Monday, November 7, 2011

Favorite Etsy Shop - Tiny Owl's Magic Attic

Tiny Owl's Magic Attic is the knit pattern shop of American singer Stephanie Dosen. Currently residing in London with her "unicorn, two cats & a hefty yarn stash riddled with gnome families", Dosen offers up whimsical knitwear patterns ranging from big bow scarves and fox stoles, to antler hats and bear sweaters.

Although I consider my knitting skills to be novice at best, Dosen's patterns, coupled with her woodland-backed photography, are definitely inspiration to pick those needles up again.

Part of the draw, I think, is also the childhood nostalgia her pieces seem to draw from. Who doesn't like to remember days when hiking through the woods, building tree forts, and pretending you had special relationships with little wild animals who crossed your path was a regular occurrence? Dosen's creations are a wonderful, heartfelt reminder to stay playful and connected to that part of ourselves, as well as to the magical world nature and animals around us.
Written by Rachael of Open Eyes Press

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