Swan symphony

I saw this for the first time while I was in Malaysia last year, a doily bought by Ah-Mae. I found the pattern and had to make one.

Floral Crochet Doilies

I love foral doilies. The possibilities for creation are endless. These were mostly used as gifts, and given as the best piece I’ve made at that time.   I used this doily and made it into a Christmas card. It also served as a small gift for the gracious host and hostess at a recent…

my own Beeton’s freeform crochet

I’ve been working on websites in the mornings and going to the gym in the afternoons when I’m at my worst concentration-wise.  It’s lovely to wind down at the end of the day, doing some crochet. I’ve been drooling over Isabella Beeton’s crochet doilies, such as this one : Her patterns were written and published…

Flower Catcher doily

  I made the 3-layered flower in the middle with ecru, light pink and a darker shade of pink.  I thought it looked really sweet so I had to make it grow. More smaller flowers joined the net.  I used green to make the loops in the back of each flower and they looked like…

daisykin doily

There’s a long distant friend of mine who is into everything daisy.  We met each other online in 1996 (or 1997?)  but have never met face to face.  This is inspired by her, classy, bright and cheery. At a temporary loss .. where to from here?  I don’t like those unattached petals curling.  Must do…

growing wild roses and daisies

I made these roses for the vintage rose doily design. By the time I finished the 6th rose, I realised I wouldn’t have enough yarn left to make the next two needed and the shop does not have anymore of this colour that I could buy. The daisy in the centre is a surplus, made…

Malaysian Meat Jerky / Bak Kwa

500gm mince meat (I used pork for the above) 1  1/2 tbsp fish sauce or kecap manis 2 tbsp light soya sauce (or 1 tbsp light, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce) 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine 1/2 cup sugar Marinate meat for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge. Line a baking tray…