Friday, November 4, 2011

I Can Fly








I shall wrap up for this week with these cheerful images from children's illustration book "I Can Fly" by Ruth Krauss, introduced to me by my sister. When I searched for this book online, I found out that it was first published in 1951 and is still one of the most popular book among kids and the parents. Did you read this book when you were a kid? How did I miss it? I guess, I can blame it on growing up in a different country and limited exposure to the western world when I was little. But, now I know and I might just buy a copy to read it to my niece. 

The illustrations by Mary Blair decorate each page of the book with gorgeous and vibrant images will truly be a treat for the eyes. At $3.99 this book will make a great Christmas gift for the little readers in your family. You can order you copy here

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons


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Sienna Orlando is a California based trained sculptor and ceramist for 10 years. She says: "making buttons came about rather unexpectedly after making sculpture for the last few years." 

I love her cute and unique buttons that are hand-sculpted from ceramic. You can buy her buttons in several fun designs including bird, rainbow, hearts, toast, fried eggs and barn owl. Most buttons are available individual or in a set of two. But, if you like savings then stop by her store for variety packs which are a great deal for your sewing or craft project. 

Freebie: Hello Owl Labels



Today's freebie is by Becca who is the author of the blog Cake. Her blog is filled with amazing DIYs and inspirational party ideas. She emailed me these universal "hello owl labels" that she designed and are perfect to be used as name tags for a party or school event. You can print these on adhesive paper to make them stick on your little one's costume. Bookmark these for the next Halloween or download as many labels as want, for your personal use only, from here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Little Nore




Heidi has a cute little store Little Nore that offers unique and quirky gift items, cards, plush toys, brooches and earrings. The artist says "I love the world of story telling and with my watercolours, pens and pencils I draw heart felt and whimsical worlds of characters who have a tale to tell." Her owls are one of the many characters that inhabit in her magical world. I adore her owls, and their expressions are priceless! Enjoy the owl animation that her friend created for her and is completely charming.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day of the Dead Owls

Sugar Skull and Owl Embroidery by Poppy

Floral Skulls by Happy Doodle Land

X-Ray Owl by Vivikas

Owl Ceramics for Day of the Dead by Sarah Constantino

Skeleton Cookies via

Flowery Owl and Sugar Skull by Kim-Anh Nguyen

Owl Pillow by Liw Banks
Owl and Skull greeting card by MacBeth Edge

Dia De Los Muertos Owlie by Green Owl Curiosties

 Day of the Dead Owl Necklace by Harrison Murray

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! It's a big day of the celebration in South neighboring states of the border when people get together to honor the memory of the loved ones who have left this world. Right now, I am missing being in Tucson where this day is celebrated, for a few years now on a very large scale, with beautiful costumes, parades, shrines, Latin music and food. Do you celebrate this day?

Life on Wire







Jo Fiorica is an artist based in Long Beach, California who makes amazing and whimsical objects out of wire. Visit Jo's online store Life on Wire for wire garlands, animal sculptures and day of the dead sugar skulls.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Atlas: Whet Owl

I am awe-stricken by this life-size reproduction of a Whet Owl aka Atlas created using antique world atlases by The Makerie. "The owl is finished using gold plated sheeting and black Swarowski crystals, with a base made from solid Italian oak." Found at behance, thanks to Discover Paper.

Djeco Paper Toys


How adorable are these Djeco's paper toys!? The 3D model set consists of pre-printed cardboard sheets that pop-out and fold easily into animal shapes - owl, deer, hedgehog, rabbit and squirrel. Available here and here.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Owl Treats