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.
Friday, 28 December 2018
Thursday, 27 December 2018
Chamomile Doily 2 (LHO 13)
My doily does not look like the photo in the book because I left the bare thread gaps too large. But I love it anyway. Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 threads in Col. 605 Silver. This pattern can be found in Lee Hye-Oon's book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer on page 79.
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Wednesday, 26 December 2018
These bamboo orchids look lovely. They were swaying in the wind but they stood still for a while when I took the photo 😊.
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Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Monday, 24 December 2018
Minnie Mouse in a nyonya kebaya
Just one of many
This is the Christmas tree at Raffles City.
Friday, 21 December 2018
We received this card a few Christmasses ago. It is such an amazing and intricate creation. I thought I would share this with you. It also closes flat and I just love the elegant neutral colours.
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Thursday, 20 December 2018
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Designing A Christmas Bracelet WIP
These are the 3 Pandora charms I have that are ideal for the Christmas season. From left: Christmas ornament (2018 limited edition), Perfect Christmas dangle and the Red enamel pinecone charm (retired). I need to add more charms to fill the bracelet . . . . . or not?
Did you see the phrase on the dangle?
"It's not what's under the tree that matters,
It's who's gathered around it."
Monday, 17 December 2018
Pandora Bracelet of the Week 20
I caved and got the Pandora Rose Happy Reindeer. Here it is on the Pandora Rose bangle with the Ice formation clips and the Hearts of Pandora Spacer. One to stack for the holiday season.
Friday, 14 December 2018
More Flowers Galore
I love these bouquets. Ready for a vase and some make excellent dried flowers.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Chamomile Doily 2 WIP
Started on this pattern by Lee Hye-oon in her book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer on page 79. Just finished tatting Rounds 1 and 2 in Lizbeth size 40 threads Col. 605 Silver. There are two more rounds to tat.
As usual needed a distraction while tatting the last round of WIOSNA 2018. It should be completed before Christmas.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
These roses are probably from
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.
Look at how they are packed and protected.
They must be from further afield from Europe.
Blue and multi-coloured.
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Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Night Sky Charms
I wanted to design a Pandora bracelet with these charms; Pave sphere (to symbolize the moon), vintage night sky dangle and the Wishing star charm.
I will probably need other charms for this bracelet like the Dazzling fireworks, Galaxy spacers, Cosmic stars clips, Blue geometric facets, Night sky charm and Galaxy openwork charm.
Monday, 10 December 2018
Pandora Bracelet of the Week 19
I call this my Space Odyssey bracelet. When I first saw Cosmo Tommy, I loved that charm but I wondered if I should get it. I thought about how 'age inappropriate' he would be for me. But I think I need his influence - "Cosmo Tommy has an adventurous spirit and big dreams which he shares with those around him, inspiring them to try new things."
Here he is on my Pandora oxidized silver bracelet with:
(from left) Starry night clip, Planet of love (seosonal), Personal galaxy safety chain, Cosmo Tommy, Celestial Mosaic and Big star pave clip.
Friday, 7 December 2018
Last week, I went with friends to the cut flowers wholeseller to get flowers for a friend's MIL’s 80th birthday. I have not been to this place in years and it was so much fun to walk through the cold room where all the flowers were stored. What was so enjoyable? Seeing so many beautiful flowers in a cool environment. Oh yes!
I do not know the names of the two flowers above but I just love the purples. Veronica and Liatris? So much variety and everything is imported except for some orchids. I should have slowed down and looked at the names on the price tags.
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Our friend was home from Shanghai and we had to go get some local dishes to whet her appetite. We had lunch at a Nasi Padang place. We ordered rice, beef rendang, sambal sotong, kurma chicken, fried selar fish, sayur lodeh, fried ladies fingers and mee rebus to share. I know, plenty for 3 people.
There is only a photo of mee rebus to show you because we gobbled the rest before I remembered to take a photo. It was delicious although the mee rebus was a little too sweet for my taste. I preferred the mee rebus in Johor Bahru.
Monday, 3 December 2018
Pandora Bracelet of the Week 18
This week I decided to wear the Pandora Open Bangle with the new String of Beads silver charm in the centre. The surrounding glass beads are not Pandora but they are from a talented glass artist from Russia. I just love the colours of the glass beads.
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Thursday, 29 November 2018
WIOSNA 2018 WIP 8
This round is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 637 Country Grape Medium. In this photo it looks like the same colour as the centre but it is in fact slightly lighter than the centre which was tatted in Col. 682 Country Grape Dark. I think the next round should be back to the variegated thread Col.160 Country Kitchen.
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Pandora Autumn 2018 Charms
These three Pandora charms are not sold here. They were released as part of the Autumn 2018 collection. A friend visited Europe and she kindly got these for me. Love all 3 pieces. I think they look good together.
From left: Regal heart charm, Lock and heart charm and Regal beauty charm.
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Cabbage, potatoes, carrot, french beans and bell peppers went into this stew with some frozen mid joint chicken wings. We ate this with steamed rice. Also had it with stir fried spinach in garlic and oyster sauce and my favourite bitter gourd omelette. That took care of dinner. What did you have for dinner last night?
Monday, 26 November 2018
Pandora Bracelets of the Week 17
This week I am pairing the Pandora Rose Modern Lovepods bracelet with the Pandora Essence. Charms on the Essence are the Pandora Rose Love makes a family charm on either sides of the Affection charm with the 14K gold heart.
Pandora Modern Lovepods items are not sold here but this bracelet was a promotional gift with purchase. I love it. I would love to add the Pandora Rose Modern Lovepods ring and spacers to my collection too.
Friday, 23 November 2018
Goldfish Glass Bead Silver Ring
Remember this painted glass bead which I posted here?
I recently got this fish hook ring which you can add and change the beads? Yes, I will be adding my Pandora charms on this ring too.
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Thursday, 22 November 2018
WIOSNA 2018 WIP 7
I continued this round with the same colour thread - Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 661 Country Turquoise Medium. This particular round felt like the tatting was never ending. But it did. All it took was lots of patience and perseverance.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Cherry Blossom Motif 3 (LHO 12)
The distraction tatting is done. I did not have any more of the cream thread so I used the pink which is a different size and brand. I think it works although it still makes me uneasy.
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Monday, 19 November 2018
Pandora Bracelet of the Week 16
This bracelet is the oxidized silver bracelet with silver clasp.
From left is the winter wonderland clip (14K), luminous hearts charm (14K), fluttering butterflies charm, luminous florals pendant, moss charm (14K), luminous florals charm and another winter wonderland clip (14K).
I wanted to combine the mother of pearl charms and the oxidized charms and bracelet. I love the combination. I stacked it with the freshwater pearl and black spinel stretchy bracelet.
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Friday, 16 November 2018
Sometimes I get a craving for these rolls. Found these at a coffee shop in Teck Whye. Also had the grilled pork in a baguette. It was a satisfying lunch last Saturday.
Thursday, 15 November 2018
WIOSNA 2018 WIP 6
This round is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 661 Country Turquoise Medium.
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
The roadside plants were topped up with fresh compost and mushrooms sprouted. Love that texture on the caps. It has been raining a lot with plenty of thunder and lightning.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Cherry Blossom Motif 1 (LHO 11)
I needed a distraction from WIOSNA 2018. A fast to tat motif. This is a pattern from Lee Hye-oon's Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer on page 25. What will it evolve to?
Monday, 12 November 2018
Pandora Bracelet of the Week 15
The Pandora Essence Silver Bracelet with Pandora Rose Essence Love makes a family, Pandora Rose Cute Bunny, Pandora Essence Affection and the Pandora Rose Regal Key. If you like a lightweight bracelet with few charms, I would recommend the Essence bracelet. The Essence charms comes fitted with silicone so once you slide them into position on the bracelet, it should not move around too much. I love it because you forget you have a bracelet on. I prefer the round charms to the button/medallion shaped ones (for Essence) because the latter sometimes flip/roll. I also like to place small charms or dangles from the regular collection in between Essence charms.
This is the Pandora Rose Cute Bunny. It is a small charm and it looked dwarfed among my other charms but on the Essence bracelet, the size is just right. The same goes with the Pandora Rose Regal Key.
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