Mother’s Day Gift

Hello everyone,

Alhamdulilah I am so happy I made a beautiful gift for my mother and her mother, and they loved it 😍

Well I did not forget anyone in the family too and gifted everyone something, my husband, my brother, mother-in-law, father-in-law & grandpa.

Not necessarily we should have a certain day to gift loved ones, it could be anyday and it should be anyday, because unexpected gifts are the best and can make everyone happy.

I can’t describe their feelings when they all got the gifts, but I can say they were happy and felt loved & some of them cried of happiness.

These little things matter a lot ❤

I haven’t taken all the gift pics, but hope you like them

Mom’s & grandma’s gift
A gift for my brother
For my husband

Fo’s / Fo Collection

A handmade product business that first started as a hobby.

Crochet, Soaps & Oils

I learned basics of crochet in 8th grade and with time i improved myself, the idea of making it a business started when my friends started ordering crochet scarfs, it took me some time to officially launch it and it is a wise dicision.

Adding handmade soap products to my business, strated when i desided to do something about my skin and i was fond of learning how to make a natural handmade soap on my own. I had couple of tries and was satisfied with the soaps i am making and using. It showed difference and that’s when my family and friends started asking me what i am using and pushed me forward and encouraged me to start selling what i am making. It wasn’t an easy or quick decision, it took me months to put it on display and sell it to not only those who i know, but anyone who wants.

Based on request by couple of my friends another hobby that has been added to my collection is Oil making. Hopefuly with time will include more handmade products.

I believe in, start small and grow big, start with what you know and keep learner and improving yourself.

Please follow and show support for handmade product business 😀 and i always welcome new suggestions

Instagram Account: @fo.collection

Facebook page: @fo.collection.bh

Turn your failure into success

2 years ago I started making this shawl, but while making it I stopped because there was not enough yarn and got lazy to go and get more yarn to finish it.

I got lazier and started loosing interest in completeting it and my goal of reaching to a certain length wasn’t reached and I left it undone.

Looking at my unfinished project resting in my cupboard for two years started giving me that feeling of a failure, who starts something and never finishes or doesn’t complete it in a right way and wastes things.

Not accepting my faliure gave me an idea to turn it into something else within a very short time period and get done with it.

So I turned it into a “Cape”, from making a shawl that took me couple of months to ending up making it a cape, took me 10 minutes to do it and my project is completed.

Same thing happened 6 years back, when I first tried making cupcakes, my first try went total failure, but I did not give up, I turned it from ugly weird shape cupcake to a turtle putting his head out.

Sometimes it is hard to accept failure and start over again, but turning your failure to another success is called CREATIVITY.

I believe it is waste of effort, time or money or all three of them if we abandon some unfinished or the unexpected result tasks or projects. It can make you feel bad about yourself and demotivate you. So instead of feeling bad about it and thinking it’s not your thing and never try again, why not turn that failed project into something that would give us an opposite and different feeling about it.

It can take time to get a better idea to finish the task or project, but it’s worth trying to finish it

And this is my finished project

And my turtle cupcake

😀

DIY Wrapped Earphone Cord Cover

Hello,

 

Previously I have done a similar project DIY crochet cord cover, but this time I made it more simple and just tried wrapping the thin string yarn from Diva Batik by Alize, 100% Microfiber Acrylic, 100g, 350 mt. – 383 yds.

Diva Batik by Alize have beautiful mix colour yarns, so I used one of their mix colour yarns and cut small pieces of the yarn to get all the colours shown when covering the cord.

It took me 2 days to finish it, as I was extremely busy and tired that I couldn’t finish this project in one day.

I have used fabric glue and thin double sided tape as well to keep the wrapped strings together and not moving.

The ends of the cord or the places I couldn’t wrap were the challenge for me, how to cut the string and not letting the end of the string show, so I used fabric glue to seal it.

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My new is Rug made of #Croandknit fabric yarns

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I am so excited to share with you my handmade crochet rug, made from fabric yarn, it took me more than a week to finish it, but it was worth it.

I really wanted to try fabric yarn or ( T-shirt yarn) but couldn’t find it until recently. I got my yarn from a local company (Bahraini Brand) called “Cro & Knit” 100% cotton, weighs 120g and 8mm hook. The yarns are available in many colours.

As for my rug I preferred using 10 mm hook, as it was more easier and smoother to crochet. I have used 10 yarns in total of two different colours ( Brown and golden ), 5 pieces of each colour. The diameter of my round rug is 65 Cm. All the way from first raw to the 23rd raw I used cross stitch, and 24th raw was a single stitch to give it a fine finishing. My rug feels soft and smooth and medium light.

I would like to complete on my rug to make it bigger or maybe start a new rug project and much bigger.

It was a great experience making a rug matching my carpet, now I have more ideas on my mind regarding products/items made from fabric yarn.

 

سلام عليكم

وايد متحمسة اشاركم صورة زوليتي ( سجادة) الدائرية سويتها بكروشيه، خذ لي اكثر من اسبوع عشان اكملها، بس تستاهل كل هالمدة.

الخيوط الي استخدمتها مصنوعة من قطن 100% من شركة “كرو اند نيت” البحرينية .

وزن  120 جرام لكل حبة و مقاس الصنارة 8 مم.

لكن حق الزولية استخدمت مقاس صنارة 10 مم، و استخدمت 10 حبات خيوط، 5 من كل لون ( بني و ذهبي).

قطر الزولية 65 سم

من اول سطر لي سطر 23 استخدمت غرزة الصليبية و سطر 24 غرزة المنزلقة

 

Continue reading “My new is Rug made of #Croandknit fabric yarns”

What are your best qualities?

Who you are as a person isn’t frozen in stone.

You can change–for better or worse

 

What are your best qualities?

 

Could be a difficult question to answer for most, and challenging when you feel low self-esteem. It is important to identify and know what your qualities are, because it will guide you to the things you’re suited to, find meaning or purpose in life, make you feel proud and more positive about yourself to build your self-esteem. When you know what you are good at, you can improve yourself from there.

Think about your good qualities and what positive feedbacks your family and friends have given you and list them down in the comments below, would love to know you more.

 

As for me, my qualities are:

  • Sincere & honest
  • Understanding
  • Loyal
  • Truthful
  • Trustworthy & reliable
  • Thoughtful
  • Kind & Humble
  • Friendly
  • Kind-Hearted
  • Reasonable
  • Imaginative
  • Polite
  • Creative
  • Compassionate
  • Authentic
  • Smart
  • Growing
  • Hardworking
  • Flexible
  • Fun loving, enjoying, and nature admiring  

Write down your best qualities 😀

 

RAMADAN MUBARAK

Ramadan moon was sighted in Bahrain and many countries on the night of May 16, 2018, and May 17, 2018 is first day of Ramadan and fast.

RAMADAN MUBARAK to all Muslims

Let this Ramadan give you the strength to do all that you wanted to do last year but couldn’t accomplish.

I hope this Ramadan bring cheer, prosperity and peace in your life.

Let us pray that we gain enough strength to accept the highs and lows of life with equanimity.
Allah’s blessings will always be on us.

Celebrate and enjoy as once again, we will be given a chance to repent and ask for forgiveness for our sins and be forgiven.

Ramadan Mubarak

Crochet: Stuff that i tried

Hello again,

This post is about the things i made using one yarn.

I keep trying making new things using different yarn colours and sizes and for the first time i thought of actually buying a thin cotton yarn (1-3 mm hook can be used for it), usually i buy wool yarn or thick cotton yarns and use (3.00 mm – 10.00mm) hooks.

But for this one i used 1.6 mm

You can see in the pictures below the things i have made using this beautiful colour yarn, first things i made were the bookmarks, then i tried making a phone cover and then cosies. I still have yarn left to try making more things and definitely will upload my new work.

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1.6 mm hook. Love the yarn colours

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Things that i have made using same yarn, Bottle cosy, Bookmark, Phone cover and Mug cosy

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Note 8 phone cover

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Feather Bookmark

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Another bookmark

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Mug cosy

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My mug looks beautiful now

If you like my ideas and the things i made or you have different ideas i can try please let me know through a comment below.

Thanks 😀