Photo Hunt #50: Colourful crochets

Ladies and gents, I am pleased to share with you some some of my hand-made creations:

Colourful, aren't they?
Colourful, aren’t they?

At the foreground are glass coasters in multi-colours, to the left are flower doilies and some blue-yellow flowers, and the items that look like brain corals are scrunchies (hair-ties). Except for the glass coasters which were made by my PELUKA and yarn sister PinayWifeSpeaks, the rest are made by  me. We both are opening our Etsy shops sometime soon. We are still making more items and I am doing samples to be sent to a friend’s shop in Siem Reap — I’m so excited! Right now, I am waiting for the cotton yarns to arrive as the ones available in Phnom Penh are all acrylic wool only.

I’ve been trying to hook up (pardon the pun) with the young out-of-school girls in my neighbourhood to learn this particular needlecraft. There were a few interested who turned up but they didn’t have the patience. There was only one who stayed but the gravity of hanging out with friends at the mall is stronger so she, too, eventually didn’t come back. Oh well…


31 comments / Add your comment below

  1. wow, i admire your patience and creativity. i did try to learn this craft but it’s just not for me. my mom used to make beautiful crocheted bonnets, sweaters, mittens for us when we were toddlers. di ko namana ang kanyang talent.:p

  2. aloha,

    i like your interpretation of this weeks them, those are very colorful
    crochet pieces, what a fun hobby

    my colorful interpretation is on my sari blog today, hope you take a look

  3. Thank you all for visiting. My mother taught me how to crochet, even if at that time it was against my wish. Like the girls that I wanted to teach here in Phnom Penh, I would rather hang out with my friends. But my dear Mother has the patience and sternness of a Catholic nun and so I learned.

    @Ancient One, @Maya, @Prudence, @Annie, @Lilian, it’s never too late to learn new things. YouTube has lots of tutorials and plenty of patterns free online =)

  4. i haven’t been here in ages! i’m usually here via Litratong Pinoy but found you again now via PhotoHunt =] glad you’re still actively chronicling life and your various exploits =]

  5. they look so great! amazing work you’ve done here!
    And those that you call brain corals, look like ice-cream scoops to me actually….the colours just seem yummie! 😛

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