Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Brown Owls Melbourne 3000, 8th June UPDATE – we’re nearly full!

edited to say: session now FULL, see below for details on joining the wait list etc. The 3 remaining places were taken by Monica, Jennifer Kate and Malene.


WOW WOW WOW - you're all amazing! Thanks so much for such a fabulous response to the inaugural meet of the Brown Owls Melbourne 3000 group. It is most heart warming indeed.


If you have already RSVP’d to the previous meet invite on this blog and your name appears in this list then you’re in – hoorah!

beka, ChloeR, Clara-Emily McKay, Courtney Davis, El Thomas, Fiona, freakingoutnow, Gen +1, Hannah, herman and ivy, Janet, Kate - F is for fabric, Kei, kittybaroque, Leni & Rose, Linda, omlair +1, rinny lincolne, sarah, SB, Shannon, shimmer and glow, Stacey I


There are now only 3 places left, yes just THREE. So, quick, hurry, RSVP! Please do NOT RSVP to this blog, this one right here that I am writing right right now. If you would like to RSVP please do so in the comments section over here. I think its fairer that there are no + 1’s for these last places (or + 2’s cos that would just swipe the lot).


If you miss out this time do not be too sad! I am in the process of negotiating a meet date for July, I’ll hopefully be able to announce the outcome of that at the 8th June meet and will post the details on this blog some time after that. Feel free to also add your name in the comments here should you like to be on the W/L (that's the wait list) should a place become available.


To all those that have been listed above and to those 3 people who get the last places available – please, please, please – if you are no longer able to attend this right popular event, please can you let me know asap (sue at craftinghealth dot com or use the link in that there column on the right), so I can re-allocate your prized place.


Ooo, and just one more thing, there is going to be a lot of us and the beautiful fancy pants Madame Brussels parlour space is therefore likely to be somewhat 'cosy', perfect for getting to know one another, but probably not the occasion to bring your hugely large / messy crafting projects..... just so you know.


Very looking forward to next Wednesday.


sue

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fly By Night Brown Owls

Hi all!

These are some pics from the Fly By Night Brown Owls. Sorry they're a little dark, we were crafting in a dungeon in North Melbourne...







We had about 16 people turn up, 5 people were taught to crochet, 3 to granny square, there was knitting, sewing, crochet, jewellery and badge making, hot chips and beer. And amongst all that, we raised $33.40 for Alzheimer Australia. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended!

There were many requests to do Fly By Night again, so in about 6 weeks we'll hold another...

I've started a Fly By Night Brown Owls group on Facebook, you can join it to hear about the next meeting. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_215886898432836

Until next time, crafty peeps!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NEW! Brown Owls Melbourne 3000 group


Hi!

Announcing the inaugural meeting of the Brown Owls Melbourne 3000 group - hoorah!

when: Wednesday 8th June 2011
at: 6.30 - 9pm
where: The Parlour, Madame Brussels, level 3, 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
why: because we love craft! yes we do!
bring: BYO craft project or notify me in the RSVP below if you need some ideas
cost: no fee for attendance but you may like to purchase a drink or a delight from the Madame Brussels menu
RSVP: essential! asap! indicate your want to attend by  submitting a comment to this blog entry, also indicate in that comment  if you do not have a BYO project to bring and would like suggestions

There will be no formal tutorial or anything on this, the first  (hopefully of many), Melbourne 3000 evenings. It will be a great chance  to get together, share some crafty-ness and discuss possibilities for  future meets, as well as have a jolly good time.

I thought it would be really nice to have a central venue handy for  public transport etc and as luck would have it I fortuitously came  across this venue last week. Madame Brussels is a loungey bar with a  fabulous special area - The Parlour. They also have cup cakes on the  menu which I think is a jolly good thing. Entrance is to the left of a  restaurant called the Spaghetti Tree and then use the lift (or stairs if  you fancy) up to level 3.

Looking forward to seeing you!

sue


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Canberra :: pincushions & needle books wrap-up

Saturday arvo was chilly in Canberra - luckily we had lots of craftiness to warm ourselves up (plus Bec had matches to get the heaters started!!) =)

There were pincushions


and needle books
Strawberry needle book tutorial here


and, as always, lots of other crafty lovelies:

snuggly granny blankies


first crochet!


knitting


and stitching
(the pattern is a Wee Wonderfuls book club stitchette - so cute!)


Thanks to all the lovely Owls who came along on Saturday - it was such fabulous, cosy way to spend an afternoon!

Our next meeting is the 18th of June - look out for the details here soon - hope to see you there!

xo

Monday, May 23, 2011

Preston Brown Owls

DATE: Sunday 29th May
TIME: 2- 3pm
WHERE: Pearl Oyster Cafe- 114 Miller St, Preston
(stop 37 on the 112 tram)
WHAT: Bring along
your own crafty project that your working on.
COST: free- but purchase a cup of tea or coffee as a thank you
gesture for hangin' at such an tip-top venue
RSVP: In the comments section if you'd like to come along.
Email me if you have any questions
Everyone is welcome!

Footscray Brown Owls May Meet Pix!






Please excuse the quality but at least we have pics of the lovely Aimee and Janet who joined me for a cuppa chat and craft. We had lots of fun and are looking to catching up next month.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

CRAFT-CUPPA-CHAT-LAUGH-EAT





Friday, May 20, 2011

Adelaide :: Garland of Crocheted Hearts



Adelaide Brown Owls :: Garland of Crocheted Hearts

Donna is running our workshop on the 25th of May - Hurrah! Thanks Donna!

You will need to bring:
three shades of yarn for the hearts - I used red tones (a single colour is just as good)
a contrasting colour for the string to join them - I used a taupy colour
a 3-3.5mm crochet hook
a large-eyed needle to sew in ends


Same place - Same time - Box Factory 59 Regent St Sth - 25th May 7pm


Add a comment to RSVP - See you there

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Footscray Brown Owls May Meeting this Saturday!!!!




Hope to see you there!
Newcomers are most welcome!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Perth (Bayswater) Brown Owls this weekend



Hi all,
just a reminder for this Sunday! We are definitely meeting at 2pm (not 4pm like the calendar says- I cant figure out how to change it from EST for our meetings).

:) Sarah


WHAT: BYO Meet
DATE: Sunday 22nd May
TIME: 2pm - 4pm
AT:   Bayswater Drill Hall meeting room (cnr Murray and Crowther streets, Bayswater)

BRING: Y
our own crafty project to work on. A gold coin donation- just to help out with the hall hire!


RSVP: Either comment below or email shodgson(at)westnet(dot)com(dot)au. You might also like to check our facebook group where you can rsvp yes to our next meeting 'event'.

All welcome! We are a friendly bunch so don't be shy! Hope to see you there.

Brunswick Brown Owl Hoot tonight- LEARN CROCHET




Tonight Brunswick crafty types,


We'll be heading to the Ladies Lounge at the Sporting Club in Weston St, Brunswick (opposite the Barkly Square car park) to learn (or help others to learn, we need you too!) how to crochet.


Sue Halliday will be our lovely host, and we'll have a couple of visitors from Channel 31 filming and interviewing a couple of peeps (don't worry if you're shy), and maybe even a student coming for a peek and a chat too! Try and arrive at 7pm so we can get cracking.


Bring your hook and 8 ply wool. And a sense of adventure!
And a friend or two, they're always welcome!

Oh yes, tapas are four for the price of three, yummo!

The menu is over here:



For more information about the Brunswick Brown Owls, visit:


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just a reminder about this Saturday's FLy By Night Brown Owls...

Fly By Night Brown Owls

Fly By Night Brown Owls is a once off event being held at the Metropolitan Hotel, North Melbourn, on Saturday, May 21 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm

You don't have to be a regular Brown Owl to come along, everyone is invited. Bring your crafting, your fine selves and your friends!

There will be a beginners crochet lesson for those who have always wanted to know as well as many new and experiences crafters, food and drink are available from the pub. They're giving us their awesome function room (downstairs) for free, so buy a drink, a coffee or something to eat as a thank you if you can.

http://www.metrohotel.com.au/

There will be a gold coin donation to charity for those who can afford it, but no trouble at all if you can't.

Come along, meet some new people, have a lovely chat on a Saturday afternoon and share the love around...

Feel free to invite anyone you might think would care to come along.. And kids are most welcome!

The Facebook event is at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112194262198440

If you have questions or anything, you can post on the Facebook wall, or contact Sayraphim on Twitter @sayraphim or via email her @ sayraphimlothian.com

Do pop along!

Reminder - Sydney Owls

Hi lovely Owls. Just a reminder that the Sydney Owls monthly catch up is on THIS FRIDAY!


Where: Madison Hotel, Surry Hills (upstairs in The Vine Bar and Bistro)
When: Friday, May 20 at 6:00PM-10:00PM (approx)
RSVP: Here, or on Facebook




It's a 'Yarn in the Pub' night but feel free to bring any craft you'd like. Or you can simply enjoy having a chat with crafty girls over a few wines and nibbles.


Look forward to seeing you all there!

MELB OUTER EASTERN SUBURBS BROWN OWLS

IF YOU LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO ENJOY YOUR CRAFT WITH A NICE WARM CUPPA A GREAT CHAT WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE AND A GOOD LAUGH 
THAN COME AND JOIN THE M.O.E.S. BROWN OWLS -   ALL WELCOME -
                                                     CURRENT VENUE  MT EVELYN


                                               WEEKLY ON WED EVENINGS 6.00 pm
 & F/NIGHTLY ON FRI MORNING 10.30 am

FOR MORE DETAILS FEEL FREE TO CONTACT KAZ BY EITHER COMMENT OR EMAIL 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

MITCHAM BROWN OWLS


Logo designed and drawn by Jo Schofield.

Hi Owlies,

We've got a good one this week. Once of our very clever members, Jo is going to teach us how to spin yarn! We're making spindles out of a chop stick, a CD and some rubber bands and Jo will show us how its done.
We have all the supplies for you.
This is a great chance to learn how to spin if you have ever wanted to!
Of course, we will have learn to knit and crochet, or you might like to bring your own work along.

Please RSVP so we know how much fleece to get.
We'll look forward to seeing you.

Lianne and Julie

The details:
Where : Gallery One 1 Torrens street Mitcham ph 8271 2624
When: Saturday 21st May 1.30pm to 4.00 pm
Spinning kit $1.
Cost: Once of joining fee $10. Gallery hire $5.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nice Needles

The Nords Wharf Brown Owls are having a kntting 'how-to' next Tuesday evening (17th May).  Fellow Owler, Wendy has promised to come along and teach us how to start a scarf.  Come along have a cuppa, a chat and a knit. See you at Nords Wharf Community Hall, Marine Parade, Nords Wharf,  6-8pm & bring your needles!  http://www.theartydog.blogspot.com/

PRESTON BROWN OWLS




DATE: Sunday 15th May
TIME: 2- 3pm
WHERE: Pearl Oyster Cafe- 114 Miller St, Preston (stop 37 on the 112 tram)
WHAT: Bring along
your own crafty project that your working on.
COST: free- but purchase a cup of tea or coffee as a thank you gesture for hangin' at such an tip-top venue
RSVP: In the comments section if you'd like to come along. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

St George and Sutherland Brown Owls


This Coming Sunday Afternoon

15th May 2011
2pm - 5pm
Edmonds and Greer - The Large Table
97 Mulga Rd
Oatley NSW 2223


Can't wait to see you there for a cuppa, catch up and craftiness....new folks welcome at every meeting...I was shy once too!

PS The booking is under 'Thouraya' if you get there early!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Adelaide Brown Owls - Woot, It's Cold!


Come have a hoot of a time with us!

BYO your projects. We love to see what you are working on, be it yarny or full of fabric love or properly paintish.

Where? The Box Factory, Regent Street, South Adelaide.
When? This Wednesday 11th May at 7pm.
Why? Cos it's fun!
Who? You, your friend, your mum or your neighbour!

Would be great to see you there, come along for chat, a crafty time and a cuppa.

Canberra Brown Owls :: pincushions & needlebooks

Hello Owls!

I have to be honest - I love all of the bits and pieces that go along with craft!
Some of the handiest accessories for crafting are needlebooks and pincushions, and I've seen so many cute tutorials around the internet lately that I thought it would be fun to try some out at the Canberra Brown Owls May meeting.

felt pincushion and needle book tutorial here


A quick google will show up loads of tutorials, here are some to start you off:
voodoo pincushion
babyfood jar pincushion
bottle top
strawberry needlebook
kitty needle book

bottle top pincushions tutorial here


I've also been collecting some of my favourite needle books and pin cushions on pinterest have a little peek if you'd like, and there is always loads of inspiration flickr - try the pincushions, pins and needlebooks group

needlebook tutorial here


Of course you're always welcome to bring along anything you'd like to work on - we do love show and tell!

What you need to know....
This month's meet is Saturday 21 May from 2 to 4 pm, at the Downer Community Centre. Bring along a plate to share for afternoon tea, if you would like =)

Please RSVP in the comments to let us know if you're coming along, and please remember to bring along $5 for hall hire

Looking forward to seeing you there!
x Canberra prefects!

MELB OUTER EASTERN SUBURBS BROWN OWLS

Friday, May 6, 2011

MITCHAM BROWN OWLS


Our logo designed by Jo Schofield.

Hi there Owlies,

Have you got those creative thoughts going? It time for another get together, and since we have so many Temaris underway, we thought it best to make this meeting another "bring it along and finish it off"

Of course, we always have our learn to knit and crochet, or you can bring along your own projects.

We look forward to seeing you there and hearing about your life, loves, and projects in general!

Kind regards,

Lianne and Julie.

The details:

Where: Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street, Mitcham. Ph 8272 4504.

When: Tuesday May 10th 7 pm to 9.30 pm.

Cost: Once of Joining fee: $10. Gallery hire $5.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brown Owls Sydney - Yarn in the Pub

So it's easy to remember, Brown Owls Sydney are meeting on the 20th of each month. It also works well because those that can't make it on a certain night will be able to come to a meeting at some point! This month's meeting is on a Friday.

We thought because it's Friday we'd have a bit of a 'Yarn in the Pub' night. So you can have some drinks and nibbles and chat to old friends or make new Brown Owl friends! Feel free to bring craft or if you just feel like a drink and something to eat, that is fine too!

Where: Madison Hotel, Surry Hills (upstairs in The Vine Bar and Bistro)
When: Friday, May 20 at 6:00PM-10:00PM (approx)
RSVP: Here, or on Facebook

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Southside Brown Owls - 12th May at Windsor Deli

Hey all!

I hope that you are keeping warm as the weather keeps getting colder!



We are having Southside Brown Owls over at Windsor Deli this month!

Date: 12th May
Time: 7.30pm onwards

at Windsor Deli 33 Hornby Street Windsor
(corner of James and Hornby Street)

It is a BYO night!

There will be tea and coffee available and a sweet treat or two!

RSVP: In the comment box below. We can accommodate up to 25 people, so please make sure you comment to tell us you want to come!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Brisbane Brown Owls Double Banger!

RSVP now for the next Brisbane Brown Owls meet up, your choice of crochet or embroidery!

Date: Saturday 14 May 2011

Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Venue: New Farm Library Meeting Room,  135 Sydney Street, New Farm


CROCHET


Crochet mastermind Sam will be leading the group again! For those who came last month bring along your washcloth, granny square or whatever you were working on for some more advice or to move on to something more challenging.

If you're new to crochet and couldn't make it last month this is your opportunity to learn the basics by starting on a crochet washcloth. Bring a new size 4.5 or old size 7 crochet hook and some 8ply crochet cotton (Lincraft usually has a good supply of this for cheap) or yarn of choice, just make sure it's washable so you can suds it up and enjoy the end result! We will have a limited supply of crochet hooks and yarn available too.


EMBROIDERY

Rebecca will be leading the Embroidery Project this month with some very cool embroidery patterns,  perfect for any level of crafter. You can also bring along your own pattern or image to embroider.

Bring an item or piece of fabric you would like to embroider for example a tea towel, hankie, pillow case, fabric etc. Patterns, thread, scissors, etc will be provided. We will have some hoops available but if you have your own bring it along.

Please leave a comment to let us know if you would like to do crochet or embroidery.

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 12 May or email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com.

Fly By Night Brown Owls

Fly By Night Brown Owls is a once off event being held at the Metropolitan Hotel, North Melbourn, on Saturday, May 21 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm

You don't have to be a regular Brown Owl to come along, everyone is invited. Bring your crafting, your fine selves and your friends!

There will be a beginners crochet lesson for those who have always wanted to know as well as many new and experiences crafters, food and drink are available from the pub. They're giving us their awesome function room (downstairs) for free, so buy a drink, a coffee or something to eat as a thank you if you can.

http://www.metrohotel.com.au/

There will be a gold coin donation to charity for those who can afford it, but no trouble at all if you can't.

Come along, meet some new people, have a lovely chat on a Saturday afternoon and share the love around...

Feel free to invite anyone you might think would care to come along.. And kids are most welcome!

The Facebook event is at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112194262198440

If you have questions or anything, you can post on the Facebook wall, or contact Sayraphim on Twitter @sayraphim or via email her @ sayraphimlothian.com

Do pop along!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunshine Coast Brown Owls!

Hey everyone,

I'm super excited to announce that we're officially starting up a Brown Owls here on the Sunshine Coast!




Our first meeting is THIS SATURDAY, 7th May, and here are the details:

Saturday 7th May (meeting the first Saturday of the month from now on)
2pm- 4pm
Cotton Tree Park (near the war memorial).

If it's raining text T'lia on 0410 400 366 and we'll hang out in a library or cafe depending on how many people come along!

It's open to everyone, so men, don't be shy!!
Just bring your own craft to do for now, and at this first meetup we'll discuss the possibility of working on a project together, and/or learning some new skills. If you have something you'd like to teach us, then bring along the suggestions!

Also, you might like to bring a picnic blanket, and a thermos with some tea! I'll bring the snack-a-roos!!

Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/SC_BrownOwls