Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunshine Coast Meet - March

March was a busy meeting. We had two activities lined up. Basket weaving and Easter egg decoration.

The meeting was held in the studio of A Little Creative.. Which is a lovely art studio, run by one of our members, in beautiful Golden Beach.

The basket weaving was a great success, and lots of fun, as seen in the photo's. Although one of our members nearly chopped her finger off after class (eek!), trying to complete her basket. (She is ok).

 This meet was another full session, with 13 members turning up for some craft & laughter.

I will update with another quick post when the next meeting is advised. Enjoy our photos!
Christine - Sunshine Coast Brown Owls.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Brunswick Brown Owls celebrate EASTER

Brunswick Brown Owls celebrate EASTER! We will celebrate with craft of all kinds. What will you bring? Have you got an Easter project to share and show?

Come and join us, this Wednesday 27th March at 7pm at the Sporting Club, Weston St, Brunswick, Victoria for a festive gathering of Easter craftiness. Put it into your diary, or your digital calendar thingy. We meet every fortnight. Set an alarm! It's fun to be organised!

We have a gorgeous little Brunswick Brown Owl Easter Pinterest page you can add projects to if you’ve got some great ideas, or if you found some on the crafty interwebs.

Volcano Eggs image from Parenting Source

Please bring your own project and carry on with that, there will be lots happening in the fine Ladies Lounge. We’d love to organize dates for our crafty calendar together.

Come and say HIDEE HI to the Brunswick Brown Owls! If you can’t make it, we’ll pop up photos of the evening on our Brunswick Brown Owls Facebook page so you can join in the fun too.  We have OVER 160 members, and you can be a part of our crafty community too! Come along and learn some new skills with us! No need to RSVP. No probs if you're early or late. No dress code either!

The Sporting Club still has delicious tapas and cocktails. Tasty. 
Bring your friends, we’re a friendly bunch!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Canberra :: March meeting

Hi all!

This  Saturday 23rd March is the 4th Saturday of March, which means it is Canberra Brown Owls time again!
We will be meeting at the Downer Community Centre at 2pm

Please bring along what ever crafty piece you have on the go, and join us for a cuppa and a chat. We love show and tell, so please also bring along anything you've finished or are working on and would like to show (off) =)  

Please also remember to bring $5 for room hire, and something to share for arvo tea if you would like!

It would be wonderful if you could RSVP in the comments below so that we know how many owls to expect.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Our logo, designed and drawn by Jo Schofield.

Hi There Owlies!

Our next meeting is this coming Saturday, and we have a workshop!
This beautiful necklace is made from a magazine, cut into fine strips and wound up.
This is a vintage craft which started during the depression, and then had a retro resurgence  during the second world war  when no one could buy jewellery.
 You can now buy these pretty beads overseas.
The loose beads above were made by me.
 For any one who would like to learn, we will have tuition available.

Bring along anything you've finished to show off to everyone.
I'll look forward to seeing you.

KInd regards,


The details:

Where: Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street Mitcham PH:  8727 4504.
When:  Saturday 23rd March 1.30 to 4.00 pm.
Cost:  Room hire $7 per person
Tuition and materials for paper bead making all supplied.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

St George and Sutherland Brown Owls TOMORROW!'s that time again!

Brown Owls TOMORROW! 

We will be hanging out in the lounge room of the Oatley join us there for some drinks, food and crafty goodness!

Sunday 10th March 2013 2pm - 5pm
The Oatley Hotel

Brisbane: Crochet Basics

Crochet on a train

Learn everything you need to know to crochet like a pro!

We'll cover chain stitch, single and double crochet/treble as well as some basic crochet definitions to keep you on track when you go home. If you already know your stitches but would like to learn to crochet in the round or make a granny square come along and we'll get you started!

By the end of this two hour session you'll be well on your way to hooking up a wash cloth and/or a pretty flower. This is a great session for beginners to get a handle on all the basics before tackling some of the slightly more advanced crochet meet ups later in the year. 

And if crochet isn't your thing bring along your own craft and enjoy a beautiful morning at Mt Coot-tha. Or if crochet is your thing experience the joy of giving by passing your hooking expertise on to a beginner :)

Meet up details

When: Sunday 17 March, 10:30am-12:30pm

Where: Mt Coot-tha Library, Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Mt Coot-tha

What to bring:
A crochet hook (size 4.5 or 5)
8 ply yarn 
NB: As always there will be a number of hooks and yarn available to use if you would prefer to try before you buy :)

RSVP: As soon as possible by emailing 

PLUS Don't forget about our meet up on Friday at Ministry of Handmade! Details here

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Southside Owls ~ Thu 14 Mar ~ get your Easter on!

Hello ladies!!

Come along a join us for our first meet for 2013 at Miss Jackson cafe in St. Kilda!

Gorgeous amigurumi crochet chick by the lovely Jess

Date: Thursday 14th March
Time: 7:30pm onwards

Venue: Miss Jackson2/19 Grey Street St. Kilda (through the big rusty gate)

Close to the #16, #96 and #112 trams, and nearby parking below

Craft: Get your Easter on! Oodles of inspiration here!! BYO is always welcome!
Goodies: We will have tea and baked goodies, please feel free to bring something along if you would like to show off your baking skills!

RSVP: Add a comment to let us know you are coming along!

Feel free to email me or tweet me with any questions.

See you all next week!
Shan x

Monday, March 4, 2013

Brown Owls Launceston - WIP

Hi there All Launny Owls,

Its time for another Saturday morning catch up.
Bring along your own project, enjoy the fine coffee and cake, and great company. Happy days!

Details as below and event request will be sent soon.
When: Saturday 16th March 2013
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Where: The Tea Room
Address: QVMAG Art Gallery, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston

Please rsvp with a comment below or on our Facebook page

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Brisbane: Ministry of Handmade Meet Up

RSVP now for the Ministry of Handmade Meet Up!

Forbidden fruit from Ministry of Handmade

Julie from Ministry of Handmade has very generously offered to host this very special Brown Owls meet up!
Julie has a wealth of experience and knowledge teaching a variety of crafts so bring along your own craft and any burning crafty questions. It's also a great opportunity to check out her fabulous space!

Granny Squares from Ministry of Handmade

When: Friday 15 March, 10:30am-12:30pm

Where: Ministry of Handmade, 11 Eclipse Street, Bridgeman Downs

What to bring:
1. Your own craft
2. A plate to share for morning tea (tea and coffee will be provided)

RSVP: As soon as possible by emailing

Beanie Chair from Ministry of Handmade

See you there!

Southside Owls 2013!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Preston Brown Owls February Meeting

Dearest Prestonian Owls,

February is our sewing month.  So cut out a frock, bring your pieces for quilting or any other sewing project you have going, grab your machine and meet us on

Saturday 16 February
12.30pm - 3.45pm
GJ's Discount Fabrics
443 Lygon Street, Brunswick

We will be in the upstairs room. Please pay your $5.00 room hire to the ladies downstairs.  There is tea and coffee available, toilets, cutting boards, ironing boards and irons.

If you don't have a project on the go, there are patterns and fabric downstairs for purchase.  

This month we will be sharing the space with a quilting group, so Brown Owlers who love their quilting, get your peepers ready and see as much as you can.

Ciao for now,