When we started this blog and I decided to call it 3 Winks, and Madalynn drew our logo, my owl collection and my interest in owls began to grow. Owls became kind of trendy a few years ago, and I willingly hopped on board and I haven't jumped off. That is why, when my sister surprised me by sending me a couple of owl items in the mail a few of days ago, I was thrilled!
She had paid a visit to Hobby Lobby and got me these! I will show you the results at the end of this post.
First, I thought I would share a few owl crafts that I love. Some I have made, and some I am hoping to make.
I just found these free printable bookmarkshere at Wizarding Wares. As soon as I get some new colored ink, I am printing them.
I love these cute little hand warmers, filled with rice, and a cute printable tag from Our Peaceful Planet. I am sure that I have plenty of felt scrapes and rice to make these!
A couple of years ago, I found this pattern for these little owl ornaments at Better Homes and Gardens. I thought they were adorable and I made and sold them at the Ugly Sweater Express.
I also used this free pattern from thirty handmade days. I feel like these are a great gift for men and women alike! Who doesn't sometimes need that warm heat pack nestled against their neck. It may as well be a cute little owl when you do!
Just a couple more things that I would love to make;
This is from
Lovely Crafty home! So adorable!
Ready for a few fun owl facts?
#1 is my favorite The Audubon Society says that a group of owls is called a parliament! C.S. Lewis coined that description of a meeting of owls in The Chronicles of Narnia.
#2 Many owl species have asymmetrical ears that are at different heights on their heads. This helps them to pinpoint sounds in many dimensions.
#3 The reason owls can turn their heads 270 degrees is because they have a blood-pooling system that collects blood that keeps their brain and eyes functioning when the neck movement cuts off their circulation.
#4 The tiniest owl in the world is the Elf Owl, which is only 5-6 inches tall and weighs about 1 .5 ounces. In Arizona, we also have a fairly tiny species of owl. It is the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl! It averages about 6.5 inches in height and weighs only 2 .5 oz.
And now, on to the Owl Cake! Click on the pictures for directions and tips.
My sister had the really good idea of using a pumpkin roll for the tree branch! I love that idea, but I just used brownies this time.
Finally, in case any of you were wondering, if I could I would buy these dishes to set my table for all of Autumn! They are so beautiful!
They were saved from the blog of Memento Gift Shop in downtown Palm Springs. I haven't found the manufacturer yet, but I am on the hunt! If I find them, I will post it below! In the meantime, "Owl be seeing you!" (Couldn't resist. :))
*No luck so far, but Rachel Ray has this set below.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!