Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Country Oak (etsy) Knitted goods (review)

I just love Etsy.  It is one of the activities I enjoy to do in my spare time.  Shopping? Yes. I love to shop on Etsy when I have some Paypal funds available, but even just browsing is very enjoyable.  I love vintage decor, and vintage fashion items such as scarves, cluster earrings, brooches, sweater guards, and Stratton makeup compacts.  I collect the compacts and like to coordinate them to the bag I am using (I clean and sanitize the compact and then put my own face foundation in them).  I wear vintage earrings frequently, and scarves, well I am almost always wearing a vintage silk or polyester scarf it seems.  It always adds a nice flair to what I am wearing.  Grandmas closet, the sweet ladies at church? I want to raid it and take all the pretties and wear them.  Circa 1940 to late 1960's, I want them all.  :) I have recently acquired a few vintage plastic rain bonnets from my husband's mother's mother (um, Mother in Law's mom).  :) Yes I wear them, proudly.

I also love finding items for my children on etsy.  Recently I have been obsessed with wool diaper covers (made from gently used sweaters that are given a new life).  More on those in another post.  :) I love vintage kitchen decor and handmade or natural ingredient household cleaners and bath products.  Recently I was sent some items from a sweet gal on etsy named Jodie at The Country Oak. Jodie is a natural loving mama who makes various knitted items ranging from hats  and scarves to handmade soaps, kitchen sponges / scrubbies, wash cloths and unique deer antler keychains!

She sent me a set of 2 green knitted sponges and let me tell you, they are nothing short of amazing.  I never knew a sponge could be knitted!  This sponge works so well and it washes in the machine with no issues!  Stinky sponges are history!  I like to keep one of my sponges in our froggy sponge holder and then switch it out when it needs washing.  She can custom make them in your desired color to coordinate your kitchen.  I think the solid red is particularly stunning!!   

I was also sent a blue knitted baby hat (all cotton!) and 2 knitted wash cloths.  I use these aqua blue / turquoise wash cloths for my 2 1/2 month old baby.  There is just something special about washing a tiny baby in a sink.  These wash cloths are gentle and easy to get into the small crevices of baby skin.  

The blue cotton hat is so nice.  We were given some knitted hats when he was born but they were an acrylic knit.  Cotton is so breathable and this hat is perfect for him to wear at night when our air conditioner is on full blast this summer.  He sleeps in our room and our Tempurpedic memory foam bed makes us hot so we have the AC on cold.  The hat fits still him well, as he is currently 2 1/2 months old and it was sent to us when he was about 5-6 weeks old.  (I am late to post this review, as life adjusting with a 5 year old, 2 year old and newborn does get busy).  

I love this hat! It is not stretched out or showing wear despite being frequently worn and loved.  I like putting it on him after his bath as well.  He is often chilly and the hat instantly calms him.  

The previous pictures were of him at 5 weeks of age.  This next picture is him just a few days ago at 2 1/2 months.  

I really am impressed with Jodie's work.  For more information about what she creates, or to find something from her shop, you can find her on etsy.  

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*I was sent these items from The Country Oak complimentary for my evaluation, all opinions are mine and I was not compensated for my review.  

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