Friday, November 18, 2011

DIY: Owl Feathery Tag


I shall leave you for the weekend with this wonderful owl tag tutorial from Lollychops. I love it because it's got a lot of teal, beautiful paper feathers and a pull out tab for a secret message. For detailed instructions click here.

Have a great weekend!

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Freebie: Owl Library Card

Floris of Love VS. Design has shared a printable template for the Owl Library card on her blog. This card is available in four different colors and can be used as a note card, as a book due date card or as a place card.  Download the card for free from here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sandra Isaksson for Marks & Spencer


Sandra Isakkson, whose designs I have featured previously here, now designs christmas packing for Marks & Spencer. The design features owls, foxes, bears, reindeers with santa and snowman in holiday inspired colors on candy packaging, cookies metal boxes and rotating musical box.

The collection is not yet available on Marks & Spencer website but my guess is that they'll gradually as we approach December. Good news, they do ship internationally and I have my eyes set on a few things that I want! What will be your pick from this range?

Polli: Wooden Brooches



Polli's wooden brooches are made locally from sustainable plantation hoop ply pine and printed in vibrant colours. There are over 40 designs to choose from including owl, owl & pussycat, fox and lyrebird. To see designs from their collection, go to their website.

I have blogged about their jewelry previously, here.

Forget Me Not: Owl Scarves




New owl print scarves by Forget Me Not designed by Coco. The scarf is available in two designs -  Owl Diamonds & Owls Scarf and Owls & Moon - at starting at $320! That's only thing about this gorgeous scarf that I am not particularly fond of.

Giveaway: Camera Strap + 50% off


!Mo is a Hong Kong based brand that offers a wide range of high quality camera straps. I am grateful to Bo-bo for generously offering a camera strap as a giveaway for My Owl Barn readers.

One lucky winner will have an option to select a strap of their choice from their shop. There are several fun and  beautiful designs like Japanese Owl, Rainbow, Bohemian and many more that are sure to add a little color and personality to your camera. This giveaway is open to all international readers, so hurry and enter now!

1. To enter, you must be a follower of 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 and have liked and shared.

Winner will be announced sometime on November 19th!

Update: Thank you all for your participation and comments on the giveaway. Today, I received an email from Bo-bo with one more surprise. Apart from entering the giveaway, now you can avail 50% off on any purchase from their online store. Enjoy the 50% discount by using the code: myowl50 at the time of checkout. The code is valid for Nov. 17th and 18th. Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a camera strap for yourself and buy one at 50% off for your friend as a gift! Visit their store now to see all the products.

Please note:  the discount will be applied towards the total purchase cost before the shipping and handling.

Update: I am sorry to all of you who were not able to use the code with success. The code has been  fixed and working. Good news is that the coupon validity date has been extended till November, 20th. You still have time to get 50% off on any purchase from !Mo store.

Latest Update: Our winner is  Mrs. Jones. Congratulations!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Microcrafts – Tiny Treasures to Make and Share + DIY




Sarah Goldschadt is a Danish-American print and digital freelance Art Director who has worked for Food Network Magazine, Do it Yourself, More, Kids’ Rooms and has freelanced for Rolling Stone, Oprah, Glamour and Martha Stewart Living. She loves to sew and knit all kinds of things, especially owls. Her mini owls have recently been featured in Microcrafts – Tiny Treasures to Make and Share, a book which is a compilation of 25 miniature projects, all less than 2 inches!

Her tiny owls have even made to Martha's blog where she shared step by step instructions with images, so get started now! Get more details from here.






To try other projects like tiny teddy bears, little ladybugs, petite porcupines, itsy-bitsy bikinis with clear illustrated sewing techniques, tips and templates, pick up your own copy from here!

Topshop: Dotty Owl

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I love Topshop's newest collection "Dotty Owl" featuring owls perched on soft, multi-colored polka dots. The design can be found on mug, tea cup and notebook (not shown). 

Also, check out this owl shaped candle in hot pink. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Window Display

I love this window display created by Kat for Milos’ Guitar Studio. The pattern on owl's wings and the use of bright colorfuls is amazing!. This piece must have had many passers by turn their heads and even stop to observe many beautiful details in the owl and mice on the strings and in teacups.