Friday, 22 September 2017

Coconut Shell Pot

After having the refreshing coconut jelly, I recycled the shell into a little pot.

Also made the simple macrame pot holder with the dyed jute yarn which I got from Chatuchak market in Bangkok.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Maranta WIP 2 - Unyielding Chains

Thank you to your suggestions for keeping the chains uniform. I was stubborn and refused to measure the chains. This is the result. After tatting, I need to push the stitches back. This is when the chains get uneven. It will have to do.

So far I have used Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 620 Azalea Medium, 702 Coral Orange Medium and 184 Rainbow Splash. It sure is very colourful.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Singapore F1 2017

This was the qualifying rounds on Saturday night - Vettel,  Verstappen and Ricciardo.

We did not watch the finals but congrats to Hamilton, Ricciardo and Bottas.

This year, we had a great view of the pit and watched Ariana Grande and Chainsmokers in air con comfort on a screen with free flow of food and drinks. We are not F1 fans but attend previous F1s for the concerts. This year, it was a different experience. It was an enjoyable night, thanks to J.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Oval Doily WIP 3

This is what it looks like after Round 7 is completed. 
One more round to go.

I have been dragging my feet (shuttles) on the Maranta pattern.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Gift Appreciated

I received this lovely Paul & Joe set from a friend.
She said she thought it was perfect for me. 
I love make-up and cats.

It was unfortunate that the powder had shattered when I unwrapped it but it is still very usable.
It came with a fluffy wand to use with the powder.

Paul and Joe is known for its packaging.
But this lipstick is pretty unusual as it is shaped like a cat

Such a delight!
Can you apply without distorting the cat?
Perhaps not, but it is cute while it lasts.

Thank you

Friday, 15 September 2017

Coconut Jelly

Perfect on a hot afternoon.

It is a young coconut fruit with its coconut water made into a jelly with coconut fruit pieces. After scrapping the rest of the fruit, the shell makes a lovely pot for plants. I will show you when its done.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Oval Doily WIP 2

Rounds 4-7 is done.
Decided to switch to Lizbeth Orchid Green Medium Col. 667 for Round 7.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Lower Seletar Reservoir

I took this photo from the train as we passed Khatib towards Yio Chu Kang station. It has been a while since I took this train to the city. When you are not in a hurry to get somewhere and the train is not too crowded, it is quite a relaxing ride.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tatting with Fox

I have only tatted this far.
This is a pattern by Maranta that Fox and I agreed to tat together after a long tatting hiatus for me.
You can see her progress here.

Now, I am a little apprehensive as I start the next 2 rounds.
The long chains may be a little difficult to control.

How do you make long chains equal in length?
Measure consistently?

Monday, 11 September 2017

Jade Ring

I love rummaging through the sale baskets for special deals.

These days, I look for jade rings. It was in a small box and you pick what you like, hoping that it will fit one of your fingers. 

I found this one in different shades of green and fell in love.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Peach Ixora

I found these growing next to a multi story carpark at one of our breakfast haunts. Lovely sweet colour. Ixoras usually come in red, pink, yellow, white and orange blooms. This was a nice change.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Medallion #19

This is a pattern from Tatting with Anne Orr. I recently got this book from the Book Depository.

It is missing some rings along the chains but I decided to carry on without them because I realized the mistake too late. Tatted in LIzbeth Size 40 Green Ice Col 187. The colours do not show up true in this photo. 

I hope you are having a good tatting day.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Sweet Dreams

I need my beauty sleep too.
That is after I wake someone up.
So that she can watch me sleep.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Oval Doily WIP1

I wanted to tat an oval doily. After looking through some pattern books, I settled on a pattern on page 7 in Rita Weiss' Tatting Doilies and Edgings.

I am alternating two Lizbeth Size 40 Kelly Green Medium Col. 712 and Sea Island Citrus Col. 161.

Rounds 1-3 completed. It has been a while since I tatted. A break from tatting is required sometimes. I hope to complete this before I get bored. Maybe I should have started with smaller patterns.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Lace On Nails

Tatted lace? 
 Sure looks like it!
It was hand drawn by a talented nail artist. 
She was so meticulous.
It made me smile . . . .
for days.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Jade & Pearl Necklace

Although I have not been tatting, I have been keeping my fingers busy stringing and knotting.

Yes, I am back.

Tatting will be slow as I get back to the momentum.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


You guessed it. 
Another photo of me.
No tatting done.

Well, at least I did not go hungry.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Yummy or Yucky?

I have tasted some tatting.
I can't decide!

She has not been tatting much though.
Hence a photo of me.

I think she might need a vacation.
She will be back when she has done some tatting!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Renulek's Wiosna 2017 - Completed

It is finally done. It did not take too long and I really enjoyed tatting this. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 633 Purple Dark, Col. 641 Lilac Dark, Col. 162 Purple Iris Fusion and Col. 646 Purple Iris Light (from centre out).

 This pretty pattern is designed by Renulek
Thank you!

Do visit her Etsy shop for more beautiful patterns. I am tempted to get one to tat, maybe Edelweiss or Zebra.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Pedestrian Bridge

A connecting bridge between buildings for pedestrians.
Below is a busy road.
I just liked the design.

Monday, 15 May 2017


This pattern is from Jennifer Williams' Tatted Snowflakes on page 8.  

The left snowflake is tatted in Milford Mercer Size 20 in Sunshine (5cm across).

The centre snowflake is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 173 Purple Marble (4cm across).

The right snowflake is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 667 Orchid Green Medium (4cm across).

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 7

Round 12 completed.
One more to go.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Japanese Bookmark Pattern

This was the other pattern that Margaret tatted in that same post. It is a very pretty Japanese pattern. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 133 Razzle Dazzle (right) and Col. 635 Violet/Pink Dark.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 6

Round 11 completed.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Onion Ring Snowflake

Margaret tatted the onion ring snowflake here and I really liked how she used a darker thread for the inner ring. I decided to try it myself. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 River Blue Medium Col. 708 and Ocean Turquoise Dark Col. 657 (top); Sea Island Citrus Col. 161 and Ocean Turquoise Dark Col. 657 (bottom). The pattern can be found on Georgia Seitz's online tatting class website here.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Malayan Eyebright

Pretty tiny white flowers 
(~ 5mm) peek through the grass lawn.

Also known as Legazpia polygonoides or 
Torenia polygonoides

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 5

I used the same variegated thread Lizbeth Size 40 Purple Iris Fusion Col. 162 for Round 10. Now measuring about 14 inches across. One more round in this variegated thread before I switch colours again.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Intricate Lantern

This photo does not do justice to this lantern.
Its intricate design is not fully captured but you can still appreciate its beauty.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Tmae Princess Version 2 (HMK 10)

This one is complete. 
A pattern by Ha Mi-Kyoung on page 74. 
This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 155 Ocean Sunset.
Which HMK pattern to tat next?
Any suggestions?

Friday, 21 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 4

In this Round 9, I decided to change to a variegated thread.
It looks like a different shade of purple in
Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 162 Purple Iris Fusion.
Perhaps it will turn out okay.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

New Jade Earrings

These jade earrings were set by a jeweller friend. I bought these jade pieces thinking I could wire them myself using the 14K gold filled findings but decided to get them done by the professional instead. I am glad I did. These are set in 22K gold and tiny green garnets. The carved jade pieces measure about 1.5 inches and drop about 2 inches with the ear hooks. These earrings can be worn on either sides depending on your mood or outfit.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sweet Tooth

Two of my favourite local desserts.

Ice Jelly with honey sea coconut and palm fruit in syrup with shaved ice.

'Orh nee' or yam (taro) paste with ginkgo seeds and coconut cream.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tmae Princess Version 1 ( HMK 10)

I finished one of the motifs. This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 161 Sea Island Citrus. Blocking is a must and I also left it in between pages of a pattern book to flatten it. 

It is quite a large motif, measuring 6 inches across. I have not done the 2nd motif as I am currently tatting the Wiosna Spring Doily 2017 Round 9. It is about half way done.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Marmite Prawns

Have you had rice porridge with Bovril?
Or toast with butter and Bovril?
Well, when Bovril was unavailable, we chose Marmite.
I remember growing up having that.

We recently had the above dish at a restaurant.
Quite delicious too with rice.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Tmae Princess WIP 2

Round 2 completed.
One more round to go.
Please ignore the pin holes in my blocking board.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Budak Jahat

One of the nicknames this princess is called 
when she misbehaves.
It just means naughty child in Malay.

How does she misbehave?
She meows at the bedroom door to come in and not a minute later she scratches at the door wanting to go out. 
She does this several times each night.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 3

Round 7 completed

Round 8 completed