douglas & hope

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douglas & hope was established in 1999

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bowerbird Bazaar

I am excited to be going on a road trip to Adelaide.
I am going to be at my first Bowerbird Bazaar, which is Adelaides biggest Design Market.
It is on for 3 days at the Adelaide Showgrounds in the Angus Stirling Pavillion.
It's going to be lots of fun....

July 20-22nd, 2012Friday 2pm - 4pm Trade & VIP Public only
Friday 4pm - 9pm Public & Trade
Saturday 9am - 5pm Public & Trade
Sunday 9am - 5pm Public & Trade

Monday, June 25, 2012

makes me smile

video of yarn bombing

ABC Centra Victoria did a video of our recent yarn bombing, here is the link,

I knitted a bike

As part of 'International knit in public Day' and friend and I knitted a bike to support the yarn bombing organised at the Castlemaine Library.....
It was a great effort by everyone, and our bike made it in to the local paper!!!

my first CWA meeting

I have been to my first Country Womens Association meeting, it was awesome.... I learnt how to crochet, I did learn as a child from my nana, but needed refreshing. 
I have become completely obsessed and cannot stop.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Skull prints

Here are the newest skull prints for cushions, these 3 new colors will be available in the next week or so on the online store

World Wide Knit in public Day

As part of 'World Wide knit in public day' I have joined in with a knitting group at the Castlemaine Library. Head librarian Robyn is organising a 'craft bombing' of the library. So I went along with a friend and crashed the council knitting group, this group consists of older ladies 70-80yrs old. It has been the most wonderful experience, sitting around with these women, they are seriously incredible knitters and crafts women. I feel like a complete beginner beside them.
Wilma is a prolific knitter and crocheter, Doreen is known to knit in her sleep? and each week I thoroughly enjoy their conversation and passing on of knowledge.
For the craft bombing my friend Ashley and I are bombing a bike and bike rack. I will post images of us bombing next week.

I joined the CWA

I am now a proud member of the Castlemaine CWA. (country womens association)
I am very lucky to live in an area where there is a strong CWA group, many small communities have not been able to sustain these groups due to dwindling numbers. But here in Castlemaine it is thriving.
I am going along to my first Creative Craft Program this thursday June 7th, and am excited to see what it is all about.

I will keep you updated on all CWA goings on.....