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Guest Post: Five Facts About Hello Kitty

Posted on September 30th 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!

For this piece, I fancied a bit of a challenge combined with a love for the ultimate kawaii heroine, Hello Kitty. Here are five items I have found inspired by facts about Sanrio’s most famous cat.

hello kitty clock

Kitty is the height of five apples and the weight of three. Wall clock from John Lewis.

hello kitty

Despite being created in Japan, the character actually lives in London! English Royal Guard Soft Beanie from Plushtoys at Amazon.

sanrio

Hello Kitty has a boyfriend called Dear Daniel. Onch X Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel necklace.

artbox

Her birthday is 1st November, 1975. Birthday card with badge from Artbox.

loungefly

Hello Kitty’s full name is Kitty White. White Hello Kitty backpack by Loungefly from Beadesaurus.

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ChibiBunny Doormats

Posted on September 29th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!


chibibunny

A few months ago, I was on the hunt for a cute doormat for my new flat, and was really disappointed at how few were available (I ended up designing my own!). Turns out ChibiBunny has a whole range of them, including this adorable one for Halloween. You’ll also find narwhals, pandas and guinea pigs, plus an enormous range of other products from bags to blankets.

chibibunny

chibibunny

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on September 27th 2014 by Marceline in Super Cute Sponsors


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YOZO Craft keep adding amazing new things every day. I’m loving their new stickers – those moustachioed ice creams! – but make sure to check out their 50% off sale too.

Good post day! Excited to review this new book by @amigurumei on Super Cute Kawaii soon.

Now for some SCK news! You’ll be pleased to hear there’s a new giveaway coming up on Wednesday, with lots more in the pipeline. I’ll also be reviewing that adorable new Hello Kitty Crochet book above, plus we’ll be launching a brand new feature that I hope you’ll love. There are also some great guest posts by our potential new writers scheduled in so lots to look forward to.

sck on amazon

As you can see, we’ve made an Amazon store too. It’s mainly a way to keep track of all the cute books we review, buy and wish for, but you’ll also find some of our favourite kawaii films, games and more. Go have a browse!

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So Little Time Co. Wooden Jewellery

Posted on September 26th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!


so little time co.

I love the look of wooden laser-cut jewellery, especially when it’s painted bright colours. So Little Time Co. have lots of cute stuff on offer – how can you resist animal brooches, geometric necklaces and teeny turtle earrings? There’s even a narwhal!

so little time co.

so little time co.

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Guest Post: Typing With Tea

Posted on September 25th 2014 by SCK in Cute Shop Alert!, Things To Make


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

typing for tea

Felt octopuses and magical narwhals, need I say more? Anita created these cute plushies and now it’s up to you to make them! Their PDF patterns with instructions are available at Typing With Tea, where you can also find a small selection of DIY dolls and ornaments. I stumbled upon her Etsy shop while looking for a squirrel pattern, which is one of the cutest I’ve seen so far.

typing for tea

typing for tea

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Free Kawaii Plush Patterns

Posted on September 24th 2014 by Marceline in Free Downloads, Things To Make


Felt has to be the easiest material to start sewing with – it’s very forgiving and you don’t need a sewing machine. I’ve found some super-cute free tutorials you can try out!

onifrogbox

I love this little bumblebee by onifrogbox. It’s not the easiest thing to sew, but there are loads of photos and explanations to keep you right.

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Make your own Nyan Cat! This is much easier and you can either stuff it for a toy or leave flat for a patch.

bugs and fishes

Bugs and Fishes have loads of free tutorials, mostly involving felt and with many great for beginners.

teacup lion

 We all love alpacas and Teacup Lion has posted this free pattern for a whole herd of alpaca cream puffs with different colours and faces.

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And finally, this Nyan Nyan Nyanko tart plush is amazing and detailed, but you’ll need to have a lot of patience! You can download the free pattern and sew along with the video tutorial.

Let us know if you make any of these, and check out our new sub-categories for Free Downloads, and seasonal tutorials for Halloween, Christmas and more.

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Guest Post: The Doll Scene Book Review

Posted on September 23rd 2014 by SCK in Kawaii Reviews


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

the doll scene

I recently picked up a copy of The Doll Scene by Louis Bou. This book is perfect for fans of Blythe, Pullip, Monster High and other ball jointed dolls. Even if you are not a doll collector or doll hobbyist the book is full of cute images, outfit inspiration and cute crafty skills.

A hefty little book at 256 pages, mostly photos and a few artist bios, you get tons of eye candy. Colorful, unique and super cute dolls range from stylized clothing to colorful wigs and fun accessories. Each artist is able to transform their doll subject into more than just plastic; they give them a style and vibe that is one of a kind. You will not look at dolls the same way again.

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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!

noemarin

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

lisenncabane

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)!

jbox

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.

jbox

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

jbox

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.

jbox

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.

jbox

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

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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!

messy pink

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

messy pink

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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