Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sailing off to new Projects


So, after much deliberation I have decided to shut down the blog for a while, or maybe forever. I will still keep all the old posts up, but I will not be making anymore new posts. There are a bunch of other projects I have lined up to work on, and I have never really been able to put as much time into The Brown Owl as I would like. So thank you guys all for reading! And who knows, maybe I will start it all back up in the future.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Etsy Update

What I have been working on lately...


Updating the Etsy Shop! The vintage one to be exact. It's about time I got all of these clothes up!! I am not even half way through yet, but I feel so much better even getting up a little bit at a time. Be sure to keep checking the shop because I will be stocking it every day hopefully. To visit my Vintage Etsy Shop click HERE.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Want It: J.Crew Sparkle Flats

I am not going to pretend that I don't love things that sparkle. Don't get me wrong, I am not one of those girls that wants to be draped in diamonds and always wearing pink. I actually think that gets a little tacky. I don't even wear a ton of jewelry. I'd rather spend the money on something else, I am perfectly content with my vintage costume jewelry. The one piece of jewelry I do look forward to is my engagement ring, but what girl doesn't? I should really say I am attracted to glittery things. Like these beautiful J.Crew flats! Are they not the cutest?! I would love to pair these with a cute little skirt for a night out. If only they were not $135... On to the want list they go...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just Checking In

Let's see I don't know where to begin. First of all I had to work on the 4th, one of my most favorite holidays ever!! Which is why all I have is this fuzzy iPhone picture to show for my day. Bummer. I know. On the bright side I did get to see some fireworks!! I also just got back from vacation last week. I went to Charleston with some girls and it was so beautiful! I really recommend Charleston for your vacationing needs. Unfortunately I forgot my camera on the trip, so I only have some iPhone pics yet again, ugh! I need to get back to photographing my life! In other news I really am working on my Etsy shops and some blog stuff, which I know I say all the time. But this time I am trying my hardest to get everything up and organized. I am also deciding what I will be doing about my schooling this upcoming semester. School is just too far away (2 hours back and forth) for me to afford the gas to get there. I may wind up taking two more classes and just get my design certificate, concentration in Typography. I will probably also start photography classes and get to buying that new camera (Canon 5D Mark II) I have been swooning over. Anyways, sorry this wasn't much of a post, just checking in!! More to come soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Letterpress Process

Remember when I was talking about Letterpresses and all of the awesomeness they encompass?? Well, I just stumbled upon this video that explains the entire letterpress process in a much better way then my semi lucid rambling. So here you go, a beautiful video that will completely explain the process from start to end...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

DIY: Pin Shadowbox

I don't know about you, but I tend to accumulate a ton of random craft/decorating items that sometimes get forgotten in the depths of my office/craft room. Imagine my delight when I rediscovered this shadow box I had bought last year. Since I no longer work at Starbucks I have a ton of pins (which we would earn for various reasons) that are going unused. Unfortunately the back of this particular box was not very cute, black, velvet, and all around cheesy. My solution, cover it up! I pretty much recovered this backing like I would have a chair but instead of stapling I glued.


What you need...

• shadow box (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
• tan fabric
• burlap
• glue gun
• scissors (preferably fabric ones)


This DIY job is pretty simple and self explanatory. I first covered the backing with tan fabric since the burlap was a little see through and the black would definitely show. I used the glue gun around the perimeter of the backing, leaving a little extra fabric hanging over the edges. I then trimmed the fabric so it was flush with the backing and repeated the process with the burlap.


I honestly used the burlap because it was what I had lying around, but I really do like how it came. Burlap does kind of go with coffee right? Those big burlap sacks of beans are often used to decorate coffee shops. You can of course use whatever fabric you prefer. I hope you try this out if you have any type of pin collection you would like to display. Let me know how it goes!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Skinny Love

Oh my goodness, this little girl is amazing! And I say little because she was only 14 when she did this video (I believe she is 15 now). Her Bon Iver cover is so beautiful, love everything about it!! Just thought I would share the loveliness.
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