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Posted on January 21, 2017 by

kawaiidepot

If you resolved to write more letters this year, Kawaii Depot have lots of cute letter sets in stock, although they might be too cute to use! Get 10% off a $10+ order with the code KDSS-10 or 15% off a $50+ order with the code 15PER.

Watch Cakes with Faces‘ new Japan video as Amy arrives in Tokyo for fun in the arcades in Shinjuku, with so many kawaii Amuse plushies! There’s lots more Japan videos on the way (next is Harajuku!) at their YouTube channel and you can already see their videos from beautiful Kyoto.

yozocraft

If you’re bad at remembering all the things you need to do, sticky memos are a great solution. Yozo Craft have lots of cute designs including cats! Every order earns points to spend on future orders too.

chebeto

Are you following Chebeto on Instagram? You’ll get a look behind the scenes with how the toys are made and some peeks at new designs. This cute Yeti is available as a PDF pattern so you can sew one in any material you like.

celdeconail

If you need a cute way to carry medicines or other tiny things with you, Cel’s Deconails have a lovely selection of decoden pill boxes that will add a bit of sparkle to your day.

askingfortrouble

Over at my Asking For Trouble shop, you can grab a bargain in my January Sale including Bunny & Panda cards, temporary tattoos and some slightly flawed Mt Fuji enamel pins! Mention SCK at checkout and I’ll include a free Bunny or Panda badge with your order.

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Want your shop, product, blog, game, app or event featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10 and get you featured in front of tens of thousands of kawaii fans!

Seasonal Cute, Things To Make

Free Cute Winter Makes

Posted on January 20, 2017 by

If you’re anything like me, it can be easy to dislike the winter season once the holidays have passed. It can be a cold and somewhat dreary time for many people, but there are also many that love it. Here are a few free projects to help make the rest of the season a little more kawaii!

tutsplus

I’ve been very into cute yeti items this winter, so I squealed when I found this kawaii yeti monster plushie at Tuts+. It’s super cute and it would definitely make a unique addition to any plushie collection.

This winter kitten clay DIY by aCupOfCakeTV is a great option for polymer clay beginners and veterans alike. You could also customize it quite easily to look like your own kitty if you have one. Who can resist a kitty in a scarf, anyway? I surely can’t.

If curling up with a good book and some hot cocoa is one of your favorite winter activities, Red Ted Art’s polar bear bookmark is a cute paper craft that will prove to be both simple to make and useful.

ann le style

Speaking of hot cocoa…this no-sew DIY marshmallow plushie by Ann Le is a very simple project that would add a lot of cuteness and coziness to the season. I’m tempted to make a whole family of them!

Cute Characters

Itty Bittys Mini Plushies

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

itty bittys

I recently bought a few Itty Bittys after seeing them online and wanting my own tiny plush cuties. I have known about them and collected a few over the years but was not aware of all the new ones that came out. Itty Bittys plushies are palm sized but bring a big smile. They are made with soft fabric and are lightly weighted with beans so they stand up for display.

hello kitty itty bittys

I got myself Hello Kitty of course! If a small size does not do it for you, go for the jumbo plush if you have the room.

itty bittys

I also bought myself Draculaura (Monster High). We both like hearts, vegan food and spooky cute things!

rainbow brite itty bittys

There are plenty of current pop culture Itty Bitties to choose from and some of my childhood faves like Rainbow Brite. Do you have any favorites?

Giveaways

Your 2016 Kawaii Favourites & Giveaway

Posted on January 18, 2017 by

We weren’t able to do the SCK Awards this year but I’d still love to hear about your favourite kawaii characters, shops, makers and more. The SCK review box has been filling up again so let’s have a giveaway!

subscription boxes

Two lucky winners will receive a surprise package of kawaii plush, stationery, accessories, Japanese snacks and more including items we reviewed from Doki Doki Crate, TokyoTreatKawaii Box and yes, even a couple of things from my Pusheen Box!

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling us your #1 favourite of 2016 for 2 or more of the following categories:

  • Favourite Kawaii Character
  • Favourite Kawaii Online Shop
  • Favourite Kawaii Designer/Maker
  • Favourite Kawaii YouTube Channel
  • Favourite Subscription Box
  • Most Kawaii Person Of 2016

You can check the SCK Awards results from 2015 if you’d like some ideas. We won’t be counting up the votes – it’s just for fun and to give us some ideas for new posts this year.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING:

  • If you are under 16, please check with a parent or guardian before entering.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 31st January and we’ll pick the winners at random. Good luck!

Books, Zines & Comics, Kawaii Reviews

Miki Takei and Pokemon Coloring Books Review

Posted on January 17, 2017 by

I recently ordered two coloring books from Japan that are equally cute, so I thought it might be nice to review them both.

coloring books

First up is the Colors Make You Happy coloring book, by Miki Takei, You can also find it under the Japanese title: Kawaii Dreamy Fantasy Coloring.

Colors Make You Happy coloring book

On the first couple of pages Miki explains some coloring techniques with photos. This certainly came in handy since I’m not that experienced at coloring yet.

Colors Make You Happy coloring book

The books contains 31 double sided pages with art, so there are 62 pages that you can color in. The pages are medium thick and they handle color pencils well, but I’m almost certain that markers will bleed through.

Colors Make You Happy coloring book

On the pages you’ll find cute animals such as cats, bunnies and unicorns. The art has got a very romantic touch to it and is most suited for soft or pastel colors. The details are great, they are neither too small nor too big.

Colors Make You Happy coloring book

There are also a couple of spreads in the book with girls in a romantic setting. They are so cute! I only fear that it will be difficult to color in close to the seam of the book.

Colors Make You Happy is available at CD Japan for $11 and OtakuMode for $16.99 excluding shipping costs. I can highly recommend the book and look forward to coloring more pages.

Pokemon Coloring Book

The Pokemon Coloring Book was something that I just had to buy, being an avid Pokemon Go player (^_^). The great thing about this book is that it’s really aimed at adults; there are plenty of details in the drawings.

The first and last (glossy) pages of the book show sample images, that you can use as reference or as postcards. The Pokemon book contains 24 pages to color in, with one large spread in the middle. So it’s smaller and thinner than the Miki Takei book, but that does make it easier to flatten the pages. The paper is also medium thick and suited for pencils.

Pokemon Coloring Book

My photos don’t really do justice to the artwork, which is very nice and subtle. It shows Pokemon in their natural habitat, but also at the circus and surrounded by frilly kawaii items.

At the time of writing the Pokemon Coloring Book is out of stock at J-List but it is also available from Amazon Japan.