Here at Lars, we’re big fans of simple sewing projects. In other words, projects any rookie seamstress can tackle! This is largely in part because of the huge variety of amazing fabrics to choose from! However, unless you’re lucky enough to live in a city with great fabric shops (I’m looking at you New York and L.A Natives), it’s hard to find choices beyond the basics. So we have scavenged the web to find the best online fabric shops to satisfy all your textile needs! And of course, if you have some we should know about, please leave us a comment!
Check out the complete Lars Online Fabric Resource Guide!
When I was prepping for Baby’s arrival, I scoured the internet to find products that were both beautiful and well priced but I’ve been reluctant to share any type of “I’m a pro at being a mom and I know what to do and therefore you should too” posts because I’m only five months in and I only know what’s worked for me…so far. BUT! I consider it a new hobby, or rather obsession, to find the most delightful products for baby so today I’m sharing some of my favorite Lars Baby Essentials so that if you’re in the market for it, you’ll have a tried and true reference guide, all with Lars approved products.
As a disclaimer, I’m also a big believer in that you don’t need too much. I’m actually quite frugal when it comes to making purchases so I tend to either buy cheap or do without unless I find it totally beautiful and worth being in my life and if not the most beautiful, then just super helpful. That said, I’ve noticed that that there are some specific times when you should invest as it will totally make life easier and for the better and if not, more beautiful at least, because that is also important. As a note, I’m not including clothing or furniture for now (thought you can find his nursery reveal here!), just product. I’ll be following up with some clothing recommendations.
Ok! Don’t let all these disclaimers deter you, let’s get going! I’ll be updating this list as Baby continues to grow into different stages that require new products so do check back for more recommendations. Also, I’d love to hear your own recommendations. I’m always open to hearing about beautifully designed items. Read on →
Sunburst mirrors are definitely having a moment and I’m all about it. You’ve probably seen them popping up around the design world, I’ve got one in my kitchen! I happen to love rattan–furniture, accessories, you name it! There are lots of beautiful rattan mirrors out on the market right now, including lots of vintage beauties! They can cost a pretty penny though so we decided to make this DIY Rattan Sunburst mirror for only $25! And that will allow you to make 2-3 mirrors! It’s much easier than you’d think and the end result is so stunning, no one would ever guess you made it.
Who doesn’t love Paris? Better question: Who doesn’t love French Pastries? I’ve got a serious love affair with Pain au chocolat (chocolate Crossaints). Bastille Day or French Independence Day is July 14th. What better way to celebrate than with Printable Parisian Placemats featuring illustrations completed with delectable French pastries! Marie Antoinette gets a wig of Profiteroles, Napoleon Bonaparte has a croissant hat, and Notre Dame flaunts stain glass-French Macaron windows! These are perfect for a Paris-themed brunch, party, or get together and make setting the table a breeze and a cinch to clean up! Simply send them to your local printer, pair with a red gingham tablecloth and blue and white striped napkins, and but all the French pastries!
Sometimes an occasion just calls for a tea party. And who does tea parties better than the Royals? We were inspired by the lush florals that adorned Prince George’s Chapel on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day. Were you able to catch a glimpse? The arches were covered with white roses and plenty of foliage to create an almost ethereal look. We pared down the look so it would be appropriate for an elegant centerpiece. We used a mixture of tissue paper, crepe paper, and cardstock to get a really lovely mix of textures. Of course, we have to include our Royal Wedding mugs to complete the look!
Find out how to recreate the Royal Wedding Floral Tea Party!