Friday, April 4, 2014

Critter Patch by Alyssa Thomas

Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish designed the super adorable 'Critter Patch' collection of organic fabric for Clothworks featuring owls, foxes, rabbits, hedgehogs and four coordinating prints in lovely color palette of aqua blue, brown, green and rust. The collection is perfect for quilts, craft projects and kids' apparel.

Other products by Alyssa that I blogged previously can be found here.

DIY: Harry Potter Party Owl Post

I feel that Harry Potter will always be one of the popular themes for birthday parties, and we all know no Harry Potter party is complete without Hedwig the owl. I stumbled across this wonderful tutorial by Tonya on how to make your own Harry Potter inspired owl invitations at fraction of the cost. You can make as many invitations as you want by following the simple set of instructions then place the rolled up invite under the legs of the owl to be delivered! You'll need the following materials to make the invitations:

- sheet of paper
- chipboard
- cookie and fondant cutters
- glitter card stock
- crepe paper for feathers
- translucent vellum 
- scissors
- glue gun

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Embroidered Brooches by Conieco

Paulina Bartnik is an artist from Warsaw, Poland who creates these beautiful needle felted and hand-embroidered brooches often depicting owls, birds and other animals. She can be contacted through her Etsy website - Conieco - for custom orders or any other question related to her products. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Over the Hedgerow - Mugs

Ashdene's new mug collection 'Over the Hedgerow' designed by Belinda Strong features woodland creatures in the color scheme inspired by the nature with retro feel and style. The sweet collection is available in four designs - owl, deer, rabbit and fox currently at 20 percent discount here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wearable Art Bracelets by Tania Nuñez

Feathered Wisdom Spirit Guide

Little Wolf Spirit Guide

The Blues Leaf Girl

Oh Thy Wisdom Owl Spirit Guide

New York City artist and illustrator Tania Nuñez is the designer behind all the lovely things at Ink n Joy. She makes these awesome wearable art bracelets featuring hand drawn illustrations in wide range of colors. These unique bracelets come in two sixes - small and medium, at affordable $35 each! 

Visit her online store where you'll find her stationery items, art prints and paper dolls. My favorite is definitely the Frida Kahlo.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sarah Martinez

How adorable are these birthday cards by Sarah Martinez! The cards are based on her original watercolor illustrations. If you like these little critters then you must visit Sarah's online store Snoogs and Wilde where she offers over a dozen designs in birthday cards. I am in love with the sloth!

DIY: Owl Shaped Bird Feeder

This is another great tutorial that recycles the materials like milk carton that would otherwise have ended up in the trash (in case you missed, you can find the diy shared earlier on how to make an owl vase using empty plastic bottles). Follow the instructions shared by Sara Rivka on her blog to make these owl shaped bird feeders. This is a simple and an easy project in which kids can be involved who will have fun painting and drawing the owls on the carton.

You'll need:
- recycled milk or juice cartons
- white paint
- sand paper
- a permanent black marker
- string for hanging