Life / Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Featured illustrator: Helen Dealtry

This month we’re featuring artist and textile designer Helen Dealtry, who created our Lars Book Club poster and bookmark for The Secret Garden. With a focus on florals, Helen is one of my absolute favorite artists. Her works is unlike anyone else’s! And she’s done work for some of the best out there. She’s originally from the UK and got her BA in Textile and Fashion design from Winchester School of Art before heading to NYC for a job in a leading textile design studio. She teaches a limited number of floral painting classes (be on the lookout–they sell out fast!) and applies her work on scarves.

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Design + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

One room Challenge Week 4: The details

We are four weeks into our One Room Challenge and the sprint to the finish line has begun.  With a tight timeline, sequencing and scheduling are significant factors, and this week we tackled four large components:

We’re going into a LOT of detail here and it’s all to help you know what to avoid and what to do in your own renovations. Let’s go!

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downloads + Life + printable + Projects / Monday, 22 Apr 2019

April Book Club poster and bookmark

Hello, readers! Have you enjoyed The Secret Garden? It’s the perfect book for this spring season, and whether it’s your first or fifth time reading it, the story is enchanting. We’ve got some discussion questions for you below—there’s so much good stuff to talk about in this book, you guys! We’d love to hear your thoughts! Share them with us on Instagram @larsbookclub .

This month’s poster and bookmark is by featured illustrator, Helen Dealtry, one of my absolute favorites. Her depiction of flowers is other worldly, just like the book, which is why we thought she was the perfect person for the job! We’ll be featuring her later in the month with an exclusive interview, but for now, download her poster and bookmark below and read some follow-up questions to the book!

 

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Projects / Friday, 19 Apr 2019

DIY Pom Pom Easter Egg Tree

As you know, we love an Easter tree (see here and here) and it’s becoming a tradition to try a new one every year. This year we are on a major pom pom kick (see our rainbow pom here! We’ve been experimenting a bunch and of course that certainly meant that we had to try our hand at an Easter egg! Yes, Easter is in two days, but this is one of those projects where you can sit with the tv on and go to town or even prep for next year. We’re doing a Facebook Live TODAY at noon MST to show you how to make them so tune in!

See the full tutorials for a solid, polka dot, and stripe egg pom pom after the jump!

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Projects + Style / Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

3 DIY Derby Hats with Fiskars

It was this time six years ago that I got my 15 minutes (actually, it was only like 3 minutes, I’m still waiting on the remainder) of fame. I had submitted a paper flower hat design to The Today Show for a Kentucky Derby hat contest. I, along with two other finalists, were brought on to the show to show off our hats and what do you know, June Ambrose and Al Roker named me the winner. Ha! It was all very hilarious. You can see the full video here for proof.

As you saw in the video, I won a HUGE trophy (where to put that in your house? Please advise???) and I’ve been staring at it for 6 years. Derby hats are clearly ALWAYS on my brain. When Fiskars asked us to use their new DIY heavy duty scissors as well as their classic orange-handled scissors, I knew exactly what to do with them. In fact, we made three versions so you have some options. And they’re all made from materials that you probably already have in your house.

Let’s get cracking!

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