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.

World Prematurity Day & a Giveaway

Today is World Prematurity Day, as most of you know our son was born 8 weeks early weighing 2lbs 7oz, so education on Prematurity is near and dear to my heart. You can read more about our story, just click on the Cohen’s Story tab under our banner.

In the United States 12.5% of all births are premature. In Canada the rate is 8.5% and in Northern Europe it is only 5%.

The neonatal intensive care unit care costs us $6 billion every year (never mind all the follow up care, repeat hospitalizations, special ed in school etc.).

Prematurity accounts for 47% of all costs related to infant (less than age one) hospitalization and 27% of all pediatric stays in hospital. That’s right, 1/4 of the costs of hospitalization for every child under the age of 18 is from the NICU. Wow.

A healthy baby at term spends 1.9 days in the hospital. The average for preemies is 12.9 days. Cohen spent 29 days in the NICU. Some preemies are in for 200 days.

The cost of hospitalization at birth for a healthy term baby is $600. For a premature baby (average of all gestational ages) the cost is $15,100.

Prematurity is the leading cause of cerebral palsy.

Stats are from Dr. Jen Gunter author of The Preemie Primer

If if you are a preemie parent I Strongly suggest her book!

We will be giving away 4 Simple Statement Ornaments (pattern by Lisa @ goodknits) and a basketweave head wrap. 2 ornaments will be going to preemie families so if you have a preemie in your family please tell us a little bit about them. The other three items are for anybody to win….let us know one thing you are most thankful for. You can enter here, on our fb page, or tag us in a twitter post. Good Luck, wear purple, and spread awareness!


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4 Responses to World Prematurity Day & a Giveaway

  1. Our sweet miracle, Ryan, was born 12 weeks early and weighed 2lb 2oz. He is now 5 1/2 / 3 months old. He no longer needs oxygen and hopefully his apnea/heart monitor will be gone soon. He now weighs 12lb and doing well

  2. Im thankful for our daughter Shelby Rae. We tried over 7 years to have a baby and two surgeries and finally blessed with a baby girl born 1 month early 5 weeks in the nicu and 3lbs. Now she is 10months and perfect!!!!

  3. I do not have a preemie in my family, and I have never met Mr. Cohen, but through your sharing heart I’ve gotten to see him grow and thrive, and I am so thankful for such an incredible opportunity. I’m glad you spread the awareness for such an important topic!

    I am so very thankful for the friends in my life. Friends mean I get to share in joys, struggles, smiles, tears, and I know that no matter how much time passes, I can pick up right where I left off with them, and I can be “me”. My friends have loved me through my worst and danced with me in my best, and I’m so grateful for their presence in my life!

  4. I have so so many things to be thankful for! I was blessed with a loving husband who sticks by my side through thick and thin, and loves me regardless. We’ve only been married for 3 and a half years, but in those years, we’ve faced a lot of trials and errors, but have grown and came through each and every one of them.

    I am so so lucky to always feel like the prettiest girl in his eyes, whether I be dressed up, or in sweats and no makeup.I look forward to many more years of happiness and blessings for the both of us.

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