Friday, April 11, 2014

Sara E. Lynch Ceramics

Happy Friday everyone! I'd like to wind up the week with the beautiful ceramic pieces by Sara E. Lynch a ceramicist from Northern New York. Lynch attended Alfred University where she studied painting, photography and psychology. She gained a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts specializing in painting and ceramics. She makes functional pieces for everyday use inspired by animals. Her owl tea set, hedgehog and dog cups, and cat bowls are adorably charming work of art. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries like in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, and New York City.

I hope you enjoyed your week here with me. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday!

P.S.: Don't forget to enter to win a quilt cover set and an owl shaped cushion by entering the giveaway here.

DIY: Owl Necklace

France based clay artist St├ęphanie Kilgast makes adorable miniature sculptures of food, cupcake earrings, donuts, ice cream, sushi accessories, cake pendants, fruit tart necklaces and rings. She prepared and shared a tutorial on how to make an owl necklace with polymer clay with step by step instructions with images. 

Her online store Petit Plat presently has over hundred of delicious jewelry items including the owl necklace, in case you want to purchase it instead to making one. 

Freebie: Vintage Owl Image

Today's freebie is this stunning vintage owl image from The Graphics Fairy. This Antique Natural History Print dates to Circa 1870 and according to the title of the print this one is a Tawny Owl. Go ahead and download the full size image for any scrapbook or craft project or print to make your own framed art at fraction of the cost!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ceramic Owl Vase

I love this ceramic owl vase in beautiful glossy blue with distressed metallic finish by Creative co-op. The vase comes in three different sizes - small, medium and large, and can be ordered from here.

A Girlie Woodland Owl Themed Birthday Party

Anders Ruff featured this woodland owl theme birthday party hosted by Jen Ward for her daughter's ninth birthday. She used the sweet girlie color palette of pink, reds, aqua blue and lime that are mixed perfectly with the wood grains, burlap to incorporate the woodland theme of the party. This is a great theme for a baby shower and even will make a whimsical wedding theme.

There are so many lovely things at the party, but like always, I'm unable to move past by the dessert table! The acorn shaped cookies, the owl cookies, marshmallow toadstool pops and the cake is simply gorge-lishious!

For more pictures or if you need information on the vendors then click here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Egg Parade by Sagaform

Sagaform the Swedish brand that offers functional products for home has recently launched Egg Parade - a collection of egg cups in three delightful patterns - "story", "drop" and "candy". You can order these from here.

Sally-Ann Johns

London born artist Sally-Ann Johns presently living in Edinburgh studied Design and Craft at Gray's School of Art at Aberdeen graduating in 1999. With the focus on the use of reflective light she creates unique form of drawings of birds and owls that are surrounded with gold leaf and framed in a gold lined box that capture the light creating a striking piece for the viewer. She has worked for Cafe 52 in Aberdeen and the Bongo Club in Edinburgh, and has participated in many solo exhibitions as well as group shows.

From artist's website: "The work is displayed in its own beautifully hand-crafted case, a simple drawing becomes a precious artifact. I allow each image to stand alone, surrounding by the constantly changing light that reflects around it. The images are now what you would typically call holy or iconic; the animals are simplistic, sometimes flawed. I don't polish them or look for perfection, I leave them in their reflected light. I intend to demonstrate the ordinary to be extraordinary and leave each one as perfect in its imperfection."

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Giveaway: Quilt Cover Set and Owl Cushion

Good morning friends! I have an exciting announcement to share with you all. Last week, the Australian brand Just Bedding contacted me for hosting a giveaway for My Owl Barn readers. They have generously offered a double size (180 x 210 cm) quilt cover, an oblong cushion and an owl shaped cushion to one lucky winner. The owl themed bedding in lovely pink, blue, green and white colors with ruffled detailing will bring a splash of cuteness and cheer in your little girl's room. This giveaway is open to all international readers!

To enter:
Please leave separate comments letting me know that you liked and shared the post.

Winner will be announced sometime on April 15th.

Update: Sisu is our winner. I've emailed you. Thank you all for your support :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Owl Tea Cozy and More

owl tea cozy

chicken tea cozy

bee tea cozy

egg cozies

'owl at sea' purse in four designs

Lindsay Marsden of 'The Black Rabbit' designs some seriously delightful knitted products for home and gift items that are handmade in her studio in Margate. Her new colorful collection offers zip purses and animal shaped tea and egg cozies in owl, chicken, bee designs that'll make your morning breakfast a little more fun! If there is something that you like for yourself or a friend then grab it before it's gone! Yes, she ships internationally.

You can find out more about her products that I blogged previously here.

Heather A. Mitchell

'Coosa River Barn Owl' by Heather A. Mitchell an artist based in Pensacola, Florida draws beautiful colored pencil drawings of wildlife, pets and birds.