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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'm headed off for my annual sister trip, but will have new posts scheduled to pop up while I'm away, so please check back! (I won't be able to mail any packages til Oct. 1st if you are shopping in... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
Kim, that is so nice of you to say. And nice of you to read my blog. At this point, writing it is such a habit, I’ll probably never stop because it is part of my life and my story with the kids. I at least need to keep it till they are adults and will read it!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Sugar's new do at Karla's Cottage
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It is large. We had to mount it on a board and screw the board up.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Hanging some salvaged trim at Karla's Cottage
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While my baby bro, parking coordinator and all around helper Randy Nathan, and our sis, champion assistant of all things, Terry Neibaur are in town, I wanted them to have a chance to see their great nieces do circus tricks. So, if you'd like to join us, we are having... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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A friend gave me this carved wooden trim. She got it from an old church, and had it for 20 years without using it. When she visited me and saw the new hearth room, she thought the trim would be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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I will be making 14 neutral and 14 pink kits, so you have a choice. If you are a bright colored or traditional colored holiday enthusiasts, the neutral kits should be simple to add some highlights to and change if you'd like. Please feel free to bring any embellishments you'd... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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The Sugar Plum fairies on our banners are copied from old, sepia photos and printed onto matt photo paper. I chose to add some touches to mine with glitter and metallic pens, markers, and colored pencils. This is an extra step you do not have to do, but if you... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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Sugar graduated from puppy school with top grades. That pup has an old soul, you'd think she was an adult, not a baby. This dog is not going through the typical puppy issues I had with her mom. Honey put... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Here are our supply essentials for all of the classes. Please note that many overlap. In all but Lori's class you will need glues, and in my there is a LOT of gluing to be done, so please be prepared and have plenty. Previously, I have written about my ideas... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
That is such a lovely thought!
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2017 on Hand painted roses at Karla's Cottage
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Lovely, huh? Especially when black beads and rhinestones are added! This will fancy up anything you wear to a holiday party this season. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
Dear Peeps, this is usually about the time when I start hitting up friends and business for sponsor gifts. But with so much tragedy from storms and fires, I feel very petty asking people to donate pretty little doodads to our party. Please understand that the delightful gift bags created... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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While I had my paint brush out, I thought I'd do a few more flowers. This "WISHES" sign is done on an old cabinet door. The word seemed to call for some sparkle. So, I accented it with silver glitter.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
In watercolor, we call mistakes happy accidents.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2017 on Hand painted roses at Karla's Cottage
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Thank you, Marilyn, I used to do murals for a living, but its been a long time since Ive done one for myself.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2017 on Hand painted roses at Karla's Cottage
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Last year, I dropped a quart of red paint in the studio. It splattered so far that I am still finding spots I didn't see before. What a mess! I cleaned up as much as I could, touched up paint... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Here is the list of our peeps for A Snowbird's Song: LINDA Owen Postma MAGGIE Raguse Polly Barker Penny Galemore SUZANNE Wingfield TAMI Hacker KRISTI Knox Day LISA Phillippi GAIL Sell Barb Buckton Lynn Connelly Grace St Clair BETTI Zucker Nora Neeley Sharon Morrison Karen Hillman Alice-Anne Nix Carol de... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
Im always mesmerized by them!
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There is a 50% off sale in the Boutique!!! To access the bargain prices, type in LABORDAYSALE at the checkout, and hit "recalculate" and watch the amount drop in half. I'll be out of town and away from my computer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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There is a 50% off sale in the Boutique!!! To access the bargain prices, type in LABORDAYSALE at the checkout, and hit "recalculate" and watch the amount drop in half. I'll be out of town and away from my computer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Parties are always better with you here, bro!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on A little dinner party at Karla's Cottage
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There is a 50% off sale in the Boutique!!! To access the bargain prices, type in LABORDAYSALE at the checkout, and hit "recalculate" and watch the amount drop in half. I'll be out of town and away from my computer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
That is nice of you, Holly. We all had a good laugh at her funny looking face, though.
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Summer has snuck out on me somehow and I feel like I've missed most of it. It simply went by too fast. Don't ask me what happened to my days. Besides what I've already posted about, trips, painting, raising pups,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Did I confuse you with this room? Nope, not my house! Not my style at all. Never the less, or perhaps even more because of it, I loved being a part of the redoing of this space for a friend.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Karla's Cottage