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Posted on August 29, 2015 by

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Get your purses out! Yozo Craft have just added these amazing new rolls of deco tape featuring all our favourite kawaii characters – Rilakkuma, Totoro, Sumikko Gurashi, Molang and Kumamon. There’s loads of designs to choose from and they’re just $1.50 each.

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As well as decoden and jewellery-making supplies, Happy Kawaii Supplies also sell finished items like these cute glittery phone cases for iPhone and Galaxy. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE too.

kawaii depot

Kawaii Depot have lots of cute stationery in stock including letter sets, memo pads and stickers from San-X, Sanrio and more. The Back to School promotion runs until the end of September – save $5 on any $30 order with the code BTS2015.

D.I.Kawaii

The first batch of D.I.Kawaii boxes have been sent out and cute photos are turning up on Instagram (this one is by sailornassman). If you missed out, go sign up for the next one!

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Don’t forget to enter our giveaway with Plush Pattern Shop – ends Tuesday!

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

SCK Favourites

Noodoll Gadget Cases

Posted on August 28, 2015 by

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We love Noodoll at SCK and I’m always looking forward to new products. The tablet cases are a super cute way to keep your iPad cosy and come in four cute character designs. They also have some fun features like zippered ear pockets for your earbuds and a big pouch on the back. You’ll also find smaller gadget cases including this new squirrel. Check it all out at Noodoll.

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Cute Shop Alert!

Kaiju Kitties from 100% Soft

Posted on August 27, 2015 by

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If you like your kawaii on the geeky side, you’ll love 100% Soft, a range of cute products by LA artist Truck. My favourites are the Kaiju Kitties – ferocious cuddly cat monsters who terrorize city after city! An adorable new Boomu plush has just arrived and there are cute sticker sets too. SCK readers can get one for free when you order a Boomu plush – just mention Super Cute Kawaii in the notes at checkout. Check out his Tumblr too tons of fun artwork.

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Giveaways

Happy Kawaii Supplies Giveaway Winner

Posted on August 26, 2015 by

Time to find out who won the decoden supplies in our Happy Kawaii Supplies giveaway. The winner is…

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Congratulations to Charlotte who picked these colourful stacking beads as her favourite product. Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

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If you didn’t win this time, don’t forget that SCK readers get 15% off all orders at the Happy Kawaii Supplies Etsy shop with the code CUTIE so you can still pick up your favourites.

More giveaways coming up over the next few weeks!

SCK Favourites

Owl Purses at JetPens

Posted on August 25, 2015 by

jetpens

JetPens has an amazing range of Japanese pens and stationery, but they also sell some cute accessories like these adorable Pochi Friend owl purses. We’ve featured the animal purses before (including a review), but these owls are so fun and available in a few colours. The owls are the most expensive ones at $17.50 but they have feet and beaks, and also come with a handy clip for attaching to your bag. You’ll also find more affordable designs including cats, dogs and a pair of slightly impractical bunnies.

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Let's Go Shopping!

Super Cute Sea Creatures

Posted on August 24, 2015 by

Other than bunnies, I don’t have a lot of favourite land animals, but I do have a spot for deep sea creatures, probably from all the aquariums my sister makes me visit. They can be a little shy, staying down in the depths of the ocean so let’s give them a moment in the spotlight.

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Whale Sharks are one of my personal favourite sea creatures after seeing two in Osaka, and San-X have a new whale shark character who is adorable. Kawaii Depot have a folder in stock and I hope it turns up on more things soon.

seawater sweeties

I prefer turtles to tortoises especially when they’re Mint Chocoturtles! Inki-Drop has designed three cute new Seawater Sweeties plush and is currently running a Kickstarter to get them made with lots of fun rewards for backers.

marymaryhandmade

There’s no lack of cute octopi on Etsy, but Mary Mary Handmade‘s necklaces are so simple and sweet they always stand out.

PixelBoundStudios

Sharks don’t get much love, but they can be kawaii too, like on these stickers and magnets by Pixel Bound Studios.

StationerySupplies

Can’t decide? This set of sticky memos from Stationery Supplies has all your favourites. Love that octopus.

Super Cute Sites

Sunday Links

Posted on August 23, 2015 by

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

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  • A round up of the different types of Pocky at Japan Info.
  • Kukubee explain the Goldilocks Zone of mouth placement when drawing kawaii characters in a new edition of Wild Olive’s Cute Tips.
  • A look inside Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Paris store at icoSnap.
  • Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer isn’t out here for another month or so, but people playing the Japanese version are uploading adorable images to Tumblr. animalcrossingnewleaflife is my favourite.
  • Make your own pipe cleaner pencil toppers at Paperchase.

Tokyo FashionTime Out Tokyo and RocketNews24 all visited the new Kawaii Monster Cafe, designed by Sebastian Masuda of 6%DOKIDOKI and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s music videos. Check out the video below too. I definitely want to go.

Things To Eat

Stay Cool This Summer

Posted on August 21, 2015 by

Up in Scotland, we’ve had a very rainy summer, but I’m still hoping for a heatwave while I’m on holiday next week. If you’ve got the opposite problem, here’s some cute treats you can make to cool down.

zoku

I have a Zoku slushie maker that works in minutes and got a lot of use last Summer (this year, not so much…). They also have these fun mini fish pop makers, which give you a whole gang of cute little lollies.

hello kitty

Shaved ice is a fun treat and a Hello Kitty shaved ice maker would make things easier and much cuter.

sumikko gurashi

JList have lots of cool ice cube trays from Japan including Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty, but I was very happy to see Sumikko Gurashi in there too.

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And more cute lollies – this set from Tescoma makes them in the shape of bears, penguins and snowmen! These flip open and are great for pudding pops too.

Kawaii Reviews

Plush Pattern Shop Teddy Bear Sewing Kit Review

Posted on August 20, 2015 by

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I’ve had some fun experiences reviewing products for SCK and this has to be near the top the list. Plush Pattern Shop offered me any kit from their shop and I admit I was a bit worried my sewing skills wouldn’t be up to the job. Let’s see how I got on.

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I chose the teddy bear kit as it’s a classic and I didn’t want to try anything too complicated. I reviewed an older style of kit – as you can see in the top photo, it’s much fancier now and packaged inside a box. My kit just came in a plastic bag and included plush fabric, pattern sheet, instruction booklet and embroidery thread. I had to provide my own stuffing, but that’s now included in the new kits too.

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This pattern is rated as Easy, but reading through the instructions did leave me a little anxious, as I’ve not sewn a plush before. It starts off pretty simple though, with tracing and cutting out the required pieces and sewing some edges together. There’s also plenty extra fabric so not to worry if you do mess up badly. It’s great when bits become recognisable – bear paws!

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After that, it gets a little more complicated, but as long as I read the instructions carefully and double checked my fabric matched the photos, it all went pretty well. My sewing machine did have some trouble when there were a few layers to sew through so the ears are a bit wonky – I would baste them more securely next time.

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This was a great moment when it actually started looking like a bear! I was dreading sewing the head on the body, but that actually turned out to be quite easy. It’s great how the pattern starts off simply and adds more techniques so you keep learning and getting more confidence. You finish off with some hand-sewing, which I always find relaxing, though I felt quite bad stabbing my fully-stuffed bear in the eyes!

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Overall, I did a pretty good job. There’s quite a few wonky bits, and I under-stuffed him a little, but it’s nothing a bright yellow ribbon can’t distract from. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and would be happy to make it again or try another character.

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I would definitely recommend this kit as long as you have some experience with a sewing machine. It’s a little bit fiddly in places, but nothing is too difficult as long as you read carefully and think about what you’re doing (and have a seam ripper handy!). It would make a great gift too, since it includes everything you need.

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The teddy bear kit costs $24  and more kits are being added soon. The patterns are also available as digital downloads, which would be great if you have a stash of supplies already and want to get sewing straight away, or if you want to sew it in different colours.

Want to try it out yourself? Enter our giveaway to win a $40 gift certificate!

(Kit was provided for review but these are my honest opinions and the photos are my own, except for the top and bottom images by Plush Pattern Shop)

Giveaways

Plush Pattern Shop Giveaway

Posted on August 19, 2015 by

We’ve got another crafty giveaway for you from Plush Pattern Shop who create cute plush patterns and kits. I’ve been trying out a kit myself and will have a review up tomorrow.

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One lucky winner will receive a $40USD gift certificate that you can use to buy digital patterns, plush kits or even a finished toy, if you’re not so crafty. With over 30 characters to choose from, there’s sure to be something you’ll love.

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.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 1st September 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!
  • No giveaway accounts (eg. a Twitter account you only use for giveaways)
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.