Friday, June 24, 2016

Tutorial To Make Simple Owl Cupcakes With a Video

Lisa Snyder is a baker and the author of a blog called The Bearfoot Baker. The blog is dedicated to all the wonderful inspiring ideas to make sweet treats for all kinds of occasions and useful tips to decorate cookies. She was recently selected to be a contributor for Martha Stewart and to share with her readers she made these cute owl cupcakes.

With this easy recipe you can decorate ordinary cupcakes and turn them into cute little owl cupcakes. You can simply start with making a batch of your favorite cupcake and frosting recipe. Then, grab a few other ingredients such a Oreos, M&Ms, and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds to get started. For the entire tutorial with step by step instructions along with a video go here.

Adorable Paper Owls With Template

Today's diy project is this adorable pair of owls by Avanti Morocha who is an author of a blog where she shares wonderful and creative projects. These owls are perfect to give to your spouse on a Valentine's day, to decorate with at a party or to use them as a cake topper. The project comes with an easy to follow video with English subtitles and printable template.

If you wish you make an owl for yourself or for a friend then go to this link to get a complete list of materials that you'll need for the project as well as to download the template.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hawaiian Coffee Sacks Repurposed Into Fashionable Bags

Tanya Mariano Kearns was born in Tacoma, Washington, raised in North Carolina and currently lives in Hawaii. She is the designer behind Manila Extract the brand that sells colorful coin purses, bags and totes.

The “Ambassador for Hawaii Coffee” creates bags with re-purposed coffee sacks purchased directly from Hawaii coffee farms. She believes Hawaiian coffee bags are the most beautiful in the world. She is drawn to the artistic qualities and likes the rustic character of the bags. Each bag is one of a kind, tells some sort of history of Hawaii coffee through it's vibrant graphics and artwork. For example: The coffee sack featuring a stunning screen print of the pueo or Hawaii owl sitting atop coffee cherry is Kauai Coffee's latest coffee bag. The pueo is considered to be sacred in Hawaii and legend names the pueo as " the protector". Visit her online store for bags that are available in several styles with beautiful designs. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Incredible Nail Art Inspired by Book Cover

Wink Poppy Midnight  by April Genevieve Tucholke

I recently discovered an Instagram account that goes by the name of The Bookish Manicurist. She is an avid Aussie YA books reader as well as a nail tech who paints faux nails to match the book covers that she reads. Her paintings are incredibly intricate and highly detailed that capture the gist of the illustration on the cover of the book. 

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

 Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall

 Talk Under Water by Kathryn Lomer

Amy Spalding's Ink is Thicker Than Water

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle Williams

Yellow by Megan Jacobsen

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tropicowl by Paperchase

"Tropicowl" is the newest collection by Paperchase featuring hand-drawn wide-awake and sleeping owls in thin lines and filled in with colorful geometric shapes. The collection has a lovely color palette with pink as a dominant color that goes perfectly well with blue, orange and yellow. The design is available on several products such as stationery items, bags, gadget cases and other products.

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Work of Yvonne Herbst

Those of you who know the talented needle felting artist Yvonne Herbst would agree with me when I say she is one of the best in the needle felting field. I have featured her amazing felted creatures here in the past. These are some of her new creations that leave me speechless. One can see her great control over the technique and attention to detail in these life-like animals. You can stop by her facebook page to view her owls, birds and other animals.