Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Anya Stone

Anya Stone is a UK based artist who sculpts micro and miniature animal and bird detailed figures that are 1:12 and even smaller scales. To make these tiny wonders she uses polymer clay, wool, synthetic and plant fibres or feathers to make them look realistic. Anya has been sculpting for over 15 years and worked on numerous commissioned work including wildlife,domestic animals,fantasy work to restoring polymer clay items.

Her work has been published in American Miniaturist magazine and her tutorials that have been featured in Miniaturas Magazine through CDHM and Artisans In Miniature. She is gaining popularity especially for her life like miniature feathery sculptures. Visit her website to see more jaw-dropping sculptures and for free tutorials. Thanks, Chiara.

I want to give thanks to all of you for providing me with the love and support over the years. Without you my blog wouldn't have been the same fun place and my job wouldn't have been this cool! :)

Have a great Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it! I'll see you back on Monday {Pssst, there's a surprise}.

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Illustrated Recipes by They Draw and Cook

Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie recipe

Turkey Pot Pie recipe

Buttercream Strawberry Owl Cupcakes recipe

Do you know about this lovely website called They Draw and Cook? It's a great place to hangout for food lovers and people who love art. It's an idea a team of brother and sister came up with on a family vacation. Today it's the biggest collection of illustrated recipes by well known artists and passionate doodlers, some with an option to print.

Diem Chau: A - Z Northwest Natives

A is for Aquilegia (Columbine), B is for Bald Eagle, C is for Cougar, D is for Dogwood, E is for Elk, F is for Fox, G is for Grizzly Bear

H is for Heron,  I is for Iris, J is for Juniper, K is for Killer Whale, L is for Lynx, M is for Mountain Goat

N is for Northern Spotted Owl, O is for Otter, P is for Painted Turtle, Q is for Quinault Tribe, R is for Rhododendron, S is for Salmon, T is for Timberwolf

U is for Urchin, V is for Viola, W is for Wolf Eel, X is for Xanthogrammica (Giant Green Anemone), Y is for Yuma myotis (Vesper Bat), Z is for Zapus princeps (Western Jumping Mouse)

I have blogged about Diem Chau's incredible carved crayons previously here. She is back with another amazing set carved for her showing at the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle titled  “A – Z: Northwest Natives,” featuring miniature species native to the Pacific Northwest. 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Cards 2013 Part-II

Here's some more beautiful and adorable owl christmas cards. I hope you can find something that you would like to send to your friends and family this holiday season.

If you missed Christmas cards part 1, here the link.

P.S.: Last day to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a gorgeous owl blanket to keep you warm in the wintry nights!

Printable Thanksgiving Menu Planner

I just stumbled across these Thanksgiving owl menu planner printables and I knew I had to share these with you. You can organize a stress free thanksgiving with these free printables or bookmark them for next year. The set includes - Thanksgiving Menu, Thanksgiving Recipes and Thanksgiving Shopping list - all can be downloaded from here.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gift Guide: For Her

{1. PJ Salvage plush robe, 2. Natasha Couture owl clutch, 3. Betsey Johnson owl watch, 4. Fossil Glitz owl necklace and earrings, 5. Athena lamp, 6. Connor owl note cards, 7. Habitat owl gold candle, 8. Pier1 metal owl measuring spoons set, 9. Cooperative animal face iPad case, 10. Jonathan Adler iPhone 5 owl cover}

{11. Knitted Dove clever owl cardigan, 12. Owl themed Crock-Pot, 13. Anthropologie natural world dessert plate, 14. Woodsy owl postcard lamp, 15. Zgallerie owl vase, 16. Maroc Jaipur antique white owl well rug, 17. Vassilisa owl scarf, 18. Susquehanna owl glass set, 19. CWonder animal lacquer jewelry box, 20. Jonathan Adler convertible clutch, 21. Topshop owl slippers}

Thanksgiving Party Printables

Barb shared these Thanksgiving printables featuring owl and turkey in festive color scheme. There are two printable sets: set 1 and set 2 that consist of bottle labels, napkin rings, place cards, cupcake toppers, banner, drink flags, goody bags tags and much, much more. Yes, they are all available for free download and are ready to print from the links above. 

You can find more Thanksgiving printables here.