It’s our regular round-up of kawaii discounts, offers and news from our super cute sponsors.
Six Seven Shop
Six Seven Shop have added some new kawaii memo pads from Japanese stationery brands. There’s lots of cute designs to choose from including animals and food, and they’re all just $1.99 each.
If you were one of the people to suggest a donkey in our recent giveaway with DIY Fluffies, you’ll be glad to hear that Mariska has now created an amigurumi pattern! Bernard the donkey is suitable for intermediate crocheters and the PDF pattern is available for instant download.
Cakes With Faces
Planning a trip to Japan? Cakes with Faces are making a series of travel guide videos to help you! Here’s the first one, about how to get around Tokyo on the trains and metro, with lots of tips and advice.
Kawaii Panda have added some super cute new products featuring My Little Pony and Pusheen, as well as lots of fun Japanese candy! SCK readers get 10% off all orders (excluding boxes and bundles) with the code SCK10OFF.
Cute Delight have Tepra Lite label printers in stock and they look so much fun! You can print text with a choice of fonts plus icons, frames and more on to the cute patterned tape. Great for organising your craft supplies, gift wrapping and journalling.
Asking For Trouble
I have two cute new enamel pins in my Asking For Trouble shop! Choose from a happy apple or a new Mt Fuji that just wants a hug. They’re just £7 each and if you mention SCK at checkout, I’ll include a free sticker in your order.
Shugei Craft Giveaway
Don’t forget to enter our Shugei Craft giveaway for a chance to win all this cute Shinzi Katoh Japanese fabric – ends Tuesday! SCK readers get 15% off any order at the Shugei Craft website with the code SCKAWAII too.
It seems like every time I turn around there’s a new candy kit being released! Marimo Marshmallow was generous enough to send us a few candy kits to try out and show our readers. The first review is below and we’ll share the whole making process on Instagram soon.
After busting everything out of the box, it seemed that there were a few more supplies than is standard for a Popin’ Cookin’ kit, namely the “crepe maker” and more mixes than usual.
There are quite a few instructions on the back of the box, which made it a little intimidating, but there are still plenty of photos to go by. I used RRcherrypie’s video when I was unsure about something (i.e. microwave times.)
It was step-heavy in comparison to the previous candy kits I’ve made, so it took me a bit longer. Once the crepe batter is mixed, you have enough to make 3-4 crepes, which does contribute to that. If you’ve gotten bored with a kit because it didn’t take long to finish, you would probably like this one.
My final result didn’t quite turn out like the photo, but it doesn’t really matter since I had fun making it! Taste-wise, like most other kits, everything was very sweet and artificial tasting, but that’s honestly to be expected. I think the popularity of these kits are based on the enjoyment of the creation process, whether not you eat it. I really enjoyed this kit and recommend it!
So what do you think? If you’d like to try it out yourself, you can buy the Popin’ Cookin’ Crepe kit from Marimo Marshmallow’s website for $5.99 USD. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the rest of their assortment of candy kits and other goodies!
(Kit was provided by Marimo Marshmallow for review but all words and photos are my own.)
After last week’s review of the Happy Mail book, I thought I’d share some of my must have mail supplies. When sending a letter off, I like adding a few special touches. These kawaii stationery supplies will turn a blah letter into something more magical and exciting to get in the mail.
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens are so fun to use and come in so many interesting colors and finishes. This Midnight set is for writing on dark paper.
Stickers are great to decorate a plain envelope. Sticker flakes make sending some cuteness tucked into an envelope extra easy if you are up to sharing supplies. Try these Yum Yum Snacks by Mind Wave at Stationery Heaven.
Cats make anything better – even bills! Washi tape is something I love using on outgoing mail. So many patters to collect and it is easy to use for those into mail art and crafts. Stock up and save 10% when you buy 5 rolls from Darling Supplies Shop on Etsy.
Stamping the same stamp using different colors makes an interesting mail delivery. This cloud stamp from Japanese Rubber Stamps will bring a smile even on the cloudiest day.
If you’re anything like me, you probably own quite a few kawaii bags that are not very practical. These bags below are all super cute but will also be useful for everyday.
This whole post could have been from Loungefly’s range- they have so many kawaii bags featuring Pokemon, Star Wars, Disney and more. This Gudetama crossbody bag caught my eye as it looks really well made and has handles and a detachable shoulder strap.
You can always rely on tokidoki for a practical kawaii bag. Their new California Dreamin’ range has a cool beach theme and even includes an Ita bag with a clear pocket to display your pins, charms, plush, stickers or anything else.
I find Smiggle stores to be slightly terrifying but this fluffy pastel satchel is pretty amazing and would cheer up any day.
If you prefer a big tote to cram all your stuff in, how can you resist pom pom ice creams! Tokyo Otaku Mode have this bag available in four colours – hot pink, black, lavender and green.
Society6 recently added backpacks and duffle bags to their range so if your favourite indie artist sells on there, you’re in luck. They’re not cheap but they’re high quality with padded back, adjustable straps and a lots of pockets. How cute is this Cats Love String pattern by Little Odd Forest?
Here’s a cute new collaboration for you, between cult makeup brand Sugarpill and Sanrio‘s Little Twin Stars!
It’s a small collection consisting of a six colour eyeshadow palette and a two liquid lip colours, plus the super kawaii makeup bag if you buy both together.
Even as someone who doesn’t wear makeup, it’s almost too cute to resist! I really love all the cute details in the packaging, though I don’t know how you could bear to use it. The eyeshadow palette has a mix of sparkly metallics and sweet pastels inspired by Kiki and Lala, and they’re all exclusive to this collection so will never be available again.
The Sugarpill x Little Twin Stars makeup collection is limited edition and sure to sell out so don’t wait too long to buy. It’s available from both Sugarpill and Sanrio‘s websites.