Friday, April 1, 2011

Free Easter Owl Goodie Bag and Bookmarks

Happy April! We all know, with April comes the sweet spring, daffodils and the holiday of Easter. Easter, to the most of us, reminds of the Easter eggs and Easter bunny. But this time we thought - why not shake things up at My Owl Barn and make owl the "Easter bunny". I promise it'll be fun!

This Easter, My Owl Barn has collaborated with Lynn of Jinjerup to bring you this adorable Easter Owl printables set! This set includes an Easter Owl Goodie Bag and Easter Owl Bookmarks which are yours to download and print for free!

This goodie bag in shades of pink, violet and lavender is perfect to carry your Easter sweets and gifts. It has a pocket on the side for the adorable bookmarks and a white note area for short notes to your loved ones.

Go to Jinjerup to download the Easter Owl Bookmarks.

Click here to download the Easter Owl Goodie Bag.

Note: To make one (1) Easter Owl Goodie bag, you shall require to print and use all four (4) of the Easter Owl goodie bag PDF templates. Just in case, if you would prefer not to use the bookmarks pocket, you may do so as the pocket is saved as a separate template.

There is a visual tutorial to instruct you step by step for assembling both goodie bag and bookmarks together. (The visual guide is included as PDF files, in their respective download links).

Measurements for Easter Owl Goodie bag
Width: a) just the goodie bag alone: 11cm (4.3 inches) b) whole goodie bag with owl wing tips: 13cm (5.1 inches)
Height: 16cm (6.3 inches),
Dimention: 5.8cm (2.3 inches)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Darren Henderson

Colorful owl paintings by Darren Henderson.

ABC Home: Owl Collection

ABC Home's owl collection includes pillow, coin purse, shoulder bag  and children's quilt in beautiful colors with applique and embroidery.

DIY: Pompom Owls

Holy Cow! Aren't these just adorable? It's a great idea for a baby shower, birthday party or even to decorate a nursery. Gail of The Artist Woman shares the tutorial with images on her blog on how to make these little guys using the following materials:

brown and white wool
pipe cleaners
string or embroidery floss
felt in white,black,brown(optional)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Penny Davenport

Penny Davenport is a Scottish artist who makes mysterious ink and pen drawings of animals, owls and scenes from the nature from the stories she has written. "My inspirations include human eyes (especially in masks) and animals, fur (both clean and matted!), nature, the positions of animals in taxidermy, unusual images and old photographs." With her intriguing artwork she is constantly trying "to explore the area that rests between the otherworldly and the familiar." Some of her pieces are available for purchase at

Sugar and Spice Owl Cookies

Do you remember my post on these owl cookies? What if I told you I found the recipe for them.Yes, I did! After a jump, hop on over to Megan's blog for Sugar and Spice owl cookies recipe. Happy Baking!

DIY: Owl Applique Tote + Free Pattern

Make your own tote with Jessica's simple, cute and free owl applique template. It's also perfect to put on a kid's t-shirt, throw pillow or even for making a fun, feathery birthday card.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

West Elm: Owl Measuring Cups and Butter Dish

I am totally obsessing over these Owl Measuring Cups and Owl Butter Dish by West Elm right now. I am not able to make up my mind whether to buy this

or this

or both. Which is your favorite?

Mike Stilkey: Paintings on Stacked Books

The Owl Is Wary, The Owl is Wise

 Mike Stilkey, an artist based in Los Angeles, draws whimsical animal portraits and stunning paintings on spine of stacked books.His wonderful ink and acrylic painting titled "The Owl Is Wary, The Owl is Wise" (shown) was part of his recent show - "In the Nursery", at the Corey Helford Gallery in LA.

His current solo exhibition at Gilman Contemporary will be on display until April 15th. For more information click here.

Soft Gallery

Owl print children's clothing, pillows and women scarves by Danish independent label Soft Gallery. I adore the simple and basic feel of the merchandise with a twist of unique embroidery and sequins detail. Available here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Danita Art + Free Paper Doll Owl

Last week, I discovered the amazing artwork of  Danita of Danita Art. She is a mixed media artits who makes incredible art, jewelry, collages and dolls. She made this printable paper doll for her blog readers and now, she has created this Paper Doll Owl exclusively for My Owl Barn readers. It's yours for download for free! Thanks, Danita for your generosity!

You can visit her online shop for wonderful things and her blog for tons of inspiration.

Kirk Lyttle

Kirk Lyttle is a ceramic artist who I luckily discovered through Kirk's wood fired cups, plates features awesome graphics of animals including chicken, pigs and owls.

{Available here and here}