Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Well, didnt we have a super night! Last tuesday, 13th Dec, the Brown Owls Melbourne 3000 group caught up for a fabulous 'Movember in December' fundraiser.
We had a super raffle and some super winners:
Kate was the fine winner of a Madame Brussesls gift voucher for a Garden Party for two.
Gina won a copy of Pip's lovely book: Make Hey While the Sun Shines
Nadia was thrilled to take home a beautiful teahouse brooch and accessories, kindly donated by Tess.
Initially, I (thats me, Sue) won the Crafting Health gift voucher for a one hour luxurious massage, but given I was the one donating this prize (what are the chances of that!) I re-donated it and Kim, a Madame Brussels patron, was the very excited winner. All up we raised $240 - weyhey! - now donated to our official Movember page, which you can find here.
Thank you very very much to all those involved - prize donaters and attendees alike.
As promised, here is some pictorial evidence.
Look forward to the next gathering - tues 17th january - a BYO night, pop it in your diary.
Wishing you all a very super enjoyable festive season.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
What a lovely few months the Hobart Brown Owls have had getting to know each other! Our November meet was just lovely. Liz brought her sewing machine along this time and was quietly productive while Chloe quilted, Sel sewed that gorgeous owl and the rest of us knitted. And drank tea. And talked. Lots. Thanks for coming everyone! It was so lovely... This Saturday we'll meet again. A little sooner than usual, but We figured we could squeeze one more owly meet in, surely! I'm really looking forward to some new projects next year, possibly even collaborative... Did someone say quilt?
Where: The little cottage in the playground, Batchelor Way, Taroona.
Here's what is supplied: A kettle, tea, milk, honey and sugar...
Here's what you need to bring: Something crafty to work on and maybe a plate of afternoon tea to share? Only if you feel like it...
We'll need a contribution of $2, to cover venue hire.
Children are welcome, so long as they don't hinder the creative crafty time of other members. There is ample playground space for them to wander safely :)
If you're looking for something to work on, perhaps you'd like to make a christmas decoration or two? I'll be needle felting a couple of different things and will have some basic patterns you could try. Bring along some felt, buttons, fleece, needles, thread... or anything
you have lying around! Hope to see you there. xx
Monday, December 5, 2011
Date: Sunday 11 December
Time: 2 pm
Place: Tilley Devine's Cafe at Lyneham shops
Would be lovely to see you. Come and enjoy some relaxing chatty times with us this Sunday! Let us know what your Christmas crafting plans are!
Please RSVP there so we know how many people we should snaffle a table for.
Naomi, Bron, Georgie and Michelle
Saturday, December 3, 2011
We'll be at the Vines road community centre; 49 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights. Enter through the automatic doors, turn left towards reception and they will point you to the right room.
As it's certainly time to get into the Christmas Spirit, I thought a little Kris Kringle would be fun - bring along a little handmade Christmas decoration, wrapped up, and we'll lucky dip them amongst those who have made one.
One of our members posted this link to get you thinking: http://www.alittlebirdtoldme-craft.com/2011/11/christmas-decoration-tutorials.html
If you don't have time or just don't want to make an ornament, you are still more than welcome to come along!
What to bring:
-$2 donation to cover room hire (if we have less than 15 people
coming, we may need to pitch in an extra dollar, I'll keep you posted)
-a small snack to share ( if you want to!), we will also have access to a tea and coffee station
-your name badge if you have one
-a project you are working on, or, if you are looking for inspiration, I'll have an easy pattern for a mug cosy and/or some crocheted flowers.
You Will Need:
* a ball of 8ply wool (or bits & pieces...)
* a 4mm crochet hook
* a button & a yarn needle (for mug cosy only)
If you don't know how to crochet, don't worry, that's what we're there for. New members welcome to come & join in, see you there!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Everyone is welcome, it would be lovely to see you all and if you've never come along before, you are especially welcome. So bring some hand held craft for a respite from Christmas chaos or indeed bring some frenzied Christmas craftiness with you.
Friday, November 25, 2011
It's that time of year again where we will be having a Christmas get-together. We've decided on a picnic and hope y'all can make it!
Feel free to bring along a plate of something to share!
If you'd like to join in a Krafty Kris Kringle, then bring a crafty gift up to $20 value (it can be something that you've made, supplies, etc).
*made this date so as to not clash with Sutherland and St George Brown Owls Christmas Party!
We hope you can make it!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, 30th November, 2011
You might need:
Clean plastic bags for plarn (coloured ones are prettiest)
Large knitting needles for the plarn- size 8 is great
If you want some inspiration, head to these websites: http://www.myrecycledbags.com/
The Sporting Club still has delicious tapas (4 for the price of 3, bargain!) and they even have discount price cocktails! Bonza! What a night! Bring your friends!
Announcing our very special Christmas gathering on Tuesday 13th December.
- a Madame Brussels gift voucher for a Garden Party for two
- a copy of Pip's lovely book, Make Hey While the Sun Shines
- a Crafting Health gift voucher for a one hour luxurious massage
brilliant! brilliant! brilliant! thanks to all our lovely prize contributers. And thanks to Madame Brussels too, for agreeing that we can approach their other patrons on the evening with the view to trying to sell a few more raffle tickets.
Of course if you do some scouring of the net I'm sure you'll come up with a moustache of equivalent merit - a moustache in felt and simple stitching I think would work a treat.
when: Tuesday 13th November 2011
at: 6.30 - 10pm
where: The Parlour, Madame Brussels, level 3, 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
bring: moustache making equipment as per your crafty choice, whether that be crochet, knitting, stitching, patchwork etc (or project of your choice)
cost: no fee for attendance but you may like to purchase a drink or a delight from the Madame Brussels menu, by way of a thankyou for room usage
RSVP: in the comments section below please - indicating your name eg. Sue H
As you may know I do like a fancy frock, so I encourage you to join me in donning a fancy frock for the evening, they'll set off our moustache's so fabulously. I'll bring some extra dress up frocks if there's room in my Brown Owls bag. And to top it off tastically I'm going to bring some wigs, I only have four, so if you have one bring it! Our photos are gonna be brilliant.
Will be lovely to see you. Dont forget to RSVP in the comments below, with your name.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
We will be making Matryoshka Christmas tree ornaments tonight using the excellent pattern and tutorial from here - http://mysparkle.blogspot.
For the princely sum of $2 you will get all of the felt pieces required to make the ornament, embroidery floss and stuffing, plus I will provide glue for those people who don't feel like stitching on the night. Please let me know when you RSVP if you'd like a kit.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Downer Community Centre
2 - 4 pm
Saturday 19 November
Please bring $5 for the room hire, and a plate to share for afternoon tea.
Please, please rsvp in the comments, so we know how many folk want to come! New owls are always welcome, we would love to meet you!
Ho ho ho
Michelle, Bron, Naomi and George xo
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Hey there Canberra Owls!
We are putting together the final details for our next meet, but wanted to post a little save the date for your diary.
Our next meet will be Saturday 19 November, 2pm to 4pm, at the Downer Community Centre as always.
As for the theme - well, just in case you hadn’t noticed, its NOVEMBER and that means that (GASP!) Christmas is lurking right around the corner! Christmas ornaments will be on the agenda, but we're still finalising projects and supplies. We'll have a couple of different options and kits for cheap.
So put the 19th in your diaries, and watch this space - we'll be back SOON with the details!
Bron, Naomi, Michelle and George x