Friday, June 17, 2011

Anita Rickwood: Hijinx at Noon





I shall wrap up for the weekend with these beautiful water color painted cards by Anita Rickwood of Hijinx at Noon. Have a great weekend and happy father's day!

Elsie Dodd

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These bright Alphabet Cushions from Elsie Dodd is brilliant and fun idea. Each alphabet pillow has images of things that begin with the same letter on the front. The "O" pillow features illustration of an owl, an octopus and an orange. These will look awesome tossed on a couch or in a kids room spelling out words. Available at

I Meet Mr. Owl

Talking of Harry Potter, my town celebrates arts and entertainment events every month, and this month Harry Potter was one of the main themes of the event. Harry Potter fans filled the streets to be a part of the costume party and play life-size chess board, and also had their photos taken with the Talking Sorting Hat. But, for me, star of the show was "Archimedes" - a horned owl, which is the largest breed in the world with big yellow eyes; no wonder I was breaking out in a cold sweat when I was posing with him. After contemplating for a few minutes, I decided that I wanted a picture with him. Despite being afraid of being so close to this powerful, wild bird I managed a smile for the camera.

How often do you get to see an owl up close? It was really cool to see an owl perched on the educator's hand and see its head move almost a full circle. It was creepy cool!

I had to share this (very) exciting news with you all. Sorry for the bad, blurry picture, but it was dark and the only thing I'd was a crappy cell phone camera. Have you ever seen an owl in person?

Paper Sparrow: Harry Potter Freebies



If you are a fan of Harry Potter (or freebies) then you are going to love this post? Andrea of Paper Sparrow recently organized the Harry Party blog party with other talented artists on her blog with tons of fun giveaways and free downloads including the Owl paper doll with moveable wings and Owl Post Letter set for free to download!

The Owl Post Letter set includes - 3 Notecard Designs (4 per page) + Sheet of Stickers and Stamps (print on sticker paper)  + To/From Labels.  Print these on borderless setting for best results.  Simple add some envelopes tags and you've got a Letter set that could even be a gift! Download the set here.



The owl paper doll is a part of Care of Magical Creatures Class printable animals doll series with 3 more animals paper dolls - unicorn, cat and rats. Download them all for free!

Thursday, June 16, 2011




I recently discovered Plümo and I am already loving them. Plumo is an UK based boutique that offers beautiful homeware, handcrafted gifts and cute accessories from artists all over the world at very reasonable prices. Those ceramic owl hooks are my personal favorite. They are available in three pretty colors - pink, turquoise, olive and cream, and will work great in both bathroom and kitchen.

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 Babushka Owls family by TwoOne.

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This gorgeous night owl doll named "Anastasia" was made using vintage white linen, silk, organza, bridal tulle, metallic thread and feathers by Lulu Carter.

Owl with Mustache

Mustaches are so cool and trendy right now, and I am not referring to the hairy men mustaches. Lately, the mustache print has been on everything - on cushion covers, artwork, jewelry, stationery etc. But, it's kind of surprising that there are not very many owls with mustaches. They both are cool, so why not combine them. Right? So, when I saw this tray by Walking Desaster I squealed, I mean how cute does that owl look in mustache. Didn't I tell you they would be cool together?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Anne-Sofie Holm


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Anne-Sofie Holm is an artist from Copenhagen who draws these amazing owls using pen, colour pencils, watercolours, poster paint and metallic colours. Her owls are detailed, unique and each one has its own personality. Some of these are sold out but there are a couple limited edition owls available exclusively on her online store.



Aarrekid is an eco-frindly Finnish brand established in 2009 that designs modern and playful clothing for children. I love the owl soft toy, that can also be used as a cushion, and organic owl tee that will be loved by both kids and adults.

Guest Post by Papernstitch: An Owl Inspired Gift Guide

Let's welcome Brittni on My Owl Barn as the very first guest blogger. Brittni is an owner of Paperstitch online exhibition site that helps independent artists and designers promotes handmade products. She has prepared the "Give a Hoot About Handmade: An Owl Inspired Gift Guide from Papernstitch" for all us owl-lovers by picking few of her favorite products from her site.

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Hey there. It’s Brittni from papernstitch, the curated exhibition site for amazing art and handmade goods. Today, I am sharing my top ten owl-inspired treasures, exclusively on My Owl Barn, that will send you into handmade hoot heaven…

1. Patina Owl and Branch Necklace: Bring out your boho side with this charming, antique owl necklace from Belle Hibou.
2. Lace Owl Cufflinks: Add some flair to those boring cuffs with a pair of Beauty Spot cufflinks that ooze with whimsy.
3. Goldie the Owl Organic T-Shirt: Get wise with this golden organic owl tee from artist An Li Liu.
4. Mammam Collection Owl Tote Bag: Throw in your favorite magazine and a beach towel, and you are ready to catch those summer rays with this clever tote bag from Bold Ideas.
5. Pondering Owl Print: Bring some character to humdrum walls with an owl linocut print from Retro Modern.
6. Little Creatures Bookmark Set: Curl up with a book and a few (creature) friends with this illustrated bookmark set from Tucker Reece.
7. Salvaged Silky Oak Owl Brooch: Add a bit of hand drawn flair with this timber brooch made of recycled wood by Jetta’s Nest.
8. Owl Softie: Cozy up with this Haley by Hand chevron owl. Or pass it along to your daughter as a thoughtful gift she’ll love for years.
9. Hand Embroidered Barn Owl Clip: Keep frizzy summer hair at bay with this hand stitched hair clip from Ordinary Mommy.
10. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Tee: And finally, get cute and comfortable with this quirky, hand lettered owl tee, from Dressing on the Side, that poses the question, “Guess who’s coming for dinner?”.

The gift guide has something owl-some for everyone. Those owl cuff links and wooden owl brooch will make great Father's day gifts which is right around the corner. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jaya Loves Tekeko

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Super cute organic pillows by Jaya Loves Tekeko. I want to squeeze the owlie!

Lamp by Anna See


The handmade lampshade features eight of Anna See's  original bird and owl illustrations printed on french cotton rag paper shade which will add a little whimsy and lot of light to any corner of your house. For the price of $75 you get the lampshade and the stand! It's a great bargain for this amazing piece of functional art.

Otto Owl

The Otto Owl dinner set and money box by Emma Silk featuring owl on a bright orange background is perfect as a gift to an owl lover or anyone who likes collecting cool stuff! Both dinnerware and money box are available at Not On The High Street.

Louis Vuitton Animal Handbags

The Louis Vuitton animal handbags window display at their storefront on 5th Avenue location, New York. I love these animal shaped handbags! How adorable the each one is!  The owl bag just cracks me up. The buckle for his necktie, golden buttons for eyes and denim pocket for shirt is such a creative idea.

After this very eye-catchy they received many requests from the animal lovers who were interested in "adopting" a piece of art. I couldn't find any information on date of availability but it's certain they will be selling these animal handbag animals at the the store. All the best, if you want one!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Owls on the Book Cover