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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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About a year and a half ago, we bought a house and 13 acres for our son’s family. Sadly, their circumstances changed, they can’t keep it. They all moved out and renters stayed a few months. Between cool, hippy projects... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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We have a door in our bedroom that opens to the patio and it has a big window. The doodles now are running rampant through the courtyard, and discovered that they could see us through the window. So, I opened... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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The giant sign in our front yard has helped puppies find new homes. And I am hoping that if my babies are living with neighbors, I will get to see them going for walks down the sidewalk over the years. These two are both possibly still available. A friend is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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Having never taught watercolors before and being extremely overworked, overwrought, and tired, recently- I was worried about this bluebird class. But I shouldn't have been! The attendees did a wonderful job. I was so proud of them and very impressed.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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My pal, Karen, has a way with entertaining. And she is so good about sharing tips and tricks. For our workshop, she gave us all a lesson in making caramel apple cake pops. It was hands on, with everyone helping.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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These three lovable babies are still available. We are asking $1,000 each. The parti-colored girls are known around here as Cookie and Cream, the brindle boy has been named Pudding, for his laid back, easy going, sweet as a bowl of warm pudding personality. The girls’ parti-colors suit their temperaments,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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What is the best part of bath time for the babies? Playing in the water, or snuggles after? I filled the wading pool early in the day and let the sun warm the water. By afternoon, we could plop pups into it one by one and lightly lather them up.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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The two parti-colored girls are still available. And they love making new friends! Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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We had some company at the Cottage. The pups were pretty happy to see them. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Someone learned a new skill today. If you need a shoe untied, here is the puppy for you. Or even if you don’t want it untied, she will show you her trick anyway. This might be an odd photo, but it is one that shows progress to me. As the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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After our trip up north to the fleas and the deer hunters' camp, we had a workshop at the cottage. Karen taught a class to craft this darling flower fairy, in warm, fall tones. (mine has a moonstone on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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The puppies had some company today. I don't know who enjoyed it more, the pups or the girls. Probably me, I knew their daddy when he was a kid and had never met these two. They were adorable! Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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I certainly needed a break. It has been super busy around here, between hungry pups needing snugggles, getting a property ready to put on the market, malfunctioning machinery, blown circuit breakers in the studio, plumbers needed in our house, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
Supply list for Karla’s Classes ANGELIQUE THE AVIARY QUEEN (Saturday)AND ORNAMENT DAY (Sunday) Scissors for paper, lace, tinsel, pipe cleaners, etc Small, detail scissors Glue (I prefer The Ultimate, stored upside down in a cup while using) Optional: Gloves for the messy glue/shredded paper nests, if gloppy fingers bother you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at A Snow Bird's Song- Birdsong 7
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The babies are growing so fast. There are lots of spurts of wrestling and playing. Followed quickly by long naps! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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Sugarwings and my blog are just about the same age. Here is the first photo I posted of her within a week or so of starting the blog. I have no idea how many times I have shown pictures of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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Those little guys have outgrown the house! We have moved them into the breezeway. For now, the door is kept shut, but by next week, they will have the courtyard to run in. But Sugar still needs to get in and out, so I took the screen out of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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When the tiny fur balls turned 3 weeks old, I started giving them each a spoonful of milk replacer while snuggling them. I did it a few times a day for two days until I knew they were handling it well. And I could tell that they wanted more! So,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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This is my view in the living room, looking straight down from my recliner. Twinkle on my lap, Sugar actually on my feet nursing her litter, and Honey dying to get in there and make sure all of the tiny bottoms are clean. Yep, there she goes, she can’t wait... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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August has been busy. Quite busy. These guys are a big part of that. They came on August 4th. And our whole household has been affected. We have all been busy taking care of the newborns. And then, we found... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Karla's Cottage
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The pups are catching on! They are tinkling on the papers A LOT. Not 100%, but hey, this is pretty good for a three week old! I think it is already time to move them into a bigger space so their nest is completely separate from the potty area. This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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The incredibly fast growing puppies have had to expand their living space. They needed separate play, sleeping, and potty areas, so they are now living in a wading pool, still in the house. In a few days they will be sent out to the breezeway and learn to go in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Cottage Doodles
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Our local grocery store sells marked down bundles of flowers every Monday. They are $1.99, no matter the size. This time the bunch of blooms was extra large. I spread them out into four vases and they brought me so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Karla's Cottage