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.

Our Favorite Nurse & Her Miracles

When Cohen was born we had our fair share of nurses. We fell in love with a couple of them and then there were a few that we felt might need to find another profession.
I remember the day my granny took me to see Cohen (it was her day to babysit me). We had walked in to see Cohen and were greeted by a sweet, soft spoken nurse. She gave us the run down on his evening (even though I had already called to get it) and asked if we had questions. While I was observing him she asked the typically question a new nurse asked “so what is his story?”. I told her our story and we found out that we had the same fertility doctor. April began to tell me her story and I remember saying “I don’t know if I could do this job while trying to get pregnant and be this sweet and sincere about everything”. When you walk down the hall of the NICU you see babies whose parents may never come/can’t come or those babies whose parents decided the journey would be to much and they give up their parental rights. When it was close to her shift being done I remember wondering Why she couldn’t be our nurse all the time. You see previously to her we had a nurse inform us “Your child will die due to NEC because you won’t breastfeed”….or the nurse who didn’t hook up his feeding tube for a feeding and informed me “He will eat in another 3 hours” and she informed me “You need to find out what YOU did to make this happen to your child before having more”. Needless to say these two nurses never saw him again! I just wanted a nurse to care for him like I would and we found one (we also had 5 others that we REALLY liked). It seemed as though we never really had the same nurse very often. So April left, her shift was done and it was a disappointment to see her go. A week or so later we walk into the room and there she was, we had her back! This time her comment was “Looks like you are going home today”. I couldn’t have thought of a better person to tell us bye and go over EVERYTHING with us. We were jumping thru the hoops so we could bring him home and she held our hand the entire day. I left and told her I was praying for her and hoped that her miracle would come soon…
I found April on facebook within the first week of us being home and followed up with her on her story. April had twin girls three weeks ago Clara and Makala, aren’t they precious? The hats are made by myself for these special baby girls and B.Bright Photography did the pictures. I am so thankful that God saw fit to give these parents the miracle(s) they had been praying for! Enjoy!

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