Friday, September 13, 2013

DIY: Cupcake Toppers

This is a wonderful tutorial by Black Betty's Lab on how to make animal cupcake toppers. With this easy to follow tutorial you can transform any store bought cupcake into something fun! Just by following some simple steps in the image above you can create something for your next party in no time.

Freeb Printable Owl Fall Tag

You can download this printable Happy fall owl tag from here. The tag can be used in multiple ways - as a gift tag, fall ornament, bookmark, in scrapbooking or in seasonal buntings! Each sheet will print four cute owl hanger tags, get yours now from the above link!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Anne-Lise Koehler: Paper Mache Sculptures

Birds and Owls from her Exhibition at Museum of Pont-a-Mousson

Anne-Lise Koehler is an artist from France who makes paper mache sculptures inspired by flora and fauna ranging from owls to insects to reptiles. She begins her piece with two pieces of wire, one bend to form beak, neck, back and tail of the bird, and the other wire twisted into the shape of legs. She is not only specific about the material of the paper she uses for her models but the text that'll show on the final pieces.

Each sculpture is a gradual process of pasting layer onto layer with sufficient drying time to make sure the glue is completely dry to the touch before the next layer is added. Some sculptures are painted with acrylic paints and some are left bare. Her sculptures could take anywhere from several weeks to several months or even years to complete. You can see more of her work on her website and if you like, follow her on facebook for new work.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists

Craft-a-Doodle will be a useful book for anyone who wants to learn to drawn and doodle. This new book by Jenny Doh of Crescendoh Studios features 18 talented artists who contributed total of 75 exercises. Craft-a-Doodle exercises come with easy to follow step-by-step instructions that will inspire you to pick up a pencil and let your creative juices flow! I was excited to see Floral Chang's contribution in the book who is one of my favorite artists and a pleasure to work with. Grab this book to learn with Floral Chang how to use inky water to doodle an owl from here.

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Huset Pot Guards

I'm sure you'll find Huset Pot Guard useful even if you only cook rice in the kitchen, especially rice. If you often find yourself cleaning the stove-tops and counter tops because you stepped away only for a minute to make a quick call and the pot had boiled all over the stove-top then I say these little guys have come to rescue you! They maintain just enough gap between lid and pot so steam can escape. There are three laser cut animals to choose from- owl, hedgehog and moose.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SO Ballerina Slippers

owl, raccoon

sheep, fox

Yesterday I posted some adorable animal coin purses. If you enjoyed the post then brace yourself for another one with overload of cuteness. The owl, raccoon, sheep, fox, pug, bunny (not shown) ballet slippers with 3D ears and button for eyes are fun to wear around the house. This adorable critter collection is sure to keep your feet toasty and the round toe will provide comfort. The knitted construction makes them safe to be washed in a washing machine. You can find the entire collection here for under $20 each!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Round Purse by Mibo

This collection of organic cotton round purses by Mibo is super cute. This collection of organic cotton round purses by Mibo is super cute. The animal designs are silk screen printed with water ink on both the sides with animal behind printed on the back. You can pick your favorite animal from their 10 designs including owl, squirrel, giraffe, lion, tiger, fish and more. Available here.