Archive for ‘Owl’

November 27, 2011

A good day for my Letterbox

Just when my post was beginning to be dreary again I received two lovely surprises in one day;

A marvelous mail art package from Melanie Furtado containing not one, but TWO owl prints, a handmade zine, a magnet (that sadly broke in transit, but a beauty nonetheless), a hand-made moth card (I also love drawing moths!) and a little envelope containing bits and bobs that reads ‘Make something’. It was a perfect little mail art package and I am looking forward to replying, even though it may not be until January now!

As well as a peachy little package from the very lovely 91 Magazine, which is made by Patchwork Harmony , a lovely blog and shop that I’ve been following for a while now, I especially love their beautiful interior styling, you must have a peek if you havent already.

I also received my greetings cards from the printers yesterday and I’m so happy with how they look, the card has a lovely matte feel and the image is perfect and crisp. They will be available to buy  in my online shop soon and also at the markets I’ll be at in December.

September 8, 2011


I finally finished the knitted owl cushion that I have been working on for months, he is called Oswald Mowl.  I am very proud as it took much perseverance to say the least but now I feel ready to tackle a pattern for a cardigan or jumper, preferably a fair isle number.

He’s sporting vintage floral wings and a gold leather beak

May 28, 2011

Owl love continued…

Here’s a peek at some felt owl badges I’ve made:

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May 24, 2011

Two owls and a pussycat

Some drawings I have been working on recently:

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March 8, 2011

Love This:

Today I came across this amazing wallpaper;


‘Owls of the British Isles’  by Abigail Edwards is a design featuring ten different owl’s,  5% of profits from sales of this paper go to The Barn Owl Centre and her wallpapers are printed at a traditional UK wallpaper printers in Lancashire, using non-toxic inks which is SUPER.

Her website is definitely worth a peruse, lots of beautiful interior styling  to feast your eyes on, I particularly love these;

…and there are some adorable illustrations too;

Oooh I love cats and decanters!!

February 17, 2011



Picasso Owl


At Knitting club this week I decided to start the Owl cushion, however following a knitting pattern is not as easy as the grandma’s make it look. I am now on my fifth attempt, hopefully the perseverance will pay off in the form of Olive the owl, a partner for my friends lovingly created owl Olaf!

Knitting Club




In the mean time I have developed a slight obsession for Owl things;

                                                                                 Night Owl cushion from

                                                                      Vintage knitted owl cushion, get the pattern Here

                                                                               I LOVE these three from Donna Wilson


                                                                            Glass owl’s from Retro Art Glass

                                                            A print I bought for my Husband by Lucie Sheridan

                                                        For all beautiful things Owl related; have a peek at My Owl Barn

February 14, 2011


The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey,
and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!”

Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married;
too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?”
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose

“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?” Said the Piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand on the edge of the sandThey danced by the light of the moon,The moon,The moon,They danced by the light of the moon.

Edward Lear