Friday 29 June 2018

Tsuru's New Bowl

Tsuru has a new water bowl. Got it from H&M home. It was on sale for RM10. She has been drinking from the same two rice bowls since she was a kitten and she prefers the bowl in the air conditioned room than the one in the kitchen. Water must be more delicious cooled.

Thursday 28 June 2018

Dahlia Doily 1 (LHO 8) Completed

It took longer than expected as I was away visiting family. I do like this pattern a lot. I might tat another. This was done in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 664 Ocean Teal Medium.

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Moonstone Bracelets

Tiny charoite barrel beads with fresh water pearls, hill tribe silver charms and beads, with faceted grey moonstone as the focal point. You could stack these together on your wrist or pair them with other silver bracelets.

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Annabelle Doily 1 (LHO7) Completed.

The mistake has been corrected. I may not continue to Doily 2 of this pattern because it is quite a large doily. I do like the colour of this Lizbeth Size 40 thread in Col. 156 Juicy Watermelon. If I do continue, I would change the thread colour to a light green. Should I? I do want to make some more stretchy bracelets. We will have to see. 

Monday 25 June 2018

Fried Koay Teow

The secret to this dish is the soya sauce used and the temperature of the wok. It is not a dish for the health concious but having it occasionally whets the craving. This is the Malaysian version. We had this recently at a hawker near where we used to stay in Kuala Lumpur. The Singapore version is fried with sweet black soya sauce instead.

Friday 22 June 2018

Red Cattleya

An orchid bloom in my sister's garden. Mom was quite proud of it because she is the one who applies fertiliser each time she visits. She said it was the first flowering since growing it from a small plant. 

Thursday 21 June 2018

Annabelle Doily 1 WIP2

I circled where it went wrong. I tatted one too many trefoil. Only realized it when I was pinning it for blocking. Now I have to cut and remove one repeat and join the chain correctly. This is what happens when you are not paying attention and watching too much K drama.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

More Clover Shuttles

I received this in the mail from a generous friend the day after the Clover shuttles blog post. Wasn't it such a coincidence. Now I have more shuttles to play with. 

Thank you C.

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Peranakan Lunch

Green Mango Kerabu
A salad with shredded mango, onions, bird's eye chilli, roasted peanuts, fried anchovies in a lime dressing.

Peranakan Platter

Clockwise from 11: Fried cuttlefish turnip, barbeque chicken,  steamed rice, grilled stingray fish and sambal petai with prawns (centre).

I had lunch with my mom and sister in Kuala Lumpur last weekend. It was a girls' shopping day out. The mall was crowded that Sunday as many were out shopping for Hari Raya.

Monday 18 June 2018

Rice Dumplings

It is chang season. These are called kee chang. Glutinous rice dumplings which are eaten with sweet palm sugar syrup. Have not had these in years. Bought 10 dumplings to try. The savoury rice dumplings with filling can be found all year round but these are only available during this season on the 15th day of the 5th month in the Chinese calendar.

Friday 15 June 2018

15% Discount Code

If you are thinking of getting the custom woven labels from the Dutch Label Shop, Abby has offered a 15% discount with this code umintsuru15. It will be valid for the next 60 days. Happy creating! I would love to see your labels.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Woven Labels Received

My custom labels from Dutch Label Shop arrived a few days ago. The labels were ready three days after I ordered but the tracking was pending and after 3 weeks, I was getting worried. It shipped from the Netherlands. But I need not have worried. My enquiry was answered very promptly and packaged arrived safely.

If you read my earlier post, I ordered 3 different designs. I am very happy with the results. Tell me what you think.

2.7 x 0.9 inch
iron on

2.4 x 0.8 inch
sew on

2.4 x 0.6 inch
iron on

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Dog Lanterns

These lanterns were made to decorate Chinatown for the Lunar New Year 2018. Now they dot the street market at Chinatown. These were spotted near the Buddha tooth relic temple. It was lighted but it was still too early in the evening to see clearly in this photo.

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Niece's Bracelet

Matt Morganite beads paired with hill tribe silver beads and charms. This was made for my niece. A belated birthday gift.

Monday 11 June 2018

Tsuru's Waiting

She often sits in front of the door whether it is open or closed. 

Waiting. . .

I wonder what she must be thinking.

What's for dinner tonight?

Friday 8 June 2018

Dahlia Doily 1 WIP1

I chose this pattern to tat from Lee Hye-oon's Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer. Many more rounds to go. I am using Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 664 in Ocean Teal Medium.

Thursday 7 June 2018

Nephew's Bracelet

I put together this for my nephew for his birthday. The centre bead is jade with two Celtic knot beads. I hope he likes it.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Annabelle Doily 1 WIP1

Round one tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col.156 Juicy Watermelon. The clover is tatted with a mock ring at the base. I hope the thread colours will not take away from the pattern design. We will see after the next round is done. Another pattern from Lovely Tatting Doilies for Fall and Winter by Lee Hye-oon.

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Large Clover Shuttles

I could not resist this. Large Clover shuttles in new colours. I was at the craft shop in Chinatown to get some crystal string for my stretchy bracelets. I have plenty of shuttles but mostly prefer to tat with the Sewmate and Clover shuttles. The Sewmate picks are sharper and thinner but these Clover ones are sharp too. Very handy when you need to unpick. The large ones are especially useful for bigger projects or when beads are required. What is your favourite shuttle?

Monday 4 June 2018

Chrysoprase Silver Charm Bracelet

The chrysoprase used in this stretchy bracelet is described as matt lemon. I thought they were quite unusual. I added so tribe silver charms - rose blooms, rose buds, leaves, a dragonfly and pinched beads in between. This was the third and last bracelet made that weekend. Thank you for visiting.

Friday 1 June 2018

Green Pearl Bracelet

Dyed freshwater pearls with enamel beads.
Another stretchy bracelet made last weekend.
All three were green.
Maybe next week,
I will make some purple ones.