Wednesday 28 February 2018

Six Years Without Umi

I have Tsuru because of Umi.

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Tat A Monument In Pink

These are twenty squares ready to be sent to Cathy. I added some beads to a few squares. I hope that it is okay. Can you spot those in the photo?

I managed to find some Flora size 20 threads in 3 shades of pink (#224, 211 & 207) and tatted with those, plus the Milford Mercer in pink and ombre pink. 

I did not manage to buy a postcard of Singapore so I used what I already had in my stationery stash. A postcard is not easy to buy these days. Most shops do not sell them any more unless you visit tourist attractions or hotel gift shops.

Makes me think of what else is becoming obsolete.

Cathy has just sent out an e-mail to say that she has extended the deadline to 30 March 2018. So please join in if you can. Details are linked here.

Monday 26 February 2018

Painted Glass Beads

I visited the China Craft Fair at a local mall and saw these beads. They are glass but painted with a tiny brush from the inside. Above are gold fish beads and the artist asked if I wanted it customised. Yes, please.

This one is a little out of focus but you get that it is a bamboo branch. It is elongated and larger than the gold fish beads. No customisation on this one.

I have not done much tatting so nothing to show you for now. Maybe next week.

Friday 23 February 2018

Tat a Monument in Pink

Late last week, I received an email from Cathy. It was her call to join in the 'Tat a Monument in Pink'. Details are linked here. The deadline is 1st March 2018 and I wonder if I am too late to contribute. Anyway, I managed to tat 2 squares. Perhaps I will email Cathy to ask if she can extend the deadline. 

I followed Cathy's pattern and used the only pink Size 20 threads I have in Milford Mercer pink and ombre pink. I also need to get a postcard. I hope I remember to do that this weekend and post it next week. It will probably reach her after the deadline but hopefully not too late to be incorporated.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Pink & Purple Lions

We had a family lunch in PJ on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year. There was a lion dance at the mall. Very colourful and these lions were throwing oranges into the crowd.

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Black Fortune Cat

This year, I decided to go with this solar powered fortune cat.
Tsuru was wondering why it was waving. She soon got bored.  Hopefully that cat brings some fortune with that Toto ticket it is sitting on.

Friday 16 February 2018

Happy Lunar New Year

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Keong Hee Huat Chai

2018 is the year of the dog

Thursday 15 February 2018

Nails for the New Year

I wanted a reddish purple but it came out more red than purple. Toes are painted in the same red. I never need gel nails on my toes but the shop always promote a gel manicure and pedicure set for the new year. 

The manicurists are mostly from Yunnan, China and they do not get to spend new year with their families. They prefer to visit families and home at other times of the year when the shop is not so busy and they can spend more time home.

Wednesday 14 February 2018

CNY Mall Decorations

This year it is red, purple and lots of pinks.
Only here, will you see pink lions.

We will be joining family for dinner tomorrow which is the eve and on new year's day on 16 February.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Alice Doily WIP4 (LHO1)

This is the exact spot when I stopped to check and found a mistake made 4 rounds earlier. Can you imagine my horror? I immediately chucked the doily to one side. I hate mistakes! 

If you refer to the previous post and look carefully, you will see the mistake there. I wonder why I did not notice it when I blocked for that photo then. Sigh!

Monday 12 February 2018


Isn't this just beautiful?
It is growing on the ground.
I have this in a pot hanging in my balcony 
but it does not develop this purple hue.
Probably due to the lack of direct sunlight.

Friday 9 February 2018

Morning Moon

This was taken a few days after the blood blue moon on 31st January. On that night and the nights before and after, the moon was extra bright. It woke me up with moonlight streaming across my bed from the window.

Thursday 8 February 2018

Serafina Doily WIP2 (LHO2)

This round is interesting. 
I was intrigued. 
I had to stop myself from continuing as I have been neglecting the other doily.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Barber Shop

This Indian barber shop was all decked out with lunar new year decorations. Love the red streamers across the ceiling. Very festive. He has clientele from all races. This barber shop is old school and still cater to the needs of many. 

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Serafina Doily WIP1 (LHO2)

Round 2 successfully added.

I had originally wanted to use a different colour scheme but had to settle for this in Daruma Lace Cotton Size 30 
Col. 3 (beige) & 10 (brown).

Monday 5 February 2018

Globes of Flowers

This staircase was from the mall to the train station.
All decked up for the lunar new year

Friday 2 February 2018

Perfect Distraction

Would this catch your attention? It certainly caught mine. I was walking out of the underground train station when I was greeted by this. Yes, it made me smile!

Thursday 1 February 2018

Serafina motif (LHO2)

I tatted the top one first and wondered why it would not lay flat like the pattern. Well, because it was missing plenty of rings. As you can see in the second attempt when it was done correctly. It was deja vu, I know I have definitely made this same mistake before with the same results.