Friday, November 30, 2012

Odd Owls & Stout Pigs by Arnold Lobel

Odd Owls & Stout Pigs: A Book of Nonsense by Arnold Lobel is a collection of rhyming stories featuring variety of owls and pigs who shout, swim, groom, garden, and often found involved in many dining disasters. 

The poems are filled with rhyming words that are often repeated. For example: "There was a small pig with a tail./ Not curly but straight as a nail./ So she ate simply oodles/ Of pretzels and noodles,/ Which put a nice twist to her tail" and "one tosses cakes in the air because "He likes the mess it makes," while another gulps down 10 milkshakes because "He likes the slurp it makes".

The book of humor and wit is supported with charming soft hued illustrations that were enhanced with oil pastels and colored pencils. This hardcover colorful book consists of 32 pages and will make a great Christmas gift for the little one in your life. It sells for $15.99 but is on sale here.

Owl S'mores on a Stick

While searching internet for seasonal recipes last week, I came across this super cute tutorial on making 'Owl S'mores on a Stick'. I adored it and I knew you guys will love it too! Aren't they just perfect to be a part of your fall themed party or baby shower. For the entire tutorial and step-by-step instructions go here

Freebie: Owl Envelope and More

Don't you love free seasonal stationery? Especially, if you are writing a lot of notes to your loved ones. Free  printables offer you several options to choose from and pick the appropriate set to match with the time of the year. The colors and design of these printables are perfect for fall messages. The set includes an envelope, mini cards and a clipart of owls on the branch for scarpbooking. Download all from here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Printable Christmas Gift Wraps + Tags + Petal Cards

How lovely is this Wooly Woodland printable holiday collection! Lia of Ellinee has generously shared these Christmas printables on her blog featuring woodland creatures - owl, deer, bunny, squirrel in seasonal color palette. The 'wrap holiday' series include gift wraps in three adorable designs, petal cards and gift tags, all can be downloaded for free! 

Go here to download the gift wraps.
Go here to download the gift tags.
Go here to download the petal cards.

Barn Owl Photographic Print

Gorgeous barn owl photographic print by Julie Parker-Garza.

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Alice Nyong: Nkoyo

Alice Nyong is the designer and the owner of the London based brand called NKOYO that offers fine scarves. She hand draws illustrations in pencil and watercolors that are then digitally printed on 100% silk luxury scarves. 

She says: "Everything I make is aimed at capturing elements of natural beauty and making them into an elaborate piece of beauty."

If you are in London then you can find her scarves, tote bags, drawings, hair accessories at Things British.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Paperchase 2013 Diaries

Every year around this time we start thinking about 2013 diary and planner that we'll be toting with us for the rest of the year. How do you choose which one you like the most when there are so many lovely designs? On alone there are several adorable diaries featuring owl illustrations in different sizes. Have you picked out one for yourself or to give as a holiday gift? 

More can be seen on their website here.

SPROUT Eco-Friendly Clock & Watch Set

Sprout 'What Time Is It?' clock & watch set for kids is made from recycled and biodegradable materials like bamboo, cardboard, recycled paper. A colorful and fun way for the little ones to learn time, it comes with an instructional booklet. It'll make a perfect Christmas gift! Order it now from here or bookmark this page for later.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Wrapping Paper

Whimsical wonder gift wrap, holiday hoot by The Gift Wrap Company
Xmas reversible owls wrapping paper by Roger La Borde

Owl gift wrap by Santoro
Owls and owlets by Wooster & Prince

Habitat Present owl gift warp
Owls in tree by Papyrus 

Christmas owl wrap paper from here
Holiday owls gift wrap from here

Oso Polar


Oso Polar is a doll maker and artist based in Moscow, Russia who has been hand making these insanely cute toys for more than 3 years now. Wildlife is her main inspiration and the primary subject matter of her work. "Animals are cute and I like the way they don’t need to speak to express their emotions" - I couldn't agree more. Her photography is as beautiful as her animals.

I can't stop admiring attention to detail and intricacy that went into crafting this amazing owl. You can find more of her lovely work on her Flickr gallery and her online store.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ceramics by Asleep From Day

Simple and sweet hand painted ceramics by Parisian designer Asleep From Day. The porcelain range includes platters, mugs, teapots, vases, candle holders adorned with owl, deer, birds and floral patterns. Their pieces get sold fast so if there is something you like, make sure you get it now before it's gone!