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Summertime at Memi The Rainbow

Posted on May 25th 2015 by in SCK Favourites


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We’ve featured Memi The Rainbow‘s cute hand-carved stamps a few times and there’s lots of fun summertime cuteness in store just now. As well as stamps, you’ll find handmade jewellery, stickers, pouches and PDF patterns and tutorials to try some cute crafting yourself. Check it all out on Etsy.

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on May 23rd 2015 by in Super Cute Sponsors


happykawaiisupplies

If you’re feeling crafty, Happy Kawaii Supplies have loads of cute supplies at bargain prices including these pastel fairy kei star beads. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE.

kawaii-depot

Kawaii Depot have all the cutest Rilakkuma stationery including these sweet strawberry letter sets. Don’t forget there’s 10% off orders of $15+ with the code KDSS-10.

yozo craft washi tape

Yozo Craft have added lots of new washi tape and stickers including these total adorable San-X and Sanrio sets.

paperchase

Paperchase have a few offers on just now including 20% off the Safari Park range. This stationery set is quite the bargain.

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Over at my Asking For Trouble shop, I’ve added some new Pear and Carrot brooches at a special introductory price of just £2.50, plus you’ll get a free badge set if you spend £5 or more.

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Don’t forget to enter our Rilakkuma giveaway with Kawaii Ya – ends Tuesday!

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10!


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Cute Crafts Video Round-up

Posted on May 22nd 2015 by in Things To Make


Hello everyone, Frainy here with another crafty post! I’m getting ready for MCM Comic Con in London this weekend, so this post will be a showcase of some of my favourite craft tutorials I’ve seen lately.

I’ll start off with a SCK favourite, Maqaroon! This is a super cute and easy tutorial showing how to make adorable macaron plushies without needing to sew. Perfect for those like me who aren’t the best at hand sewing and don’t have a machine.

The next tutorial I’m showing you is from creativesculpey and is for this super sweet monkey charm. The tiny banana really makes this kawaii!

The final tutorial I will be sharing with you is from PolymomoTea in which he makes a tiny alpaca charm styled like the Disney Tsum Tsum plushies. The technique he uses for the fur is amazing!

Hopefully these tutorials should give you some good projects for the weekend! Which was your favourite?


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posted by Marceline

Let’s Go Into Space

Posted on May 21st 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Reading through your comments on the Kawaii Ya giveaway, I was pleased to see so many of you picking Rilakkuma’s space theme as your favourite. I’ve been nuts about space since I was a kid and I love seeing it kawaii-fied, even designing my own kawaii space products. I’ve searched up a few favourites from around the web for my fellow space fans.

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The Rilakkuma space stuff is starting to sell out so I really need to get a few things. Shop Kawaii still has lots of cute stuff in stock including the plushies in removable space suits.

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Momiji keep releasing cuter and cuter dolls and their latest, Explore, is a little astronaut! I’m not sure my willpower can resist her.

 

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I own these Space Panda stickers myself – they were just too cute not to buy, especially with a pink space bear jellyfish alien friend. Pick up a pack from SugarKawaiiShop on Etsy.

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If constellations are more your thing, this badge set by Missy Kulik at Shana Logic is so sweet.

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And finally, cat planets! These cuties are available as hand-cut stickers or a print from The Pink Samurai.


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posted by Marceline

Free Kawaii iPhone & Mobile Wallpapers

Posted on May 20th 2015 by in Free Downloads, Games & Apps


While we share a lot of desktop wallpapers, phones and tablets don’t get much of a look-in. I had a search about for some kawaii designs and found it’s all a big mess so here’s some help.

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San-X release new wallpapers regularly, but don’t archive the mobile versions anywhere. Luckily, I Heart Rilakkuma on Tumblr posts them all up as they arrive. Here’s links to the Summer Festival and Watermelon designs and you can browse for more, including Sumikko Gurashi and Mofutan.

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Studio Ghibli Gifs is another good Tumblr to follow, and not just for all the Ghibli awesomeness. There have been a few wallpapers posted up including these cute Totoro and No Face designs.

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There are some great apps for downloading and designing wallpapers. Line Deco is super popular and has tons of wallpapers and icons in various themes. It’s free for iPhone and Android.

molang iphone wallpaper

Molang fans, there’s a wallpaper app just for you – Molang Sweet Skin – with lots of kawaii designs. Natasja has a good post about it on Kao-ani with some downloads too.

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If an artist regularly designs desktop wallpapers, it’s worth checking if they have mobile versions too, or send them a message and see if they’ll start adding more sizes. I post up mobile wallpapers with my new calendar every month, as do Wild Olive and Design is Yay.

What’s on your mobile? I’ve had my own Mt Fuji since January so I’m probably due a change!


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Artbox Mug & Stickers Giveaway Winner

Posted on May 20th 2015 by in Just Cute!


Time to find out who won those cute stickers and mug in our latest giveaway with Artbox. The winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Irit Caspi!

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

If you didn’t win this time, you can pick up your own Sugar Hotel mug for £6.90 or choose from loads of cute SuAtelier stickers from £1.50. Check back later today for a new post, plus there’s still time to enter our giveaway with Kawaii Ya.


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posted by Natasja

Girliepains Stationery and Printable Crafts

Posted on May 19th 2015 by in Cute Shop Alert!, Things To Make


At Girliepains you can find the cutest stationery, papercrafts, prints and zines. Shop owner Mel Stringer is an illustrator from Australia. Her style can be described as whimsical and cute, but yet there’s room for ‘sad’ characters.

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Mel’s dog Grover happens to be a rising star on Youtube. If you are a fan – or like Pugs in general – this special Grover package with zine, sticker and pin might be just the thing for you.

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These 5 girls are obviously members of the Cute Butt Club and you can bring them home as a sticker pack or printable garland.

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girliepains

What I especially like about the shop is that you can purchase printable craft projects to make at home. I’d love to have the pastel kitten garland hanging from my wall. But I think that the Polaroid Camera craft is pretty clever as well.


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posted by Marceline

Washi Tape

Posted on May 18th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Hands up who’s addicted to washi tape? It’s one of the few stationery items that I actually manage to use and there are so many amazingly cute designs. Here’s a few of my favourites.

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Yozo Craft have lots of new washi tape including these boxes with two kawaii designs. I think I need the Sumikko Gurashi one, but they also have Hello Kitty and Totoro!

aranzi aronzo

One of the reasons I haven’t been back to Japan yet is because I need to save up a fortune to spend in Aranzi Aronzo. You can buy online but there’s just too much choice. I really love all their washi tape, which they sell in a vending machine so you get a surprise. (I can’t link directly to the buying page, but you can search for masking tape to find it)

alpaca washi tape

Modes4u have over 400 washi tapes, including some really fun die cut designs. Who doesn’t like alpacas with hats?

UluruSelect

You could spend an entire month browsing washi tape on Etsy and spend a million pounds too. This animal heads (with animals on their heads) design is on my wishlist and is available from UluruSelect

CuteThingsFromJapan

And finally, birds don’t get kawaii-fied nearly enough so here’s some colourful birds tape at Cute Things From Japan.


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posted by Marceline

Sunday Links

Posted on May 17th 2015 by in Super Cute Sites


Another batch of cute things around the web to distract you from the end of your weekend.

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And take 5 minutes to watch Maqaroon‘s cool new video showing off the 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen. It’s like magic!


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Super Cute Creators Interview: Mollie of Wild Olive

Posted on May 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 Mollie Johanson, who creates embroidery patterns and printables as Wild Olive. She also recently released her first book, Stitch Love (read my review), full of adorable embroidery motifs and sewing projects to make with them. Read on for another inspiring look into the life of a kawaii creative!

Mollie Johanson

Who are you and what do you make?

I’m Mollie Johanson, often known as Wild Olive. I think that things are better with faces, so almost everything I make has a face on it in some way or another. Most of my making involves embroidery and felt and hand sewing and a bit of quilting. Recently I’ve started making lots of cute animals (they have faces, so that totally counts, right?), and it has been so much fun to see what sweet creatures show up when I’m sketching and designing new projects.

When I have extra time, I’m still usually stitching, because I love it so much. But I also like baking, playing games, and watching old television shows.

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

I live in a magical cottage of creativity! Okay, so really it’s a house where my parents, brothers, and sisters also live, and it’s in a suburb of Chicago. It does feel a little magical, definitely busy and loud, and it’s almost always filled with creativity.

Sanrio From My Childhood

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

Sanrio was probably the first major kawaii influence in my life, and I was lucky enough to have, what I called “The Hello Kitty Store” in Chicago. Little Twin Stars were my favorite, and I still have some of the Sanrio items I had as a child. Beyond that, when I was growing up, there were just a lot of really cute toys and shows that were around.

Kawaii just makes me happy, and who doesn’t want to work with things that make you happy?

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Book Review: Stitch Love – Sweet Creatures Big & Small

Posted on May 14th 2015 by in Kawaii Reviews


Stitch Love

Stitch Love is the first craft book by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive who creates embroidery patterns and printables, giving each character her signature happy face. The book focuses on animals and includes 25 projects to stitch.

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The projects are mostly suitable for beginners, and designed to be hand-sewn with fabrics like felt and fleece that are very forgiving. You’ll find everything from finger puppets and kids games to plush and even a mini quilt. There are also lots of fun ideas of things to embroider with cute designs, like a dinosaur in your shirt pocket or a squirrel on your sweater!

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Best of all, the book includes over 100 embroidery motifs, each stitched up by Mollie for pages that are so fun to browse through. You’ll find all your favourite animals and some fantastical creatures too. The characters are also printed as line drawings for tracing or transfer on to fabric, along with a helpful section of sewing tips.  There are templates for each project included – they need enlarging, but there are web links to download them at the correct size for printing.

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I had a go at making the first project in the book, the Awesome Outback Plush Trio. I just made the koala, but he has kiwi and kangaroo friends, plus house pouches for them to live in too!

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I just traced the templates on to paper and then cut out the felt pieces, embroidering the face and then stitching all the pieces together with a little bit of stuffing inside. I found the instructions didn’t go into quite enough detail – there was no suggestion as to how many strands of embroidery thread to use, leading to a bit of trial and error. I’d also forgotten how to do french knots and the instructions didn’t help me remember at all so I had to Google that. Other than that, it all went together really quickly and turned out super cute!

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I’m excited to try out a few more of the projects and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a bit of hand sewing and especially if you have kids to sew for as they’ll love a lot of the projects. It’s also pretty much worth buying just for the embroidery motifs – they’re adorable to look through and could be used for so many sewing projects as well as for drawing.

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Stitch Love is published by Lark Books and is available from Amazon or your favourite independent bookseller. Look out for a Super Cute Creators interview tomorrow to find out more about Mollie and her cute embroidery.

(Stitch Love book was provided for review but these are my honest opinions and the photos are my own, except for the top image by Mollie Johanson)


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Kawaii Ya Rilakkuma Giveaway

Posted on May 13th 2015 by in Giveaways


We’ve had a lot of Rilakkuma-themed giveaways lately, but I’m sure no-one’s complaining! The latest is with Kawaii Ya, an online kawaii store based in Hawaii.

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One lucky winner will receive a Rilakkuma prize pack containing all the above and more – it includes a cell phone charm, highlighter pens, stickers, memos & letter sets.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. PLEASE check you are answering the question in your comment, or ALL your entries will be disqualified.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 26th May and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Please Note:
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
Follow the rules or we’ll disqualify all your entries – we do check!
This giveaway is open worldwide.


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Kawaii Depot Giveaway Winner

Posted on May 13th 2015 by in Giveaways


Time to find out who won all that cute San-X stationery from Kawaii Depot. And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Amy Aguayo! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

If you weren’t lucky this time, don’t forget Kawaii Depot have lots of special offers on, including up to 15% off. Stationery fans should check back here in a few hours too for another super cute giveaway.


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posted by Natasja

Free Amigurumi Food Patterns

Posted on May 12th 2015 by in Things To Make


Free Amigurumi Food Patterns

I recently stumbled upon this kawaii amigurumi lemon and was surprised to find out that it’s pattern is available for free! And even better; it isn’t the only free crochet project that you can find on the Amigurumi Food blog. How about a non fattening fast food meal or sweet pancake?

Free Amigurumi Food Patterns

Anne -the creator of this cute inedible food- is an illustrator with a passion for the Japanese culture. She’ll sketch each treat before she reaches for the wool and I think that this process really shows in the end result. You can also find her personal amigurumi projects and collaborations on the blog.

Free Amigurumi Food Patterns


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posted by Marceline

Muggsies at Qtique

Posted on May 11th 2015 by in Cute Shop Alert!


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Qtique sell handmade mugs in a range of designs. If, like me, you’re a fan of anything with a face, then you’ll love the Muggsies. There are 8 to choose from, with everything from happy and giggly to sad and sleepy. Each mug has the face on both sides for righties and lefties, plus a design inside. They’re £19 each and SCK readers can get 10% off with the code ‘hellomuggsie’.

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