Friday 28 September 2018

Tatting on K Drama

I watch Korean Drama quite frequently. I was flipping channels one night on the cable tv and came across this. I was not following this series but was surprised to see tatting worn here. Quite elegant. She had the same black bracelet on the other wrist too. Sorry for the blurred photo as I had to quickly take a photo from the tv screen. The K drama is called Another Miss Oh.

Thursday 27 September 2018

Elizabeth Doily 3 Completed (LHO 9)

I have no choice but to stop tatting here, short of one row to completion. I did not realize how much thread I needed for this pattern. I used thread that I have no option to repurchase and I used up the ball. The only other colour I have in this thread is white but it would look strange. So it is completed. It ruffles a little and the rings of the 'spokes' are elongated from the blocking.

Tatted in Victor cotton thread #40 in cream, it measures 15 inches across. The pattern is from Lee Hye-oon's book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer on page 19.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Lilac Gladiolus

I have not seen this colour for gladiolus before. They are usually red, pink, white, yellow and orange. I saw these at a hotel lobby recently. So pretty! 

I remember my mom made a flower arrangement for Sunday church service once. I think she paired them with spider orchids from her garden and the pink Honolulu creeper growing wild near our house. Amazing, what you choose to remember from childhood.

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Picking Colours WIOSNA 2018

Have you seen Tat-ology Fox on Instagram? She is tatting Renulek's WIOSNA 2018 pattern in beautiful autumn colours. The last WIOSNA pattern I tatted was also influenced by Fox. That was in a variety of purples. You can see it here.

I think I am going to copycat Fox and tat one too. I had lots of fun picking out thread. I have 3 colour schemes for consideration. Will you help me choose? In each, I picked a variegated thread and chose other solid colours to compliment it.

Scheme A Country Kitchen
Lizbeth Col. 160, 637, 661, 682 & 700

Scheme B Herbal Garden
Lizbeth Col. 179, 668, 675, 681, 693 & 697

Scheme C Purple Marble
Lizbeth Col. 173,  605, 606, 607, 643, 646 & 647

Which would you choose?

Monday 24 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 11

This bracelet features a black and white palette. I love the retired black and white charms. They are all brand new charms except for one pre-owned Forget me not onyx charm I got from Etsy. 

From left to right: Pandora black enamel flower clip, Pandora silver CZ nautical black pave lights charm, Pandora openwork black enamel flower charm, Pandora white orchid dangle, Mystic floral enamel charm, Pandora black forget me not onyx charm and another Pandora black enamel clip.

Friday 21 September 2018

At the National Museum of Singapore

These were 2 exhibits from the Signature Art Prize 2018 Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation. Top is a paper collage on Buddhist monk robes "Untitled ( Hua Lamphong)" by Thasnai Sethaseree from Thailand.

Below that is "The Infinite Episode" by Jitish Kallat, dental plaster sculptures of 20 sleeping animals from the different continents. The artist describes this as an animalian utopia.

Lunch at the Food for Thought cafe in the museum: Hawaiian Portobello Burger and Satay Beef Rice Bowl.

Wrought iron spiral staircase restored and relocated. It was once the only entry point to the roof of the building, supposedly haunted.

This is the swinging chandelier "Wings of a rich manouevre" by Suzann Victor. Read more about it here. Visit in the evening to see the lighting effect.

Thursday 20 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP 3 (LHO 10)

Tiny rings and chains. You cannot see the design element yet. Hopefully in the next rounds. Will I regret changing thread colours? I had to as the remaining thread would not be sufficient to finish the pattern.

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Mother of Pearl Earrings

The last visit to the local bead shop, I found these earrings. I love mother of pearl and this mosaic MOP reminded me of the Pandora Essence charm. These earrings were sitting in the revolving showcase beckoning. I initially found it a little too blinding because of the crystals but I soon grew to love it so much that I could not resist adding it to my basket. The lady at the shop told me that they come ready made from South Korea.

I spent an hour at the bead shop browsing and shopping. What a lovely time! 

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Elizabeth Doily 3 WIP ( LHO 9)

It has been a little slow. Added only 2 rounds and it seemed never ending. That is what happens when there are many other tasks and distractions.

Monday 17 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 10

This is the Pandora Rose mesh bracelet stacked with the Freshwater pearl and ruby stretchy bracelet.

On the mesh bracelet is the Pandora Rose Pave heart clip, Her Majesty spacer with purple cubic zirconia, Pandora Rose Floating locket dangle with the pink LOVE petite locket charm. 

I love the Pandora Rose Collection. You can change the petite charm inside the floating locket dangle. I do find that water gets into the locket when I wash my hands but it dries up after some time. Can't wait to get the Floating Locket ring too.

Friday 14 September 2018

Tube Sculptures Revisited

Remember these
Well, they were still there and I promised you details. 

Thursday 13 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP 2 (LHO 10)

Simple but beautiful. I am glad you agree too. Reminds me of a lotus flower. It is not done but I cut and tied the threads because I want to change thread colour. Come back and see it next week.

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Visiting National Museum Singapore

A friend and I spent an afternoon at the National Museum in July. We planned to meet at 10:30 am but I went to the wrong venue as I thought we were to meet at the National Gallery. No matter, after some walking and a short bus ride. I was there, 15 mins later.  We spent a couple of hours at the exhibits before and after lunch. I have lived in Singapore for over 30 years but it was my first visit to this museum. It was a lovely afternoon. Have you visited a museum recently?

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Lavender Doily 2 WIP (LHO 10)

This is a new pattern from Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer by Lee Hye-oon. I am using Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 641 Lilac Dark. It starts with long picots and each round ends with a split chain. Looks simple.

Monday 10 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 9

This week, I mixed it with two Swarovski crystal pearls in creamrose.

From left to right: Pandora Shimmering lace charm, Swarovski creamrose crystal pearl, Crystallised floral openwork charm, Swarovski creamrose crystal pearl and Glittering shapes charm.

My favourite in this bracelet is the Glittering shapes charm.

Friday 7 September 2018

Freshwater Pearl & Gold Bracelet

This one is for days when I feel the need to stack with the gold two toned Pandora bracelet. The freshwater pearls have a gold tinge and I paired them with Swarovski bicones for sparkle and a gold focal bead. 

Stretchy bracelets should not be too tight as it will leave temporary indentations on your wrist. It should not be too loose either. It should sit nicely with a tiny gap between your wrist and bracelet. I feel that will be most comfortable. Of course the stretchy thread will need to be replaced as it will get worn out or loose its stretch. Try to do that before it breaks or risk loosing your beads. 

Thursday 6 September 2018

Tatting for Nectar 8

This is the last one.
In total eight.

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Pandora Charm Earrings

I purchased the earring charm barrels recently so that I could wear charms as earrings. The fish hooks are also Pandora which I bought from Rue La La earlier. I am pleased! 

I have tons of earrings. Why do I need more? 

Well, these are Pandora Rose. I only have a few rose gold earrings. Love these Pandora Rose White Primrose Meadow charms! Perfect to match the Pandora Rose bracelet or bangle.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Elizabeth Doily 2 (LHO 9)

I am so glad I listened to your comments on the last post on this. I had started the next round but made a mistake after a few repeats. Cut and ended it. Then came your comments. So I picked up my shuttles and decided to continue. Glad I did!

Now to continue with this Lee Hye-oon pattern and complete Elizabeth Doily 3. Pattern can be found in Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring & Summer. Come back to see it in a couple of weeks.

Monday 3 September 2018

Pandora Bracelet of the Week 8

This is the limited edition Mother's Day 2018 Pandora Moments Silver Padlock Bangle Flourishing Hearts. I love this bangle, especially the lovely padlock clasp. I just got it in July 2018. As with all new clasps, you need to practise putting it on and taking it off. I just love how pretty it is. I find it easier than the heart clasp and the cubic zirconia signature clasp.

Here I paired it with the Pre-Autumn 2018 Spinning Hearts of Pandora charm. The two inner rings are moveable. A little difficult to manoeuvre, worn on the wrist but if you wear it as a necklace, you can spin away your anxieties. 

In this collection, I also purchased the Pandora Rose Crown O and the Spinning Pandora Signature Dangle. Hope to show how I wear it soon.