Friday, February 25, 2011

DIY: Owl Clay Pin Cushion

I shall leave you for the weekend with this cute owl pin cushion tutorial by Nette. This is a great and quick project to gift to a sewer or needlecraft junkie! For the complete instructions click here. Have a great weekend!

P.S.: Have you entered the "Oh, Hello Dear" giveaway yet? If you haven't then enter here now!

The Owl and The Pussycat Tea Towel

A lovely tea towel for "The Owl and the pussycat" fans designed by Gabrielle Reith, a Scottish artist. This three colored towel can also be constructed into a pretty cushion (with the owl on one side and the cat on the other), ideal for a nursery or a living room.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Owl Themed Birthday Party + Free Printable

Check out this wonderful owl-themed party hosted by Elena for her daughter Gemma's first birthday. Elena's chose this theme because Gemma's father loves owls and has been collecting owls around his house. Susanna designed the adorable owlet in beautiful muted colors and the forest inspired party decor that included - invite, owlets garland and cupcake toppers, masks to cut out, a big poster with 12 photos of Gemma, one for each month of her first year (behind the dessert table) and a welcome sign.

Elena, who is a professional confectioner, made almost all the yummy treats herself, even the rasberry heart cake. I love the hazelnut owl cupcakes and butter cookies served on slim wooden logs. Lovely!!

There are so many inspiring details and DIY project ideas featured here, I hope you will find one or more for your next party. To get you started, here's one by Susanna - Iron-on baby owl transfer that she created Gemma's romber for her present. For instructions and to download the pdf for free, click here.

P.S.: Just to remind you all, there is still time to enter the giveaway. Enter now!

Jane Tomlinson

Barn owl and wood mouse
Squirrel and oak
Hare and frog
Fox and perch
Jane Tomlinson is a self-taught watercolorist currently living in Oxfordshire. Her subject matter is inspired by the natural world, landscape and wildlife. She has a great passion for traveling and her travels around the world has been an important inspiration for her artwork. The shown are some of the paintings from her British Wildlife collection, to view more visit her website.

The Enchanted Owl Scarf

Kenojuak Ashevak's most popular print "The Enchanted Owl" is now available on a scarf. The limited edition scarf is hand silk screen printed on 100% silk fabric. At only $165 this functional piece of art is a steal! Available here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nina Jarema For Wild And Wolf

Nina Jarema's stunning new range 'Folklore' for Wild and Wolf is inspired by the villages and forests of the Ukraine. The product range includes enamel mug, plate, cake stand, tin storage container, tea towel and tea pot featuring beautiful owl silhouettes, among other woodland creatures, in decorative motifs and simple colors.

P.S.: Don't forget to enter the giveaway by lovely Oh, Hello Dear.

{Images via here and here}

Bøgebjerg Antique Pottery: Erik Bendtsen

Erik Bendtsen is the owner and designer behind all the gorgeous pottery in his lovely store - Bøgebjerg Antique Pottery on Kompagnistræde 25, st. TV. 1208 København, Denmark. Erik has been creating pottery for decades and his store is stocked with handmade pots, bowls, plates and owl pitchers. I searched and searched but unfortunately couldn't find any store selling his owl pitchers online. (If you know, do tell.)

To read more about Erik and his work go to Tina's blog. Thank you, Ruth for sending me the link :)

Triple Hoot: Three Owls Tee

I adore these three hand painted owls that make the white cotton tee unique, fun and perfect for hot summer days. Triple hoot! Available here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Anastassia Elias: Toilet Paper Art

Amazing miniature art constructed with toilet rolls by Anastassia Elias, a French illustrator. Each roll tells a beautiful tale with little scenes carved with tiny paper inside the toilet paper roll. The above shown images are of her stunning pieces called "Far North. Owl". Her paper cut pieces including the owl can be bought at Society6.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Giveaway: Oh, Hello Dear

Good Morning, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Now, what could be better than a giveaway to start off a new week. Right? Today's giveaway is by Carolyne Tillery from "Oh, Hello Dear" - an Etsy store with super cute and whimsical prints that are perfect to decorate a child's room or a nursery and make a great baby shower gift.

This giveaway will have two lucky winners, and each winner will win a $35 gift certificate. This giveaway is open to all international readers, so hurry and enter now!

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 February 28th!

Update: Our winners are Fadzillah Kamarudin and Dorothy. Congratulations!