Friday, September 27, 2013

Halloween Advent Calendar

Is it a tradition in your family to use countdown calendar for Halloween? If yes, then why not make one for yourself this weekend with this great tutorial which comes with clear step by step instructions on this blog. With this easy to put together DIY Halloween advent calendar you can celebrate the 31 days of October while you have some family fun leading up to Halloween!

You can get all the supplies needed for this project by making a single trip to your local Michales store:
- 1 12×12 piece of MDF
- 1 12×12 sheet of decorative scrapbook paper
- 1 12×12 sheet of Kraft cardstock
- 2 sheets of black cardstock, 8×10 or larger (if using cutting machine)
- Number embellishments & stickers (if not using cutting machine)
- Black ink pad
- Triangle sponge
- Spray Adhesive
- 2 mini hook screws

Free Owl Papers and Tags

Download these scrapbooking owl papers in darklight and pink, and collection of tags from Sandra's blog called MeinLilaPark. Her blog is a paper haven where she shares tons of pattern papers and printables that can be yours for free to be used in craft projects and gift wrapping!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Studio 56th Studio: The Owl Chair

'Magic boy chair" and 'Magic owl  chair'

'Caricature as Furniture', 'Familiar Faces' and 'Tribute to The Beatles' (not shown) are three series of chairs designed by Thai design firm 56th Studio featuring whimsical, comical and famous pop culture figures. My favorites are Magic Owl Chair that's inspired by Hedwig the owl and Magic Boy Chair which is based off Harry Potter with  a thunderbolt scar on the backrest, both are from 'Caricature as Furniture' collection. Aren't the owl feathers on the legs just incredible! "Every detail is carved solely by hand, yet the result is rewarding. Hedwig gives a romantic folklore touch to any space."

'Gaga Chair'

'The Simpsons set'

The four yellow chairs are based off the famous animated TV show - The Simpsons with vivid and distinctive characteristics of the family, so that you can easily recognize which is Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Bart. Like, that small stool is the Lisa chair with spiky yellow design that resembles her hair or the Marge chair, with super high fluffy beehive. 

The bold chairs come in three colorways - yellow, black or white, and are customizable. You can choose if you want it upholstered or not, color of the backrest material and the kind of wood. For any product related question or to place an order go to their website.

'Grace Chair'

'Supermodel chair'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Apple Park: Backpacks Made of Plastic Bottles

Apple Park's newest collection features adorable eco-friendly backpacks and lunch packs durable for everyday use and made of 100% recycled fabrics. Each lunch pack saves about 9 to 24 plastic bottles from going into landfills and recycled through an eco-friendly process. First, the PET bottles are ground into flakes and washed to remove any contaminants. Then the flakes are spun into recycled fabrics that is BPA free, PVC free, Phthalate-free and non-toxic. The cute critters are perfect for school and come in seven designs: purple owl, monkey, cubby, white owl,  bunny. and penguin. Available here.

Nutak: Wooden Treasures

Monika and Darko are the designer behind all the wooden treasures at Nutak. They offer unique necklaces, brooches, bracelets, pendants and more that are hand cut and hand painted with great care and attention to detail. Every piece features beautiful illustrations of owls, birds, foxes, peacock and other animals in bright colors making each one a stunning statement piece. Make sure you also check out these adorable tiny, little houses.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Funny Side Up Owl Egg Shaper

Funny Side up Owl Egg Shaper is an innovative product that's sure to add cuteness and brighten up your morning. By using this handy mold and two eggs you can create a cool egg art that'll put a smile on the little ones' faces and anyone who enjoys to get creative with food. Available here.

Free Halloween Printables

Here's a spook-tacular printable for you all! You can download these goodies for Halloween parties or gift wrapping for free! The printables include lollipop holders, gift tags and wrapping paper in seasonal colors - black, white and vibrant tangerine featuring owls, ghosts, spider webs, skulls, pumpkins and more cute graphics.

Get them for yourself and share them with your friends.
- Halloween Lollipop Holders (Living Locurto)
- Halloween Wrapping Paper (Paper Glitter)
- Halloween Gift Tags (Paper Crave)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sur La Table: New Products

Have you see these new owl products by Sur La Table? The gorgeous hand-painted Italian tableware collection includes owl plates, bowls, mugs in bold colors, and earthenware range offers measuring cups, cookie jar, mug and measuring spoons with weathered owl design. The vintage inspired checkered apron, oven mitt, tea towel and the cute pot holder with adorable salt & pepper shakers and candles will bring instant whimsy to your dining table and home this fall!