Beekeeper's Quilt: The Never Ending Project

I first came across Stephanie Dosen’s Beekeeper’s Quilt a couple of years ago while on Tumblr. It was love at first sight….the colors, the pattern, the idea of how warm and cuddly it looked. So I knew I had to eventually take the plunge and start!

This summer I began the project after graduating from FIT. (FINALLY–FREE TIME!) and since I’m a designer, I wanted to give myself a theme to keep me grounded when making my yarn color choices.

I decided that my theme was to be sunsets and constellations–I love the orange-y corals and pinky purples that sunsets have, and I wanted to showcase how the sky can have varied colors that still tie together by one overall theme. By interspersing deep navy constellation puffs it ties it all together, making it one of my favorite projects that I’ve ever worked on.

I try to get 2 puffs done daily–sometimes more if I have the time. I find it to be super relaxing. My absolute favorite yarns to use are Koigu, Studio June for solids, and The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze.

This is the progress so far, with about 160 done. My goal is to have about 600-700 to cover a full sized bed (pictured is a twin) for when I move into my apartment. Still have a long way to go!

I’ll be keeping you posted on my progress every now and then so stay tuned! 



     dead man’s arms, the october soundtrack 

            i have been younger in october than in all the months of spring 
                            — w.s. merwin,  from the love of october

                                                  ( listen here )

1. hanna’s theme by chemical brothers ft. stephanie dosen
2. dead man’s arms by bishop briggs
3. stone cold by demi lovato 
4. waiting by jake bugg ft. noah cyrus
5. i’m a ruin by marina and the diamonds
6. perfect places by lorde
7. alright by keaton henson
8. tragedy ( austin cello version ) by brandi carlie
9. i have questions/crying in the club by camila cabello 
10. again by noah cryus ft. xxxtentacion 
11. uh huh by julia michaels 
12. deep by marian hill 
13. …ready for it? by taylor swift

“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes…” x

                                                          — George Gordon Byron

Don’t Take Your Love Away [ my klaroline anthems compilation ] Listen

001. light 3 - sleeping at last / 002. all i want - kodaline / 003. she is the sunlight  - trading yesterday / 004. salvation - gabrielle aplin / 005. light home - matt  corby / 006. last flower - mads langer / 007. hopeless wanderer - mumford & sons / 008. humming bird - alex clare / 009. a lily for the spectre - stephanie dosen / 010. demons  - dry the river /  011. all of me - angus & julia stone / 012. burning - wild beasts / 013. all you never say - birdy / 014. heal- tom odell / 015. dust to dust - the civil wars / 016. flames - vast /  017. nothing - editors *bonus track* // Enjoy my lovelies!  ;)


I wish that Sthephanie Dosen had a Tumblr.  She has such a beautiful blog and she would always post such pretty things - all of those images were from her blog.  She is just amazing… why oh why is she not on Tumblr so I can like and reblog everything she has ever posted.

And she has such a cute etsy for all of her whimsical little knits!  I could fan girl her all day.


Snowbird - All Wishes Are Ghosts

Snowbird, the project from Simon Raymonde (of the Cocteau Twins) and singer Stephanie Dosen.

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Stephanie Dosen, “Brave” from Ghosts, Mice and Vagabonds.

      “Life so fragile and so frail, we hold on despite our fear and we’re all scared sometimes…

     And I want to be strong but I never know where to begin, and the light from the window is making me want to stay in, but darling, you free me…

     And I’m brave, I’m brave, like a feeling I had once upon a time, like a bird in my mind, wings so kind, beat inside.”


Stephanie Dosen - Vinalhaven Harbour
My latest for Pitchfork: a review of Snowbird's _Moon_

Former Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde collaborates with vocalist Stephanie Dosen as Snowbird. There are also guest spots from Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway and Midlake and Lanterns on the Lake members on this gently appealing collection of lush, but understated songs.

So says the blurb, but just click through for more!  


Stephanie Dosen and Simon Raymonde are Snowbird, and they’ve written a song called “Porcelain”, capable of melting the thickest ice. Matt Yarrington and Sarah Winters have created a spellbinding new video for it that spins around the fluid and beautiful movements of Risa Palmer. Their moon LP is expected to be released on January 27th via Simon Raymonde’s own Bella Union.


Stephanie Dosen - Only Getting Better