Friday, 23 March 2018

Cherry Blossoms at the Flower Dome

I thought the other flowers were more interesting than the cherry blossoms this year but the miniature torii gates and traditional dolls were a nice change. There was also a tea house with the Japanese tea ceremony taking place inside. 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Dog Lanterns and Dragon Dance

I finally passed by Chinatown last weekend and managed this photo for you. I am glad to have seen it before the decorations were taken down.

There was also a lion and dragon dance at the Toa Payoh market and hawker centre when we were there for brunch. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

New Mugs

Can you have too many mugs? I have different mugs for different drinks and I can use a few at the same time. One for coffee, one for oats in the morning, one for honey and lemon kept cold in the fridge, one for ginseng for mid afternoon. And these two new ones, oats and milo for supper. I could not resist the cherry blossoms.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Anya WIP1 (LHO3)

I thought I would photograph this with the book cover. Since my Flora pink threads were out of storage, I decided to do an ombre pink with the darkest pink in the centre, or not. Come back to see how this develops.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Rose Gold Crazy

This is the Pandora Rose Dazzling Daisy Chain Ring. It all started with my search for more rose gold jewellery. I seem to be addicted now, wanting to stack more rings on my fingers. Pandora Rose is rose gold plated and this one is set with cubic zirconia.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Kueh Pie Tee Shells

This lunar new year, I made these shells in two sessions, a week apart. Last year I did not make any. I may need to get new moulds as the handle of my current one broke. I guess it could be fixed but if I can find a new one, I should get one or two. It might become obsolete one day or very difficult to find like postcards.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Serafina Doily Completed (LHO2)

Yes, it is done. This pattern is found in Lovely Tatting: Doilies for Fall and Winter by Lee Hye-oon on page 69. I used Daruma Lace Cotton threads in Size 30 Col. #3 (cream) and #10 (brown). In the book, this doily was tatted in baby pink and baby blue. 

I am tempted to try another bicolour pattern from the same book but perhaps before that I should try an easy pattern first.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Whatcha Doing?

Watching my princess sleep.
Tsuru knows when you are up to something.
She hates being photographed.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Serafina WIP4 (LHO2)

All ready for the last round. This is an interesting pattern and is not as difficult as it seems. Quite the contrary. Just need to pay attention to the instructions given in the pattern. After the first repeat, it was a breeze. Do try it, if you have the book.

It is reminding me of a dream catcher.  On the blocking board, it looks quite pretty but I still think it would have looked much prettier in Size 40 Lizbeth. This Daruma Lace Size 30 is like a Perle thread, a little fuzzy.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Light Fixtures

These light fixtures of lotus flowers were found in a Teochew restaurant where we had family lunch in Petaling Jaya. I think they are pretty.

You need a high ceiling for these. Unfortunately, most apartments in Singapore have a ceiling height of 2.5m or 8.2 ft. That will not work.