Friday, January 29, 2010

Sydney Brown Owls Meeting #2 for 2010

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It was lovely to see some familiar faces last week and to see some nice new ones too!
The next Sydney meeting will be held next Tuesday - apologies for the short notice!
Date: Tuesday 2nd February
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Berkelouw Books, 70 Norton St, Leichhardt. There is a new wine bar upstairs, so hopefully we can all fit. If we do pack the place out, then we can walk across the road to the Zoo Bar
Craft: Make your own Name Badge! Please ensure it's it's a "traveller" craft though as we may not have the large table available to use. Maybe you could use cross stitch, crochet or hand quilting. If you have already made a name badge, then please BYO craft.

RSVP: Please leave a comment on the blog if you plan to attend. Please also mention if you wish to bring a friend.

Not a member? Read this post - we'd love to have you xx

**For anyone who hasn't seen the Princes Bride

Friday, January 22, 2010

Launceston Owls 2010

Happy New Year All!
Hope your holidays have been full of adventure!

Our 2010 Brown Owls adventure is kicking off on Monday 8th February from 7.30pm at Seworld 88 Elizabeth Street.  The wondrous Nanna art of Embroidery is our theme for the evening.  Jenny and Cindy have very generously agreed to demonstrate a few stitches and Cindy will show us how she makes her gorgeous embroidered buttons. Please bring along some -

  • embroidery needles
  • embroidery floss
  • sewing thread
  • self-cover buttons (the plastic Hemline brand best, they are easy for beginners too but any kind is fine
  • fabric for embroidering, something with a close weave- calico, linen, not too thick or too flimsy
  •  an idea of what is to be embroidered on the button
  • scissors
  • pencil and paper
  • maybe some beads or sequins if so desired.
And lets do a mag swap! If anyone has any magazines, crafty or otherwise, that they want to trade bring them along. 

Don't forget to RSVP by leaving a comment below.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


Canberra Downer Brown Owls 2010

Image from hello naomi

Hello Canberra Owls, and Happy New Year to you all!

Our first meet for 2010 will be on Saturday 20th February, from 1:30 - 4:30 at Downer Community Centre (enter from Frencham St, Downer). It will be a meet-and-greet, BYO craft of choice, bring a plate for afternoon tea if you wish, and bring a show-and-tell to share with the group! Maybe something you've been working on, something you've completed from one of last year's meets, or something fabulous you were given. We love the show and tell! RSVP in the comments, and don't forget your $6 for room hire!

Existing Owls
You should have received our email about what's happening this year, but drop us a line if you've not heard from us. We've assumed that all of you want to be involved this year,
if you don't then please let one of the prefects know. We reserve the right to be really sad if you do, but totally understand.

New Owls

If you or someone you know would like to join the chapter this year, email a prefect or pass on the prefects' email details to them and we can add them to the mailing list.

A reminder of the prefects details (remove spaces):

Michelle L:quiltingmick @
Bronwyn S: kraftykuka @
Naomi D: naomiandnathan @
Georgie K: georgie.kelley @

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Michelle, Bron, Naomi and Georgie - Canberra Brown Owls Prefects xox

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Adelaide Owls hand stitched appliqué with Susan

This week is hand stitched appliqué with Brown Owl Susan!

When: Wednesday Jan 27th 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!

The project is hand stitched appliqued cupcakes complete with embroidered cake stand.

Susan has created kits that contain everything you need - Well maybe bring a pair of scissors... that's all though!

Kits will be $4 each and will contain:

  • a piece of calico
  • 2 cupcakes ironed on and ready to stitch
  • cake holder drawn on for an embroidery lesson (a later brown owls session!)
  • 2 buttons for the cupcakes
  • needle
  • thread (for appliqué stitching)
  • a copy of the pattern
  • some instructions on how to use the sticky paper etc in readiness for appliqué.

If you'd like to take part please added that you would like a kit in your RSVP.

You need to comment ONLY once when you RSVP with your name and initial (eg Cherry G! Kit Please). 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.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Attention Brisbane Owls!

Hello Brisbane Owls!

By now you should have received all the info you need to be a Brisbane Brown Owl in 2010. If you haven't please email us at to find out about membership and all the details for the first meet up.

Don't forget - we'll now be meeting in front of the lake at Roma Street Parklands for the meet and greet on Sunday 21 February, 10:30am-12:30pm. Just look out for some little Brown Owls signs and a badge making machine!

See you then!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome to Sydney Brown Owls 2010!

Image by Linda Solovic

First Meeting for 2010
Date: Wednesday 20th Jan
Time: 7pm -10pm
Location: Lane Cove Centre House, 178 Longueville Road LANE COVE 2066
Cost: $5 -$10 (approx depending on numbers)
- a mug for a cuppa
- BYO craft (eg hand sewing, crochet, knitting etc)
- 1 "show and tell" item you bought / found / received during the chrissie break (could be a
craft book, or cool tool or lovely fabric - whatever you want to show the group)
RSVP- Please comment on this blog post if you're attending

New Owlettes for 2010
If you are new here and would like to join our crafty catch-ups please send an email to:

honidesign @ gmail. com (without the spaces) and include:
- your name
- preferred email address
- blog URL (if you have one)
- a list of any crafty skills you would like to learn
- PLUS any skills you can teach the group (only if you’d feel comfortable though)
Then we’ll send you an email with all the details and add you to the mailing list.

Existing Owls
If you’re already on the Google Group, we’ll keep you on there. We’ll be sending out an email soon asking you for any updates to blog URLs, contact details etc. (If you want to be removed from the list, it will be very sad but you can email honidesign @ gmail . com and we'll remove you from the list)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Adelaide Owls - All ready for 2010

Time to announce the first Adelaide Owls meeting for 2010 at the Box Factory!

Image borrowed from boopsiedaisy

It's a BYO meeting - so come join us for a crafty catchup. New members welcome.

When: Wednesday Jan 13th 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

ps - We've changed the annual fee to a once of fee, if you were a member in 2009 then you're all set to go for 2010.

Brisbane Brown Owls 2010 - Meet and Greet!

(Greenie Owl by Jetta's Nest)

Brisbane Brown Owls will be kicking off the new year with a meet and greet!

Date: Sunday 21 February 2010

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: We'll be meeting at Roma Street Parklands, in front of the lake. There's free parking at the Parklands or catch a bus or train to Roma Street and exit at the rear of the station. Please feel free to blow us all away with your fabulous baking skills by bringing along a plate of goodies for morning tea :)

The finer details: Please send your RSVP and/or interest in joining Brisbane Brown Owls in 2010 to by Sunday 7 February. We'll then send you all the information you need to know about memberships (both full-time and casual), suggested crafts for the year and the all important dates of our meet-ups.

See you there and remember, new members are welcome :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Oakleigh Brown Owls Meet and Greet 2010

Hey there everyone, hope everybody had a fantastic Christmas and an awesome New Year!

Brown Owls (Oakleigh Chapter - in Melbourne) is looking to start 2010 with a bang!
We will be doing our very first Meet and Greet session at the local Oakleigh RSL club. So if you are in the area, do come on down and join us!

Oakleigh Brown Owls Meet and Greet 2010

Where: Oakleigh RSL Dining hall (95-97 Drummond St)
When: 9th January 2010 ( From 2 pm onwards)
Bring: A few dollars for a cuppa and a handheld craft to work on while we chat!

Please RSVP by 8th of January 2010 at the very latest!
You can RSVP by leaving me a comment here or emailing me. Contact details can be found on the side bar.

And remember, if you are stuck for ideas,
let me know with your RSVP so I may prepare some craft kits for you.

See you there!