Scrappy Love, A Few Available in Time for Christmas

A few years back I made my mom and I cowls out of scraps. These cowls have been loved and used many times since then. When the new Zip-It Cowls come out I thought a scrappy one would be cute.
You all have loved it and so I thought I'd do a scrappy braided infinity scarf.
Scrappy Braided ScarfIt turned out more beautiful than I imagined it would.
Scrappy Braid Infinity Scarf Wrapped
The fun thing about these pieces is that no two are alike. They may have a few of the same colors but it all just depends on what I have on hand. This piece is an Oikos Handmade original and is sure to go with everything you wear this winter.

Scrappy Love
There are 2 Braided Infinity Scarves and 2 Zip-it Cowls available. This is the last call for these until January 1. I will be listing them in the shop tonight or you can head on over to Instagram and claim yours now.
These will arrive in time for you to gift for Christmas. Don't miss out on these beautiful one of a kind pieces. have 5 days to get your Christmas orders in. Click your way over to the shop to submit those orders now, enjoy! 

Only 16 Days Left

A few surprise pieces have made it into the shop for a limited time. Oikos Handmade Limited Time pieces I have added the Oversize Crochet Shrug, Animal Hoods and the Huntress Vest back into the shop for a limited time. After several requests I thought this would be a good time to put them back up before the Christmas deadline.

December 1st is the cutoff date to guarantee that your items arrive in time for Christmas.
Don't miss out.
If you need a custom order contact me, you know I love to help you shop for those you love.
Thank you for shopping small business, handmade and local (for those of you that are). I couldn't do this dream without your amazing support.

Not JUST Your Guy’s Hat

The new trend is boyfriend jeans, boyfriend shirts...just wear your boyfriend's (or husband's) clothes really.
So when dad asked me to make some hats for his friend Guy, I decided I wanted something new. I wanted to create a boyfriend hat...the perfect unisex hat for every age.
Not JUST Your Guy's Hat by Oikos Handmade
When I asked my brother-in-love, Jason, what he wanted in a hat he said "a hat that can be slouchy but can also be worn tight like a beanie".
Simple enough right??
Well after playing with a few designs I came up with, what I claim as, the perfect unisex hat.
Not Just Your Guy's Hat Rolled Brim By Oikos Handmade
If you want a Pom Pom can even be added, yes by now you know, I love Pom Pom's.
It is perfect for toddlers up to adult and can be done in just about any color you want.
Guy needed the yarn to be Vegan friendly and that is easier to find than I thought it would be.

Thank you daddy for being patient as I designed and worked this hat up.
Thanks guy for inspiring this hat.

Now go grab yourself a new hat after all...It's Not JUST Your Guy's Hat. Not Just Your Guy's Hat in black

Child Size Cozy Cardigan

It is finally here, the child size cozy cardigan is perfect for fall/winter.
Child's Cozy Cardigan by Oikos Handmade
Miss Peyton is loving her cozy cardigan. She picked this beautiful purple that has a slight red undertone.
Child's Cozy Cardigan by Oikos handmade
This piece is made to be oversized so it will last your child several years. Perfect for them to wear with leggings or jeans. You can dress it up or dress it down.

Child Size Cozy Cardigan
The Cozy Cardigan is another great Mother/Daughter piece.
You can now find them both listed in the shop. What color would your cozy cardigan be?

New Cowl Design Is Hitting the Shop

Last year I had an idea for a zipper cowl. I bought the zipper and then didn't have time to follow thru with bringing my idea to life.The zipper sat in my craft room just waiting for its opportunity to shine.
This year I knew I wanted it to be a completed item for the shop. So after waiting for a year the Zip-It Cowl has come to life and boy does it shine.

Scrappy Zip-It Cowl
I also made my mom and I scrappy cowls last year and they became our go to piece for winter last year. So I decided to merge the two designs together for a special one of a kind piece.

You can wear this piece in several different ways.
You can wear it all the way zipped up to cover your mouth and protect you from the harsh cold wind.
You could unzip it and fold it over while you are talking to somebody or not needing the extra coverage.
Or you can flip it over and wear the unzipped part at the bottom and make the body of the cowl a little shorter.
Zip-It Cowl by Oikos Handmade
Don't let all the colors scare you...I have solid colors available too.
Look at this beautiful cream with gold yarn Zip-It Cowl.

Zip-It Cowl by Oikos Handmade
I will be listing these in the shop tomorrow along with the listing of color options for the solid colors.
There is a special going on the Scrappy Zip-It right now. The Scrappy Zip-It will be a one of a kind piece. They can never be re-created to look identical. Once these sell they will not be back until mid November or December.
I only have 2 left so if you are interested in these check Oikos Handmade out on Instagram or Facebook to see how you can make one of these yours.


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A Little Sneak Peek

I’ve been working on finalizing some new pieces for fall/winter and two are now complete.
My sister and my brother (in love) took a few pictures for me this morning and I am excited to share the sneak peeks with you. 
Sneak Peek OIkos Handmade

My sister put this piece on and informed me “This is so warm and soft”. This piece will be your go to cold weather cover up. I can’t wait to share this beautiful piece with you.

This next sneak peek is my personal favorite so far. This piece was designed from beginning to end by myself. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with creating pieces so I tend to look to others that write patterns as well. This piece is 100% designed and created by myself and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Sneak Peek Oikos Handmade
I have a feeling this piece will become your favorite cold weather item as well.

Watch for these to be released in the next day or so with a preorder pricing available. It will be a limited price cut and is a perfect time to take advantage of these beautiful pieces.

If you aren’t following Oikos Handmade on Facebook or Instagram you are missing out. I typically post everything to Instagram first so make sure you are following one or the other. The blog tends to be the last social media outlet for me and I would hate for you to miss out on some of the fun. 😉

Don’t forget your free pumpkin cozy. This special is good for all orders over $14.00. You will want to place that order before midnight to make sure you can receive your free cozy.


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

Little Mermaids

I have enjoyed finishing up some mermaid tail blankets over the past few days. I worked with the customers to pick the perfect color ways for their little mermaids and each one came out beautifully. I loved working with this bright and fruity color way. From the bubblegum pink, light green, golden yellow and soft… 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

Crossbody Fringe Purse

Fringe is everywhere you look right now. You can find fringe on shoes, kimonos, clothing or bags. You name it and you can find it. I found a purse from Wool and the Gang and knew I wanted to make one. There was only one problem…I DON’T knit. So I looked at the picture and decided to… Continue Reading

Little Cottontails

I am working on new toys for Collected Thread and felt like these little bunnies would be perfect for Easter. I finished working on these little bunnies during a high school basketball game and didn’t get any good pictures of them before I dropped them off. I asked Cohen if he would hold them for… 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