Friday, January 14, 2011

"Valentiny" By Mibo

Mibo's adorable Valentiny kit that consists of a little owl's pdf template, a miniature envelope with choices of three cards and a box. A perfect last minute creative idea that'll make your Valentine's heart melt!

Have a great weekend and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Mon Petit Fantome

Mr.-Tuffy Misses You
Miss Charlotte Plots Her Revenge
The other day I came across these wonderful papercut and illustrations by Chad Merritt. I am particularly loving his recent papercut print series of animal silhouettes. Like his beautiful artwork you can't miss to notice the creative titles given to his artwork - "Miss Charlotte Plots Her Revenge" and  "Mr. Tuffy Misses You". Visit his online store Mon Petit Fantome to view his entire range of products.

Valentine's Day Cards

Download these adorable Valentine's day card for free! Each sheet has four cute designs - whale, cat, bear and owl, saying adorable things like  "Owl be your Valentine if you'll be mine".

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Asher Jasper

Vicky Hanrahan of Asher Jasper makes the most charming needle felted toys I have seen in a long time. Her shop is full of natural critter balls and hand crafted little people that are sure to put smile on everyone's face. These vintage inspired owls are made with non toxic wool which makes them perfect for kids and adults alike!

DIY: Owl Key Chain And Holder

An awesome tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun owl key chain which doubles as a key holder, preventing the keys from scratching your bag's lining or surface of your dresser. When not in use tuck away the key chain inside the owl's belly and use the the loop for hanging it from a key hook so you can locate it easily on your way out. For a small list of materials, instructions and pattern go to Craft Passion.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Giveaway: Jo Cheung Illustration

I have loved Jo Cheung's work ever since I discovered her work on Etsy. I have featured her illustrations earlier on the blog, so when she offered two of her beautiful prints for giveaway to My Owl Barn readers, I couldn't say "yes!" fast enough.

Just in time for Valentine, the first print is perfect for your sweetheart. The second one is my personal favorite; titled "Kingdom", it features owl wearing a crown made of natural gems.

This giveaway will have two winners, and each lucky winner will win one of the two prints.

1. To enter, you must be a follower of My Owl Barn (click here to follow My Owl Barn)
2. Like My Owl Barn on Facebook 
3. And, share this giveaway on Facebook

Make sure you leave a comment here letting me know that you are a follower and have liked and shared.

Winners will be announced sometime on January 20th!

Our winners are Ohlittlebirdie and moltopiccolo!

Printable Valentines Day Gift Tags

This morning on Toad's Treasures I found these Valentine gift tags set which can be a life saver for those who are not very fond of pink (hard to believe?). These free tags are perfect to attach to your co-worker's and friend's gift. They are available in three different sizes, ideal to make a card, use it as a gift tag on a bag of goodies or print them as stickers! Download them here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ann Wood: The Gentleman Sailor

Let's give a warm welcome to Ann Wood's Gentleman Sailor of paper mache ships. He is made from vintage and antique feed sacks. She makes the most amazing owls (remember, Chillingworth?), and most of them have paper mache feet, glass button eyes for very owley eyes and are stuffed with organic wool. If you'd like more information on the process, please visit her website.

Evie Lala

Sarah Miles is the owner and designer behind all the adorable products at Evie Lala, an Australian brand. There is an owl on the cover and a small illustration on each of the 35 sheets inside. The notepad is only $5! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Hidden Animal Teacups

Ange-line Tetrault's Hidden Animal Teacups are adorable and full of surprises! As you drink your tea a little ceramic foxbear or owl will appear in your cup.

Thanks, Michelle.

Kat Heyes: Owl Series

pink eye
yellow belly
owl face
I recently discovered these cute and elegant owl illustrations in Kat Heyes's portfolio on Flickr and instantly loved them!

Adrienne Vita: Arcane Arts

New blank note cards by Adrienne Vita of Arcane Arts. Each of the card features a print of her original illustrations. The collection includes wide range of designs including - "Snow Owl","Gems", "Birds" and "Snow Trees". There is one titled "Rarely Out of the House" (not shown), I know just the person to send it to. Visit her store for more fun cards and prints.