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Stitchin’ up a storm in Brisbane!

May 26, 2010
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The Brisbane Brown Owls got together a couple of Saturdays ago for a big embroidery session. Unfortunately, Sarah who was going to lead the day wasn’t well but that didn’t stop lots of new stitches and techniques being learnt thanks to our resident embroidery extraordinaire, Rebecca. Thanks to everyone who came along! Stay tuned for details on next months meet up, real soon!!…

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Brisbane Brown Owls first meet of 2010

February 25, 2010
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(Brown Owls cupcakes by Bel) It was rainy and hot all at the same time but that didn’t stop the crowd of keen crafters that showed up on Sunday to join Brisbane Brown Owls for 2010. We had a fantastic couple of hours of chatter amongst new and old friends and a couple of babies too. There were way too many delicious goodies to eat!! Big thanks to Ellie for bringing along her amazing badge/mirror pressing maching and some gorgeous…

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Brisbane Brown Owls 2010 – Meet and Greet!

January 6, 2010
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(Greenie Owl by Jetta’s Nest) Brisbane Brown Owls will be kicking off the new year with a meet and greet! Date: Sunday 21 February 2010 Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm Venue: We’ll be meeting at Roma Street Parklands, in front of the lake. There’s free parking at the Parklands or catch a bus or train to Roma Street and exit at the rear of the station. Please feel free to blow us all away with your fabulous baking skills by bringing…

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Brisbane Brown Owls – How do YUDU!!

November 16, 2009
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(the amazing YUDU machine) The Brisbane Brown Owls spent another Sunday crafting away in our sweet, sunny nest. This Sunday we were lucky enough to get to try out the fabulous, new YUDU machine. Big thanks to Katy for carting not only the machine but vinyl, inks, screens, fabric, cards and lot and lots of other bits and pieces in for us to try. (getting ready to print) We had a crafty swap which was lots of fun too and…

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Brisbane Brown Owls are turnin’ Japanese…

October 19, 2009
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(Ningyogami by Bel and Julia) Well…not really but we had loads of fun learning how to make Japanese Paper Dolls called Ningyogami which, once you get the knack of are surprisingly easy and quite addictive. A big thankyou goes out to our resident expert on all things Japanese, Melanie for teaching us and for sharing all of her amazing Japanese paper with us, not to mention her vast knowledge of Japanese fertility festivals…..must get some of that candy for our…

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Brisbane Brown Owls Fly the Coop!

September 30, 2009
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It was a great turnout of members and invited guests to our big day out on Sunday. (Nook – 19 Browning Street, West End) Big thanks go to Michelle who was kind enough to open her sweet little shop, Nook to us for an hour of exclusive shopping. (Brisbane Owls and guests frenzied shopping of handmade and eco loveliness) We then headed down the road for a morning of coffee, craft and chatter at Lock’n’Load. (Crafting up a storm at…

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Softies at Brisbane Brown Owls

July 19, 2009
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Brisbane Brown Owls had a fabulous day yesterday cutting, stitching knitting, crocheting and chatting about softies. There was loads to show and tell including these cute guys Emma made from the Softies book. The orange ant eater softie is her own design, we hope to see more of them! We all clucked over this little family Sandra brought along, their beautiful little faces were created with teeny tiny embroidery stitches. Amy got straight to work on Miss Buttons, loving the…

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Brisbane Meet – Crochet Class Requirements

April 21, 2009
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by creative breathing on Flickr Hi Ladies, I have emailed everyone that showed interest in their comment that they wanted to join the crochet -along class at our meet this weekend, but thought I would put the info on here too just in case you don’t see your emails.. Ok, so you will need to bring: 1 x 5.5mm crochet hook 8ply yarn (this can be acrylic or anything you might have lying around, bring a few colours if you…

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Brisbane Owls – Bring your projects for VIC bushfire victims to the meet

February 13, 2009
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Hi Everyone, As you know Mike’s is organising a Handmade Help Appeal for the victims of the Victorian Bushfires. There is also a collection being made by The Toy Society for Handmade Softies to be sent down to bring some cheer to the kids who have lost everything. I have bought 2 bolts of fabric to make softies for this cause and will be bringing some “kits” cut out to our Brisbane meet (no charge) if anyone is interested in…

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