Posts Categorized: Review

Life + Review / Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014

Lars in 2013 by color

In my mind, 2013 went like this: moved to America, made some stuff, met new people. Done. When I went back through the archives of the blog, I was shocked at how much “stuff” I had done. And how many great people I met, and the places I got to go. Tip: if you have a bad memory, keep a blog! Or scrapbook! Or take pictures. It’s so helpful for this aging noggin. I took a tip from the fine ladies at Sister Mag and decided to do a recap of the year according to color. Why? Same reason we now categorize our bookshelves in the same why-no order, just color. 

 Featured in Uppercase Magazine  |  Oversized Easter Egg  |  American flag picnic blanket  |  Something Blue wedding  |  Make a camera strap from a scarf  (one of my most pinned images!)  |  Taught at Anthropologie  |  Back to School stickers  |  Being a ballerina  |  France  |  Gift toppers  |  Father’s day wrapping idea  |  Halloween care package idea  |  Bonnie  |  Spotlight on QP Collections  |  Paper cut Boutonniere  |  Candy Bomber  |  Behind the scenes at the ballet  |  Head scarf

Make an envelope pillow  |  succulents and pumpkins  |  Maypole  |  Nutcracker  |  How to make polka dot wrapping paper  |  Maypole  |  Sewing kit printable  |  Oversized snowflake backdrop  |  My 2013 calendar  |  paper cut out card for the bridal couple  |  Fall decor idea  |  glitter heart packaging

Tomorrow I’ll be going over some New Year’s Resolutions. Yawn, you might say, but don’t worry, there’s something in it for you. Muhahaha.

DIY + Life + Projects + Review / Thursday, 10 Jan 2013

Top 3 of 2012

I’ve been going through my pictures of the last year to make a synopsis in the next few days and I’ve noted two things: 1) If you didn’t know me in person it appears that I only make pretty things and go on trips (I wish!) 2) I’m getting better at what I do. And I don’t mean that in a “I’m the best in the whole wide world” way, but sometimes I’d cringe at what I was putting out there into the universe with my work because things didn’t work out as perfectly as I had imagined, but looking back though some were inevitably lame, I’m overall pleased with my oeuvre. I can see how I’m more mindful of a successful DIY from concept to styling to photography. Mind you, I worked super hard last year in coming up with my DIY concepts and execution so I guess it was a natural product of time and hard work. I got to work with some really stellar photographers (who I miss dearly!) and I got to make projects for some really great magazines and websites.

Based on page analytics, these three projects were the most visited on The House That Lars Built. I’m always so surprised at what is more successful over another project. What were some of your favorites? Would you have guessed these ones?

1. Friendship bracelet chevron rug won be almost double
2. Heart attack package beat #3 by almost double again
3. Kissing bridal clothespin