Friday, December 2, 2011

Birthday + Giveaway: Christmas Ornaments and Necklace




Good Morning, everyone! I hope you all are getting ready for the holidays and after that looking forward to a break to spend some time with our families. But before we get there, in the spirit of the festive season that we can feel in the air and on my birthday (it's my birthday today!) I have an exciting news to share with you. 

RenĂ©e Treml has generously offered a set of three ornaments or a necklace to two very lucky winners. The winners can pick if they want a set of ornaments or a necklace, they can even pick out which necklace or which 3 ornaments they want from six lovely designs. If you win, it'll be a perfect gift to give to your loved one or keep it for your self.  So don't wait, 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.

I'll announce the winners on December 10th!

Update: Rose and aurorafedora are our winners this time!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Owl Sugar Cookies






These cute owl sugar cookies are made by Lorraine Elliott of Not Quite Nigella. They are so easy to make and require a only a few ingredients and couple of round cutters. Add some fun details like an apron, a high top hat or a pair of eye glasses to make an owl resemble your family member (an apron wearing owl cookies will make a perfect gift for your sister who loves to cook!). Wrap'em up in a box and surprise a loved ones with a homemade treat this holiday!

For the more details and instructions on the recipe go here.

Elisandra aka Sevenstar





Elisandra is a designer based in Berlin, Germany and the owner of an online store Sevenstar. Her new retro-style Christmas card collection is inspired by the animals of the forest and 60s bold color palette are beautiful. The cards can be bought as a set of 20 cards, two of each design from here. I love the owl card with the text "there is Christmas in the air!"  

Happy December + Snowy Owl Wallpaper



What better way to start a brand new month than a free desktop wallpaper? This wallpaper reminds me of the cold winter nights and snowy days that are just around the corner. While you are stuck at home, put on some music and grab a cup of tea, this snowy owl will gladly keep you company :) You can download this wallpaper from here for free!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Best Friend from Designers Guild





Designers Guild's bedding collection My Best Friend features quirky animal motifs including owl, fox, bear etc. in the front and lovely patchwork of stripes and polka dots on the reverse side. The range includes owl shaped rug, pillow case, blanket and coordinates which is sure to brighten up any kid's room. Also, available at Heal's.

Jolby and Hello Lucky






Hello Lucky launches a beautiful collection of cards every Christmas and this year is no different. Their new Christmas card collection  is designed by Jolby, a team of a talented duo I have blogged about here. The range offers fun designs like owl, beaver, deer and rabbit in gorgeous colors, and can be personalized by adding a photo or a message for a special someone. You can view all the designs and to order click here.

Lucy Lambtail: Owl Nightlight



This vintage inspired table top owl night light by Lucy Lambtail comes with a base and interchangeable plates which makes it easy to change your night light to suit your mood or the season! There are over 30 designs to choose from and cost only $30 a piece!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 Holiday Card Round-Up

DIY: Owl Paper Ornament



draw the eyes. love the sleeping owl!

give the owl its wings,

and feet...

attach some ribbon and your have a homemade owl ornament!

so easy and cute!

Christmas is just around the corner and making your own owl ornaments will be fun with this easy tutorial by Poggles. They will work great as gift tags too.

You'll need the following materials:
Card stock
Sharpie marker
Fine ink marker
Double-sided tape
Regular tape
Thin ribbon

Monday, November 28, 2011

Daniel Mackie: Great Grey Owl






Great Grey Owl painting in watercolors by Daniel Mackie. When I first saw this painting my very inital thought was how did he do it. I am so glad that while browsing through Daniel's blog I stumbled across this post on step by step progress on the painting starting from the sketch to the finished work. I love the owl's captivating eyes and the lovely detail of trees and colorful patterns for the owls' wings and the body. To read what inspired him to make this amazing owl painting you can visit his blog. The print can be bought from his online store.