Oct 17, 2016

a little side project





Introducing Little Shed Hooks. This started back in February as a project with my son. My youngest received a pocket knife and was keen to whittle! So he found some sticks in our yard and began. I am slightly obsessed by crocheting, so shaped these little whittled sticks into crochet hooks.
A bit of fun for me. A bit of pocket money for my boy.

http://littleshedhooks.bigcartel.com

Apr 8, 2016

bunnies and bears


There's been a lot of sewing lately. A huge bunch of bears packed up their bags and headed to Daylesford VIC this week. They are making a new temporary home at Bokeh Gallery until adopted! And they took a few happy bunnies with them. While on a roll I sewed up a few more bunnies and if not adopted quickly, they too will pack their bags and hang out at one of my favourite places - Hazelhurst.

Mar 9, 2016

indigo linen




A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go away with some friends down the south coast. It was a weekend of good food & craft. I bought the shibori kit from here and we got stuck into dyeing any fabrics we could get our hands on all Saturday afternoon.
Today I cut into one of my pieces of linen. Such a gorgeous deep indigo. This little bear emerged and is looking for a new home. You can buy him here.
EDIT: THIS LITTLE indigo BEAR is on the way to a new home. But there are other colours still available online.

Feb 4, 2016

town hall + hailspots




There is a great deal on 2 packs of 'town hall' + 'hailspots' hand printed fabric panels in my store. Check it out here: www.kristendoran.com

Nov 30, 2015

gold


Yep, it's nearly Christmas. The decorations are starting to go up. And the Little Owls have turned GOLD.

Aug 28, 2015

bears

I had a lot of fun working on this project with my youngest son. His brief from me - a cute soft toy that is fun to sew.
He sketched up the design and then reviewed and finally approved the prototypes sewn. He had input to the prints and colours used. So here they are! Some very mischievous bears.




Mar 26, 2015

mint

Hello minty fresh version of Village Life!
These are loads of fun to sew up. I love the sparkle in the copper print. And mint, I'm having a love affair with you.