Monday, 30 July 2012
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Friday, 27 July 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Hot meaning spicy and sour due to lots of vinegar. I like it but it is often too spicy for me. It is gooey due to the cornstarch with bits of straw mushroom, shredded soft tofu, crunchy black fungus, bamboo shoots and beaten eggs. There are many recipes on the web.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
I chose to get this pattern book - Fantasia 3 by Iris Niebach because of this pattern called rose. This is tatted in the bright colours of Lizbeth Size 20 Tropical Punch #132. I decided to only do them as corners. The other corner is still in progress but it should not take too long. Attaching them to the final product may take me longer to accomplish.
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Friday, 20 July 2012
Thursday, 19 July 2012
This plant is called Adenium and more information on it can be found here. This was taken at a garden bazaar show. Many varieties with lovely blooms. I do not have this plant as my balcony does not get much sun. I once bought a pure white one but it died on me and mind you this is a difficult plant to kill.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Now isn't he a handsome fellow? This is a pattern from Jane Eborall and you can find it here. I tatted this in Milford Size 40. I was not too sure how the eye was tatted but it ended up like this. I am very happy with it and he is so animated. Love the legs, the tail and the expression. Thank you Jane.
Friday, 13 July 2012
One more cross pattern from Julie Patterson. This is quite a large cross measuring 8 by 6 inches. Tatted using two shuttles in one round in Milford Size 20 threads. I used about 11 metres of thread per shuttle. I think it would also look interesting using a different colour in each shuttle.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
I wanted them to look like snowdrops but it did not turn out as expected but it still has its charm. Note the dark and light green Delica beads.
Snowdrops have such pristine beauty. So delicate and simple. I have not had the pleasure to see one yet but I am sure it's exquisite!
Saturday, 7 July 2012
I finally tried the Kopi Luwak (from here). It tasted rich with a slight difference but I could not put a finger on it.
Friday, 6 July 2012
Another blinged Clover shuttle. Front is decorated with starfish and the back with flowers. All are nail decals from my collection. I originally bought them for nails but these days they find themselves on shuttles instead. I varnish them with two coats to ensure that the nail decal do not peel off easily. It works well.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
|Tatted in Sun Dappled Forest Perle Size 12|
|Tatted in Milford Black Size 20|
|Strung through velvet covered headbands|
This pattern is from Julie Patterson's book Just Marking Tome. The first one I tatted was with threads from Elena. What a lovely shade of sun dappled forest. I thought I had enough thread to make a fourth flower but I was wrong so you see the picots in the last two rings which are not in the pattern. I could continue and make two more flowers to cover more of the headband. I tatted four flowers with the black one. You could also slip a satin ribbon through them.