Monday, May 4, 2009

Craftastic Creative Club!







Isn't it nice when a few like minded creative types gather together to make some sweet crafty things. Like at the Brown Owls craft group, a national craft group run by the lovely Pip. Do you remember Pip's book that I mentioned here?

In today's busy pace I think an afternoon every so often to slip through a couple of crochet granny squares, string up a Polish Paper Chandelier or potato/eraser stamp ourselves a few reams of gift wrapping paper two could only be beneficial! Don't you think? How much fun would it be to make craft, sip green tea and meet with other like crafty types at a local community venue or artist run gallery? Sure, we may not quite be Leslie Hall, but we can only try right?!

Well tonight, I am proud to say that I have signed up for Brown Owls membership! And I am so excited!

Here is what Brown Owls creator Pip Lincolne had to say about her craft group:

Brown Owls is a crafty club, where you can meet other great people and work on crafty projects, together or independently. We learn from each other, chat, eat biscuits and just have nice times. It's designed to create connections, share skills and provide a nice social time for it's members. Does this sound like something you'd like to do in your neighbourhood? Yes?! Okay, you need a venue, a few members and some crafty enthusiasm! You can follow the lead of the other Brown Owls meets - or you can Brown Owl in your own way!

Some things you should know:
Please allow a few weeks for me to print up and post your memberships, people.
Brown Owls meets at LEAST every 2 weeks in Melbourne, but MONTHLY in other areas - meeting frequency is up to you.
Brown Owls is a 'learn from one-another' environment - it's not a craft 'class' (although sometimes someone nice will come and teach the whole group something!)
Brown Owls relies on member enthusiasm and participation - so try and get involved if you are not too shy. But we like shy people too.
Interstate memberships are $10 per annum (to cover admin, membership tags and postage) - and $15 for NZ and International.
All other costs (such as tea and coffee, snacks and room hire) are covered by members (hence the importance of low-cost or no-cost venues!)
I've prepared a 'Meeting and Venue Charter' for the 'prefects' in new Brown Owls packs.


Click here to visit the
Brown Owls Members Blog


Kaotic Kraft Kuties

So...I was wondering...are there any Cute Sydney Crafty Creative Types out there who would be interested in a Craftastic Creative Club Meeting every once in a while? If you think this sounds like you, just leave a little comment below or email Pip and I am sure she can arrange some Brown Owls fun for you!

Love love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

14 comments:

  1. Mads! Great! Hey I heard that you (or your boyfriend) know my friend Grace Lee from work! What a small world! Isn't she just adorable! I love her! xxx Hey yes totally join up! We can make craft together! I think they meet in Leichhardt!
    Love love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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  2. I love the retro design of the book "Australian Girls, book of crafts..."

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  3. Hooray!! I would LOVE to be in! Eeeeee!

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  4. ohhhhh i wish i could meet.

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  5. I'm all about meeting and being crafty together! I'm so happy you joined the Owls. I'll be there tonight in Leichhardt. I'd be keen for other sorts of meetups as well. Happy making!

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  6. hello sandwich, i think you maybe have 36 hours in each day! i just can;t wait to see your crafty wonders. (and i am craving a polish paper chandelier in the most major way).
    thanks as always for the lovely energy to start the day:)

    ps - on a join up and make something note, i am entirely tempted to enrol in the CAE courses in textile weaving. how great! do you have CAE in sydney? there are heaps of japan-focussed courses this year.

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  7. Yay love for sure!xxx

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  8. Hello sandwich!
    I am a keen crocheter and have just finished making stuff for Romance Was Born. I would love to socialise my crocheting.

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  9. Hey cool!! i will have my first crafty day group in my home with my new japanese friends i post about it last week and will post about what we made after, i am so happy and hope to make one of these days each month hope you can join us in one of your trips to japan. Have fun

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  10. Oh you are the best Hello Sandwich! What a super idea, you will no doubt have us Melbourne girls wishing we were in Sydney in no time!! haha

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  11. I know I just called you, but I just wanted to say, you're so cute man! hello sandwich! hello sandwich!

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  12. Fanmakimaki! Yes isn't it just gorgeous! I love it too!

    Kate! YAY! Lets do it! Lets see if we can all go along to the lovely Brown Owls club! Or if it is full (I hear that numbers are so high) we could have an on the side mini craftastic club until we can all get in!

    Melanie Love! I wish you could meet too! I can't believe that you and I have still not met in person! I feel like I went to school with you! he he! This blog world does funny things to you! he he!

    Hi Amy (bet it's not a badskirt!) Oh wowzers! You were at Leichhardt tonight! I am sorry that I have now missed it :( But I will be at the next one for sure! It's going to be wonderful to meet you and get crafty together! Hey - did I hear on Three Buttons that you will also be in Tokyo in June? xxx

    Ii-ne-kore Lovely! ha ha - thats so sweet of you to say so - but its less that I have 36 hours in my day and more 'I only have 4 hours sleep'! AND I have constant TDK eyes from looking at my lovely MAC all day (and night!) but its so inspiring I can't help myself! Hey no I haven't heard of CAE. But that sounds amazing the textile weaving!!! You must do it! One of my Japanese friends from uni (Yumi-chan from Souzou blog) does weaving and it looks amazing! Enrol! Enrol! Enrol! And thank YOU to your lovely energy from your divine blog! I just love it!

    Sweetheart Zoe! Might this be your first ever blog comment!! yipee! thank you so much love! Lets get craftastic whenever you are free! xxx

    Erin! I have heard so much about you from the lovely Gracie! Thank you for making contact!!! I would love to see your RWB stuff!! wow how cool! Yes lets crochet together! I am finishing off a rug at the moment! Would be great to all meet up and craft together!!!!!!!

    Madame Craft! Hello! Hey cool! Craft goes to Tokyo! Oh yes you should do one in June in Tokyo so I can come along! Imagine that! AMAZING! Oh its all so exciting and inspiring!!!!!!! Can't wait to see your posted photos! Onegaishimasu!

    Handmade Romance sweetheart - YOU are the best! Oh I doubt that - I am always so envious of cool things going on in Melbourne and all of the amazing Melbourne blogs! It seems you guys have ALL of the fun! Yasu and I love Melbourne - if only all of the publishing companies and my family were there too! :) Have a lovely Thursday!

    Gracie! I wrote about clever little you in my blog today! YOU are the cute one! Super Super Super cute! AND you are friends with Ampan! iina~! I'm not even Asian :(

    :) he he well I can surely try!

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich
    xxx

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  13. welcome fellow brownowl, hope to see you at the next meet - you should come to Finders Keepers next week with the gang too.
    btw, your mums shop is just the best fun for dressups etc.

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