Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thank You - Ceative U Studios

I want to give a Big Shout Out to Amanda Ellaboudy, the owner of Creative U Studios, a fabulous Yarn Shop located in Santa Clarita, California!
The shop which can be found at is not only a fantastic yarn shop, but they sell our crochet bags and thus help the women in our Haiti Crochet Project earn a livelihood that provides consistent income so that the women can feed their families! 
Thank you! :)

Check out Creative U Studio’s website because they have an internet shop as well at great prices!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Market Bags for Sale!

Please visit our Haiti Crochet Project Etsy Shop! Mary Ann and I have been busy working on inventorying, tagging, photographing and posting bags onto Etsy. We have worked two full days on this task! Keep checking our Etsy Shop as we are posting more and more bags onto the shop page.

Currently, we have two different types of bags: They come in many different colors...

Fancy Haiti Market Bag
 $25 per bag (plus $5 shipping)

Haiti Market Bag
$20 per bag plus $5 for shipping

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Back from Haiti...

My husband just returned from Haiti today, with about 210+ market bags.
 They are all super cute.

A mountain of 210+ Haiti Market Bags!
We will take photos and post them on our Etsy Shop (HaitiCrochetProject) within the next few days. In the meantime, here is a LINK to the photos that my husband took on Saturday. 
The ladies are crocheting doggie frisbees for the ZOOM ROOM in Los Angeles and its 11 franchises.
Anybody want to come and volunteer? I will be back in Haiti from June 19th through July 11th…

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Visit our Etsy Shop!

Come and visit our Etsy Shop at

We will have lots of market bags posted as of next Wednesday and Thursday when Romil comes back from Haiti with about 200 market bags. We will take photos and post the bags as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Yarn Drive in So. Florida :)

The Knitting Divas, a knitting group in Fort Lauderdale and Ginny, the owner of Stitcher’s Haven, a yarn store in Plantation, Florida, had a yarn drive and delivered 6 boxes of donated yarn to the shipping container that is in Miami and is ready to leave for Haiti.
I am so very excited and thankful!
I hope that the container does not take so long to clear customs in Haiti (that part is always a nightmare)!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pretty Earrings Anyone?!

Fanm pou Fanm's Haiti Crochet Project has a line of really pretty crochet earrings coming out. 
This one is in cream and has small beads on the edge. 
The other earrings will come in different colors and different styles. I will post better photos soon. 
Let us know how you like these. They cost $10 per pair. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Exciting News!

Here is a Fanm pou Fanm - Haiti Crochet Project update:
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by a dog training franchise owner (she has 11 stores currently), who has a heart for Haiti. She told me that she had been looking for some doggie toys that are crochet. I worked on some samples, including frisbees and also a doggie-poop-bag-dispenser.
We just got the contract from the dog training franchise with our first commercial order! I ordered $450 worth of Red Heart yarn yesterday. My husband is leaving for Haiti on May 17th so that the ladies can get started on crocheting the frisbees and dispensers. They have to be crochet in Red Heart Super Saver yarn - carrot (#0256) and light periwinkle (#0347) to match the franchise’s color scheme, just in case any of you ladies have these colors in your unused stash.
I had made up some samples and the owner of the franchise had been trying them out. Well, they fly great because they are crocheted in worsted weight acrylic and in single crochet at a tight gauge. The dogs have gone bonkers over the frisbees and the cool part is that if the frisbee hits them in the face, the frisbees are soft!
The franchise owner emailed me a photo of one of the frisbees being worn by the dog after she had finished playing with it. I figured that you would get a kick out of this photo. The dog’s name is Calypso.
I thought that this was too cute not to share with you!
Here is a photo of the doggie-poop-bag-dispenser:
Also, I have finalized a pattern that I will write up as well. I will teach this pattern to the ladies when I leave for Haiti on June 19th. Based on what I was told by people who have bought market bags from us, they like handles that they can wear over their shoulders and they want to have two straps so that there is easy access to the inside of the bag. Also, acrylic is cheaper for us to purchase. Donations have been a bit slower this time around, simply because people cleared out their cotton stashes to send us their extra. This bag’s name is Haiti Summer Fun Bag, it works great in Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
Please, if you have any access stash, my husband leaves on May 17th to take supplies to Haiti and I leave for a month on June 19th.
Fanm pou Fanm 
6711 Denny Ave 
N Hollywood, CA 91606
ALSO --- I really would love to have volunteers coming in June/July! Please let me know if you would like to work with our ladies, teaching crochet. Don’t worry about the language barrier! Sitting next to somebody and showing them how to crochet, step-by-step, is a language in itself. If you speak Crochet, it is an international language!