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Each name on this list is a person that excites my creativity, and by intentionally including black voices into your library, you support the beauty of black lives. The Quilts of Gee’s Bend - showcases handmade quilts made by African-American women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Women in this area have been making quilts together from the 19th century until present...
What can we do to support? As I mentioned in the post, "Racism exists because we let it exist and racism won’t end until we we all decide it’s a problem and do something about it." In that spirit, I provided a number of resources on our stories (saved in highlights) that I've been using to educate myself further and...
DIY Paper Begonia Maculata We at Lars love paper flowers and other plants. This particular paper plant is seriously so easy. Our Polka Dot Plant (Begonia Maculata) is just the plant to liven up your space! Polka dots are just wonderful, and seeing them in a PLANT is something that really tickles my fancy. Even if you don’t have a green...
How to start knitting, crocheting, or weaving Textile arts and crafts are having their moment in the sun, and if you want to join in the fabric-fun, grab some knitting needles or a crochet hook and get to work! These beautiful hand-dyed yarn skeins are from one of our favorite artisans. During quarantine, one of our team members, Emma, picked...
  My 31 Favorite Children's Books for Toddlers King Bidgood's In the Bathtub by Audrey and Don Wood. This one was gifted to us as a baby shower gift but it might be my favorite children's book. Or one of my top 3. I LOVE reading it to Jasper. There are so many fun characters to play and it's such...
Perhaps our favorite thing about this project is it is just as fun for kids or adults! The short material list and simple shapes make it a very kid-friendly craft. However, this is just a starting point for any design you want to try! Try out more intricate design at any skill level. How to stamp with a potato Supplies: Potatoes ...
Rainbow art print from artist Samantha Hahn
/**/ Interview with Samantha Hahn What do you consider yourself? Illustrator, author, art director and the founder of Maison Rainbow. How did you get started in your field doing what you do? I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a child. I went on to study art in college and then carved out my own path professionally as an illustrator and author. After...
how to decorate like wes anderson
Design tips from Wes Anderson's films I’ve decided to break down some major visual themes in Wes Anderson’s films because, well, they’re fun to notice, and they showcase how design choices can heighten an emotion or thought. Whether or not you vibe with Wes' style, our tips below taken from his work apply to any sort of style you want...
garden apron pattern waist-only apron printable pattern
The apron has large pockets which make it perfect for gardening, cooking, and crafting. Lately I’ve been wearing the same dress day after day because it has one great pocket in the front that is the perfect size for scissors and trowels, but this dress needs a break!  A waist-only apron is the kind of thing I imagine women in...
DIY paper poppy pin for memorial day
How to celebrate Memorial Day What are some of your Memorial Day traditions? Here at Lars, our holiday plans usually include hot dogs. After that, maybe a dip in the pool, and lots of time with family! However, this Memorial Day might look a little different than what we’re used to. (Much like everything else these past few months.) So,...
More than knowing how to throw a party, they know how to show love and respect for one another and people around the world. Aside from all of the drama, Harry and Meghan have been busy running their non-profit organization, Archewell. I did a little digging and learned that they chose this name because the Greek word “arche” means...
Did you catch the #toddlertemptation I did with Jasper this weekend on Instastories? (You can see it saved in highlights) I set out a plate for his dinner and left the room for a bit (2 minutes max?) and asked him not to eat anything until I got back. Of course, I recorded the whole thing. Well, that little...