Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Minute Holiday Printables

Happy Friday, everyone! Are all your gifts wrapped up? In case there are some still left then I hope you can find something you like from the printables I shared in the past few weeks. Just click this link for fun and free gift wraps, labels, stickers, gift tags, cards and much, much more.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Aves Collection

Aves Collection is a collaboration between artist & illustrator Renée Treml and ceramicist Kim Wallace. The handmade collection is inspired by Australian native birds and wildlife. There are shallow bowls, mini bowls, beakers and platters in "boobook owl", "sooty owl", "baby sooty owl", "sassy scrub wren", "cheeky scrub wren" designs which can be mixed and matched with egg, nest, feather illustrated ceramics to make your own unique set.

Thought of the Day: Dream A Little Dream

"Dream a Little Dream" print by Roll and Tumble Press.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Owls

Orwell and Goode: Owl Footstool and More

Orwell and Goode is Scottish brand started in 2011 by a team of two designer printmakers Mrs. O and Mrs. G. They design contemporary textile, art and whimsical furniture pieces inspired by countryside beauty. Their latest range "British Wildlife" offers gorgeous footstools, pouffes, coat hooks in owl, badger and fox designs. You can find all the above shown products in their online store on

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daniel Mackie: Repeating Pattern

'sleepy owls'





I am in awe with this series called "Repeating Pattern" painted by Daniel Mackie. Each painting is done by hand using pencil and watercolors with mind-blowing detail and intricacy. You can see what went behind the scenes on his blog where he documented each piece with an interesting trivia. Check out his online store where these gorgeous patterns are available on cards.

The Little Acorn Baby Owls Collection

{From the top clockwise: little acorn baby owls quilt, baby owls sweet dreams toddler pillow, little acorn baby owls fitted sheet, owl shaped pillow, little acorn rug, elephant shaped pillow, giraffe blanket, owl bib}

{owl hoodie bath wrap, storage bins}

DIY: Owl Stocking With Template

Just yesterday I discovered this tutorial on how to make a cute owl Christmas stocking. The tutorial comes with step by step instructions and a template to print. If you can work with a sewing machine and embroidery a little then you can make this owl stocking in no time. 

Things that you'll need for the project: 
- template
- assortment of fabric
- lightweight fusible interfacing
- thread
- buttons for eyes
- red stranded embroidery thread

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Iain Macarthur: Animal Portraits

Iain Macarthur born in Swindon, England was an art fanatic from the age of eight. He started by drawing cartoon characters and now he also draws animal portarits with intricate patterns inspired by nature and birds. His work has unique touch of decorative elements added to them that often consists of unusual shapes and detailed carvings.

"Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time."

His prints are available for purchase from Society6. To learn more about him and his work check out his portfolio on his website.

DIY: Animal Gift Wrap

Why not create a fun menagerie of cute animals with your gifts for kids this season? It's an easy diy that needs no tutorial or instructions, just use images for references to make your own animals. For even more images and ideas on making owl, squirrel, panda, raccoon, and bear click here.