Who hoo's there?

Well, its a hoot to have you visit! My quill scribblings are merely a sprinkling of crafty dreams, a dash of vintage finds, and a heap of owl's tales... , Owly Byrd


Have a wonderful summer! 
Back in the fall/winter.

Plush Owlets

These owlets are from ModCloth
$6.99 Blind selection


All Aboard

PuzzleBoBuzzles curated this awesome train themed treasury featuring my Red Train Engine.


Think Tuesday

I’m like an eagle
Strutting in a line:
My beak before,
My eyes behind.

Give up? Why not share it with a pal 
before clicking on the answer?


The Upside Down Riddle Book
Riddles compiled and edited by Louis Phillips


Adorably Kawaii

Meet Crochet Superstar Anja of Adorably Kawaii (formerly Tiny Owl Knits). Anja loves crocheting, knitting, photography, illustration, web design, yarn, anime, manga, and studying foreign languages. All amigurumi are made-to-order. 


Book Nook

Victorian Cobweb has compiled a collection of vintage reads. 

Click on mosaic to go to treasury


Kooky Kitsch

Meet collectiholic Jessica Lindsey of KookyKitschy.com 
"Your online source for the Offbeat, the Obsolete, and the Odd!"


Take a Bow

Winter Garden curated this wonderful pink bow treasury. 

Click on mosaic to enlarge


Baby Sun Conure

nonskids — They love to play on thier backs, and sometimes sleep that way, it can be quite shocking to see the bird sleeping like that sometimes.


Glass and Silver

ShoppeAndYore has offered an etsy treasury that says elegance is forever.


Drink Cozy


Whether for steamy drinks or cool slurps, its a hoot to cozy it up, 


Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl from Don DesJardin on Vimeo.

A small owl of only 9-10 inches, perched among the rocks of a seawall. Ventura, California, USA.


Northern Saw-Whet

Northern Saw-Whet Owl 2 from Harold Stiver on Vimeo.
The smallest owl in eastern North America, it will sit quietly and let you pass within inches, without moving. These are from Amherst Island in Canada, a famous place for winter owls.



Goldenrod is a companion plant, playing host to some beneficial insects, and repelling some pests.

Inventor Thomas Edison experimented with goldenrod to produce rubber, which it contains naturally. Edison created a fertilization and cultivation process to maximize the rubber content in each plant. His experiments produced a 12 foot tall plant that yielded as much as 12 percent rubber. The rubber produced through Edison's process was resilient and long lasting. The tires on the Model T given to him by his friend Henry Ford were made from goldenrod. Examples of the rubber can still be found in his laboratory, elastic and rot free after more than 50 years. However, even though Edison turned his research over to the U.S. government a year before his death, goldenrod rubber never went beyond the experimental stage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod


Baby Owl Knit Pattern

Knitting Adventures is kindly sharing her baby owl knit pattern with us. It simply applies scrap yarn, which is should be plentiful after a winter of knitting sweaters for those who are prolific knitters.


Wild Violet

O wind, where have you been.
That you blow so sweet?
Among the violets
Which blossom at your feet.

The honeysuckle waits
For Summer and for heat;
But violets in the chilly Spring
Make the turf so sweet.

by Christina Rossetti
in her collection Fly Away, Fly Away Over the Sea 

Photograph by JPO who comments: The pretty little wild violet if not contained, can over-run your yard.  It is considered an invasive plant.  When we were children my sisters and I would pick tiny bouquets of wild violets for our mother and dress them up with paper doilies. 


Retro DOT

Boydem Treasures - Bread Box
Boydem Treasures' Liat Kires whipped up some retro and sprinkled in some dots for the Retro Dot Com etsy treasury

My China Doll Swiss Dot was featured again! 


Vintage Football

Pom Poms & Pretties

Vintage football fiction The Long Pass by John Archibald (out of print) was selected by John Purlia to be included in Etsy Treasury East (no expiration date).


Sita Owl Video

Meet Sita of A Very Fairy Garden



Mosaic Mondays

Orange Sherbet and Vanilla Ice Cream Sweetness
curated by Annie of The Log Chateau


My Jewelry

Wise Owl Hoot Earring
Do not pass up the chance to visit etsy shop My Jewelry by Melissa Yonce. She started created jewelry around the tender age of ten while growing up in Athens, Georgia.

Square Charm Earrings
Adrift Earrings
Her interests and inspirations come from poetry, photography, nature and camping, and the snowy slopes in Colorado. She has just completed a cross country move from Boulder to Charlotte, North Carolina with two dogs and one cat.

Five Charms Necklace
You can also find My Jewelry on Facebook.