Super Cute Kawaii is a daily blog of handmade cuteness and Japanese kawaii. Discovering there wasn’t a site covering both Japanese kawaii characters and the independent designer/makers inspired by them, Marceline and Claire decided to start one themselves. Super Cute Kawaii was launched in September 2008 and we’ve been posting our favourite cute things 5-6 days a week ever since.
In 2014, Claire wrote her last post and moved on to new adventures, leaving Marceline to begin a new era of Super Cute Kawaii with the help of some new writers. Natasja and MissMuffcake were added to the SCK team in 2014 with Andi joining as our craft writer in 2017 and Nicolette covering events. In 2018, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, and announced our first book, The Super Cute Book of Kawaii!
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Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside on the west coast of Scotland in a house full of so many happy kawaii plushy things that she is in a constant daze of kawaii fever. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese, from traditional designs to the latest San-X insanity. She especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face. Marceline makes a living out of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble and writing about Japan.
Natasja is a staff writer, specialising in home and crafts. Her love for kawaii things was sparked by Sanrio characters and Candy Candy in her youth. From 2003 she started blogging about her personal life, filled with cute pixel art at the time. Natasja lives in the Netherlands with her husband and works as a freelance web designer. She likes to spend her free time browsing for cute stuff, blogging and reading. But on rare occasions ;) you can find her away from the computer, making kawaii jewellery or cooking up something cute.
Kendy (AKA MissMuffcake) is a staff writer, specialising in pets and the darker side of kawaii. She lives in California, USA, with her boyfriend Matt and two kitties (Mady & Mortis). In her spare time she likes eating/creating vegan food, petting kittens, collecting cute toys, wandering cemeteries, making zines and doing yoga.
Andi is SCK’s craft writer. She lives in the countryside of Georgia, USA, in a house packed with kawaii decor and vintage toys, and enjoys the company of two squishy kitties named Thumper and Marie. Her love of kawaii was born when she discovered cute pixel art as a child. When she’s not barricaded in her pink craft room creating something, she can be found reading, playing Animal Crossing games, or baking something to satisfy her massive sweet tooth. Decorative planning is one of her favorite hobbies besides crafting, as it helps enable her troubling addiction to cute stationery.
Nicolette is the sister of Marceline and is also totally obsessed with everything kawaii! She lives in London, UK, and has two adorable fluffy chinchillas called Maple & Truffles. She enjoys crafting with felt, dressing up in cute outfits, playing Animal Crossing and eating cake.
Claire (AKA Panda san) is the co-founder of Super Cute Kawaii and stepped down in August 2014. She lives somewhere in the middle of Scotland with a boy and a big dog who put up with her ever-growing collection of plush pillows without grumbling. Claire now spends most of her free time crafting risque homewares and dreaming of ponies.
Jean-Claude Le Bun IV used to organise our fantastique giveaways (now archived) but retired in 2014. He is a world class kawaii expert who holds a degree from the Sorbunne. Jean-Claude’s wife, Celeste, started posting her cute French finds during one of Le Bun’s frequent skiing accidents. They also have a son, Petit Jacques.
Jessica was SCK’s Summer Intern for 2019. She lives in north Staffordshire in the UK and loves to draw cute things like manga, her favourite art styles currently being kemonomimi and surrealism. She reads all the time and hopes to one day write her own book, and also enjoys playing cute games and experimenting with alternative clothing styles.
Hannah was SCK’s Summer Intern for 2018. She is a 30-something Japanophile who has never actually visited Japan. She was born in the UK, but now lives in Spain, and enjoys watching anime, reading manga and spending money she doesn’t have on things she doesn’t need, but are too cute to resist.
Sarah (AKA Frainy) created a short series of craft tutorials for SCK. She loves to craft and create cute things and also visits local anime conventions, either to sell her wares or just simply to cosplay. She lives in the North East of England and loves to collect plushies, anime figurines and dolls.
Staff avatars were created using Sanrio’s Chanrio avatar maker.