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

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sentosa Boardwalk

This is the view from the centre of the boardwalk linking Singapore and Sentosa. 
On the right is Harbour Front and on the left is Sentosa.

Cruise ships and the cable cars.

Saw some gar fish(?) in waters around the boardwalk.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Tmae Princess WIP

I forgot to join the picots in the central rings of the top motif and the long picots were not consistent in length. I decided to redo and tatted the bottom one. It was a breeze when it is fresh in your mind. Two more rounds to go. 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Not Recommended

It looked delicious enough but it did not taste good.
The cake was compact and tasted of flour.
I would not buy it again.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 2

Rounds 4-6 tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 641 Lilac Dark.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017


They should look more blue but exposed to bright sunlight, it now looks a pale blue.

These were planted as a roadside shrub.
It looks pretty now but when it rains, it is a sorry sight.
Enjoy its' beauty!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lime Soda (HMK9)

As usual, I overdid it with the blocking. It is a pretty pattern by Ha Mi-Kyoung on page 86 of her book. I used Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 129 Purple Splendour and it is tatted in one round with two shuttles. In hers, she used two different colours. Love her version too.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Potato Sticks

I recently discovered these potato sticks. 

My favourite are the balsamic vinegar potato chips from Lorenz but this could be my new favourite.

Although you can get the Jagabee pack in local stores, the Potato Farm pack was bought in Hokkaido, Japan. I have not seen that in Singapore. Both are very good!!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Fuchsia Bright & Beautiful

This was grown in the Flower Dome.
Ambient temperatures there around 25 degrees C.
Too hot outside to grow this.
So pretty. 
Must try this colour combination in tatting.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 1

I just had to join in Renulek's Wiosna 2017.
I saw Fox's and Jane's and just could not resist.
The last time I joined and tatted along was the Wiosna 2015.
Thank you Renulek for the pattern. 

Rounds 1-3 tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 633 Purple Dark.
Join in, won't you?

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Han's Cafe Dark Cherry Pie

Love this!
It got a little burnt on one side in my oven toaster
but still delicious.

I want more!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cute Christmas Wreath (HMK 8)

The ending was a little tricky. I am sure I made a mistake at the end with the top motif. Just that it is not obvious. I do like the intertwined long picots. 

It was tat, unpick, tat, unpick, tat unpick, tat! The second motif with beads showed the mistake at the ends so I had to tat and re-tat several times. I wanted to figure it out myself although you could follow the video with the QR code in the Ha Mi-Kyoung book.

Top is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 185 Artic Waters.  Love this colourway. Bottom is tatted with Miyuki Delica beads DB622.

Monday, 27 March 2017

What Is My Name?

This is the red powder puff shrub - Calliandra haematocephala

Friday, 24 March 2017

Dinosaurs among the Supertrees

See the Dye-nosaurs at the Children's Festival 
at Gardens by the Bay this month.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sweet Candy (HMK 7)

How many times can you repeat a mistake?
More than once . . .  as once was not enough to teach me a lesson. The last two rounds should be tatted simultaneously so that the chains can intertwine.

Anyway my mistake gave me a chance to whip out my Celtic shuttles. I just wish these Celtic shuttles were more like the normal shuttles as the threads kept unravelling when I dropped the shuttle.

Yes, it was definitely fiddly but it was an interesting tat.  In this photo, the colours in the left motif looks more soothing while the right looks more striking.

Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in various colours. Left - Col. 156 Juicy Watermelon, Col. 677 Lime Green Medium, Col. 164 Blue River Glades and Col. 708 River Blue Medium.

Right - Col. 147 Red Burst, Col. 714 Seacrest Green, Col. 180 Honey Drizzle and Col. 161 Sea Island Citrus.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Furry Caterpillar?

It is a climber Combretum comosum
You can see the flower buds and some opened flowers
in the right spray.
Birds love to feed on its nectar.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sweet Candy WIP 2

It has split into two from the previous post as I made a mistake in not joining Round 2 to Round 1. Three more rounds to tat for each. Blocking is needed after each round. Hopefully the different colour threads will help you see the separate rounds.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Water Lily Pond

I was surprised to see this outside The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. It was a most pleasant find. It was a hot afternoon but the ocean breeze made it a little more comfortable. Such a pretty sight. It is located below the ArtScience Museum. Can you spot the Merlion?

I remember a water lily pond just beside the Kandang Kerbau Hospital. I wonder if it is still there.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Candy Tree

This is not your typical tree you find along Singapore roads but in a mall just outside Universal Studios on Resort World Sentosa. If only candy grew on trees, you could have your pick everyday. I would prefer a tree that grew beautiful delicious cakes.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sweet Candy WIP

I have once again gotten frustrated with onion rings.
My round 2 in solid green had no onion rings. I have always disliked how my onion rings looked.

I tatted Round 1 & 2 of this Ha Mi-Kyoung (HMK) pattern thinking it was not joined in anyway only to find that I was wrong!

The symbol = in the diagram is for joining picots. As you can see, I learnt it the hard way.
Also this symbol * in red indicates SCMR.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

HMK Tatting Book

Front cover

This is the book I have been tatting from.
You asked. I obliged.
The author is Ha Mi-Kyoung.
You can get it from Handy Hands.
It is in Korean but the diagrams are self explanatory with QR codes which you can scan for videos (in Korean).

Back cover (ISBN 978-89-98432-45-4)

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

One of the Pleasures (HMK 6)

This one was fun to tat. 
First HMK pattern, I did not have trouble with.
Found on page 57 of the book 
(ISBN 978-89-98432-45-4-13590).
It is also featured on the front cover of the book

There is a second variation to this pattern. 
I might try that later.
This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in 
River Blue Medium Col. 708.
It measures about 2.75 inches across.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Sakura in Singapore

The cherry trees have bloomed at the Flower Dome.
I hope you enjoy the photos.