Friday, September 30, 2011

Deedee Cheriel


I shall leave you for the weekend with these amazing paintings by Nalini "Deedee Cheriel" depicting "fantastic narratives where a beautiful & symbiotic relationship is formed between humans and animals or hybrids of the two". I am blown away by the work of this Los Angeles based artist who had an Hindu upbringing and a big influence of folk-art and landscaped of the Pacific Northwest. Her main subject matter is creatures with animal heads and human bodies, owls, roaring bears in bold dream-like setting representing people in artist's life, and the animals used represent emotional states or personal characteristics.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Take care and see you in October!

DIY: Owl Lamp

This fun and unusual owl shaped lamp was created by London artist and designer Dominika Drop. How cute is this lamp? Better yet, it can be yours without the hefty price tag because you can make it at home!

It can be made in just a few minutes - print the template, cut and assemble, and there is no need of glue or other materials. Place the light at an angle inside the lamp so the owl's eyes glow with soft and diffused light for peaceful sleep. Mind you, it's not for the weak-hearted, this owl will stare at no matter where you are.

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Freebie: Owl, Elephant and Lion Mask

Download these cute animal masks for free! Your little ones can choose from owl, elephant or lion to match with their party costume. Simply print and cut! Go to Sweet Little World to download.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Owloween








I came across this owl themed treats table at Celebrations at Home by Jennifer Hamilton which was created for a halloween party (but it can also be used for any woodland or owl themed baby showers, birthdays etc.). I love everything about this party, especially the names of the treats - truffles of prey, full moon pies and wise old brownies. Oh and, I think the "full moon" paper lantern is a great idea.

This is what Jennifer has to say about her table:
“My dessert table was the spotlight, and all of the food was owl themed. I made the cake pops….my 1st cake pop experience!! They were devil’s food cake on the inside and I made a batch in chocolate and a batch in orange (to match my invitation). They turned out great and were a HUGE hit at the party. I also made the owl cookies, owl brownies, and mice truffles. The owl brownies (“wise old brownies”) were inspired by Dylan of Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York. I added a piece of sheet moss in the middle to give it more of an “outdoorsy” feel and draped the table in brown burlap.  Black fabric was the backdrop and a large yellow paper lantern hung for a full moon”.

I hope you find plenty of inspiratons, and that you have a spook-tacular Halloween party!

DIY: Owl Coconut Cookies



Hi everyone, I would like you to meet Daniel Jenkins who was so sweet to sent me an email telling me " I have been a long time reader of your site, and was inspired to start my own a few months back to feature my own original crafts and owl decor sightings". I am honored and thrilled to meet a fellow blogger who shares the love of owls.

On visiting her blog, I found out that she not only a regular blogger but also likes to bake. She made these adorable owl coconut cookies which requires only 6 simple ingredients and are ridiculously easy to make. I love coconut but if you don't then you can make these cookies without it.

Visit her blog for more detail, and don't forget to bookmark recipes like Pumpkin Patch Brownie Cupcakes which are perfect for Fall or Halloween parties.






Fusun Aydinlik handpaints stones with detailed traditional Turkish patterns. She has an online store called Zeustones, make sure you stop by to view more of her faboulous work.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Catherine Frère-Smith: Make a Bird Collection









Catherine Frère-Smith is a Kent based textile print designer who graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in Textiles Design. Catherine with "keen interest in craft and recycle" created "Make a Bird" collection of fabrics that can be used to make garments, and can also be cut up, sewn together and embroidered to create 4 different types of birds. The muted color palette and designs are inspired by her childhood memories, country gardens and nature. She recently opened her store on etsy where she is selling her limited edition hand-embroidered birds and owl.

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Lovely Pigeon





Lovely Pigeon was started in 2009 by print-maker and illustrator Kirsty. Based in the small beautiful fishing village on the East Coast of Scotland, Lovely Pigeon delightful products are inspired by all things handmade. She has recently launched bold animal print tea towel and postcards, availabel at Not on the High Street.

Collection: Halloween Plates

Pfaltzgraff halloween mug and plate set

Pottery Barn halloween plate set

Tag night owl serving platter


Grasslands Road ghoulish glamour halloween plates

180 Degrees vintage retro style plates with owl, cat  and pumpkin

Tin serving tray plate with owl and witch by 180 Degrees

Halloween silhouette cat, owl,  witch & moon plate set by 180 Degrees

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Andrea Tachezy: Cups




These adorable cups designed by Andrea Tachezy are no longer available, but I couldn't stop myself from sharing them with you. Aren't these the cutest animal faces you have ever seen?

Natural History Museum Wedding


Jillian + Jed found a truly unique place for their wedding venue - Natural History Museum Wedding, Los Angeles. I love events at museums, and weddings with lots of wonderful details are the best!

The bride and groom incorporated DIY elements and projects throughout the ceremony from backdrop to centerpieces, to the bar and more. The adorable owls illustration on the wedding invites make me want to get married all over again!




These fun family photos with the masks and animals at the museum are just too awesome!

Love the cake stand made from rustic wood and the owl toppers.