Friday, January 27, 2012

Carl Kleiner

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I would like to wrap up this week with the creative vegetable art and photography from Swedish  photographer Carl Kleiner.

This talented artist has worked with IKEA on the baking book - “Hembakat är Bäst” (Homemade is Best). You can see some images from the project on his website.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win the 2012 calendar. Enter here.

Valentine's Day Card Round-Up

Freebie: Valentine's Day Party Printable



Are you planning a party this Valentine's Day? Deanna of Mirabelle Creations has created these printables that will work perfectly for kids and grown ups parties, and they are free to download! The set includes - invitations, party circles, drink flags, cards, candy bar wrapper labels, Valentine’s Day cards, a 4×6 sign, and an “Owl Always Love You” banner. Download the printables for your next owl Valentine's Day party from here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat






The web is filled with valentine's day special treats and sweets. And, while I was looking for an owl themed valentine recipe, I came across these cute little guys by Sugar Swings. Aren't these super adorable!

These are really easy to create and will make a great gift to give to someone special. All you'll need are some  heart shaped peppermint patties for the body, valentine's day m&m's for eyes, tootsie rolls for making the wings and royal icing to glue everything together. Serious. Take a look here.

What's your favorite Valentine's day recipe?

Cup O' Art

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Cheeming Boey AKA “Boy Obsolete” is a Malaysian born artist currently living in Newport Beach who makes amazing art combining two very simple things - disposable cups and Sharpie. It all started when he was sitting in a coffee shop and began to draw on trashed styrofoam cup because he had no paper. Gradually, he started to draw more and more and getting noticed by people around him for his artful cups.

His cups with the intricate designs and detailed works of art make anywhere from $200 to $1500 a piece. He became "the man behind the cups in Sharpie’s 2011 magazine ad for Sharpie Pen as part of the Start with Sharpie campaign" - Sharpie blog.


The second best green thing that you could do, after using recyclable products, is to transform the un-recycleable into art.

Watercolor Painting Pendants

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Emma Atkinson is the designer and owner of the brand Milame Handmade Design started in 2010 in Cape Town out of her love for jewelry making. The shown one-of-a kind pendants are from her watercolor pendant series which come with beautiful handmade painting. Apart from unique handmade jewelry pieces she creates wool wrapped lamp shades. So lovely! You can learn more about her work and contact her if you have any questions about her products through her website

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New: Owlsome Deal

Hi, friends! I am starting a new section on My Owl Barn called "Owlsome Deal". In this section, I'll post about one product at a time that is made available on a special discount to My Owl Barn readers only for a specific time in a limited quantity. The product can be purchased at the discounted price only while the stocks last and while the deal is on. This means, if you see something you like, you should buy it. "Too late, too late will be the cry when the (wo)man with the bargains has passed you by".

Once the deal expires or the item is sold out. The items listed under "Owlsome Deal" will be archived forever and can be found under the "Owlsome Deal" category, but won't be available as an "Owlsome Deal".

How are the deals selected?
I am working with various merchants to bring you these deals. If you also make an owl themed product like art, pottery, clothing, paper goods, bags, toys etc. you can submit it for the "Owlsome Deal". Read the Merchant FAQ page for details. If you have a question that is not answered there then please feel free to send me an email at  shivani AT myowlbarn DOT com with  "OwlSome Deal" in the subject line.

Who is responsible for payments, shipping, customer support, refunds etc.?
My Owl Barn is working with merchants to bring specific products at a special discount to you. You are still buying the product directly from the merchant and you'll be directly dealing with the merchant for payment and any questions about your order. Merchant's contact information will be made available on the deal page.

Our very first "Owlsome Deal" is coming soon! Stay tuned. 

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Owl Accent Lamp




This eye-catching owl accent lamp will add character and whimsy to almost any corner of your home. Available here and here.

Love Note Cards




It feels like one moment we were talking about Christmas parties, crazy shopping trips, family dinners and the next Valentine's Day. I can't believe how fast time flies. In a week it'll be February! With Valentine's day just around the corner I have bunch of fun posts lined up to share here. There will be recipes, DIYs, gift ideas and more with hearts, flowers, pinks, reds and owls! :)

Today's Valentine item is these little peek-a-boo note cards with a glittery heart, an owl peeking from the inside with the text "Guess whoo loves you?". Isn't it sweet! The card measure 2" x 3" which is perfect size to slip in a lunch bag, pocket or gift. It comes in a pack of four and includes envelopes with a scalloped edge.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vintage Owl Radio



This cool vintage owl transistor radio was made in Japan in the 60s. It's claimed to be very popular and sought after item by collectors. I can see why. This little guy sells for anywhere from $100 to $200 a pop. I found one here.

Naomi: Polka Dot Cake






Naomi makes the sweetest cakes ever that'll make you go "aw". Her cakes and treats are just perfect from color scheme to designs, and her owls are so cute that they always steal my heart. She recently made this polka dot owl cake for a birthday party. I am head over heels in L.O.V.E. with it. It's simple, modern and elegant! 

If you are new to her work then take a peek at her other delicious confections here and here.

Owl Pillow by Low Bros + The Dirty Cream


The German urban art team 'Low Bros' popular as street artists teamed up with 'The Dirty Cream' to offer this beautiful pillow that features an owl in their signature geometric designs. This limited edition pillow measure 15" x 15" and is printed on both the front and back sides. It can be purchased from their website.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Giveaway: 29BlackStreet




If you remember my picks for the 2012 calendar round-up then you'll recognize this calendar instantly. Susan Black of 29BlackStreet has graciously offered this calendar to giveaway to two My Owl Barn lucky readers.

I love this calendar featuring 12 little collage owls for each month. Most in matching theme of the month like pink owl for February, owl with bunny ears for April etc. There are total of 14 pages including front & back covers. This 6 x 9 mini calendar is great size for hanging on the wall. If you are still looking for 2012 calendar then here is the chance for you to win this cutie. The giveaway will have two winners and each one will win a copy of the calendar. The international readers are welcome to play. 

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 winner sometime on January 31st!

Update: Our winners are cheril and Elaine. Congratulations!