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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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Some long time friends, and Birdsong Peeps, suggested that we do a "boho" clothing workshop. I am NOT a sewer, but was ready to tackle the shirt project that Lorrie Scott had featured in the Gilded Journey But, it turns... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
Here is the info for Gail's Stocking Swap, please contact her to sign up and for more info:' gflo6757@gmail.com We will have an unpartnered swap. I will assign a number to each stocking the night of the swap and then randomly draw! Your stocking can be very Christmassy, or more... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Here is the info from Maggie: Tart Tin Ornament Swap hosted by Maggie Use your crafty skills and create a holiday ornament using a vintage tart tin! This swap is an unpaired swap, in which you make one ornament to swap and receive one in return. To join, please email... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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For our free time afternoon on Sunday, you will be able to chose a kit prepared for you to complete, or delve into extra supplies to make whatever you’d like. Or just use the time to complete projects you are still in the midst of? I’m compiling some pastel tree... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Christmas Diorama Swap Hosted by Tami Hacker How the Swap works: This swap is an unpaired swap. To join this swap, please email Tami Hacker at shankful@kc.rr.com Please include in your email subject line: Christmas Diorama Swap. This provides a head count for how many Peeps are participating. Please gift... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
Here is the list I have so far for the color choices for my project, Angelique the Aviary Queen. If you do not see your name on the list, please contact me with your color pick. If no color is chosen, neutral will be supplied. I am making kits this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
If you have an idea for a swap, please contact me. Swaps will happen on Friday night during the pizza/welcome party and Jennifer Harris Hayslip's make and take activity. Once hostesses have come up with an idea for their swap, I will want photos of examples to post for sign... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Park City is a beautiful place to visit any time at all, but we were lucky to be there for Savor the Summit, a dining event that took over the streets. Restaurants showed off their finest dining displays all up... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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While absolutely EVERYTHING about our trip to Utah was wonderfully fun, there were some extra special moments. Like when cousins and cousins of cousins got to know each other and spend a whole day together as magical creatures. The Park... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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After getting in to the Salt Lake airport, after a flight delay that left us sitting on a runway in KC for a while, then RUNNING at top speed through the Denver airport to make our connection, we were ready... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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(Not my own hand, I snagged this from the website I bought the cages from) It is time to choose your color for Angelique the Aviary Queen. I have included the photo of the cage so you can judge the size in case you want to bring some of your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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The swans will be a-swimming and I will be a-swooning! Lesa has outdone herself this time. Vintage crepe, a sweet swan boat as a hat, ruffles, and a this adorable pendant, all on this this elegant bust, will bring magic to "My True Love Gave to Me". I am, as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Happy 4th of July weekend! I thought I’d post a little bit of red, white, and blue for the holiday. I seriously dislike sewing, but have been attracted to anything embroidered lately and wanted to try some myself. So, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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My husband’s amazing sister (and my BFF/fellow Disney lover/Birdsong assistant extraordinaire) threw a party. And not just any party, this was a Summer Solstice costume ball for 150 friends and family that was really and truly a formal ball, not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
Peeps are a generous group! In the past many have brought special gifties and treats to share. This is always appreciated, but not expected. Here are some helpful tips if you would like to bring something for your friends: Our tables aren't exactly conducive to table gifts, some seat 4,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
Attendees for A Snowbird’s Song 2019 1- Linda Owen Postma 2-Suzanne Wingfield 3-Nora Neeley 4-Fran Quinn 5-Jane Hart 6-Tami Hacker 7-Maggie Raguse 8-Kathy Kuta 9-Jackie Mazour Liaromatis 10-Gail Florence Sell 11-Nancy Clifton 12-Carol de Sousa 13-Jason 14-Alice-Anne Nix 15-Kim Holmes 16-Kathleen Tipton Sigg 17-Susan T. Hahaj 18-Jeanie Hatch 19-Sharon Penney-Morrison... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
Refund Policy: If there is someone on the waiting list to take your place when you need to drop out, I will refund all but 10% of your payment up till four weeks before the party. If a replacement cannot be found, you will be charged $65 per large class... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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Lori's project for Sunday morning is A Snow Blossom. We will fill the simple shape with hand made mixed media flowers. Lori will teach us how to layer millinery petals, fabric, and paper to create the blooms. Once, you have learned the technique, you will want to make these and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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My Sunday morning project is ready, I am calling it a “Sequined Snowball”. We will use styrofoam balls covered in brown craft paper and do a new take on a timeless design by using pins and sequins to hold our pieces in place. And as always, you will find “The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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While in Indiana, my sissies and I had a shopping day in Zionsville, and hit the Noblesville Antique Mall on the way. Where I found these dresses! Oh my! We had lunch in a cute, old house that was transformed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Since we started taking annual Sister Trips to Florida a few years ago, I haven't been visiting Indiana as much as I used to. So I made sure to detour through Pendleton on my way to meet up with Dewdrop... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Dewdrop has come to spend some summer with us. My pal, Lori was kind to offer to have me stay over in her Kentucky home as a half way spot to pick up our grand fairy, who was coming from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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I tend to junk up my yard and home with old stuff. And that makes me happy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Quite a bit of May and into June, it rained. And rained. Then rained some more. I dug some trenches to have the water run away from the house in a few places, but this river was created by the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Some of the spaces in my studio are blessedly simple. This cabinet holds very little. A stack of cake plates topped with tiaras, is all it needs. On the bottom shelf, is an assortment of boxes. Some are even empty!!!!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Karla's Cottage