Friday, December 16, 2011

Sharon Montrose: Menagerie

Sharon Montrose's new book Menagerie is a fantastic collection of photographs of animals and eye- catching calligraphy by Julianna Swaney. The book consists of 192 pages featuring all kinds of cute animals from owls to deer to tiger to flamingo, "each animal has a pronounced identity—not unlike the eccentric uncle or prodigal cousin displayed among family portraits."

If you have been proscratinating on buying a gift for that special someone who loves cuddly animals then this book will make a perfect gift or add to your coffee table collection. You can order a copy of her book here.

Freebie: Owl Christmas Stationery and Gift Tags




More Christmas stationery and gift tags for you to print out for free! To see all the printables and to download go here.

I blogged about the matching cards here.

Cookie Boy






I have never seen cookies shaped like moustaches and sunglasses. Have you? These cookies are true pieces of art created by Cookie Boy an artist based in Japan. He has made all kinds of cookies imaginable - cameras, beautiful feathers, kimonos, assortments of socks and of course, the Christmas owl.  I love the amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail. You can learn more about the artist and see more of his work here

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Owl Comb


I love and want this owl comb by Free Time Industries available at The Adventure Store. I am hoping that I will find it in my stockings :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: For Kids


1. Donna Wilson - Twit Twoo Print, 2. Owl Cardigan by KLT Works, 3. Wood Puzzle - Manzanita Kids, 4. Bobo Choses Plush Toy - Smallable, 5. 3D Slipper Socks - Boscovs, 6. Owl Soap - Willow & Stone, 7. Storage Tub - Lime Tree Kids, 8. ZigoZago - Owl Bib


9. "I'm Not Santa!", Jonathan Allen
10. Kowallaa, Woodland Animals Decal

11. Owl Slipper Socks - Cocoa Bean, 12. Animals Sketchbook - Ecojot, 13. Owl Pillow - Living Textiles, 14. Wooden Owls, Acorn Toy, 15. Alexander Henry, Holiday Hoot and Loot Tint, 16. Homeworks Etc - Owl 3 Hook Board, 17. Hoot Laminated Apron, Danica Studio


18. Ivory Owl Cashmere Blanket, Lucky Jade
19. Owl & Cat Sewing Kit, Owl and Cat Designs
20. OK To Wake! Owl With Night-Light & Music, Nap Timer, Onaroo

Printable Woodland Creatures Ornaments




There are so many printables and tutorials on how to make your own Christmas ornaments floating around on the web. But I always feel gravitated towards the simplest projects that require the least amount of time. These woodland critters Christmas Ornaments by KLT Works are absolutely adorable and you can deck your entire tree in no time! Simply print, cut and hang.

If you have a little extra time on yours hands, add some glitter to sparkle things up! Oh, and these can also be used as gift tags. Get these ornaments for free from Modern Kiddo.

Christmas Owl Desktop Wallpaper


Download this Christmas Owl wallpaper desktop from here. It's available in six sizes, choose the one you want to dress up your desktop for free!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sergei Bobkov and Wooden Chips

Today I discovered these amazing and unique sculptures by Sergei Bobkov, a school teacher from Russia. He uses wood chips that have been soaked in water for several days and then shapes them into these highly intricate animal sculptures. It's not surprising, it takes painstaking around 12 hours each day for six months to complete one sculpture. He creates the life-sized sculptures as a hobby and he does not sell his magnificient pieces.

"It's not too interesting to do what other can, to create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far more inspiring." says Bobkov.

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My Owl Barn Store Launch + Giveaway


Good morning, friends! I have an exciting news to share with you all. Just in the time for the holidays, My Owl Barn has launched its online store filled with the "owl-some" products that you all love!

If you have been looking for a quirky and fun gift for your loved ones, then look no further, because these owl tea sets and mugs will make anyone very, very happy!  But hurry; if you want the ordered delivered by Dec. 24th make sure you place all your orders by Dec. 19th.

In the celebration of the store going live, you get 15% off on all your purchases. Just enter code "OWL11" during checkout. This code is valid until Dec. 28th, 2011.

To share the joy of opening my first store, I am giveaway $50 to spend  in the store. The giveaway will have one winner and will be contacted via email. 

1. To win, 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 22nd!

Update: Our winner is beautifulpieces. Congratulations! Thank you all for participating.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 Part 2

Mod Owl Sculpture - Jonathan Adler, Owls of the British Isles Tea Towel - Abigail Edwardsgiftc 
Black Honey - Uptown Soap Co., Zig Zag Hot Water Bottle - Clova Knits
Antique Owl Globe - IndigoModern Owls - Have You Met Miss Jones
Owl Wine Carafes - Serena & LilyWhisking Owl Wood Recipe Book - Night Owl Paper Goods

100 Wood Block Figures













I have blogged about Ingela's amazing artwork before, here and recently found out about her book "100 Wood Block Figures". This book also knows as "family album" is a compilation of  her one hundred hand painted wood block figures that she started creating in her spare time and gradually grew into a wonderful collection which were later exhibited and sold all over the world. Each of her character has a unique personality and inspired by 50s and 60s style. I love them all, I want the little owl!