If you’re looking for a new crafty project, here’s a few that have caught my eye recently. Most are free too!
Momiji posted up these free sewing patterns to make three cute sleep masks that match their dolls. They’re fairly easy and so cute, plus you could customise them for other animals too.
Do you believe in narwhals? They do actually exist in real life and this cute embroidery pattern by Wild Olive would make a lovely decoration for any narwhal fan.
Maqaroon just won’t stop with the adorable tutorial videos and this sock panda is one of my favourites. You just need some socks, stuffing, felt and glue, plus some hand-sewing skills.
We featured a cat cactus (cat-cus?) earlier this week and now you can stitch some too, with these embroidery patterns from The Pink Samurai. If you want to try before you buy, there’s a free pattern on her blog too.
And if those all sound too complicated, go download the free Totoro origami paper from PaperKawaii and get folding your own family of Totoros. There’s even a video if you get stuck.
Oh Rilakkuma I feel ya! I would rather be napping than about to go sort a pile of laundry! This shirt captures my love of naps with one of the cutest bears around. Get it from JapanLA.
Happy birthday to us! To celebrate our 7th birthday, we’re doing another of our surprise kawaii giveaways. One lucky winner will receive a big parcel of cuteness which will include review items and freebies we’ve been sent, SCK swag and some cute bits and pieces we’ll be picking up over the next two weeks.
Exactly what you’ll get is a surprise so it’s like your birthday too, but it will definitely have stationery, stickers, plush, candy, beauty products and more. Looks out for sneak peeks here and on Instagram while the giveaway is running.
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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 15th September and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!
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Time to find out who won the gift certificate in our Plush Pattern Shop giveaway. The winner is…
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Congratulations to Carol G who picked Cthulhu as her favourite toy. Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at email@example.com.
If you didn’t win this time, PDF patterns are very affordable and there are bargain pattern bundles too. Check it all out at Plush Pattern Shop.
Check back in a few hours for our birthday giveaway!
It’s a whole seven years since me and Claire dreamed up our little kawaii corner of the internet, and also a whole year since Claire and the Le Buns retired and Natasja, MissMuffcake and Frainy came on board. The last year has brought a lot of changes but I think the site is better than ever. It certainly looks a lot nicer now than when we first started!
Horrors! Anyway, I thought it might be fun to do a little Q&A. If you have any questions about SCK, kawaii, Japan, blogging or any of the SCK writers, leave a comment and we’ll answer them either in another post, or directly in the comments, depending on how many there are.
We’ll also have a birthday giveaway so look out for that, and thanks for reading SCK, whether you’ve been here from day one or just joined us. I’ve got lots of cute plans for the next few years!
I would normally have introduced this feature with a mention of my inability to keep a real cactus alive, but my latest two are growing like crazy, which is pretty exciting. There’s still plenty room in my heart for artificial cacti though, especially when they’re as cute as this!
Let’s start with my favourite – a bunny cactus! This finished amigirumi by momomints comes complete with tiny pot and would be sweet as a decoration or pincushion. I do need a new pincushion actually…
I love this pattern of hedgehogs disguised as cacti and it looks adorable on a zipper pouch by the aptly-named The Purple Hedgehog.
No animals here, just a lot of happy cacti by elebea, available from Society6 on tote bags, pillows, prints and more.
Pony People made all these cute cat plant brooches and necklaces recently with quite a few cacti. They’re selling out fast, so get one while you can.
And finally, a big pile of happy cacti by Peppermint Pop UK! These are stickers, but you can also get a matching magnetic bookmark.
Get your purses out! Yozo Craft have just added these amazing new rolls of deco tape featuring all our favourite kawaii characters – Rilakkuma, Totoro, Sumikko Gurashi, Molang and Kumamon. There’s loads of designs to choose from and they’re just $1.50 each.
As well as decoden and jewellery-making supplies, Happy Kawaii Supplies also sell finished items like these cute glittery phone cases for iPhone and Galaxy. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE too.
Kawaii Depot have lots of cute stationery in stock including letter sets, memo pads and stickers from San-X, Sanrio and more. The Back to School promotion runs until the end of September – save $5 on any $30 order with the code BTS2015.
The first batch of D.I.Kawaii boxes have been sent out and cute photos are turning up on Instagram (this one is by sailornassman). If you missed out, go sign up for the next one!
Don’t forget to enter our giveaway with Plush Pattern Shop – ends Tuesday!
Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10!
We love Noodoll at SCK and I’m always looking forward to new products. The tablet cases are a super cute way to keep your iPad cosy and come in four cute character designs. They also have some fun features like zippered ear pockets for your earbuds and a big pouch on the back. You’ll also find smaller gadget cases including this new squirrel. Check it all out at Noodoll.
If you like your kawaii on the geeky side, you’ll love 100% Soft, a range of cute products by LA artist Truck. My favourites are the Kaiju Kitties – ferocious cuddly cat monsters who terrorize city after city! An adorable new Boomu plush has just arrived and there are cute sticker sets too. SCK readers can get one for free when you order a Boomu plush – just mention Super Cute Kawaii in the notes at checkout. Check out his Tumblr too tons of fun artwork.
Time to find out who won the decoden supplies in our Happy Kawaii Supplies giveaway. The winner is…
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Congratulations to Charlotte who picked these colourful stacking beads as her favourite product. Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you didn’t win this time, don’t forget that SCK readers get 15% off all orders at the Happy Kawaii Supplies Etsy shop with the code CUTIE so you can still pick up your favourites.
More giveaways coming up over the next few weeks!