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January 11, 2014



I had hoped to have some friends over to craft for the holiday, but got sick and ended up in the hospital overnight the weekend after Thanksgiving. That took the wind out of my sails for the holiday season and I was lucky to just finish putting up my tree and a few decorations. The season went too fast!
What fun things you do for your family and what great memories, Karla!

Linda P.

Oh, I always feel a tug at my heart when the Christmas festivities are over, so I welcome a chance to visit your blog and hear more about your Christmas fun! It sounds like you provided so much fun for others, and I know that must have made them feel very special. Thank you so much for letting us see some of the pretties!

Safe travels home from Hawaii!

Karla Nathan

Christmas parties are extra special, arent they, Linda?

Rose Brier Studio

Karla, I love this idea. And I don't think it's ever too late to talk about Christmas, specially when the photos are as pretty as yours. I have a group of very creative friends near me but usually we're all so busy we don't get together. I'm gonna plan a party like this for next Christmas. The glitter is definitely going in the area with no carpet!
Happy travels,

Karla Nathan

Marilee, glitter and carpet dont mix well, good planning! Heck, why wait for Christmas, have your pals over for a valentine party!

Sheila Rumney

What a great idea! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Mitzi Curi

What beautiful creations....and I know you must have the best stash of materials for making year-round Christmas decor!


Its fun seeing your ornament party because I was just thinking I should do something like that for Valentine's Day -- maybe lunch with some crafting after (or before!). But 40 -- that's quite a feat! I love the images you showed -- all pretty. You have some mighty talented and creative friends at hand! (And it's never too late to post Christmas. But I'm a little envious your stuff is down. We had our last Christmas party last night and today I begin!)


Oh my gosh, what a wonderful time! Look at the beautiful ornaments everyone made! That truly is a great way to share all of your crafting treasures with everyone and put them to fantastic use. It looks like everyone absolutely enjoyed themselves! I think it is so much fun to see what everybody comes up with. I love the story about your friend's family pictures being found inside an envelope and being put to good use, like it was meant to be! All that extra glitter laying around might give your Valentines Day festivities a little extra sparkle! You and your girls have fun with those art kits! Hope you are having fun in Hawaii!

Karla Nathan

My friend had completely forgot that she printed those pictures years ago. What a nice surprise for her to have them for the ornaments!


Everything is so beautiful and you are very generous. I look forward to meeting you at An Affair at Downton in May.

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About Karla Nathan

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