posted by Marceline

Fluffy Animal Pencil Cases

Posted on July 27th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Everyone needs a home for their pens and pencils and a cute fluffy pencil case lets you basically carry a plush toy around with you with no judgement. I’ve hunted up some super cute ones to add to your back to school wish list.

pusheen pencil case

Is there anything Pusheen can’t do? These new pencil cases are the cutest thing ever with great details like a fluffy tail and printed lining fabric. Get them from Hey Chickadee (and check out the coin purses too).

shopkawaii

I love the Mofutans mochi bunnies and would probably have to go for one of these myself – that bunny tail zipper pull! ShopKawaii has them in two cute colours.

coolpencilcase.com

Cat fans will love these kitty pencil cases at CoolPencilCase.com, which come in lots of cute breeds from calico to tabby.

paperchase

Could this unicorn pencil case from Paperchase make even school lessons magical? Probably not, but it will at least cheer up your desk.

modes4u

And finally, a very long panda pencil case that comes with a cute little turtle charm and is currently in the sale at Modes4U.

Which one’s your favourite? Are there any other school supplies you need so we can find the cutest options for you?


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posted by Marceline

Free Cutie Fruity Crafts

Posted on July 24th 2015 by in Free Downloads, Things To Make


There’s nothing like cute colourful fruit to cheer up your day so I’ve collected some fun fruity craft projects, all of which are free!

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Paperchase have a really fun confetti gift wrap tutorial by Mini Eco over on their blog which includes templates for the fruit.

mypoppet

I love the look of these hama bead keyrings at My Poppet and they’re super easy to make.

design is yay

Groovy printable fruits from Design Is Yay that can be stuck on straws for a Summer picnic or just used for scrapbooking.

acupofcaketv

Make a chocolate dipped kawaii strawberry charm from polymer clay with A Cup of Cake TV’s latest video tutorial.

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And an oldie but a goodie, Mr Printables’ fruity pompoms. I started making pompoms recently and I might be ready to give this a go.


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posted by MissMuffcake

Bugs – Creepy or Cute?

Posted on July 23rd 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Bugs – some are cute, some are creepy and some just will puzzle you. Nature is mysterious. I personally like most bugs or at least do not have a problem with them – except snails, they scare me!!! I even have a bug tattoo and plan on getting more!

strapya world

My boyfriend gifted me with this Stag Beetle plush and he is now part of my favorite plush collection. He is super well made, soft, squishy and creepy but cute! He can be your new pet bug! Strapya World has great shipping and customer service so your beetle pal will arrive to you in top notch condition.

CrunchySushiDay

Black Widows are deadly little bugs and are best to be avoided. CrunchySushiDay has made this deadly cute charm that you cannot avoid!

mautio

If a bug plush is a little too much for you to handle why not check out these stickers from M.Autio.


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posted by Marceline

Cute Animal Mugs

Posted on July 22nd 2015 by in Home Cute Home


There’s nothing like a cute animal mug to add a little happy to your morning and I’ve picked out some favourites from Etsy. Each one has been handmade with love and yet they’re still priced affordably.

PIETenKEES

If there’s anything more awesome than a whale wearing a party hat then I’d like to see it. Each mug is hand-painted in the Netherlands by PIET en KEES.

Beardbangs

It was actually really tough not to pick a cute cat mug from every shop – this one by Beardbangs with the tail around the handle was my favourite.

sobigraphie

In Unicorn We Trust! How cute is this mug with an illustration by Sobigraphie? Make sure to check out the gold cats too.

handwrittenmugs

We’ve always got time for some Panda Love and you’ll find bunnies, bears and yes cats too, all hand-drawn and unique from Handwritten Mugs.

EmSeeItch

And okay, one more cat mug, but this one by EmSeeItch has lots of colourful bean cats. You’ll also find some fan art designs of Zelda and Pokemon.


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posted by Marceline

Adventures in Mochimochi Land Winners

Posted on July 22nd 2015 by in Giveaways


Time to find out who won a copy of Adventures in Mochimochi Land in our latest giveaway. We have two winners and they are…

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Congratulations to Mary and Helen!

Check your inboxes for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

Adventures in Mochimochi Land

If you didn’t win this time, you can pick up a copy of the book, read my review or check out our interview with Anna. We’ll be back later today with a new post.


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posted by Natasja

Most Wanted: Gudetama Smartphone Futon

Posted on July 21st 2015 by in Most Wanted!


gudetama futon

Sanrio’s Gudetama seems to be gaining popularity and I’ve also got a soft spot for this super lazy egg. Seeing these cute Gudetama smartphone futons made me very happy. I’m not sure how convenient the holders really are, as you would have to remove your phone when you get called. But I think they would be great to place your phone in at night. And they can be used as a bed for small vinyl toys as well.

 

gudetama futon

gudetama futon

The Gudetama futons are available for about $5 a piece and will fit smart phones of 14cm x 7cm or smaller. There’s a ‘secret’ item – which involves ham – that you can get if you’re lucky or when you purchase the complete set. Find them at JBOX and Rosy’s Garden.


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posted by Marceline

Pony Party at Paperchase

Posted on July 20th 2015 by in SCK Favourites


paperchase

I’m missing Panda san today because if she was still writing for SCK I’d have emailed her the new Paperchase designs with one word – PONIES! The Pony Party range is perfect for pony fans and also features a lot of unicorns, rainbows and glitter so if you like any of that, get over to Paperchase for tons of cute stationery, bags and more.

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posted by Marceline

Sunday Links

Posted on July 19th 2015 by in Super Cute Sites


Another batch of cute links to distract you from the end of the weekend.

chanrio

And a video – how to draw a cute bunny, from Bunny + Me Show, a cute new channel run by an actual bunny (kind of…)


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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on July 18th 2015 by in Super Cute Sponsors


Plush Pattern Shop

Some great offers for you this week! Plush Pattern Shop is having a plush toy clearance sale and all toys will be marked down to $25 until the 25th, while supplies last.

kawaii plush

Kawaii Plush are giving SCK readers 20% off everything and free shipping too. Just use the code SuperCuteKawaii at checkout.

happykawaiisupplies

As well as tons of cute craft supplies, Happy Kawaii Supplies have some finished items too, that you can easily make into keyrings, necklaces or bag charms – check out these colourful cake squishies. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE.

yozocraft decotape

Yozo Craft have added lots of fun die cut deco tape with some super cute animal designs. The tape is cut to the shape of the characters so it’s even more fun that your usual washi tape and just $4.50 a box.

kawaii depot

Kawaii Depot keep adding cute new stationery from Sanrio and San-X and have some super kawaii Rilakkuma stuff including this lemony letter set. There’s also a 15% discount on orders of $50 or more – use the code 15PER at checkout.

Copyright Reinbo Neko / Tia Sakura 2015

Reinbo Neko‘s cute new Cupcake Club characters are also available on badges – pick a favourite or buy the whole set!

askingfortrouble

If you’ve got some birthdays coming up, I have some kawaii gift wrap in my Asking For Trouble shop and you can pick and mix any 5 sheets for just £3.

mochimochi land

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a copy of Adventures in Mochimochi Land – ends Tuesday!

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posted by MissMuffcake

July is International Zine Month

Posted on July 17th 2015 by in Books, Zines & Comics


July is International Zine Month– a month of zine related activities. If you are not in the know, zines are basically self published small magazines that range in size and topics. There is really something for everyone. I have picked out a few kawaii zines to get you started if you are new to zines, or maybe you caught zine-fever ages ago and would like to add these to your collection.

Harajuku Dollhouse

Cute food may be super time consuming to make but it sure is fun to look at. Harajuku Dollhouse‘s mini Tokyo Sweets Diary is full of cute food photos to make your sweet tooth swoon.

Girls Who Draw

Girls Who Draw Postcard Book – Marine Life is full of super cute illustrations by twelve different female illustrators from around the UK. Bel’s Art World has a lot of cute paper goods too.

Mel Stringer

Mel Stringer‘s Girl Glue #2 is full of crafty gal inspiration. Some of my favorite kawaii artists are in here including Gemma Correll and Twinkie Chan.

Kavon Illustration

Hara and Juku Girls are two zines by Kavon Illustration that showcase all that Japanese street fashion has to offer.

MissMuffcake

askingfortrouble

Also check out my Etsy shop and Marceline’s Asking For Trouble store for more cute zines for your reading pleasure! (some are free to download! – Marceline)


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posted by Marceline

Cute Iron-on Patches

Posted on July 16th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Iron-on patches are great if you want to quickly decorate a bag or jacket and there are some amazing ones available. Here’s a few of my favourite places to shop.

mokuyobithreads

mokuyobithreads

I spotted these amazing patches at Hannah Zakari in Edinburgh, where locals can check them out in person or you can buy online. They’re by Mokuyobi Threads who have even more available from their Etsy shop, along with some cool bags and hats.

  pusheen-ramen-patch

saturn-patch

Pusheen has her own patches of course, in three cute designs. Hey Chickadee also stock other artist patches including this fun pastel pixel planet by Galactic Castle.

sad ghost club

And top of my wishlist, these awesome patches by the Sad Ghost Club. Sad ghosts forever!

askingfortrouble

Bonus photo. I bought a ton of mini patches when I was in Japan, including some from Aranzi Aronzo (oh no, they have so many adorable new ones!) and used one of the bunnies recently on this little brooch I made with a kit from Dandelyne. Cute, right?


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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Creators Interview: Anna of Mochimochi Land

Posted on July 15th 2015 by in Super Cute Creators


It’s time for another Super Cute Creators interview. Today we’re finding out a little bit more about Anna Hrachovec, overlord of the kawaii knitted world of Mochimochi Land. Read on for another inspiring look into the life of a kawaii creative!

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Who are you, what do you make and what do you do in your spare time?

My name is Anna Hrachovec, and I’m a designer and artist obsessed with making a world full of cute and odd little knitted toys, called Mochimochi Land. Aside from knitting my creatures (or “mochis” as I often call them), I also write patterns for them, I create landscapes in which they play, and I bring them to life with stop-motion animation. That doesn’t leave a lot of spare time, but while I’m knitting I often listen to podcasts (I also write about them for The A.V. Club). I love reading and going to museums too.

Where do you live and what’s it’s like there?

I live in Chicago, where I’ve been for about a year and a half, so it’s still a little new to me! It’s a really big city with many different personalities. The first thing people usually say about Chicago is that it gets VERY cold, and they’re not kidding. So hibernation for a good four months of the year is pretty typical and inspires a lot of knitting here.

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What was your first experience with kawaii culture and why does kawaii inspire your work?

The first time I encountered kawaii goods was when I was 12 years old and my family had an exchange student from Japan come to live with us for a year. Her mother would send her care packages filled with candy from Japan, and the packaging was so adorable and fascinating, I knew it was a country I was destined to visit. Not only did I visit a few years later, but I also went there for a year as an exchange student myself! I also learned to knit in Japan, although it was many years later that I discovered I could combine my passions for knitting and kawaii stuff to make my own characters. The simple shapes and expressions, along with the unusual depictions of kawaii characters from Japan, continue to inspire my designs.

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What cute products can you never resist buying for yourself?

For me it’s stationery! I was just in Korea and came home with sheets and sheets of adorable stickers. I don’t even use stickers all that much, but there’s something about a page full of cute characters in various poses that I just can’t resist.

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posted by Natasja

Cool Ice Cream Crafts

Posted on July 14th 2015 by in Free Downloads, Things To Make


It’s summertime! The hot weather makes me long for the beach and lots of ice cream. But it’s also a good time to take on some easy craft projects, that won’t make you break out in a cold sweat. I’ve selected a couple of cute and mostly free crafts for you to make:

amigurumei

YarnYard icecream

Technically speaking this AmiguruMEI Tuxedosam amigurumi doesn’t involve ice cream, but he was way too cute to pass by. He would go great with the kawaii crocheted ice cream cones from a YarnYard tutorial.

 

oh happy day

eat drink chic

How about throwing a small summer party with these printable ice cream invitations and popsicle memory cards?

Hello Dolly Designs

You can get the PDF pattern for these knitted ice cream cones at Hello Dolly Designs for about $3. They are originally intended as baby rattles, but would make a nice decoration or gift as well.

a beautiful mess

This DIY wall art by A Beautiful Mess is a quick project to take on and I really like the outcome. You could draw a face behind one of the scoops to make it even more kawaii.


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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Box Review

Posted on July 13th 2015 by in Kawaii Reviews


super cute box review

There are a lot of kawaii subscription boxes around these days, which is great if you like receiving surprise post (and who doesn’t?), but how to decide which ones are worth your money? I got my hands on the June box from Super Cute Box so here’s a look inside.

super cute box

All the goodies are packed in a flat box that will fit through most letterboxes. Everything arrived in good condition and nicely packaged along with a cute postcard.

super cute box

Here’s what I found inside: Hello Kitty and panda letter sets, Mamegoma stickers, Rilakkuma file box, Hello Kitty mini card, bunny tray, deco tape, two pens, a pink heart necklace and a DIY bracelet kit.

super cute box

I really loved the file box, which is adorable and really useful. I’m definitely going to use it to store some of the cutest bits from my stationery collection.

super cute box

I also squeed a lot over this little bunny tray. You could use it as a coaster too, but it’s perfect for loose change and other bits and bobs.

super cute box

I especially liked that there was a lot of stationery, as it’s useful as well as being cute and it sets the Super Cute Box apart from other boxes. All the character goods appeared to be official licensed versions and I was happy to see Mamegoma in there. Super Cute Box also work with indie makers to include products that are a little bit different. As with most surprise boxes, there are a few items that weren’t to my taste, but the Super Cute Box had a very high hit rate and is worth the price when you fancy a treat.

Super Cute Box costs £18 for a trial box, or from £15 per month for a subscription and shipping is free within the UK. I would definitely recommend it to stationery fans as you get a lot of good quality items, and not much filler. You can check out the contents of past boxes on the Super Cute Box blog, along with a monthly giveaway to win a free box.

super cute box

You can order online now to receive the August box and make sure to use the code SIGNMEUP for £1 off your first box. Subscribers also get a free charm bracelet and a charm to add to it every month. Today is also the last day of their weekend sale – get £10 off a 6 month subscription or £5 off a 3 month subscription.

What do you think? Will you be giving it a go?

(Super Cute Box was provided for review but this is my honest review and the photos are my own)


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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on July 11th 2015 by in Super Cute Sponsors


kawaiiplush

We’ve got a few new sponsors to introduce today, starting with Kawaii Plush, who sell a great range of cute plush toys, bag charms and DIY kits, plus some super adorable plush bags – how great is this cat bag? There’s also free shipping in the US for a limited time.

plush pattern shop

If you fancy making your own plush, Plush Pattern Shop have an adorable range of characters to choose from. The dragon is my favourite, but you’ll find everything from bunnies and pandas to narwhals and beavers. Choose from a full kit or an instant pattern download, plus there’s a few finished toys too.

kawaiidepot

Kawaii Depot have been adding tons of new letter sets, notepads and stationery from Sanrio and San-X. I’m really happy to see Hummingmint included – this letter set is so sweet.

happykawaiisupplies

Happy Kawaii Supplies have some fun new supplies in store including these kawaii cabochon packs – 50 pieces for under £9. Plus SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE.

yozocraft

Yozo Craft have added lots of new mt washi tape from Japan, including this fun Hello Kitty tape covered in facts about Kitty and her family.

ReinboNeko

As well as jewellery, Reinbo Neko also sell cute art prints and postcards. You’ve got to love a rainbow unicorn and the prints are just $4 each.

byte size treasure

You really don’t see enough kawaii sharks, or sharks eating donuts, but Byte Size Treasure have you covered with this cute badge set. There’s also a buy 2 get 1 free offer on single badges.

society6

Society6 have added all over print t-shirts to their range, which are great for kawaii patterns. This weekend you can get $5 off the new tees and free shipping worldwide on almost everything else. You need a special link (here’s mine, for Bunny & Panda and all the designs above) so check with your favourite artists if you know they’re on Society6.

mochimochi land

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a copy of Adventures in Mochimochi Land, and if you’re at Hyper Japan this weekend, look out for Frainy or follow her on Twitter as she’s posting lots of pics.

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