Thursday, December 10, 2009

MOCCA Fete this Saturday

For those in Canberra this weekend make sure you head over to Manuka on Saturday for the Manuka Childcare Centre Fete & Locally Made Fair. With face painting, merry-go-round, a petting zoo, homemade food, wine tasting and stalls with gorgeous local, handmade wares it's going to be fun for all the family! It'll also be one of the last chances to pick up fantastic, unique handmade christmas presents. Don't miss out. Oh, and The Owls are Hunting will be there! (details on the pic above - click on pic to make bigger)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gorgeous Gift Guide

Make sure you pick up the new issue of Canberra Weekly Magazine - out tomorrow (Tuesday 8th December). Each week the mag has a great lifestyle page featuring lovely new products. This week it features a very nice selection of festive and stylish housey gifts including a rather nice Owls are Hunting Lamp (in stock now at Misschief Maker in Pialligo). Many thanks to Canberra Weekly for choosing to feature the lovely lamp and to Katie at Misschief Maker for having such a fab shop. Grab a copy of the mag tomorrow - IT'S FREE!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fab giveaway winner!

CONGRATS to Deborah from Melbourne who is the lucky winner of one cool Owls are Hunting Yellow Finch Lampshade. Woohoo!! Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Win an eye smacking Owls are Hunting lampshade!

Yey! The fantastic Meet Me At Mikes Blog is celebrating it's 3rd brithday. The Owls are Hunting are joining in the celebrations by giving away a handcrafted Yellow Finch Lampshade complete with vintage style pom poms. It's pictured here with one of our reclaimed and revamped hot pink bases but it'll fit on any standard base and look a treat!

All you need to do to enter is follow the Owls are Hunting on twitter and then tweet about it. Just click on the "Follow me" button just over there on the left - go on it's easy!! I'll randomly pick a winner on 1st December and announce on my blog and on twitter.

EDIT: Oh go on then! If you not a twitterer but you've left a lovely comment on the blog post then you'll still get entered into the draw - YEY! If you've left a comment AND followed me on twitter you get a double entry - Double yey!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New listings on Madeit

Big thanks to everyone who came to the Handmade Market in Canberra on Saturday. For those who didn't make it (it was just a
little bit hot for all but the most diehard of handmade shoppers!) I'll be listing some great items in my madeit shop over the next week or so. You can visit it here. OR you can check out any of the stockists listed over to the left. Both Leeloo and MissChief Maker sell online as well. AND I'll be at the Manuka Childcare Super Fete on Saturday 12th December - should be a super duper fun day out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Market Goodies...

Along with the gorgeous vintage lamps mentioned in my last post here's a few more items that I'll be taking along to the Handmade Market at Yarralumla Woolshed in Canberra this Saturday (21st Nov). These item's are all made using reclaimed and revamped bases and teamed with handcrafted lampshades. They'll brighten up any room that's for sure! If you're not in Canberra make a beeline to the stockists listed on the left hand side. They've all got a great selection of lamps and they're all different!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vintage Goodies

Here's a sneak preview of just a couple of the items that I'll be taking along with me to the Handmade Market at Yarralumla Woolshed, Canberra on Saturday 21st Nov. These beauties are made from original vintage fabric.

The first is a seriously cool 1950s print featuring Mayan characters and their crazy goings on. The second is a 60s/70s print featuring sheep, horses, men fishing, kids playing, flowers, trees, houses... It's fantastic!

I'll have some ceiling shades and table lamps available in both prints but they are seriously limited in numbers!

By the way, unfortunately I won't have an eftpos machine at the market - really sorry about that. Hope to see you there this Saturday!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Handmade Christmas Market

It's almost time for Canberra's own fantastic handmade christmas market. The Owls are Hunting will be there on Saturday 21st November with some great new products. Jo has been on her travels and along the way picked up some really really amazing vintage fabrics that will provide the basis for some seriously limited edition lampshades to be exclusively revealed at the Handmade Market. The market is at the Yarralumla Woolshed. Full details on the Handmade Market website. See you there!

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Queensland Stockist coming soon...

The Owls are Hunting Lamps will be available in beautiful Port Douglas by the end of October. No.5 boutique (80 Wharf Street) stock amazing clothing, jewellery and homewares and specialize in unique original pieces that you won't find anywhere else. So if you're lucky enough to be around Port Douglas make sure you pop in.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Melbourne stockist!

The Owls are Hunting reclaimed and revamped, vintage inspired lamps and lampshades are now available from the fantastic Velour Vintage in St. Kilda. They can be found at 184 Barkly Street, St. Kilda so if you're out and about in Melbourne go check them out! Velour has just today launched a webstore with an amazing selection of vintage clothes, shoes, accessories (and coming soon...lamps!) so even if you're not in Melbourne you needn't miss out!

For details of other stockists click here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New lamps available...

...The gorgeous MissChief Maker now has a fantastic selection of lamps available both in the shop at Beltana Rd, Pialligo, ACT for all you lucky locals AND online for everyone else.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Get 'em quick

- Lamps pretty much sold out! Sorry to those waiting for more stock in my online shop. Can't make em fast enough! BUT it's ok coz has some fantastic lamps in stock and MissChief Maker's in Canberra also have a great selection (there's just a couple at the mo on the MissChief Maker's website but PLENTY in the shop in Canberra.) Check them out! AND as we speak a whole box of the beauties are winging their way to Velour Vintage in Melbourne. I'll let you know when they've unpacked them!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Eco-weekend in Canberra

This weekend is eco-weekend at Rodney's Nursery, Beltana Rd, Pialligo, ACT. They'll be lots of stall holders dotted around the nursery including yoga, wine tasting, organic food, pre-loved and handmade children's goodies courtesy of MissChief Makers, and The Owls are Hunting will be there with a cool selection of reclaimed and revamped lamps. The eco-weekend is on from 10am until 4pm this Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Canberra Stockist!

For those of you in Canberra go and visit the gorgeous shop MissChief Maker located within Rodney's Nursery on Beltana Road in Pialligo. Its a really lovely shop specialising in products from local designers and is packed with pre-loved and handmade clothes for girls and boys as well as beautiful quilt sets, handmade accessories for kids and adults alike, and of course lamps! Its open Thursday to Sunday.

New stockist!

The fantastic now has a lovely selection of Owls are Hunting lamps. Check them out here and while you're at it check out all the other "limited edition, handmade, exclusive, and one off items" made by Australian designers and artists available on leeloo.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Canberra Times

The Sunday edition of The Canberra Times featured The Owls are Hunting, aka Jo Kent, and a pic of lots of my handmade lampshades and reclaimed lamps as seen at The Handmade Market.

If you missed the market I'll be updating my online shop this afternoon and continuing to make more lamps and lampshades in the coming weeks.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who visited the owls are hunting at the handmade market in Canberra on Saturday. I had a fantastic day and there were so many of you that I didn't get chance to sit down all day! I'll be updating my online Etsy shop asap (it's looking a tad bare now!) so keep checking back! In the meantime if you saw a lamp at the market and are wondering if it's still available then contact me via my website.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Handmade Market is here!

The Handmade Market starts this Friday evening at Yarralumla Woolshed in Canberra and continues all day Saturday. There will be about 50 stalls on the Friday evening and about 100 on the Saturday including (on Saturday only) The Owls are Hunting. Come and visit!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Handmade Market wares sneak preview

Here's a sneaky glimpse of two of the items I'll be taking along to the Handmade Market in Canberra on September 12th. I've got a couple more awaiting completion (both floor standing but both totally different!). They're a tad tricky to make but hopefully worth while!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Handmade Market coming soon!

Oooops! It's been ages since I posted to my blog. But....I've been busy busy making more lamps. It seems as soon as I have a nice little stock of them they all get bought - but I guess that is the point! I'm going to be working extra hard over the next couple of weeks to make sure I have some totally fantastic lamps for the Handmade Market on Sept 12th at the Yarralumla Woolshed in Canberra. I've already got some really really cool great big floor standing lamps almost finished. I'm very excited about them!! Sneak preview pics coming soon...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Website launched!

The Owls Are Hunting website is now up and running! Its quite basic at the mo but it has lots of great pics of past creations as well as an online shop for all the current lamps and shades that are available. If you see anything in the gallery that you like let me know because I may be able to make something along the same lines. Have a looksy here!

Friday, July 17, 2009

All my latest lamps are now up on Etsy. See the panel on the left for an idea of what there is available or click to go straight to Etsy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Etsy shop update on its way..

I've got lots of new lamps just waiting to be photographed and uploaded to Etsy. I'm aiming to get them done in the next couple of days so if you are looking out for a lamp keep checking my Etsy shop!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Canberra's Got Style!

Thanks to Lisa of Canberra's Got Style for featuring The Owls Are Hunting! Check out her excellent blog at

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Old Bus Depot Market

I'll be at the Old Bus Depot Market in Canberra on Sunday 12th July. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I've had a great response to the little feature in Frankie Mag and it's been a hectic week trying to get enough lamps made but I'm on top of it! Lamps have been selling within a day of listing so if you see one you like don't hang around! There is more to come though and I've just got my hands on some really great new fabrics...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Lamps going a bit crazy!

Eeek! I'm really sorry but I've had to cancel my stall at the Old Bus Depot Market in Canberra this Sunday (28th June). Online sales have been going a bit crazy so I just haven't got enough stock left to do the market this time. I'm working like crazy creating more lamps though so fingers crossed I'll be at the market in 2 weeks time. In the meantime check out my online shop for all the latest lamps - I'll be adding some new one's later on today.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Check out the July/August issue of Frankie Magazine. They've featured the Aladdin Sane Lamp in their Frank Bits. Thanks Frankie Mag!

Friday, June 12, 2009


As promised there's a couple of lampshade's without bases now available on my online shop. More to come soon...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New lamps on their way

After a whole month overseas (twice as long as planned!) I'm finally back and getting on with creating some new lamps. I've just listed 2 pairs today on my online shop. It's quite a novelty having matching pairs of lamps because I very rarely find matching vintage lampbases! Also for the first time I've got some lampshades only (i.e without bases) almost ready to list so watch this space.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lamps, Lamps, Lamps

Thought I should post some examples of the lamps that were on sale at my last market. Lots of really great new creations will be available at the next market on the 28th June 2009 at the old bus depot in Canberra and on my online shop

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Owls Are Hunting

The aim of the Owls Are Hunting is to combine my love of retro styling, amazing fabric and salvaged items to create beautiful lamps and lampshades.

My items are all unique one-offs and are created from a combination of genuine vintage lamp bases and carefully selected fantastic new fabrics and trims.

Last month I took my lamps to the old bus depot market in Canberra for the first time and had a great response from shoppers and fellow stallholders. I plan to do the old bus depot market on the last Sunday of every month starting on the 28th June 2009.

If you can't wait that long then check out my online shop: