Aug 26, 2014

gold

New colourways for 'Eva & Kit' fabric. A start of many new things to come!


available at www.kristendoran.com


Aug 6, 2014

life updates

A recent adventure to Bondi with my boys. It's so easy just to hang out at home, but a little extra effort means a whole new experience. We had a winner of a parking spot too...(if you know Bondi, you know what I mean).

My new specs! I gave up the fight and bought some prescription reading glasses.  No more headaches after a day at work. As an extra bonus I feel so much smarter now.
I'm continuing with my obsession with crochet. I've bought/borrowed a few books from the library and enjoy learning new stitches. These hexagons will grow into a blanket. There was a small hiccup when I couldn't get anymore of the cream (don't know why I only bought one ball). But I had a win at Lincraft today - they had restocked.

And in other news, Wild Rumpus was amazing. What a great community of crafty goodness! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and bought some of my fabrics.

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

recycle






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

homework




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.