Sunday, March 29, 2009
Well we had our second meeting over here in Perth yesterday. We had it at a lovely little childrens wear store called BabyGoose in Inglewood which has a splendid area out of the back suitable for our meetings.
It was an intimate affair with 5 people attending, but a good laugh and chin wag was had by all. Crafts crafted this month included Nicole knitting socks, Kylie knitting baby booties, Jess attaching buttons to the most stunning bibs knitted by her Nana and Justine working on some felt slippers for her daughter. I finished of a set of Teletubby knitted teddies for my daughter. It seems with the cold weather coming we are all digging our knitting needles out!
Next month we will send out a reminder via email but please keep your eye on the blog.
Till next month
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
POSTPONED until JUNE! POSTPONED until JUNE! POSTPONED until JUNE!
Limited to 25 girls. Please RSVP with your name and first initial of your surname too!
The first 25 RSVPs are in!
You need to bring a camera - there will be a photographic assignment!
We'll meet in the foyer of the Museum (near the big dinosaur!) at 2.30pm. If you are late we'll be heading into the area with the taxidermied animals and the insects first! Find us there!
It's about $6 to get into the Museum - and bring a few dollars for a coffee/tea as well! If we get less then ten girls we'll postpone this event until later in the year.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
... ok, ok, it wasn't all that peaceful especially when Em's chatty machine started competing with the gurgling sound of the air con :)
There was a hand stitching station,
a sewing and pressing area,
floor space for cutting
and lots of tote-a-long patterns and inspiration.
We don't have any totes to show off yet but we will keep you posted on the progress!
Note to Brisbane Owls: the date for the next meeting has changed to Sunday 26 April, a post will go up to rsvp in the first week of the month.
Prefects are also looking into a group outing to the Stitches and Craft Show, we'll keep you posted! Suggestions for future meetings are always welcome, just leave a comment with your ideas.
Until the next meet up, Happy Crafting!
Date: Saturday 28 March
Time: 2 to 4pm
Venue: Baby Goose, 945 Beaufort Street, Inglewood.
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Tea and coffee available, $2 fee.
Bring along a current project to work on, look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Brown Owls - Melbourne Meet!
THIS Monday 23rd March
Union Club Hotel - 164 Gore St Fitzroy - Booking under BROWN OWLS/Pip - Meet Me at Mike's - We'll be sitting inside, and it's a nice casual pub tucked just off Smith Street (between Smith and Brunswick)
Early Dinner and Drinks together then after dinner crafting - BYO hand-held craft
Please support the lovely people at the pub and come and have chat and craft too!
Could you let me know if you would like me to bring some embroidery for you to have a go at when you RSVP.
The first 20 girls to RSVP will be in! Please RSVP your First Name and Initial - and whether you need me to bring you a kit! If you came to Dante's and Stay Human you CAN come to this one - but you'll need to miss the NEXT meeting. We want to be sure everyone gets to come - so consider what you'd prefer - and whether you can be quick off the mark to book for the next meet!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Calling all Brisbane Brown Owls - RSVP for the next meeting by leaving a comment on this post
Date: Sunday 22 March
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm (the room is booked for a few extra hours after this for those who want to keep crafting)
Venue: Same as the last meeting. 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. There is plenty of parking at the Parklands or if coming by public transport catch the train/bus to Roma Street and take the Parklands exit at the back of the station.
Craft-Along-Project: This month's craft along project is personalised Tote bags. There will be several patterns to choose from and a sewing machine set up (with additional powerpoints if you would like to bring your machine), just bring along your own fabric (1m) with matching thread and bobbin for the machine plus supplies (ribbon, contrasting material, decorative thread) to embellish your bag. We will also have embroidery books and other reference material for you to get ideas from.
Or if this doesn't interest you Bring your own craft and craft along with us! (Abbey still has some bluebird badge kits avaliable for purchase for those who are interested)
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 Thursday 19 March.
We look forward to catching up again!
Friday, March 13, 2009
[Image from bekahjah's flickr stream.]
Sydney Brown Owls are meeting again on April 1st. We'll be breaking out our hooks and wool this month with crochet basics. Along with our in-house experts, we hope to have Shirley and C's mom join us to help out. There could be a little knitting action too. If you'd like to join in the fun, be sure to bring a basic crochet hook and ball of yarn. As always, you're welcome to bring your own craft to work on.
Please RSVP in the comments, if we'll see you on April 1st at:
70 Norton St
Telephone - 61 02 9560 3200
From the city you can take the following bus routes: 436, 437, 438, 440.
Get driving directions.
Wednesday 1st April
7pm until 10pm
Marion has setup on a Google Calendar for us which I'll be inviting you all to join. It includes details on each meeting, as well as local craft shows and sales. If you'd like to add an event to the calendar, you can let the prefects know.
Finally, (long post, I know) Lisa sent out details of our Sydney members' blogs. If you haven't received the mail, please check your spam folder. Some of the girls had a little trouble and we want to make sure everyone's getting the Sydney Brown Owls latest scoop.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
28 March - Easter Crafts. Bring your Easter crafty gifts along.
CHANGED, now 2 May. (previously 25 April)
12 December - Christmas Extravaganza!
Photo: totally pilfered from JessyB.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Hi Canberra Brown Owls!
Our next parliament of owls will be on Sunday March 22 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm, at the Downer Community Centre (enter from Frencham St, Downer). To cover the cost of the hall, we are asking for a $6 contribution per month. See the bottom of this post for the other Brown Owls dates!
The prefects have put their collective owly heads together and decided to hold a stitching tea party for our second meet! There will be tea and coffee and tasty treats, and stitching to be done.
Stitching hankies is a good place to start. We will have a heap of books and stitchery patterns for you to trace, or you can bring your own patterns from the internet or your home library! If you like, we can make up a kit for you for a few dollars (to be advised) with a blank lady's hankie, some embroidery floss and some needles. Just give me a week's notice so I can rustle something up for you.
Of course, you're not limited to hankies! You might like to bring along a blank pillowslip to stitch, or a shirt! We recommend stitching something white to start off with, though, as it's easier to trace! There will be a lightbox there for you to use.
Maybe you want to bring your own patterns along? Sublime Stitching patterns are great - you can either trace them or iron them on (great for the darker colours!), and you can order some online here or here. There are also a couple of online sites which offer free stitchery patterns. Do a google search to see what you can come up with!
So here's what you do -
- Comment on this blog post to let us know you are coming and if you would like a kit made up for you
- Bring a plate of teatime goodies to share if you would like to.
- Bring a small embroidery hoop, a pencil, embroidery floss, embroidery needles and the thing you want to stitch, unless you would like a hankie kit! Bring your stitchery patterns too if you have them!
- Bring change for your tea and coffee
- Your kids are welcome of course! Bring some stuff for them to do, though. There is plenty of space for their crafting or activities, and a little area for running around outside.
We're looking forward to seeing all the lovely Canberra Brown Owls again!
Canberra meets for the rest of the year. Time is 2.00 to 4.30pm
Sun 22 March
Sat 18 April
Sun 24 May
Sun 28 June
Sun 26 July
Sun 23 August
Sun 27 September
Sun 25 October
Sun 22 November
December to be announced!
Friday, March 6, 2009
The Sydney chapter of the Brown Owls met last night for the first time and we had a great night. Thanks to all of you who made it, and for those who didn't we look forward to meeting you next time.
We had 10 crafty girls at our meeting and we shared lots of laughs, craft ideas, tips and shops, and yummy food. Amy made the cutest owl button gifts for us all, and Jess baked up a sweet storm. Amy and Bell did a fantastic job putting together 21 're-stash a crafter' packs. And we all got creative.
Wednesday nights seem to suit everyone, so our plan for future meetings is to make it the first Wednesday of every month**, and we will rotate venues between Lower North Shore, Inner West, and Inner East. We will confirm venues as soon as we can. This is our plan at the moment:
1st April - Inner West
6th May - Inner East
3 June - Centre House, Lane Cove
1 July - Inner West
5 August - Inner East
2 September - Centre House, Lane Cove
7 October - Inner West
4 November - Inner East
2 December - Centre House, Lane Cove
**If you were unable to make it last night and Wednesdays don't suit you please let us know and we will work out some other day(s) that we can rotate.
We discussed the idea of having some guest crafters attend our meetings from time to time to teach us new skills. Suggestions were crochet, needle felting, and book binding. So we'll be working on getting that happening.
Our crafty librarian Jess took notes last night and will post about our plans in more detail later.
We can't wait for next month!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
We have emailed you all, but thought we'd repeat the info here - just in case.
We are very much looking forward to getting our group together tomorrow night for our craftalong - 7pm til 10pm.
The venue is:
178 Longueville Rd
It's a brick house just past the traffic lights at the intersection of Austin Street.
If you're coming on public transport there are a lot of buses that go along Epping Road - get off at the intersection of Epping and Longueville and walk down past the shops. It's less than a 5 minute walk. The buses in the city leave from behind QVB at 'section C' bus stop. Make sure you get a bus that goes via the freeway. It will take about 15 minutes and your stop will be the first one after the freeway ends.
You can see the original post about our meeting, which includes a map, here.
Bring your craft project, or we'll have owl-themed kits available for $5.
The cost for this venue is $5 each. We'll discuss future venues tomorrow night - we're open to suggestions, so have a think about it in the meantime. We will be rotating the venues between east, west and north, and we'll also meet on a different weekday each month. That way we hope to be able to accommodate everyone.
Also, don't forget we'll have a "re-stash a crafter" table set up, so bring your donations along. More info about that here.
That's about it for now. We can't wait to meet you and get crafty!
Jess, Bell, Amy & Lisa
Sunday, March 1, 2009
We had our very first meeting in Perth today at the Greens & Co Cafe. Here are some pictures that I manage to snap. You can see bigger photos on my Flickr Album
Thanks to Prefect Nicole and Prefect Jessica for putting Little Owlie Stuffies together. I had fun and I am sure the rest of the girls had fun to.