Evolution of Lars
(and a book winner!)

I have a super fun project to share with you guys today as we head out to Quilt Market, but first, I need to announce the winner of the Sewing MODKID Style book copy. Thank you all for your lovely comments and for following along with the tour. Random.org chose comment #15, which is.... drum roll please...

VickiT 4:14 PM, who said:
I cannot wait to see Heaven & Helsinki Patty. Of course, I'm still in LOVE with Lush. I am still hoping to buy some of that gorgeousness this month.

Anyway the first thing I would love to try making from your book when I get my copy (hopefully one I will win) would be the Yoga Pants and also the Bloom dress. I might even attempt making a shortened version of the Bloom dress as a shirt to go with the Yoga Pants.

Congrats, Vicki!!! Please email your address to info@modkidboutique.com and Wiley will send you a copy of my book right away!

So, who is this Lars character, you ask? Well, he's nothing less than our Heaven & Helsinki booth mascot! We are so in love with him... we've even joked about buying a crate for him to travel down to Kansas City and putting a leash on him, water bowl, treats, etc.

He started out when I spotted him at our local Neighborhood Thrift while Jon, Emalee and I were shopping for Mid-Century Modern furniture for our booth.


He was made of resin or something, not quite sure, but we all knew he'd be perfect (with a few minor alterations)!

We spray-painted his antlers, hooves and nose.


Then we spray-painted it again and again and again until he had full coverage (boy, that hot pink color is hard to cover!)


Next, the girls took our hundreds of Heaven & Helsinki scraps and Mod Podged him. Oh, the fun they had! I did learn a valuable lesson that day: always put my hair up in a bun when working with Mod Podge! My hair is so long now that even with a ponytail on, I couldn't keep it from dipping into the glue pan and splattering everywhere.... niiiice!




Anyway, after he was completely covered in scraps, we let him dry overnight. The following day, I blinged his eyes... each eye has about 25 rhinestones! Yes, Lars is quite in touch with his feminine side, wouldn't you say?

A couple coats of Polyurethane Spray to make him nice and shiny, and VOILA!


If you'll be at Quilt Market this week, come meet Lars at our booth (Booth #3024-26) and take away one of our catalogs ... you can't miss it!



  1. Thank you so much Patty. I'm super excited to get your book. I really wanted one and winning one ensures that I will for sure.

    It looks like those girls all had fun creating Lars. I'm sure you'll get lots of comments about him. He turned out great even if there was some problems with that pink. I'm very much hoping to get some of the Heaven and Helsinki fabrics. Those purples and greens are great colors as are the rest of them of course too.

    Thank you so much. Have a great time at Market.

    1. Congrats again, Vicki!! And thanks for your compliments on Lars... we all had fun making him who he is today! :)

  2. Wow, Lars is amazing. All I can say is, this is why I follow patterns and you are so succesful at creating them. Everything you do turns out great.

    1. That's so sweet of you, Rachel. Thanks so much for brightening my day!!

  3. All I know is that your patterns are so well explained and thought out that they make me look like I know what I'm doing with a sewing machine! Lars looks like he fits right in with all the color and personality. Love the new patterns, can't wait to get my hands on them! Congratulations Patty, I don't know how you do it.

  4. All I can say is Wow!

  5. I cannot explain how much I LOVED reading about the evolution of Lars!!!! Such a handsome lil devil.


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