Monday, May 14, 2018

Canberra Brown Owls - May 2018

Hey Brown Owls!

So Craft Alive came to Canberra this month and it was just fabulous!  And what I love about Craft Alive is their featured artists and this month we were awed by the wonderful Amy Kallissa and Mandy from Sew Quirky.

So let's be inspired by Amy Kallissa's gorgeous work this month (and we will be inspired by Sew Quirky later this year).  Click on their links for even more info!

Anyways, Amy Kallissa had on display gorgeous felt embroidered embellishments, from her faces to beautifully stitched flower motifs:

Source: https://www.facebook.com/amykallissa/photos/a.672028426213255.1073741827.402769733139127/1851715414911211/?type=3&theater
  All you need is a small sheet of wool felt (1mm), your favourite colours of embroidery cottons, needle, embroidery hoop and your imagination.
 
Looking for something a little bit easier (with instructions and pattern?) these flowers are just gorgeous.  
 
 
Source: http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/3-things-to-make-with-felt-flowers.html
(Note: See https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/571069328/felt-poppies-tutorial-and-poppy for the paid pattern for these poppies)

Or for something completely different to the flowers but just as colourful and gorgeous, try an embroidered mandela.  Click on the link below for the pattern and tutorial.

https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2018/free-rainbow-orbit-embroidery-pattern-from-mandalas-to-embroider-by-carina-envoldsen-harris


Of course, feel free to bring along some of your projects - bring along your UFOs, new projects, old projects or even something new.  
 
Need inspiration?



Meet Up Details:
Saturday  19 May 2018
From 1pm - 4pm
 
Venue Details:
This month we're meeting in the Community Room located at the  Belconnen Fire Station, on Bardi Place in Macquarie (or you might know it's along Bindubi Street, Aranda (not far from Jamison shops).
 
Please park in the public parking area located on the side of the Fire Station. Apologies for stating the obvious, but please do not access the fire station from their main entry.

Access to the Community Room is by a pass which we have organised. The community room also has kitchenette and bathroom facilities.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Canberra Brown Owls - March 2018

Hey Brown Owls!

So Easter falls early this year, in fact 1 April and that's no fools.  So to get you in the mood for Easter, how about some Easter-themed projects.  They are so cute, they can be used for any time of the year!
 
Of course, feel free to bring along some of your projects - bring along your UFOs, new projects, old projects or even something new.  
 
Need inspiration?

How about cute little crochet Chick shakers.

http://www.mariasbluecrayon.com/2017/04/crochet-easter-chick-shakers.html?m=1
 Fancy a bit of bunny applique?

https://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2015/03/mix-match-free-bunny-applique-pattern.html
Or what about these cute little crochet baskets?

https://helloyellowyarn.com/2016/03/10/mini-crochet-easter-eggs-basket/

Or, these cute little Easter Banners! And did I say it was no sew!!

https://www.attagirlsays.com/easter-bunny-banner/

And if you need more inspiration, here's a whole bunch! 
 https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/354728908130620194/
 
Meet Up Details:
Saturday  17 March 2018
From 1pm - 4pm
 
Venue Details:
This month we're meeting in the Community Room located at the  Belconnen Fire Station, on Bardi Place in Macquarie (or you might know it's along Bindubi Street, Aranda (not far from Jamison shops).
 
Please park in the public parking area located on the side of the Fire Station. Apologies for stating the obvious, but please do not access the fire station from their main entry.

Access to the Community Room is by a pass which we have organised. The community room also has kitchenette and bathroom facilities.



Monday, February 12, 2018

Canberra Brown Owls - February 2018

Hey Brown Owls!

So it's now February, all the kids are back at school and we're all starting to settle into the year ahead and dream of next year's summer holidays!  So to get our year organised, how about making cute little needle books.  The perfect little addition to your craft kit.  Of course, feel free to bring along some of your projects - bring along your UFOs, new projects, old projects or even something new.  
Need inspiration?   
Image source: https://www.arabesque-scissors.com/2018/01/liberty-society-kantha-stitch-along-part-2/

This is the needle book I plan to make, a cute little butterfly book the perfect size for my craft kit! Click on this link:

http://wildolive.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/project-butterfly-needle-book.html
Need more details? How cute is this little  needle book from Nana Company?  Click on this link below for all the details:  
http://nanacompany.typepad.com/nanacompany/2011/10/needlebook-tutorial-by-nanacompany.html
Or this cute little needle book from the Stitch Craft Create Magazine.  Just click on this link.
http://www.sccmag.com/felt-needle-book-craft-project/
 This one is from one of my most favourite Embroidery designers - LiliPopoJust click on this link.
 
http://www.lilipopo.co.uk/2017/12/embroidered-butterfly-needlebook-tutorial-and-free-pattern-part-one.html
Or how about this cute little Letter Needle BookJust click on this link which takes you to an archived web page, but the tutorial is still there!!
 
http://kellyrachel.com/blog/2010/04/12/little-letter-needle-book-tutorial/
And if you need more inspiration, here's a whole bunch! http://thepatchsmith.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/
Meet Up Details:
Saturday  17 February 2018
From 1pm - 4pm
Venue Details:
This month we're meeting in the Community Room located at the  Belconnen Fire Station, on Bardi Place in Macquarie (or you might know it's along Bindubi Street, Aranda (not far from Jamison shops).
 
Please park in the public parking area located on the side of the Fire Station. Apologies for stating the obvious, but please do not access the fire station from their main entry.

Access to the Community Room is by a pass which we have organised. The community room also has kitchenette and bathroom facilities.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Canberra Brown Owls - January 2018

Happy New Year Brown Owls!
So it's a new year and what a perfect excuse to catch up on some of your Christmas & New Year projects.  So this month - bring along your UFOs, new projects, old projects or even something new.  
 
Need inspiration?   

 
How cute is this little  embroidery project and  there's a heap more if you click on the link: https://www.sewwhatalicia.com/10-fabulous-floral-embroidery-designs/  
 
Meet Up Details:
Saturday  20 January 2018
From 1pm - 4pm
 
 
Venue Details:
This month we're meeting in the Community Room located at the  Belconnen Fire Station, on Bardi Place in Macquarie (or you might know it's along Bindubi Street, Aranda (not far from Jamison shops).
 
Please park in the public parking area located on the side of the Fire Station. Apologies for stating the obvious, but please do not access the fire station from their main entry.

Access to the Community Room is by a pass which we have organised. The community room also has kitchenette and bathroom facilities.
 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Canberra Brown Owls - October



Get your Tassel On!

So with November only a few days to go until November, this month let’s look at making tassels and turning them into fabulous gifts (for yourself too – that counts!).

A few ideas found in the world of www land and Pinterest:

DIY Coiled Rope Tassel Bowl

Take your tassel making to the next level and make tassels to decorate your handmade rope bowl!

http://fallfordiy.com/blog/2017/01/06/diy-coiled-rope-tassel-bowl/

Easy Tassel Earrings

These cute little earrings use your favourite embroidery threads and a couple of jewellery-making supplies.  Don’t need earrings? Thinks about all the lovely things you can decorate these with!

http://thecraftyangels.com/diy-tassel-earrings-tutorial/

Tassel Bracelets

And how adorable are these bracelets.  I want them all!  Grab your old bracelets and pimp glamp them or make your own from scratch!!  Grab the cute beads and charms and tassel away

http://www.maggieholmesdesign.com/diy-bead-tassel-bracelets/

Easy-ier Tassel Earrings

For even easier Tassel earrings, grab a pack of ready make tassels and craft them up!

http://www.thecraftpatchblog.com/2017/04/diy-easy-tassel-earrings-tutorial.html

For even more ideas for making and using Tassels, try this link:



 


Venue Details:

This month we're meeting in the Community Room located at the West Belconnen Fire Station, on Lhotsky Street in Charnwood. If you're not familiar with the area, you will need to come onto Lhotsky Street and it is opposite McDonalds.

Please park in the public parking area located on the left hand side of the Fire Station. Apologies for stating the obvious, but please do not access the fire station from their main entry on Ginninderra Drive or through their gates on Lhotsky Street.

Access to the Community Room is by a pass which we have organised. The community room also has kitchenette and bathroom facilities.