Art & Drawing, Craft Books, Kawaii Reviews

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

Posted on August 21, 2018 by

Ever since Marceline posted about kawaii drawing books I’ve been wanting to give them a try. So when the Dutch edition of ‘Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff’ appeared at my local bookshop, I just had to buy it. I’d like to share my opinions on this cute book from Angela Nguyen (AKA pikarar) with you.

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

The book offers about 128 pages of drawing tips and examples. It starts with basic tips, followed by chapters on how to draw kawaii people, animals and various objects.

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

The chapter on kawaii people begins by showing how to draw postures, expressions and clothes. I think that these pages offer a good reference. It is followed by ‘how to draw’ steps on various people, such as a kawaii astronaut, farmer and witch.

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

Each chapter opens with a nice cover featuring subjects that you’ll learn to draw yourself.

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

Throughout the book Angela show in 2-3 steps how to draw something. This is enough to get me going. If you’ve got a little experience with drawing, I think that you don’t need more steps. Because of this approach the book can offer about 200 drawing projects in total! So there are plenty of kawaii characters to choose from.

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

Most of the images are so simple (which is a basic of the kawaii style) that you could also use them as doodles. I’m thinking about recreating the images in my bullet journal.

Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff Book Review

Each last step gives you an idea about the shading and colours. I enjoy using the images and colours as a guidance. You don’t have to exactly copy Angela’s pictures and can throw in some ideas of your own.

kawaii drawing books

At many shops ‘Kawaii! How to Draw Really Cute Stuff’ is currently on sale, starting at $4 – and you can also pre-order Angela’s next book, How to Draw Cute Animals which will be published in September. I can really recommend getting a copy if you enjoy drawing.  They’re available at bookstores such as Amazon (UK / USA) and Librero (Dutch version).

Fashion & Beauty

Hello Kitty x ASOS Favourites

Posted on August 20, 2018 by

ASOS has collaborated with Hello Kitty once again to release a 21-piece summer collection, featuring clothing, footwear, accessories and more. Naturally, the entire Hello Kitty x ASOS collection is super cute, but I’ve undertaken the hard task of picking out five of my favourite pieces to share with you.

Hello Kitty x ASOS jeans

I live in jeans, so, of course, these high-rise jeans adorned with pink satin bows were an instant fave.

Hello Kitty x ASOS shoes

Speaking of bows, these pink velvet block-heeled shoes embellished with an oversized red bow are so kawaii it hurts.

Hello Kitty x ASOS jacket and skirt

This retro-looking cropped track jacket and high-rise mini skirt embroidered with Hello Kitty will look just as good worn separately as they do worn together.

Hello Kitty x ASOS swimsuit

Summer may almost be over, but there’s still enough time to squeeze in a few more beach days, especially when your swimsuit is as kawaii as this!

Hello Kitty x ASOS pyjamas

And finally, these candy-striped silk pyjamas look so cute ‘n’ comfortable that once on, you’ll never want to take them off again. Available in plus sizes too.

Have you bought anything from the Hello Kitty x ASOS summer collection yet? Leave a comment and let me know what!

Super Cute Sponsors

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on August 18, 2018 by

It’s our regular round-up of kawaii discounts, offers and news from our super cute sponsors.

kawaii popsicle squishy

Creamiicandy

Creamiicandy have some new additions to one of our favourite series – animal popsicles! There’s a new kitty, monkey and bear to add to your collection. Get a free mini surprise squishy with any order – just write “SUPER CUTE KAWAII” in the notes box (not the discount code box).

kawaii giraffe amigurumi crochet pattern

DIY Fluffies

Last time, we showed you a cute giraffe sewing pattern by DIY Fluffies and now it’s also available as an amigurumi crochet pattern too. It looks so cuddly.

Cakes With Faces

Cakes with Faces continue their Japlanning series of trip planning advice, with tips on how to buy things in shops in Japan: tax, clothes sizes, how to pay and what to do if you don’t speak Japanese.

rilakkuma kawaii plush pouch

Kawaii Unicorn

Kawaii Unicorn have lots of cute Rilakkuma goodies in stock including these tiny plush pouches! Choose from Rilakkuma or Kogumachan.

kawaii cloud keyrings

Asking For Trouble

There’s a big samples and seconds sale happening at my Asking For Trouble shop. It includes some new test products like these cloud keyrings, plus some mega bargains. Use the code SUPERCUTE for an extra 15% off.

Kawaii Panda Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter our Kawaii Panda giveaway for a chance to win this Mermaid Pusheen plush


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!

DIY Crafts, Needlecrafts

Cute Craft Tutorials by Binc Bonc

Posted on August 17, 2018 by

I honestly don’t know how it’s taken me this long to discover Binc Bonc, but I’m really glad I did! They’re a fairly new and active channel that uploads really cute craft tutorials that typically focus on needle felt and pom pom projects. All of their DIYs are worth checking out, but here are some of my top favorites!

One thing I love is that the channel offers pom pom tutorials. If you’re getting prepared for autumn approaching, there’s a video on how to make a cute squirrel yarn pom pom – it’s even got a scarf! I’ve recently purchased a few relevant craft books to try my hand at the craft, so having some videos will be a huge help with learning.

There are also pom pom options using wool felt instead of yarn! Pomeranians are one of my favorite dog breeds, so the Pomeranian pom pom (ha!) project definitely got my attention. It also has my pom pup Muffy’s seal of approval!

The cute dog tutorials definitely don’t stop there, either. If you enjoy making creations that you can wear, there is a tutorial on how to make an adorable corgi needle felt brooch. I guess I love animals in scarves!

While the specialty of the channel is felt and pom pom DIYs, there are several other crafts covered so you have a variety to choose from. A recent video shows you how to sew a mini cat felt plush.

And if you love working with clay, check out the tutorial on how to make a kawaii bento bag. It uses air dry clay, but you could definitely use polymer clay with similar results.

There are plenty more videos over on the channel, so be sure to check those out as well! Which one is your favorite?

Home Cute Home, Kawaii Shopping

Elodie the Kawaii Unicorn at Smoko

Posted on August 16, 2018 by

We’ve featured Smoko‘s Elodie unicorn here before but they have such a big range of original products now, I thought we should take another look.

Kawaii Unicorns umbrella

This Elodie unicorn umbrella is advertised as the cutest umbrella ever and I think they might be right! Not only is is super kawaii but the hearts and stars change colour in the rain and the tips have multicolour LED lights. You might even start looking forward to rainy days. It’s out of stock just now but you can sign up for a restock email.

Kawaii Unicorns portable fan

If you’re still in the middle of a heatwave, this portable fan will help keep you cool, and cute!

Kawaii Unicorns light up plush

We all know unicorns are magical and this adorable plush is full of rainbow lights, plus a rainbow mane and holographic horn. You can preorder now and it will ship later this month.

Kawaii Unicorns - tea infuser

Tea lovers can add some extra cuteness to your day with a deep tea diving unicorn infuser.

Kawaii narwhal diffuser

And it’s not all unicorns – Smoko also have narwhal, corgi, cat, toast and more original characters that appear on lots of fun home and lifestyle products. This narwhal diffuser is so sweet. Check out the full range at Smoko, plus popular kawaii characters and brands.