Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Canberra February felty FIESTA!

Hello patient Canberra owly friends!
Your prefects are excited to announce that we have the details for our February meeting all locked in!
We're still in the process of finally having our dates and venues for this year secured, so this month we are on the road again!

We'll be meeting at 2pm this Saturday 18 February at Tilley's in Lyneham for a February felty FIESTA!

We love working with felt - it is easy to cut and sew, which makes it super portable and it comes in loads of colours - what's not to love?!

We won't have 'kits' as such, but there will be some felt available for you to buy from us in half or quarter sheets, but we can't guarantee how much or which colours - if you have something in particular in mind it might be safest to bring it along yourself =)
It is available from loads of places including art and craft shops, and both Hobby Sew in Belconnen and Addicted to Fabric carry some lovely all wool felt if either of those are in your neck of the woods.

So now what to make?!
There are LOADS of really ace tutorials out there for crafting with felt - you can make anything from play food to jewellery to super cute sewing accessories.

To help you out we've put together a list of some of our favourites from around the www!

Accessories for you!

Remember the gorgeous brooch Naomi whipped up at our January get together?
You can make your own using this tutorial

And here's a super cute owl ornament (but ace brooch too!) 

Cupcake brooch (not a tute, just a pic)
Raincloud brooch (we LOVE this!)
Robot brooch
Another owl
Heart and kisses
And a whole lot more brooches and pins!

Bits and pieces for your sewing box!

A strawberry needle book
A flower pincushion
A watch pincushion!
Hedgehog pincushion 

Gear for your gadgets!
 ipod/iphone/other gadget covers


Other cute stuff!

Here's a really cute felt owl mobile pattern (second one down)
A forest of felt hearts

(sideways!) Strawberries!
There are loads of tutorials around for felt food - check out these ones George has collected on her pinterest board

Phew! It's going to be tough to choose!

Now - the important things to remember!

Our felty FIESTA is happening at 2pm this Saturday 18 February at Tilley's in Lyneham!

You need to bring:
felt - remember we'll have some available for you to buy, or you can bring along your own
a copy of your tutorial if you need to refer to it for instructions
a needle and thread if there's sewing involved
other things that might be handy are scissors, a pencil and paper if you need to draw a template, toy stuffing if your felt needs to get stuffed (hehe)

And if you're not feeling the felt we'd still love to have you along! Bring your latest crafty project to work on, or just join us for some cake and a chat!
Ooh and don't forget we love show and tell too! If you have any new shiny books/mags/finished projects to show off us we'd be very excited to see them!

Please let us know in the comments if you'll be able to make it - that way we can make sure we've booked for the right numbers! =)
And if you have any questions please get in touch with a comment below (make sure we have your details so we can get back to you!)  or an email!

Looking forward to seeing lots of you on Saturday!

Love Bron, Naomi, and George! xo


Jo said...

I will try to make it- will be driving back from Sydney on Saturday morning after another trip to the Harry Potter exhibition.

Michelle said...

I'm there, but I won't be having felty fun - will BYOQ

Looking forward to it!

Michelle said...

I will try. Big girl has to dance at Duntroon that day.

Bianca said...

I'll be there. Wil be accompanied h crochet, rather than felt.

Bron said...

hooray! i'll be there!

ACTing Like A Mama said...

Count me in!

Unknown said...

I'm going to be there sans felt but with crochet project (that should have been finished last year!)

Vilet said...

Sorry I cannot make it I have family in town. Sandra

kathreen said...

going to come and byo crochet project