Monday, June 27, 2011

Owl Lunch Bag and Owly finds

I found a great tutorial on using a plastic bag as a template/pattern to create your own reusable bag.

I used Robert Kaufman's Urban Zoologie Owls in blue.  Sorry for the wrinkles, I didn't have time to iron it flat.

The Owl

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fathers Day Cards and Owly Goodies

I thought I'd share some owly finds since I haven't done that in a while.

How pretty is this owl rug from Urban Outfitters?

I almost always have success finding something Owly at Forever21 so I try not to go in there too often because it's so tempting!
Like this Owl tank.

And these Owl pj's (because I can never have to many pj pants)

And this Owl necklace. (because I can never have to many owl necklaces)

And I know its WAYYYYY early to be thinking about, but I really want to make a cute Christmas Tree skirt with any of these fabrics.  They are so cute!
Alexander Henry's Holiday Hoot in Natural

Michael Miller's Ho Ho Hoot in Multi

Michael Miller's Season to Hoot in Santa

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sewing and Gardening

I found a great tutorial for turning old Tshirts into reusable bags and since I cleaned out my closet and had a few owly shirts that I couldn't throw away but have shrunk and miscellaneous stains. 

I have managed to plant a few things.  2 mixed species hanging baskets.  And they're doing much better than the ones last year.  Those ended up being just one plant  It looks like this years are all hanging in there (harharhar).

I also planted some tomatoes, strawberries and various herbs.  I still really want to plant a raised bed but we need to build it first.  

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Foto Friday

Red-eared Slider kicking back on a rock in the Jacksonville Zoo.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

FF (on Saturday)

And because I'm late, I present 2 photos!

I have named her Lady Turtleton.  The hubs found her while mowing the backyard.  Luckily the mower didn't hurt her at all. 

She's living happily somewhere in the lush greenery (ie. overgrown weeds, vines, privit) that makes up our backyard boundaries.  I hope she eats lots of bugs back there.....

The Owl

Friday, April 29, 2011

Foto Friday

Just a quick post this week.  With preparing to go to FL for a friends baby shower and the recent natural disasters here in the state, I haven't been able to post stuff.  I'll share my baby shower gifts and mom's birthday card next week. 

What a difference a week makes! The baby Finches are growing so fast!  The parents are making fewer trips to the nest, at least I've been seeing them less and less there.  Can't wait to see them begging for food from their parents at our bird feeders.

The Owl

Friday, April 22, 2011

Foto Friday

Our House Finch nest has 4 little ones!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Love you!

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Foto Friday

A House Finch has built a nest on our front porch!  Momma is laying on about 5 or 6 eggs.  Can't wait to watch those babies grow!  The cats just love watching her through the windows.

The Owl

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Anniversary card and Owly stuff!

Wanted to share the Anniversary card I made for Sam.

The Owl

Happy Anniversary!

3 years ago today I married the love of my life.  We had a beautiful ceremony outside among the dogwoods and a great party afterwards. 
Thanks to all our friends and family for surrounding us with love on our special day!

The Owl

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

A quick post for you. As always, its been a busy week!
I needed to make a baby shower gift for a coworker, so I thought I'd try my hand at making applique onesies. I think they turned out pretty good for my first time. Just some heat and bond and a run thru the sewing machine.

I'm not sure where I got the patterns but owl and bird silhouettes are easily found in the interwebs.  I had a really cute squirrel, but it was a bit to big for the onesie. 
I found a cute bird bag in the dollar bins at Michael's and used my sewn Owl card. 

The Owl

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

For Him, For Her, For House

I must admit, Monday was an incredibly lazy day.  I just looked at lots of fabulous crafty blogs, getting ideas and just enjoying the blog eyecandy.  But Tuesday, I got crackin'.   For Him:  I finally made my husbands birthday present (it was almost a month ago).  I used this great tutorial from Smashed Peas and Carrots.

He didn't want anything obvious or flashy.  I had a hard time picking out fabric because the ones I thought were good were to "loud" for him.  So we went with a plain 'ol blue.  Don't get me wrong.  I like blue.  My house "theme" colors are blue and green.  But it was so plain.  So I put some polka dots in the lining and as the handle. 

For Her:  I decided to finally make myself a coffee cozy. 

I used a tutorial from House on Hill Road.
The fabric is Owl Little Owls by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures (I got it from

And For the House, I made a Springtime Wreath.

I used a round styrofoam form and hot glued moss all the way around it.  I couldn't find a natural looking nest with eggs, but I found a cute little basket nest with eggs in it, cut the handles off and hot glued it to the wreath.  I found a pretty bouquet from Michael's for cheap and cut the flowers off the stems and hot glued those around the nest and a few near the top.  I love my Birdy wreath hanger that I found at Pier 1, so no ribbon was necessary!

I'm linkin' for the first time.

The Owl

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Food and Crafts and Owls...Oh, my!

First off, I have to share these absolutely A. MAZ. ING. cupcakes.  I looovvveee me some banana pudding.  I love cupcakes.  This recipe is HEAVEN!  I think I found this from someone's pin on pinterest....or maybe it was Oneprettything.  I can't remember.  Wherever I found it, Heather is a genious.  Here's her recipe for Banana Pudding Cupcakes.
Mine aren't as pretty as hers.  But who cares what they look like when they taste so fantastic?  The Nilla Waffer crumbles on top are the perfect finishing touch.  (and so what if I reused a birthday cake box from Publix to store them? Reduse, reuse, recycle!)

I decided to go to the annual spring craft fair after work this weekend.  Most of the stuff was geared for children and lots of stuff was either not my style or stuff that I could make myself.  A few booths were just amazing.  
There was another booth Collegiate Stop selling collegiate ornaments and figurines.  I was sooooo happy to find lots and lots of Georgia stuff! Turns out they are based in Georgia and the ornaments are made from Georgia marble.  I figured I already had a UGA ornament so I got Sam a Georgia State Ornament. 

And one of my favorite booths was a bit too pricey for me, but they had the most amazing creations.  They made branches out of copper, added flowers and a handcrafted resin bird. 

Go to their site and check it out.  Simply beautiful!  Feel free to drop some $$ on this Nuthatch for me...
The Owl

Friday, March 4, 2011

Foto Friday

When we were on our mini-honeymoon in Charleston, we visited the South Carolina Aquarium and decided to take a special tour of the Sea Turtle rehabilitation facility there.  This is a of the photo of one of the patients in care.

The Owl

Friday, February 25, 2011

Foto Friday

Mother and baby Impala
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The Owl