Friday, June 3, 2011

Collection: Owl Bags

{from top clock wise: Our Shop by TotoMiasuniqueLoomstateGingiber}

{from top clockwise: Liberty London by Simeon FarrarHunter GathererChamp and RosieApril and me}

I leave you for the weekend with this collection of owl tote bags which I had a great time putting together. I hope you like it and find a tote, if you have been looking for one, for yourself.

P.S. I want to remind you that there is still time to enter the giveaway to win a lovely pair of Owl Studs. Click here!

Cean Irminger: Owl Apron Pattern

Owl Be Darned! is an amazing apron pattern by Cean Irminger which was a winner of Spoonflower's recent apron pattern contest. I love the brilliant design and the use of bold colors. The instructions and the design all is printed right on one yard of the fabric. Get one now, here!

Printable Owl Box

Joan of Nini Makes shared this cute printable paper owl box on her blog that can be downloaded for free! Just print it on a cardstock, cut and fold! It'll a fun packaging for birthday party favors or simply use it as a gift box. The template can be printed into two different sizes and two designs. To download the template, click here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Owl Kitchen Timer



Wouldn't you want this cute little guy to keep you company in the kitchen while you bake or cook? This owl kitchen timer is also a great gift for a timer collector or a budding chef in your family. Just turn the head counterclockwise to desired setting and this wise guy will give a hoot when the food is ready! This Owl Kitchen timer is available in three colors here.

Abraham Palatnik

Stunning figurines by Abraham Palatnik, a Brazilian artist. He creates these animals from lucite using a very interesting technique where the pattern is embedded inside the acrylic form making it visible from both sides. His pieces have become extremely popular in the last few years and sought after by collectors. I would love to own one of his gorgeous owls!

Owl Babushka Mannequin

Hand painted owl mannequin by Sara Clifford.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Giveaway: Wooden Owl Studs


Happy June! Can you believe we are almost halfway through the year already! In this brand new month, I have a wonderful giveaway for you by Shermaine. She owns a cute little store on Etsy - The Play Things where she sells adorable hand crafted jewelry. From her lovely pieces, she has graciously offered these Wooden Owls Studs for My Owl Barn readers.

Shermaine shares: "My reality is collected ideas. Versions of what we see, and to many a time; miss. A breeding ground of thoughtful portrayals, floating whispers, dark yet happy juxtapositions. Its all here, its why I live, and these are my gifts to you. Interpretations of one mind gone and seen to many things. But through seeing them, and living them; I have become instinctual to wake up, or provoke, everyone and let us remain as a kid once we were. 

I'm a funny little thing most of the time and don't take myself that serious, but my work/creative output is another story. I read most people who are comedic are usually the most troubled/darker thought-filled ones. If that holds true, that would be me. Two very polarizing aspects that make me. Thus the name, "theplaythings"everyone of us has a story, a tale to tell. My entire goal is to manifest that all together in every shape/mood/form, and bring new understanding to such. Ravage through forgotten play things, dolls, in a trunk hidden away. That's what I want to uncover. The human condition, our slept dreams, to bring humanity back to you, me, and everyone we know."

This giveaway will have one lucky winner who will win these lovely owl studs. This giveaway is open to all international readers, so hurry and enter now!

All you need to do to participate is to follow My Owl Barn (click here to follow My Owl Barn). Make sure you leave a comment here letting me know that you are a follower.

Winner will be announced sometime on June 8th!

Update: Our winner is Shellsea. Congratulations!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Elizabeth Berrien aka Wire Lady





Elizabeth Berrien aka Wire Lady is a well known artist in the field of wire sculptures. She started to form wire sculptures in 1968 and soon pioneered her own unique form of wire sculpture. Each of her sculptures is a beautiful composition of hundreds of individual strands  hand-twisted into expressive animal, human and abstract form. Her "Wire Owl" is an excellent example of her "intricate weaving which gives the piece a delicate air to" it.

Matt Sewell





The "Barn Owl" painted by Matt Sewell in Manchaster.

I have previously blogged about him here.

{images via here and here}

Pretty Owls Bedding

"Pretty Owls" bedding collection by Jiggle and Giggle. The sheet set features adorable owls and little birds in pink that's sure to brighten up any girl's room. The set is available to coordinate with matching accessories including cushion, wall canvas, rug, towels and sheets set. 

{available here and here}

Yude Tama Box

Good morning, everyone! Welcome back from the long weekend. I hope you all had a great time with your family and friends. Let's start this week with some cuteness. I adore Japanese Kawaii bento boxes mainly because of the awesome graphics on them. This owl looking "Yude Tama Box" is a great way to carry single serving egg for lunch or for your favorite condiment. There are three designs to choose from - Norio, Tama and Ume (shown). They ship internationally!