Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

1500+ Facebook friends GIVEAWAY!!

Hello friends,
do not miss this super cute Whale you can win via my Facebook page.

I'm looking for a name for this cutie... Not sure if it will be he or she :)
Giveaway is open worldwide, so jump in!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Quilt #4 - the Wedding Quilt


Finally after almost a month, I find time to show you my quilt #4, which I made for my dear, dear friends - Marin and Branka.
I know Marin for a long time, we used to be neighbours. We drank so much coffee and juices while I was pregnant with my little girl and always have a good time. He moved back to his hometown, so we don't see each other much.

So Marin get married, first in Las Vegas ( in Kiss chapel ) and then have a party for friends in Zagreb. We had a great time!


And now something about a quilt.
I made a big one, 78"x78". Branka said she would like to be green and light blue, so I choose all colours I can find in my stash. 
But I was short with time ( as always ) and choose this super cute chevron pattern by Jeni, In Color Order

Just love how it looks in any direction - take a look:



As it was huge, I need to adjust back fabric, this super cute fabric from ikea, with two stripes, green and grey.


I'm beginner quilter, so I don't have my quilt labels jet. I get some moda fabric with labels, and make them this cute one.


Quilted it on my own machine, following  chevron pattern of a quilt.


Hope they like it, as much as I do.

What do you think?

Zrinka xx

Monday, August 25, 2014

Simply Real Moms about me.....

Hi there,

it's been a while since my last post...

You know how it goes, summer, nice weather, seaside, lots of outside playing with kids....
So, kids are going to preschool from next week and I'll be having more time to work.

But wasn't all summer just for playing, I done some work as well, some of it I can't show you jet (soon...) and about some of it you can read HERE!

Lovely post about Owls and Co from Simply Real Moms.
Thank you Sara.

And all of you who visiting me from their site, Welcome!

I also have a small present for you, for any order item in my SHOP you can get 10% off with code: SIMPLYREALMOMS, valid till September 30th.

And do not forget, only 4 ( FOUR ) months till Christmas, I'm opening my CUSTOM ORDER BOOK, September 1st, and it doesn't stay open for long, so hurry up!!

Have a great day,

Zrinka xx

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Ho! Ho! Ho! Welcome to Christmas in July Etsy SALE!

It's less than 24 weeks till Christmas!

Every year, Etsy organise great Christmas in July SALE.

This year, finally, I manage to organise on time :)
So I'm running Christmas in July SALE, in my SHOP  just enter code: CHRISTMASINJULY at checkout, for 15% discount, last till 20th of July.
Don't wait last minute to order your Christmas gifts :)


Owls and Co. is a part of EtsyKidsTeam, more shops with a discount you can find HERE.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Etsy SALE!

I'm back from holidays! 
Let's celebrate with 15% OFF everything with code:SUMMERISBACK, till monday 7th july

Just a note, all items that are ready to ship, will be bring to the post office the next day.
If it's need to be made, shipping date is about 12th of july.

Have a great day!

Zrinka xoxo

Monday, May 12, 2014


Like it?

I'm giveaway this dotty set.

I'm making cool stuff for kids, dolls, bibs, burp cloths....

Recently I made few of this divided baskets and my friends get crazy about them.... They are using them in nursery, bathroom, kitchen, as a basket for their crochet/knitting/sewing projects..
So You can use it for anything.

It's not polite to give empty basket, so I add this dotty key knob and tissue cover :)


Leave a comment below, tell me how you'll use this retro basket if you'll win - simply as that!
Please include your mail address in comment if it's not visible from your name.
This GIVEAWAY is worldwide open.


This giveaway is open from May 12 till May 16 midnight CET
I'll pick ONE winner by*
Winner will be note HERE and by MAIL  - till May 18 ( so take a look at your spam folder )
Item will be shipped by May 20

* If winner did not claimed till May 20, I'll pick another one.

This giveaway is a part of a great GIVEAWAY DAY over, so follow this link to enter more giveaways.

Wishing You All GOOD LUCK!


** Basket is made by noodlehead pattern


:: UPDATE ::

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!! choose: 

Congratulations to Karen:

I think the basket would look cute filled with my small fabric squares I cut out of my scraps! Thanks for the chance to win.

I've send you an e-mail dear, please claim till 20th May, noon, CET, OR I'll need to redrawn a winner.
Thank you all.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Quilt #2

Quilt #2

It's finished!
My Quilt #2
So sunny and bright. Ideal for girls - small and little...

Quilt #2

Quilt #2

This is a lovely combination of peach and white fabrics, perfect for your baby girl or as a lap quilt.
It can be use for baby as a playmate or as a great snuggling quilt....

Quilt #2

This quilt is pieced with a random placement of 6" squares.

Quilt #2

Lap size quilt, 47" x 53" ( 121x135 cm ). 
Fabric: Les Amis by Michael Miller, white cotton, beige cotton for backing, lilac and white stripes for binding. 
Wadding: 100% cotton

It's OOAK, ready to ship and you can find it in my Etsy shop:

Quilt #2

With a little help from a family member.... Thanks sweety

Fabric from: Emma's Fabric Studio take a look, lovely fabric and Emma is a great seller. Hugs dear!

Enjoy weekend,
Zrinka xx

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, at last!


No, really... not just saying like that.

This was a terrible week. 
First my oldest cat have to go to vet on monday morning (and every day after that). 
In the afternoon I went to hospital with little Miss. She got swollen knee, doctors even talk about operation. But luckily all went well.
And we neutered our doxie on wednesday......

Gita & Martin
Gita & Martin

And now, let's talk about something nice. 
After a long, long time I took a few days off, and went with kids to my parents country house, near Zagreb. Just love it. This is place where I almost grow up.
I can write you a song about it, but instead I'll show you some pictures ;)

In the garden

They are helping....

Love it...

Martin and Grandad
Joy Ride

Potato goes in....
Potatoes with Barbie

House on the tree


Little Miss


Gita and Granny
with her beloved Granny

We had a such a great time. 

Zrinka xx

Monday, April 7, 2014

New - Placemats for cheer Up your morning!

Placemates - All...

This is something I want to make for a long time. After those Christmas placemats I made, we need something shiny and bright for our table.

Placemat - Red, Yellow and Purple

And I choose to make it in different colors, just as everybody like.....

Placemates - All

With purple for my little girl:
Placemat - Red, Orange & Yellow

For my little Mister:

Placemat - Blue and Green

For DH:

Placemat -  Green and Bue

And for me:
Placemat -  Orange, Pink & Red

This is not listed in my shop, as I made it for our personal use, but I'll be glad to take orders if you'll be interested. Just sent me a mail: owlsandco(at)

You can take a look at all photos at flickr.

Have a nice day,
Zrinka xoxo

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quilt #1


you know how people say, when you are close to 40th Bday, you start doing silly things. Like buy a new sport car, get new boobs ;), find a lover.. or something like that. Well, I'm not 40 yet ( will be 39 this summer ) but clock is ticking.....
And last year I decide to start quilting, after all great pages I came across, and all wonderful handmade items I decide to take this adventure...

At first I was start with a quilt for a doll's bed, then a pillow. I was dreaming of a quilt for my little girl, but can't decide which pattern to choose.
About that time my IG friend Krista ( ) was looking for someone to test her quilt pattern. She was so kind to let me try, thank you dear. And she limited time, to the middle of march, that makes me start working as fast as I can, with two kids aside.

I want to make a quilt with a dark grey, so I take trip to a local store. Not much to choose here in Zagreb, but at least you can find great solids. And I mix it with some lu summers, m.miller, rebekah ginda... I want it to be bright.

I'm ready @sewwhatscooking  #soontobeaquilt

Well enough story telling, let's look at finished quilt.
It's not perfect, it's not as easy as it seems in books and youtube but it's my Quilt #1.
And most important my little girl love it. She took it till her pony-unicorn-pink-purple quilt will be done ;)

Quilt by OwlsandCo

Quilt by OwlsandCo

Quilt by OwlsandCo

Quilt by OwlsandCo

You can find this great Star Crossed Pattern by Four Robbin Designs via - HERE
And stop by at Krista's page:, she have great cooking tips too.

You can find this quilt photos on Craftsy too.

Once more, thanks Krista!

Have a nice weekend!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Me on TV :)

 Homemade 'arancini'  Thanks Mam

Just a short update, I was on national TV. Talked about working from home. Good and bad sides.
If you do not understand croatian, enjoy in my tidy living room ;)
And quick look at my working space.

You can take a look HERE:

Have a nice day,

Link na emisiju:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A few news...

Spring finally arrived. 
We finally see a blue sky and went for a walk with kids last weekend.

I made a few sunny and bright project here at Owls&Co HQ.

First made a few divided baskets, this is my fav.
Hope I'll add her and few more to my etsy shop soon.
You can always mail me if you like it soooo much ;)

Few weeks ago I won this super cute bundle - True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit via the Village Haberdashery. If you have time take a look they have great, great fabrics.

And today, I was cleaning like a mad. 
Tv crew came to make an interview about women who are working from home.
Not sure jet, but probably I'll be on TV next tuesday - HTV - Dobro Jutro Hrvatska



And on this 'after' photo you may spot this lovely purple thing.
This is my filofax. 
Cool planner with so many options.
Google it, you'll find sooo many cool things for making your daily tasks fun.

And just a short preview of something I'm working on.
Lovely Krista from sewwhatscooking choose me to test quilt pattern for her. 
Four Robbin Design's quilt pattern will be out soon. 

Have a nice day,
Zrinka xoxo