A Fun Little Sale – It’s Hat Week

Watch Instagram and Facebook to find out which hat is on sale each day this week.
The sale will last for 24 hours only and the coupon code will change daily.

Weaving Thru Wonderland Hat by Oikos Handmade
First up is the Weaving Thru Wonderland Hat. It has been the best seller for the past two years and can come with a pom pom or without.
Stay tuned to see which hat will be up next. I will do several unisex options and child options as well...you won't want to miss it.

Enter Coupon Code: Weaving25  to receive 25% off your purchase of a Weaving Thru Wonderland Hat. 

This is a great time to grab a Valentine's Day present for the one you love.

Enjoy!

A Man and His Cowl

Recently I asked a friend of mine "Hey, if I make you something would you rather R2D2 or Darth Vader?"
My friend responded with "depends on what it is".
A guy chimed in "probably a cowl" as he snickered.

You'll have to stay tuned to the Star Wars item coming soon but no, it wasn't a cowl.
HOWEVER...I did make one for my daddy and I must admit, he looks very handsome in it.

Doc wearing Oikos Handmade
I know there are many men who this might not be their style.
It takes a rather manly and dapper fella to pull of something that most might consider "girly". I however find this piece to be the PERFECT unisex piece. It is double layered so is very soft and warm.
It has been tested in Chicago and I do believe Manuel was a fan of his that his wife bought him last year.

This was my daddy's gift for Christmas. When he received it, it was only half done and he handed it back to me knowing that even if it takes an extra week or so it would be worth the wait.

Doc In Oikos Handmade hat/cowl
This hat has become my favorite hat to make. The color options are endless and I wanted something that matched but wasn't solid navy. The hat pattern is done by my friend Liz over at Playin' Hooky Designs, it is the avalanche beanie.
My dad wears a pair of burgundy pants that I really like on him so I took inspiration from those pants and the sweater he wears with them. This hat is a very warm hat and is perfect for those cold winter nights when he is helping with food boxes at church.

The Not Your Guy's Cowl would make an excellent Valentine's Day gift. 

Thank you daddy for not batting an eye when I give you half made gifts and for being patient while I create special pieces for you. Thank you for encouraging my dream day in and day out and always wearing what I make you.
I love you!

Ready To Ship For Christmas

I have a great selection of Ready To Ship items that if purchased by December 17, it will arrive in time for Christmas. These pieces have been marked down and on December 18, they will return to regular pricing.
Ready To Ship Sale
There are a few Zip-It Cowls (child and adult sizes), Braided Scarf, a child size Aspen Cowl, several OKC Inspired Cowls,
Ear-warmers (all sizes), hats, clutch and a purse.

GO CHECK IT OUT!

Ready To Ship by Christmas
Also remember you can purchase Oikos Handmade items at Collected Thread in Oklahoma City, OK. Thank you for shopping handmade, There's no better gift than one that is made with love.
Enjoy!

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.

Also...you 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.
Enjoy!

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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 release of the apple cozy pattern, I added the little pumpkin appliqué at the end. 

Here is the new pumpkin spice coffee sleeve that has been added to the shop. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Sleeve by Oikos HandmadeAll product orders placed thru Saturday at midnight will receive a free pumpkin spice coffee sleeve.
If you are interested in just the coffee sleeve you can purchase one for $10.00 and receive free shipping this week.
I also have several of these reusable coffee cups. They are $2.00, microwavable safe, dishwasher safe and BPA free.
If you have questions let me know.
Keep checking back as I have more coffee sleeves coming soon.
Enjoy!

Kimono Love

I have been wanting a kimono for some time now but just never got around to purchasing one. I was going to crochet one but knew I didn’t have enough time with all the July activities going on.  I told my mom what I wanted and we tracked down a few tutorials to try. I… Continue Reading

Fleur De Lis Graph

I was asked to make a graph for a beanie several weeks ago. I finally was able to get around to testing the graph and it is now for sell in the shop and over on Ravelry. This graph included both the small and large fleur de lis. Please share your pictures on Ravelry or… 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

Pattern Release

After many request for the Superhero patterns, they are ready to be released! If you don’t crochet…we can make one (or more) for you. So excited to release theses and can’t wait to see your work. So don’t forget to share. Thank you for showing an interest in the patterns. Your support is what has… Continue Reading

Granny Square Ring

  Pinterest is full of wonderful ideas and inspiration. I found the blog Kootoyoo through pinterest several months ago and fell in love. She has some beautiful blankets, scarves, a fun watch band, jewlery and I found a beautiful crochet granny square ring. I pulled out the smallest hook I had, 1.30mm and grabbed some… Continue Reading