Seasonal Cute

Halloween For Pets

Posted on October 8, 2015 by

Here are a few Halloween ideas to help you celebrate with your pets in super cute style!

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This pumpkin bed from Martha Stewart Pets will make your dog or kitty the cutest pet in the patch. Think how cozy fall will be as they snuggle deep inside.


Is your cat a fan of horror movies? Then this bloody knife catnip toy by LittleFruits will be sure to earn his or her approval.


Give your kitty a good scare with this house/scratcher combo from Target. I bought my kitties one and it took about 15 minutes to put together (because the kitties had to help) and it is sturdy for the price – just $9! Be warned if you have a hefty fur beast like my Mortis he/she will not fit into it. This is strictly for the slender under 10 pound crowd. It’s not currently available online but if you are near a Target you can get one in store.


Dressing up your cat can either be fun or dangerous – because cat moods are hard to predict. No matter what the outcome Rockin’ Dogs and Cool Cats has something for every cute cat’s needs including this festive tutu dress.


How about a cute bear costume that can double as a winter jacket? Bonus – it comes in bigger sizes and that means both dogs and bigger kitties can have fun dressing up.

Giveaways, Kawaii Reviews

Illustration School Book Review + Giveaway

Posted on October 7, 2015 by

illustration school - let's draw a story

I was recently sent a copy of the new drawing book by Sachiko Umoto, a Japanese artist who has a whole series of cute Illustration School books that help you practise drawing. The latest book is called Let’s Draw a Story and shows you how to draw all kinds of different things and how to put them together into a story.

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If you’ve ever wanted to draw comics or to make a complete picture with backgrounds and details and movement, this is a great book. It goes through the basics of shapes and colours and patterns through to tougher things like figures and movement and scale. The bunny page here shows how much detail it goes into with different poses and how to use a simple skeleton to help you put everything in the right place.

illustration school - let's draw a story

Each section includes tips on drawing different types of characters, plus pages with lightly drawn or missing areas that you can fill in as practice. It also gives you lots of ideas of how to add your own unique twist on things and by the end of the book, you should be confident in creating your own stories and settings.

illustration school - let's draw a story

Threaded through all the exercises is a full colour illustrated story so you can see the characters in action and how they interact with all the new things you’ve learned.

illustration school - let's draw a story

This is a great book for both total beginners and budding artists who need a bit of help and inspiration in moving on to the next stage. It’s available now for an RRP of $15.99 / £10.99 from publishers Quarto, Amazon or you can order it from your local bookshop.

We also have a copy to give away, though I’m afraid it’s only open to readers in the UK & United States. 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 20th October 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 only to those with addresses in the UK and USA.

Modes4u Christmas Giveaway Winner

Posted on October 7, 2015 by

Time to find out who won all those cute Iwako erasers in our Modes4u giveaway. The winner is…

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Congratulations to Hadar! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at

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If you didn’t win this time, you can pick up all the erasers from Modes4u at just 80p each!

Check back in a few hours for a new giveaway, and don’t forget to enter the Fuzzballs giveaway.

Cute Shop Alert!

Pigtails and Pockets Felt Paperclips

Posted on October 6, 2015 by

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These handmade felt paperclips from Pigtails and Pockets are great to brighten up your personal planner or desk. I think that they look very well made. The paperclips come in various kawaii shapes and shop owner Rachel often introduces new ones during special seasons and holidays.

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pigtails and pockets

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Most felt clips are priced at $3.50 and will be shipped worldwide. The only downside is that the shipping costs outside of the USA are a bit steep if you’d like to buy just one.

Cute Characters

Pusheen Box

Posted on October 5, 2015 by

pusheen box

Okay, this might be the best subscription box yet – a whole box full of Pusheen! There are four boxes a year and each will come packed with rare and exclusive items including clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery and more. At $43.95 per box + shipping, it’s not cheap, but you get over $100 worth of stuff and it’s Pusheen so how can you resist? You can sign up for the first box now, which includes a vinyl toy and will ship in December, so start pestering Santa.

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Super Cute Sponsors

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on October 3, 2015 by


Yozo Craft have a holiday sale on just now. Until Tuesday you’ll get 1 point for every $5 spent, with each point giving you $1 off your next order. There’s loads of new stickers, stationery, fabric and more, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.


Happy Kawaii Supplies have all the cute and colourful supplies you need for decoden and jewellery-making and SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE! How about these fun heart-shaped lollipops?

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Kawaii Depot have a range of large memo pads that are double the size of those mini ones and come with a sheet of matching stickers – look at all those bunnies! SCK readers get 10% off any order of $10 or more with the code KDSS-10.


If you fancy doing some Halloween sewing, Plush Pattern Shop have some spooky cute patterns and kits including a bat and a spider. There’s also multibuy offers if you fancy a few.


Paperchase have a great mid-season sale on just now with bargains from lots of their cute ranges including cute cards from just £1.


Need a spooky new tote bag? I’ve got the cutest little ghost bag available in my Asking For Trouble shop! Mention SCK at checkout and you’ll get a free Halloween badge or postcard with any order.


Don’t forget to enter our two cute giveaways – the Modes4u Iwako erasers giveaway ends Tuesday and the Fuzzballs giveaway the following week.

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

Seasonal Cute

Halloween at Em & Sprout

Posted on October 2, 2015 by


If you love Halloween, you should make sure to follow linzinator on Instagram as she finds the cutest stuff. Lindsay also makes and sells adorable things at Em & Sprout, which has all the spooky cute you need. Whether your favourite part of Halloween is ghosts, skeletons, pumpkins, cats, cats or cats, you’ll find everything from brooches and necklaces to pouches, bags, tees and even dresses and shoes. Check out the full range on Etsy.




Kawaii Artists

Simona Candini Interview

Posted on October 1, 2015 by

I am a fan of Simona Candini’s art. I am lucky enough to own a few pieces. I recently interviewed her about art, inspiration and living in Italy. I hope you enjoy it.

Simona Candini

How long have you considered yourself an artist?

I’ve actually considered myself an artist since I was a little child. In school, drawing was my favorite activity and often I preferred to stay at home and draw than going out and playing with the other kids. I guess I started to consider myself a professional artist though, only when I started to get recognition by the public and earn a living from my work.

Where do you find inspiration for your art?

I can find inspiration in about everything. My own experiences, people that I meet, a song, a book, a movie…nature, and of course art is itself a great source of inspiration. I particularly love a number of Pop surreal artists and the antique art of the old masters.

Simona Candini

Your characters portray both light and dark elements – how do you find balance between the creepy and the cute?

I’m not sure where do I find this balance. I think that probably I’m very much like my art… a mix of dark and light all rolled into one. I don’t see the world black or white, there are so many gradients in between. That’s why my characters are not either good or bad, happy or sad,…but a little bit of this and that. I want my characters to be thick, to have a life of their own, and often they recur in more than one painting, like characters of a play.

Simona Candini

Besides art do you have a favorite way to express yourself?

Not really, my paintings are my main form of expression. In the past I had several creative hobbies, like polymer clay, cross-stitch… but I prefer to concentrate my focus on one thing only. Now other than painting and drawing I love to go to museums, see exhibitions, visit cities, basically I like doing things that can enrich my vision and inspire my art.

What is your favorite thing about living in Italy?

Italy has a wide variety of situations, so I can only speak about my city. Bologna is a small city, you can find just about everything that you need, but it’s not too dispersive. That’s why I like it. I like the down town dimension, the possibility of wandering around without having to take the car, having everything at a walking distance. Also I love the fact that other beautiful cities are close to Bologna and you don’t have to cover huge distances to make a nice road-trip and go to see awesome museums, galleries or other cool things. I also love visiting castles and we have plenty around here.

Thank you very much for this interview, it’s been a pleasure to me. I want to take this chance to thank everybody that believe in my art, that support me with their love and all the people that inspires me to create. Much love to you all.

Simona Candini

Find more of Simona Candini’s work on her website or Etsy shop.


Fuzzballs T-Shirt & Necklace Giveaway

Posted on September 30, 2015 by

Time for a new giveaway from The Fuzzballs, a group of round kawaii animals who feature in their own web comic as well as on a range of cute clothing and accessories.

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One lucky winner will receive a t-shirt in your choice of size, design and colour + a $10 gift voucher. There will also be a second winner, who will receive a necklace of their choice in a gift box + a $5 gift voucher. Two chances to win!

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Here’s a look at at a few of the shirts you could be choosing from, with more being added soon.

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 13th October 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.
Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Bunnies Print at Teacup Piranha

Posted on September 29, 2015 by


Bunnies are my favourite animal and I’m always looking for cute new art to add to my collection. I spotted this super cute print at Teacup Piranha recently and it’s gone straight on my wishlist. It’s such a calming colour scheme and look at all those cute bunnies! You’ll also find prints with cats and dogs, plus lots of fan art including some familiar Ghibli characters. Check it all out on Etsy.