Friday, December 14, 2012

Dwell Studio: Gift Ideas for Kids

Dwell Studio was founded in 1999 by Christiane Lemieux who wanted "to offer the discerning customer a range of vibrant and modern textile designs". Soon after establishing as a leader in the bedding market they quickly expanded to designing organic and unique toys. These beautiful toys are printed on solid soft textured wood with bright non-toxic dyes. If you looking for modern and charming gifts for kids this holiday season then check out their new toy and board book collection. Available here.

Dwell Studio owl stamp set includes 8 wooden stamps, 5 colored pencils, 2 ink pads, all in a cute 8" x 10" pine box for easy storage. 

December Desktop + iPhone Wallpaper

I know we are half way through the month of December but it's never too late to bring cheer to your desktop or iPhone with this holiday inspired wallpaper. The wallpaper is available in several sizes and can be downloaded from here. Enjoy!

DIY: Almond Owl Ornament

How adorable are these tiny guys?! I came across this wonderful tutorial on on making owl ornaments with whole almonds. I think it's a fun and clever idea. For the entire tutorial and to download the free patterns go here.

Freebie: Wintry Postcards

Today's freebie is these Winter themed postcards by Ande Cook. 'Snowy owl and his girl' and 'Winter Wolf'  are perfect to send out a little note during this time of the year. Download these 5x7 cards from here for free!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

2013 Calendar Round-Up Part II

Free Christmas Gift Labels + Cards

Christmas Gift Labels by Carina
Happy Owlidays card by Green Owl Crafts

Happy Holidays owl card by Maria Parrish of Minercia

DIY: Owl Ornament

Kristin Loffer Theis of KLTworks created this amazing egg carton owl ornament project for Fawn and Forest 2012 magazine. The complete tutorial can be found on page 15 and 16 of the magazine here.

All you'll need to make your own ornament is three simple things - egg cartons, some paint and embellishments! Super easy and fun!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 Calendar Round-Up Part I

Miyako Kanamori



Insanely cute animals by Japanese artist Miyako Kanamori found via here. If you have more information on the artist or the stuffed animals shown above, please leave a comment below. I'd love to see and learn more about her work.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Freebie: Owl Box

Miriam loves to work with fabric and paper, and has shared tons of lovely tutorials on her blog. She recently emailed me her amazing tutorial on how to make an owl box. It looks like a perfect box to hold a gift card, candy or a small holiday gift items. The tutorial comes with a printable template and instructions that can be downloaded from here. Time to dig in that pile of scrap papers!

Les Vieux Ours


Les Vieux Ours is a French brand started by Michel and Jean Louis that offers colorful kids' limited edition screenprints, postcards and puzzles. I adore these animal prints! Who doesn't like an elephant riding a bike or rabbit juggling!