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. 

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.

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

Matilda V2

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

New Plants

Calathea roseopicta


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.

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

Skewered Meat

Jumbo Springroll

Daimon Cherry Duck

Claypot Lard Rice

Friday 1 December 2017

Pretty Purple

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.