Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter Weekend + Easter Printables

I shall leave you for the Easter weekend with these sweet Easter treats by Natasha. I love the spring-inspired color scheme of green, yellow, blue and pink. I wish all a fun and safe Easter!

Don't forget to download these free Easter Owl Goodie Bag and Bookmarks.

Happy Easter!

Owl Scissors: Sublime Stitching

Have you seen these owl scissors by Sublime Stitching? I am not a needleworker but if I were then I would have bought these in a heartbeat. May be, I'll anyway.

Mixed Bag 2

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hannah Turner


Hannah Turner, a Bristol based ceramicist, makes adorable quirky ceramics adorned with beautiful patterns and retro colors. Her owl collection recently had a new addition - owl egg cups. These cuties are available in three different colors  - blue, yellow and pink.

DIY: Owl Dress


If you one of those people who likes to make things with their hands then you are going to love Eri's blog - Llevo el invierno. She has lots of patterns and interesting DIYs with easy to follow instructions in both English and Spanish.

She made this amazing owl dress for her daughter for Halloween. I think with different colors of fabric it will make a great summer dress. Click here for detailed instructions on how to make this dress.

Vintage: Last Chance Owl Finds

A few owl things that will make you go "wow". Isn't that brass owl bag to die for?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Woodland Party

Mandy Lynne shared these beautiful photographs on her blog of Clay's third birthday party. It would be an understatement to say that she did an awesome job styling this Woodland themed party. The color scheme of reds, greens and browns is just perfect! 

The cupcakes are so cute! I love the detailing of tiny blades of grass on them.

How adorable is that tablecloth with an embroidered sleeping owl applique!

The cake toppers of snail, hedgehog, squirrel and the winking owl are so sweet and so forest-y!

Kate Spade Fall 2011 Collection

Can you guess my favorite item from Kate Spade's Fall 2011 collection? If you guessed the owl bag then you are right! Isn't that the most amazing owl bag you have ever seen?

{via oh joy

Vintage by Crystal

Crystal of Vintage by Crystal made this amazing mobile with spun cotton owls figurines for her niece's owl themed nursery. I wish I had this when I was a little girl.

I have blogged about her previously, here.

Barnaba Fornasetti's Unique Pieces

Celebrating its 160th anniversary, Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford invited eight well-known designers, including Italian designer Barnaba Fornasetti, to redesign the Chinese ming style chair for a recent exhibition at IFC mall.  This gorgeous chair was his genius take. If I could get my hands on it, I would be very happy! I would pretend to be a queen (of the owl-land, may be?) who owns this master piece and promises to give this chair a very special spot in my humble study. If only it was mine. Would you want this?

Back to the chair. The LC Insider on Fornasetti's one-of-a-kind piece -"Applying Fornasetti’s neoclassical, collaged, and surreal style to the Ming Chair, the design blurs the line between classics and modern art, and at the same time, highlights the essence of both the Chinese and Western cultures. The distinctive and unique shape of the Ming Chair allows Fornasetti to get creative with lavish whimsical imagery, such as owls perch on the seat-back, a pair of buttocks cheekily rest on the seat, a sun radiates on the back, and butterflies all over the chair. The application of the meticulous trompe l’oeil technique further animates the chair to create a new identity, transforming something that belongs to a different  culture into “something Fornasetti” without conflict."

Another beauty that I found by Barnaba is this custom made piano. I can't stop wondering who bought this gem? But who ever owns it is surely having good times with that owl while they play their favorite notes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Iota Illustration: Oliver Lake

The owl harpist
Three lazy owls
Owls on the prowl
Owls on the watch
Owls wearing outfits
I am so excited to introduce you to brilliant work of Oliver Lake. Oliver's store, Iota Illustration has an entire category on owl artwork. I picked out a few to share here , the owls in outfits is my favorite. To view the more of his amazing work,visit his store here.

Owl Buttons

I am loving these hand sculpted owl buttons by Karolina Grudniewska, the designer and owner of Karo Art. These are made of terracotta and decorated with richly colored glazes. I can see these buttons on a hand kitted cardigan or to add cuteness to projects. Available here.

Paper Thin Saga

Lately I have been obsessing over paper dolls. While my latest search on owl paper doll I found this store - Paper Thin Saga - dedicated to amazing paper doll kits. "Walk into the Night"  paper doll kit features owl in human body, stars and moon (with an option to buy backgrounds separately!) for you to cut and assemble to make a magical night scene.