Collected / Photographed

week 17 – 25 2016

June 27, 2016

Oh hi little blog! I haven’t forgotten you, I promise.

I seem to have lost my blogging mojo of late, I think it has to do with winter and feeling tired. I’ve also done a bit of travel lately and a lot of reading for work which both cut into time in the evening spent at the laptop. But I’m easing back in to the blogosphere by catching up with my weekly photography project. Here is a round up of the last couple of months in photos:

week 17 - hydrangea-1 week 18 - web-1 week 19 - leaves 4-1 week 20-52 Coco flowers-1 week 21 - Coco balloons-1

week 22-52 Sydney flowers-1 week 23 Coco mask-1

week 24-52 pink flowers 3-1

week 25 - 52 delphiniums-1

A quick round up of subject matter going from the top: week 17 spotty hydrangea, week 18 a dew decorated cobweb, week 19 autumn colour from my mum’s garden, week 20 a chubby fist full of flowers, week 21 a super cute three year old on her birthday, week 22 floral gorgeousness from The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney, week 23 playing with dress-ups, week 24 a field of pretty weeds at my mum’s and week 25 the most beautiful purple delphiniums.

x Katherine


Mini Room Makeover

May 17, 2016

week 21 - coco birthday-1

My baby turned three on Sunday. What a bittersweet moment that was. She was super excited to be turning ‘free and cementing her status as a big girl. She requested a cake that was half chocolate, half strawberry and half ‘nilla (vanilla) and I went into cake making overdrive. I stayed up half the night making my take on a three layered neapolitan cake. It was so worth the late night when she saw it the next morning. She was as proud as punch of her birthday cake and pretty excited to show it off. read more

Collected / Styled

April #Fridayfaffingcompetition winner

May 11, 2016

It’s taken me ages to agonise over a winner for April’s #fridayfaffingcompetition, there are just too many beautiful entries. You are all making it very hard for me! Before I announce the lucky winner of the beautiful vase from Winterwares I want to share a few more of the gorgeous images that caught my attention last month.

These mouthwatering food images are by: @circleofpines, @borrowed_salt, @alisaanton, @mangelka


And these four lovely photos with their pops of blue/green really made me swoon: @wezyrnezycie, @threadofastory, @angelasteynandco, @simmykins


But the time has come to announce the winner for April.  So without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to announce @traceyc1968 as the winner for her beautiful image below. I love the tones, the mix of vintage items and the addition of the green apples. Lovely composition Tracey! Please email me your details when you get a moment to A big thanks to Simone from Winterwares for sponsoring April’s prize and everyone who joins in each week. I love seeing your beautiful images filling up the hashtag.


x Katherine



Collected / Photographed

The Making Process – Photo Essay

April 30, 2016

Week 18 Etsy 15-1

I recently took an incredible trip to Queensland. The road trip was part of an Etsy Australia campaign called #city2outback, and an opportunity to explore the life of an Etsy maker – from their artistic practice to the local area they call home and the source of the inspiration behind their work. Our trip took us to Ayr in far North Queensland where we met Phillip and Majella who are the lovely couple behind Exquisite Gem. They showed us the beautiful corner of the world they live in and gave us an insight into how they make their jewellery. I took close to 1000 photos over the weekend and put together two photo essays about the trip, one about the landscape in Queensland that I’ll share next week and this one about the hand made process behind Phillip and Majella’s jewellery.

Ring Katherine Dorrington-1

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Week 17 – 2016 in photos

April 29, 2016

Week 17 passed by in a blur and I almost didn’t take any photos until at the very end of the week I managed to snap a few quick pics with my camera. The first camellia started blooming in my garden, a very welcome sight as I love camellias.

week 17 - camellia-1week 17 - hydrangea-1week 17 - web 2-1

Thank goodness for these garden beauties that caught my eye one morning before work or otherwise this week would have been photo free.