Events

The Most Kawaii Stalls at SacAnime Summer 2017

Posted on September 21, 2017 by

On September 2nd my boyfriend and I attended SacAnime at the Sacramento Convention Center. It was both of our first times attending and we were overwhelmed with the crowd and how busy it was but we had so much fun. Here are some of the cutest things I found throughout the day.

Kimchi Kawaii SacAnime

I was super excited to stop by the Kimchi Kawaii booth, I have been a fan for a long time. I loved all the plushies and my boyfriend treated me to a Biskitti plush.

Mewshrooms - SacAnime

These Mewshrooms from Stitch Mind stood out for sure.

Lokisa - SacAnime

Lokisa had lots of clothing with cute cats, dogs and pandas on it in a range of sizes, including dog sizes!

Cute Parade - SacAnime

Cute Parade had some of the coolest accessories around plus super sweet plushies to cuddle.

Mochi Bear Studio - SacAnime

Mochi Bear Studio had lots of cute food with faces related merchandise.

This was a fun festival. I had a great time at SacAnime and hope to go back again! The next event is in January and pre-registration is open now.

Giveaways

Dr. Moku Japanese Apps Giveaway

Posted on September 20, 2017 by

A different kind of giveaway this week as you can learn to read Japanese with the Dr. Moku apps!

Dr Moku apps giveaway

The apps use mnemonic tricks to help you memorise the three Japanese alphabets and it really works – I learned with these apps myself a couple of years ago! Andi is currently giving it a go too and will have a review up soon. In the meantime, here’s Dr. Moku himself to show you how it works.

There’s loads of chances to win as 15 people will each win a copy of the Dr. Moku Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji apps. The apps are only for iPhone & iPad users, sorry. If you’re on Android, check out the combined app that you can try for free – it’s only a few pounds for the full version if you like it.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 3rd October and we’ll pick the winners at random. Good luck!

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New Re-Ment Miniatures

Posted on September 19, 2017 by

I’m still pretty obsessed with Re-Ment miniatures, especially since I discovered Re-Ment are on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s a few new sets I’d love to add to my collection.

Re-Ment Pokemon terrariums

These Pokemon terrariums at JapanLA are so cool! I love how they’ve made use of the round pokeball shape, and they’ll be much easier to dust than the usual Re-Ment miniatures.

Re-Ment Rilakkuma terrariums

If you’d prefer a Rilakkuma terrarium, good news! – they exist too. They’ve got a cute forest theme for new pal Kogumachan. I found these at Clay Dough Me, who have a great selection of Re-Ment and free international shipping.

Re-Ment Gudetama burger shop

The food-themed miniatures are always my favourite and I would love to visit Gudetama Burger Shop in real life. The burgers are so kawaii but I especially love that ice cream cone!

Re-Ment Hello Kitty Cafe

Trust Hello Kitty to make a cat cafe even cuter. These sets have everything you need for your own miniature cat cafe including Hello Kitty’s own cat Charmmy Kitty. There’s some adorable details here including a Badtz-Maru cactus and Cinnamoroll cupcake.

Re-Ment Sumikko Gurashi

As well as Twitter, I like to check out Amazon Japan to see what new sets are coming out. This Sumikko Gurashi set is almost making me look forward to winter. If you can’t wait until they turn up at your favourite kawaii shop, you can order internationally with Amazon Global.

Do you collect Re-Ment miniatures? We’d love to see your collections – tag us on Instagram.

Seasonal Cute

Neko Dango Plush for Halloween and Christmas

Posted on September 18, 2017 by

Last time I posted about Halloween Neko Dango plushies they sold out super fast so when I spotted the 2017 versions at Tokyo Otaku Mode, I thought I better share them quickly.

halloween neko dango plush

This year, you can choose between a black cat, pumpkin cat and Frankencat! The pumpkin is definitely my favourite. They’re available for pre-order at just $7.99 each so buy now to get them for Halloween.

christmas neko dango plush

The 2017 Christmas Neko Dangos are also available and almost sold out so hurry if you want one. The angel is so sweet and there’s also Santa and Christmas tree, plus some Snowmen left over from last year.

Things To Make

Kawaii Woodland Critter Crafts

Posted on September 15, 2017 by

Now that it’s officially September, it’s safe to say the first day of autumn is quickly approaching. Most people seem to be either lamenting the impending loss of warmer weather, or cheering for the season of pumpkin spice everything. No matter which category you’re a member of, I think we can all agree on one positive association with the season: cute forest animals! Here are a few cute DIYs I’ve found that should help with getting into the spirit of the season.

Hedgehog Amigurumi pattern

Craft Passion’s Mimi-chan the amigurumi hedgehog is a cute option for any crochet crafter! Mei from amiguruMEI designed the pattern, so it’s not really a wonder why it’s so cute.

Raccoon calendar divider+ paperclips

If you need to bring your planner or stationery collection into the season with you, Lovely Planner’s free raccoon calendar divider and paper clip printables should do the trick.

kawaii beaver plush pattern

Noialand has a beaver plush pattern that would make for a cute and beginner-friendly sewing project. As it’s a simple craft, it’s ideal during school season when some may not have a lot of free time!

Kikums Tiny Creations has an in-depth tutorial on how to make a wonderfully adorable DIY fox planner charm from polymer clay. As a bonus, there are a few variations shown to help with ideas on how to customize it.

doe and fawn cross stitch kit

And if you enjoy needle crafts, Little Beach Hut has a doe and fawn cross stitch kit that comes with all the supplies you need for the project aside from an embroidery hoop. I’m a big fan of the mori-kei style of the design!

Be sure to show us or let us know if you try out any of these crafts! You can also find more ideas for seasonal crafts in Things to Make.