Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Craft work for all!

Apart from taking on holiday with me tatting for the wedding banquet, I also took some tatted brooches and here is the bride's mother wearing one of them at another banquet that was held in Malaysia the following week. 


'Im in the garage' also made cuff links for the fellows, which included himself of course, the bride's father and my two sons.  Here is a photo of my boys wearing them. They are made from  ebony wood that was brought back from Africa by 'im many years ago when he used to work there.


Sorry about the quality of the photos and also the expression on my boys faces!

There were nine courses at this banquet, which is normal,  and here is a picture of one of them. I know there are cashew nuts but I can't remember what the round pieces were, but every course was delicious. 


Whilst in Malaysia we stayed on a very beautiful island and I managed to do a little bit of tatting but the sun, sea and sand beckoned me to play with them most of the the time!



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  1. The roundish pieces with holes are lotus roots. They have cooling properties, best in soups and fried. Lovely tatted brooch and cuff links. You and i'm in the garage are well prepared, aren't you? :D

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    1. Thanks Val, I guess we are, but it was remembering to pack everything that was challenging!

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  2. Did you know in advance that the bride's mother was going to wear that colour? - the brooch matches perfectly!

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    1. No Maureen I did not know. I actually gave her two one was a brighter colour as that was what was suggested. So I was very surprised to see her wear it at the second banquet

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  3. Lovely brooch! Gorgeous cuff links, wonderful expressions!

    9 courses! Even I feel full.

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    1. I'm not sure about the expressions, but thanks Michelle!

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  4. Were the round pieces maybe lotus? That is what it looks like and it is a common ingredient.

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    1. Opps it is obviously a common ingredient Teresa but I had forgotten what it was called!

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  5. Not sure if I trust my memory completely - but I *think* those round things with the holes are lotus root slices.

    The pin and the cuff links look great.

    I really enjoy seeing what you've been up to.
    Stephanie W.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, but I can't reveal all that I have been getting up to!!!

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  6. Cuff links AND your little (!) boys look great!
    Fox : ))

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    1. Thanks Fox, I forgot to say that the one that got married has a birthday today!

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  7. Lovely brooch and cuff links. Nine courses, phew!

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    1. Thanks Jane, I had to stop at 7 courses!

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  8. Lovely brooch, and cuff links,
    Nine courses, that takes a bit of getting though,
    Sounds like you had a great time
    Margaret

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