Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Friday + Cross Stitch

I shall wrap up for this week with these cross stitch patterns by Grace of andwabisabi. There are over 300 sweet patterns to choose from and the store is updated every other week with new additions. Take care and have a great weekend!

Courtney Brims

I am enchanted by these wonderful illustrations of Courtney Brims ."Her drawings are influenced by Victorian, ghost stories, old photographs, daydreams and nightmares. Working with pencils, Courtney creates dreamy worlds of lost girls and bewildering creatures, focusing on the beauty of nature and its dominance over time."Courtney's work has been featured in numerous magazines including Frankie and Yen. These shown pieces are available on her website in both small and large sizes.

Greenwich Letterpress: Midnight Owl

Greenwich Letterpress is a stationery store located on historic Christopher Street in the West Village of NYC and owned by two sisters - Amy Swanson and Beth Salvini. They print custom letterpress and design their own line of greeting cards, invitations and carry a unique selection of gifts. The Midnight Owl was featured in Financial Times and is available as a single or set of 6 in their store.

Gingham and Spots

Sarah Sweet is a UK based freelance designer. She is trained in screen printed textile design and now produces both traditional paintings and digital artworks aimed at surface pattern and the gift ware industry. She recently designed these little adorable owls in gingham and spots, for more visit her blog.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ink + Wit

A small sample from Ink + Wit's recently launched fun and sweet products in their store. Animal Friends Bunting, Rainy Day Mobile, Tea Towel, Arctic Friends Stamp Set all feature owls in different settings and would make great gifts. Find more details on each of the products on their blog or purchase at their store.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

{Jamie Fales}

When I saw these adorable illustrations by Jamie Fales, I just had to go "aww". The owl in the second image is killing me with its eyes. I want it!! See her gallery or stop by her shop to purchase prints. She is currently exhibiting at Genuine Artikle Gallery, New York, till July 5th. More information visit her site.

Spoonflower: Fabric Patterns

Spoonflower is a wonderful site for people who want to design their own fabric. I'd say, it's a blessing for those who need something specific and special but can't find it anywhere. For those of us who can't design or need something immediately, there are patterns available from other designers for quick purchase. Just choose your fabric and the quantity, and it's done!


Olly, the owner of Wollies, loves to create each piece of jewelry by hand. Her every piece is baked carefully and covered with a layer of shiny resin to add the final touch. You can instantly see the wonderful choices of colors and detail in her work. Her owl necklace comes in two lovely colors and with a chain. Oh, did I mention Olly loves owls, very much. She says "I love mountains and forests and all of their inhabitants... especially owls!"

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I heart this tote by Marmalade.


Minipunkt is team of two talented designers, Christina and Sebastian, who take pride in creating "things which make life more colorful". Their online store offers all kinds of fun and cute products like buttons, decorative tapes, stamps, notepads and more. They ship to 27 countries including the US. Their website is in German, and if you don't know German translate it in English using Google translate like I did and enjoy!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sarah Ogren

Sarah Ogren is a mixed media artist and loves to incorporate vintage and antique images in her collages. These framed collages are marvelous and whimsical. I love the combination of owl's head and Victorian men's and women's bodies. Artist says: "My work is a direct reflection of what I find interesting and what I think of the world. My work has a very child-like, humorous and surrealist quality to it."

Galia Bernstein

Lovely surface designs by Galia Bernstein of Dancing Kangaroo.

12,000 Beads

Peggy Dembicer is an incredible self-taught artist whose work blows me away. She creates these bead embroidery art work which takes several hours of patient weaving and strategic placement of beads by moving and turning each bead seed to create the perfect replica of the original source of her inspiration. This beaded art work was inspired by the 60s wise potato chips bag and took 12,412 seed beads and approximately 45 hours of design and weaving. Watch her working on Michale Jackson's portrait in the video below.