Friday, February 17, 2012

DIY: Owl Toms






Megan of The Art of Homemaking painted these fun owls on Toms and shared the step by step picture tutorial on her blog. I hope this tutorial inspires you to use Tom's as a blank canvas to paint what your heart desires.

Miniature Matchbox Art





{from top: Owl and the Pussycat - Origami ChickenMadi IllustrationAnnarackI'll be your distraction - Samantha Eynon}

I am enamored with these miniature masterpieces submitted for Enter the Clutter's Matchbox Art Show in Brighton. 

To see more miniature matchbox art and to find out more information on the exhibition click here.

Freebie: Owl Printable

You can download this owl for free from the blog called "Joyfully Yours Susannah". The owl image is about 29''wide and 40" high, perfect to print and frame, to use it for scarpbooking or any other craft project.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New York City Part 2










West Elm is another fun place that I visited while I was in New York. I have featured several of their owl products in my previous posts but it was just amazing to see my favorites in person such as owl butter dish, measuring cups, sugar dispenser, kitchen timer and lamps. Those lamps are just so gorgeous! I wish I had some space in my luggage to bring them home with me.

See more pictures of owl goodies I discovered on my trip - New York Part 1.

{images: My Owl Barn}

New York City Part 1






Those of you who read this post will know that I took a short trip to New York City last week. I appreciate you leaving comments on that post and your valuable recommendations. Epiphany, thank you for letting me know about Strand Books store. I had a great time! I didn't know that they had an entire floor dedicated to rare and vintage books. Mind you, that's only one small part of their "18 miles of books" that consists of new and used books, that's what I recently found out.

This store instantly became one of my favorite places to visit in NYC when I saw Strand's newest range of pouches, pens, tote bags and book accessories, all with their iconic Hooty the owl logo. I took a few pictures in the store of all the owl products to share with you here. Oh, I also close came across this video of Martha Stewart who shares "I love this bag". Take a look and if you want one for yourself, you can buy it from their website.


more owls in the store...
owl eyemask, adorable!

owl luggage tag and keycap

owl coin purse

owl bookends
{images: My Owl Barn}

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thought Of The Day: Keep Your Chin Up


"Keep Your Chin Up!" a limited edition cute owl notecard by Shannon Sawtelle at Little Paper Planes.

Sloane Ranger




Sloane Ranger is often shortened to Sloane refers to a young, preppy and confident individual. The brand is based in Stuart, Florida and offers a wide range of canvas duffle bags, cross body bags, wallets, bracelets, belt and other accessories with animal motifs. There owl design products in bright pink and navy blue are inspired by the streets of Sloane Square in London are available here and here

{image via}

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Owlsome Deal - Sleepy Owl Drinking Glass


Regular price: $13.99
Owlsome deal price: $10.00

Adrienne Looman has been creating artwork for over 10 years. Her work has been awarded with many established awards in the industry and has been published in many popular magazines.

When she got married, she made a decision to quit her full time job as a graphic designer to be with her husband. Her husband is a trucker who spent days away from home sometimes for weeks together. Now she does "everything: website, shops, sending orders, galleries, and marketing all from the passenger seat of his truck" to make a living without having to live away from her husband.

Adrienne has offered this Sleepy Owl drinking glass for the Owlsome Deal. The owl glass sells for $13.99 in her online store but for My Owl Barn readers it's for only $10! The offer is valid for a limited time only exclusively through My Owl Barn blog. To purchase this adorable owl glass at the discounted price click the "Add to Cart" below. 

Buy now by clicking the Add to Cart button below:

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This deal is only available till 02/21/2012 10:30AM MST 
The deal can end earlier, if the product gets sold out.

Not so fine print: 

- Once you click on the checkout button in cart, you will be directed to the PayPal payment page to make the payment to the seller. You can pay with your PayPal account, or with your credit/debit card.

- You will also be asked to provide your shipping address on the PayPal payment page.

- If you are seeing "This product is out of stock" message after clicking the "Add to Cart" button, that means that the deal has ended due to deadline being reached or the item being sold out.

- This Owlsome Deal is available in the US.

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-The owl drinking glass will be shipped from Cafe Press. You can read more on their shipping info and return policy at

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Valentine's Day Desserts

Valentine DIY Tattoos





The web is brimming with so many fun Valentine printables. How do you choose which one do you like the best? 
I did a  round-up yesterday including a bunch of adorable Valentine printables, in case you missed it. Today I discovered another cute printable that I would like to share with you - Valentine DIY tattoos from Fifth and Hazel, the Alison Show and Freshly Picked. These temporary woodland tattoos include an owl, a skunk, deer, porcupine, fox, and squirrel. These are avilable in two sizes - big and small, and can be downloaded for free from here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Printables for Valentine's Day Round-Up

Gift Wrapping paper  - "Owl be your valentine"

The blogosphere is popping with free printables for Valentine's Day. I've decided to do a round up of some of my own favorites that you will love!

I love these valentines printables by A Fanciful Twist.

Free 5X7 art print with lovely words "Grow Old Along With Me" from a song sung by John Lennon. There are other versions of the song, I like Mary Chapin Carpenter version.

"Owls on a Branch Cards" are free, just buy your candy!

 Download the template to make Valentine owl pillow box.

"Love Bird" note cards created from Rebecca's original art collages are perfect for sending a romantic note to someone special this valentine's day.

Polaroid Valentine Card with a heart print envelope.