Friday, October 2, 2009

Owl Cookies

I hope you all are having a relaxing day. I thought I add a little more sweetness to your day with these cookies. If you were thinking of baking something for your family this weekend then try these cookies. Aren't these tooth-aching sweet? Visit Sweetopia for the cookie decorating tips and many more recipes by Marian.

Owls You Have Never Seen Before

Super cute owl collection by Rabbitsmoon. These are available in both small and large sizes. I fell in love with these owls not only because of their unique shape, but also because of the fabrics. The artist uses a combination of vintage, Japanese and new fabrics in construction of these owls. Did you notice the chubby owls? Adorable!

Images: Rabbitsmoon

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Countdown to Halloween

I was browsing Pottery Barn Kids to find a gift for my niece. It's her birthday next week. I got distracted by their Halloween advertisement and decided to check out Halloween Decor. I saw this cute Halloween Countdown Calendar, and I thought it would be perfect to post about it today! It can be personalized too. You can buy it for $59. I have read some reviews about it and it seems these are equally big among parents and kids.

O is for Owl

Lindsay is an illustrator whose work focuses on helping children learn about animals and ABCs in a fun way, with the help of her Zooples. She has about 40 Zooples in her shop. They are all so adorable, but my favorite is the owl. You all already knew that. Right?

There are owl coasters, owl art prints and note cards available at Zooples and Company.

Not An Ordinary Owl Stamp Kit

This is not an ordinary stamp kit. It's called Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon. With this kit you can accomplish so many styles. Use only branches and leaves to make an autumn tree, or use owl, moon and a branch for a greeting card. The set includes an owl, tree branch, full moon, old tree, blowing leaves & tiny bats (Halloween everyone!). I really like this kit because of the variety it offers. What would you make with it?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some Missed Opportunities

I just saw these beautiful figurines and other owl stuff at Three Potato Four, but unfortunately most of these are sold. I still wanted to share these cute owls with you as I think they make good eye candy. Right?

Owl Shower Curtain and More

Allure Home Creations Hoot Shower Curtain for $24.99 at Amazon.

Owls Sky Shower Curtain by Rosenberry Rooms for $66 available at Amazon.

Allure Home Creations Hoot Bath Rug for $24.99 at Amazon.

Allure Home Creations Hoot Resin Shower Hook for $12.99 available at Amazon.

Allure Home Creations Hoot Toothbrush Holder for $14.99 available at Amazon.

Allure Home Creations Hoot Wastebasket for $19.99 available at Amazon.

I've received emails from many of you, asking if I found any more owl shower curtains. Today, I have found not one but two shower curtains with owl prints. Not only that, there are other bathroom coordinates to go with the curtain - owl bathroom mat, owl shower hooks, owl toothbrush holder and owl waste basket. These are all on sale. So, all of those who having been looking for an owl shower curtain - grab it now before they are all gone!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Best of Paper Art: Helene Musselwhite

These intricate paper sculptures are work of Helen Musselwhite, who is based out of UK. Interested in knowing how she does it? See her interview here.

"By the use of bold colour, strong graphic line and familiar images I create highly individual and visually appealing pieces of art that make an instant impact. My work has a distinctive hand crafted quality that pays respect to all forms of mid century design, folk and ethnic art, as well as current and future trends.

Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and textured surfaces. They are then used to build scenes in box frames which are often complex and consist of many layers. This process means that each item of work is truly individual with no two pieces the same.Influenced by the natural world each piece is manipulated to become an intriguing place, a glimpse into another world of fiction and fairytale."

I can look at her work all day long. It's like taking a walk in the woods.

Do-it-yourself: Crafts & Decorations

I love Do-it-yourself projects. Above are some of the DIY decorating projects for Halloween from Martha Stewart that you could try your hands at. I've also provided links for easy to follow instructions and download templates corresponding to each of the craft project. Have fun!

1. Halloween Hang-Ups click here
2. Bewitching Halloween Eggs click here
3. Clip-Art Candy Boxes click here
4. Papier-Mache Treat Balls click here
5. Stamped Halloween Treat Bags click here