Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Friday + Easter Chocolate Chicks/Owls

Emily Leary shared the tutorial for making Easter chocolate chicks on her blog. If some body had told me that these little guys were owls I would have believed it. What's not to believe? The round shape, big eyes, wings, a beak and tiny feet all point to one thing - that they are owls! No seriously, don't they look like adorable owlets to you?

You can make both owls and chicks with mohawks this Easter for kids or as a centerpiece. For step by step tutorial with images go to this link.

Have a great holiday weekend,

P.S.: If you like you can join me on Facebook where I'll posting more awesome owls over the weekend.

iPhone Cases by Jessica Swift

I am swooning over these iPhone cases in mouth-watering colors featuring owls ("nocturna"), birds ("skybird"), geometric ("juanita") and abstract ("kazan") patterns. Oh, how much I wish I had an iPhone right now to dress it up in these beauties. If you are looking for a case for your iPhone (or to give as a gift to a friend) that's both stylish and fun then check out more iPhone cases designed by Jessica Swift on her website.

Easter Campaign by Kölner Zoo

For Easter campaign Kölner Zoo in the past ran print advertisement featuring white eggs painted as owl, orangutan, fish, penguin, pink flamingo and a crocodile. The images are cute as always, capturing the spirit of the holiday.

The Kolner Zoo Easter campaign was developed at Preuss und Preuss, Berlin, Germany by creative director Michael Preuss, art directors Zuzana Havelcova and Christine Briese, illustrator Julia Becker, consultants Nina Preuss and Janina Gutermann.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Socks, Socks, Socks

We stock up on socks during fall and winter to keep our feet toasty. But Summer is the season when you get a chance to show off your style by showing off your cool pair of socks. Here are some of my favorite socks in fun, cool and colorful designs. Team them up with ankle boots, saloon shoes or open toed shoes to compliment your attire.

Giant Easter Eggs from The Big Egg Hunt

The Big Egg Hunt 2013 - Covent Garden, London by Barbie Harrison, found from here.

The Big Egg Hunt 2013 - Covent Garden, London by John Biddle, from here and here.

The Big Egg Hunt 2012 "Tree of Life" egg for Wolf & Badger by  Isharya, here and here.

Owls are getting more and more popular during Easter holiday (I hope you have been enjoying the Easter holiday special posts I shared here). These are some of the Easter eggs painted with owl motif for The Big Egg Hunt, London in the last couple of years. I shared more Easter owl eggs previously on the blog here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stunning Hand Crafted Rings by Monvatoo London

Monvatoo London creates stunning and whimsical jewelry pieces. Their statement ring collection is meticulously hand-crafted and carefully assembled with materials such as crystal, 18ct gold, rose gold, ruthenium, rhodium, enamel and brass. The animal ring collection feature charming owls, dragons, unicorns, bunny, castles and more that are airbrushed and enameled individually. Monvatoo’s rings are adjustable and come in a range of colors and finishes. I love the purple Amethyst Owl! You can rock it with an outfit which needs a little quirkiness and a dash of fairy tale element.

"Our animal-inspired collections subtly marry intricate design motifs, Oriental influence and European iconography. Using unique handcrafting techniques, this avant-garde combination allows all our statement pieces to remain playful, yet stylish and exclusive." - From Monvatoo website.

They also have products available in their online store on etsy. Which one do you like?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Orla Kiely Ceramic Storage Jars

I featured Orla Kiely animal designs a while go on the blog here. They just recently launched ceramic storage jars featuring the iconic retro motifs including : Olly Owl, Henny Hen, Ellie Elephant and more bold patterns in mid-century inspired style and colors. Available from here and here.

Easter Candy Pouches With Template

Owl and bunny candy pouches is a fun way to give away candy to kids on Easter. It's a quick and easy craft that kids will also enjoy making for their school to share with friends. You can make these pouches with simple things that you'll find lying around in your home like scarps of paper, yarn, needle, scissors, hole punch, markers and googly eyes. There is a template for owl and bunny which you can download, print and cut, and fill them with candy. 

Go to this link for step by step instructions and to download the patterns for the owl and bunny. How cute are those tiny feet!

Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY: Owl Easter Eggs

Easter is just a few days away, which means it's time for chocolates, craft activities and decorating Easter eggs. Instead of dipping an Easter egg in dye why not create something unique with this tutorial. Liska of Adventure in a Box has shared this egg-cellent tutorial on how to paint Easter eggs. Follow this easy and simple tutorial to create hand painted owls Easter eggs to give them as a gift to your friends or family this holiday. You need only two things to get going - wooden eggs and some paint. For instructions with images you can go to this website.

Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas

These are absolutely adorable and fun Mother's day breakfast ideas. For the detailed tutorials, you can send a link to your kids and husband of this website where they can follow the link for the recipe they would like to whip up for you this Mother's Day. I love the owls and the little birdies a lot!