Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hobart Brown Owls - January gathering pictures

Hobart Brown Owls kicked off the year in the usual lovely clubhouse in Taroona:

with the beautiful playground for the Owlets outside:

The Tassie weather gods were smiling (very!) brightly - so Sarah and Megan started off the meeting with some knitting work outside in the shade: 

There was happy sewing; making of skirts by Lauren and a bag by Chloe

Liz did some beautiful goddess inspired beading:

Virginia cut up some felt to make this gorgeous crochet rug:

And once Sarah and Megan had enough sunshine and hot weather, they came inside to use the magical ball winding machine (a first for many of us), with a happy result:

 Next meeting is February 25th - hoping to see existing and new Brown Owlers there!

The brownish nearly-owl in the playground...

Monday, January 30, 2012

St George and Sutherland Brown Owls THIS SUNDAY


I hope to see you there if you can make it!

Sunday 5th February
2pm - 5pm
Buzzbar 22 Morts Road, Mortdale

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Calling all Sydney crafters!

Have you made a New Years Resolution to craft more in 2012? Do you live in Sydney?

If you would like to become a Sydney Brown Owl then please head over to the Brown Owls Sydney Facebook page or email me at brownowlssydney (at) gmail (dot) com to get yourself added to the mailing list.

Image from here.

We (usually) meet on the 20th of each month where we craft, chat, have a cheeky wine and a laugh. This month's meeting was at Cockatoo Island where we had an amazing crafty cocktail session. Go here and here to see a write-up of the meeting!

Alternately, there is also a Sutherland and St George Brown Owls for those that live in the South. Check out the lovely Thouraya's details in the sidebar if you would like to attend their meetings.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Brunswick Brown Owls make Pomtastic Paper Pom Poms with ZOE

Wednesday, 1st February, 2012

Brunswick Brown Owls make

Pomtastic Paper Pom Poms with ZOE

The delightful Zoe, who has been practicing her paper pom pom craft skills, will be taking us through a workshop on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm at the Sporting Club, Weston St, Brunswick, Victoria.

You will need:

1. 8 – 10 sheets of tissue paper -

a. to make large size this will be using 8-10 standard sized full sheets of tissue paper, to make smaller ones you can cut the standard size up

b. Thicker tissue paper is easier to work with if you can get it

2. Wire (I will bring a whole heap of wire so people will not need to bring if they don’t want)

3. Sharp scissors

Zoe says, “They are incredibly easy to make so they certainly won't take a whole session to make depending on how many people want to make. So if you do want to go ahead with it I would suggest that people bring other stuff as well.”

“My friend has a market and she took these photos of ones I made for her market. Her market is called the Little Village Market Elwood.

Welcome back to the Brunswick Brown Owls for 2012! Please note the change of fortnight; we’ll be rotating from here. If you can’t make it, we’ll pop up photos of the evening on our Brunswick Brown Owls facebook page so you can watch the fun too. We have almost 100 members, and you can be a part of our crafty community too! Come along and learn some new skills with us, and feel free to bring some materials to share!

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!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Adelaide Owls Update

Hi there Adelaide Owls - Hope you've all had a relaxing Christmas and New Year. Nearly time for school to go back so we can all get in to the routine of term time.

We've decided to take Adelaide Owls a little more informal this year and will be posting up details of a cafe/pub meeting in the next few weeks. We are thinking maybe weekend too, maybe even a visit to the park where the kids can play too.

If you have any ideas for meeting spots or would like to coordinate a meeting let us know via the email. In the mean time happy crafting!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Canberra Owls - New Year get together

Hello and happy New Year Canberra Owls!

We'll be starting our crafty meetings proper in February (the 18th we think - we have something super exciting planned, so pencil it in your diary!), but would like to invite everyone to join us for a drink and some afternoon tea on Saturday. Bring some crafting to do too, if you like!

Date: Saturday 21 January
Time: 2 pm
Place: Tilley's Devine Cafe at Lyneham shops

It would be lovely to see you! Come and enjoy a relaxing arvo chat - we'd love to hear what you've been up to over the summer, and whether you have any suggestions for things you'd like to try at our meetings this year!
We are also hoping to be able to confirm dates for the year by next week!

Please RSVP in the comments so we know how many people we should snaffle a table for.
See you there!

Love Naomi, Bron and Georgie

Southside Owls 2012!

Hello and happy new year!

Southside Owls will be on again in 2012!! As most of you know superwoman Kat is about to have her first baby very soon! So, I'm very excited to announce that the lovely Michelle from Frankie and Swiss will be co-hosting with me this year!

Photo taken by Michelle

We will switch between our two venues each month - Miss Jackson Cafe in St. Kilda, and Frankie and Swiss Print Studio in South Yarra.

We'll be meeting on the second Thursday of each month, starting in March.
Here's a list of dates and locations for 2012 (also in the sidebar calendar):

Thu 8th March - Miss Jackson
Thu 12th April - Frankie & Swiss
Thu 10th May - Miss Jackson
Thu 14th June - Frankie & Swiss
Thu 12th July - Miss Jackson
Thu 9th August - Frankie & Swiss
Thu 13th September - Miss Jackson
Thu 11th October - Frankie & Swiss
Thu 8th November - Miss Jackson
Thu 13th December - Frankie & Swiss

We will continue with a mixture of topic and BYO nights, and of course BYO is always welcome!
If you're a newbie and would like to get an idea of what we did last year have a look here
If you've got a particular yearning to do a particular topic, new or a repeat, please let us know in the comments below!

We'll post the meetings here on the blog roughly a week before. All you need to do to come along is RSVP by adding a comment to the blog post when it goes up for each meet!

Please feel free to contact me via email or twitter, or Michelle via email or twitter if you have any questions.

Really looking forward to seeing you all in March!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brown Owls Melbourne 3000, January gathering

Happy New Year Melburnians (and beyond)!

Lets get on and do some crarfting, lets do that next tuesday, yes lets.
Here are some details:

when: Tuesday 17th January 2012
at: 6.30 - 9pm
where: The Parlour, Madame Brussels, level 3, 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
bring: BYO 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

Will be lovely to see you, come along, come one, come all, and bring friends and nice people and new people, we like new people and old people as well and lets just all have a jolly january good time.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

REMINDER: St George and Sutherland Brown Owls THIS SUNDAY!!

Come along for craft, coffee, and a catch up in sweet sweet air-conditioning!

See you there:

Sunday 8th January 2012 
2pm - 5pm
Buzzbar 22 Morts Road, Mortdale

Perth 2012

I thought it was about time we posted a Bayswater (Perth) update for 2012. 

Our group continues to grow but we still welcome new faces so if you have been thinking of coming, please do!

Our January meeting is happening on the 21st. We are heading to Knit the Beach as part of the Summerset Festival. This workshop will be held by the City of Stirling in order to produce crocheted and knitted items to cover parts of Scarborough Beach (aka yarn bomb the beach!). Knitting and crochet skills are not needed- there will be teachers. All you need to bring is a hook or needles. If you have any spare yarn laying around- bring that too!

If you are in Perth and cannot attend, you can still contribute by donating any spare yarn to any City of Stirling Library.
More info on this event can be found here.

Remainder of 2012
The remainder of our meetings will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
February 19
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

Meetings start at 2pm. You can hang around for as long or as short (?) as you wish. 

Usually meetings are BYO but we will always notify you if a meeting will have a certain theme. We also ask for a gold coin donation to contribute to the hire of the meeting room.

We will update here again leading up to Feb, but at the moment, it looks like we will have Carolyn (our resident experienced dressmaker) showing us how to re-create an old favourite item of clothing by creating a pattern.

Please contact either Sarah or Megan if you are thinking of joining. We welcome all types of crafting experience (from zero to pro).

Our Facebook group is also a great way of receiving updates (and checkout what everyone is making). If you are not a bloggy person, but are on FB. Join the group!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Preston Brown Owls January Meeting

Happy New Year Preston Owlers,
Here's a pic from our Christmas meeting. We celebrated a graduation, an engagement and a new baby. Congratulations to Keti, our chapter founder, who gave birth to baby Calvin in mid December.

From left to right: Belinda (welcome!), Elizabeth, Rebecca (me), Shanaugh, Aisha, Ann Margaret and Kathryn

Our first meeting of the year is

January 22nd
Pearl Oyster
114 Miller Street Preston
2 - 4pm
bring some handheld craft and have a cuppa and something delicious from the Pearl

By popular request our Februrary meeting will be on Saturday the 18th in the afternoon at GJs Discount Fabrics in their lovely upstairs room. But more about that next post.