Friday, November 22, 2013

Festive Forest Fabric

Festive Forest is such a cheerful fabric collection designed by Allison Cole for Camelot Fabrics. The collection features owls, deer, foxes, squirrels, rabbit and other woodland creatures in lovely contemporary color palette of orange, burgundy, turquoise and yellow. The coordinated fabric come in stripes, flags, leaves, trees, dots and plaid pattern. It's perfect to get your hands on for the projects you're working on for this holiday season. See more designs from the range here.

Have a great weekend! If you haven't already then enter this giveaway for a chance to win the owl blanket.

Bronwynne Cornish: Owl Jugs and More

'owl jugs'



'stripped owl jugs'

'black owl jugs'

'spotted owl jugs'

A well known New Zealand ceramist Bronwynne Cornish studied to be an industrial designer but later found her true passion in earthenware. She has received several awards for her work and exhibited in solo shows becoming an important figure in the recent history of New Zealand ceramics. Her work can be found in major public and private collections in New Zealand and abroad including The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, The Collection of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, The Wallace Collection, Auckland, and the Kobayashi Collection, Tokyo. 

I am intrigued by the animals head sculptures and vessels. The beautiful owl jugs are from her current series "that looks at the crossover between people and animals, placing those characteristics in fine balance and emphasising the 'wildness' that we have lost in our lives today." 


Freebie: Thanksgiving Printables

Today's freebie is by Kyra who designed these Thanksgiving owl themed printables in three different sizes to fit store bought candy box and to decorate snack bags. You can download the printables from here and print as many as you want. They will look great attached on a box of sweets for a teacher or colleagues at work.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Miss Bumbles

Ruth Rivers also known as Miss Bumbles is an artist based in London who self taught needle felting watching videos online and has been felting since 2008. Her online store offers hand crafted one-of-a-kind animals with incredible attention to detail giving each one a character and personality like the guitarist owl, dressed up cat, festive pig etc. You can see more of her wonderful creatures in her store.

P.S.: You can win an owl blanket by entering this giveaway. Good luck!

Owl Goodie Bag Printables

Amy designed these owl goodie bag printables that can be downloaded, printed and used for making as many as goodie bags you want. Use them to decorate favor bags for a birthday party, on dark paper bag for halloween candy or on orange bags to fill them with Thanksgiving goodies. Try different colors and patterns to match your party theme.

To make these bags you'll need:
- Owl goodie printables (download them for free from here)
- Paper bags (find them in your local craft store or use the one I found here)
- Double sided tape

Simply print the template, cut and follow the instructions to make your own owl goodie bags.

Freebie - Thanksgiving Cards

Download these super cute Thanksgiving cards that are ideal to write someone special in your life a thank you note. There are three designs to choose from - "hi card", "this is a hoot card" and "gobble card". Get them all from here now. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gift Ideas For Kids

{1. Owl pendulum clock by Modern Moose, 2. Djeco 3 layer lift-out wooden puzzle - tree house, 3. Magic noctuam by Djeco, 4. Owl cookset, 5. Forest chunky puzzle by Janod, 6. Owl wobble by Kido, 7. Jellycat hoot the owl soft book} 

{8. Woodland owls jigsaw puzzle- tinyme, 9. Animal Crayons, 10. Voila kaleidoscope owls, 11. Noah Owl Toy Box, 12. Owl soap, 13. Carter's owl hat set, 14. Skip Hop Treetop Friends Busy Bead Tree, 15. Sugarbooger owl covered bowl set, 16. Webkinz opal owl plush}

DIY Leaf Animals

Remember this post on hand painted fall leaves? Today I found this tutorial at Hand­made Char­lotte with step by step instructions on how you can easily turn fall leaves into fun project by embroidering faces and drawing animals.

There are two great tutorials - one teaches you how to use fresh leaves as a can­vas for embroi­dery, and the other one explains how you can draw fun ani­mal friends on pressed leaves. Both DIYs come with the list of things you need and instructions. There is also a printable 'eagle owl' template to get you started, download it from here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dmitry Geller: Variety Of Owls

I previously blogged about Dmitry Geller's wonderful work here. Here are some new owls by him that I love!

You can see and learn more about his work on his website and on

An Autumn Owl Garland

This easy owl garland will be perfect for any occasion from fall themed party to birthday party. Simply cut some owls in orange to use them with your Thanksgiving decor. 

To make this owl garland you will need:
- colored paper
- a hole punch
- a pack of page reinforcers
- scissors
- owl template (and instructions that can be found here.)