Sunday, May 30, 2010

Night Owls Tweet - Week 3

It's been 4 seasons in a week, this week on the Gold Coast !!!

From lovely sunny days, to cold cloudy skies and drizzling rainy showers ... Here are the week 3 photos for Night Owls Tweet: (... a night early as I won't have access to the internet tomorrow night)

[Over the next 52 weeks, Shey B from Arizona USA, and I from the Gold Coast AUSTRALIA, will attempt to blog a total of 365 photos. Each posting ... 7 photos, from the last 7 days, on alternate Monday Nights]

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#1 - Singing in the Rain on a dark cloudy day
#2 - Pelican swimming on the Broadwater
#3 - Yay! Fabric Samples arrive from Spoonflower
#4 - Sunrise stroll at Main Beach.
#5 - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Oi Oi Oi 
#6 - ... and this is why they call it Surfers Paradise!
#7 - A regular visitor to our garden

See the Shey B Blog - for last weeks, week 2 photos :)

© Kristopher K 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

June 2010, Desktop Calendar

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Winter on The Gold Coast: Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Well it's almost Winter ... June is only a few days away.... so to keep things looking warm and sunny, here is a collection of aqua blue photos from the beach.
Please feel free to use this image on your desktop, if you would like to .... Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a wonderful June :) 


Also, I'd like to thank the Buttons and Bows Blog, for their feature today on, Kristopher K Design; It was so much fun taking part in their Fabric Friday post ;)

Friday, May 28, 2010

China Blue Collection

Presenting: The China Blue Collection ....
Inspired by faded french tapestries and old vintage china, in palettes of inky blue and brown;

Available now exclusively @Spoonflower

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Midweek Fabric Fix

New fabric samples have arrived!!!

Today, I managed to photograph a few of them, for a midweek fabric fix ... more soon ;)

Flower Bubbles:
Featuring Tiny Floral Bubbles in rows of, 
Sepia - Cola - or Mint coloured diamonds. 
Features rows of metallic coloured diamonds, to illustrate life's brilliant diamond days.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Is it really the weekend ... ?

Is it just me, or did last week seem to fly by more quickly than usual?

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my new "Rag Quilt" 

I'm thinking my next sewing project could be a traditional square quilt (Yes I could be addicted to quilting already) / but I'm also loving this little: "Spring Look Bag" featured on the Wonderful: Sew, Mama, Sew Blog 
...... and then there are the nieces to consider, who have now decided they would like rag quilts of their own ... lol

Above is one of my latest designs: China Blue 

Featuring a subtle palette of Inky Blue and Natural Linens.
Displayed under the new "Kristopher K" Logo!
More on this exciting development soon ;)

Wishing you a wonderful and fun weekend.

Cheers Kris

© Kristopher K 2010 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shabby Raggy Soft and Snugly: Rag Quilt


Anyone who has ever made a Rag Quilt will probably understand, that I'm not exaggerating when I say 
.... there is cotton from one end of my studio to the other ... lol

But WHAT FUN it was, making my very first Shabby, Raggy, Soft and Snugly Rag Quilt, from a mix of (Organic Cotton Sateen and Quilting Weight Cotton) fabrics featuring designs from my "Shabby Rose" Collection.

From Fabric to Quilt Above.

Many thanks to the:

'green apple orchard' blog 
- For, inspiring me with their fabulous rag quilt Tutorial
"Easiest Quilt Ever! The Rag Quilt Tutorial"

And for more awe-inspiring Rag Quilt photos see:

La Dolce Boutique Blog: here

Ah *Sigh* 

Now I better get busy and tidy up the studio :)

Cheers, Kris

© Kristopher K 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Night Owls Tweet - Week 1

I love to design late at night (or early in the morning, depending on your view of where 2am sits in the scheme of things ;)

Lost in a world of colour, pattern and design repeats, it's great tweeting with twitter friends who are wide awake on the other side of the world.

One night Shey B (from Arizona USA) tweets:

"Hey! I just got a SWEET idea! Wanna play?”
"lol - so long as it's SWEET" I reply ...
Several tweets later "Night Owls Tweet" was born:

Over the next 52 weeks, Shey B and I, will attempt to blog a total of 365 photos. Each posting ... 7 photos, from the last 7 days, (on alternate Monday Nights) 

If a picture tells a thousand words - then this should be a fun way to get acquainted, while seeing, week to week, glimpses of the changing colours and seasons on opposite sides of the world :)
So without further ado, here is:

Night Owls Tweet : Week 1

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#1 - Blue skies shining at me - nothing but blue skies do I see.
#2 - Lavender blooming on a cloudy day.
#3 - Wondering "Will I ever finish my new rag quilt?"
#4 - Sunlight dancing on the water.
#5 - Hey! It wouldn't be a Australia without a friendly spider or two - lol
#6 - Watching the world go by on another perfect Autumn day.
#7 - Distant view of The Gold Coast - Australia 

See the 
Shey B Blog next Monday - for week 2 photos

... and the most adorable camera straps, that your ever likely to see ;)

The Couture by Shey B

© Kristopher K 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

What a week!

What a week it's been here at Kristopher K!
I've been a little quiet here on the blog, due to some really exciting developments regarding the future of "Kristopher K' fabrics, that are now underway. I look forward to sharing this news with you all in the coming weeks and months, however, in the meantime ... I would like to thank the following websites for the features below ;)

Have you seen the
Busy Bee's Blog full of wonderful images of design, decoration and photography? 
I'm a big fan, so it was a lovely to see their post: 
"Gorgeousness....Happy Monday!" - featuring my new "Diamond Days" design, surrounded by other wonderful images of soft spring colours. 
(Click photo below, for other featured photos links :) 

Also I would like to thank, the Decor and Design Blog: Be@Home
for mentioning us on their: Carnival of Shopping page - featuring sites that they consider noteworthy - WOW ~ and thank-you :)

Can you believe it's Friday already?
This weekend I'm planning to catch up with family and some of my favourite blogs, and I'll also try to complete some of my "yet to be finished" sewing projects! Whatever your plans for the weekend, I wish you fabulous fun.
Cheers, Kris

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Some day's are diamonds

.... don't you just love diamond days ;)

Inspired by the beautiful song "Some Days are Diamonds" by the legendary John Denver: my new design "Diamond Days" features rows of metallic coloured diamonds, to illustrate life's brilliant diamond days.

I hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day today, and I wish you all many diamond days to come :)

To my amazing family, thank-you ~ for spoiling me on Mothers Day, with a homemade breakfast, and yummy iced cakes ... and a day full of fabulous fun moments to treasure always :)

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

As winter approaches and the days (and nights) grow colder here on the Gold Coast Australia, it was lovely this morning to just relax, and enjoy the warmth of a lovely Autumn sun.
As waves danced and sparkled in the light and sea birds circled overhead, I felt a million miles away from the stresses and responsibilities of daily life ... 
It's always so good to take 'time out' to relax, rest and rejuvenate ;)

ahhhh .... bliss :)

Now back to the equally fun business of fabrics and textiles 

here are some of my latest 'hot of the press' designs 
- more details soon ;)

And finally,

Happy Mothers Day for tomorrow :)

(and if it's not Mothers Day in your part of the world : 
Happy Mother's Day anyway - lol )
I'm looking forward to Breakfast in Bed ... a long Sunday drive .... and a late afternoon tea with my wonderful mum, who loves to remind me that many many many years ago, when I was just a babe, I made her a nice hot cup of tea for Mothers Day Breakie, with salt instead of sugar ... lol ~ 
Thank-you mum, for being the best mum ever ♡♡♡ Kris

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

First Square ... sneak peek!

... here is a 'sneak peek' of the first square of my new rag quilt 
(I just couldn't resist photographing the first square ;)

There is a fabulous rag quilt Tutorial on the:
'green apple orchard' blog titled:
"Easiest Quilt Ever! The Rag Quilt Tutorial"

(With a Tutorial Title like that, how could I not give a rag quit a try ;)
Hope you are all having a wonderful week, more photos soon.
Cheers Kris

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