Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cute Christmas Wreath (HMK 8)

The ending was a little tricky. I am sure I made a mistake at the end with the top motif. Just that it is not obvious. I do like the intertwined long picots. 

It was tat, unpick, tat, unpick, tat unpick, tat! The second motif with beads showed the mistake at the ends so I had to tat and re-tat several times. I wanted to figure it out myself although you could follow the video with the QR code in the Ha Mi-Kyoung book.

Top is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 185 Artic Waters.  Love this colourway. Bottom is tatted with Miyuki Delica beads DB622.

Monday, 27 March 2017

What Is My Name?

This is the red powder puff shrub - Calliandra haematocephala

Friday, 24 March 2017

Dinosaurs among the Supertrees

See the Dye-nosaurs at the Children's Festival 
at Gardens by the Bay this month.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sweet Candy (HMK 7)

How many times can you repeat a mistake?
More than once . . .  as once was not enough to teach me a lesson. The last two rounds should be tatted simultaneously so that the chains can intertwine.

Anyway my mistake gave me a chance to whip out my Celtic shuttles. I just wish these Celtic shuttles were more like the normal shuttles as the threads kept unravelling when I dropped the shuttle.

Yes, it was definitely fiddly but it was an interesting tat.  In this photo, the colours in the left motif looks more soothing while the right looks more striking.

Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in various colours. Left - Col. 156 Juicy Watermelon, Col. 677 Lime Green Medium, Col. 164 Blue River Glades and Col. 708 River Blue Medium.

Right - Col. 147 Red Burst, Col. 714 Seacrest Green, Col. 180 Honey Drizzle and Col. 161 Sea Island Citrus.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Furry Caterpillar?

It is a climber Combretum comosum
You can see the flower buds and some opened flowers
in the right spray.
Birds love to feed on its nectar.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sweet Candy WIP 2

It has split into two from the previous post as I made a mistake in not joining Round 2 to Round 1. Three more rounds to tat for each. Blocking is needed after each round. Hopefully the different colour threads will help you see the separate rounds.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Water Lily Pond

I was surprised to see this outside The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. It was a most pleasant find. It was a hot afternoon but the ocean breeze made it a little more comfortable. Such a pretty sight. It is located below the ArtScience Museum. Can you spot the Merlion?

I remember a water lily pond just beside the Kandang Kerbau Hospital. I wonder if it is still there.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Candy Tree

This is not your typical tree you find along Singapore roads but in a mall just outside Universal Studios on Resort World Sentosa. If only candy grew on trees, you could have your pick everyday. I would prefer a tree that grew beautiful delicious cakes.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sweet Candy WIP

I have once again gotten frustrated with onion rings.
My round 2 in solid green had no onion rings. I have always disliked how my onion rings looked.

I tatted Round 1 & 2 of this Ha Mi-Kyoung (HMK) pattern thinking it was not joined in anyway only to find that I was wrong!

The symbol = in the diagram is for joining picots. As you can see, I learnt it the hard way.
Also this symbol * in red indicates SCMR.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

HMK Tatting Book

Front cover

This is the book I have been tatting from.
You asked. I obliged.
The author is Ha Mi-Kyoung.
You can get it from Handy Hands.
It is in Korean but the diagrams are self explanatory with QR codes which you can scan for videos (in Korean).

Back cover (ISBN 978-89-98432-45-4)