Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Hanging Lamps


It was a quiet place with very few people. I like that. These hanging lamps are beautiful. 

Monday, 30 July 2012

Entwined Arms of the Cross

Another cross from Julie Patterson's book 'Knots and Crosses'. This was tatted sometime back but I forgot to post this. I remembered taking a photo but it was blurred and later forgot all about it. Done in Omega Size 50 threads.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Rose - Corners or Centrepiece?

I finished the Rose edging which I posted earlier. But, should I use it as corners or as a centrepiece? Any suggestions?

Friday, 27 July 2012

Jane's Parrots

You guessed it! No eyes. Pattern is from Jane Eborall found here. I made a mistake with the third parrot on the far right and it now has a different shape but it works too. I added an extra ring somewhere.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup

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

Tatted Earrings #7

This is the last pair I tatted. You will have to wait a while before the earring muse comes to visit again. This one is red and gold. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Rose Edging

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

Frangipanni Shuttle

I got carried away with the varnish on this one. Layered it on too thick I guess, . . but it is fine! Nail decals add a little sparkle onto this Clover shuttle.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Jane's Robins

Two robins from a pattern by Jane Eborall found here. I know the colours are all wrong but I just wanted them colourful. Again I left the bead out of the eye. I will need to improvise when I put them into the new project I am planning for.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Desert Rose

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


The pattern is by Jane Eborall and tatted in Omega Size 50. I changed the eyes to Josephine knots instead.  I printed out some patterns from Jane and am now busy trying to tat them all. You will see them soon. What are they for? I have a project in mind.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tatted Earrings #6

This pair is tatted onto a diamond shaped filigree stamping with Delica beads and attached to the earhooks with red round Swarovski crystals.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Mother and Child Cross

A cross pattern by Julie Patterson which was tatted in one round using two shuttles. The centre portion was a little tricky and it seemed I took forever to tat this but it was quite satisfying. I used the Omega Size 50 thread. I think I bought 4 balls of the Omega Size 50 threads when it was on sale, a variegated purple, black, light orange and this green, which I rather like.

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

Southern Cross

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

Beaded Mucha Earrings

I just received these in the mail a few days ago. I got them from this Etsy shop. Beautiful beadwork!! Thank you so much V.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Clara Edging

This pattern is called Clara from Fantasia 3 by Iris Niebach. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Col. 627 Shell Pink Medium. Edging measures about 1.5 inches wide.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Beauty Soup

It promised to improve beauty and vitality. I am not sure what goes into the soup but it was delicious all the same. The brown bits are shitake mushrooms.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Tatted Earrings #5

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

Buttercup Cross

It is full of mistakes but it is such a pretty cross that I might tat it again. This green thread is from Omega Size 50. The green is more lovely tatted up than on the ball. The pattern is one of Julie Patterson's.

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

Starfish Shuttle

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


Another distraction while I am tatting edgings. I like this colorway. Great for animals. It is Manuela No.10 Color 150. You can find the pattern for this at Be-Stitched.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Balloon Couture

Looks pretty in shades of green but a warning to the wearer though, it gets skimpier by the hour.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tatted Earrings #4

This one is tatted onto a leaf filigree in Lizbeth Size 40 blue river glades (#164) with some Delica beads. The large round Swarovski crystal matched the thread colours perfectly. The earrings do look much better than the photo. 7cm or 2.7 inches in length (including ear wires).

Monday, 2 July 2012

Ladder of Flowers

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.