Monday 31 August 2015

The New and the Old

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.

Saturday 29 August 2015

TF #27

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.

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.

Thursday 27 August 2015

TF #1

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. 

Tuesday 25 August 2015

TF #26

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. 

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

TF #38

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.

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.

Tuesday 18 August 2015

TF #31

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?

Monday 17 August 2015

Kolo Mee

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.

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.

Thursday 13 August 2015

Easy Butterfly

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday 9 August 2015

Saturday 8 August 2015

Ice Kacang

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.

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

My Tsuru

"I feel pretty, Oh so pretty, 

I feel pretty and witty and gay . . ."

"No, I don't!"

"Only she thinks so!!"

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.

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.

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.

Sunday 2 August 2015

Coasters Winners

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.

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?