Happy National Origami Day! We’ve been on a major origami kick lately if you couldn’t tell. Origami is such a fun way to take something flat and ordinary like paper and make it into something 3D and exceptional. It may seem intimidating because you have to be so exact, but I find that if you do it as a meditative exercise, it’s much better. Check out some of our past origami projects and give one a try yourself on this National Origami Day! Read on →
A few weeks ago we asked for your feedback and boy did you give it to us! Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. I know everyone loves a good survey ;). Actually, I quite like taking surveys. I always know all the answers. Ha! Self esteem booster!
I hadn’t given one in some time here on Lars so it was quite helpful to hear your thoughts about what’s going on here. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that a lot of you are long time readers, or at least a lot of you who participated in the survey are, so hello, long time friends! Thanks for sticking with me after all this time. You’ve been very patient with me as I learn what Lars is and isn’t. It’s gone through several metamorphoses. And to those who are new, get comfy. It’s nice to have you here.
In a lot of ways I feel totally guided to do what I do. Guided by something other than my own will, because if it was up to me and common sense I would have quit ages ago. It requires too much time, too much work and for a long time, NO way to support my livelihood. Luckily, I have a good support system behind me. That’s you, you guys. THANK YOU!
I, for one, haven’t yet grasped the concept of a new year as I feel like I’m still recuperating from 2015. BUT, I have done a good deal of reflecting on goals and such, which I’ll share in the next post. I want to kick off the new year with you, dear readers. Here are YOUR 10 favorite posts from the past year as indicated by page views. I have to agree, they’re some of my favorites too!
Christmas came early to Team Lars this year. Fiskars made all our dreams come true by asking for our wishlist and sending us every crafter’s dream: scissors, paper cutters, blades, punches galore! We are self-professed scissor-loving nerds, so we couldn’t be more thrilled with the addition of these items to our craft library. We love you Fiskars! Now, if only BMW was listening…:)
Tell me! How was your Thanksgiving weekend? I was home for the weekend getting to know my little new niece, Wynne. Oh man, that sweet little thing is nourishment for the soul.
The holidays are fully on my mind and I’m dreaming of a colorful, whimsical Christmas. Here are some of my favorite choices to decorate the home for the holidays. Wouldn’t a pink tree be so rad?! I like to mix it up with a healthy dose of color intermixed with some more neutral elements like white lights. It keeps it from looking too gaudy. Colorful bulbs on a colorful tree would be especially rad.