Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OH NO! Brunswick Brown Owls Stitchy Session POSTPONED



Sadly the delightful Sue Halliday is unwell and she won't be able to come over to the Victoria Hotel tomorrow, Wednesday 20th May to do our little stitching session.
We will have a regular UFO session in the dining room where the floor is a bit wobbly, but our stitches are not! Please let anyone else know, who you knew was planning on coming.

Hopefully we'll go ahead with the planned session on Wednesday 3rd June. 
Pop it into your diary! Get well soon Sue. Take it easy!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mitcham Brown Owls

Hi There Owlies,

Image result for basic embroidery stitchesI hope you're all ready for our next class, where you can bring along your own projects, or learn a bit of Embroidery.

I'll bring along supplies for the workshop unless you have a specific project in mind.

Looking forward to seeing you.

The details:

Where:  Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street Mitcham
ph: 0431 297 258

When:  Saturday May 23 from 1.30 to 4.00 pm.

Cost:  $7. room hire.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Southside Owls ~ Thursday 14th May (tonight) @ Frankie & Swiss

Hello ladeez

Tonight we have a special task to work on if you would like to join in. The lovely Kate, one of our original regulars at Owls, has asked if we could help out making a quilt for her adorable twins Arlo and Macy! It's going to be a super special quilt made with a whole lot of love from a bunch of awesome crafty ladies.

And of course, if quilting is not your thing, a BYO craft project is always welcome at Southside Owls! And if you don't have a project on the go, just come along anyway. There will be chatting, laughs, cups of tea and homemade baked treats.

Date: Thursday 14th May (tonight!)

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 0411 012 297 to buzz you under:) 


Craft: BYO or help with the quilt for Arlo and Macy!

I will have an iron, ironing board, rotary cutter, and quilt ruler.
And print outs of the instructions for the quilt from Andi.
Feel free to bring along a cutting board and/or sewing machines to help out!

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

See you all tonight ladeez!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Come and stitch with Sue and the Brunswick Brown Owls

Sweet Stitchy Sayings with SUE

Come along on Wednesday 20th May at 7pm and get stitchy at the Victoria Hotel on Victoria Street in Brunswick with the Brunswick Brown Owls! 

Join me, Sue Halliday, to learn a simple embroidery project, stitching cute and meaningful phrases, which touches upon content from my 'Crafty Stress Management' course.

Brown Owls starts at 7pm and I'll start the workshop at 7.15pm, so if you could be there on time that would be ace! 

I've a limited number of embroidery hoops available for a gold coin donation, let me know in the comments below if you need one, otherwise I'll assume you'll bring your own (I'd recommend 4, 5 or 6inches in diameter). 

Please RSVP in the comments below. 

All other materials and handouts will be supplied. 
Look forward to seeing you. 


Changes afoot in KYNETON BROWN OWLS

Well my dears, we have changes afoot!

Due to a number of reasons our Kyneton Brown Owls evening 
is changing it’s day from Thursday to WEDNESDAY. 

From the 13th May, we’ll be hanging out in the gallery space at the Royal George Hotel on Piper Street from 7pm. 

We will still be meeting fortnightly and the rest of the years dates are below if you wish to pop them into the diary.

There won’t be any more Locals Night dinner deals as on a Thursday, but there will still be deelish food and a range of beverages to choose from. 
We will no longer meet on a Thursday.

It’s been pretty marvellous meeting up with you all, and it will be terribly sad to see the talented Jess move to warmer climes. She’s been a strong support of our crafty evening and it will be sad to see her and her kin head north. We hope it’s sunny when they get there!

I’ll be bringing some tissue paper along and making some paper pom-poms if you’re interested this Wednesday, our next meet being the 13th May.

Did that message get through? I know I’m being repetitive! But if you do turn up on Thursday, Lucinda and Chris our hosts at the George will be very welcoming anyway!

Big chunky knits to you,

2015 Dates for Kyneton Brown Owls

13 May
27 May
10 June
24 June
8 July
22 July
5 August
19 August
2 September
16 September
30 September
14 October
28 October
11 November
25 November
9 December

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Brisbane: Card Making with Michelle

Michelle will be teaching us two styles of card making using various materials, come along and find out her tips and tricks for beautiful cards!

Tuesday 12 May, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park

Cost $10.
Bookings essential
click here to book.

Brisbane: Macrame Key Rings

Make a macrame key ring for our next market stall, for yourself or for your Mum this Mother's Day. There will be various options ranging from beginner through to advanced.

Sunday 10 May, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library

If macrame isn't your thing you can bring your own project to work on. 

Bookings essential for a list of what to bring, email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com to book.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Brisbane: Market Stall to raise money for The Leukaemia Foundation

Just in time for Mother's Day!
The Brisbane Brown Owls market stall to raise money for The Leukaemia Foundation is this Sunday!

It's time for our first market stall to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, specifically for the Myleoproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) trust fund within the Research Trust of the Foundation, an important area of research on a rare group of diseases.

Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in creating beautiful items for the stall, we really appreciate the support received! Please read on for all of the details, you can still help out by coming along to volunteer on the day or even better helping to spread the word so we can sell as much as possible to raise money.

26 April, 6:30-12noon (we will be setting up from 5am)
at Hilder Road State School, 104 Kaloma Road, The Gap
Market details here.

There will be beautiful handmade wares for sale at very affordable prices plus many, many pre-loved books and magazines for the book lovers out there!

PLUS keep an eye out for our fabulous raffle on the day for your chance to win two beautiful hampers from Gloria Jeans.

If there is any way you can help out by volunteering on the day please email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com.


Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Hi Owlies,

Here we are ready for another crafting and creating class. This time. our workshop will be making bowls /baskets, by crocheting or sewing,  and I will bring supplies, unless you wish to bring your own.

You can also bring along your own projects if you would prefer, and there is always knitting and crochet tuition.

Looking foward to seeing you!

The details:

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

When:  Saturday 18th April, from 1.30 to 4.00 pm.

Cost:  $7.00 room hire

Monday, April 6, 2015

Southside Owls ~ Thursday 9th April at Beadil!

Hello lovely ladies

The weather is getting colder which means more time indoors which means more crafting!!

Our April meet up will be hosted by the super lovely Dee at Beadil in Hampton! We had our first meet for the year there last month, it's a great venue so we are looking forward to many more nights of crafting, eating and chatting there in 2015.

Dee's wool felted intention doll she learnt how to make at Beadil

Date: Thursday 9th April

Time: 7:30pm ~ 9:30pm-ish

Venue: Beadil!! 500 Hampton Street, Hampton

Entry via the lane way between Mills Street and Littlewood Street, just behind Hampton Street
Easy parking is available via the lane way

Craft: BYO - we are probably going to make 2015 BYO every month, as that is what we seem to do anyway!

Goodies: tea and coffee will be available, there is a bottle shop conveniently two doors down, and baked goods are most welcome, we will ooh and ahh over your amazing cooking skills if you do ;)

Questions? Please contact Shannon on facebookemail or twitter

Looking forward to seeing all you lovely ladies again this week!

Yours in crafting!!
Shan & Dee

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Brisbane: Craft to support the Leukaemia Foundation

For those of you who have been to a recent meet up you would know that over the course of the next month we will be working with one of our lovely Brown Owls members Lara on crafting beautiful items to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, specifically for the Myleoproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) trust fund within the Research Trust of the Foundation, an important area of research on a rare group of diseases.

You can help out by coming along to a meet up in the next month to make beautiful crafty things or to donate pre-loved books and handmade items for a Mother's Day market stall to help raise money. Read on for all of the details!

How YOU can help while learning new crafty skills!

We have a number of crafting bees and meet ups coming up in the next month where we will be learning new creative skills to make stuff to sell on the market stall. Scroll down and read on for all of the details and make sure you book in!

Donate handmade goods and pre-loved books for us to sell on the market stall to help raise money. You can also donate craft materials to use at meet ups to make things to sell on the stall.

Win a huge hamper of treats! Raffle tickets will be available for sale at each meet up and only cost $1 each!

Help out at a meet up or more importantly on the market day (26 April at The Gap Farmers Market).

All money raised from the market stall and raffle are split 50/50 between the Myleoproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) trust fund within the Research Trust of the Leukaemia Foundation and the University of Queensland Diamantina Institue (UQDI) of research.

If there is any way you can help out please email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com.



Here is a quick list of meet ups and crafting bees in the lead up to the stall.


Thursday 26 March, 6-9pm
Rebecca's home, Greenslopes (address will be provided when you book in)
Bring your own tea towel, visoflex scraps and fabric scraps and/or 2 or 4 ply crochet cotton. Applique is for any level of crafter, crochet edges require basic crochet skills to learn. We will have some cute applique designs to choose from or bring your own ideas.

Thursday 9 April, 6-9pm
Ashgrove Library meeting room, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove
Continue working on your applique or crochet edge tea towels. This crafting bee is also an opportunity to whip up some crochet dish cloths to match your tea towel. Great for beginners or for those who would like to try out some new crochet patterns in a simple square.

Sunday 12 April, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Beginners welcome! Bring along your yarn and wool scraps, small buttons for the centre and a pencil or two to pop the flowers on. You can make one for yourself and the quick hookers out there can make a few for the stall.

Tuesday 14 April, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Cost: $10 Bookings for this one click here
For those of you who missed out on the last folk stitching on felt session or if you want some time out to finish yours. We will also have some sweet cupcake templates to work on for the stall.

Thursday 16 April, 6-9pm
Ashgrove Library meeting room, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove
Bring all your projects from the last month to finish off, we will have access to everything you need as well as provide help along the way.

Email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com to book in now.
Tea and coffee will be provided at all of these meet ups, you are welcome to bring along a plate to share.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Hi There Owlies,

When you get the chance pick up the latest copy of "Stitch Craft Create".  Ansie Van Der Walt has written a great article about brown Owls, and you might even see yourself in there!
For this months class, we are going to muck around with Fimo.  I'll supply the materials, but bring an apron, plastic cutting board  and a  container to take your work home in. 
You can also bring along your own projects to work on, and there is always learn to knit or crochet.

I'm pleased to anounce our glory vine yarn bombing has now found a new home at City of Prospect, it will give the North Adelaide football Club followers something to admire.

The Details:   Where, Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street Mitcham ph: 0431297258
When: Saturday 28th March from 1.30 to 4.00 pm 
Cost:  $7.00 Room Hire..... Materials fee $2.00

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Southside Owls! First meet for 2015 is on Thursday 12th March at our new venue!!

Hello lovely ladies

How are you all? Hope your 2015 is going swimmingly so far! It's been a super busy year so far. I have a bit of news, we have just finalised the sale of Miss Jackson Cafe, hence the lateness of this post, my apologies.

I'm sad that we will no longer be able to use MJ as a venue, but we have very exciting news! I have a new partner in crime this year, and we have a new southside venue!!

The super lovely Dee from Beadil will be co-hosting Owls with me this year! And we will be switch between meeting at her super cute bead shop in Hampton, and the awesome Frankie and Swiss in South Yarra.

So here's to new beginnings and a wonderful craft filled 2015!

Is there anything better than the moment you start a new project (well, other than finishing it of course!)

Date: Thursday 12th March

Time: 7:30pm ~ 9:30pm-ish

Venue: Beadil!!

Entry via the lane way
between Mills Street
and Littlewood Street,
just behind Hampton Street

Craft: BYO - bring along those brand spanking new 2015 craft projects to show off!

Goodies: tea and coffee will be available, there is a bottle shop conveniently two doors down, and baked goods are most welcome, we will ooh and ahh over your amazing cooking skills if you do ;)

Questions? You can contact Shannon on facebookemail me or tweet me

Can't wait to see everyone tomorrow night!!

Shan & Dee

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sunshine Coast Brown Owls

Hello Everyone,

Due to our extreme cyclone Maria weather, our February meeting was canceled for safety reasons. 

Our March meeting has just been arranged.

We are going to try our hand at Wire Baskets.

21st March, 2015
A Little Creative Studio
6 Taylor Ave, Golden Beach, QLD 4551

$4.00 for a bag of recycled wire
$5.00 for the class cost

Please also bring Gardening gloves, some eye protection if you like and some pairs of wire cutting pliers if you have them - more than one pair if possible. Markers if you want it to be neat. If you want a different look or have wire to hand, bring that along instead - as long as it's strong enough to support itself (you can twist wire together to make a thicker strand) and is soft enough to bend it by hand with a minor assist from pliers for tight bends. Some thinner wire can be great for accents or variety in the weave. Glass beads (make sure they fit on the wire) can be nice too. There are some beads left over from another class, and you are more than welcome to use these, although they might not fit the gauge of your wire.

We welcome everyone at our meeting, even if you are not wishing to work of the selected craft, but are bringing your own. Don't forget to mark yourself as attending on our Facebook page.

See you there!


Brisbane: Macaroon Purses

We love using up fabric scraps! 100% hand-sewn, these little purses are ultra cute gifts, perfect for storing little treasures.
Tuesday 10 March, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Cost: $10 Bookings here
A materials list will be provided when you book!