Cute Characters, Things To Make

Kawaii Japanese Crafts from JapanPop

Posted on February 24, 2017 by

JapanPop is an Etsy shop that offers a variety of products that can be difficult to find outside of Amazon Japan, such as books, toys, and DIY kits, as well as both crafting and cooking supplies. I was quite excited to discover them while browsing Etsy for interesting craft kits to try, so I thought I would share some of my favorite picks from the shop!

diy cat pencil holder

The cat pencil holder DIY kit is actually a kit I haven’t seen before. The premise seems simple enough, but it also appears to be more of a time-intensive craft. If you’re like me and always on the lookout for new types of crafts to try, this one looks like a very unique and practical make!

sanrio colouring book

They offer plenty of coloring book options, including this super cute Sanrio Fantasy Theatre coloring book. I was very happy to see this, as it’s currently only sold by third-party sellers on Amazon Japan that don’t ship internationally.

disney amigurumi book

There are also quite a few instructional craft books to choose from, covering all of the most popular hobbies. The Disney Amigurumi book is full of crochet patterns for all sorts of Disney makes, including some to make your favorite characters into super cute jelly bean-shaped plushies. And look at those cupcakes!

sumikko gurashi chocolate kit

I’m also impressed with the assortment of official character kits offered in the shop. There are all kinds of kits, including mold kits for food, and the Sumikko Gurashi chocolate deco egg mold kit in particular is my favorite among them. Just add colored chocolate for a fun Easter time activity!

mofy needlefelting kit

If you’re a fan of Mofy, or just adorable bunnies in general, then you probably have noticed by now the distinct lack of Mofy products available internationally. The Hamanaka Mofy needle felt kit helps to right that wrong, at least a little bit!

My list is just a drop in the bucket compared to the entire list of finds that they have, so if you’re looking for a new craft kit or book to try, definitely consider a visit to JapanPop on Etsy.

Cute Shop Alert!

Your Kawaii Submissions – February

Posted on February 23, 2017 by

It’s our first look in the SCK submissions folder this year and we’ve got some great offers for you.

fancy friends stickers

If you love cake and are a bit fancy, you’ll be needing these new Fancy Friends iMessage stickers by Holly Illustrates. You’ll also find this guy on enamel pins, pocket mirrors and prints on Etsy and there’s 20% off orders over £5 until 1st March 2017 with code SUPERCUTE + the first 100 orders will get the stickers for free! How can you possibly resist?


If you prefer savoury treats, try these adorable little dim sum mini plushies by Dim Sum City. They also come in large sizes plus there are tees and pins too. SCK readers get 10% off everything with the code SUPERCUTEKAWAII.


Everyone knows cute bunnies are the way to get my attention and Madillustration has some lovely rosettes for bunny fans. They come in lots of different colours and each one is handmade and unique. Use the code sckawaii10 to get 10% off your first purchase until 31 March.


Papercute‘s handmade headbands would make a cute finishing touch to any kawaii outfit. These pink blossom cat ears are perfect for spring but there are loads of styles and designs to choose from, plus cards, plushies and more. Get 10% off any order with the code SUPERCUTE10.

Lady Lucas

And finally, we’ve featured Lady Lucas‘ colouring books before but she’s been branching out and now has printable dollhouse wall art and these sweet paper dolls.  I think I need that cupcake bag and cat mug to exist in real life!

Are you cute shop owner or maker? Why not submit your shop and we might feature you next time!

Cute Characters

Sumikko Gurashi Bento

Posted on February 22, 2017 by

sumikkogurashi bento

Sumikko Gurashi are probably my favourite kawaii characters at the moment and their new bento theme is just about the cutest thing ever. Just watch the video!

I love the new tako wiener / hot dog octopus and onigiri characters and luckily they appear on quite a few of the new products.

sumikkogurashi bento

My number one NEED are these little coin pouches. The onigiri one even has a sad little tako printed inside.

sumikkogurashi bento

There’s also this amazing plush set that you can arrange any way you like.

sumikkogurashi bento

Or a frying pan ready to hold your collection of tiny Sumikko plushies. I only own three so far so that’s a life goal.

sumikkogurashi tako

I wish I was visiting Japan this month so I could grab this limited edition large Tako plush at Loft!

The bento range has just been released in Japan so it will take a while to filter through to UK & US-based online stores. If you can’t wait, some items are on eBay and Amazon Global or you could also use a shopping service to order direct from San-X.


Chebeto Giveaway Winner

Posted on February 22, 2017 by

Time to find out who wins a handmade plush toy of their choice from Chebeto. And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Mahdi! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us.


If you weren’t lucky this time, you can still pick up a finished plush or sewing pattern at the Chebeto web shop. We’ll be sure to let you know when Chebeto makes the deer, snail or pufferfish a reality too.

We’ll have a new giveaway next week but don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a Totoro coin bank!

Cute Characters

Dick Bruna & Miffy

Posted on February 21, 2017 by


I was very sad to hear of Miffy creator Dick Bruna’s death at the weekend. Having a Dutch mother, my childhood was full of Miffy and this probably explains why I still love cute bunnies so much! If you need some more Miffy in your life now, here’s my current favourites from the Miffy Shop.


I did not know this mug existed and now it’s top of my birthday wish list. Look at that face on the bottom!


Also pretty amazing – this simple Miffy face tote bag.


You can’t go wrong with a Miffy plush and this denim one is very sweet.


And if you’ve got a couple of hundred quid to spare, a Miffy lamp would make you the envy of your friends.

You’ll find even more Miffy cuteness in the Dutch store and there are stockists worldwide. Do you have any Miffy memories?