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shiatar

shiatar
Date Joined: January 29, 2011
Last Online: July 1, 2017
Birthday: August 23
Country: Malaysia
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About Me

I am Malaysian and also part Irish, English and Indonesian. I'm a trained graphic artist and designer. I love working on editorial illustration commissions. What I am passionate about though is working with my hands and I love dolls and miniatures.

So, now I mostly focus on dollmaking, doll dressmaking and also handmade items.

I am married with 2 kids, 3 cats, 4 budgies, 2 cockatiels and a beautiful rose-tailed full-moon betta.

Favorite Crafts

My focus is dollmaking, specifically cloth dolls. I make and sell them, as well as doll clothes for BJDs and blythe. I am currently dabbling in monster high customization.

I enjoy sculpturing and miniature making. My favorite form if illustration is dimensional illustration.

Dollhouses and miniatures. Pottery. Murals. Gift Wrapping. Making wedding favors. Model making. I like all sorts of crafts. I like vintage ads and vintage looking things but don't ask me to make anything in that style...I'm hopeless. I like cutesie things but no Hello Kitty or Pooh please

Favorite Music

Lifehouse, classical (bach is my fav) and Metallica (blame this on my husband) I love singing old fashioned nursery rhymes and old television commercial jingles.

Favorite Books

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, Earth's Children (Jean M. Auel) - Valley of Horses, Harry Potter (J.K.Rowling), All of R.A. Salvatore's books (Dark Elf Trilogy is my fav), Little Women (Louisa May Alcott). Each Peach Pear Plum (Janet and Allen Ahlberg). When I was a kid I practically lived on Roald Dahl and Sweet Valley Twins :D Hans Christian Andersen (I am drawn to Thumbelina...small things remember :)

I love Reading Irish Fairy Tales and my favorite is The Children of Lir (the one illustrated by Jim Fitzpatrick). I also like the illustration style of Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd.

My favorite local Malaysian Children's Book is Fatimah's Kampung by Iain Buchanan. I am a great supporter of the budding children's book industry in my country, please visit our society website here

Has anyone ever heard of The Tale of Georgy Grub? I have that book memorized off by heart :D I also collect books on illustration and comics.

Television and Movies

I don't actually watch much TV, only when my husband does. If he doesn't watch, I could probably go without TV for a long time without a bother. Not that I don't enjoy it, it's just that there are other cool stuff I can do..eg. making crafts :) Adventure Time makes me laugh!

All Period Movies, especially Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Jane Eyre.. that kind of stuff. I just love the outfits and the way they talk. Love Actually is something I can watch over and over again. All Disney classics. (Little mermaid is my absolute favorite)

Art I love

Illustrators I like:

Elsa Beskow

Harry Clarke

John Bauer

Arthur De Pins

Liz Lomax

GraySapphire (Deviantart) My favorite illustrator

Crafts I plan to try one day

Woodworking, I already dabble in it a bit.. but I just don't have the tools or the space. Silk-screening, I just can't figure out how it works :p I would love to make silk-screened tee for dolls.

Other hobbies

I love dolls! I started collecting dolls when I was very young. ( I still have my first ever doll which I got when I was less than a year old) I have porcelain, vinyl and cloth dolls. I'm into Blythe dolls and I have just gotten into asian ball-jointed dolls as well. I have cabinets full of my dolls and their paraphernalia. I also hand-make dolls for friends. My favorite part of all this....the clothes!!! I love making doll clothes.

When it comes to doll clothes, I pretty much open to any style. The only stuff I'm not a fan of are things with too much frills and bows. I like quirky clothes and period styles as well. I'm trying to build up a collection of 20's flapper fashion, just love their hats :D

I collect boardgames with my husband and we frequently have game nights with our friends. When we don't play boardgames, we are on out DnD quests. I also sculpt and I've made some of our characters with sculpey.

Tidbits

I love green! My favorite is turquoise green and olive. I also like blues and oranges. But not the overly bright tones. I'm a fabric hoarder. I am drawn to anything miniature (It is my weakness!). I play piano. I live by a lake. I wish I had a green thumb so my garden wouldn't look so bare. We love sitting in our garden at sunset while drinking iced tea. I love cooking and making birthday cakes. Snicker bars are my absolute favorite chocolate candy. I can eat mashed potatoes till I'm sick. I have 3 cats (Cattie-brie, Snikers and Meredith) 2 cockatiels (Rocket and Saturn) 4 Budgies (Hedwig, Nimbus, Cloud and Tiffany) 1 Betta ( Napoleon)

About Postage

I will always post on time, I promise. If for some reason it does not reach you please contact me first before rating. I always take pictures of my work so I can prove it to you that I have made your item. I'm shipping from Malaysia so it is very far and may take some time to reach you across the world. If the item still does not arrive, goes missing or you are waiting too long, contact me and I will send you a replacement, no problem. I want all my swap partners to be happy. Cheers.

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Comment: Thank you for a lovely card. :)
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Comment: Thank you This cake sounds very interesting!
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Comment: thank you for the atc, the dessert sounds tasty!
Lauriez rated for Cultural Shock #5 - Newspaper on Sep 21, 2011
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Comment: Thanks! I apologize for the late rating.
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Comment: Sorry my laptop was broken.
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Comment: I know that I received this swap, because I got two at one time (probably why I only remembered to rate one). Mayhap the end of my summer was a bit stressful. Love your art, very storybook.
khadi rated for Email - Our Favorite Songs #57 on Aug 23, 2011
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Comment: I really enjoyed your list, especially the Malaysian music!
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Comment: Thanks for the list of new sites!:)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful orange tabby ATC. This is a lovely piece of artwork. Keep an eye open...I will continue to host the illustrated cat series as long as there is interest. :)
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novemberkris rated for Imaginary Creature ATC on Aug 16, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for another lovely ATC. I do enjoy unicorns. I like the children's book style of this ATC.
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
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Comment: Fantastic ATCs. I love my Nudibranch. Thanks for the extra ATC too, adorable frog. :)
Response: The other ATC is for the Hand Drawn/Painted ATC: July Sender's Choice. I sent them together because I got you as my partner for both :)
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Comment: Absolutely love your owl gryphon, he's beautiful, & thank you! Love the beautiful block print on the envelope, too. ^_^
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Comment: Ooooh, thanks so much! There's so many appealing links here, hahah. I'm looking forward to exploring them all!
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Comment: Thanks for the sites! Good stuff :)
vhui rated for Cultural Shock #5 - Newspaper on Aug 15, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! It' nice to see others' newspaper, fun to see the different layouts and advertisements~ ^.^

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Comments

CometaGuavaberry on Sep 9, 2011:

Hey ! I sent you an email with some of my drawings, i dont know if it arived, if not tell me !

Cheers .Cometa

ROCKIE on Jun 30, 2011:

The 'robot' stamps here were from STAMPIN' UP. Have you heard of them?? There is 3 sets of diff kinds. Very cool....

grandmaroro on Mar 5, 2011:

OMGoodness - Girl, you just blew my socks off. Is the postcard your original painted design. I loved it. And the ATC - I love collage. But the Matchbox - Oh My!!! That is the most wonderful matchbox that I have ever seen. What a gift that little package was. I plan to put it in one of my dollhouses. You are an asset to this group. Thank you soooooo much.

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 3, 2011:

Hello..thought I'd invite you to check out our group The Hundred Acre Wood in case you enjoyed other children's literature as well. Please consider joining (and adding a bit more info to your profile) if you're interested. Cheers!

Spencerette on Mar 1, 2011:


Thanks for joining Harry Potter Fans Worldwide.

tengu2 on Feb 16, 2011:

Welcome to the hand drawn and painted ATC Group. so nice to have you with us. Please check out our group swaps. If you have any problems that you think I can help you with please contact me.

grandmaroro on Feb 12, 2011:

Hi, I am your partner in the Swap-bot Ultimatre Swap, and I am so excited to receive from you. We share so many interests --- including doll houses. My husband is in the process of building my third one. Your "tidbits" could have been written by me except, I only have 2 cats. LOL Happy Swapping

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