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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, a $10 chest is hard to resist!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Paint is magic at Karla's Cottage
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Before repainting the dining room table, I wanted to try out the crackle paint on something. This is an itsy chest of drawers I'd found at an estate sale for ten bucks and it desperately needed a make over. But... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
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Well, I hadn't planned on doing this. But after spilling super glue and having it take off the paint in a giant chunk, I had no choice. Of course, I'm always up for a change and glad to try a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
This camp was outside of a town called Ava, MO. New Haven? I think, not sure, Tammy. It is beautiful. A clean, sandy beach, lots of woods, big, nice shower house.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on My Hippie getaway at Karla's Cottage
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Thank you, Leslie, yes Im quite taken with that bunch of people. Im lucky to have them all.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on A naturally beautiful wedding at Karla's Cottage
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Our weekend at the southern Missouri campgrounds for our boy's wedding was a lot more than just attending the ceremony. We had a whole experience of outdoor festival time, and my very first camping adventure. Honey came along with us... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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My son's wedding was to be very low key and simple. But I knew that he and his bride both loved flourless chocolate cake made with cacao, so I made a heart shaped one, along with a couple other tasty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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My son and his family have an aerial troupe, called the Sacred Circus, that performs at festivals. And my two new grand fairies are amazing to watch. Well, that is when I can watch... sometimes I have to cover my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Yes, Sugarwings mother is a remarkable woman. She went from being an ex to a beloved family member and best friend. We are lucky to have her and Miss Tree both! I dont know what Id do without my girls.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2016 on A naturally beautiful wedding at Karla's Cottage
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There was a lot of joy beaming around on faces that day!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2016 on A naturally beautiful wedding at Karla's Cottage
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It was so special, Terri. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2016 on A naturally beautiful wedding at Karla's Cottage
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Did I mention that the wedding was non traditional? It was not only unique, it was lovely and moving, completely natural and fun. No fuss, nothing fancy, just a lot of love. Set in a cavern down in S. Missouri.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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The wild phlox is blooming out in our woods! And was blooming down in Southern Missouri where we went for the wedding too. Sugarwings picked some for Miss Tree's bouquet. It was a non traditional wedding and this was a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Congrats on surviving your tooth issues too, Janice!
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Im glad to hear you are enjoying your swap pages, Yvonne. I havent heard much yet from anyone so I am happy to get feedback from you. And I know what you mean about the dental issues. I do know a lot of people in my age range with similar issues good luck with yours!
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Twinkle and Albie have their new spring hairdos. Albie seemed a little chilly at first, but is getting used to it. The poor dogs had been a mess. Their hair had gotten pretty shaggy, and I'd been chopping tangles out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Lately, I've had my share of screwups. This one kind of takes the cake, though. Instead of working in the studio, on my folding tables, I've set up a jewelry making station in the dining room. Silly me. The superglue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
This was a recent decision. And the best type of wedding, no planning or fuss!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on It was meant to be at Karla's Cottage
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Gail, my energy level sure isnt what it used to be. The wardrobe in the breezeway that I bought last fall hasnt been painted yet. Years ago, it wouldve had paint on it as soon as it got out of the truck!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on Springtime sprucing up at Karla's Cottage
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Nope, they are staying til they wear away, Bobbie.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on Springtime sprucing up at Karla's Cottage
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I Our breezeway takes a beating over the winter. It is too cold for me to care about cleaning it up, cats make it their home, we stack firewood out there, and it just becomes a mess. Sadly, it is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Could there be a more beautiful shade of blue? Our new ladies in the coop are doing a magnificent job of keeping us supplied in these pretty eggs. Good girls! Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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It seems like finding high quality kids' shoes isn't easy. And there are so many cute, inexpensive options, that I found myself buying a new pair every time we had plans for going somewhere because the girls' shoes looked bad... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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When I started beading wrap bracelets, out of the blue and obsessively, I had no plan for them, other than I simply wanted to learn how to make them, then couldn't stop. My dining table (for some odd reason, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Have you tried a gem and mineral show, Amy?
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on More wrappin at Karla's Cottage
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