Monday, March 29, 2010
On Sunday April 18 we'll be learning how to make yo yos! These little things of beauty and fun are perfect for appliqueing on your skirt, making quilts, making hairbands, necklaces ... anything! I have been making lots of them lately, and they are so addictive!
We'll be using the Clover Yo Yo Makers. You can often pick these up at Spotlight, but I'm also going to do an order over here to save on postage. Just let me know which Clover Yo Yo Maker you would like by noon Tuesday 6 April, and I'll order it for you and you can pay me at our meeting. You can order more than one if you like (I know I will!). If we all pick something different, we can hopefully have a really good play at Brown Owls. Just bring along your fabric, needles and scissors. We will provide you with strong hand quilting thread to make your yo yos with.
Brown Owls meets from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm at Downer Community Centre. Bring along $6 for room hire, a small plate of something for afternoon tea (optional!) and your money for your yo yo maker (I'll let you know how much beforehand).
As always, please RSVP below to make the lives of your prefects easier when it comes to setting up tables and chairs.
Our meeting dates for 2010 are:
April 18 - Sunday
May 29 - Saturday
June 19 - Saturday
July 25 - Sunday
August 22 - Sunday
September 19 - Sunday
October 24 - Sunday
November 21 - Sunday
December 12 - Saturday
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The venue has been confirmed and we are meeting at the brand spanking new community centre
Due to the new security system and the various gremlins infecting it, the times have to change otherwise we might be sleeping over. So it will start a 6.30 and end at 9.30.
Also the centre is nut free, so whatever plate you bring, make is sans nuts.
On Sunday morning Brisbane Brown Owls kicked off the 2010 craft-along projects with a bit of paper crafting.
Abbey led the group of more than 20 owls with her extensive knowledge of cutting, stamping, sticking and hole punching to create beautiful cards, envelopes and buntings.
Thanks Abbey for our newly found skills and to everyone else who came along with eager faces and delicious treats!
See you all at the next meet up on Sunday 18 April, we have another great craft-along project in store, details coming soon! Hoot! Hoot!
Thouraya and Alyce
Thursday, March 18, 2010
When: Wednesday Mar 24th 7pm til 9:30pm
Where: Box Factory - Adelaide Community Centre, 59 Regent St South Adelaide
Cost: $2 donation to the Box Factory plus $4 for a kit.
Numbers: We have room for 25 Owls - the first 25 to RSVP are IN!
Kits are $4 and will contain wooden shape & brooch back, bit of super glue and the turps
Ruth has kindly offered to supply:
- Super Glue
- pastels to apply colour
- A small photocopy (slightly larger than a 50c) of an image that you like. Note - the image MUST be photocopied on a carbon photocopier (it cant be laserjet printer as it contains no carbon and thus wont work!)
- a little paintbrush
- a lead pencil
- a fine felt tip pen in black (we will have a few spare on hand)
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.
See you on Wednesday!
Ruth, Tracey, Cathy & Cherry
Hi Brown Owls,
Please RSVP so we know how many kits and sewing machines we will need.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Brisbane Owls: It's time to RSVP for our next meet up!
Date: This Sunday 21 March
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: 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.
Craft-along Project: Paper Crafts
Abbey will be leading the Paper Crafts Project this month with a cute card and envelope plus gorgeous paper bunting.
The cost of the Paper Crafts Project is $5 and includes all materials and use of equipment so no need to bring anything. The bunting can be made with up to 12 letters and there will be a choice of approximately 30 different papers.
Please leave a comment to let us know if you will be taking part in this project so we can make sure there is enough for everyone.
OR BYO craft to work on.
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 this Thursday 18 March or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you then!
Crafty time 7-10
Crafty place T.B.C
Crafty price $3
RSVP below or at the Facebook group.
See you there
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Our next Downer meeting will be 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm Sunday 21 March.
Given that we are so close to Easter, some bunny-making might be in order. How about it? Here are a few ideas. We'll leave you to decide, and bring your own fabric and equipment as well for a fun afternoon of crafting!
Or you can make the bunny egg cosy in the photo up above - you'll need to bring 20 x 20 cm wool or felt or old blankets for the body, some fabric for the inner ears, some fabric for binding, and buttons, floss, scissors, needles and thread! Also Sew Hip Issue 4 if you have it - otherwise we have our copy you can refer to.
Sewing easter basket (bring a copy of Zakka Crafts if you have it, and make it from felt for easier hand sewing.
As always, please RSVP below to ensure your place at the crafting afternoon! Bring a plate to share for afternoon tea if you like. Looking forward to see you there.
Michelle, Bron, Naomi and Georgie xo
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Hi Mitcham Brown Owls,
super adorable teacup necklaces on ETSY made by kittyrobot
When? Wednesday the 10th March 2010
Where? Palace Nova East End Cinema, off 250 Rundle Street in the 'Palace building'.
Time? Meet out the front at 6:20 ish for the 6:30pm session. Why not buy your ticket if your there early :)
[Sorry about the earliness - the later session starts at 8:50 and finishes at about 10:30 - a smidge too late for some week night antics me thinks?]
Duration? 108 minutes, finishing at about 8:20pm-ish
Cost? $16.50 unless your a student - $12
*** Just leave a comment below to let us know that you will be coming.
We'll see you there :)
PSssssttt: Don't be late for this very important date! (Sorry just had to add that in hehe)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Jess and her beautiful hand quilting