We’ll have a new giveaway up in a couple of hours, but first a reminder!
If you’ve been working on your application to join the SCK writing staff, you better hurry and finish it as there’s only a few days left!
If you love making things, watching crafty videos and subscription boxes, and would like to be paid for writing about them, and sent free things to review, then there’s still time to put something together.
We’ll accept applications until midnight on Sunday. All the info is here and please do email me if you have any questions.
If you’ve already applied, we’ll be looking at the applications soon and emailing everyone in the first week of October. Good luck!
Etsy shop These Things has a tagline of (you need them) and they’re not wrong as everyone needs more happy food plush in their lives! You’ll find all kinds of handmade foodie friends from pickles to candy, plus non-edibles like stars and clouds. If plush aren’t your thing, there are plenty pins, patches, cards and more to add to your basket too.
We shared the NicoNico cat cup hangers recently and I thought you might like to see more. Cup hangers seem to be a very Japanese thing, in that they’re super kawaii but don’t really have much purpose. The first ones featured a girl called Fuchiko who would sit on the edge of a glass and it soon grew into a bit of a craze with her in new poses and even teaming up with Funassyi.
I bought a couple in Japan as they’re quite cheap and in blind boxes so you get a surprise. My Kanahei’s Small Animals figurine is a sleeping one and the details are so great, with his cheek smushed into the side of the glass! My sister was lucky enough to get Ditto Pikachu.
You can find most of your favourite kawaii and anime characters as Putitto hangers now. I really love the Neko Atsume ones.
And there are lots of cute animals including cats, pugs, hamsters and these adorable hedgehogs.
If you’d like to buy some, check out Amazon Global, PlayAsia, AmiAmi and Tokyo Otaku Mode. Some will sell single boxes and others you need to buy a whole set.
Anyone got a spare $200 because I really need one of these plush Totoro sofa chairs! We’re all jealous of Mei in My Neighbour Totoro when she gets to have a Totoro nap and now you can lounge around on him yourself.
It’s big enough for adults and super soft and cuddly so if you’ve got the cash, head over to J-List and be the envy of everyone.
A few more picks from the SCK submissions folder.
Ji Ji Kiki are having a big clear out ready for new things so there are loads of bargains to be had! You can get up to 70% off jewellery, bags, dresses, prints, plushies and more.
If you liked Kumapop’s Donut Ghost pins that we featured recently, you can also get a free set of matching stickers for iMessage. Just update your iPhone to iOS 10 and search in the App Store, or use the links above.
If you think subscription boxes don’t have enough cats in them, then you should try out Love Meow as they have a cat-themed box full of kawaii plush, stationery and more. They also sell some cute cat prints and stationery.
Planet Cute sell a quirky range of craft kits, character goods, handmade gifts and colouring books with lots of cat, food and pop culture themes. Get 10% off your first order with the code THANKYOU,
Giant Robot have added lots of fun Japan-inspired enamel pins to their shop plus some robots of course. Check out the rest of the shop too for art, vinyl toys, comics and much more.
Are you cute shop owner or maker? Why not submit your shop and we might feature you next month!