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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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A Snowbird’s Song isn’t all gluing and foofing. We had a couple of parties too. The first night, we gathered for homemade, French bread pizza, cupcakes and caramel apple sangria. Terry made the cupcakes and people were still talking about... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
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Our gathering last weekend was so much fun. I hope the Peeps enjoyed it as much as I did! My studio was all gussied up in advance, happily awaiting everyone’s arrival. Instead of tablecloths, this year I use brown paper... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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This is who I was going for as my Halloween party costume, Merryweather, the blue fairy godmother. We were “Disney Bounding” which meant I only needed a suggestion of the fairy. I had a blue dress to wear, as well... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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It may have been October when we were at the beach, but my mind was already headed to Christmas because I am hosting A Snowbird’s Song, with a winter, holiday theme. I saw this curved shell and of course, my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
You are welcome to come a little early Friday if you want to add things to the goodie bags, or drop off your supplies at choose your seats. 6:30? Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
You are welcome to arrive at the studio at 6:30, to drop off supplies, find your seats, or add to the goodie bags. The party itself begins at 7. Birdsong Eve Friday 8th- 7- 9:45-ish 9:00 Tami’s Diorama Swap Jenn’s make and take throughout the evening (If you are in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Our trip to Florida was extra special with the four grand fairies along. It has been a very rough time for us lately and we wanted to have a big celebration for Khya’s 18th birthday to let the kids know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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It is exciting to announce that I will be teaching at Karen Hillman’s Beauty in Blue event at Stacy Seely’s ranch in Texas! Crafting these birdcage angels for the holiday themed Snowbird’s Song has been so much fun, that I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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We had quite a trip for Khya’s 18th birthday and Dewdrop’s farewell party. All of the kids were “the perfect age” for Disney. Some old enough to be on their own for roller coasters, no one needed a stroller, all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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We went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party while in Florida. Dewdrop was Cinderella, Sugarwings - Tiana, and myself - a fairy godmother. The blue one, Merriweather. I made the hat, added sparkling tulle and a vintage blue rose.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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One of the nicest things about the house we just sold was all of the work my son had done out in the woods to create trails, campsites and bonfire areas. My husband kept the trails mowed to show the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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We had one puppy longer than the others, until his family could get him after a trip. The others left at 8 weeks. Here they are on the last night that we had most of them. It was a sad... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Matt has the resin poured on our table around the rocks I laid out. There will be no white under it, that is the frame he needed for pouring the resin. I thought it was a little more crystal clear... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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This is my favorite room at the house we had bought for our son's family. Think of the possibilities for this space!!! Oh my, I loved sitting there and enjoying the view. It is a giant room. With French doors... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Over a year ago, my husband's favorite tree fell down. He called it the Grandfather Tree because he took the grandfairies for walks in the woods and stopped to tell stories under it. We found a guy to slice it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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This was Sugarwings’ room at her daddy’s house. Last winter, we found the rug at World Market, my son cut it to fit and installed it like carpeting. He also built this loft bed/ club house for her. Both grandfairies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Our vet seemed very surprised by how calm the litter of puppies were during his exams last week. They all sat quietly or napped while waiting their turns. He mentioned more than once how quickly it was all going. There... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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This is the downstairs den in the house we have been working on. Here is how it looked in the Zillow listing when we bought it. It didn’t need a lot to get it market ready, fresh paint, two matching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Almost the entire interior of this house got painted. I left 2 bedrooms that had been recently repainted by my son for the kids. The rest of the house, excluding one closet (there is a ton of storage space!) has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Wally’s dad is a baker and he brought me some cookies! Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
Here is what you will need to bring to Saturday and Sunday classes: (My list here- https://karlascottage.typepad.com/a_snow_birds_song_birdson/2019/09/supplies-for-karlas-classes.html) Lesa, Lori, and Beth all say bring your basic tool kits. Such as scissors, glue, etc. There will be hot glue here. Also, I will have a bottle of Fabric Tac (for flowers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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(Reposted from FB) Won’t this house show nicely with the autumn leaves turning? Wish us luck, it is ready to go on the market! These last 6 weeks have been grueling. But I have learned a lot about myself and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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The babies had their bottoms shaved and their first big dog baths. Dex did not care for the razor, Wally practically slept through the whole process, everyone else was just fine with it. Lola did half heartedly tried to escape and the little blonde girl gave me a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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We took the babies out for a stroll yesterday. I thought it could be good training for having them come when called, since they wouldn’t be fenced and I could see if they would still listen if they had other options.. Six out of seven came running when I beckoned...but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Cottage Doodles