Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year, Owl Lovers!

I saw this blog today that had a posting about creating your own owl calendar. Shivani, the author of My Owl Barn blogspot collaborated with 30 international artists and came up with the Owl Lover 2012 Calendar project. They give you all you need to create your own calendar with all the downloadable art. What a fun and practical idea!

In addition, I was playing around on my Etsy site last night and created a new, whimsical owl treasury called: Wool ewe bee mine? Surely, Owl will! It displays several fun woolly owls in various forms, some pretty cute ones too. Hope you enjoy it!

So for all you owl lovers out there, wool or otherwise, here's to 2012!

Friday, December 23, 2011

My Christmas Nest & Now Yours!

For those of you that have not knit a felted nest or two in your day, and thus have not heard the legend of the Christmas Nest, here it is. My Christmas wish for you and your families into your new year! 
"A German legend tells of the magic of all the world's birds bursting into song as if with one voice the night the Christ child was born. Your family may find a bird's nest hidden within their Christmas tree. The nest promises the gift of health, wealth, and happiness to all throughout the year!"
NOTE: Want to increase your little nest cuteness level just a bit? Brush the felted nest's rim with a little nap riser brush! Brushing the rim of the nest, back and forth a few times, will pull out the yarn's alpaca fibers, creating a fuzzy little edge. Adorable!