posted by Marceline

Cute Calendars for 2015

Posted on December 18th 2014 by in Let's Go Shopping!

Even though we all have calendars on our phones and computers, I like to have a cute calendar around to keep track of birthdays and other events (and what day it even is, since I work from home!). Here are my favourites for 2015.


pom pom purin wall calendar

I love Pom Pom Purin and all his friends. This wall calendar from Japan in a Box is full of adorable seasonal illustrations with loads of room for your notes.

aranzi aronzo

The tiny Aranzi Aronzo store is a must visit if you’re ever in Tokyo and I always spend a fortune. Their online site is a bit clunky but they do ship worldwide. This year’s desk calendar features all the characters made from felt – so sweet.

rilakkuma calendar

Tofu Cute have some Rilakkuma desk calendars that are really colourful and come in three yummy flavours – chocolate cookie, gummi drop and fruits candy.

my zoetrope

my zoetrope

I bought Panda-san one of these My Zoetrope calendars last year and the 2015 version is just as cute, full of all-new animal illustrations.

pusheen calendar

And finally, Pusheen is so popular these days that her wall calendar is going for crazy prices, but Amazon have these cool poster calendars that would really cute up your workspace, and come with stickers too.

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posted by Marceline

Kawaii Box & Polymer Clay Book Giveaway Winners

Posted on December 17th 2014 by in Giveaways

We’ve got two winners to pick today, so let’s get to it!

The winner of the Kawaii Box is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And the winner of the Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations book and supplies is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to and Potato and Tiffany Chan! Check your inboxes for how to claim your prize, or email

There will be another little giveaway early next week alongside something VERY EXCITING!

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posted by Natasja

Cute Bookmarks to Make

Posted on December 16th 2014 by in Free Downloads, Things To Make

Today I’d like to introduce you to some cute and easy to make bookmarks. These are great to have at hand if you often find yourself submerged in a book or magazine.

magnetic bookmark

This cute magnetic dog bookmark is one of the many amazing free printables at Sanpo Doh. You can use Google Translate to read the instructions or simply download the PDF template by looking for the ‘Cloudapp’ link. And if you are more of a cat person, then these feline bookmarks might be just the thing for you.

wild olive

I think that Mollie from Wild Olive originally came up with the idea of using magnetic tape for bookmarks. She has posted several kawaii designs for you to print, such as a sweet rainbow clip.

ice cream bookmark

Food and books aren’t usually a happy combination, but this felt ice-cream bookmark is a great exception. Pick your favorite flavors and get creative ^_^

fox bookmark

This paper fox from Lonnies will hold on to your favorite page and it’s quite simple to make!

bow bookmark

Not only are these DIY felt bow bookmarks inexpensive to make, they would also make a lovely gift for befriended bookworms.

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posted by Marceline

Christmas Amigurumi by Snacksies Handicraft Corner

Posted on December 15th 2014 by in Christmas Crafts, Cute Shop Alert!, Things To Make

Snacksies Handicraft Corner

I feel like we’re maybe featuring a little bit too much Christmas crochet this year, but I have share one more. Snacksies Handicraft Corner sell both finished amigurumi and PDF patterns and their Christmas collection is totally adorable! Since they’re made to order, it’s too late to buy finished toys for this Christmas, but crocheters might have time to make one, or at least get a headstart on next year. And if anyone wants to make me a gingerbread man, that would be great, thanks.

Snacksies Handicraft Corner

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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsors: Kawaii Depot

Posted on December 13th 2014 by in Super Cute Sponsors

kawaii depot

Welcome to our newest sponsors, Kawaii Depot, who sell a big range of our favourite kawaii brands including San-X, Sanrio, Q*Lia and Kamio. They’ve got some really sweet new Rilakkuma items in, some cute things featuring my new faves Mofutans and Sumikko Gurashi, plus some brand new Shinzi Katoh stationery. Check our their special offers page too, for discounts and shipping offers.

kawaii depot

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10 for a limited time.

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posted by Marceline

Tofu Candy Closing Sale

Posted on December 12th 2014 by in Sales & Discounts

tofu candy

Online kawaii store Tofu Candy are sadly shutting up shop on January 15th, but the good news is that everything is on clearance with at least 50% off. Grab yourself some stationery, stickers and more while you can!

tofu candy tofu candy

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posted by Marceline

Cute Christmas – Ornaments & Decorations

Posted on December 11th 2014 by in Let's Go Shopping!

Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet? Mine is starting to look pretty kawaii and I’ve hunted up some cute decorations to help make your home festively cute too.


Pango Productions always have the cutest ideas for Christmas cards and this year’s is the best yet as it turns into an inflatable tree ornament! I have the snowman, but the tree and reindeer are also adorable. If you have a Paperchase store nearby, they are stocking these too.


Paperchase have their own huge range of ornaments and decorations too. They can be a bit pricey, but there’s 3 for 2 on lots of things just now. I love their food characters and this set of 12 pegs is just £5 – great for hanging up your cards.


Momiji have a few festive dolls available that will be lovely to bring out every Christmas. Pipaluk is my favourite, with her little sledge!


I love seeing what new things mohu has been crocheting and her snowman decorations are super sweet and tiny. I’d love a few for my tree.


And finally you need some lights. I like to choose something not too Christmassy so that I can keep them up for all those dark winter evenings. These owl lights from Modcloth are really fun, and there’s 30% off just now too!

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posted by Marceline

Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations Book Giveaway

Posted on December 10th 2014 by in Giveaways

It’s our last giveaway of the year (though we have something fun planned for over the holidays), and it’s for a cute and crafty new book – Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations: 20 Super-Cute Miniature Projects.

polymer clay creations

In the book, Emily Chen of Cat Bear Express teaches you how to craft twenty adorable figures from basic shapes using easy polymer clay techniques and tools. Progress from a simple bunny to an elaborate unicorn, and learn now to make miniature cookies, bread and ice cream cones that look delicious enough to eat! Included are basic jewelry techniques for transforming your polymer clay masterpieces into wearable items. Try turning a cat into a charm, a pig into a bracelet, a cupcake into a pair of earrings or a stack of pancakes into a ring. You’ll also find tips on how to create your very own designs by breaking your subject into simple shapes that you can craft in clay. Here’s a little peek inside.

Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations: 20 Super-Cute Miniature Projects

One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations: 20 Super-Cute Miniature Projects, plus some crafting supplies including earring hooks, polymer clay packs, eyepins, etc. so you get making straight away!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Because of the Christmas holidays, this giveaway only runs for a week and closes on Tuesday 16th December. Good luck!

PS. Don’t forget to enter the Kawaii Box giveaway too – we’ll pick winners for both next week.

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posted by Natasja

Made of Sundays Wall Decals

Posted on December 9th 2014 by in Cute Shop Alert!, Home Cute Home


Wall Decals are an easy way to give your home a cute touch, especially if you don’t want to use any paint. I recently stumbled on the decals from Made of Sundays and think that they really stand out! With these sweet vinyl stickers you get to transform any flat surface into a smiling animal. How about a happy bear on the shower door or sleepy bunny in your bedroom?

Shop owner Alba has also created smaller decals to brighten up your walls, such as rain drops and a solar system. According to the website they should be easy to install and are guaranteed not leave any marks when you remove them. If you see anything that you’d like in the Etsy shop, then make sure to check out the 10% discount option at the end of each listing ( ^_^).




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posted by Marceline

Sumikko Gurashi

Posted on December 8th 2014 by in Just Cute!

Sumikko Gurashi are one of San-X’s newer sets of characters, but it’s taken me a while to warm up to them. Suddenly I’m seeing them everywhere and they’re getting cuter and cuter! Apparently, the name translates as ‘things in the corner‘ so this shy group of friends includes a polar bear from the far corner of the arctic, the last piece of tonkatsu from the corner of your plate, a weed that got tossed in the corner and more! Here’s a few of my favourite Sumikko Gurashi things.

sumikko gurashi

This is what pushed me over the edge into Sumikko Gurashi love. This is a dust character drawstring bag and I love its little arms and legs. It’s only available from the San-X shop just now, but hopefully will turn up elsewhere soon, because I want one!

Sumikkogurashi modes4u

Modes4U have lots of Sumikko Gurashi plush, stationery and more. This phone stand featuring penguin and weed is really cute and the weed is even on elastic as a screen cleaner.


ShopKawaii have pages and pages of everything Sumikko Gurashi. I love these stackable plush trays – cute and useful!


Artbox have some plush, stickers and cool stationery, like these colourful letter sets.


And finally, a big huggable cat, from OtakuMode.

Do you like Sumikko Gurashi?

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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on December 6th 2014 by in Super Cute Sponsors

There’s not much time left for Christmas shopping, so let’s see hear what’s new with our super cute sponsors.

patch and dot

Our newest sponsors are Patch & Dot, who make cute screenprinted art. Stephanie has just added this sweet alpaca print, and there’s narwhals and elephants too.


Blippo have lots of new Alpacassos, including this cosy fellow in his scarf and earmuffs!


If you’re looking for cute wrapping ideas, YOZO Craft have lots of festive stickers, tape and stamps to decorate your parcels.


GlowingRaptor Goods have lots of fun festive scents their winter collection of soaps and lip balms. You can get 5 mini soaps in your choice of scents for just $5 – great stocking fillers.


Modes4U have a huge Christmas collection, full of festive ornaments, fabric, tape, plush and more. I love this snowman cup myself.


Paperchase are doing 3 for 2 on selected cards, wrap and ornaments and have loads of cute stuff. This snowman is my favourite character this year and he’s on these sweet charity cards.


You can’t go wrong with Pusheen, especially wearing a Christmas jumper! Hey Chickadee have this design as necklaces and charms, plus there’s Pusheen Christmas cards and those amazing hoodies.

shana logic

If you’re stuck for a gift for your best friend, Shana Logic have collected together their most popular gifts. There’s some super cute stuff on offer, like this fox plush, and all made by indie designers.


UK folks, you still have time to enter Artbox’s cool contest and win a £50 voucher to spend on all their kawaii stuff, like this snowy Moomin towel.


You can’t get these in time for Christmas, but JList are taking pre-orders for these amazing edible cat marshmallows that float in your hot chocolate. You get a box of cats and paws and they ship worldwide.

asking for trouble

Over at Asking For Trouble, I’m stocked up for Christmas with lots of cute new things, like these new gingerbread cookie badges, with a happy boy and girl and a poor sad bitten cookie.


And don’t forget to enter our Kawaii Box giveaway.

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posted by Marceline

November Kawaii Box Review

Posted on December 5th 2014 by in Kawaii Reviews

kawaii box review

I received November’s Kawaii Box in the post to give you an idea of what you can win in our giveaway! If you’ve been living on Mars, Kawaii Box is a subscription service and every month you’ll get a box of cute hand-picked Japanese and Korean products through your letterbox. If you love cute things, it’s a great way to add to your collection and get some surprise post too!

kawaii box

As always, everything arrived in great condition, all packed into a sturdy box. It really is quite exciting unpacking everything to see what you’ve got.

kawaii box

Here’s what I found inside: socks, accessories, keyrings, plush, stationery, stickers, deco tape and Pocky! Each month’s box has different things, but since Kawaii Box is run by Blippo, if you see something you like that was in a previous Kawaii Box, you can probably pick it up there.

sheep calendar

There was also this desk calendar, which I immediately squealed over and put out on display. It’s sheep-shaped and stands up by itself, and every month has a different cute expression. Best of all, the calendar starts in November, so you can use it right away.

kawaii box

Here are my other favourite picks. The My Melody socks are super kawaii and I will definitely be wearing them. The Pony Brown sticky notes have a cute design and are a great size for marking up recipes or for short notes in parcels to friends. I wasn’t initially that excited about the macaron charm, until I realised you can unscrew it and put little things inside – pretty cool! And that plush cat keyring is going on my bag – it’s a great purple colour with a sturdy clip and keyring. I was impressed with the selection this month as there are only a couple of things that I won’t use myself.

Twinkie Chan reviewed this box recently too, and I thought it was really cool that we got the same items but in different colours and designs, so even if you and your friends all get one, they won’t be exactly the same.

For $18.90 a month and free shipping worldwide, the Kawaii Box is a great deal and would make a fantastic gift for a kawaii fan. You can order one online now or get a gift subscription for a friend, plus see what was in the previous boxes.


Don’t forget, you can win January’s Kawaii Box in our latest giveaway.

(Kawaii Box was provided for review but this is my honest review and the photos are my own, except for the promo image at the top)

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posted by Marceline

Cute Critter Christmas Cards

Posted on December 4th 2014 by in Etsy Picks

There are so many cute Christmas cards featuring festive animals that I had to make this a post of its own. Here’s my five favourites from Etsy.


Christmas narwhals! My Zoetrope knows what we want. Michelle has a huge selection of adorable animal cards but this is definitely my favourite.


I’m not sure I’ve even had eggnog but this made me laugh. It’s by the wonderful Milk and Cookies, who have a whole host of cute cards.


BeagleCakesArt has alpacas with santa hats, in a variety of pastel colours. Perfect for Alpacasso fans and you can get them as stickers too.


This bear is really getting into the festive spirit and thinks he’s a Christmas tree. Get him from DanaDamki.


And finally, wish your friends a Merry Catmas, with this cute card by Cherry Cats World.

Which one’s your favourite?

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posted by Marceline

Kawaii Box Giveaway

Posted on December 3rd 2014 by in Giveaways

It’s time for another giveaway, and this week it’s with our favourite surprise box service, Kawaii Box.

kawaii box giveaway

One lucky winner will be sent the Kawaii Box for January containing a hand-picked selection of Japanese and Korean kawaii products. What will be in it? We don’t know, and that’s the fun of it!  It will definitely be cute and probably include stationery, accessories, plushies, candy and more. You can read our review of the first Kawaii Box and we’ll have a look at November’s box later in the week.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Monday 15th December when we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

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posted by Natasja

Free Christmas Amigurumi Patterns by Dendennis

Posted on December 2nd 2014 by in Christmas Crafts, Free Downloads, Things To Make


I’ve been admiring the creations from Dendennis on Facebook and that’s how this cute gingerbread man showed up on my timeline. Turned out that his pattern is available for free, along with those of other Christmas critters!

dendennis dendennis

These Christmas Tree, Snowman and Reindeer busts are easy patterns to crochet. I think they all look equally cute.


Of course Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Santa himself.


Dennis is a Dutch amigurumist and that explains the smoked sausage (rookworst) above. It’s a large sausage that Dutch people like to eat with mashed potatoes and vegetables, not very haute cuisine (^_−)


I think that both beginners and more experienced crocheters can find nice projects on the Dendennis website. Not all amigurumi patterns are free, but their prices on Etsy and Ravelry are very reasonable. My personal favourites are Molar the Tooth and Lavender Lenny the Bunny. Dendennis has also published two books with unique crochet characters, which haven’t been released in English (yet). Good news though: more translated patterns from the books will become available online over time!

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