Monday, May 3, 2010

Motif No. 15 - Tatted Goldfish Paperclip, Bollywood Artdolls and A Trip to the Botanic Gardens

When I was asked by Paula if I could create a paperclip design for the Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild's Annual Tatting Days in April 2010, I was more than happy to do it. The result is this goldfish. Not too sure how well it was received in the event, but one of my colleagues eagerly bought one when he first saw them!

In return, the Guild generously sent me these Workbasket magezines. They are such a treasure - so many interesting articles in them! Thank you, Paula and the STG!


This is my 2nd art doll exchange. Received this Bollywood doll from Catherine - simple yet most elegant. Thank you, Catherine!


I have not been to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for ages. My last trip, as far as I remember, was during my secondary school days. Thanks to my boy for his Science project, I went on a two-and-half hour walk with him there yesterday. We didn't cover the whole place, but a good part of it in our brisk walk - sure a good workout!

We started from the Tanglin Gate, and at the Swan Lake, a couple was taking wedding photos there with the pair of white mute swans. I love this shot (capturing the sky reflection in the water and the swan gliding across the water) which I took with my Samsung Pixon handphone. In fact, all the photos, except the last one, were taken with my handphone.


At the Sundial Garden, I caught this dragonfly resting.

Although there weren't as many colourful flowers as there were green trees, this was one of those flowers that I like best.


We went as far as the Evolution Garden and turned back. Outside the Botany Centre, we found The Man Who Planted Trees. At 5 metres in height, He will take centre stage in the coming Singapore Garden Festival at the Suntec City this July. Wow!

11 comments:

Val said...

beautiful pics from the botanical gardens! the last one is interesting. haven't seen it before.

those goldfish paperclips are really pretty!

singtatter said...

Hi Val, guess the Man is only there recently, but it's awesome! Must make time to walk the gardens often, really a good workout and interesting finds - saw a lady with a dress of straws, a small squirrel, and head and tail of some other elusive animals!

❦TattingChic said...

I really like your goldfish! You are so creative! Are they over fabric? I cannot tell from the photo.
~TattingChic ♥

Jane S. said...

Oh I love that swan -- it looks like it is swimming across the sky! Lovely pictures, all.

Jane S.

singtatter said...

Yes, TattingChic, they are over felt.

Hi Jane, I'm not a photograghy person, but I like these few shots I took. We don't get to see swans often, they are so graceful!

Krystle said...

I am happy to be in posession of your goldfish paperclip pattern.....they gave it away with supplies and a card to put it on once it's finished. They included some charms too! I can assure you that it was well received by all at the event. Thank you for the wonderful design!

Paula C. said...

I love the pics from the botanical gardens! Makes me want to go to some gardens here =)

I heard lots of happy compliments about the goldfish paperclip pattern at the workshop. Everyone said it is very cute and what a neat idea it is! I really love mine and plan to make more of them =)

singtatter said...

Thanks, Krystle and Paula, for the feedback. Heartening to hear them! How I wish I could be there for all the wonderful classes!

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Tatskool said...

The goldfish is MEGA. You Botanic gardens photos bring back such happy memories. The man who planted trees is wonderful.

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