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Kawaii Gardening – Cute Planters & Pots

Posted on September 22nd 2014 by Marceline in Kawaii Kitchen


I don’t have a green thumb, but I have had some success growing things from seeds. I’ve been looking around for some cute pots that I can grow things in and also keep my kitchen looking kawaii!

mini pet

I found these super-adorable animal plant pots on Tumblr, which turned out to be re-used Lovely Mix Mini Pet hand cream pots! Buy the hand cream in 4 cute animal designs from Amazon and Korean beauty sites, use the cream and then pick up some seeds from your local garden centre! I might have to do this.

Shippon self watering animal planter

These self-watering animal planters have been on my wish list for ages. You just put them on the edge of any glass of water and they’ll draw up water through their tails! Perfect for office desks too.

SK.HappyShopping

As previously noted, I have a bit of a thing for hedgehogs so I love this planter by SK.HappyShopping on Etsy. They have bunnies, cats and milk pails too!

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If you’re more of a dog person, how about Pepe, a sweet handmade planter by Noe Marin.

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And finally, how amazing are these crocheted plant pot covers? They were made by Lisenn Cabane – no pattern unfortunately, but maybe you crocheters can figure out how to make something similar.

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Ankepanke Stationery

Posted on September 19th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!


ankepanke

I first discovered ankepanke on Instagram, where she shares pics of her new ideas and designs. The best ones turn up in her Etsy store, where you’ll find cute and colourful stationery, stickers, posters and more. My favourite at the moment is the Crazy Cat Lady Planner, a weekly planner book with cat-related illustrations from 50+ artists, Always great to be organised and cute!

ankepanke

ankepanke

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Guest Post: Let’s Make Kawaii Cupcakes

Posted on September 18th 2014 by SCK in Things To Make


This is a guest post by Frainy, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

Let's make kawaii cupcakes

This style of clay cupcake is inspired by my friend xoxRufus on YouTube!

Breakdown of supplies:

  • Polymer clay can be bought from many craft shops and online, I used Sculpey Premo in Ecru for the cake, Sculpey 3 in Ballerina and Chocolate for the icing and the face.
  • The mould is from Miniature Sweet on Etsy
  • Liquid Clay, or Translucent Liquid Sculpey can also be bought from craft shops or online. Ebay is one of the best places for craft supplies!
  • The sprinkles are micromarbles which were bought online but you can also make your own sprinkles by rolling out polymer clay, cutting it up and baking it.
  • Pretty much all the tools I use have been bought from craft shops, Ebay, or other places online.

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Kawaii Kitchen: Bento Accessories from JBox

Posted on September 17th 2014 by Marceline in Kawaii Kitchen


With Summer just about over, everyone is heading back to college and work and maybe you’re hoping to cute up your lunch options? I used to make bento box lunches a lot when I had a full-time job, but now I work from home I just covet lots of cute kitchenware! If you’ve got your bento box, here’s some fun accessories from JBox to take lunch to the next level (of cuteness)!

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This cutter set comes with four cutters and tools so you can make animal-shaped everything! You could make a bear-shaped sandwich with ham and cheese, or cut up bunny and frog-shaped vegetables for decorations.

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These egg moulds really work and make boiled eggs way more fun. I have a bunny one but Rilakkuma would be even cuter.

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You can use this rice mould set to make shaped rice and then the cutters to make a cute animal face wrap of cheese or meat in four kawaii designs.

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Hello Kitty sausages anyone? Although it’s designed for Japanese mini wieners, you could use it for any small hot dog or cooked sausage. It comes with cute picks too.

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And finally, some cute plastic bottles to store your sauce or dressings. This set even comes with a holder and funnel for easing filling.

Do you make bento lunches? Are there more aspects of making bento you’d like us to cover? Check out the new Kawaii Kitchen category for older posts.

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Guest Post: Messy Pink

Posted on September 16th 2014 by SCK in Cute Shop Alert!


This is a guest post by Becky Helms, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

messy pink

Messy Pink’s shop is full of pompoms and sequins and cuteness! I found out about her work from an instagram photo by Doe Deere and totally fell in love with her unique accessories. I mean, how could I resist a pastel headband made entirely of pompoms? I couldn’t. No one could! Take a look at some of my favorite pieces!

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Luna P! Every sequin is stitched by hand and the craftsmanship is incredible.

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Her pompom earrings are super fluffy and come in lots of different colors. Pink and mint is one of my favorite color combos!

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These Pac­Man and ghost headbands are so fun!

Check out Messy Pinks’s Etsy shop, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Rachelle Castiglione Amigurumi at Shana Logic

Posted on September 15th 2014 by Marceline in SCK Favourites


shana logic

Shana Logic always finds the cutest handmade products to stock and I’m loving all the amigurumi by Rachelle Castiglione! There’s plenty of our favourite food with faces, along with stars, bears and a few Halloween things too. The keychains, like the lollipops above, are very affordable at $10 so go pick yourself up something sweet. PS. There’s a big End of Summer Sale on too!

shana logic

shana logic

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New Doodllery at Little Moose

Posted on September 12th 2014 by Marceline in SCK Favourites


doodllery

I was digging about in the SCK archives recently and was reminded of Doodllery‘s amazing jewellery so I clicked over to see if Carrie had been designing anything new. Has she ever! I kind of hate myself for not noticing these sooner as they’re so awesome! That lion is absolutely killing me and who can resist a dinosaur? Check out the whole collection, as most designs are available as pendants, brooches and rings, plus there’s tons more cuteness stocked at Little Moose too.

doodllery

doodllery

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Guest Post: Back to School Treats

Posted on September 11th 2014 by SCK in Kawaii Kitchen, Let's Go Shopping!


This is a guest post by Lulu, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

If you are preparing to head back to school, college or work you need something yummy to keep you filled up throughout the day, what finer way than with some kawaii goodness at lunch time.

tofu cute

My panda obsessed daughter would love to have these panda shaped sandwiches

modes4u

…in her very own panda lunch box from Modes4U!

totoro bento box

I adore the lands created by Studio Ghibli; I can happily daydream about them while tucking into this amazing two tier Totoro bento box. Lunch tastes much better knowing Totoro has been looking after it for me!

zazzle napkins

To keep little and not so little fingers clean, these adorable napkins are perfect, available from Zazzle as a pack of 4, plus they are 100% cotton, so you can wash them and use them again and again!

yum-yum-bento

For some amazing yummy inspiration, you cannot go wrong with this fantastic book – Yum Yum Bento Box!

Whatever tasty treat you are having for lunch -enjoy!

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SCK Survey Results and Giveaway Winners

Posted on September 10th 2014 by Marceline in Giveaways, SCK News


sck survey

The SCK Reader Survey is now closed so thank you all for giving us your views. The information you provide is  a great help in deciding what kind of shops and products to feature, which social media sites to concentrate on and to help find new giveaway sponsors and advertisers. It will take some time to collate all the results but here are a few things we’re already taking note of.

You’d like to see more handmade products, more reviews and giveaways and definitely much more tutorials and makes. We hear you loud and clear and will make these a priority in future, and with hiring new writers.

For our new feature ideas, most got a positive response, but especially maker interviews, Challenge SCK and real life shop reviews. We’ll definitely be adding some new features over the next few months so look out for that, and your chance to get involved.

rilakkuma

Rilakkuma and Totoro are still your favourite characters, but Alpacasso and Pusheen are getting close to pushing Hello Kitty out of the top 3! Luckily, these are some of my favourites too, so you’ll be seeing plenty of them on SCK.

Now for the winners! We picked two survey responders at random, whose email addresses suggest they are called Wanda H and Elizabeth B. If that sounds like you, check your inbox to claim your prizes and we’ll get them sent out soon.

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Guest Post: Most Wanted – Disney Tsum Tsum Plush

Posted on September 9th 2014 by SCK in Most Wanted!


This is a guest post by Pauleen Potter, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

disney tsum tsum

If you’re a huge Disney fan like yours truly, then you’ll probably know that the kawaii-est Disney merchandise is available at Japan and Japan only. But now, for the very first time, they are bringing to the Occidental world the cutest plush toys ever: the Tsum Tsums. These new stackable pals come in 3 different sizes: mini (3.5″), medium (11″), and large (17″). Their price ranges from 4.95 USD for the littlest fellows in the family, up to 24.95 USD for the large huggable plushies. The Tsum Tsums come in a wide array of characters, so it’s possible for you to find your favourite within the collection!

Disney Tsum Tsum

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New at Paperchase

Posted on September 8th 2014 by Marceline in Let's Go Shopping!


Now that I’ve moved to the seaside, visits to Paperchase are back to being an occasional treat. Luckily, there’s always loads of cute new stuff to see, and there’s the website too. Here’s a few of my current favourites!

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Dreamscape is a new collection, with sleepy animals and flowers. This fox purse is so cute.

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Also new is Lush Mush, with a woodland theme. I might have to get this fluffy hedgehog pencil case.

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This crab umbrella has been around for a while, but it still makes me laugh.

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Who doesn’t want a little unicorn handbag? It’s such a pretty colour and only £12.

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And who can resist Iwako erasers? I love this panda.

Paperchase also just launched a new Treat Me loyalty card, which us lucky Scots can pick up in stores now. It gets you 15% off your next order, £10 off on your birthday and lots of other offers. Like I need any more reasons to shop there!

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on September 6th 2014 by SCK in Super Cute Sponsors


yozocraft

Let’s hear what’s new with our sponsors! As always, YOZO Craft have loads of great new things in store including these animal sticky notes with the cutest expressions! Choose from eight designs for just $1 each.

artbox

Artbox are also piling up the new products featuring your favourite kawaii characters. There’s free UK shipping on everything and a free badge if you spend more than £8.

modes4u

Modes4u have so many cute things in the sale section, with up to 60% off. Check out this amazing Rilakkuma jewellery box!

kelsea echo

Our newest sponsor is Kelsea Echo, who has just set up store on Etsy with a brand new collection of Alice in Wonderland themed jewellery. Kelsea is also offering SCK readers 10% off all orders with the SUPERCUTE10!

beloved bijou

Also new is Beloved Bijou, who create sweet adornments and accessories and have a new Alice in Wonderland themed collection too! You can get 15% off all orders with the code BIJOUGIFT.

stickers

If you like stickers (and who doesn’t?), Asking For Trouble now has large die-cut stickers available at Redbubble, including the SCK gang. Buy any 6 for 50% off them all!

sck survey

The SCK reader survey and giveaway will be closing next week so get your thoughts added!

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

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Most Wanted: Nyan Cat Nintendo DS Cases

Posted on September 5th 2014 by Marceline in Most Wanted!


nyan cat nintendo DS

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it much here but I am a big Nintendo fan and they were probably the reason I got interested in Japan and kawaii. Currently I am obsessed with Animal Crossing New Leaf on my DS, and have been for over a year (me and my sister have a Tumblr for our towns – Quincy & Usagi) and the only thing that could make the game better is if my DS had one of these adorable new cat cases!

They’re made from silicon and come in 3 cute cat breeds, ready to cute up your DS and protect it from bumps and scratches too. I especially love how the cameras are the cat eyes! The main downside is that they are only for DS XL but my lovely Zelda branded normal size DS is having touchscreen issues so perhaps I could be tempted into upgrading? The cases are Japan only, but are starting to pop up on eBay.

nyan cat nintendo DS

nyan cat nintendo DS

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Guest Post: Cute Autumn Skincare

Posted on September 4th 2014 by SCK in Let's Go Shopping!


This is a guest post by Roo, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

Autumn is personally my favourite time of year. Halloween, baking, bonfires, and crispy leaves and watching everyone go crazy trying to get Christmas sorted while I laugh because I bought everything in July. It is also when I have to change my skincare routine to keep my skin hydrated and flake free otherwise I turn into a human cornflake. Here are five must haves making their way to me right now, all available at Yesstyle.

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This adorable spray comes in two varieties. The pink bunny is the moist version and can be used to keep up moisture levels. The white bunny is the sleek version and aids in controlling sebum production. Both are small enough for your handbag. From £7.90 at Yesstyle for 60ml.

yesstyle

This cute brand features little bear shaped pots of hand lotion. This one specifically deals with the issue of chapped skin. Versions for rough and aging hands are also available. From Yesstyle, £12.26 for 30ml.

yesstyle

This honey enriched jelly lip balm comes in a cute little reusable pot complete with a spatula to dip inside. A little more interesting than a chapstick, £10.36 from Yesstyle.

yesstyle

If you suffer from red, chapped cheeks, these gel patches are just the thing to cool them down. You can also use them on your eyes or on bruises and they come in a variety of styles. £4.66 for 10 from Yesstyle.

yesstyle

This beautiful tear shaped bottle is full of a protective lotion made from glacial and spring water and will save your skin from the cold air without making it oily. £15.11 for 50ml from Yesstyle.

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Yummy You Back To School Sale

Posted on September 3rd 2014 by Marceline in Sales & Discounts


Youniverse

I love seeing what new cuteness Twinkie Chan has come up with, whether it’s her hand-crocheted creations or her mass-produced Yummy You line. There are some super-cute new designs in store featuring her real life dog as pupshakes and sundaes, plus 20% off all orders this week with the code BACK2SCHOOL!

pupshake

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