Sunday, February 22, 2009

Brisbane's first Brown Owls meet

Fifteen crafty peeps gathered today for the first Brisbane Brown Owls meet. There was loads of chatting, eating and sewing.

Bel kept our energy levels high with tasty treats like owly cupcakes, banana caramel tarts and Mars Bar slice.

Mmmmm... she is definitely the cupcake queen!

Clever Abbey ensured we were occupied with little brown owl and blue bird brooch making kits, perfect for our 2 hour time frame. I wore my blue bird for a trip into the city afterwards and received quite a few compliments! Nice one Abbey :)

There were lots of ideas for future meetings including group afghan knitting, sewing totes and crochet (ooh... and a post-craft dip in the pool!) I think I speak for everyone when I say how fabulous it was to share a Sunday morning with like-minded people.
Dates for the next few meetings will be confirmed soon and we will aim to have a sewing machine or two available. I can't wait!


ittybittyandpretty said...

oh me oh my how wonderful!!! can anyone join this group???? not that i have very many free sundays but on the odd occasion....
great owls great food and great company!

Bron said...

oooh! I love those cupcakes!! too clever!
And the brooches are really cute! =)

Steph Bond-Hutkin said...

And thank you so much Rebecca for scoring such a great venue for us. Upmarket Brown Owls!

Jetta's Nest said...

I had such a great time and can't wait for our next meet! Thanks to our lovely prefects for taking the time to organise such a super fun afternoon full of cupcakes, chatting and stitching :)

melissa gardner said...
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melissa gardner said...

Oh the pic of all our owls together looks great!! What a fun morning it was! And yes, the cupcakes really were a craft highlight, weren't they?
Mel x

Lis said...

It was fun - I suspect I am the least crafty person there though! (Someone has to be, it means I can learn lots)

And I spent all day today craving a banana-caramel-cream cupcake. They were brilliant.

Lis said...

Oh and I've noticed that a few people have twitter - I am here if anyone wants to add me -

Bec said...

Oh, those owls look very cute all sitting there together - Abbey you're very clever! Thank-you to all the prefects for such a stellar job of organising our first meet. I had such a lovely time, and met so many interesting and wonderful people. And can I also add my voice to the chorus of praise for Bel's cupcakes. They were simply outstanding!!!!!

Em said...

Yay it was so much fun wasnt it! Such a great venue and a lovely gaggle of gals :D

Unknown said...

Oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I missed it!
Pete was working and I couldn't for the life of me REMEMBER what I had to do that day ... sieve head .... :( so so so sad