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, 25 December 2017
Sunday, 24 December 2017
New Tatting Books
I ordered these on Amazon just before Black Friday and it arrived last week. Finally I have new patterns to play with. It will have to wait till the festivities are over. I am currently tatting the Josephine doily which is taking longer than expected.
I hope you are having a fun time with family and friends during these holidays.
Friday, 22 December 2017
A Tropical Dessert
A coconut fruit filled with coconut ice cream topped with walnuts, a spear of chocolate and skewered rambutan stuffed with pineapple.
It was not as good as I remembered it to be because the ice cream was gritty with dessicated coconut. It was not as creamy.
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
New Cat Food
I bought these for Tsuru to try. A new brand Sajo, from South Korea. I hope she eats it. Otherwise it will have to be donated to Tripod, my sister's cat.
I love the bag it came in. Surely describes Tsuru. The vet has recommended more wet food and low protein kibble for her. But with her fussy taste buds, I am always looking for new brands to try.
Nope, not her favourite, did not trump her favourite Japanese brand. What do you expect from a cat named Tsuru, which means Japanese crane.
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Josephine Doily WIP2
I have tatted a few more rounds but made a mistake. I am not correcting it as I only realised it after finishing the round. It will not affect the subsequent rounds of the pattern but the lower ring should be 2 ds larger and there should not be picots in the chains on either side of the ring.
Yes it is staying, not a fan of cutting or unpicking one whole round.
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
I saw these for sale at the local supermarket. I was really tempted to buy them but someone reminded me that I already have too many plants. A photo of it on my blog will have to suffice.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
This version of Matilda has simple chains unlike the earlier one. A pattern from Lee Hye-oon of Lovely Tatting. Using two distinct colours, you can see that one colour is tatted first while the second is intertwined and joined to the first. Both versions are pretty. This one is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 635 Violet Pink Dark and Col. 646 Purple Iris Dark.
Monday, 11 December 2017
A Sleeping Cat
She knows how to relax.
I wish I could sleep as well as she does.
She loves her catnip pillows.
Friday, 8 December 2017
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Margaret sent me this pattern when she saw it on the Bella Online Tatting Newsletter. Thank you Margaret. It is a pattern by Lee Hye-oon and it can also be found in her new book 'Lovely Tatting: Doilies for Fall & Winter'.
I used Lizbeth Size 20 threads Col. 620 Azalea Medium and Col. 694 Harvest Orange Medium.
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
It looks exactly like the real fruit
But it is actually a cake.
Must try it one day.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Josephine Doily WIP1
I interpreted the pattern incorrectly and tatted the above. My apologies to the designer. Below is what it should be.
The pattern is by Lee Hye-oon and can be found here on Lovely Tatting.
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Monday, 4 December 2017
Dinner at Daimon Bistro
The newly refurbished bistro
It could look like you were in Hong Kong instead
The lights in there made all the photos without the use of flash pink
Water was served in enamel cups with the chef's mantra.
Chef Alvin Leung is known as The Demon Chef.
Barbequed Pork Mexican Milk Buns
Popcorn Chicken with Waffle
Daimon Cherry Duck
Claypot Lard Rice
Friday, 1 December 2017
This plant had some lovely purple flowers.
I have only seen the plant but not the flowers until now.
It looks like a Chlorophytum but I may be wrong.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
This is her favourite dry food these days.
She won't eat unless she has some of this on her plate.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Not much tatting has been done.
I tried to start another pattern from Lee Hye-Oon.
I guess I was distracted with too much online shopping
that I tatted this all wrong.
Can you believe that this was all I tatted the whole
of last week.
Monday, 27 November 2017
Streets of Shanghai French Quarter
We took a lovely morning stroll through some of the loveliest streets lined with these trees.
As the autumn temperatures were getting cooler, we saw residents airing their blankets getting ready for winter.
This local grocer had many fruits and vegetables and other sundries catering to the community in the area.
Live hairy crabs for sale
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Brunch at Mr & Mrs Bund
Arugula Parmesan Salad
Tripe Sauce Piquante (Beef Tripe)
Tomato Mozza Salad
Escargot Garlic Parsley
Pate de campagne
Croque Mr Bund (Ham & Cheese French Toast)
and Mashed Potato
We did not order any main courses or desserts at this brunch.
I am sure the rest of the menu is just as delicious.
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Have you visited Lovely Tatting by Lee Hye-Oon? This pattern is on her website. I tatted this in Venus Size 40 in Col. 486. Does it look like it is spinning? Or my eyes are playing tricks? I did not block it before taking a photo.
She has also published two pattern books. I have just ordered them.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Painting the wall with flowers
Aren't they gorgeous?
Red and white blooms
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Friday, 17 November 2017
Peace Hotel Shanghai
Every city has a grand old dame.
The last time we visited, it was under renovation.
Beautiful old architecture with grand interiors.
A beautiful flower arrangement greeted us at the lobby.
Intricate light fixtures
Love this door to the jazz club.
Home to the oldest jazz band that has been playing here every night for over 20 years.
Average age of the six band members is 76 years old.
We should make an effort to listen to the jazz band next time we visit.
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