Friday, January 6, 2012

Collection: Owls and Girls














{From top: Rue magazine issue three, via, Shaman and owl - Wínnífredvia, Poster by Tim Biskup - via, Girl with owl - via, All Wrapped Up - Harper's Bazaar - viaWhisper, via Pinterest, Bibou le hibou - Marianne VincentAbbie and the owl - Raised by Others, 406keli, Sara Blomqvist in Rodarte for Twin #4 by Ben Toms - via}

Have a great weekend! Do you have any special plans? May be you are starting a new book, trying out a delicious recipe or simply taking time off to enjoy a long walk in your neighborhood? Well, whatever it is you that have planned I hope you have fun doing it.

Psst, there is still time to participate in the photo contest to win this owl vase. Click here to enter now!

Yehrin Tong





Yehrin Tong is a London based artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins with a degree in graphic design and worked with clients worldwide. She specializes in creating illusory, eye-boggling patterns and mesmerizing illustrations.Her work is often intricate and complex, something that I could stare at for hours on end without looking away.

Freebie: Elsa Mora



Hi friends, it's Friday again! Today's freebie is these two patterns by Elsa Mora. These patterns are perfect for an embroidery project, use it for making a bag, pillow case, apron, skirt or anything else that comes to your mind. To download the patterns in full size click here

Thursday, January 5, 2012

DIY: Owl Lamp


Isn't this lamp just adorable? You can make your own from a stuffed toy! Can you believe this? I didn't when I first saw it on Sarah Watts shared the tutorial here with step by step instruction on how to turn a stuffed animal into a fun lamp!


You can use an owl toy for this project or stitch your own. But if you are like me then you'll need a template and I have shared a project in the past which had a free template which I think is perfect of this one.

Thought of the Day: Love Yourself


"Love whoooo you are" is a fantastic reminder print by Spread the Love.

Flight Switch



"Flight Switch" by Chloe Lee Carson is a unique and creative sticker that fits a standard (British, sorry!) wall light switch and transforms it into a cute owl. I love out of the box ideas like this!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yasmin Sandytia


Yasmin Sandytia is a London based artist who launched her latest ceramic collection "By Yasmin Sandytia" for Mira Santo. The plates feature Sandytia’s signature style of illustrations skillfully blended with owl, pug, fox  designs in traditional blue and white themes.

Glow in the Dark Owl Print by Omy


This glow in the dark owl print by Omy changes from fuchsia pink in day to neon green in night. Oh, how fun it is to be a kid!

Patchpops 3D Cards

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Patchpops 3D cards by Santoro are unique and fun way to send your loved ones a message. Each card has a space for a short message on the back and comes with an envelope inside the packet. The cards are easy to assemble and are available in nine designs including elephants, bunnies, cats, birds owls and more. The recipient will love this card which can be doubled as decoration for the desk.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Giveaway: Owl Vase


Remember this post I did last year on Hoot owl vases? And, remember how much we all loved them and wanted them. Well, if you are reading this post then you have one last chance to win this vase. This could be your only chance to win this giveaway because these vases are so hard to get and they go like hot cakes. I was lucky that Nood sent me this purple vase for this giveaway. I have held this little guy in my hands and trust me, it's gorgeous! Its perfectly shaped beak makes it suitable to be used as a pitcher, or simply set it on your windowsill and let the whimsical light filtered from its honeycomb pattern fill your room. 

It's not available anywhere online, so don't let this opportunity pass you by. To enter this giveaway -

The entry with the most votes will be the winner of this vase. The winner will be announced sometime on January 13th. This giveaway is open to all international readers.

Our winner is Peter! Thank you all for playing.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Owl Pancakes


I thought this is too good to not share. Owl pancakes! These people ought to love their pancakes and owls so much that they combined the two best things on the planet, and gave us these perfectly owl shaped pancakes. It's simply genius and yummy. Don't you think?

Thank You Printables





It's never to late to say Thank You. Write a thank you note to express your gratitude to those who have made the holidays so special for you and your family.

Some "Thank You" printables I recently found (and have blogged here, previously) that can get you started. Simply print, personalize by writing a note and send.

Happy New Year + Wallpaper



Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday break and made wonderful memories in 2011 to cherish for life. I thought it would be fun to start off the new year with this adorable desktop wallpaper designed by Katerina Bobkova. The wallpaper can be downloaded for free with or without the calendar in several sizes from here (scroll down to the bottom). While you are there take a look at other wallpapers, I love "Carry Warmth Carry Each Other" too.