NEW! Brown Owls Melbourne 3000 group

May 25, 2011


Announcing the inaugural meeting of the Brown Owls Melbourne 3000 group – hoorah!

when: Wednesday 8th June 2011
at: 6.30 – 9pm
where: The Parlour, Madame Brussels, level 3, 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
why: because we love craft! yes we do!
bring: BYO craft project or notify me in the RSVP below if you need some ideas
cost: no fee for attendance but you may like to purchase a drink or a delight from the Madame Brussels menu
RSVP: essential! asap! indicate your want to attend by  submitting a comment to this blog entry, also indicate in that comment  if you do not have a BYO project to bring and would like suggestions

There will be no formal tutorial or anything on this, the first  (hopefully of many), Melbourne 3000 evenings. It will be a great chance  to get together, share some crafty-ness and discuss possibilities for  future meets, as well as have a jolly good time.

I thought it would be really nice to have a central venue handy for  public transport etc and as luck would have it I fortuitously came  across this venue last week. Madame Brussels is a loungey bar with a  fabulous special area – The Parlour. They also have cup cakes on the  menu which I think is a jolly good thing. Entrance is to the left of a  restaurant called the Spaghetti Tree and then use the lift (or stairs if  you fancy) up to level 3.

Looking forward to seeing you!


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  • Reply omlair May 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Me please MEEEE.

    And plus one if I could. I've been wanting to attend a brown owls but nothing has been convenient thus far!

    I'll bring some crochet. Happy to help others who'd like to learn also.

  • Reply El Thomas May 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Fabulous! Count me in.

  • Reply SB May 25, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Oh, I LOVE Madame Brussels! Nice one, Sue :)

  • Reply Shannon May 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    So excited you are starting a Brown Owls group Sue! Yay!
    So of course I'll be coming along!
    I'll BYO some crochet
    Look forward to seeing you xx

  • Reply ChloeR May 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Yes please! Would love to come and would love to learn how to crochet so I'll take you up on your offer Omlair!
    Please let me know what to bring to start crocheting.
    Thank you.

  • Reply omlair May 26, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Hey ChloeR – no problem!

    If you could pick up a 4mm hook and some 8 ply yarn (some cheap acrylic will doo) that would be fantastic. I'll try to remember to bring some spare stuff just in case!

  • Reply Janet May 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Hi there! Can anyone advise on availability of parking nearby??

  • Reply Clara-Emily McKay May 26, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Count me in! xx

  • Reply sarah May 26, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Craft and Madame Brussels in one! Sounds like a great idea. Count me in. I'll bring some embroidery.

  • Reply rinny lincolne May 26, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Yes Please! I will come! x

  • Reply Leni & Rose May 26, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Fabulous! I'd love to come along, will bring the crochet. Yay!

  • Reply herman and ivy May 26, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Would love to come along! Looking forward to it. Is anyone else planning on drawing / painting?!?

  • Reply Courtney Davis May 26, 2011 at 8:26 am

    yay im excited! ill be there!

  • Reply Hannah May 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    If I can finish work at a reasonable hour, I will definitely come! A mid-week, after-hours, CBD meet is perfect for me!

    Would love to take up omlair's offer of a crochet lesson :)

  • Reply Stacey i May 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I'm in !

  • Reply Pip May 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Sue, feel free to photocopy the granny square pages from le book for any crochet beginners! x

  • Reply Fiona May 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I would love to come! I'll definitely be there! Will bring some knitting with me. Looking forward to meeting you then!

  • Reply freakingoutnow May 26, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Exciting. Will be there!

  • Reply Kei May 26, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I'm in too!

  • Reply Kate - F is for fabric May 27, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I will try to make it too – I love Madame Brussels! Great location!

  • Reply handmade romance May 28, 2011 at 5:29 am

    oh no i cant make this date! sounds fantastic though and hope to make it along next time. happy first meet bo3000 x

  • Reply Linda May 29, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I would love to attend!


  • Reply kittybaroque May 29, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Yes, yes, YES!!! Please count me in if there is still space XX

  • Reply Chloe R May 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Many thanks Omlair! I'll pick up some supplies this weekend. Can't wait!
    Oo & can we add one more to the list as I think my Mum is going to come along too.
    Thanks :)

  • Reply beka May 30, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I would love to come:)

  • Reply shimmer and glow May 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I'll be there with Beka! (above) 😀

  • Reply Gen May 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Count me in please! And I have a plus one.

    Is there still room for the two of us?

  • Reply Crafting Health Sue May 31, 2011 at 12:46 am

    WOW! amazing response all you lovely peeps. From this point forward there are only THREE places left for the 8th June meet at Madame Brussels. Please refer to todays post ‘Brown Owls Melb 3000 UPDATE’ for further details.

  • Reply monica May 31, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Have I made it in time? I'd like to come along, bring some crochet or knitting…

  • Reply Jennifer Kate May 31, 2011 at 1:35 am

    If I'm not too late to grab one of the final three spots, please count me in!! Would love to learn to crochet… please let me know what I need to buy so I can learn how! Thanks so much, Jen x

  • Reply Malene May 31, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I'd love to come and learn to crochet as well, if I'm not too late!

  • Reply Crafting Health Sue May 31, 2011 at 1:56 am

    with Monica, Jennifer Kate and Malene taking the last three places. Please indicate below if you would like to be added to the W/L (waitlist) and ensure that I can contact you through blogger / you're chosen internet identity thingo or email me your email details if thats not possible. Thanks and hope to see you at the next meet, if not at this one, stay tuned for details of July meet.

  • Reply omlair May 31, 2011 at 1:59 am

    For anyone wanting to learn to crochet:

    Please try to pick up a 4mm hook and some 8 ply yarn (acrylic is fine)

    Sounds like it's going to be a great evening!


  • Reply Crafting Health Sue May 31, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Thanks Tanya for your kindly offer of taking on the role of crochet teacher for the evening, I shall bring along some photocopies of relevant pages in Pips book and some 'crochet how to' handouts that i've put together too. Hoorah!

  • Reply Hollie June 2, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Hi, I'm a newbie and would love to come along if possible!

  • Reply Crafting Health Sue June 3, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Hi Hollie

    So sorry – this 8th June session is currently full (actually oversubscribed is more accurate – oops!).

    You are the first on the wait list so if someone (above) cancels I will leave a comment on this blog, or maybe you'd like to email me your contact details, my email link is in the column on the right of the blog (Melbourne CBD 3000 :: Sue)

    Hope to see you at the next meet, if not this one. Keep a look out for details of the next gathering, likely to be early July.


  • Reply Crafting Health Sue June 5, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Dear Hollie
    a place has become available to join the Brown Owls Melbourne 3000 group – hoorah! Would you like to come along? I am presuming yes, but if you have changed your mind and are not able to come this time, let me know. Hope to see you wednesday.

  • Reply rinny lincolne June 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Hello, I RSVP'd a while back, and I'm so sorry to pull out at the last minute, but I am a bit too sickly to make it tonight! Boo. This makes me sad.

    Hopefully he next one though! xx

  • Reply Anonymous August 3, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Hi Sue,

    I wasn't aware of RSVP'ing, so I didn't, but was looking forward to come tonight.

    Are there people not comming perhaps so I can come of them instead? Hope so… :)



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