Projects / Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

DIY tea bag art

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When I met Paul I was astounded at his vast tea collection. He had a whole cupboard dedicated to every blend of herbal tea you could think of! I wasn’t much of a tea drinker then, but  I’ve since adopted his habit (or hobby I dare say) and we’ve been collecting delicious teas ever since. I was thrilled to partner with Tazo® Tea on this post as I’ve been a big fan over the years. Their delicious blends are just that little bit of joy that I need to get me through my projects. And they’ve gotten me through a lot! In fact, we’ve started building up our own tea collection here at the studio. Perfect timing!
In honor of one of our favorite teas, we created an art piece using dyed Tazo tea bags. It’s not too difficult to make and it goes perfectly with the colors of fall. It would be a lovely statement piece for a fall party. And it’s especially helpful if you have a huge collection of tea bags, much like Paul 😉

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Projects / Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

DIY cookie pedestal

DIY cookie pedestals

I was tickled when Melissa Bahen wrote to me about a book she was writing, Scandinavian Gatherings. It was all about Scandinavian gatherings and would cover everything from recipes to crafts. Clearly, it was something I could get behind! I was honored to write a little blurb about it featured in the book and now the book is out and available on Amazon or wherever books are sold. She covers everything from Swedish to Norwegian to Danish traditions, which is nice for a lot of us who have a blended heritage. I loved the cookie pedestal tutorial she made in the book and she’s shared it with us here on Lars. Check out below for the full tutorial!

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halloween + Projects / Monday, 26 Sep 2016

3 celebrity costumes for baby

Oscar Tribute baby costumes

The last of the adorable triplet costumes is up (see the others here and here) and these ones are my favorite. Babies dressed as little adults is scientifically proven to be the cutest thing in the world. First, up, we’ve got our Oscar tribute, paying homage to those who passed on this year including David Bowie, Gene Wilder, and Prince.  Read on →

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Book Club + downloads + printable / Thursday, 22 Sep 2016

Lars Book Club: September

free printable artwork by Jill deHaan for The House That Lars Built How’s the reading going? Are you following along with our Lars Book Club Instagram posts? I get it – there’s ALOT of info in Michael Rosen’s Alphabetical. But I hope the facts and history haven’t made your eyes glaze over. If so, just skip to the next chapter! 🙂 There’s sure to be a topic to interest you. Have you picked a favorite chapter (or letter) yet? How Rosen researched each of the letters and themes associated with them is mind-boggling to think about. I’ve truly enjoyed learning about where the language I speak and alphabet I use every day comes from. We take so much for granted! Below are some questions to think about, plus a couple further reading suggestions.

This month we have partnered with letter artist, Jill De Haan, to create a beautiful quote from the book: “Every letter tells a story.” It’s available as a free printable as well as a bookmark in three different colors. Downloads below!  Read on →

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halloween + Projects / Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016

3 Flower Costumes for your Baby

3 peas in a pod halloween costumeAre you loving these costumes?! Ali’s triplets are too cute! Today we have three flower/plant related costumes for your little babies, like these three peas in a pod above. Check out the cuteness below!  Read on →

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