Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Picking Colours WIOSNA 2018

Have you seen Tat-ology Fox on Instagram? She is tatting Renulek's WIOSNA 2018 pattern in beautiful autumn colours. The last WIOSNA pattern I tatted was also influenced by Fox. That was in a variety of purples. You can see it here.

I think I am going to copycat Fox and tat one too. I had lots of fun picking out thread. I have 3 colour schemes for consideration. Will you help me choose? In each, I picked a variegated thread and chose other solid colours to compliment it.

Scheme A Country Kitchen

Scheme B Herbal Garden

Scheme C Purple Marble

Which would you choose?

Monday, 24 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 11

This bracelet features a black and white palette. I love the retired black and white charms. They are all brand new charms except for one pre-owned Forget me not onyx charm I got from Etsy. 

From left to right: Pandora black enamel flower clip, Pandora silver CZ nautical black pave lights charm, Pandora openwork black enamel flower charm, Pandora white orchid dangle, Mystic floral enamel charm, Pandora black forget me not onyx charm and another Pandora black enamel clip.

Friday, 21 September 2018

At the National Museum of Singapore

These were 2 exhibits from the Signature Art Prize 2018 Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation. Top is a paper collage on Buddhist monk robes "Untitled ( Hua Lamphong)" by Thasnai Sethaseree from Thailand.

Below that is "The Infinite Episode" by Jitish Kallat, dental plaster sculptures of 20 sleeping animals from the different continents. The artist describes this as an animalian utopia.

Lunch at the Food for Thought cafe in the museum: Hawaiian Portobello Burger and Satay Beef Rice Bowl.

Wrought iron spiral staircase restored and relocated. It was once the only entry point to the roof of the building, supposedly haunted.

This is the swinging chandelier "Wings of a rich manouevre" by Suzann Victor. Read more about it here. Visit in the evening to see the lighting effect.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP 3 (LHO 10)

Tiny rings and chains. You cannot see the design element yet. Hopefully in the next rounds. Will I regret changing thread colours? I had to as the remaining thread would not be sufficient to finish the pattern.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Mother of Pearl Earrings

The last visit to the local bead shop, I found these earrings. I love mother of pearl and this mosaic MOP reminded me of the Pandora Essence charm. These earrings were sitting in the revolving showcase beckoning. I initially found it a little too blinding because of the crystals but I soon grew to love it so much that I could not resist adding it to my basket. The lady at the shop told me that they come ready made from South Korea.

I spent an hour at the bead shop browsing and shopping. What a lovely time! 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Elizabeth Doily 2 WIP ( LHO 9)

It has been a little slow. Added only 2 rounds and it seemed never ending. That is what happens when there are many other tasks and distractions.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 10

This is the Pandora Rose mesh bracelet stacked with the Freshwater pearl and ruby stretchy bracelet.

On the mesh bracelet is the Pandora Rose Pave heart clip, Her Majesty spacer with purple cubic zirconia, Pandora Rose Floating locket dangle with the pink LOVE petite locket charm. 

I love the Pandora Rose Collection. You can change the petite charm inside the floating locket dangle. I do find that water gets into the locket when I wash my hands but it dries up after some time. Can't wait to get the Floating Locket ring too.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Tube Sculptures Revisited

Remember these
Well, they were still there and I promised you details. 

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP 2 (LHO 10)

Simple but beautiful. I am glad you agree too. Reminds me of a lotus flower. It is not done but I cut and tied the threads because I want to change thread colour. Come back and see it next week.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Visiting National Museum Singapore

A friend and I spent an afternoon at the National Museum in July. We planned to meet at 10:30 am but I went to the wrong venue as I thought we were to meet at the National Gallery. No matter, after some walking and a short bus ride. I was there, 15 mins later.  We spent a couple of hours at the exhibits before and after lunch. I have lived in Singapore for over 30 years but it was my first visit to this museum. It was a lovely afternoon. Have you visited a museum recently?