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

DIY CD Stones Placemat

Hello again,

Previously i made stones placemat using hot glue and i wasn’t that satisfied with it, so i thought to try it with crafts glue. Though i wasn’t sure if crafts glue will stick and hold the stones on the CD, but it did, and it worked better than the hot glue.

So i took a CD, chose the stones i wanted to stick to the CD, and started gluing them on the CD. I had to be very careful while gluing the stones because they would still move, but on the other hand it was good for me it made it easier for me to adjust them.

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After gluin all the stones, i poured glue in the empty holes showing between the stones to fill them up and cover them. I let the stones try for 3 days just to make sure the glue has dried completely and you will know it when the CD is not soft and flexible anymore.

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And finally it’s ready, i tested it by putting my glass tea pot on it, and the stones did not come out or moved from pots heat and it remained hard.

to give it a shiny look, you can apply a soft layer of craft glue on the stones or diluted with water.

you can see my previous hot glue stones placemat work here DIY Stones Placemat

DIY yarn hanging

Hello

Few days back i saw a post about DIY yarn hanging, it encouraged me to make one since i had intention to do something similar. It is very easy to make using very basic and simple materials that you might find in your house or your garden. What i love about this DIY decoration is; it does not require much effort or materials, yarn can be found at any store and in different colours, you have the freedom of choice to use any kind of colour and material and make it in any shape and length.

It took me almost an hour because, i was slow and doing manything at a time otherwise it wouldn’t take more than half an hour to make.

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DIY Yarn Hanging

Material i used:

  • Cotton/wool yarn ( i hade this one from years and was wondering what to make of it )
  • Scissors
  • Ring ( i used our old microwave’s support roller ring )
  • Paper yarn
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What to do:

Fist of all it is not necessary to use a ring, you can use a tube or a twig, but since i wanted to recyle the roller ring i used it, same thing with yarns, i had them from very long time and i did not know what to do with them so i used them and luckily colours match. If you don’t have paper yarn then you can paint the ring of what ever shape you are using.

I cut the rollers attached to the ring to have a propper round shape. I used glue gun and paper yarn to cover the ring and that is the only part that took time because, i was very careful to apply very small and sufficient amount of glue before it dries.

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Paer Yarn Covered Roller Ring

I cut the coloured yarn in some length (I did not measure it at all), and looped it onto the ring and pulled it tight. At the end i trimmed the bottom V shape, but you can also try ( / , ^ , semi circle or straight line).

Upcycled jeans pouch & bookmark

Hello

 

Last Wednesday i worked on upcycling some unwanted clothes, and i ended up making 2 jeans pouches and one heart shaped jeans bookmark.

To make the jeans pouches i used my brother’s old jeans and two of my own blouses as the interface and lining layers, but for the bookmark i used the left overs of the jeans.

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Handmade Jeans Pouches

The bottom one was the most tiring one, because the outer layer of the jeans was already sewed and it was difficult to work on a sewed layer, but the upper one i unpicked it and sewed it again with the rest of the layers, so it was easier and in my openion with better finish. So i suggest to unpick first then sew the way you want.

I already had an idea how to work on it but thought to make it the professional way so i found a link online that teaches step by step how to make it. So the first one was done according to what i read on the sewing blog and the second one (the bottom one) i did it my way. I made one pencilcase 8 years back when i was in school, unfortunately at that time i did not take a picture of it, it was really beautiful and quality work, but i lost it forever when i gave it to my teacher to display it at the recyled items exhibition at our school. 🙂 For that i took a ready made jeans pencilcase and covered it with my bell bottom jeans using a glue gun only (NO SEWING)

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The unpicked and resewed one

Here’s the link: Sew Pretty: How to Sew a Makeup Bag

Now for the bookmar, i took an idea from this website: Old Denim Corner Heart Bookmark

and did it my way, I cut it into a heart chape, sewed it from the backside and applied multi purpose white glue until it dried, then i flipped it over and hemmed the borders.

Then wrote my nickname with the white glue in the center of the heart, sprinkled some glitter over, when it all got dried removed the access glitter and applied another layer of white glue on top of the glitter to protect it.

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Glue coating

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The almost finished look

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Finished Look