Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Friday!

Today, I was at Barnes and Nobles to get some books for the weekend. I could not stop myself from going to the magazine section, and I am glad I did. If you have been to Barnes and Nobles, then you know what I mean. Their magazine section is huge, and you'll find some amazing magazines adorned with mouth-watering covers. Apart from finding what I was looking for, I found two Halloween special edition magazines which had so many things that I want to share with you.

I am going to post about one magazine today, Halloween Celebrations , and about the other later (promise, soon). The above spread shows some of the work of Lisa Berberette, who is also known as The Pumpkin Lady. If you are a big fan of Halloween(who isn't?), the chances are you already know her. Yes, she is the same Lisa who appeared on Oprah Winfrey' show. In this issue, she shares some of her pumpkin carving patterns with directions and talks about helpful tools required for the task. She has a lot of free patterns on her website which you are welcome to use. I have put a button in the side bar for free Halloween patterns which also directs you to her website. So if you lose this post, no worries, you can always click on the button to get to her website for a pattern.

Moving on, this was the first page I saw on opening the magazine and I knew I had to show you this. I simply love the tree, the owl and the little mouse which seems to have strayed off in a dangerous territory. You can find the how-to instructions for the decoration in the magazine and create one by yourself.

This is the center spread which made me so happy. The mantle looks absolutely stunning with so many different type of owls, pumpkins and dried branches. Click the picture to see it closely.
If you are a knitter, then this issue is certainly for you. It's full of knitting ideas including the directions and templates on Pom-Pom Owl (shown in the right image above), Pom-Pom Pumpkins and Knitted Owl (shown in the left image below).
If you like to work with paper, then you can make these beautiful, spectacular lanterns with easy to follow instructions in the magazine.

And finally, a treat for all of you who love to bake. Yes, there are Owl Cookies recipe for the holidays!

Rush to Barnes and Nobles in your area or download the entire issue now from their website for only $4.99.


LADY LEE said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment :)

I wanted to drop by and recommend a book I read last spring called, "Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl" by Stacey O'Brian. I picked it up on a whim at the library and it's a beautiful non-fiction story that you also learn a lot about owls from. Quite enjoyable!! If you end up reading it let me know what you think!

Unknown said...

Hi!!! thankk you so much for visiting my site... wow, you have the cutest blog I have seen in a while, I am definitely following!!! have a lovely weekend :)

Jen Doyle Designs said...

what a brilliant blog! and thanks so much for your lovely comments on my butterflies :-)

My Owl Barn said...

lady lee, thanks for the the book recommendation.I have heard a lot about it. I'll most definitely get back to you.

Nuit and Doyle Jewellery Design, thank you guys :)