Friday, September 12, 2014

Are You Ready For Fall?

The new season collection at Kohl's offers a huge range of  fall inspired products with owls, leaves, pumpkins in vibrant, cheerful colors. I picked out some of my favorites for this post, hoping that you would find something that you like to make your home fall ready :)

The products shown are: "harvest owl patchwork placemat", "harvest faux applique table runner", "harvest owl bath rug", "harvest owl chevron bath towels", and "owl photo clip". To view more go to their website through the link given above.

Have a beautiful weekend! If you like, you can join me on Facebook where I'll be posting more fun owl finds over the weekend.


Halloween Stitched Jewelry

This is a wonderful project created by Candice for The Graphics Fairy that teaches you how to make simple Halloween jewelry using Halloween themed images. For the project you'll need template of your favorite image, laminating paper, punch, scissors, a needle and thread, adhesive and pin. This will be a fun project with which you can make variations of jewelry for yourself, friends and kids.

You can find free Halloween themed images which you can download and print for the project from The Graphics Fairy website - here.

Freebie: French Alphabet Bookplates

You can download these French ABC alphabet bookplates from here. Download and print the alphabets you want such as H for Hibou (owl) to label your favorite book or all to use them as flashcards for kids. Each bookplate includes letters in uppercase and lowercase with easy to learn French words along with lovely illustrations. They are great for kids who know French or students who are learning French as their second language. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sarah Esteje: Ball Pen Illustrations

Sarah Esteje is a French illustrator who studied art in Paris at LISAA ( L'institut supérieur des arts appliqués) and Gobelins School of the Image, Paris. She draws meticulous and amazingly detailed portraits of animals using only blue ball point pens and white paper for her work. I am still in awe by the intricacy with which she has drawn the feathers on the owl. Very, very impressive. 

She shares (via): "For my animal portraits, I really chose pictures in which they looked human, and in some of my human portraits, I love how brutish they can look. 

But in a general way it is difficult to touch somebody with the portrait of a stranger, it is easier with animals."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ceramic Money Bank

An adorable hand-painted ceramic money box range from Djeco. They are decorative as well as functional. The kids and the kids at heart will love to give them their hard earned money :) They come beautifully gift boxed and make an ideal first keepsake money bank. You can find them here and here.

I have blogged about Djeco's products in the past here, take a look!

Playing Cards With Karina Eibatova's Bird Illustrations

Karina Eibatova is an Austria based artist and illustrator who partnered with LUX Cards to produce a beautiful series of bird inspired playing cards. The deck of playing cards is called AVES (Latin for birds) which has met its goal on Kickstarter project and is available to purchase. The cards decorated with unique illustrations of owls, birds and feathers motifs will make a great gift for a card player or a collector!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Owl Dinnerware by Roberto Perez

Roberto Perez "Owl" collection by Novica offers hand crafted and hand painted ceramics in cheerful blue and green on ivory surface. The owl shaped mugs, ceramic bowl, round plates, square platter and an owl figurine come with co-ordinated items with feather like motif that will go perfectly together to create a unique table setting to enjoy dinner with family and friends. If you would like to get this unique and adorable dinnerware then it's available online from here and here.

Ben Goodman

Ben Goodman is a printmaker from Bristol, UK where he was born and raised. After graduating with a first class honours degree in Illustration he became interested in traditional printmaking and wood-engraving. To produce his prints he uses a range of processes from wood engraving, etching, stone lithography to letterpress. I adore his bird series which seem to have been created with some use of paper and short strokes of paint brush bringing a delicate feel to his work.

He has exhibited at the AOI’s annual show at the London Transport Museum and Clarke Willmott’s Young Artist of the Year exhibition.  His clients include Palgrave Macmillan, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Farrows Creative, Rusty Squid, The Wardrobe Theatre and Zero Lubin Publishers.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cavallini & Co. Vintage Owls

Cavallini 2015 vintage owls collection features delightful owl images on various stationery items including parcel set, sticky note pads, notepads, file folders and bookplates for everyday use. Not only this but the collection offers you products that gets you ready for the next year as well as the holiday season. The charming owl theme continues on new year's calendar, planner, and is available on a Christmas gift wrap set and greeting cards in beautiful festive colors. You can get them for yourself to wrap gifts or to give them as a present to someone who loves vintage stationery. You can find all the products from the collection and order them from here.