Monday, July 26, 2010

Canberra Brown Owls Stamping Round Up

We had a cracking time on Sunday! We welcomed two new owls (Debra and Jacki) and one lovely new owlet (Daphne)

We drew our designs...

Carved and cut the erasers (and sometimes ourselves!)

Admired our handiwork...

And stamped!

A lovely design from one of our talented younger owls.

It was heaps of fun! Next month we'll be taking on the magical Gocco - stay tuned for details!

x Naomi, Bron, George and Michelle.

Yarraville Brown owls

What are you up to on Monday the 2nd of August?  Nothing much?  Live or work in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne?  If you are an old seasoned owl or a new chick wondering whats going on come along and have a sticky beak. 

Time: 7pm-9.30
Place: Yarraville community centre.  We are in the lovely building on Francis St.
Cost: $3, plus change if you want tea or coffee

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Launceston Owls: W-I-P in a New Roost

Hi There All Launceston Owls,

We have found a venue and a beautiful one at that! The Design Centre (45-55 Tamar Street), the stunning home of the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection on City Park, has very generously offered to host us next Thursday 29th July from 7.30 pm till 9.30 pm. Big thank you to Melanie for giving us the opportunity to work in this inspirational venue. This will be another work-in-progress night so bring along any projects that you have on the go, come and have a cup of tea and some cake and see what everyone else is up to.

Please RSVP by leaving a comment on the blog below. The first 20 are in!

And if you can bring along a plate that would be great!

Can't wait to see you all and get back into crafting after a big break!

Georgia, Gemma and Eve

Pin Cushions @ Adelaide Owls

Come and learn how to make a no fuss pin cushion

When: Wed 28th July
Time: 7-9:30pm
Where: Box Factory - Adelaide Community Centre, 59 Regent St South Adelaide
Cost: $2 donation to the Box Factory
Numbers: We have room for 25 Owls - the first 25 to RSVP are IN!

What to bring:
  • 2 pieces of fabric, 6 inches square at a minimum.
  • 2 matching buttons. Buttons should be type with 2 or 4 holes – not covered with shanks)
  • Matching yarn or embroidery floss
  • A long needle (ensure that yarn is able to be threaded through the eye of the needle)
  • Matching cotton thread
  • Basic needle for hand stitching
  • Scissors
  • a pen or pencil
We will provide:
  • Instructions
  • A few needles on the night for the group to share
  • A circle pattern to trace
  • Stuffing/Poly fill

If you are already set for pin cushions and would prefer to BYO craft that's no worries at all.

See you there!

The Adelaide Owl Prefects

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

St George and Sutherland Shire Brown Owls

August Meeting

This month we are heading into the Shire for a crafty night at Lara's place in Gymea!

Date: Monday August 9th 2010

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Address: For address details please RSVP HERE and I will send you all the details

Hope to see you all there!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Sydney Owls Yarn in the Pub

Don't forget this coming Wednesday July 21st is Sydney Owls Yarn in the Pub.

If you've ever wanted to learn how to knit socks on a circular needle, come along and learn the magic loop method. Knitting not compulsory, we love all crafts (especially hexies!)
Upstairs at the Madison Hotel, Cnr Randall & Devonshire Streets by Central Station, from 5.30pm onwards (happy hour finishes at 6pm)
RSVP in the comments below - looking forward to seeing you!

Mitcham brown Owls July 2010

Hi Brown Owls,

Our next meeting is on this Saturday afternoon. We will be ready to help with knitting and crochet, and please bring along your works in progress and finished pieces, so we can see what we are all doing.

We are in the process of organising our Wednesday op shop tour, so if you would join us, please reply so we know to email you some details.

If any one has some crafts they would like to try, please let us know so we cna research them.

We're looking forward to seeing you and your crafts on Saturday.

Julie and Lianne.


Where - Gallery One, 1 Torrens street, Mitcham.

When - Saturday 24th July 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm

Cost - $10 Once of joining fee. $4. room hire.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brisbane Owls! It's time to take the next crochet step!

Is your head feeling the chill this winter? Need something warm and soft to protect your noggin?

Join the Brisbane Brown Owls on Sunday 18 July at Chermside Library while we guide you through the steps to making your very own basic crocheted beanie.

Bring along your crochet hooks if you've got them from last time and some yarn too. We'll be working off this basic pattern so if you can come along with a printed copy of this that would be great!

Date: Sunday 18 July

Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Venue: Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside. It's just behind Westfield. Lots of parking close by or if arriving by bus get off at Westfield and walk one block behind the shopping centre.

Bring: crochet hooks, yarn, a mug and morning tea for those who like to show of their baking skills. We will have some crochet hooks and yarn available for practicing.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Please RSVP by leaving a comment on this post by this Friday 16 July.

Monday, July 12, 2010

REMINDER: St George and Sutherland Brown Owls Tomorrow Night

Just a quick reminder that Brown Owls is on tomorrow night!

We will be upstairs at the Oatley Hotel in some nice and comfy chairs crafting away!

Can't wait to see you there!

For all the details and to RSVP head over to HERE

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Canberra owls carve it up in July

Oh what fun we'll have this month! We're going to try our hands at stamp carving. There are a myriad of tutorials out there - and here are just a few:

The hard bit is going to be choosing what design you want to make! Keep in mind it's a bit like stencil making - you want to start with a pretty simple design that's easy to cut around.

We've got two sets of carving tools - but we could use a couple of extra if anyone has any. You can pick them up at craft shops for about $15 if you're really keen.

If you would like a kit containing two erasers and a blank card let us know on the rsvp of the Brown Owls post. You'll need $3 for the kit and use of the stamps and carving tools, or just $1.50 if you want to use the stamps and carving tools. Or you can bring your own!

The next meeting is on 25 July at the Downer Community Centre at 2.00pm. Don't forget your $6 for room hire and any nibbles you might want to bring. Can't wait to see you!

Naomi, Bron, George and Michelle.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Adelaide: Perpetual Brown Paper Calendars

Do you forget important events like birthdays, christenings or snitzel nights? This workshop may solve that problem for you! Come and make your own perpetual calendar just like the one below from Poppytalk.

When: Wed 14th July
Time: 7-9:30pm
Where: Box Factory - Adelaide Community Centre, 59 Regent St South Adelaide
Cost: $2 donation to the Box Factory + $2 for calendar workshop = $4
Numbers: We have calendars for 20 Owls. The first 20 to RSVP are IN!

Nitty gritty:
We figure you're all pretty crafty and have lots of little papers, fabrics, odds and ends floating about... so let's decorate the empty spaces at the top left hand of each month!

If each person brings along a few things for themself and 6 things to share with others there should be enough to go round. Ideas for things to bring and share must be under 7cm wide x 10cm high (amount of empty space on each page) and could include...
  • small scraps of gorgeous fabric
  • ribbon or ric-rac
  • fancy Japanese sticky tape like these
  • old stamps
  • swap cards
  • cute stickers (no glow-in-the-dark Transformers etc please)
  • inspirational quotes printed off on nice paper
  • printed clip-art images
  • printed copyright free images like these, these and not forgetting these.
  • ** Remember your own scissors and glue.
What will the workshop look like?

1) You'll be given a pack of 12 brown paper calendar pages
2) Pop your 'shared' items on the big front table
3) Decorate your calendar pages

Not into making calendars? Feel free to BYO craft, just say so in your comment.

See you there!
Ruth and your prefects.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mitcham Brown Owls

Hi Owlie Girls,

here is our project for July,

Egg Carton Book

Don't judge this book by its cover!
This cute little book is made from recycled objects and designed to hold spare buttons for your clothes - you know that spare button you got with the cardi you bought last month, and then can't find when you need it? This little book gives you enough room to stick in all the buttons and a little message about which piece of clothing it goes with.

Where Gallery One
1 Torrens Street

Ph 8272 4504

When : Tuesday the 13th of July 7 - 9.30 pm

Please bring a clean egg carton, buttons and bits of ribbon.
You will also need blue glue stick, scissors, old manila folders and magazines, and your favourite marker pen.

Cost New Members : $10 Once of Joining fee $4. room hire.

Gallery One has a number of Craft Activities scheduled for the next two holiday weeks, you could learn the art of Zen Tangles, how to make an inside out shopping tote, how to crochet a granny square and many more, just phone the gallery on 82724504 for more details.