Friday, April 16, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's time to leave. Packing was hell, I sympathize with everybody who has to go through this ordeal. Now, my husband and I are ready for a break and have decided to take a vacation on our way back to the States. We'll be traveling to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. I wanted to share this news with you all, and if you know of any cool cafes, shops, restaurants or anything else, I'd love to you.

Before the fun starts, there is a airplane trip. I dread plane journeys. Not because of the height, but because of the uncomfort and long durations spent at one place. I most definitely be carrying a few of things which will keep me comfortable and entertained. on my must-haves list these three things take come at the top - comfy shoes (flips-flops are easy at the security checks), a duffel bag (it holds a ton) and a good book. What are your must haves when you are traveling?

Have a great weekend! I'll see you on Monday and keep you posted on my trip for sure.

{Featured Artist: Becky Peabody}

Dots and Spots is a design studio of Becky Peabody based out of Somerset. Becky creates vibrant, fresh and contemporary pieces of collage art work using torn and ripped paper. These collages are then professionally printed and converted into variety of paper goods including cards, gift tags, prints and place settings. Her recent addition to the store are the above shown owl posters. There are three designs to choose from - One, two twit twoo, The 'Owl'phabet and The Owl Family Tree. These are adorable, perfect for a nursery!

While reading her blog, I got a chance to get a peek inside her studio. She is not only creativity but very organized. Those huge drawers seem like a great way to store paper, and those patterned and dotted boxes look very chic. I also like that her desk is facing a window, my desk is in front of a huge window which keeps me connected with the outside world even when I am working. All in all, her studio looks like a place where I could spend my entire day crafting fun things. What's your ideal work space? A space without a window to keep distractions at bay or a space with inspirational view outside a window?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

~Hibou Art~

Hibou Art is a website which is entirely dedicated to owl cards and illustrations. You'll find A to Z fun and clever owls in their store. Look for yourself here.

{image from here}

Owl & Pussycat Biscuits

I recently discovered these Owl and Pussycat biscuits here and remember making a strange squeal. I wasn't sure if they were still available online for purchase but I did find them here!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Diamonds, Gold & Silver

{bronze ring, silver owl bracelet, rose ring, cuff bracelet, necklace and earrings, rhinestone ring, loop necklace, turquoise eye earrings, sapphire and diamond brooch}

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

{I'd Rather Be Thrifting}

Great finds by Katie on a week long thrifting! I say it was totally worth it. That owl couple is adorable and I want that green vintage suitcase.

Catherine Reece: Ceramics

Catherine of Village Clayworks makes functional pottery with whimsical designs, which incorporates insects and birds.There are many pieces in her store, but my favorite is that pedestal which I think I'll buy just because it's so lovely!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fabric Wall Decals by Mae

I'm head over heels in love with these wall decals by an Australian designer Mae, that will make any wall in your room or any surface (even your lappy) look gorgeous. These fabric decals can be removed, washed and reused! There are also dress up dolls, cups, vintage cars available in her store.