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.

Enjoy!

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.
Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
Enjoy!

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.

2016 The Year Of Shopping Small/Handmade -January

2016 The Year Of Shopping Small/Handmade -January

This year I have decided each month I will purchase from another small/handmade business to show them support and to share their amazing business with you.

I’m a little behind on posting about January’s purchase…but it is well worth the wait, I promise!

I have been following BASK for several years now and have loved everything Kayleigh has made. I would just sit and watch her beautiful pieces fill my feed and think “Oh I need to buy that”. I never followed thru until last month when I decided to finally pull the trigger and the Kiera kimono became mine, now I’m slightly addicted and want more!

Bask Designs/Oikos Handmade
I asked Kayleigh for a little biography on herself and business, BASK. Here is what she had to say:
“I live in North Idaho with my two little ladies and my husband. I started BASK with just jewelry and I had NEVER sewn in my life. I have always loved creating but something about sewing seemed to daunting. My grandma got me a sewing machine and it sat on my dining room table for over a month. Finally one day I decided to try and make a kimono. It wasn’t great but I was happy with wearing it. I threw it on FB and got a huge response. Now I am here, which is INSANE. I feel like the luckiest person alive honestly. I love searching for the perfect fabric or the perfect pieces to add to my jewelry. I just LOVE that I get to do this.”

The Kiera is a beautiful piece and perfect for any season. Dress it up or throw it over your favorite t-shirt, either way your friends will go buy one after they see yours, just ask my friend Katie. 😉
Here are a few that I have my eye on…and you should too.

BASK Hand-dyed Kimono                BASK BURN Kimono

These two kimonos are two of my favorites and are at the top of my list for my next purchase. Kayleigh hand dyed these pieces making each one unique and one of a kind. Pandora and Burn are sure to be at the top of your wish list too.

Kayleigh’s pieces beat any boutique’s mass produced kimonos. From florals and lace to hand dyed and animal print, BASK is sure to have something you can’t live without. The love that goes into each one from picking out the fabric to sewing them up is evident when you open your package. You’re supporting a wife, mother, and a maker that is creating pieces that you are sure to feel beautiful in.

So follow her on Facebook, Instagram or just go shop.

If you have checked out her shop, which kimono is your favorite?

February’s purchase has been made and worn already…stay tuned for another fun shop.
Enjoy!

 

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