Things To Make

Cute Cactus & Succulents DIY Crafts

Posted on May 26, 2017 by

Now that we’re finally in the warmer months – at least in the northern hemisphere – now seems as good a time as any for a cute plant crafts round up. The great thing about DIY plants is that they require no care and can’t be neglected. Shout out to everyone that has a membership in the No Green Thumb club (like me!)

kawaii cross stitch cactus pattern

Gentle Feather’s kawaii cactus cross stitch pattern is a very affordable craft option, and would make for awesome wall art.

Bellsprout Pokemon amigurumi pattern

The Bellsprout amigurumi plush by Nichole’s Nerdy Knots seems beginner-friendly and is just really cute. It kind of makes me want to start a Pokemon amigurumi collection.

PetitPlat’s polymer clay succulents miniature in-depth tutorial shows you how to make some insanely cute mini succulents. Just look at how sweet the faces are! Even if you don’t have a dollhouse or set, these would make neat desk trinkets.

If you’re more into wearing or using your creations, these polymer clay kawaii cactus charms by Creative Rachy are a very quick and simple clay option.

momomints crochet cactus bunny pattern

And last, but definitely not least, is this bunny cactus pin amigurumi plush/pincushion pattern and tutorial by Momomints. As long as something is shaped like a bunny, it is automatically my favorite thing. I can barely handle how cute it is!

Now that summer’s nearly upon us, don’t forget to check out our Things to Make category for more craft tutorials and ideas.

Kawaii Reviews

Fuzzballs Mug, Pass Case & Stickers Review

Posted on May 25, 2017 by

Fuzzballs review

As well as organising a giveaway prize for you – go enter! – the Fuzzballs also sent over a few of their cute new products for us to have a look at.

Fuzzballs review

Here’s what I received: a mug, travel card holder and two sticker sheets, all featuring the cute Fuzzballs characters.

‘The cookies are evil and must be eaten’ mug

Fuzzballs review

Mugs are one of the newest additions to the Fuzzballs range and I was especially impressed by the cool box it arrived in! Usually mugs are packaged so boringly so it was great to see some extra effort to make it so cute.

Fuzzballs review

Inside was a ‘the cookies are evil and must be eaten’ mug featuring a cute cat munching on some cookies. The design wraps around the whole mug with the words on the other side, so everyone knows to bring you those evil cookies for you to destroy. It’s a tough job.

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I’m quite fussy about my mugs, but this one is a good size and very sturdy. The design is printed perfectly and looks like it will stand up to lots of use. It’s also safe for microwaves and dishwashers.

Meowgical travel card holder

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Also new in store are travel card holders and once again the packaging is really cool. Details like this really help you know that a company cares about the quality of the products and your shopping experience.

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I received the Meowgical travel card holder which is covered on both sides with all the Fuzzballs characters. The colourful design would be easy to find in your bag and cheer up the morning commute. It fits an Oyster card perfectly with another pocket for another card or map. While it’s just made of plastic and quite lightweight, at £3.50 you can easily afford to replace it when the daily wear and tear becomes too much.

Sticker sheets

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And finally, some stickers! These are great value at £2 for an A6 sheet. Each sticker is kiss cut to the shape of the characters for extra cuteness and you get lots of designs. I especially liked the diary sticker sheet which tiny stickers to plan out your days. Maybe I’d be motivated to go to the gym if a cute bunny is suggesting it, or maybe I’d just use up all the pizza time and nap time stickers first!

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I definitely recommend shopping with the Fuzzballs if you want some cute new character goods that are affordable and great quality. As well as the above, they also sell t-shirts, phone cases, keyrings, tote bags, plushies and much more. Shipping is available worldwide and you can also catch them at cons including MCM London Comic Con this weekend!

  uzzballs mug giveaway

You can follow the Fuzzballs on Facebook or Instagram for regular comics and news, and don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a mug of your choice!

(Products were provided by Fuzzballs for review but all words and photographs are my own.)

Giveaways

Fuzzballs Mug Giveaway

Posted on May 24, 2017 by

We’re back with a new giveaway, this time with our kawaii friends, the Fuzzballs!

fuzzballs mug giveaway

One lucky winner will get to choose their favourite mug from the new range. There are eight designs available, all featuring the kawaii Fuzzballs characters with cookies, donuts and more! Each mug is microwave and dishwasher safe and comes packaged in a super cool printed box. We’ll have a Fuzzballs review up tomorrow so look out for that to see the mugs in more detail.

fuzzballs squad goals mug

How to enter

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us Which Fuzzballs mug is your favourite and why?

Then use the Rafflecopter widget below to register your entry and open up more chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING:

  • NO giveaway accounts allowed (eg. a Twitter account you only use to tweet giveaways)
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  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

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The competition closes on Tuesday 6th June and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Games & Apps, Most Wanted!

Tamagotchi Mix Sanrio Characters

Posted on May 23, 2017 by

tamagotchi mix sanrio characters

Last month a new Tamagotchi was released in Japan. In it you get to play with a mix of Tamagotchi and Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Kiki, Lala, Gudetama, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll and My Melody! I’ve already got a Tamagotchi P with Sanrio Pierce and this mix version is also high on my wish-list.

tamagotchi mix sanrio characters

Just like the very first Tamagotchi from the 90’s you get to raise a creature into adulthood, but nowadays the gameplay is much more fun. You can play minigames, visit places, decorate your room and so on. In the game you’ll see Sanrio characters, items and locations, such as the dreamland from Little Twin Stars.

tamagotchi mix sanrio characters

With the new ‘m!x’ feature the offspring of two Tamagotchi parents will have traits from both parents. This means that you can get various outcomes, for instance a mix of Gudetama and My Melody or a mix between a Tamagotchi and Sanrio character.

tamagotchi mix sanrio characters

The Tamagotchi Mix doesn’t come cheap with prices starting around $60. It’s available at eBay, AmiAmi (if they’ll restock) and Cutie Pie Kawaii.

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Most Wanted: Thirs-Tea Happy Mugs

Posted on May 22, 2017 by

a little lovely company happy mugs

If there’s one thing I don’t need, it’s more mugs, but that doesn’t stop me wishing for more. The new mugs from A Little Lovely Company are so happy and cute that they’d cheer up any early morning.

a little lovely company kawaii mugs

You can choose from four cute expressions split into happy and fun pairs for just £11.99. A Little Lovely Company ship worldwide so if you have space in your mug cupboard, get shopping!