DIY Mini Dreamcatcher from Typo

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On a normal day, I wouldn’t buy anything from Typo (its a branded arts/crafts store) coz everything so bloody expensive, but Mabel and Jo got me a box of DIY Mini Dream Catchers as a birthday present recently, so thank you, guys! ❤ Had some free time over the weekend to assemble it…

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The box said there were ‘instructions’ on the inside.. yeah right. They were basically useless and told me nothing about how to make anything beyond looping and tying random pieces of string on the hoops. I ended up looking for tutorials on Youtube. A useful one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmtkc7FOWLw

Anyway, there were two mini plastic hoops, some twine and smooth string, lace, decorative blue/white/teal feathers, and matching beads. Quality of the lace was the best; the feather tips were flaky and the bead openings weren’t complete – still had to poke a hard object through them to get the string through.

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Tada! The web looked a little retarded coz the hoop was too small and I couldn’t follow the tutorial exactly, but hey, not bad for a first timer. Spent about four hours on it and felt a sense of accomplishment.

*While working on it, my mum comes into the room and was like ‘why spend so much time and money on making that? wouldn’t it be easier to buy it?’ lol, it’s not the same, mom..

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The left is a store bought one, vs mine. I’ve run out of places to hang my stuff btw.

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Also got this cute Totoro Powerbank from Carmen, Simon and Elyss, who treated me to a Korean BBQ meal.

A big thank you to everyone who has taken the time/effort to make my 26th birthday a special one. I appreciate every one of you. ❤

Hipster Haul from Typo, Pavilion KL

 

Hipsters can’t be defined because then they’d fit in a category, and thus be too mainstream.- Urban Dictionary

What is a hipster? I have been called a hipster-wanna-be due to my penchant for indie bands, love for beanies and my perhaps slightly holier-than-thou, know-it-all attitude. (gimme a break guys, I’m an INTJ :D)

The fact that I’m working in the media/writing industry probably contributes to that image as well.

I don’t mind being called one, because isn’t that what people like to do? It’s so hard to ‘categorise’ someone because we all have different traits and beliefs, so to make it simple, we lump everyone who ‘conforms’ to this image into the same category, so that we can have the illusion of ‘understanding’ them better.

I’m digressing again.

I was at Pavilion KL and was going to the parking lot when a corner shop caught my eye (due to a large display of a cat wearing black-rimmed glasses) (which is, I am told, a purveyor of hipster. I just wear them because I’m nearly half-blind, lol.)

IT. WAS. HEAVEN. 

I couldn’t take photos because the sales guy was eyeing me like a hawk out of the corner of his eye, and I’m pretty sure photography of items wasn’t allowed. The place was a hipster dream, with arts and crafts, and glorious NOTEBOOKS WITH AWESOME COVERS everywhere. I would have bought the entire store, but I only had so much in my wallet, lol. I’m going back there again if I’m in Pavilion KL. The shop is called TYPO, and it’s a subsidiary of Cotton On.

Haul:

Notebooks (RM17.50 each). There were actually many cat ones that I wanted to get, but budget.

Steel Nomad tumbler (RM50) with kitties. Who can resist!? The printout can be removed and for those more creative ones out there, you can showcase your own artwork on the tumbler.

RM6 (which goes to charity, apparently) evil-fox print recycling bag.

Other stuff I got from my cocktail evening assignment: customised souvenirs!

Mermaid bookmark:

Leather coin pouch with customised name. 😀 Much doge, so wow

Til next post!

TYPO 

Pavilion, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia