Friday, 14 September 2012

Wish You Were Here...Cath Kidston Workshop


Wish You Were Here...
Cath Kidston inspired Summer Workshop
Sunday, 17th February 2013
10am - 2pm

The Ministers at MOHE are back for a new year with a quartet of amazing and innovative workshops for the creatively challenged or lucky nimble fingered talented crafters. We kick off with a Cath Kidston inspired Summer themed workshop entitled...Wish You Were Here!

Wish You Were Here...
Using only the very best Australian made and owned products, Constituents will be making 3 cute projects to use, wear and add to their sewing baskets. If the last time you threaded a needle was in pig-tails and a pleated school skirt, then we are the couture craft group to break you back into all things creative! 
No need to rush off to spotlight sourcing stuff, we provide everything you need from glue to needles in each of the three work-packs to create our couture, quirky and delightful products.

Project 1
This must have staple is buried in craft and sewing boxes around the world. We have created the cutest little holder for it inspired by an iconic Summer image...






Project 2
With Summer in full swing our feet are ready to hit the beach, but even a pedicure and polish don't quite add the glamour that this item will do. Without compromising the feel of sand between your toes, you'll be getting looks of envy as you parade the shore in this non-footwear pair...






Project 3
Beanies, pouches, socks, scarves, bunny ears and tail...is there no end to the ways we clothe our mobile phones nowadays? Inspired by a classic holiday tradition you will be making nothing quite so ordinary for your gadget...







Cath Kidston Shop
Following our recent visit to the UK, we packed our cases full of gorgeous Cath Kidston goodies to share with you for this one off workshop. All the items are available to purchase and exclusive to our Sunday workshop. You will love the selection from quirky pin cushions to cute tins.
In addition, the lovely Mark of Madame Fifi's has given us some gorgeous 1950's haberdashery items that are in keeping with Miss. Kidston's style to sell as well.
All profit from the Cath Kidston items and sales of the Madame Fifi's vintage products go towards Animals Australia.



Booking
Secure your seat with the cheapest price...
Earlybird Price $60
(Book before Midnight Friday, 8th February 2013)
Standard Price $85
Senior Citizens     Earlybird $30/Standard $40
Students                  Earlybird $40/Standard $50
Children                  Earlybird $35/Standard $45
You don't need to bring along anything more than yourself and some pocket money to spend on the Cath Kidston and Madame Fifi Vintage items, we provide everything you need from materials to equipment in order to have you up and crafting in no time!
Click HERE to book your place.
The Ministers use only the very best quality materials for their projects, making sure they are made and manufactured in Australia, United Kingdom or Europe. Unlike other craft workshops our materials are NOT made in China and we strive to maintain an ethical integrity of only purchasing from countries that uphold both animal and human rights laws. 


Venue
Since we last hosted an event on these sunny shores an awful lot has happened in the lives of the Ministers and as a result we have had to locate a venue a little closer to home. So that's good news for all those girls South of the Border but a little bit more of a trek for our Northern ladies. However, our new venue is just as gorgeous as the Sir Stanford at Circular Quay and comfort is still the keyword for the Minister's venue selection. 
Located on the riverside at Woronora, Lemon Squeezy is a super venue with quirky interior, delicious and affordable menu and river views. Some Constituents may already be familiar with this venue if you have been following the before and after photos of the latest styling project on MOHE's Facebook page. Only a two minute drive from Jannali or Sutherland train station, the Minister of Manipulation can assist in collecting those without a car if needs be. 
Lemon Squeezy is also a child friendly venue which allows you to bring your little ones and have a creative day out with the younger members of your family.

Bright 'n' Breezy at Lemon Squeezy


Please note, the workshop fee does NOT include food or drink, this is a separate purchase to be made directly through Lemon Squeezy. They have a great breakfast, lunch and specials menu, catering for all dietary requirements. If you have a particular intolerance, just give the venue a call and ask if they can adapt one of their dishes to suit.
Click HERE to have a look a the set breakfast and lunch menu.

Lemon Squeezy
2 Prices Circuit
Woronora
(02) 9545 6557



What do I get for the cost of the workshop fee?

At the end of the workshop you leave with;
  • 3 original products exclusive and only available to MOHE Constituents.
  • Oodles of ideas and inspirations for future projects.
  • A range of Cath Kidston merchandise, not available outside the UK.
  • Gorgeous vintage haberdashery items from Madame Fifi's.
  • A bunch of new friends that you can swap details and build friendships with, outside of the MOHE environment.
  • Preview of the next MOHE workshop 'Pimp my Cardigan'
  • A limited edition gift from the Minister's.
  • A thoroughly super day out!

Monday, 23 July 2012

How to Book

Secure your seat at the upcoming workshop
 Earlybird Price $60
(Book before Midnight Friday, 8th February 2013)
Standard Price $85
Senior Citizens     Earlybird $30/Standard $40
Students                  Earlybird $40/Standard $50
Children                  Earlybird $35/Standard $45

BANK TRANSFER
ING Direct
Acccount Name: Little Originals
Account No: 31391203
BSB: 923-100

Please use your full name as a reference.
If you are new to the MOHE workshops, please confirm your payment by e-mail so that we can respond with workshop information.
ministers@mohe.net.au

OR

PAYPAL
Account Name: 
littleconsortium@gmail.com
Please use your full name as a reference.


OR


MEETUP WEBSITE
Bookings and payment can be processed through out Meetup page. 
'Meetup helps groups of people with shared interests to plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world'
Click HERE to be taken to the MOHE Meetup page

If you are not already a member of Meetup, you will need to sign up and register. It is a quick and simple process, but if you would like a little help then e-mail the Ministers and we will send you through a step-by-step guide with helpful screenshots.
ministers@mohe.net.au

Friday, 16 March 2012

Forties Felt Flowers Movie

The Minister of Artistic Licence presented the workshop and photo's can be viewed on our MOHE Facebook page by clicking HERE
MOHE Meetup page by clicking HERE.
Read what some of our Constituents thought of the workshop by clicking HERE to view their comments and see their additional photos.

video 

Don't forget to let us know how much you enjoyed the day by telling us in any of the following ways...
  • LIKE our page on Facebook by clicking HERE
  • Leaving a RECOMMENDATION on our Facebook page by clicking HERE
  • Leave a COMMENT on our Facebook Wall by clicking HERE
  • Leave FEEDBACK by e-mailing  littleconsortium@gmail.com
  • Write a MESSAGE at the end of this post


Monday, 27 February 2012

Rosettes & Cockades Movie

The Minister of Manipulation presented the workshop and photo's can be viewed on our MOHE Facebook page by clicking HERE
MOHE Meetup page by clicking HERE.
Read what some of our Constituents thought of the workshop by clicking HERE to view their comments and see their additional photos.


video


Don't forget to let us know how much you enjoyed the day by telling us in any of the following ways...
  • LIKE our page on Facebook by clicking HERE
  • Leaving a RECOMMENDATION on our Facebook page by clicking HERE
  • Leave a COMMENT on our Facebook Wall by clicking HERE
  • Leave FEEDBACK by e-mailing  littleconsortium@gmail.com
  • Write a MESSAGE at the end of this post

Friday, 23 December 2011

Cath Kidston Christmas Movie


The Minister of Artistic Licence presented the workshop and photo's can be viewed on our MOHE Facebook page by clicking HERE
MOHE Meetup page by clicking HERE.
Read what some of our Constituents thought of the workshop by clicking HERE to view their comments and see their additional photos.


video

Don't forget to let us know how much you enjoyed the day by telling us in any of the following ways...
  • LIKE our page on Facebook by clicking HERE
  • Leaving a RECOMMENDATION on our Facebook page by clicking HERE
  • Leave a COMMENT on our Facebook Wall by clicking HERE
  • Leave FEEDBACK by e-mailing  littleconsortium@gmail.com
  • Write a MESSAGE at the end of this post

The Ministers would like to take this opportunity to wish all their loyal constituents a very 
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and exciting New Year Celebrations. 

We thank you for your dedication to craft and for helping to make MOHE the success it has become over the last three months. Your feedback has been invaluable after the workshops and we would encourage you to keep telling us what works for you and what doesn't. MOHE in 2012 has some fascinating and  exciting policies  to implement on behalf of their constituents and very much look forward to sharing these with you in January. 

Yours Creatively,

The Ministers


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Toadstool Needle Case Tutorial Movie

The recent workshop was a hive of activity with a trio of felt based projects to complete, unfortunately time caught up with the constituents and the afternoon ended all too quickly. So for those that did not manage to complete all the projects on the day, the Ministers have created some helpful and instructive tutorials to assist completion.

Workshop Tutorial 1
Magic Mushrooms

video

1. Stab stitch veins onto stalk
2. Sew numerous French or Bullion knots on the cap
3. Sew stalk to white felt using running stitch
4. Sew cap to white felt using running stitch
5. Sew white felt to needle case front cover using running stitch


Your Toadstool Needle Case is ready for shiny silver needles!


Toadstool Trivia:
A number of wild toadstools and mushrooms have hallucinogenic properties. This particular toadstool' s poison affects the nervous system and  the Vikings  would eat them before going into combat in order to obtain their fighting frenzy. This fighting frenzy was known as 'Beserk' which is where the phrase is derived.
The mythology behind the colour of this recognisable toadstool was due to a Viking God's horse. The Viking God Wonton was being chased by devils, as his stead galloped away the red foam from the horses mouth fell down to the earth and stained the caps of the white mushrooms.



Robin Redbreast Decoration Tutorial Movie

Workshop Tutorial 2
Rockin' Robin

video

1. Using textile glue stick Robin body onto heart
2. Using textile glue stick redbreast and white tummy onto Robin's body
3. Stab stitch tail, wing and beak onto Robin
4. Using textile glue stick cerise ribbon to remaining heart
5. Using textile glue stick two hearts together
6. Sew two hearts together using running stitch

Your Robin Redbreast Decoration is ready to hang on the tree!

Robin Redbreast Trivia: 
The Robin is a very friendly little bird that does not migrate and sticks out the harsh European winters. Known for hopping close by as you shovel snow from the garden path, it will perch on your spade as you rest, or eat from your hand if you have some crumbs.
The Sunday School version of explaining the Robin's red breast is very sweet. As Christ hung on the cross bearing a crown of thorns, the little bird took great pity on his pain and tried in vain to remove the crown of thorns to alleviate some of his suffering. Unfortunately, the little bird only succeeded in pricking his chest upon the thorns and as a result Christ's blood trickled onto the white chest feathers and made a permanent stain.