You’re a good kid. Or maybe not, but you do love your mother. Why else would you have gotten that tattoo? Now make her something nice for Mother’s Day, and tell her we say hi. Here are some recipes we think your mom might like:
Moms have come to expect breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, and they should get it. Your mom has probably prepared at least 12,317 meals for you, approximately. If you are a grown-up and don’t live with your mom, and don’t want to break into her house early in the morning lest you get shot, then you might just have to plan the breakfast thing instead of surprising her with it. She’ll still appreciate it, I bet. Anyway, how about a momelette?! I am going to just give you some delicious ideas because I know you can figure out how to make an omelette.Continue reading...
Spring has sprung, friends! Whether you’re planning to learn a new craft this new season or looking to use all the craft supplies you hoarded over the long winter (guilty!!!), celebrate with this bounty of free projects…and a spring sale! Right now (until April 26), all of these featured books are on sale at 50% off their list price at BN.com.
We’re celebrating Spring with a big 50% Off Sale of hundreds of our books on BN.com!
Just in time for Mother’s Day (and with summer break on the horizon), you’ll find this Spring Sale abuzz with how-to guides, gorgeous gallery inspiration, and insights into the technical and inventive processes of wide-ranging creative categories. From jewelry to clay, crochet to paper art, pies to moonshine, and more, Lark celebrates creativity in its myriad forms, and our 50% Off Spring Sale on BN.com celebrates creative readers and makers everywhere!
Are you ready to try a new creative outlet?
Are you seeking the perfect gift for a special mom in your life?
Are you that special mom whose bookshelf needs a little love?
Making plans for a summer break filled with creative activities?
Planning ahead for the upcoming school year?
Now through Friday, April 26, say hello to spring with a bevy of books—visit the entire list of sale titles here:
*And remember, as with all BN.com orders of $25 or greater, readers get free shipping!
Today I would like to share with you some inexpensive DIY garden projects, some of which I have done, and some others that I aspire to do! I will share our highly functional—if a bit ugly—wooden pallet garden beds, a home made screen door, a soda bottle “cold frame,” outdoor Mod Podge ideas, a little inspiration for beautifying a low-budget-small-space garden, and a few free projects from our book Eco Craft by Susan Wasinger!Continue reading...
I’m going to come right out and tell you, I set out to do a gardening post today. Maybe some ideas for gardening in small spaces or instructions for building a wooden planter of some kind. After all, it’s getting to be about time to start our seedlings. But, for most of us, it isn’t quite time yet. And I just wasn’t feelin’ it yet. So, instead of forcing it, I’ve decided to collect a bunch of fertile, seedy beauty from around the Etsy-sphere to help us all get into the gardening mood. (Thanks for the brilliant idea, Beth!)
You know you’ve got a good thing going on when you’re asked to write a blog post about your favorite Lark books, and it takes you all of 10 seconds to come up with the list.
Here are my top five “staff picks” and why I love them dearly, as in, I can’t imagine my life without these books. Please excuse the personal element of all my stories, but isn’t that why anyone falls in love with a book? Because of some special little connection, quote, or start of something new…
This book introduced me to Lark. I wanted to design my own wedding ring and needed inspiration—1000 Rings offered more than I could have imagined. It sparked my creativity for a design and began my path to a job in the publishing world. I discovered that Lark was in Asheville, North Carolina, by reading the copyright page (dorky, I know). In fine print, it says that if the reader has any questions to contact Lark, and the address follows. In fact, yes, I do have a question: Will you please hire me?! I stalked several editors until they let me in the door, finally landed a scary group interview, and soon moved south with my fiancé in tow. It’s five years later and those editors are my beloved colleagues and friends—all because of a ring (or 1000 of them, I guess).
I love this book because it gave my co-workers and me a reason to get together and sew during lunch breaks one winter. We all decided on an apron to make, lugged our sewing machines to the office, and set up shop on the top floor of our building. During those lunches, we yapped about life, discussed office politics, and somehow ended up with several adorable creations. It was the perfect (and totally unexpected) example of that happy little place where team building meets therapy!
Our 50% Off Book Love Sale has ended:
We hope it spread a little book love into your creative endeavors!
It’s the season of Love! We’re celebrating this love-y time of year with a huge half-off sale on hundreds of Lark books, including many of our new Spring 2013 titles (yes, you can pre-order upcoming books at 50% off!).
Below are links to additional blog posts highlighting the titles and categories of our Book Love Sale, and here’s the direct link to the sale page on BN.com:
The sale runs until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, February 17th.
*Does your sweetheart need a little nudge in the gift-giving department? Help them be a Valentine’s superstar by pointing to the sale page and your creative book wish list.
*Do you need a jumpstart for spring creativity? Want to learn something new?
*Are you planning to bust through your bead, fabric, paper, yarn, or collage stash this year?
*Did you just realize that we publish books about making cookies, cake, and candy?
Let our one-week Book Love Sale spark your love of creativity: