Friday, December 9, 2011

DIY: Needle Holder

I found this amazing tutorial on how to make an owl needle book on this blog. The tutorial comes with a printable template and step by step instructions that can be found here.

Stephanie Fizer Coleman: Owl Placecards


Adorable owl placecards by Stephanie Fizer Coleman. She shared these placecards on her blog for download for free. I think these are perfect for any occasion from bridal shower to Christmas. Get them for personal use from here.

Printable Christmas Cards

Download these cute owl Christmas cards for free from here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Chipmunks' Merry Christmas


"The Chipmunks' Merry Christmas" is a vintage Little Golden children's Book from 1959 written by  David Corwin and illustrated by Richard Scarry. Alvin and the Chipmunks was a music group created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. in 1958 and one of earliest of the Alvin and the Chipmunks memorabilias.

The book features wonderful illustrations and anthropomorphic characters of Alvin, Simon and Theodore, and the tiny owl, the music teacher.

The entire book looks great, but I especially like the part where the chipmunks sing their famous song:

Christmas, Christmas time is near,
Time for toys and time for cheer.
We've been good, but we can't last,
Hurry Christmas, Hurry fast.
(the song continues...)

Wow. Such a fun song that you'll enjoy singing all day long!

The book is a masterpiece filled with breathtaking pictures. And, If you are looking for a Christmas title as a gift for the special someone in your life, this will be perfect! Don't be late, order now!

Darling Clementine: Winter Wonders


Winter Wonders is the new 2011 Christmas card range by Darling Clementine inspired by beautiful Scandinavian "woodland fauna in a fairy tale land of ice and snow". The set includes four designs and costs $16, available here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Owl Love You Wedding

It's always great to see someone using owls as the primary theme of the wedding and when the wedding is this beautiful and inspirational, it needs to be featured. Wedding Chicks featured this fabulous Owl Love You wedding ideas on their blog put together by a team of talented people of Electric Blonde Entertainment and Events. 

There are so many wonderful details like owls, stunning feather cakes, cowboy boots, pumpkins mixed into a rustic setting inspired by "a color palette that married fall and winter colors, bridging the gap between the seasons."

Oh, this is my favorite - "For the guestbook, Beet&Path designed five different owls, which I then cut and pasted into a collage on a large canvas. The idea here was that guests would arrive, find a photo of themselves in a box, then cut and paste their face onto the owl of their choice – a fun alternative to the traditional guestbook." Isn't this brilliant!



The owl feather headpiece and the gorgeous owl ring is to die for! To view more pictures and for info. on all the participants, go here.

Little Owl's Night

Little Owl's Night is a story book by Divya Srinivas the author and illustrator based in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in New Yorker magazine, and she has worked for This American Life, They Might Be Giants, Sundance Channel, Sufjan Stevens, and Weird Al Yankovic.  

Little Owl's Night is her first book with delightful illustrations of owl with enormous eyes and other adorable animals. It's a perfect bedtime story book for a unique reading experience with your little one with a simple story and with the message that night is a delightful place.

It's evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings. 

A full moon rises and Little Owl can't understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful? Mama Owl begins to describe it to him, but as the sun comes up, Little Owl falls fast asleep.

With holidays close at hand, this picture book will be a great gift for a book lover. Get it from here.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Free Christmas Giftwrap and Stationery Set

Once again, My Owl Barn has collaborated with Lynn of Jinjerup to create Owlways Christmas giftwrap & stationery set.  This set featuring red Christmas owls on snowy white background consists of wrapping paper, gift tags, note card and even an envelope. And the best part is, all of this is for free!

The set comes in two parts:
1) Owlways Christmas Giftwrap Set
- gift tags x 3 designs
- wrapping paper in letter size x 1 design

Available for download here.

2) Owlways Christmas Stationery Set
- note card x 2 designs
- envelope x 1 design

Available for download here via Jinjerup blog.

PDF file Info:
1) The PDF Files are formatted to letter sized: 11"x 8.5".
2) Open & print PDF files in FREE Adobe Reader software. 
3) Your screen & printer’s printout colors may look slightly different from PDF files.
4) Some photos of the Owlways Christmas set show the gift tag and notecard having slightly scalloped/patterned edges, this patterned/scalloped effect is made by using a craft scissors after cutting out the gifttags or notecard from the printed PDF file. The actual cutting lines/outlines of the gifttag and note card are straight lines.

Update: The link to the Owlways Christmas Giftwrap set has been fixed. Thank you for your patience.

Owl Badges as Stocking Fillers



Sarah Cowan just launched these owl badges in two cool designs - Boombox hipster owl and Tattoo hipster owl, I even like the packaging. Each badge is for less than $5 which makes them a perfect stocking filler at this price. Grab'em now before they are gone!