Friday, 20 July 2018

Tatting for Nectar

When we were visiting a friend in Shanghai last October, she had just signed a lease to open a cafe. I thought I would tat something for her cafe. Her DH designed the interior and I thought these hexagons would fit in nicely.

Tatted in Milford Mercer Size 20 in black and lemon. The pattern is from page 28 of Ha Mi-Kyoung's book 'Tatting lace with your life'. It is a variation of the pattern Butterfly Effect which is listed on page 26. If the butterfly was a bee, it would fit in perfectly.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Bronze Pearl Bracelet

I have not done a blog giveaway in ages. It is time to show some appreciation to readers of this blog. My way of saying thank you for your visits and your comments.

Please leave a comment on this post by 22 July 2018, if you want a chance to win this stretchy bracelet I made. I will use the random number generator to pick the winner. 

This bracelet is made for a 7 inch wrist but I can make the necessary adjustments to fit your wrist. These are fresh water pearls with tiny black spinel beads and a focal enamel bead from Bangkok.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Layer Cake from Lavender

A friend bought this layer cake for us. We had it for tea last weekend. It is from Lavender bakery in Johor Bahru. It was moist and pretty good. The spices used here are slightly different from the Bengawan Solo layer cake. Yes, the cake batter is baked layer by layer. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Dahlia Doily 1 Version 4 Violet Pink Dark

Yet another?
Yes, before I get bored with it.

This one is done in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 155 Ocean Sunset and Col. 635 Violet Pink Dark. Perhaps I can make a collage with all the Dahlias.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Chicken Salad for Lunch

This was lunch I made yesterday. Sliced chicken breast with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, orange slices and Romaine lettuce with Japanese onion dressing.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

New Project

I have a new project in mind. The pattern is from Ha Mi-Kyoung's book 'Tatting lace with your life'. I may not use this particular flower but it was good practice. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018


Isn't that pretty. The purple flowers are quite a sight. This was taken just outside a MRT station which I frequently visit.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Dahlia Doily 1 Version 3 Seacrest Green Completed

Yes, it is done. I contemplated using the variegated thread for the 'petals' but decided against it. This way, I could keep the centre the same and change the colour of the 'petals'.
The petals look unequal in size due to the angle of the camera. I was trying to avoid shadows using light from the window. The petals are actually equal in size.

Please see previous post for pattern details. This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 155 Ocean Sunset and Col. 714 Seacrest Green.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 2

From clasp clockwise: Primrose Silver Clip, Black Forget Me Not Onyx Charm, Black Flower Blossom Murano, Black Nautical Pave Lights Charm, Shimmering rose clip, Red Fizzle Murano, Infinite Love Spacer,  Red Pave Heart Charm, Infinite Love Spacer, Red Flower Blossoms Murano, Shimmering Rose Clip, Black Pave Heart Charm, Black Bubbles Murano, Openwork Enamel Flower Charm & Primrose Silver Clip.

The red and black flower blossom muranos may not be correctly named. If it is too old, it may not have a name. I got those and some others on Etsy. Others from Rue La La when they had international shipping. The silver barrel clasp bracelet was a promotional gift with purchase from our local Pandora store.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Ruby and Opal Bracelet v2

A couple of years back, I made an opal and ruby stretchy bracelet for my sister. I had beads left over and decided to make another with some silver accents. The rose, leaf and pinched silver beads are from Chiangmai. I think I will keep this for myself. The opal beads are not the best quality as there are black inclusions in every bead. The ruby beads are faceted but they are pink instead of red.

I still have beads leftover. Perhaps for another bracelet or earrings or even a necklace if paired with more hill tribe silver.