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November 2013

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Brisbane: Upcycled Christmas Cards

November 27, 2013
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At Brown Owls we love upcycling so we’re very excited to have Felicity from Bearly There Creations generously donating her time and showing 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…

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Awesome cuteness by the Brunswick Brown Owls FINGER PUPPET FIESTA

November 22, 2013
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Cute critters! Yes, we had lots of fun making these new finger puppet friends last Wednesday at the Sporting Club.  It was super easy and so much fun researching what sweet critters we wanted to make, so we’re sharing! Save the date for 4 December and the 18th December for our last Brunswick Brown Owl sessions and our Christmas craft finales! If you haven’t been for a while, we hope to see you there! Thank you to our dear Brunswick…

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Canberra Owls :: November meeting

November 20, 2013
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Hello Canberra owls! This Saturday 23rd November we’re holding our last crafty get-together of 2013 – and it’s a super special one! We’re teaming up with the lovely ladies at Canberra Creatives for a craft de stash market! Come along between 2pm-4pm to pick up some craft supplies bargains! We’ll also be running a limited number of stamp carving workshops – this is a fabulously easy and effective craft so do come along to try it out. And of course…

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Brisbane: Amigurumi

November 19, 2013
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We’ll be learning the basics of amigurumi to crochet this cute little penguin. Please note that this is not a learn to crochet meet up, all participants must know how to do single crochet. Crochet basics and more amigurumi meet ups are planned for next year so if you’re new to crochet don’t worry you won’t miss out! Meet up details When: Sunday 24 November, 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane CBD What to bring: – 8ply…

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Mitcham Brown Owls

November 17, 2013
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Hi There Owlies, Here is our last blog for this year. Christmas has crept up again, and the end of the year – I’m still getting over last Christmas! For our last meeting, please bring along anything you have finished to show off, and whatever you are currently working on.  Would you like to also bring along something vintage for show and tell, and no, it can’t be you…I’ve got a flapper dress from the 1920’s. Would you also like…

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Brunswick Brown Owls have a FINGER PUPPET FIESTA! 7pm 20th November 2013

November 17, 2013
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Wednesday, 20th November 2013 Handmade Charlotte Got some hand made gifts to make? That gift-giving season creeping up on you? Want to give some sweet, thoughtful, clever critter to a friend or family member? Well, do join us for a FELT FINGER PUPPET FIESTA! This Wednesday! Not sure how to do it? Then Stacy (that’s me) will help! FOR FREE! We love to share our skills! I’ll bring tiny felt scraps, but you could bring a basic sewing kit of…

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St George and Sutherland Brown Owls at Finders Keepers!

November 12, 2013
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Merry Christmas – To Market We Go  For our Christmas celebration this year we will be heading to the Sydney Finders Keepers Markets! We will be meeting on Saturday the 7th December at 10am in the foyer (at the entrance) – we will be having a look around before we settle into lunch and a present swap! If you want to be a part of the swap please bring something crafty / handmade to the value of $20! I can’t…

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November Meet: Melbourne Brown Owls CBD

November 11, 2013
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‘Tis the season…. (well almost!) After skipping October (my sincere apologies for the lapse), Melbourne Brown Owls is back at the lovely Madame Brussels ready to celebrate the festive season! A festive extravaganza will definitely be on the cards for our December meet, however I thought November would be a great time to get started on those Christmas presents and decorations! Some inspirations are below: Baubles Yay – http://meetmeatmikes.com/2010/11/pips-crocheted-christmas-baubles-as/ Yum – http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/christmas-pudding/ Trees – http://takosan.pl/en/little-christmas-tree/ (I plan to have a…

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Brisbane: Advent Bunting

November 8, 2013
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 Make your own advent bunting with pockets for sweets, little notes or holiday activity suggestions. This would look great hanging in anyone’s home and could become a treasured part of your family’s Christmas traditions. Select your own fabric for the flags and header tape and combine it with the hand stamped numbered panels (1 – 24) from Ministry of Handmade. At the workshop, cut your own fabric pieces, learn the basics of how it goes together and start stitching your…

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Come to the second last Southside Owls night of the year!

November 6, 2013
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Yep, it’s November already. I know everyone feels the same way when I say the old cliche – seriously where has this year gone?! So it’s our last time this year to host Brown Owls – next month it’s Shannon’s turn:) Let’s just do a BYO this month, what do you think? Bring along whatever project you’re working on and we’ll sit, chat, drink and have a lovely time. Is it too early to have champagne – has the festive…

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