Hat Not Hate

A few weeks ago Alexandra Tavel, from Two of Wands, posted about the Anti Bully campaign - Hat not Hate. 

"In this craftivist movement, makers are encouraged to create blue hats to wear proudly on World Bullying Prevention Day, October 1st, 2018 and share with the hashtag #HatNotHate to help raise awareness. Lion Brand is partnering with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the US and will be donating 2% of the proceeds of blue yarns during the campaign to the cause."

I was drawn to her Peace hat design, only problem....I don't knit. Now I can knit a straight piece but anything else, it isn't happening.
So I took the Graph Beanie Pattern, by Playin' Hooky and myself, and gave it a go.

I am very happy with how it turned out and Cohen is now wanting one for himself. I used Lion Brand's Touch of Alpaca in Navy for the base of the hat, Wool-ease in Fisherman, Heartland in Black Canyon and Vanna's Choice in Taupe.
For the next one I plan to use a lighter blue so everything will pop a little more.

I am hoping to have a blue hat made for Cohen by October and help him understand the importance of being a friend to everyone.
If you knit or crochet consider joining this movement and help Stomp Out Bullying.


Accessories For Any Season

Hello Friends!
I hope you all have had a wonderful week this week.
Ours has been busy. Cohen started the 2nd grade and Marlee is walking all over the place.
Orders have been coming in for the new fringe earrings and the Pom Pom earrings continue to be a huge hit.

Have you seen our beautiful new earrings in the shop?
Let me start with the fringe earrings.

These earrings are perfect with your favorite graphic t-shirt/t-shirt and jeans. They would look super cute for game day to match your teams color(s). They also look great on date night adding some fun texture and flair to your outfit. These are so light weight and come in many different metal options. These are all ready to ship, unless you pick the custom color option. If you pick the custom color option your earrings will ship within 10 days.

Next up are the Pom Pom Earrings.

These are also lightweight and perfect for adding some fun to your everyday outfit. Look how dressed up Meagan makes these earrings look in her LuLaRoe Dani and LuLaRoe Lindsay.
They will be a fun statement piece with your favorite t-shirt and jeans. Or grab them in your teams colors.
(I hear there is a Game Day collection coming out this weekend.)

So dress these fun earrings up or dress them down, the choice is yours.

Which style is your favorite?
Make sure you are following us on FB and Instagram, a little birdie said a giveaway is coming tonight.









Our Little Chicken is Back

6 years ago the Chicken Clutch was introduced to the shop and it quickly became a customer favorite. A few people have asked if I would bring it back, so for a limited time you can find the chicken clutch back in the shop. 

The chicken clutch looks best when she is filled with your treasures, keeping her nice and plump.

After 6 years, we have made a few upgrades. The yarn itself has changed to a softer yarn, while also giving some yarn with great texture. Also we have included a magnetic closure vs. the button giving it an easier way to hold on your personal items secure.

So now the question is...what color will your little Cluck Cluck Clutch be?

Check back later this week, my 3 year old nephew wants a chicken clutch. I have a  few ideas, just need to see how they work up.

Well, Hello There!

WOW! It sure has been a while since I visited this little space. Running this little business while having a 7 year old and a baby has been a tough balance.
I think I am finally starting to get my feet under me to add the blog back into the mix.
So I thought I would share one of the most recent pieces I have designed.











This little Frida is perfect to go with your favorite clutch in the shop or even add one to your favorite bag. She is also cute paired with a Pom Pom either as her body or behind her.
I adored her so much and love the example that Frida has set for girls/women everywhere. So I wanted a way that my daughter could use her. She's to small to wear a necklace, so I made her into a pacifier clip.

Marlee has been a huge fan of her pacifier clip, so much so I am thinking of other amazing women to add to the shop. I did receive a special order for a Frida lovey and a small Frida worry doll for a Nena & Co. purse.
What famous women in history would you like to see added into the shop?

Also, customs and loveys are available until June 1. So go check out the shop and contact me if you would like to set up a custom.
I promise to visit this little space more regularly.

Stay tuned for lots of new items and some fun things to come.
To stay up to date make sure you are following us on Instagram, like us Facebook and sign up for our email list.


Life Kind of Happened

This little space of mine has been sadly neglected. Fall/Winter 2016-2017 became my busiest year yet as a maker.
From selling in two shops, online orders and finding out we were expecting a little one...the blog took a backseat.

I'm bound and determined to get back in the groove as I have so many new things to share with you.
The turn around time in the shop will change for a short time as mid-July is when we are expecting Miss Marlee to make her appearance, I will share more on this soon.
The shop will be gradually filled with a few new items and several may go away.

You can find several RTS items in the shop or head into DNA Galleries in the Plaza District to get your Oikos Handmade fix.

Stay tuned for some fun items...or to get some sneak peeks head on over and follow me on Instagram or Facebook.

Category Archives: Cozy

Hello Fall

Today marks the first day of fall. I might just be a little giddy about this…now if only the temperatures will follow suit soon.
To celebrate I am offering 20% off everything in the shop from now until Friday.
Celebrate Fall with Oikos Handmade

The Cozy Cardigan and Braided Scarf have both been added to the shop. I’m excited about these two new items…make sure you check them out.

Oikos Handmade Braided Scarf

The braided scarf is an Oikos Handmade original design and sure to be your favorite this fall/winter. It is soft, cozy and at 7 1/2 feet long it is sure to keep you not only fashionable but warm.
Oikos Handmade Cozy Cardigan

The Cozy Cardigan is my favorite piece for fall/winter. You can dress it up or dress it down. Wear it around the house or a night out on the town. I’m ready for the cooler weather so I can pair mine with my fringe boots, leggings, tunic and a cute turban. How would you wear yours?

Visit the shop to see more on these two new pieces. 


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A Little Pumpkin Spice

It’s that time of year again…pumpkin time. Seems like there is pumpkin spice everything out right now and people are going crazy. I personally lean towards hot chocolates and teas as my taste buds haven’t matured yet. 😉  I can appreciate pumpkin decor as it signals my favorite time of year, fall. So with the… Continue Reading

An Apple A Day

I was asked a few weeks ago if I would like to donate an item for a breakfast our local chamber of commerce does for the teachers in our school and a new cozy was born. I wanted to make something new and so I came up with the apple cozy. How perfect is it… Continue Reading

Cute Cozy (and a special)

Well hello friends!! Life happened and the blog took a back seat for a while. We enjoyed our vacation and end of summer activities before school started. Some pretty fun things are happening here with Oikos Handmade and I am so excited to get into the groove of things and tell you all about them. First… Continue Reading

Cozy Cactus Giveaway

Have you been following Oikos Handmade on Instagram? If not head on over and enter the cactus cozy giveaway. It ends tomorrow night when another giveaway will be announced along with a coupon code. One winner will receive a cactus cozy along with a lid from one of my favorite companies, The Mason Bar Company.… Continue Reading

New Cozy Styles

I have been working on new cozy styles and the first one is already up in the shop. My sister sent me a text the other night with an idea for a cactus cozy. I stopped what I was doing and starting sketching out the design and then got to work. I love how they… Continue Reading

New Lids Mean New Cozies

The Mason Bar Company had a sale last week on their lids so I took advantage of it. I had given all but one of my wide mouth lids away so I figured the black and lavender were calling my name. I can’t stress enough how great these lids are…check out the bamboo one! That… Continue Reading

New Cozy Styles

There are some new cozies available in the shop. You can now purchase the aztec print, Oklahoma print, leopard print or add a heart to your cozy. The heart and leopard print cozies can be made with the coaster bottom. Perfect for those drinks that sweat. You can receive 20% off until midnight tonight on… Continue Reading

Mason Jar Cozy DIY

While on vacation we came across some cute mason jar tumblers and several of us just HAD to have one. The only down side to these tumblers is they sweat… a LOT! So Tommie started making a cozy for my mom and I made one for my dad. While playing around I came up with… Continue Reading