Friday, May 13, 2016

Make Easy Owl Donuts

After sharing the woodland owl theme birthday party, I have another great idea for you. These owl donuts are perfect to be made for a birthday party, baby shower or any owl theme party. The easy and cute owl donuts can be made quickly and are sure to be loved by kids! 

The owl donuts are made with only a few things. You can find the materials that you'll need to make your own owl donuts and a simple set of instructions here.

Vibrant Woodland Owl Birthday Party

This is an amazing Woodland Theme Owl Birthday party with lots of creative ideas that can inspire you for your next party. The Party Muse included all the great details for a three year old birthday party that complimented the theme.  The vines, mushrooms, pinecones, baskets, acorns, owl and other forest animals creates a whimsical air around.

That owl cake surrounded by it's forest friends in my opinion is the best part about the party. I love the owl's little hat! The second favorite is the color scheme of vibrant red, purple and green that goes perfectly with the browns used throughout. 

Other fantastic details are lace eyelet table cover, berry branches centerpieces, moss, signs and mushroom shaped lights that bring kids friendly elements to the party. For more pictures and information on the vendors go here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Paper Goods and Accessories by Scout Editions

UK based brand Scout Editions was founded by a team of brother and sister, Wai and Pui. The brand provides them with a space for storytelling through their charming range of products inspired by their love of travel, art, design and folklore. Their online shop sells beautiful paper goods, prints, pocket mirrors, pins and mini wooden houses.

I love the card collection featuring graphic designs ranging from illustration of owl, cactus, flamingo, pigeon, and bottle in vibrant colors and patterns. They are perfect to send a special note to your loved one, gift to someone who loves cute stationery or simply to add a little cheer to any space in the house. 

All the items that you see on Scout Editions are either created by them or in collaboration with artists and designers. They also handpick unique items and source them locally or from other countries such as Milan, Oslo and Tokyo. They participate at the design events and art fairs based around London throughout the year. There are several stockists who love to carry their products, you can find the complete list here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Japanese Artist Makes Most Adorable Pompom Animals


Tsubasa Kuroda is an artist born in 1981 in Shizuoka now works from Sendai, Japan. She makes the most adorable animal pompoms that I have ever seen. Her Instagram page by the name of 'Trikotri' is filled with inspiration and cuteness to die for! You can also follow her on Facebook for updates on her new work. 

She has published a book that teaches how you can make these amazing fluffy animal pompoms. The book is available here and here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hand-Stitched Shoes by ‘Love From Hetty and Dave'

Zoe Larkins is the designer behind ‘Love From Hetty and Dave' a brand that offers handcrafted funky textile accessories and jewelry. 

The brand founded in 2004 offers a range of hand-stitched handbags, purses, brooches, necklaces, collars and shoes inspired by South American folk art, vintage design and 1950s kitsch. The limited edition shoe collection is customized with hand-stitched decorative designs including owls, birds, slugs, unicorns, and many more. 

The products have been selling successfully on London’s Portobello and Spitalfields markets and on select boutiques in the UK, Europe and Japan. 'Love From Hetty and Dave' craft projects have been featured in Eithne Farry’s book, ‘Lovely Things to Make for Girls of Slender Means’, and ‘State of Craft’by Victoria Woodcock. Designs have been featured in The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph, Metro, NME, to name a few.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

Karen Risby: Ceramic Sculptures, Wall Hangings and Accessories

Karen Risby is a ceramic artist originally from London now works from her studio in rural Suffolk.. She gained a degree in Ceramics at Camberwell College of Art in 1994.

Inspired by nature, storytelling and Scandinavian design she creates contemporary ceramic sculpture, wall hangings and porcelain accessories often decorated with owls, birds and trees. Each ceramic piece is handmade and hand painted with simple illustrations using ceramic underglazes and oxides, a sgraffito technique is then used to scratch into the surface of the design to add pattern and detail. 

Karen is a member of the Suffolk Craft Society, Anglian Potters and has stockists across the UK. If you would like to see her work in person then she will be participating at Mixed Summer Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art from 25th June - 29th August 2016. For more details on the show you can go here