Friday, June 17, 2011

Crafty town

There is something special about Hot Springs... maybe some thing's in the water that makes everyone so crafty but we sure have a lot of talented people in this town - many of whom feature their wares here at Larkmartin & Co.

I work in shop once a week, typically, and every time I come in, there is something new and I'm always amazed at the creativity that flourishes in our small arts community. I'm also impressed by the support the community shows its artists and small businesses. Larkmartin & Co. support local artists and, in turn, the community supports the shop. It's a feel-good cycle - one that I hope continues in our town.

Since working here, I've gotten to indulge my own crafty side - Briana usually has some fun project for me to do, whether it's making candles, lip balm or sugar scrubs. Today, I'm making Silly Bandz soap for the kiddos. See you soon. Leslie

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Father's Day Printable

Hey there! I hope you are well! I'm so excited about a little father's day idea! (Adam, stop reading this...) Here is a free download for you to print out and embellish for your special father! The idea is to have your children's handprints become the "leaves" of the tree. Leaves of green, yellow and aqua would complement it nicely. It is sized for a 12x16 and you could upload and print them out for $2.96 at Sam's Club or from your home computer. Frames are 50% at Hobby Lobby this week, as well. I hope you can use it and make your very own special gift for your special fathers in your life! Have a great weekend! Briana

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Get crafty with Lucy!

Love Lucy Bright Designs? Interested in making your own jewelry? Then you will want to check out the classes Lucy is now teaching at Michaels Arts & Crafts, 1438 Hidgon Ferry Rd.

Lucy is a local jewelry and a featured artist at Larkmartin & Co., where her sterling silver earrings and bottle cap magnets are available for purchase. (Be sure to stop by and check out her recently made patriotic magnets - just in time for the 4th of July!)

Techniques covered in her classes include bead stringing, wire wrapping, knotting and crimping. During the two-hour hands-on classes, students make something to take home. Classes are $25 each and are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday and from 4-6 p.m. every other Saturday. Stop by Michaels to register or call 501-318-9732 for more information.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Father's Day Gift Ideas...Part One

Happy June! Summer has finally appeared and that means Father's Day is right around the corner. I'm so excited to share with you our new shaving mugs and shaving soap! I finally made our famous shaving soap in round molds and paired them with locally made shaving mugs by Joey Ruhsam. Add a shaving brush and you've got an instant awesome gift! I only have 5 available, so if you want one, you'll need to act fast!