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Choco loves Owls

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Owls have been around for millions of years and have long been a part of human folklore and legend. They have been referenced to in culture countless times, depicted in cave paintings and in Egyptian hieroglyphics. They have been reproduced as objects of admiration, and have held many symbolic roles including wisdom and prosperity. Owls are a particular favourite with crafters around the world today.

Is it the big mesmerising front facing eyes that have captivated us for centuries? Owls carry wonderful mystery and have an alluring sense of danger about them. They approach in silence and most owls are dwellers of the night. Did you know? The female is often more brightly coloured then the male. Owls can turn head a very impressive 270 degrees. The ear tufts are for display only! They are not ears at all.

Chocovenyl Owls

Chocovenyl owls are beautifully designed, whimsical and utterly adorable. The Owls Pair sticker set will have your heart all of a flutter.

Owls Fabric Wall Stickers by Jillian Phillips for Chocovenyl

Owls by Jillian Phillips

The Height Chart will have your little ones reaching for the tree tops to be with their delightful friends (that toppling owl stack just makes me grin!)

One of the newest additions to our website is the fabulous Happy Owls mini set and my-oh-my are these some happy owls.

Owls Be Carolyn Gavin for Chocovenyl

Owls Be Carolyn Gavin

Any one of these lovely fabric wall sticker sets will bring beautiful colour and cheer to your kid’s spaces. They are sure to spark imagination and inspire a love of nature in your little ones.

To celebrate the majesty of the Owl we have put together a little round-up of some of our favourite owl inspired DIY ideas and handmade items.

Owls tutorials, free downloads and our favourite ETSY buys

Owls DIY and handmade

Top: fabulous owl costumes inspiration and tutorials & make your own owl mobile free download
Middle: make sock owls & an easy paper plate kids do
Bottom: our favorite ETSY shops buys – CartBeforeTheHorse, MiniEmpire, RoomMate

Owl Treats

Owls cupcakes, owl sandwich and owls cookies inspiration

Did you know we’re on Etsy too? We have our very own ETSY Chocovenyl shop, stocked to the rafters with our beautiful fabric wall stickers. Check us out while you’re shopping for some owl loveliness

For even more glorious owlness head to our Pinboard.


Sources:
1. Owl costumes: momincdaily.com and llevoelinvierno.blogspot.co.uk
2. Owls free printable mobile created by  Katy Petty of Mini Eco
3. Sock owls. Project excerpted from Socks Appeal: 16 fun & funky friends sewn from socks by Brenna Maloney published by C&T Publishing. Tutorial
4. Paper plates owls tutorial Craftsbyamanda.com
5. ETSY buys: Cartbeforethehorse, Swedish MiniEmpire and felt enthusiast Roommate
6. Owl sandwich  littlefoodjunction.blogspot.co.uk

With Chocolove

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Hello.Thanks for dropping by.

Why don’t you kick off those shoes, grab a mug of something warm (we’d recommend something chocolaty) and have a quiet peruse around? We know you’ll feel better afterwards.

Mug Cake and Tea-bag Biscuits

Trend allert  Microwave mug cake & Tea-bag biscuits.

Don’t worry about whatever it is you should be doing, that can wait. Sometimes you just need to kick back and nourish the soul with some nostalgia. That’s why Chocovenyl now has its own little pocket on the Internet, because we knew it was needed. A little pocket of chocolove.

Chocolate Party Spoons & Potted Cupcakes

Trend allert  Chocolate Party Spoons & Potted Cupcakes surprise. Yes! Good to eat.


Here, on Chocovenyl vintage & charm caresses modern walls, sprightly characters entertain blank spaces and empty play rooms come to life.
We have a delightful collection of fabric wall art that mummies, daddies and kiddiewinks are head over heels about. Illustrations the most tallented artists have found themselves a new home on beautiful, movable, PVC free fabric. And, it’s just sitting here, waiting patiently to be enjoyed…

Birds PVC free movable fabric wall stickers by Ellen Giggenbach for Chocovenyl

Oh, so sweet.. Birds movable PVC free fabric wall stickers by Ellen Giggenbach, inspired by an eclectic mix of simple 1950’s and 60’s shapes, European folk art and traditional romantic imagery. Photo by Barbara Decré.


Just like our latest website addition, this quirky little blog soon to be brimming with indulgent inspirations, artist interviews and other charming handiworks we think you’ll be partial to.

Please do pop along again; we’ve got lots of chocolove to share.

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  •  Super easy Microwave mug cake. A brilliant fix! Easy to customise to your taste. Kids love to make and decorate. Many versions and flavours can be found on the internet.
  • Tea-bag biscuits. Makes a lovely homemade gift. The recipe is from French blog Le Pétrin , you can easily translate with Google. Or make your own version with shortbread pastry and a good quality chocolate.
  • Potted Cupcakes surprise. First I spotted this idea done by Heston Blumental. This recipe is from Norwegian blog, you can easily translate with Google.
  •  Chocolate Party Spoons. This recipe is from Sweetapolita blog. Lots of dipped spon recipes our there from sophisticated gourmet made with fine silver spoons to sprinkles happy kids version. Pop in cello loot bag, very pretty.

Easter Round-Up

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Easter is upon us, can you believe how time flies?

I’m welcoming spring and all she brings with open arms and what better way to celebrate her arrival than with a little Easter post.

Boo  PVC free movable fabric wall sticker

Boo by Belle and Boo

This little guy comes from a series of illustrations by artist Mandy Sutcliffe and has been charming the hearts and walls of children for some time now. Boo just adores this time of year. Now, I’m not suggesting he’s the Easter Bunny, but this is his busiest time…

Add some Easter cheer to your walls with this repositionable sticker, £15 . We now offer free shipping to UK, USA & AUS, don’t miss out!

Easter Door Decor

Easter Door Décor

Talking of welcoming spring, why not greet your guests with a little festive door décor.
The umbrella decoration is a rustic nod to April’s fondness for rain. Stuff it with seasonal blooms and some hand-painted egg shells for a delightful Easter adornment.

This is a really easy DIY project that can be made with items you have round the house (and garden).

Full details for making these and more are available at www.bhg.com

Easter Eggs with a Difference

Why not try something a little different this Easter? The following recipe is a fun and unique twist on the traditional Easter egg. Make it with the kids or surprise them with a colourful breakfast on Easter morning.

Jello Easter Eggs

Ingredients:

  1. 1 box of jelly
  2. 4-6 Eggs, raw

Take 4-6 medium raw eggs. Carefully make a ¼ inch hole in one end of each egg using a sharp needle. Empty contents of egg and rinse shell well, let stand in egg box to dry for 24 hours. Once dry, prepare jelly according to instructions on box, leave to cool for 10-15 mins. Carefully pour the liquid jelly into eggs and leave to stand, hole-side-up in the refrigerator to set. Crack, peel and enjoy! More in detail with lots of pictures here.

Easter Pinspiration

Pinterest is an absolute dreamboat of inspiration, you can plan a wedding, get interior design ideas, pin recipes and find craft DIY’s, all in one place. We’ve been pinning festive Easter images like there’s no tomorrow, here’s a little peak at some of our favourites. You can find even more Easter loveliness on our dedicated pin board.

Pinterest Easter

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Happy Easter from all here at Chocovenyl!