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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 sister trip to Florida included lots of craft time. I pack my portable printer and we slap photos into the books I made for us along with doodles, scraps, and other memorabilia of the day. This is a drawing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
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My son and his family live on a sprawling, 13 acre piece of wooded land that they call Kismet Forest Farm. There is a barn full of possibilities sitting on the grounds, and last week a group of friends came... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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The beach house I rented with my life long buddies for our birthday get together was so nice, I rented it again with my sisses! And like I did in April, I also made a seashell fairy for each of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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While in Jacksonville, my sisses and I checked out the antique mall that the guncles sell at, Southern Crossing. I found a couple of glorious hats (very affordable, too!), a gigantic and gorgeous roll of older lace, some sparkly tinsel,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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One thing (among many) that I love to do at Disney is hunt for Hidden Mickeys. This flamingo island, seen on the safari is a great example of how these little tricksters hide in plain sight. The island itself is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Since we have lived in our country cottage, for the last 25 years or so, we haven't had trick or treaters. Family or friends have dropped by to show us their costumes, but we've not had strangers knock on our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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I hope you have a Spooktacular Day! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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During our Sister Trip to Florida, we took a jaunt up north to Jax and the Land of Guncles. Where we were met with the typical Guncle charm and hospitality, and an added dose of creepiness. We were greeted by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
It was at a flea mkt, lucky find! Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
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Yes, my grand fairy is12 now, who knows how much longer she’ll want to hang out with a grandmother? Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
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Our sister trip to Florida was Sanderson Sister themed all the way. So, when I found these "teeth" on the beach, I had to make myself into Winifred with the seashell in my mouth. (And looky!! I found SEA GLASS... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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S When Guncle Randy was here in August, We had a paint pour day and he did a "swipe" technique on this cover. I finished assembling the book to mail to him later. And of course, I couldn't help myself....... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
I enjoyed collaborating with her on it. She made a lovely cover. Thanks, Carla Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2018 on Karen's (Daisy) Book at Karla's Cottage
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We took Sugarwings to the Omaha Zoo to gather info for a science project. The subject was cats, and she took the day pretty seriously. Our mini photographer took photos of all of the large cats, as well as all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Back in August, Karen gathered a group of us together for a getaway and shopping, then the group came to my house to try their hands at pour painting. This book cover is Karen's creation from the day. My painting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
I no like ne’er raise yorkies, but a friend has a litter right now.http://www.freestatepedigrees.com/ Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2018 on Trying to keep up at Karla's Cottage
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This photo simply IS Sugarwings. Happy, joyous, exuberant, effervescent, out of the ordinary, fearless, and adorable. I don't know what it is from, she had the snapshot on her "about me" collage from Social Studies, and told me that the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Besides junking, sipping wine, sitting by a bonfire, playing with piglets, and eating too much like I was a piglet myself (thanks for the great food, Tracy!!), we did some crafting on Labor Day weekend when i was with my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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The girls were headed downtown for a performance, and had some pictures taken before going. Cute, huh? I will be away from my desk, enjoying Sister Time in Florida til the 22nd. All orders from the Boutique will ship on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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This morning, I'll be meeting my sisses in Orlando for the beginning of our annual Sister Trip to Florida. This year, we are doing something different, instead of visiting Sarasota, (home of our late grandmother). We are going to Disney... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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My pal, Shanna, has a group of friends most Thursdays for mosaic projects. I usually bring something else to work on, since I'm not a glass artist, but this time, I did take her up on an offer to dip... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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In 2017, we did not make it to the Renfest for the first time in forever. We were very happy to get back to it this season! Ki Ki is putting her artistic skills to good use by doing Henna... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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The colors of this painted cover inspired me to dig out some of my treasured, very vintage, ribbon flowers to add to the front along with this pretty porcelain piece. I wish I wasn't running low on my ribbon roses........ Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Local honey is the best! I think eating our own honey has helped my asthma. Good luck with your gals, Marilyn.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2018 on Honey Harvest at Karla's Cottage
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Last year, we hit the honey jackpot. This year? Not so much. I'd prepared for another huge harvest, and bought not only our normal sized jars, but also these mini bears to give as gifts. We only filled one of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Karla's Cottage