Monday, 16 January 2017

Happy 2017



It has been 15 days in but never too late to wish you a Happy New Year.

These are my fortune cats for 2016 (right) and for 2017 (left). Both are solar powered so the arms swings whenever there is enough light.

I hope 2017 will be a year full of exciting experiences. Wishing you all good health, good fortune and good tatting. 

Friday, 30 December 2016

Neon Lights



It is very colorful especially against the night sky. An unusual way to light up a Chinese temple but it looks very pretty. I am hoping that I will be able to get more photos during the Lunar New Year when there will be fireworks.



Thursday, 29 December 2016

Christmas Cakes



Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with butter icing and Christmas cookies. My sister made the cake and her daughter did the decorating. This was eaten on Christmas Day.


This was the cake we had on Christmas eve. 
Again decorated by my niece. 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Mary



I was drawn to this pattern by the placement of beads. A Jennifer Williams snowflake pattern on page 20 of her Tatted Snowflakes book.

Tatted in Altin Basak Size 50 in Col. 328 and Delica beads in DB22L.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Eileen



This is another snowflake pattern by Jennifer Williams. Just like Lynn, you need a 15mm ring. You start by tatting over it and continue with Round 2. You can do a split chain and continue to Round 3 without cutting your threads. 

The first snowflake I tatted was in Altin Basak Size 50 Siyam 1 (black with silver threads). I forgot to make the centre picot larger than the two side ones and when I remembered to do it in the second snowflake, I realised it made it look so much better.

The second snowflake was done in Altin Basak Size 50 in 2351 (gold with gold threads). The larger picot in the centre made the arms looked longer. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Lynn



This Jennifer Williams pattern from Tatted Snowflakes uses a ring in the centre which is tatted over. I used a 15mm closed ring for Lizbeth Size 20 thread Col. 152 Christmas Green. For the Lizbeth Size 40 thread Col. 147 Red Burst, I used a 12mm ring.

These could be hung on the tree as I made a loop for it. I tatted them in Christmas colours not for my tree (I do not have one) but maybe to include in a card or for someone elses' tree. 

I know I started tatting these snowflakes a little late but no matter, I can still include them as part of the gift wrapping.

Happy Carolling for Christmas eve.


Friday, 23 December 2016

Sleigh & Snowman



At one of our local neighbourhood mall. Christmas decorations made with plastic bottles.


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Mall Christmas Tree




This seems to be a popular Christmas tree design this year. This one looks quite pretty at one of our local malls. I hate shopping at the stores this time of the year as it is extra crowded during this holiday time. I did do most of my Christmas shopping online this year. Have not even seen the Christmas street lights on Orchard Road yet. Maybe after Christmas.



Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Ruth


Another snowflake pattern from Jennifer Williams. I thought the swirl effect in this pattern made it look a little different. I really like it. 

Top is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Green Ice Col. 187. But the swirl is more obvious in the lower motif tatted in Lizbeth Twirlz Size 20 in Midnight Mist Col. 407.

The first few rings were a little confusing as you really needed the diagram to see where to join the picots to but once you got the first repeat down, the other 5 were easy.

Yes, that was fun!