Friday, January 23, 2015

DIY: Owl Pom Pom

I just came across this wonderful ttutorialon how to make an owl pom pom on DIY It's a simple project that you cam make with your kids this weekend. And the best part is, you don't need tons of supplies for this diy, just the following three materials:

- Yarn (White, Black, Yellow, Brown, & Tan)
- Pom Pom Maker
- Baker’s Twin (if you want to use it as an ornament)

The owl pom pom can be used as an ornament or gift wrap embellishment. For the entire tutorial and pictures go to the blog through the link given above.

Quirky Valentine's Day Cards

Michelle Cavigliano is a designer and an illustrator from Rochester, NY. She loves to create quirky and cute art that's sure to brighten up anybody's day. With these adorable card with clever texts you'll certainly make your sweeheart's Valentine's Day! I hand-picked just a few cards to give you a taste of her fun work but do visit her online store - MyZoetrope for many more designs. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Charley Harper and Birch Fabric

Charley Harper's "Nuture" for Birch Fabric is an adorable organic fabric collection featuring charming animal with their baby designs in beautiful color scheme. The range is 100% organic cotton which makes it ideal for sewing, quilting, apparel and home accessories.

You can find all the fabric prints including the ones shown above on Charley Harper Art Studio where the range is categorized under canvas, knits and poplins, and sold by the 1/2 Yard.

Printable Valentine's Owl Pillow Box

This cute Valentine's owl pillow box is designed by Kiki from Kiki and Company for Over the Big Moon. You can download the owl pillow in two colors - red and navy for free! The printable box is perfect to hold Valentine's candy or a small gift. For instructions to assemble the box and to download the template go here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Needle Felted Great Grey Owl and More

Michelle Liebgott-Osinga is a naturalist as well as an artist  from Lincoln, Nebraska. She gained a Bachelors Degree in Art at Humboldt State University where her primary focus was ceramics and also studied painting, drawing, biology, and foreign languages.

Michelle now works as a needle felt artist creating soft sculptures in her home studio that are inspired by animals and nature. Her sculpture are made of wool over a wire armature so they can be positioned to sit, stand or to hang on the wall. The polymer eyes, beaks, and talons are hand sculpted and painted by the artist herself. All her creations are incredible but I am in love with the Great Grey Owl shown at the top.

I hope you'll visit her online store - Plains Song Studio to see more of her amazing work. Currently, there are over 30 one-of-a kind sculptures available in her store including beautiful owls, birds, plants etc.

Wee Urban: Modern and Organic Baby Clothing

Wee Urban's is a Canadian brand that specializes in baby and toddler products made of softest organic cotton and bamboo. They offer gowns, sleep sacs, onesies, fitted sheets, bibs, socks and caps featuring owls, elephants, giraffes, lions and other modern animal designs. 

To view their entire collection go to their website and if you like something you can order them online, they ship worldwide. Their products are also available through Amazon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10 Easy Valentine's Day Crafts

Owl Pom Pom Wreath - Life With 4 Boys

Owl pinata - Tanya L

Embroidered Valentine Owl - Finding Home

Valentine Owl Bag - Crafts Unleashed

Lollipop Owls - The Centsible Life

Valentine Mobile - All Things Heart and Home

Valentine's Day Gift Basket - Hoosier Homemade

Valentine's Day M&M Candy Pouches - Keeping It Simple

Owl Mailbox - SmoothFoam

Valentine's Day Homemade Card - Inheriting Our Planet

Hand Knitted Slippers

Esra is a knitter from Edirne, Turkey and the creator behind all the lovely products at "The Knitting Sea". Her online store offers a wide variety of hand knitted products like shawls, scarves, hats, slippers and more. Her knitted slippers, which are my favorite, are 100% handmade and feature motifs of owls, foxes, fun patterns and hearts which will make a perfect gift for someone special in your life this Valentine's day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Owl Always Be Your Valentine" Dessert Table

Valentine's Day is less than a month from now and if you are in a need for ideas to host your Valentine's Day party then I have found just a party for you with tons of creative ideas. "Owl Always Be Your Valentine" owl themed party is fun and has festive details which is perfect for kids and adults Valentine's Day party. I hope you feel inspired by this post to dress your table with some simple homemade stuff and delicious treats. 

For more images of the party and tutorial for making your Valentine's Day treats, some that you can make in less than 15 minutes, go here.

Rebecca Jones - "Forest Owl"

Rebecca Jones is a textile designer and illustrator presently living in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from Winchester School of Art with a Bachelor in Arts (Hons) in Textile Design and worked in London for 5 years for a fashion studio designing prints and embroideries. When she moved to Australia, she continued to design for both fashion and homewares.

She has worked for well known clients and stores from all over the world like John Lewis, Anthropologie, Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Top Shop, Warehouse, Target, H&M, Zara, Alannah Hill, Linen House, Myer and Adairs.

Make sure you go through her portfolio on her website, it's a visual treat. Her work is cheerful, filled with colors and charming characters such as this "Forest Owl", my very favorite!