Friday, July 26, 2013

Vintage Owl Suitcase

Before I leave you all for the weekend, I'd like to share today's vintage find of this suitcase with a lovely owl illustration by an artist Naiara Arrieta. It'll be perfect to decorate a nursery or stand it up in a living room to add a touch of whimsy. Available here.

Have a beautiful weekend! I'll see you back on Monday.

DIY: Feathery Owl Tote

This is a simple and an easy tutorial that used Sizzix Petal Flower Power die to create a unique feathery owl tote. It'll make a fun tote to carry around your craft supplies or perfect to give to your little one for a trick-or-treat night! 

Things needed for the project:
Felt and quilted fabric
Fabric glue
Fringe scissors
Wax paper

For the entire tutorial and for step-by-step instructions with images go here. To purchase the Sizzix Bigz Die, Petal Flower Power (designed by Eileen Hull) click here.

Free Owl Party Printables

Download these adorable owl printables for your next party now! Follow this link to download the owl party favor tags, owl party food tags, owl party invitations, owl party napkin rings, and print'em all for free!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sophie Standing: Textile Embroidery Art

Sophie Standing is a textile artist born in England and currently living in Karen, Kenya. She studied wood, metal, ceramics and textiles at Liverpool Hope University, and has worked in many different mediums.

Sophie’s textile embroidered art is inspired by the beautiful African flora and fauna. Her "pieces are created by appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric onto the canvas where her image is already sketched out. She then draws the details over the top of the fabric with her sewing machine using many different colored threads." I am amazed at the attention of detail, love and patience that must have gone into creating each of these animal embroideries. 

You can view more of her stunning work on her website or to contact her for commission work.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Phaulet: Scarves

Phaulet is a collection of gorgeous scarves that are created with collaged images and reworked illustrations gathered from old books and encyclopedias. Measuring a luxurious 53" x 53" each scarf is a functional piece of art ideal for both decorating and wearing.

Paula Gonzales is the designer who designs the graphics on fair trade and organic materials and has them produced in Vancouver, BC. These silk scarves are easy to clean with a gentle simple hand wash and will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Anita Inverarity

Anita Inverarity is a full time artist living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland. The primary medium in her work is ink at the moment. Her drawings feature whimsical characters often formed with intricate details and line work. She finds her inspiration in nature and animals, myths and legends, folk tales and fairy tales.

She has participated in solo groups shows in Scotland as well as London and Australia. She has worked in collaboration with both local and international artists. Her work can be found in private collections in the UK as well as America and Australia. Some of her limited edition prints and originals can be purchased from her online store.

Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY: Owl Fabric Table

I am thrilled to have found this wonderful tutorial - owl fabric upcycled table - by Amy of Mod Podge Rocks. Her blog is a treasure trove of inspirational and amazing craft projects with over 200 Mod Podge tutorials alone! The owl fabric upcycled table project is a genius idea with which you can easily turn any boring table into an unique, whimsical piece that'll make you proud. The fabric used for the project is Alexander Henry Spotted Owl in Light Blue, for the entire list of materials and step-by-step instructions go to Amy's blog.