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.


Hello Fall

Today marks the first day of fall. I might just be a little giddy about if only the temperatures will follow suit soon.
To celebrate I am offering 20% off everything in the shop from now until Friday.
Celebrate Fall with Oikos Handmade

The Cozy Cardigan and Braided Scarf have both been added to the shop. I'm excited about these two new items...make sure you check them out.

Oikos Handmade Braided Scarf

The braided scarf is an Oikos Handmade original design and sure to be your favorite this fall/winter. It is soft, cozy and at 7 1/2 feet long it is sure to keep you not only fashionable but warm.
Oikos Handmade Cozy Cardigan

The Cozy Cardigan is my favorite piece for fall/winter. You can dress it up or dress it down. Wear it around the house or a night out on the town. I'm ready for the cooler weather so I can pair mine with my fringe boots, leggings, tunic and a cute turban. How would you wear yours?

Visit the shop to see more on these two new pieces. 


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 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.

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.
Mermaid Tail Blanket by Oikos HandmadeI loved working with this bright and fruity color way. From the bubblegum pink, light green, golden yellow and soft blue, this yarn just worked up so beautifully. It is so soft and cozy that it is sure to be your child's favorite blanket.

Mermaid Tail Blanket by Oikos HandmadeThe shades of periwinkle blue, orange, magenta, and green (pictured above) turned out to be such a gorgeous color way to work with.

I am excited about all the possibilities when working up these fun blankets for the little mermaids in your life.
After delivering two of these today a customers grand-daughter said
"I love my Ariel blanket, Nonny!".
If that isn't enough to melt your hard I don't know what will.

These blankets work great for the carseat, the couch or use it in the stroller for your little ones Halloween costume.
Need a shell top? Contact me and we can make that happen.

I have a few slots open for the mermaid tail blankets. These slots fill up quickly and are 100% customizable. I do not list them in the shop so please contact me if you have questions. I would love to work with you to make a beautiful blanket for your little one. Christmas is right around the corner and this would make a beautiful and unique gift for a child of any age. Turn around time is 2-3 weeks.

Granny Square Apron

My friend Shelley had seen this granny square apron and asked me to make her one. She picked these beautiful colors out, shades of pink with an aqua blue. It turned out more beautiful than I imagined. If you crochet head on over to the Tangled Happy blog for the pattern. I am looking forward to making more in different colors and different granny square styles. Enjoy!

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