Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tatting for Nectar 5

This beige has a very slight tinge of green. Or am I imagining it? Anyway this is tatted in Milford Mercer Size 20 in black and natural. The photo is shaded on one side. Its taken with natural light but there is a shadow on the left side. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Nyonya Kueh

This is an unusual rendition of ang ku kueh. I posted it here sometime back. Instead of it being red with green bean or groundnut filling, this is green with shredded coconut. I love it and try to buy it whenever we are near the shop.

This one brings me back to childhood days when it was one of my favourite nyonya kueh to have. It is called lumpah udang. Glutinous rice with dried prawn floss wrapped in banana leaves and roasted. 

Monday, 13 August 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 5

I used only two Pandora charms here. I guess it makes my bracelet a little different. This time I added the obsidian bead on both ends with a faceted black Swarovski crystal as the focal bead. The Pandora charms are Longevity lock charm (left) and the Brilliant heart bow charm (right)

Friday, 10 August 2018

Elizabeth Doily 1 (LHO 9)

I had a hard time blocking this. I wonder if I will continue with the pattern. It does look pretty. I used a ball of thread from Victor Crochet Cotton #40 in cream. The pattern is from Lee Hye-oon's book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer on page 91.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Happy 53rd

Happy Birthday

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Australian Violets

I got this from the gift shop during my last visit to Gardens by the Bay sometime in March 2018. It has been growing pretty well in my balcony. I thought I would show you it's tiny blooms. Not showy but still pretty isn't it? It came labeled as Viola hederacea.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Tatting for Nectar 4

This bright light yellow with the colours switched from the last one. Tatted in Milford Mercer Size 20 in Natural and Sunshine. I am keeping it neutral with a pop of sunshine.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 4


Another configuration this week. I find the open bangle is the easiest to change out. Mixing and matching the charms was quite fun. This is for a more elegant look with the cubic zirconia charms.

From left to right: Primrose silver clip, Dazzling daisies spacer, Swarovski crystal cream pearl, Fairytale bloom charm, Swarovski crystal pearl, Dazzling daisies spacer and Primrose silver clip.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Dragonfly Pearl and Coral Bracelet Winner

Margaret wins the dragonfly pearl and coral bracelet as she posted comment #10. There were 11 entries. Thank you to all who participated. I think I will be making more bracelets as gifts for friends near and far. Do come back and visit. Perhaps there will be a surprise giveaway sometime in the near future. Hope you had fun.

Margaret, let me know if you need the bracelet size adjusted and it should be in the post on Monday.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Imitating Mr. G

Fox had a wonderful photo of Mr G on Instagram. I wondered how Fox managed to catch him so candidly. She said 'Patience'.

Well, this was just luck not patience. She was telling me 'How boring already!'.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Tatting for Nectar 3

It is still a pretty neutral colour scheme but with a pop of sunshine. Tatted in Milford Mercer Size 20 in Natural and Sunshine. Can guess what the next one will look like?