Sunday, March 19, 2017

Canberra Brown Owls - March 2017

Join us this month for Canberra Brown Owls - and this month we're trying Cardmaking (and not the one in the pic!! The cards we are going to make will be revealed on Saturday).

Image Source: http://www.kiwikoncepts.com/2016/07/mft-twice-wishes-card-kit-countdown-day-2/
Cardmaking will cost no more than $5 per person with all the bits you need to make 2 cards.

BYO paper crafting tools!

We will be using the room at Magpies Sports Club in Kippax.

 New to papercrafting and cardmaking?
Image : http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/What-to-Consider-When-Buying-Card-Making-Supplies-/10000000178842658/g.html
New to card making and paper crafting? There are a few basic essential tools you'll need. Bring along a self-healing cutting mat (or something similar) to work on, sharp scissors, adhesives and bone folders. Click on this link with some great tips of what you can need if you decide cardmaking is for you!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Canberra Brown Owls - February

So - it's already the second month of 2017.  How did that sneak up so quick?? It's also my first Canberra Brown Owls this year!  So what have we got planned for you?

Well, according to one of my favourite websites for things stitch-y and craft-y .... February is the month of Embroidery.  Well, I always thought it was the month of Love.  So whether you celebrate all things Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day or you just love to craft - come along and be crafty with us.

This month, I'm combining love and embroidery and boy do I have some inspiring projects for you!

Starting with this gorgeous make from the Mollie Makes Magazine, issue 76.

http://www.molliemakes.com/craft-2/mollie-makes-76-now/
https://shop.shinyhappyworld.com/collections/embroidery-patterns/products/hearts-sampler-embroidery-pattern
But I really really have my eyes on this sweet little embroidery, I can't even describe how lovely I think it is!  And I love all the stitcheries from Lilipopo, adorably sweet!

http://www.lilipopo.co.uk/2017/01/a-stitchy-flowery-thank-you.html
New to embroidery?  Do head on over to Lilipopo - she has heaps of info and tutorials for beginners.

So bring along your hoops, embroidery makings (needles, thread and suitable fabrics) along to our meet up for the month of February.


If embroidery is not your thing - come along anyway with your favourite project to work on.

Hugs,
Carolyn x

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Coming up - October 2016

Well, after a very successful Masterclass in September - Canberra Brown Owls is back to regular programming!

This month, we're starting to think of Christmas - yep already!  So I found this gorgeous little project: Scandinavian Fabric Stars.  They look fabulous!

Image source: https://craftingarainbow.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/scandinavian-fabric-stars/
This one has homework - so read on!! We don't have the room booked this month, to do the homework and preparation!

Supplies:
Four coordinating fabrics, cut 8cm x 30cm rectangles (about 12″ x 3 1/4″)
Coordinating embroidery floss & needle
General sewing supplies

Before you come along to Brown Owls - you need to follow these steps...

Step 1: Choose 4 fabrics that you like together.
Step 2: Cut 8cm x 30cm rectangles (about 12″ x 3 1/4″).
Step 3: Iron the stripes so they are like double-fold bias tape. (In half, then fold the edges in to the centre, and iron again.) - you can see what this looks like at: http://sofielegarth.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/diy-flettet-stjerne.html (and use google translate!!)

Don't forget to RSVP over at our Canberra Brown Owls FB page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1160035607387527/

Carolyn & Nic
xx

Monday, September 5, 2016

Coming Up - September 2016

So Canberra Brown Owls, we got a special one for September.  It's our first Canberra Brown Owls Master Class.  Yep you read it right - a Master Class.

Since we ALL raved on so much about how LOVELY Nic's nifty handbag was, designed by Anna Graham of Noodlehead fame, we will be making Trail Totes together at the September meeting and Nic will be helping for those that are a bit rusty on sewing bags. 


 Check our FB event page for the pattern (free on Robert Kaufman website) which outlines all the materials required. There will be a charge for bag hardware (will advise cost before the date). You will need to supply your own fabrics, zippers, interfacing, thread and thin wadding (if you want the bag to be slightly padded). If you have a sewing machine, bring it too.

This is a fun bag that is easy to make. For those that are beginners, we will be there to help you work through the pattern.

We do have a limited workspace so please confirm your attendance!

It's going to be great fun!

Carolyn & Nic xx

Canberra Brown Owls - August 2016

So, here's another post.  Wow!  I'm doing great!!

So for our Canberra Brown Owls - August meet, I thought it might be a lovely idea to start thinking about Spring.  It was only a few weeks away, sure what could go wrong!!  Well, the weather to start.  It was an awful cold, wet and stormy day in Canberra. Luckily we were toasty warm inside the Magpies Club in Kippax.  Our home for the next few meet ups!

So our theme: was to flirt the flamingo and party the pineapple. This month we're going tropical. 

I had chosen two little projects using spring colours: but we only had time for the gorgeous little felt flowers from the August issue of Mollie Makes.


Flowers in the making.
Super fun and easy to make, so they soon started multiplying!!
 


Nic had show and tell.  Good luck on your 100 blocks in 100 days!
Barb made wonderful work of her hexie Christmas Tree!
See you next month!
Carolyn & Nic xx

Canberra Brown Owls - July

Eek!  It's been a WHILE between posts, so time to start sharing photos and project ideas.  We've been having a great time this year.  Let's hope this blog shows that!

So Canberra Brown Owls in July was our Christmas in July meet up.  Any excuse for Christmas right?  So the weather was a bit blustery and wintery, so inside at the lovely venue of Adore Tea was warmth and  yummy food and tea!

We had chosen a few little Christmas projects, perfect for making at the table!

Christmas projects easy to do at a table:
http://wildolive.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/project-oh-christmas-tree-pin.html?m=1

http://wildolive.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/ornamentation-dont-be-crewel.html?m=1


So we went with the little Christmas Tree pin.  Oh so cute!


Starting the crafty session with yummy tea!
My little tree, almost finished!
Hard at work, right Nic?
Some of our trees in progress.  Love how different they all look!
Gorgeous tree!  Almost reminds me of apple trees!
Trees.  They were splendid!

See you next month!
Carolyn & Nic xx

Canberra Brown Owls - July

Eek!  It's been a WHILE between posts, so time to start sharing photos and project ideas.  We've been having a great time this year.  Let's hope this blog shows that!

So Canberra Brown Owls in July was our Christmas in July meet up.  Any excuse for Christmas right?  So the weather was a bit blustery and wintery, so inside at the lovely venue of Adore Tea was warmth and  yummy food and tea!

We had chosen a few little Christmas projects, perfect for making at the table!

Christmas projects easy to do at a table:
http://wildolive.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/project-oh-christmas-tree-pin.html?m=1

http://wildolive.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/ornamentation-dont-be-crewel.html?m=1


So we went with the little Christmas Tree pin.  Oh so cute!


Starting the crafty session with yummy tea!
My little tree, almost finished!
Hard at work, right Nic?
Some of our trees in progress.  Love how different they all look!
Gorgeous tree!  Almost reminds me of apple trees!
Trees.  They were splendid!

See you next month!
Carolyn & Nic xx