Canberra Brown Owls 18 April – Yo Yo Magic!

March 29, 2010


On Sunday April 18 we’ll be learning how to make yo yos! These little things of beauty and fun are perfect for appliqueing on your skirt, making quilts, making hairbands, necklaces … anything! I have been making lots of them lately, and they are so addictive!

We’ll be using the Clover Yo Yo Makers. You can often pick these up at Spotlight, but I’m also going to do an order over here to save on postage. Just let me know which Clover Yo Yo Maker you would like by noon Tuesday 6 April, and I’ll order it for you and you can pay me at our meeting. You can order more than one if you like (I know I will!). If we all pick something different, we can hopefully have a really good play at Brown Owls. Just bring along your fabric, needles and scissors. We will provide you with strong hand quilting thread to make your yo yos with.

Brown Owls meets from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm at Downer Community Centre. Bring along $6 for room hire, a small plate of something for afternoon tea (optional!) and your money for your yo yo maker (I’ll let you know how much beforehand).

As always, please RSVP below to make the lives of your prefects easier when it comes to setting up tables and chairs.

Our meeting dates for 2010 are:

April 18 – Sunday
May 29 – Saturday
June 19 – Saturday
July 25 – Sunday
August 22 – Sunday
September 19 – Sunday
October 24 – Sunday
November 21 – Sunday
December 12 – Saturday

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  • Reply Suzy Hausfrau March 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Can I be tacky and say "yo I'm in"…maybe not. Anyhoo count me in for April and I'll have a large and xl round yo yo please – I will probably make a quilt and cushion – do you think they're the right sizes?

  • Reply Michelle March 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I'll be there. Can I get a round pack please (with the four diff round sizes)



  • Reply Joanne March 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I can't wait to learn how to make them! Can I get the same round pack (with the four different sizes) as Michelle please. Thanks,

    Joanne M

  • Reply cristy March 30, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Bother again. I'll be in Mexico. Have heaps of fun!

  • Reply cass March 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

    could I get the large flower shape (I'm guessing larger is easier – if not i'll get the small flower shape)
    ps – I was at Downer's 50th birthday on the weekend. It was so wierd to see the shops crowded with people, and also photos of Lady di and the Queen mother in downer.

  • Reply Jo March 31, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Would it be ok if I came? I haven't been to one of these meets before. I would love to learn the yo yo's. If so, can I please order a large round pack? Thanks.

  • Reply Anonymous March 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I'll be there! And just a single large round for me, please.

  • Reply Michelle March 31, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Anonymous – who are you so I know how to email you with the final cost?

  • Reply Anonymous April 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Excellent I can't wait. I would love to order a round 4 pack please. See you all soon! Sandra A.

    ps: Michelle how much fabric do the little critters take to make?

  • Reply Kuka April 5, 2010 at 1:18 am

    hooray – yes, count me in =)
    No kit for me thanks =)
    Bron S

  • Reply gnomeangel April 5, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Hi Michelle,

    I'm in. Could you please order me a Round Pack (all four). If it's easier to transfer you the money just let me know.:)

    Thank you so much for organising this!

    Can't wait! See you on Sunday!!!


  • Reply Melissa April 5, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Hi. I'm away walking Wilson's Prom with kids…good…but sorry to miss yo yos. See you in May hopefully. cheers.

  • Reply MTB Girl April 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I really want to make this meeting, but don't know if I can yet as I may be away for work. I'll say "no" for now and may turn up with my own craft if the days work out in my favour, I'll let you know.

    Amanda T

  • Reply Heather April 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Would love to make some pretties for my girl. Could you order me a small butterfly and a small flower, please. See you there!

  • Reply Michelle April 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Okay everyone – thanks for your orders! Orders are now closed, but if you still want some try Spotlight or Addicted to Fabric (I saw some at Addicted on Tuesday).

  • Reply Mandor April 9, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I'll see you all there!
    Amanda P.

  • Reply Dainey D April 16, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Hi Guys!
    Sorry I can't make it this time either!!! Im so sad. Maybe next time.

  • Reply Kathy April 16, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Hi, I will be there, and am really looking forward to my first Brown Owl meeting!

  • Reply Mands April 16, 2010 at 4:02 am

    'm a no show once again :( Have fun girls

  • Reply twitchy fingers April 18, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Better late than never! I'm in!

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