A few months ago, I picked up crocheting as a hobby. It was something that I learned on my own as a high school student (from the pages of an illustrated crochet manual from Book Sale). I guess I decided to try it again after rekindling my interest in crafts, which is now trendy in the Philippines.
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I first tried making paper flowers (thanks to a class at CraftMNL) and while the result was fabulous, it was time consuming and required a lot of space (I live in a tiny condo unit).