Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for being part of My Owl Barn and your invaluable support. I wish you all a great time with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Freebies

Just this morning, I stumbled across these free Thanksgiving Owl printables made by Noelle and Kerry. These circles can be used as cupcake toppers, napkin rings or gift tags. Click here to download the PDF file.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Owl Themed Thanksgiving

Amy and Brianna from The Savvy Moms Guide did any amazing job with their play date to give thanks. The inspiration for their play date theme "Whoot of Thanks"came from the beautiful season of fall, Thanksgiving and owl. I love the color palette of oranges, browns, reds, and greens used in the party which blends flawlessly with the natural landscape. How cute are those pine cone owls! For snacks the kids enjoyed owl smores and owl cookie pops. I hope you still find time to use some of these great ideas for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!

Printable Thanksgiving Cards And Tags

Enjoy these lovely thanksgiving cards by Smitten Blog Designs that can be used as note cards, place cards or any other way you fancy. There are also co-ordinating tags for you to download for free! Go here to download.

Karolin Schnoor: Make An Owl

I have always been a fan of Karolin Schnoor's stunning work, so when I saw these recently released illustrated greeting cards I jumped out of my chair and did a happy dance. I love the colors, the style and illustrations on each of these cards which you can simply cut and make a featured animal on the card. It works as a card and an adorable piece of art. Available here.

Smile Lifestyle

Smile Lifestyle is a team of two sisters Elmarie and Edmarie who design and create goods that spread smiles. Their new collection of letterpress note cards are printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and are left blank inside to write a holiday note to your loved ones. I love the festive colors of the cards and text printed on the card like - "nutty or nice", "thank you beary much", "hoppiness" and "owlways."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parliament Of Owls: Cake

Gorgeous cake by Jenny made with matcha green tea, almonds, cream cheese and white chocolate frosting. Is your mouth watering yet? I am amazed at the impeccable detailing on those little guys seating on the cake.

Feltmeup Designs

Melanie Ann Green of Feltmeup Designs is a textile designer and a felt maker based in Scarborough, UK. Melaine  started out as an embroiderer and soon found her passion in felt making in the course of taking some classes and teaching a few sessions in colleges. Artist shares: "I can’t stop felting and need some where to keep all my creations or send them on to other felt loving individuals." She loves making felt birds and currently enjoy making owls because they are "fatter and take longer to make then the regular tweets." Her work has been recently featured in Sew Hip UK magazine. Now who can resist owls in santa hat?

The Desktop Wallpaper Project

The Desktop Wallpaper Project is an ongoing project started by Bobby Solomon in 2007 with contribution from his favorite artist  who created and contribute wallpapers for the project. Many talented artists and designers are part of this project and their submissions of desktop wallpaper is added every Wednesday morning on The Fox Is Black. I hand picked some wallpapers to share with you here. I love the top two with owls, and how lovely is that "Dear Computer, See you after the Holidays" which we all will be needing very soon. For now explore more fun wallpapers and download them for free.{from top: JolbyAndy MillerHumanhandHendra Permana}

Monday, November 22, 2010

Printable Owl Mask

I discovered this beautiful owl mask by A Fanciful Twist and had to share it with you here. It's perfect for a costume party or for any other occasion that requires you to disguise behind a mask. The mask can be downloaded for free here.

Vintage Scarf For $6!

I stumbled across this gorgeous 60s silk scarf which is for available for purchase at Little Veggie Vintage for just $6! Now, isn't that just a steal! It's can used as a scarf or for wrapping a present for the hostess.

Where The Night Train Goes

Where the Night Train Goes is a children's picture book with wonderful illustrations by Greg Pizzoli. The story in this book is narrated by an owl named Fego. Fego is not sure where he saw the train but he still tries to explain that it might be under the toast? Across the mountains? The entire book is silk screened, hand bound and limited to only 100 copies. Available at Doctor Pizzoli.