Friday, November 27, 2009

Melbourne :: Brown Owls Picnic :: POSTPONED :: This Sunday

Hi owly peeps,

Just dropping by to let you know that the final Owly picnic will not be on this weekend. There weren't many RSVPs anyway. I can't attend, unfortunately, but hopefully we can reschedule this event - and maybe we'll get a few more takers too!

If you have any queries - please send me an email via the Mike's blog.

xx Pip

Brown Owls Christmas Dinner

Come celebrate the start of the Christmas season and a sensational first year of Adelaide Brown Owls with us!

When: 9th of Dec @ 7pm
Where: T-Chow 68 Moonta St, Adelaide
RSVP: by adding a comment by the 7th Dec (to give us time to confirm numbers)

We will be having a lucky dip present swap on the night. If you’d like to participate please bring along a handmade gift wrapped and ready to swap. The gift can be from one of the 287 ideas Pip has post on her blog here, or something you have created from your own ideas.

(Photo borrowed from Meet me at Mikes)

If you haven’t checked Meet me at Mikes this week (thought we are sure you all have!) you really should because it’s a happy place this week, celebrating 3 years of blogging creative things to inspire us all.

Thanks Pip for being such a clever craft girl – without you our little group wouldn’t exist! X

PS – this will be our last meeting for the year. Brown Owls will be back on the 13th of Jan, refreshed and ready for 2010.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sydney Brown Owls meetup

This Saturday Prints Charming are having a Market Day at their Annandale store.

Hopefully some Sydney owly types can make it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Adelaide Owls: Afternoon Tea Stand DIY

Adelaide Brown Owls come and join us at our next meeting - we're making Vintage Crockery Afternoon Tea Stands, just like these made by one clever Adelaide owl Donna of redwrennyrambles.

** You can BYO craft if you don't wish to make the afternoon tea stand

When: Wednesday the 25th November 7-9:30pm
Where: The Box Factory, 59 Regent St, Adelaide
Cost: $2 for room hire per person PLUS $1 for a tube of superglue
Numbers: We have room for 25 owls

Materials List to bring:
2 teacups
1 large plate
1 medium sized plate
1 small saucer
To RSVP just add a comment to this post (Please let us know if you will be making the stand so we know how many glue tubes we need to buy. Ta!)

We look forward to seeing you there!
Donna, Tracey, Cherry & Cathy

PS: Wednesday the 9th of December is our last meeting for 2009, we’ll be having a Christmas dinner at T-Chow, on Gouget Street in the city. Keep it free, we’ll ask for RSVP’s soon so keep checking the board!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Brisbane Brown Owls - How do YUDU!!

(the amazing YUDU machine)

The Brisbane Brown Owls spent another Sunday crafting away in our sweet, sunny nest. This Sunday we were lucky enough to get to try out the fabulous, new YUDU machine. Big thanks to Katy for carting not only the machine but vinyl, inks, screens, fabric, cards and lot and lots of other bits and pieces in for us to try.

(getting ready to print)

We had a crafty swap which was lots of fun too and ate lots of yummy treats!

Sunday was our last meet for 2009. Thanks to everyone who's come along this year and made it such a fun group and a special thanks goes to our craftin' Prefect, Rebecca for organising our crafty nest every month!!

(Brisbane Brown Owls - 2009)

Stay tuned for 2010 details!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Canberra Brown Owls - Appliquing in November

string of hearts, originally uploaded by jude hill.

Hi Canberra Brown Owls!

Our next meeting is on Sunday 22 November at Downer Community Centre, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.

Michelle is going to teach us all to applique two ways - blanket stitch and needleturn with freezer paper! We'll be learning on scrap pieces of fabric, mainly because it's the easiest way to learn. Once you're mastered the techniques, you can applique on and with anything you like - skirts, tea towels, bags - you name it!

Kits will be provided on the day free of charge and they will include the sticky papers we need, fabric, thread, floss and needles. Just bring along some sharp pins, a pencil and your scissors, and we'll be right to go!

Don't forget your $6 for the room hire and bring something to share for afternoon tea if you like. Tea and coffee are provided, as usual.

This is the last formal meeting for the year - but at the meeting we will be discussing where and when to have our Christmas gathering in December, so come along.

Don't forget to RSVP so we know how many chairs and tables to put out! See you all then!

Launceston Owls Get Christmassy!

Bring along a Christmas project - decorations, wrapping paper printing, cards, toy making, other gifts you are making, whatever you fancy.

Monday 30th November  7.30pm at Seworld, 88 Elizabeth Street.

RSVP by leaving a comment below.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sydney Owls Meeting Cancelled

It seems that all the Sydney owls are very busy this time of year and we have no takers for our meeting this week.
We are going to have to cancel this time. Stay tuned for details of our Christmas party coming soon.....

Teacup Pincushions at Mitcham

Adelaide Brown Owls come and join us at our next Mitcham meeting - we're making super cute teacup pin cushions!

When: Nov 17th 7pm til 9:30pm
Where: Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street Mitcham
Cost: $4 per person

Materials List to bring:
  • Tea cup and saucer (or other chinaware to make into a pin cushion)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • Own fabric and embroidery thread (if preferred)
We will supply a variety of fabrics, vintage ric rac, some embroidery threads, as well as the necessities. The charge will be $3 for materials

To RSVP add a comment to the post!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lianne & Julie

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sydney Brown Owl meeting This Thursday - Softie for Mirabel making

Hello Owls,
Our next owl meeting is this Thursday at the Centrehouse in Lane Cove.

We are going to try and make some softies for Mirabel which we will either send to Melbourne to join with all the softie loveliness at Meet Me at Mikes or we will give them to Mirabel in Sydney to help local children.

Either way Mirabel is a really worthy cause and anything we can contribute to them is fantastic.

Amy has put on the sydney google group a list of the kinds of things that we could bring along on Thursday.

I am going to bring along presewn sofites that need stuffing and handsewing, maybe some people will be crocheting?

Please let us know in the comments if you are going to be joining in the fun - don't forget to bring a mug for tea or coffee.

Friday, November 6, 2009

::Correction:: Adelaide Mitcham Meeting

Adelaide Owls - We've noticed a typo in the post for the next Mitcham meeting.

The meeting is in the afternoon, 1:30pm til 4pm at Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street Mitcham

Sorry about that.

We will email all the members that have left a comment so that they know.

Sydney Owls: Email Group

image from skubach

Hello lovely Sydney Owls.

Are you on our email distribution list??

We have had a Google group and email distribution list set up for a while now but I have a feeling there are a few of you that aren’t on this email list.

If you attend the meetings and would like to be included on the email list, please send me a request via an email to honidesign @ (without the spaces). Please include your name and your blog URL if you have one.

The email list and Google group is used for communications between the Sydney Owls, for general information such as upcoming market details, hints, tips, sales, sewing shop locations and more.

Also, we are trying to organise a Christmas catch up and present swap, and want to make sure all our regular attendees are included!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Adelaide Owls - BYO craftin'

Time to announce the next Adelaide Owls meeting at the Box Factory!

It's a BYO - so come join us for some craftin', embroiderin', cochetin', knittin', feltin', tattin', paintin', sewin', ... ok running out of crafty verbs now... oh eatin' and sippin' of course!

Image credit: Busstop

When: Wednesday Nov 11th 7pm til 9:30pm
Where: Box Factory - Adelaide Community Centre, 59 Regent St South Adelaide
Cost: $2 donation to the Box Factory
Numbers: We have room for 25 Owls - the first 25 to RSVP are IN!

You need to comment ONLY once when you RSVP with your name and initial (eg Cherry G!). Please only RSVP for one person on your comment to keep it fair.

As always bring along your crafted creations, ‘zines and books to show off, too.

Cathy, Tracey & Cherry

Final Melbourne Swap Meet and Picnic : All Welcome!

The final Brown Owls for this year will be an all in affair! Please do come, even if you haven't been to any meetings this year!! Please bring a swap with you - just a package of things that you like but you don't need anymore - crafty, gifty, foodie, bookie or otherwise!

Sunday 29th November
Carlton Gardens
(Near the children's play equipment - Rathdowne St side)
3pm onwards
Bring a picnic and blanket to sit on!
Kids welcome!
Bring your craft if you like!

RSVP here if you will come - and tell us who you will bring!!!

It's easy to get to on public transport - or if you drive there is parking around the perimeter, in nearby streets, and pay parking at the Museum.

IF IT RAINS :: We will meet at 3pm at the Museum Entrance - it's in the Carlton Gardens. We won't need a picnic then! But bring your swap! We'll go inside and head to the cafe for a bit of a sip together - and then we can wander around too! It's about $6 to get into the Museum for adults. Free for kids. But only go to the Museum if the weather is wet! I will post here on the day to confirm too.

:: Melbourne Meet : Wednesday 11 November : Borders/Gloria Jeans Carlton

Hi guys! We shall meet again, at Borders Carlton! We shall sip lattes and chai and crochet and stitch and chat and stuff! We shall!

Wednesday 11 November
7.30pm at Gloria Jeans!

Bring your own crafting or just come and chat and look at the books!
We're making it a bit earlier so we don't run out of time like we did last time!

RSVP here, so we know how many seats to (try and) save!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Brisbane Brown Owls goes out with a bang! RSVP NOW!

Brisbane Owls: It's time to RSVP for our last meet of the year and it's going to be a good one!

Date: Sunday 15 November

Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Venue: Same as usual. Recreation Room in Building 7 of Roma Street Parklands Apartments, Parkland Blvd, Brisbane. The Rec Room is on the ground floor of building 7. Building 7 is the end apartment block furthest away from the City.

Yudu Screen-printing demonstration: Katy has very kindly agreed to provide us with a demonstration with her super amazing yudu screen-printing machine!!!

This will be a demonstration only so make sure you BYO craft or you can...

Craft-along Project: Ningyogami
Melanie will be bringing her supplies and beautiful paper for those who missed out on
ningyogami (cute little Japanese paper dolls) last time.
What to bring for Ningyogami: A pair of scissors and $5 for instructions and a little kit of paper. If you would like to make your ningyogami into cards, bring your own card stock or Melanie will have some available on the day for purchase at wholesale price. You might also like to bring a cutting knife and glue to make your card.

Ningyogami by Bel and Julia photo by Sam

Crafty Swap - This is not compulsory but for those who would like to celebrate our last meet of the year by taking part in a crafty swap bring along a small wrapped gift to the value of $10. This doesn't need to be something handmade by you, it could be some crafty supplies or a purchased handmade item.

Tea and coffee provided. Feel free to show off your baking skills by bringing a plate for morning tea :)

Please RSVP by leaving a comment on this post by Thursday 12 November.

See you then!

Sydney date change.

Hello owls! Hoot Hoot!

Just a quick one to let you know of a date change for the Lane Cove November meeting. It has been moved up one week to November 12th because of a conflict. The November 12th meeting is still our "let's make softies for those who need them" meeting. Formal post with more details later this week!

Tonight's meeting is on at Leichhardt! See you there!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sydney Meeting 4th November

Hello Lovely Owls.

We were meant to be doing tatting this week, but the lovely lady who was going to teach us has had something personal to deal with, and so is unsure if she can attend - but she will do her best.

Just to be safe, we will make this weeks meeting a BYO craft night.

Where: Berkelouw Books - 70 Norton st Leichhardt
When: 4th November, 7pm to 10pm

Please RSVP by commenting to this post.
There's a great little bar acorss the road for any Owls who would like to meet up for a pre-craft wine!

Tatting will be formally re-booked for early next year.

For those wanting to know a bit more about tatting, you can see this website for the Tatters Guild Australia