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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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Our cottage is feeling festive, even though the decorations are slightly streamlined from previous years. I spent a good part of a whole day setting up trees and little holiday vignettes like these reindeer figurines on moss. The day included... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
Vivian, Im glad to hear that your ablation was successful, even tho it took a second one. I feel like mine did the job too. Im also wearing a monitor, but I havent felt any issues recently, so I think Im in the clear. Thanks for telling me about your experience.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Feeling Better at Karla's Cottage
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I know the feeling, Jeannie, Im savoring the season too.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Halls are Decked! at Karla's Cottage
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Typically, the day after Thanksgiving, I delve deeply into the boxes of holiday goods that I've been waiting to decorate with. Sugarwings and I have a saying, "Respect the Bird." Which means that we hold ourselves back from tumbling headfirst... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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The last few months haven't been easy for me. I've had some trouble with heart arrhythmia and have been tired and worn down. Then, recently, I had a procedure to repair the issue and it looks like it worked! But... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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I hope you are having a wonderful holiday, with many thanks to give. My list is so long, I don't even know where to start. From little things that brighten my day, to the goliath, mega meaningful things that make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Last week, we celebrated this goofy little sweetie's special day with a trip to Crown Center and Kalidescope. We saw, a play, "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer" to kick off our holiday season. I've got plans to take all the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Ha! Now that would turn some heads, Gayla! Or would it? Ive discovered that after 50, Im kinda invisible and can do anything I want, no one notices.
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2016 on Seawitches at Karla's Cottage
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Our Sister Trips to Sarasota always include crafting time. And lots of Halloweenish witchy things too. This year, we turned some black hats covered in sheer fabric into seawitch hats. I dyed them before I packed, and threw bags full... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Yes, me moment, it was the best day, then things got a bit worrisome before turning ominous, Pallas. It turned quickly!
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The sand at Siesta Key was the perfect texture to play with. I decided to make some Halloween pumpkins from it. Bobbie found this fish part that made ideal teeth for a creepy smile. And a barnacle covered shell made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
I wish we could have found out what happened to her, Terri.
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Thanks, Summer, that is a pretty part of the country!
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Since her daddy worked there a couple of years, many of the people at the festival do know her, Gayla. And she always makes friends with the fairies.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2016 on A quick trip to the Renfest at Karla's Cottage
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In October, I got to spend a few days at the world's prettiest beach, Siesta Key. And in appreciation of my wonderful time there, I left a little fairy near the waves as a thank you. Honestly, it is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
They sure keep me entertained, Marilyn!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2016 on A quick trip to the Renfest at Karla's Cottage
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I found these black witch hats on clearance at the Victoria Trading Co's outlet store for $1 each. Since we were going to the beach, I decided to dye them ocean toned. I tried Glimmer Mist in blue and gold,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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I adore going to the Kansas City Renassaince Festival and most years, spend at least a day or two there during the season. But drat it, this year, it got away from us. Sugarwings and I popped in the first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Tanks for the kind words, Jeannie, youre always so nice. Yes, Ive had a rough week, but I think I might finally be feeling better.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2016 on A Herb bouquet at Karla's Cottage
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Our book club was lucky to have the author of last month's selection speak to us about her experiences. Robin wrote "The Feast Nearby" (a very interesting story and even better when we had tales directly from her). The book... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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When my buddies were coming to town, I wanted to have a welcome gift for each of them, but was extremely short on time. I was just finishing up the mosaic floors, and also planning a dinner party for 10... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
The company is on Etsy and he has his own website. Hes a really nice guy, and talented. Has the most adorable little family and they live in the country in an eclectic looking old house with vines, fruits, veggies and flowers overflowing from every bit of exposed dirt. Very charming. I highly recommend his work. My sisters and I will treasure our beads. The Bears he makes tend to be large, I needed to be specific that I wanted dainty ones and he was able to male just what I needed. I took s bracelet with me to show how I was going to use them. You might want to send a photo of the type of jewelry youd be adding it to
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Thanks, Rhonda, they are very special to us.
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The collection of books from each trip mean a lot to me. I love to look thru them and laugh!
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Three years ago, Bobbie, Sissy, and I met in Siesta Key to spread some of our father's ashes. Since then, we have been meeting there in October for a sister trip. Each visit, we bring some special gifts, in sets... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Karla's Cottage