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DIY + laura ashley + Projects / Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014

Doggy bow tie

We interrupt the holiday madness to bring you adorableness in the form of Banksy, the sweetest of all pups. This guy was kind enough to model the latest craze in K9 style, the bow tie, my latest DIY for the Laura Ashley blog (see more pics here). I don’t have a dog, but if I did, he and/or she would certainly don a tie.

See below for more adorable photos of Banksy being a good sport.

Photography by Jordan Huntington
Sewing by Carli Randolf
Art directed and styled by Brittany Jepsen

Materials:
Fabric (this Laura Ashely pattern here)
Sewing Machine
Thread
Ruler
Seam Gauge
Scissors
Buttons
Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Pins

Step 1: Depending on the size of your dog, figure out what size you want the bow tie to be. The dog I was making the bow tie for is a bit larger so I chose to make the bow tie a 8”x 3” rectangle. Add 1” to the width measurement to account for seam allowances.

Step 2: Cut out your fabric. I cut mine out 8”x 4” (an extra inch for seam allowance).

Step 3: With right sides together, fold each end into the center, then sew each long side at a ½”. Press seams open and then turn right side out.

Step 4: For the strap, cut out a long strip of fabric 3” wide. With right sides together fold in half and press. Sew along the edge forming a tube. Turn right side out and press. Optional: Edge-stitch the strap.

Step 5: At the center of the collar strap, attach the bow tie by sewing a line through the center of the bow tie and strap.

Step 6: Cut out a small piece of fabric about an inch wide and 3” in length. Press under the raw edges. Scrunch the bow tie at the center and wrap the small piece of fabric around the bow tie and collar strap. You can either hand sew or hot glue the end of the fabric to the back of the collar.

Step 7: Using your dog’s neck for reference, figure out where to place your buttons and buttonhole. Then, sew on buttons and add buttonholes.

Donzo! It’s so simple! Now go adorn your cute pup!

If you’d prefer not to make it yourself, here are some cute ones to shop for:

Costumes + halloween + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017

5 mama and baby costumes

Russian nesting doll mommy and baby costume Artist and palette mommy and baby costumeHalloween is fast approaching and there are few holidays I like more! Spooky and creepy may not seem like the name of the game here at Lars, but we love to go all out! What’s more fun than dressing up?! You’ve probably heard that I’m pregnant (yeah, that’s the bump under my dresses, folks), 24 weeks to be exact, so naturally, we have babies on the brain here! We’ve teamed up with Solly Baby this Halloween season to create 5 amazing costumes for moms and their little ones along with their daily giveaways on Instagram! Each costume has a component for the mom and then a way to dress up the Solly wrap in a coordinating costume for their baby. We are so thrilled with how they all turned out! And even if you don’t have a babe to tote around on Halloween, these costumes would still be amazing! I’m having a hard time choosing, but I think I’m going to go with the Russian doll costume myself! But who knows! They’re all so good!Mushroom and garden gnome baby and mommy costume Chiquita and banana mommy and baby costumeStork and package mommy and baby costume

Check out all the looks and start planning your costume! I’d love to know which one is your favorite? 

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Life + This week / Sunday, 20 Jul 2014

This week

If you follow along on Instagram you will have already heard my little story. We had a camping themed shoot this week. Last minute, we needed to find a new location so Kev graciously left everything he was doing to take me to a new spot he had in mind up in the Uinta National Forest. It was perfect–secluded, gorgeous, undisturbed. And not too easy to get to. So I decided to stay put until the rest of the clan came a few hours later. I thought I would have a moment and get some work done as I enjoyed the great outdoors. Well, between orchestrating the exact location with the others, and major cell phone battery struggles, some people made it there and others did not. Ooops! Tack onto that I had forgotten to eat that day and the only thing I could find in my car was some Fun Dip that I had won at the arcade last weekend and I came home sick as a dog. Oh yeah, life is glamorous. This picture above is with Hillary and Melissa, the cutest sisters you ever did see. Talk to them if you ever need a pick-me-up.

This week on Lars:
Strawberry rose sorbet for National Ice Cream Month
This Girl lives in denim and tan
Make a floral crown
Here are some rad pom pom projects
I announced that I’ll be teaching the DIY Blogger Handbook, a new class on Atly
One of my very favorite photoshoots to date for the July playlist. All travel themed

Lars elsewhere:
Summer Treats at your wedding on Brooklyn Bride
A collaboration with Dwell and some beautiful loft spaces on Interior Collective
7 inspiring vanities on Interior Collective

Links of note:
I know as a reader it’s not always fun to read about the business side of blogging, but it’s a topic that bloggers address frequently. What do you think about working for free? 
The raddest treehouse you ever did see
and here are more rad treehouses
Jordan nailed my planter wishlist
Guys, I laughed out loud at this