Friday 28 April 2017

Malayan Eyebright

Pretty tiny white flowers 
(~ 5mm) peek through the grass lawn.

Also known as Legazpia polygonoides or 
Torenia polygonoides

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 5

I used the same variegated thread Lizbeth Size 40 Purple Iris Fusion Col. 162 for Round 10. Now measuring about 14 inches across. One more round in this variegated thread before I switch colours again.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Intricate Lantern

This photo does not do justice to this lantern.
Its intricate design is not fully captured but you can still appreciate its beauty.

Monday 24 April 2017

Tmae Princess Version 2 (HMK 10)

This one is complete. 
A pattern by Ha Mi-Kyoung on page 74. 
This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 155 Ocean Sunset.
Which HMK pattern to tat next?
Any suggestions?

Friday 21 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 4

In this Round 9, I decided to change to a variegated thread.
It looks like a different shade of purple in
Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 162 Purple Iris Fusion.
Perhaps it will turn out okay.

Thursday 20 April 2017

New Jade Earrings

These jade earrings were set by a jeweller friend. I bought these jade pieces thinking I could wire them myself using the 14K gold filled findings but decided to get them done by the professional instead. I am glad I did. These are set in 22K gold and tiny green garnets. The carved jade pieces measure about 1.5 inches and drop about 2 inches with the ear hooks. These earrings can be worn on either sides depending on your mood or outfit.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Sweet Tooth

Two of my favourite local desserts.

Ice Jelly with honey sea coconut and palm fruit in syrup with shaved ice.

'Orh nee' or yam (taro) paste with ginkgo seeds and coconut cream.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Tmae Princess Version 1 ( HMK 10)

I finished one of the motifs. This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 161 Sea Island Citrus. Blocking is a must and I also left it in between pages of a pattern book to flatten it. 

It is quite a large motif, measuring 6 inches across. I have not done the 2nd motif as I am currently tatting the Wiosna Spring Doily 2017 Round 9. It is about half way done.

Monday 17 April 2017

Marmite Prawns

Have you had rice porridge with Bovril?
Or toast with butter and Bovril?
Well, when Bovril was unavailable, we chose Marmite.
I remember growing up having that.

We recently had the above dish at a restaurant.
Quite delicious too with rice.

Friday 14 April 2017

Tmae Princess WIP 2

Round 2 completed.
One more round to go.
Please ignore the pin holes in my blocking board.

Thursday 13 April 2017

Budak Jahat

One of the nicknames this princess is called 
when she misbehaves.
It just means naughty child in Malay.

How does she misbehave?
She meows at the bedroom door to come in and not a minute later she scratches at the door wanting to go out. 
She does this several times each night.

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 3

Round 7 completed

Round 8 completed

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Sentosa Boardwalk

This is the view from the centre of the boardwalk linking Singapore and Sentosa. 
On the right is Harbour Front and on the left is Sentosa.

Cruise ships and the cable cars.

Saw some gar fish(?) in waters around the boardwalk.

Monday 10 April 2017

Tmae Princess WIP

I forgot to join the picots in the central rings of the top motif and the long picots were not consistent in length. I decided to redo and tatted the bottom one. It was a breeze when it is fresh in your mind. Two more rounds to go. 

Friday 7 April 2017

Not Recommended

It looked delicious enough but it did not taste good.
The cake was compact and tasted of flour.
I would not buy it again.

Thursday 6 April 2017

Wiosna 2017 WIP 2

Rounds 4-6 tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 641 Lilac Dark.

Wednesday 5 April 2017


They should look more blue but exposed to bright sunlight, it now looks a pale blue.

These were planted as a roadside shrub.
It looks pretty now but when it rains, it is a sorry sight.
Enjoy its' beauty!

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Lime Soda (HMK9)

As usual, I overdid it with the blocking. It is a pretty pattern by Ha Mi-Kyoung on page 86 of her book. I used Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 129 Purple Splendour and it is tatted in one round with two shuttles. In hers, she used two different colours. Love her version too.

Monday 3 April 2017

Potato Sticks

I recently discovered these potato sticks. 

My favourite are the balsamic vinegar potato chips from Lorenz but this could be my new favourite.

Although you can get the Jagabee pack in local stores, the Potato Farm pack was bought in Hokkaido, Japan. I have not seen that in Singapore. Both are very good!!