I recently picked up crocheting again, thanks to the crochet hooks and a book that my mum-in-law sent me. Prior to my return, I have long been inspired by the many craft bloggers I met online. They are amazing bunch of creative and enthusiastic people creating things by hand, whether by knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, crocheting, baking, and scrap-booking, among others.
Feeling a bit jealous, I began crocheting and some of my finished, as well as on-going projects, are in my crafts blog, Sreisaat Crafts*. Yes, another blog! I may have joined the crafts bandwagon a little bit late now but I’ve been crocheting since my grade school days. Thanks to my mother who passed on to me and my sisters her love for yarns and needleworks. I think this is a great pastime for me who, for the past months, has been complaining of being unproductive and idle after I’d quit my full-time job. Anyways, so I started with the easy ones… the scrunchies. They are elastic hair ties and are not very difficult to make as the stitches are mainly single and double crochets. I would later on move to a more challenging project once I get used to the hooks and I have achieved the right “tension”.
So my finished products will be sold next month, at the Mith Samlanh Fun Fair where me and my PELUKA sisters are joining again. We do not expect to sell much, really, but if we do, a percentage of the sales will be donated to the Mith Samlanh/Friends NGO to support their various projects for the streetchildren in Phnom Penh. Here are three samples:
If you like to purchase one of my scrunchies, please leave a comment or email me (see my Contact pate). An Etsy shop, perhaps, will be in the offing once I have gathered enough confidence. I just wish there are more yarn shops/craft shops here in Phnom Penh. The yarns available are very limited :C Anyway, please watch out for my Etsy shop in the coming days!
*NB: Sreisaat Crafts no longer exist. All the blog posts there have been incorporated in this blog in 2015.