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.
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.
These Mewshrooms from Stitch Mind stood out for sure.
Lokisa had lots of clothing with cute cats, dogs and pandas on it in a range of sizes, including dog sizes!
Cute Parade had some of the coolest accessories around plus super sweet plushies to cuddle.
A different kind of giveaway this week as you can learn to read Japanese with the Dr. Moku apps!
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.