Oct 7, 2014

the block

It's no secret to my friends and work colleagues that I'm a fan of The Block. I even tried to talk a workmate into going on the show (failed). So when one of my Kokeshi Dolls was in an episode… I was nearly doing backflips (if I wasn't past that kinda thing).

If you own a shop and would like to stock any of my toys please contact The Designers Agency.

Sep 9, 2014

string bag

I can't tell you how much I loved making this.
Perfect for carrying around my projects.

Crochet string bags. Is there anything more perfect in the crafty world? Beauty and function mixed in with a little nostalgia.

Sep 7, 2014


Fog in my backyard - looking over the corner of the studio.

View from inside the studio.

Our first family trip to the snow - me snowboarding.

Aug 26, 2014


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.