Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Friday! + Owl Face Bread

Valentine's Day is only a couple of weeks away and I thought why not wrap up this week with this amazing recipe that you'll have enough time to try out. The tutorial comes with a step by step instructions with pictures on making the owl face bread. Gift the loaf whole and I bet there will be no end to the oohs and aahs of your surprised valetine when they find an owl face inside or just make the breakfast special by serving it sliced. Find the entire tutorial here. Happy Baking!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. See you back on Monday!

Owl String Holder and Cake Stand

Quality owl string holder is hard to come by, so when I came across this ceramic twine holder at West Elm I instantly knew I had to share it with you here. It'll look lovely sitting on your desk or mounted on the wall for ease of use. The mounting kit is included.

If you are someone who likes to serve baked goodies at your parties or a baker who takes pride in her work then you certainly can't pass on that owl cake stand, especially with the price tag of under $20!

Free Valentine Cards

Kate is an artist based in Orlando, Florida who designed these super sweet Valentine's Day printables and shared them on her website to be downloaded for free. Grab'em now from here.

Don't forget to check out more Valentine's freebies that I have blogged previously, here.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Becky Kemp: Bandit Owl

You must have seen Becky Kemp's work on other blogs especially her beautiful brooches and nesting dolls
When I started to browse her products under the sold category on her online store, guess what I discovered - this 'Blue Bandit' owl figurines. I am in love! It's handcrafted from air dry clay and meticulously hand painted and varnished to a smooth finish. Becky's store will reopen soon and I can't wait what'll she have for us this time.

Printable Animal Valentine Boxes

I just recently stumbled across these printable valentine boxes on One Charming Party. There are three adorable designs - an owl, a monkey and kitten - that you can download the template for and make your own box. Each box comes with a sweet little saying on the back and some space to add your signature. These boxes are great to gift homemade cookies, chocolates or anything else that'll fit in there. Download them for free from here.


PineStack is a modern take on a traditional stacking toy by Michel Svane Knap. The target group for this toy is children between 18 to 36 months old. Michel designed this toy for his Master's project at Kolding School of Design Denmark, while the contemporary twist is beautiful the redesign doesn't compromises on the educational and fun element of the toy. 

PineStack consists of pine trunks/cones in shades on green and yellow that double as lid while not in use making the toy easy to store and carry around. There are four animals including an owl that live on the tree. 

I am not sure if this design will be produced in a form of an actual product but this is something worth keep an eye out for. Michel Svane Knap has a portfolio on Behance where you can find his other amazing designs.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Petra Boase

Petra Boase designs and offers eclectic range of vintage inspired notebooks, children's wear, mugs and badges. If you are looking for unique gifts then look no further. Her products is a fresh breeze of playful patterns, bold colors and designs that are sure to be be liked by all ages.

I also love this Japenese owl paper balloon. Won't it make an awesome addition to your next party?!


Sandra Dieckmann: Wallpapers

The wonderful illustrations of owls, gazelle and zebras by Sandra Dieckmann a freelancer living and working in London. Artist's statement: "My work eternally explores and expresses my personal love for drawing and observing animals and the planet we live on … bathed in all the shades of human emotion."

These designs are available in form of wallpapers and can be purchased from Area Environments. You can find more information on how you can place an order on their website.

Lush Tart: Pillows

I am loving these brightly colored throw pillows by Lush Tart. Each cover is individually hand cut and sewn, featuring a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper. Starting at only $20!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Paperchase: Hootsweet

'Hootsweet' is the latest collection by Paperchase featuring cute assortment of owls on bright orange background with a retro 70s style and feel.

The range includes variety of products like tote bag, carry case, umbrella, playing cards, colored pencils, pencil case, picture frame, badges, notecards and much, much more. See all the products from the range on their website.

Owl Valentine's Free Printables

I adore Vanessa's style and I get a thrill everytime she creates something new around owl theme like these Valentine's printables. And, they are free! Yes, you read that right. You can download these lovely 'owlie valentine's' cards, cut them and personalize them. Go here to get your own freebie.

Freckles and Gilbert: Elegant Owls

Freckles and Gilbert makes a high quality cases for laptop, iPad, Kindle and iPhone. Their quirky 'Elegant Owls' collection features owl on a swing with beautiful floral print in the feminine shades of blue and pink. Find all the products from the collection here and also check out their other designs like mouth watering cupcake, vintage inspired tea.