Lately, I’ve been so inspired by traditional quilting patterns. Take a look at our Geometric Sticky Note mural and our Tumbling Block Bias Tape Weaving to see what I mean! Put in the right color palettes, the patterns seem so fresh and interesting! I’ve been itching to buy some new pieces to refresh my wardrobe, but have also felt the need to be a bit more economical when it comes to clothing. Second-hand shopping and thrifting are the perfect solutions! So combining these two motives, this Denim Jacket Quilted Applique was born! We put our own spin on a log-cabin pattern to create a mini quilt of sorts in a muted rainbow spectrum. Sewn to the back of a thrifted denim jacket with a simple zig-zag stitch, this is a project that even the most amateur seamstress can handle!
We can’t release a new book and not celebrate in true Lars fashion, now can we? It’s PARTY time! And party we will! The book comes out April 24th (available for pre-order here!) and we’ll be celebrating with a release party, workshop, and book signing at West Elm in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 26th.
We’ll be hosting a workshop of one of my favorite crafts in the book, the paper brooch inspired by Gucci, and setting up shop with an opulent “Brooch Bar.” Get your tickets from the link below to sign-up for the workshop from 6-7pm. Ticket prices include the workshop, a Craft the Rainbow book, food, and stellar swag. They are limited so you’ll want to jump on it ASAP!
BOOK SIGNING AND PARTY
What’s to follow the workshop? A party for everyone–no ticket needed! I’ll be signing books (available for purchase at a discount!), there will be amazing rainbow-inspired spread from the lovely ladies of Ramblin’ Rose Cafe, awesome swag from our fantastic partners, and partying from 7-9pm in full rainbow splendor. Please come dressed in your favorite color or rainbow attire, of course! We want to see the full rainbow in attendance!
We couldn’t be more excited to share this special time with you guys! It has been a long journey and we are so thrilled for the publishing of Craft the Rainbow and for all of you guys to enjoy it as much as we do! See you there!
Craft the Rainbow Workshop, Book signing party
West Elm, City Creek Center
Thursday, April 26th
6-7 Workshop (tickets required)
7-9 Book signing and party (tickets NOT required) Come dressed in your favorite color or rainbow attire!
Purchase your tickets for the workshop, book included here!
Purchase your tickets for the workshop, no book included here!
I thought reading books to a newborn would be a little premature, but I’ve been shocked at how much attention Baby J pays to each and every page I show him. He looks intently–maybe it’s because he really doesn’t have much choice in the matter. Ha! While I’ve been “reading” him these books, I’m astonished at cleverly written and illustrated they are. There’s a lot you can pack into one cardboard page! I’ve found quite a number of really beautiful, clever, and artful books for baby and I thought you might be interested in them too. There are some goodies here!
The round up includes books written by famous artists, illustrated by famous artists, or a focus on explaining about famous artist and art in general. Do you have any to add to the list? Please add in the comments!
We played around with sticky notes years ago (6 years ago to be exact!), but we revisited the medium in a new and more refined way. The idea of cheap, recyclable, yet impactful decor really resonates with us (remember our paper chain wall hanging!). I’m constantly wanting to change things up with my home decor, and this makes it easy! This DIY Sticky Note Mural was inspired by traditional quilt patterns. There are so many quilt pattern variations from classic to modern. A basic geometric pattern in a fun palette is the perfect use for sticky notes! Also, who knew that sticky notes come in the most beautiful colors? This project is a great way to fill an empty wall with plenty of color and pattern without spending a ton a money. In fact, this project will cost you less than $5!
Time to whip out Grandma’s quilts for a little inspiration!
Get the pattern for our DIY Sticky note Mural so you can make your own!
I’m absolutely head over heels for this month’s desktop artwork! The April 2018 Spring Wallpaper features the chicest “egg girl” you’ve ever seen walking her two pet bunnies! Honestly, if I could be that girl, I would. Spring is possibly my favorite season with the overwhelming presence of florals and signs of new growth. So let’s celebrate Easter all month long by pretending we’d all look as chic in the shape of an egg 😉