown. Its really good with fig jelly or jam on crackers. And if you add a slice of pear, even better! From: Typepad
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Thanks, so much, Claudia!
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The mini tutorial will be up this week. Its pretty simple to do and they look so cute on a tree!
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Thanks, Cindy! Its nice to heard that I might have something useful to say sometimes! Have a lovely holiday.
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Its a nice group, youd like them. Lots of artists, too!
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Yes, we keep the extra leaves in the table for the holidays too. Then, after, we take them all out, to make plenty of space in the kitchen and put a recliner by the wood stove til spring.
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"Merry" used to be my favorite word this time of year. But now, I kind of like "JOY." It is this silly elf's middle name and that has made it my favorite seasonal word. Plus, we could all use all... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Im so glad you enjoyed your kits, Yvonne. I remember when my mom was ill, Id bring art supplies and sit with her for hours, working on projects and keeping her company. Having something creative to do helps with the worry, at least it did for me.
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Ha! Well, Ive always dreamed of visiting there. What a fascinating country you are in, Cheryl!
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Me too, Patty!
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Its just too dang bad that my studio doesn't stay this cleaned up. I love having it this way. But in reality, it is a work space and while it lends itself to getting prettied up for a frothy afternoon... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Throughout the month, I spent time making little pretties here and there between all of the other hustley, bustley stuff going on. And I finally listed some of them. Not all! Dang, I love making holiday ornaments more than just... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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I was so happy to get my home decorated before Thanksgiving. (For the big dinner itself, I had white pumpkin center pieces, so I did tip a hat toward the current holiday too) Our Elf on the Shelf made her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
Ive had my Xmas music blaring in the studio too, Regina. The Michael Buble holiday station on pandora is perfect for me.
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2014 on A personal holiday tradition at Karla's Cottage
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It took me a long time to realize I was sabotaging my art by not using my best supplies. It makes such a difference, every once in a while I slip, I see why I should not be stingy with my stuff.
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Ooh, a Christmas tree covered in lace? Yum!
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Thanks , Jeannie! Yep, using the Good Stuff takes guts and perseverance!
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Your holiday party looked lovely, too, Kim! I hope you are loving your new studio!!
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I love using that ribbon. And it takes dye great too.
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