Monday, November 24, 2014

Mitcham brown Owls

Hi There Owlies,

Here we are at the pointy end of the year once again, and this Saturday will be our last class for 2014.

Our workshop will be making some felt Christmas decorations, so bring along some felt, sequins threads, etc, and I'll bring along the pattern book.

Don't forget to bring along anything you have finished to show off as well.

For our last class, bring along something vintage to show off and a small plate of something to share, I'll bring the champagne.

The details:

Where:  Gallery One, 1 Torrens Road, Mitcham.  Ph : 0431 297 258

When:  Saturday November 29th, from 1.30 to 4.00 pm.

Cost:  $7. pp room hire.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Southside Owls ~ Thursday 13th November @ Frankie & Swiss ~ Mirabel Softies

Southside Owls is on this Thursday! Join us for a very good cause – Softies for Mirabel!

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes has been running Softies for Mirabel for 8 years now – head over to Mikes for more information about this great cause.
Mirabel Foundation does important work, supporting kids who are affected by parental substance abuse. They also support family members who might be caring for those kids.
Did you know that lots of kids move from the care of their parents to grandparents or aunties and uncles? Mirabel provides support to these children and their extended family, making sure that they all know how special they are, and that they are not alone.
Each year we run Softies For Mirabel with The Mirabel Foundation. We encourage you to make a soft toy (a softie!) for a Mirabel child. We think that it's really important to show these kids that they are in our thoughts and that we care about them. A handmade buddy can be a loyal companion to a child who may have the weight of the world on their shoulders at times.”
(excerpt from Meet Me at Mikes)

Date: Thursday 13th November

Time: 7:30pm onwards

Venue: Frankie and Swiss, Ground Floor, 199 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 
It’s the building on the corner of Toorak and Claremont Street. Right on the #8 tram or a 2 second walk from South Yarra station. 
There is also parking available underneath the building. You’ll need to call Shannon on 9826 4261 or 0411 012 297 to buzz you under:) 


 Fabric, sewing machine or hand sewing bits and pieces, trims and anything else to make sweet softies!

 We will have tea and sweet treats. Please feel free to bring something along if you would like to show off your baking skills!

RSVP: Leave a comment here, on facebookemail me or tweet me.

See you all on Thursday night!

Shan xx

Monday, November 10, 2014

Brisbane: Paper Garlands

Just in time for the festive season; for a special upcoming event; to give as a gift; or simply to decorate a corner of your home. Enjoy an evening of coffee, tea and chatting and learn four different styles of paper garlands. Each style will be demonstrated and you can choose to make one or make a start on all four.

Date: Tuesday 11 November, 6-9pm
Venue: The Craft Nest, Fallon Cottage, 30 Fallon Street, Everton Park
Cost: $10
RSVP is essential to You must RSVP for a list of what to bring.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Brisbane: Upcycled Aluminium Cards

At Brown Owls we love upcycling so we're very excited to have Felicity from Bearly There Creations back this year to show us how to upcycle aluminium cans into fun and interesting Christmas cards and decorations! 
Felicity will show how to cut down cans safely, create your own designs by hand embossing and a little cheating by using commercial embossing plates to make decorations. Each participant should leave with at least 1 card and 1 decoration, or more, as it is highly addictive. 
If time allows Felicity will demonstrate colouring methods as well, using alcohol inks and pens.
When: Sunday 9 November, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD
What to bring:
- Aluminium cans, they come  in interesting colours and shapes these days, bring some favourites along to play with!
- Old scissors (not your good dressmaking or fabric ones)
- An old ball point pen for embossing
Cost: $5
RSVP: is absolutely essential by emailing