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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Bjork's Swan Costume on: November 01, 2008 09:27:01 PM
I had a party where the theme was Horrific Celebrities, so I decided to go as Bjork (not that many people here knows her, so there's less chance of another Bjork. Although I did spot 1.  Sad) together with a sash that says "Voted Most Fashionable" for the horrific part.  Tongue

I (thankfully) could wear the tutu for 9 years, so all I had to do was find a feather boa (not that easy in Malaysia) and a tank top (couldn't find a body suit), paint my old (but clean!) school sock, and poof! Chubby Bjork came to life.

My tutu.

There was bird poop on my feather boa!

The only full body picture that I have. Sigh.

With the other Bjork, and my sash that kept on coming apart. Should have pinned it instead of sticky-taping it together.

Really sad part was when people kept on going "Eh Swan Princess!" and I had to go "No! Bjork! Go Google it!". Only those slightly older or those who watch E! knew who I was.  Cry

Had a lot of compliments of having the most unique costume, but I didn't win best dressed for both parties I attended. Sigh.

Had a whole load of fun though. My first time celebrating Halloween.  Grin
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Air or surface mail on: November 21, 2007 12:18:55 AM
When sending a package out, should I send it by air or surface mail?

In my place air mail's easily 4 times more expensive than surface mail, but for a package to US from Malaysia surface mail would take up to 4 months.

Were there any previous swaps where everyone used surface mail?

I've put up a post on the new swap idea topic for a surface mail only swap and one of the problems that came out was that feedback would take really really long. Is that ok with the moderators if the organiser is fine with such a long swap?
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Reducing postal cost swap. on: November 11, 2007 11:06:21 PM
For my first (and tentatively last) swap, I spent RM60.30 in postage for a roughly 10 pound (0.97kg) package to the US by air mail.

When I did some checking, I found that if I used surface mail instead, the bill would have come to a mere RM15.30.

The thing is, surface mail to the US from Malaysia takes from 3-4 months  :-\whereas air mail takes about 10 days.

If there are a bunch of Craftsters who want to recieve stuff from around the world, don't mind the long wait was turned off such swaps becouse of the postage rate, maybe we could work something out.
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / First Stenciling project on: November 02, 2007 12:27:06 AM

The top two are for two birthday boys ( I could only find blank, guys shirts. Sigh.)While the banana one is for a friend who's leaving to Beijing to study Mandarin. In Malaysia, when you refer to someone as being a banana it means that person is a Chinese who doesn't understand Chinese, hence the yellow exterior and white interior. No insult intended.

The back of the shirts, right under the collar. The banana's well, a banana, and on the other two shirts are my friends' initials, KKTJ and WH.

Close up of the banana shirt. The original colour of the shirt in this picture is closer than of the first pic. I still need to learn how to use my camera properly. Tongue

Anyone know the best way of cutting out stencils from contact paper? It was so difficult for me, especially at tiny curves like at the words. Also, how do you prevent smearing? Some of my letters came out mushed... Undecided Freezer paper's not an option for me since they don't sell it in my country, or at least in places I went to look.

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / "My Country doesn't Have That" PART erm, I donno? on: June 11, 2007 01:55:03 AM
Is there an ongoing "My Country doesn't Have That" swap? I've looked around and the latest one I've found was held in 2005.

If there isn't, anyone interested in another round? Maybe instead of only stuff which are hard to find in a country, we can also include stuff which are really expensive but is cheaper elsewhere? (Imagine, a tiny little package of polymer clay for roughly 3.5USD = 3 meals in Malaysia! Roaar! I hope I get to study in the states soon!)
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / A big HI!!! from Malaysia! on: January 25, 2007 12:46:43 AM
i've been thinking...are there any Malaysians (other than me) on Craftster? is there anyone from SE Asia even?
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