Today I'm excited to be writing about another local hand crafted indy company that happens to be the result of hard work by someone I've known for years. Katie of Cozy Owl Designs is the little sister (and cousin) of guys I hung out with in high school. Amazing how a two year ages difference makes such a big difference in high school eh? Anyway, Katie is now a wife and mother who crochets the most adorable items, originally for kids but now she offers an increasing number of pretty pretty things for the rest of us!!
|Recognize the white one from some of my posts?|
Items have to pass approval from the toughest critics, her three year old and son and 18 month daughter.
The leather soles on all of her shoes were added when her twin sister went flying on her hard wood floor while wearing a pair of her slippers. Thanks to her family's safety testing, all of her products are durable as well as adorable
Katie's mom taught her to crochet in high school (note: I have no recollection of anyone crocheting when we were in high school ) but afghans were not overly inspiring. It wasn't until Katie tried making a baby hat for her little guy that she realised crocheting could be good fun. Getting inspiration from the internet Katie created her own patterns and discovered that mistakes could turn into something really good. Her mary janes were the result of sneakers gone wrong!!
I am particularly in love with Katie's hats. Obviously I also need one of her new vintage inspired felt hats. Felt hats take much more work as they have to be crocheted double size and then shrunk down. Craziness!! Katie has teamed up with Briar Patch Boutique for flowers for some of her hats.
But this is where I'm totally torn. This winter should I be sporting an owl or a sock monkey hat? Because I NEED to have one or the other.
|Katie's little monkeys.|
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|As a surprise for Katie, this is a photo of Katie, Me and her twin sister Megan from high school!|