Friday, March 11, 2011

Owl Birthday Party

Jenny of Jenny Cookies designed this fabulous owl party for her daughter who recently turned 5. The initial choice for the party was between Cinderella and owls, as her daughter loves them both, but at the end, owls won! For this party Jenny got the inspiration from Pottery Barn Kids bedding with green gingham, pink polka dots, brown polka dots, floral patterns and owls.

I love every detail of the party! The adorable owl cake pops and owl cupcakes on wooden cake stand on the round table is a great idea. The arrangement of the dessert table looks exceptional with the hanging ruffled paper centerpieces and cupcake liner garland. Check out more photos of the party here

Even the adults seem be enjoying their owl masks :)

Society 6 Iphone Skins

Society6 is an online community of talented artists who are given this unique opportunity to sell their work as a variety of products including prints, laptop, iPhone, iPod skins, and tee shirts. Here is few of my favorite owl themed iphone skins that I picked to share with you, to view more amazing artwork click here.

DIY: Tote Bags

I found this fun craft idea for making cute animal themed tote bags at Country Living. The tutorial comes with templates of  three woodland animals - squirrel, deer and owl for you to choose from. The instructions are clear and simple to even try it out with kids. Learn how to make this tote here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hand Painted Cookies Inspired By Children's Books

Natasha, whose gingerbread houses I have featured before here, crafted these gorgeous hand-painted children's book characters for her kids' school honoring World Book Day. She made three different owls inspired by the following children's books:

1. Owl Babies by Martin Wadell and Patrick Benson
2. ZZZZ A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
3. Little Stories for Bedtime, Usborne Books

In the second picture, I had to look twice to spot the cookies. The characters look part of the books. I love the incredible feather detailing of "Owl babies".

{Thanks, Krystal}

Nathan Jurevicius

Nathan Jurevicius recently released limited edition 8 inch Dievas Dunny for Kid Robot. "As a soul-escorting owl, this black-flocked Dunny with vinyl belly plumage, bright geometric eyes, orange beak and gradient-tipped wings shepherds spirits on their eternal journey." Available at Kid Robot for $75.

Patch NYC Solid Perfume

Patch NYC's new collection of solid perfumes for Soap & Paper Factory. Pure jojoba, beeswax and signature fragrances beautifully packaged in containers featuring Don's popular artwork of Pipe, Whale, Fedora, Skull and Owl is a treat in itself. (Available at Urban Outfitters and Soap & Paper Factory)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Owl Themed Party Ideas

I love the cute felt owls made from styrofoam balls. To can use a specific color to go with your birthday party theme or pastel colors for a baby shower. For instructions and to download the template visit here.

Super cute owl mason jar party favors to hold sweet treats. Grab some glitter, white feathers, felt and treats to fill up the jar. How fun! Click here for full details and how-to instructions.

Stir up your next party with these sparkly-eyed owl stir sticks that you make yourself with the help of this quick and easy tutorial here.

(via Hostess)

Giveaways To Enter

The first giveaway is by Rock Scissor Paper who are celebrating their 18 years anniversary this week and as part of their celebration they are giving away one of their handmade owl dolls. This giveaway is open through Sunday, March 13, 2011. So, hurry! Join the party by entering here.

Another fun giveaway is by Sarah Cowan of One Owl Please. She is hosting her first giveaway where three lucky winners will win this adorable owl badge in their own choice of design. Enter by March 28th, here and check back every month for new owl related giveaway because there will be many chances to win goodies like plushes, jewelery, toys, tote bags, and t-shirts. 

Kala Noel Of Doris Anne

I stumbled across Kala Noel's blog and was thrilled to see her owl collection. As I read more about her, I discovered that she is a huge owl lover. She shares "I collect many small animal figurines, primarily owls and place them all throughout my room. I'm completely inspired by nature and antiques. I think the two of them together make for a lovely little setup!"

From her blog:" If you were to ask any of my friends to describe me as an animal they would all have the same answer: "owl." Which I am completely fine with!"

Her love for owls inspired her to create this lovely collection of handmade plush owls. To ensure one of a kind pattern Kala drew each owl by hand and finished it by sewing vintage doily on its tummy. Available in her online store - Doris Anne.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lagom: Gift Wrap

Lagom's  new wrapping papers designed by Ingela P Arrhenius. There are owls, sun, faces, parrots, bear and flowers in gorgeous colors.

Two Happy Hearts

A cutest hand-stitched hoop owl family made from felt, vintage fabric, buttons, thread, lace and pearls by Two Happy Hearts. A perfect wall art for a nursery or a gift for new parents.

Carlo Marchiori

Gorgeous ceramics by world renowned artist Carlo Marchiori. His art gallery CA' Toga , located in Napa Valley has an exclusive display of his paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics. The limited edition "Wine country animal" range is a set of six plates featuring a fish, rooster, dog, cat, rabbit and owl with bodies formed by grapes on the vine, in blue on white porcelain. The plates are also available individually.

The one of a kind plates with different owl portraits are from Carlo's "Animal portrait series" and available on request on his website.

Monday, March 7, 2011

LU Prints: Spring/Summer 2011

Lu Prints' Spring/Summer 2011 collection features new products with "Night Owls" print including birch wood trays, apron, tea towels, coasters and more. Grab'em at their online store here.

(I have featured their Night Owls Pillow before here.)