Going, Going…Gone!!

Over the summer I thought about what I wanted my shop to be like this fall/winter.
What items do I love to make and what items could take a back seat for a while.
After much thought I sat and decided the following items would leave the shop and some may not come back, so grab them while you can.
I want to have a shop filled with items that I love to make, items that you love too.

So first up are loveys, they will be back in the spring but need to take a back seat during busy season. I currently am in 2 local stores and hoping to extend that to one or two more. With that being said these little loves are just a little to much sometimes.

Loveys by Oikos Handmade
These loveys are great for the little ones in your life. They make great Christmas gifts, baby shower gifts or a simple just because gift.

The animal hoods will also be leaving the shop. These had a fun little run too and come in a range of sizes. The Marian hood will still remain in the shop if you would like a plain hood.
Crochet Animal Hoods

Aren't they cute?!?

Next up are the Gracycee Kate booties.
Graycee Kate Booties

Last but not least are the following items.

Oikos Handmade Products

The Lighting Bolt Hat, Leopard Print Hat, Mini Tab Slouch Hat and the Cable Scarf are a few of my first items that were brought into the shop. I believe they have run a bit of their course, at least for now.
You can find the patterns to the Lighting Bolt Hat and Leopard Print hats in the shop, look under crochet patterns.

And last but not least is one of my favorite pieces. The oversize crochet shrug, this piece is great for cuddling up in the cool/cold weather months and great for layering.
Oversize Crochet Shrug
Go grab these items in the shop before the leave on September 1.

Thank you for making these items such a success these past few years.
I'm excited to bring a few new items this fall/winter to the shop.
Enjoy and Happy Shopping.

New Pattern Release: The Braided Infinity Scarf

Well hello there!
Yes, I am still around and hoping with school starting that I can give this creative space the attention it deserves.
Fun and exciting things are coming to Oikos Handmade and it all begins with a new pattern release.
Many of you asked for it last year but business and life got in the way of writing it down. With Cohen starting school I finally sat down to the computer and finished it up.

Braided Infinity Scarf Close Up
The Braided Infinity Scarf is a favorite piece of mine, so warm and cozy.
It is made using Tunisian crochet making the fabric nice and thick. Don't be scared of Tunisian crochet, it is so much fun and produces the most beautiful fabric.

My friend Liz, with Playin' Hooky Designs, just released some tutorials on her blog, check them out.

This scarf is easy to adjust the length making it great for all ages.
You can make it using one color, color block your scarf or use up those super bulky scraps you have stashed away for a rainy day.

Golden Braided Infinity Scarf
You can find this pattern over on Ravelry or over in my BigCartel Shop.

From now until September 1, you can receive $1.00 off your pattern purchase, no coupon needed.
Please share your finished project with me on Ravelry, FB or tag me on Instagram.

Are you interested in ordering this scarf but don't crochet? Don't fret, I've got you covered. Until September 1, you can receive $10.00 off your purchase, for the Braided Infinity Scarf Only. Just enter coupon code: Braided10 at checkout to receive your discount. 

Enjoy and Happy Stitching my friends!

Christmas in July Sale

Sorry it has been so quiet around here. Between sickness and vacation, life has been a little hectic.
Last year I did my first Christmas in July Sale and it was the largest sale event I had. It is the perfect time to grab a few Christmas presents or get your cold weather gear, after all Fall is just around the corner.
Christmas In JulyOkay that might be wishful thinking but Fall can't be to far away can it?
The sale runs until July 16, just enter coupon code: Christmasinjuly   at checkout to receive 30% off your purchase.

There are also several items listed over on Instagram that are ready to ship and already marked down, shipping is included in the price. These items are only up for a limited time.
Enjoy!

Meet the Burn Clutch

Back in January I shared a little about my first purchase from BASK designs and a few Kimonos I would still like to own. After thinking about the Burn Kimono and the Pandora Kimono, I became inspired by these pieces.
I thought about their uniqueness and wondered how I could translate that into a clutch. After playing around and working up my first piece...I burned it.
Burn Clutch

The process has yielded a different look each and every time, giving you a one of a kind clutch.
Each clutch is made using 100% cotton yarn and is finished off with a zipper and then lined with a beautiful fabric that compliments the process in which it has gone thru.

Burn Clutch Side View
T
hese clutches are currently listed in the shop and are ready to ship. 

For my amazing blog followers you can enter code: Blog20 to receive 20% off your purchase...but act fast, only a limited number ready to ship. Coupon code is good until Thursday at midnight and only good on items listed in the Ready to Ship section.
Enjoy!

Mesa Dreams Crossbody Fringe Purse

In the big world of handmade it is always nice to develop a friendship with other makers. I have been following Mesa Dreams Leather for a while and just fell in love with the leather working duo, Brandy and Djerek.
Brandy started following my shop on IG and I became very flattered that she took interest in my little shop. After a few months we decided to do a trade and began working out the details.
Brandy had mentioned she loved the Crossbody Fringe Purse and the Grammy Triangle Purse and wondered if I could work them up together. Not knowing if I really could or not, I told her "OF COURSE I CAN!".
Thankfully she was patient and my little engine trucked thru and every minute obsessing over the placement and how to make things work suddenly clicked.
Mesa Dreams Crossbody Purse
The colors worked beautifully together and coordinated with her logo as well giving a little meaning to the colors.

Mesa Dreams Crossbody Fringe Purse Details

The purse was lined with a beautiful mustard fabric and a zipper closure was added to ensure everything was kept safe and sound. There is no wrong side on this purse so that everything looks beautifully done from every angle.
There is no strap added, as Brandy is going to hand tool a leather strap giving this purse that added luxury and another element to this stunning piece.
(If you do order this purse it will come with the same strap as the Crossbody Fringe Purse.)

I can't wait to see the final collaboration come together. I have a wrist strap she made me and as soon as I get the clutch done I will share more.

If you are on Instagram go follow both shops...or find us both on Facebook.
You never know where new friendships will push you...and you never know what amazing things will come from them, stay tuned!

Enjoy!

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 crochet thread. These little rings were so much fun. I have already worn one of them for a couple of days now and trying to decide what other colors I need. I love making something fun I can wear every day. What color(s) would you do one in? Enjoy!

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