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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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When Guncle Randy and I get together, there is usually some pretty paper and glue around. We always make time for a craft day and on my last visit, we even fit in more than that. We had a full... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
They sure are, Yvonne!
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For a few years in a row, something has come up where I happen to have a shot at getting to Florida in January and make it to the Guncles' house to see their festive Christmas decor still on display... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Thanks for visiting, Ree Cee. I hope to see you around, even tho I cant promise racy fairies each time!
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Over the years I've developed some vacation traditions. One is that I wear this necklace with charms and a moonstone from my sisses every time I go to Florida. (I also wear it when I'm feeling homesick for family too)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Last week while visiting the Guncles, I was given some Florida lemons fresh off the tree to bring home to my grand fairies. The girlies and I love lemon meringue pie, lemonade, and working in the kitchen together. So a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Isnt it cute, Holly? It was five bucks at Walmart. They still have them, I saw some today.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2017 on Holiday Mom-style Stress at Karla's Cottage
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I've mentioned making these pies in the past, and I love them so much, I wanted to talk about it again. I've made a few now and figured out some tricks. You can find a recipe anywhere online or Pinterest,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Laraine, they were such fun to make!
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on Fairy cards at Karla's Cottage
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Less stress is a goal for any year, right?
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on Holiday Mom-style Stress at Karla's Cottage
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As you read this, I am visiting the GUNCLES!!!! Yay, me! Since I knew I'd be seeing them right after the holidays, I didn't mail their gift, instead I'm packing it in my carry on to bring down. They are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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The week before Christmas, I squeezed in a smidgeon of time to make a few cards to send out. Not many as I would have liked to create, but enough to bring me a smile from getting my fingers gluey... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Way back in October, I found these large, Larimar beads in Florida. I bought enough to make some Christmas gifts, even though it almost drives me to drink to not give out pretties IMMEDIATELY upon purchasing them. I was soooooo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Great idea, Jo! A jammy day sounds ideal for xmas day.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2016 on Holiday Mom-style Stress at Karla's Cottage
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Moms often over do at Christmas, dont they, Yvonne? Well, at least I learned what not to do.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2016 on Holiday Mom-style Stress at Karla's Cottage
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What was the best part of your Christmas? Mine was these smiles. And lots of them. The grand fairies seemed over joyed with all their gifts (even though Dewdrop didn't get the two front teeth that she needed). We were... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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We had a very full Christmas, and I still feel a bit like Dewdrop did here at the end of our evening, over the brim with holiday celebrations. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
I tried another version at my friend, Tamis and fell in love. Its great!
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2016 on Cracker bars at Karla's Cottage
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What a compliment, Suzanne! Thanks so much and I hope you had a joyful holiday yourself.
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To you, too, christee. I hope you are loving the sunny Florida Christmas
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I hope your day is a Merry one! Isn't that a great word? I love Merry and Joy both, I'm not sure which is my all time favorite word, maybe Joy. We've tried to make each of those words part... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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A friend made these delicious toffee bars from Ritz crackers and when I tried them, I knew I had to make some too. Soooo simple to do and soooo addicting. I took some pictures of the steps and was going... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Thank you, Rhonda! And a merry day to you!
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2016 on A Craft day party (on my own) at Karla's Cottage
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Funny, Id been saving up some rough hewn planks of oak that w got from a friend a few years ago with an idea to build a table. But then, my husband used them to make paths to walk on in the garden, so they warped and were ruined. Someday Ill get a custom table....
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Everyone came up with a nice piece, since Tami had such great supplies to useable such a cute idea.
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