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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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 😀

 

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 😀

You are a Queen ..#WomansDay

You are a Queen

To the women that inspired me and keep inspiring me ❤

 

My Grandma

You have a big heart and so much patience, your sacrifices won’t go waste. You play a very big role in making me who I am today. ❤

To My Mother

A single parent is a warrior, and you are the toughest warrior I’ve ever know, by looking at you I grew strong and confident that YES WOMEN DO NOT NEED SOMEONE TO RELY ON, IN THEIR LIFE. ❤

My Cousin Samar

Life experiences make a woman grow strong, and you are stronger than you think you are. Never give up in and on life, you are a warrior and warriors never give up. You are my sister, my friend and my cousin, in your toughest times you helped me when you needed help the most, you have a big heart <3.

My Bestie Shahendah

You are an inspiration, where ever you go you shine bright like a diamond, what ever you do brings a smile on someone’s face. Your personality makes anyone respect you and listen to you. You’ve always been there to guide me. You are one of a kind and I still learn from you. ❤

My Bestie Zainab

You are a gift from god, a beautiful soul, mind and the kindest heart. When I needed a partner you were there, when needed to share you were the sister and friend to listen and share, my life gained it’s balance with you. ❤

My Friend Sara Al Dosery

Strong and dedicated to what ever you step into. You inspire me. ❤

My Friend Haya Al Hajari

You are the coolest woman I’ve ever been friends with, you make life seem easier, and not many people are capable of making others feel relaxed and comfortable. You are Strong and you will achieve what you aim for. ❤

 

 

To Myself

I apologise to myself for underestimating myself and my capabilities, and not knowing my worth. The woman I grew into with time is far more stronger than the definition I had of a strong woman. Respect to myself ❤

 

Woman's day

Don’t Let Society Define You

 

 

Either way we want to imitate those we idolize. Now that is all well and good, but what we forget is that no matter how much we change ourselves to be like the ones that we look up to, we must shy away from being artificial and continue being our natural selves. That is what makes us the unique individuals that we are. As a result we see a lot of artificial people trying to be something that they are not all because they let society define them. Don’t let this be you.

 

A beautifully written blog post, I love the way the writer has written down his thoughts and beliefs. Do read the post and leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

 

Enjoy

 

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The society in which we live has a strong impact on the way we live our lives on a daily basis. Sometimes the reason we are so hard on ourselves about certain things are because: 1. Different race/ gender stigmas can make it hard for the way a certain group of people are portrayed in […]

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How do you know it’s your passion? — Shatter the Fourth Wall

“The only connection and the only fuel that allows you to immerse yourself in it is the fact that you find it worthwhile.”

“It’s a title you would love to have by your name, it’s a thing you take pride in and once engaged, garners and maintains your full attention – with ease. Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Once you stop, you miss it.”

 

Short and to the point. Beautiful Post, enjoy reading it.

 

 

Here’s a new one; I’ll give you the answer in the second sentence as opposed to in the conclusion. It’s when you know you’d still do it whether people are watching or not, whether you get status or not, whether it has a potential of cash flow or not. I.e. it is completely unhinged from […]

via How do you know it’s your passion? — Shatter the Fourth Wall

Why?

WHY leads to everything

 

I came across this blog post, and it reminded me of my mission again, and made me ask my self WHY when ever I get out of the track, blank or depressed. This WHY gives you great motivation and power to pursue life.

 

SO WHAT IS YOUR WHY?

 

 

The biggest question of all: WHY? WHY I was born? WHY I’m here? What is the purpose of my life? Some people, like Beethoven, haven’t any problem with that. But for most of us is not so easy to figure out WHY. Some people don’t care. They spent their lives day by day existing – […]

via Why? — cancer killing recipe

Reflecting on Four Years of Blogging

This blog post talks about me. I still feel like what I’m writing isn’t good enough, so I keep erasing sentences and re-write them and sometimes i miss out important points that I wanted to write because of that.

But i always write from my heart and I find that easier that following rules to attract readers. Because one a friend said “A message that comes from heart, reaches others hearts as well”

I really loved these quotes:

“I imagined that everything that was holding me back from being completely honest in my writing, was all stuck in my shoulders. So I shook my arms until I could feel the words exit through my fingertips.”

“I often say that blogging is like talking to yourself, and then realizing someone heard you. ”

“There are so many rules about how to blog, and what to write about, and how to present your thoughts. I try not to follow any of them – it’s just not me.”

Source: Reflecting on Four Years of Blogging

The Captain's Speech

What if no one reads my blog? What if someone leaves me a really mean comment? What if I’m criticized? What if my ideas are only interesting to me? What if this blog is a mistake? What if I just go to sleep, instead?

Four years ago today, those were just a few of the questions that shook every bone in my body as I sat in my bedroom with the lights off, in the wee hours of the morning, and started this blog.

I think back to that moment quite a bit. It’s a good one.

At no point in my life did the thought of starting a blog ever cross my mind, until a few days before I actually did. As weird as it sounds, it felt like something I had to do. As if the universe was pushing me in that direction.

And I’ll be honest, most…

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