Jul 9, 2014

the wild rumpus

Image from The Wild Rumpus website. www.wildrumpus.com.au

Hand dyed cotton yarn.

After quite a long break from markets, I've decided to try out one in my favourite area in NSW.

The Wild Rumpus Maker’s Market

Sunday JULY 20 12-4pm, Anita’s Theatre,  Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul. GOLD COIN ENTRY
Featuring over 40 stalls of locally handmade, homemade craft, art, design and wares. 
I will be there selling fabrics, hand dyed yarn and some little houses.
And lucky me... I've just found out an old coworker is also at the same market selling her creations. Sarah, we are going to have a lot of fun!

May 16, 2014

sunny studio days

Today I'm enjoying the quietness of my studio. The warmth of the sun. And the slowness of time to make samples and put some kits together. Available here.

May 9, 2014

making way

It's time to make space for some new designs! www.kristendoran.com

Apr 7, 2014


I'll be working with my local council this year to teach a upcycled craft project. I thought my lunch tote to be the perfect and easy pattern to make use of old tea towels. What a great little bag to carry your lunch to work or even your latest crochet/knitting project in. I will add the pattern to my shop later this week. And if you are local (Sutherland Shire) I'll be running the class in July and will put the date on my blog as soon as confirmed.

Mar 13, 2014


We are stepping it up a bit around here. Homework is getting done well before it's due (to alleviate the last minute dramas). And we are aiming for A+. Not sure how sustainable this effort is. But it's been surprisingly fun so far thanks to teachers with insight into how boys like to learn.

Mar 5, 2014


WOW. I loved the shibori workshop run at Koskela by the super talented and lovely Shibori Textiles girls. I need to do some more of this! I took along with me 2 metres of organic white cotton and later turned it into a dress. My new favourite dress.

Feb 18, 2014

sweet little heart

I have been very happy to help my lovely intern finish her Uni degree by working with me in the studio this past month. Her smiling face and easy attitude has made working together a breeze. I had set her a task to design a series of embroideries for kids and this is the very first one. These have been digitally printed locally in full colour on ethically sourced cotton/hemp. The kit includes thread, instructions and needle. Everything a little one needs to start on a easy and satisfying project that will kick off a never-ending love of all things craft.

A huge thanks to my crafty model. She is my inspiration when it come to craft for little ones. Her excitement and can do attitude is infectious.

Available in the shop here.