Halloween Crafts, Things To Make

Halloween DIY Decorations

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

Halloween is just around the corner and I’m so excited to decorate my apartment, and eat lots of candy!


Thousand Skies has a tutorial and templates for these super cute ghost pillows. I could honestly have them displayed in my living room all year round.


Paper Built has some really cute papercraft kits, like this Halloween Haunted doll house. The house opens and is fully equipped inside. Best part? It’s all in a PDF — once you buy it, you can print it, put it together, and start playing with it right away.


Aren’t these spooky sugar cookies super adorable? Download the patterns and instructions from Crafters Boutique on Etsy.

Carving a pumpkin this year? Why not follow this cute Totoro tutorial by SammieSpeaks! This will be my goal for this year’s pumpkin — it’s cute and relatively simple.

And for the treats? Why not store them in origami pumpkin bags by Paper Kawaii? Draw on all the cute pumpkin faces you can think of!

Feeling Halloween-crafty now?

This is a guest post from Sara, who is on the shortlist to become SCK’s new craft writer! Let us know if you’d like to see more posts like this.

Sara is Costarican, currently living in the USA, and her favourite crafts are drawing, painting, photography and scrapbooking. She also blogs about beauty, nail art and design at Daily Lovejuice.

Pets Picks

Halloween for Pets

Posted on October 20, 2016 by

Here are the top picks for your kitties and pups this haunted holiday!


This Martha Stewart skull dog bed is perfect for kitties too – we should know as of course we had to pick it up for our home!


Last year the haunted house cat scratcher and lounge from Target was a big hit. It is back again! If your kitties tend to be on the bigger side I advise to reinforce the edges with tape – one small tug and the thing crumbles.


There is also a barn in the line that is Fall ready, complete with pumpkin decorations.


Give your doggies a super cute monster friend. They can really sink their teeth into this spooky cutie!


These catnip filled coffins by Nimbus Novelties will have your cats entertained for hours!

Have a furry and fun Halloween!

Kawaii Reviews, Subscription Boxes, Things To Eat

Tokyo Treat Japanese Candy Box Review

Posted on October 19, 2016 by

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It’s been a while since we tried out a TokyoTreat Japanese snack box so let’s have a look at the September box and see if it’s still as good as last time. I received a Premium box, packed full of 16-18 full size snacks, a drink, a candy kit and a special treat. The box arrived very quickly and is so sturdy that even though it got bashed around a bit on the way, nothing inside was crushed or damaged.

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This month’s theme was a battle between anime mascot Mirai Suenaga and Pokemon! I was happy to find the Pokemon items inside, which included a pack of jellies, a chocolate egg and a figurine, plus an aloe drink.

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I got a Zorua which comes with some kind of moving battle platform. The chocolate egg was very similar to a Kinder Egg and inside was an Espeon figurine that I got to build myself from a few pieces.

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I was excited about the sour plum pretzel sticks but they turned out to be a little bit too sour even for me. Definitely an interesting flavour though.

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Disney fans should track down these Pakkucho biscuits. They’re similar to Koala’s March with chocolate inside and printed with all your favourite characters.

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TokyoTreat always have a good selection of savoury snacks and this time they included yakisoba and corn soup flavoured corn puffs. The yakisoba ones are really nice so I’m glad it was a big pack. I’m not so keen on the corn soup though, but if you love sweetcorn, you’ll enjoy them.

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The other snacks are chocolate flavoured Umaibo! They’re still corn puffs but coated with chocolate flavour. I liked the combination quite a lot and it’s not too sweet.

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Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Little Twin Stars NoseChara Figurines

Posted on October 18, 2016 by


I’m not sure what the word ‘NoseChara’ exactly means, but it seems to refer to stacking figures from popular characters. You can find them shaped as Tsum Tsums, Snorlax, Pompompurin and much more! I’ve got my eyes on the upcoming figures of Little Twin Stars.


This kawaii set will be released in November and you can preorder them from AmiAmi for about $16. It’s a fair price and I’ve already got the perfect place near my desk for them in mind.


There’s also a set of the original Little Twin Stars with blonde hair, which comes with 8 figurines of Kiki and Lala.

Books, Zines & Comics, Cute Characters

Samezu Kawaii Sharks

Posted on October 17, 2016 by

samezu - moha arimura

Sharks are my favourite animals but there aren’t many kawaii ones so I was so happy to get this Samezu (サメーズ) book by illustrator Moha Arimura from Marceline for my birthday.


There are 4 kawaii shark characters including a great white, hammerhead and whale shark and they enjoy chomping on fat smiley seals!


The illustrations in the book are adorable and each one is more hilarious than the last.


There are also plushies, letter sets, keychains and even socks!


Check out the official website or buy Samezu products from Amazon Global and Claw Grabby Store. You can also follow Moha Arimura on Twitter or Instagram.