The Capitol theatre has opened after some refurbishment. It has been incorporated with the new building on the left. Many cafes, restaurants and shops to entice you in but the kids are more interested in the water feature. On a humid evening, the water is much welcomed.
If you love tatted lace, jewellery, plants and anything handcrafted, come back often. I will regularly post items that are made by me, plants that I grow and interesting things that I photograph.
Monday, 31 August 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
This oval motif is tatted in 5 parts. I do like the shape of this. Done in Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 122 Caribbean. Pattern is from Teiko Fujito.
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Friday, 28 August 2015
Bak Kut Teh
This is a popular dish here. My earliest memory of it was when grandpa would take my sister and I with him for breakfast. He would order the pork rib soup (cooked with a variety of Chinese herbs, garlic and peppercorns) and the eu char kueh (Chinese crullers).
In addition to that, I ordered a bowl of rice, mui chai (preserved vegetables) and tau kee (soya bean strips). We shared this as it is too much for one person.
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Thursday, 27 August 2015
It looks a little different from the photo in the book The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito. This is the first pattern in the book on page 3. This could be because my thread gaps were a little longer than in the book. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 700 English Rose Medium and Col. 675 Fern Green Medium.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
These two plants made a great combination : in terms of colours and leaf shape. It is a hedge by the car park lot at one of our makan haunts. That's where we would sometimes have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Where we buy our durians, do laundry and visit Sheng Shiong supermarket for groceries. Wanton noodles, fish soup and fried oyster at this place are quite good.
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015
A nice diamond shaped pattern from Teiko Fujito on page 27 in The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 165 Grape Splash and Col. 688 Seagreen Dark. I like it!
Monday, 24 August 2015
Houses on Emerald Hill
A quiet Saturday morning. It was peaceful at this residential area just off Orchard Road. Conserved Straits Chinese styled houses lined with frangipani trees.
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Friday, 21 August 2015
At a recent fair, there was a lady selling handmade jewellery and henna tattoos. She was tending the stall all by herself and I was amazed at how she multi-tasked. She could carry a conversation with one customer, sold earrings to another while she designed this on my hand.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
The pattern is one from The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito on page 37. I used Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 152 Christmas Green Mix and Col. 670 Victorian Red. I did not enjoy tatting this but it looks pretty decent. A Christmas coaster in the works? Thank you for your comments in the earlier post.
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Year-Old Fur Babies
Two cats from the shelter that Ruz adopted. The American Curl was very sick when she brought her home but after a year, she has thrived under her care. The Bengal has such silky soft fur. He is very playful.
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Tuesday, 18 August 2015
This pattern is from the book Tatted Fashion by Teiko Fujito. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 threads in Col. 700 English Rose Medium and Col. 697 Fudge Dark. A perfect size for a coaster. Someone mentioned to me recently that it is too pretty to put a mug or glass on it. Do you think so?
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Monday, 17 August 2015
I do not remember having this when we stayed in Kuching, Sarawak but these days, this is quite a popular dish in Singapore. Dry noodles with minced meat and black soya sauce char siu (bbq pork) topped with a lettuce leaf, fried shallots and spring onions. This was breakfast on a Sunday morning.
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Friday, 14 August 2015
Penang Street Cafe
We found this great little cafe at Funan Digital Life Mall. We had the Spicy chicken rice set and the Nasi Kandar set. It was quite good. Sometimes I just miss Malaysian food.
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
This is a pattern in Rozella Linden's book titled 'Tatted Hair Pin Lace Butterflies'. I used Lizbeth Size 20 threads in Col. 132 Tropical Punch and Col. 670 Victorian Red. This is the easiest pattern in the book hence the title above. The intermediate pattern is next but it looks similar to this butterfly. I think I will tat a motif from Teiko Fujito next.
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015
New Bed for Tsuru
New shoes for someone, new bed for Tsuru. The shoe box was too small for her but she insisted on squeezing it in and she did, all by herself.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Rose - Purple & Yellow
This is the last one for now. I prefer the larger glass drops but this is the only colour I have in my stash. What's next? I am still not ready to continue with Ben Fikkert's Corona but Fox and Carollyn have done such a great job at it.
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Monday, 10 August 2015
Blue Rice Dish
Not GM rice, just dyed with blue flower petals. Served with stir fried minced pork with basil, fried egg and cucumber. This was served at a Thai restaurant at Ion Orchard in Singapore. Lunch and great conversations with girlfriends.
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Sunday, 9 August 2015
Saturday, 8 August 2015
What to enjoy during hot humid weather? Shaved ice with colourful sugar syrup, evaporated milk, red beans, sweet corn, attap chee / palm seeds and chin chow / herb jelly.
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Friday, 7 August 2015
Rose - Red & Green
This one is done in Christmas colours. Tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Col. 152 Christmas Green Mix. It will dress up any vase, bottle or bauble.
Thursday, 6 August 2015
"I feel pretty, Oh so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and gay . . ."
"No, I don't!"
"Only she thinks so!!"
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Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Rose - Red & White
This time I alternated red and gold glass drops in this one. Red stands out. I did not have enough of the white glass beads so the second round was done with red beads.
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Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk Pasta
It tastes so much better than it looks. Inspired me to try making this at home. The salted egg yolk made it very good. A nice change from cheese on your pasta. I hope they make it a permanent item on their menu.
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Monday, 3 August 2015
Rose - Black & Grey
The same Rose pattern by Ginny Weathers but tatted in black with grey beads and white glass drops. I like the contrast between the black thread and grey beads.
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Sunday, 2 August 2015
Two numbers were generated and the coasters goes to Margaret and Diane. Please send me your addresses and I will put it in the mail as soon as I can. Thank you all for participating.
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Saturday, 1 August 2015
I received this from a friend. The moment I saw it, I thought of how Tsuru would pose this position whenever she feels hot.
The very next day she did her pose. I just had to show you.
Now isn't this more like it?
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