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Kawaii Box Giveaway

Posted on December 3rd 2014 by in Giveaways


It’s time for another giveaway, and this week it’s with our favourite surprise box service, Kawaii Box.

kawaii box giveaway

One lucky winner will be sent the Kawaii Box for January containing a hand-picked selection of Japanese and Korean kawaii products. What will be in it? We don’t know, and that’s the fun of it!  It will definitely be cute and probably include stationery, accessories, plushies, candy and more. You can read our review of the first Kawaii Box and we’ll have a look at November’s box later in the week.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win.

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The giveaway closes on Monday 15th December when we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

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Free Christmas Amigurumi Patterns by Dendennis

Posted on December 2nd 2014 by in Christmas Crafts, Free Downloads, Things To Make


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I’ve been admiring the creations from Dendennis on Facebook and that’s how this cute gingerbread man showed up on my timeline. Turned out that his pattern is available for free, along with those of other Christmas critters!

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These Christmas Tree, Snowman and Reindeer busts are easy patterns to crochet. I think they all look equally cute.

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Of course Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Santa himself.

dendennis

Dennis is a Dutch amigurumist and that explains the smoked sausage (rookworst) above. It’s a large sausage that Dutch people like to eat with mashed potatoes and vegetables, not very haute cuisine (^_−)

dendennis

I think that both beginners and more experienced crocheters can find nice projects on the Dendennis website. Not all amigurumi patterns are free, but their prices on Etsy and Ravelry are very reasonable. My personal favourites are Molar the Tooth and Lavender Lenny the Bunny. Dendennis has also published two books with unique crochet characters, which haven’t been released in English (yet). Good news though: more translated patterns from the books will become available online over time!

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Blippo Giveaway Winner

Posted on December 2nd 2014 by in Giveaways


Our giveaway with Blippo finished a little earlier than usual so I’ll not make you wait any longer. The winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Kristina M! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

We’ll have another kawaii giveaway tomorrow, and a new post up in a couple of hours.

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Say Hello to the New SCK Team!

Posted on December 1st 2014 by in SCK News


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You’ve probably been wondering what happened with the new writer applications. It was really tough to decide who to pick, but I can now reveal the new team!

natasja

Natasja will be writing a few posts a month about crafts, stationery and cute shops with her first posts coming up this week.

Natasja’s 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 & poofy cat 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.

You can read Natasja’s kawaii blog at www.kao-ani.com, check out her shop at kawaiijewelry.storenvy.com and follow her on TumblrInstagram and Pinterest.

frainy

Frainy will be bringing us crafty photo and video tutorials once a month, starting in the new year.

Sarah (AKA Frainy) loves to craft and create cute things. She lives in the North East of England and loves to collect plushies, anime figurines and dolls. She works with a variety of different crafting materials such as polymer clay and resin, and makes videos on Youtube showing off her latest projects. Frainy also owns a shop, Milk Chocolate Dream, where she sells the creations she makes. She also visits local anime conventions, either to sell her wares or just simply to cosplay.

You can read Frainy’s blog at www.frainy.com, check out her shop at milkchocolatedream.com and follow her on YouTubeInstagram and Twitter.

kendy

MissMuffcake will be our first US writer and will be posting a few times a month about the darker side of kawaii.

Kendy (AKA MissMuffcake) lives in California with her boyfriend Matt and rescue kitten Mady. In her spare time she likes eating/creating vegan food, petting kittens, collecting cute toys, wandering cemeteries, making zines and doing yoga.

You can read Kendy’s blog at www.missmuffcake.com, check out her zines on Etsy, and follow her on Instagram.

nicolette

And finally, my sister Nicolette has been writing guest posts and helping out with the SCK Tumblr for a while so I’ve made it official. She’ll be posting occasionally about events and shops.

Nicolette is the sister of Bunny-san and also totally obsessed with everything kawaii. She lives in London with two adorable fluffy chinchillas called Maple & Truffles and wishes there were more kawaii chinchilla characters. Anything with a cute face is bound to make her squee, particularly bunnies, kitties and pandas. Nicolette earns money to buy toys for her chinnies and cute stuff for herself by working as a Dispensing Optician. She enjoys playing her 3DS XL, crafting with felt, photography and eating cake and is proud to be the founding member of the ‘Bring Back Le Bun!’ campaign. There are no other members at present.

You can follow Nicolette on Tumblr and Instagram.

I hope you enjoy reading their posts!

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Let’s also give a big thank you to the other guest writers, who put together some awesome posts.

dusty & trish

Roo makes kawaii and geek inspired accessories as Dusty & Trish and is also on Pinterest.

sweetserendipity

Pauleen Potter sells handmade toys and accessories at Sweet Serendipity and you can also find her on Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

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Lulu blogs about crafts at Sew Makeable.

pink samurai

Last but not least, Becky Helms sells her cute artwork at The Pink Samurai and has a great blog too, plus you can find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you all!

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Black Friday Weekend Offers

Posted on November 28th 2014 by in Sales & Discounts


Sorry for the late post today, but I’ve been busy collecting all the cute Black Friday offers I can find. If you’ve had your eye on something, now’s your chance to get a bargain! In no particular order…

blippo

Blippo have a Pink Friday sale with up to 80% off.

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Modes4U have 20% off everything through Monday with the code BlackFriday2014.

cpc

CoolPencilCase have 25% off orders of $35 or more through Monday with the code BIG25.

shana logic

Shana Logic have a Super Sale on with lots of big discounts.

lm-black-friday

Little Moose have 20% off today with the code LMBF14.

inki drop

Inki-Drop have a big sale this weekend, but you only get the code if you sign up to their mailing list.

cakeswithfaces

Cakes With Faces have 15% off everything with the code COLOURFULFRIDAY.

freeshipping

There’s free shipping worldwide at Asking For Trouble through Monday with the code FREESHIPBF14.

And if your favourite artists are on Society6 or Zazzle, they both have great discounts and shipping offers happening all weekend. Sign up to their mailing lists or follow social media to get the daily deals.

Have you seen any other great sales and offers? Leave them in the comments!

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Cute Christmas: Things To Make

Posted on November 27th 2014 by in Christmas Crafts, Things To Make


If you fancy making something for Christmas, it’s best to get started early before things get too hectic. I’ve found some super cute patterns and kits to get you started.

noia land

Noia Land makes adorable things from felt and it was really hard to pick just one pattern. This Christmas garland is good value since you get a whole range of Christmas characters that you can also make into ornaments. Make sure to check them all out though – so much cuteness!

handcrafter

Next year I am definitely going to try out some needle felting. If you fancy giving it a go before Christmas, Handcrafter have lots of kawaii kits from Japan including these festive gingerbread men.

LuvlyGurumi

One day I will get the hang of crochet, but until then, I will just have to enjoy looking at all the cute patterns by LuvlyGurumi. If you’ve got the skills, these ornaments would make sweet gifts for your friends’ Christmas trees.

nerdy little stitcher

Cross stitch is a really easy craft to pick up and Nerdy Little Stitcher has tons of cute and offbeat patterns to download. Christmas cactus anyone?

typing with tea

And finally, Typing With Tea have some cute Christmas felt patterns that are a little more ambitious. How cool would this yule log look as a table centrepiece?

Are you doing any Christmas crafting?

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Review: Animal Rice Moulds from Blippo

Posted on November 26th 2014 by in Kawaii Reviews, Things To Eat


curry with bunny rice

This is the second part of my Blippo review – read the first part.

I’ve actually had this amazing rice mould set on my wishlist for a while so I was really pleased to get one from Blippo to review. I make Japanese curry quite often and it could definitely be improved with bunny shaped rice!

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The set costs just under £10 and you get three different rice moulds (bunny, dolphin and sunflower), plus cutters. The instructions are all in Japanese but it seemed pretty obvious what to do.

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(photo – Serious Eats)

Japanese curry is really easy to make, as you just need curry roux that comes in blocks. I buy S&B Golden Curry from my local Waitrose. If you have an Asian market nearby, you should find curry roux there, or you can order online from sites like JapanCentre. All the brands are pretty similar in taste so get whatever’s available. Serious Eats have a good guide to the different brands, plus the basic recipe that is similar to what I make, except mine has different vegetables – roast sweet potato, yellow (bell) pepper and peas. I just use whatever I have.

carrot shapes

Continue reading »

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New Purses at Oktak

Posted on November 25th 2014 by in SCK Favourites


oktak

I’ve been fixing things in the SCK archives and was reminded to see what Oktak has been up to recently. I love her handmade purses and Aki always adds that extra special touch that sets her work apart from everyone else. This embroidered bunny purse is my favourite – it’s so sweet and beautiful. There’s lots of cute new fabric patterns and felt appliques happening too so make sure to have a browse through the Oktak Etsy shop.

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posted by Marceline

10% off at Merry Happy Studios

Posted on November 24th 2014 by in Sales & Discounts


Merry Happy Studios

Despite much hinting, I somehow still don’t own a BuBear plush from Merry Happy Studios. With 10% off at the moment, he’d make a great gift for any kawaii-loving bloggers you might know! Wendy also has some cute things in store including prints, button badges and tote bags so go take a look and use the code HOLIDAYS2014 at checkout for your 10% off.

Merry Happy Studios

Merry Happy Studios

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on November 22nd 2014 by in Super Cute Sponsors


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Our newest sponsors are GlowingRaptor Goods, who make a whole lot of fun geeky products including necklaces, prints, soaps and lip balms. They’ve just launched a new winter collection with apple butter soap and pumpkin cheesecake lip balm – yum!

blippo

Blippo now stock all the Alpacassos, including the giant rainbow one! I’m fond of these cute little fluffy purses myself – just £6 each.

yozo craft

YOZO Craft have some colourful new letter sets in stock featuring Super Panda! His superpowers seem to consist of eating lollipops, blowing trumpets and impersonating seagulls so I approve.

artbox

If you’re in the UK, Artbox have a a cool contest on just now, where you can win a £50 voucher to spend on all their kawaii stuff, like these cute new Sumikko Gurashi plush. You just need to answer a simple question, so give it a try.

pusheen

Hey Chickadee have just launched these adorable new Pusheen plush toys that are even more affordable than before. They’ve also got the Pusheen hoodies back in stock!

asking for trouble

Over at Asking For Trouble, I’m stocked up for Christmas with lots of cute new things, like these paper-cut Cookie notebooks.

  blippo

And don’t forget to enter our giveaway with Blippo to win your own Alpacasso.

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

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Blippo Review Part One!

Posted on November 21st 2014 by in Kawaii Reviews


blippo review

To go along with the giveaway, Blippo kindly let me choose a few things to review. I was impressed right from the start as, even though Blippo ship worldwide for free, my box of kawaii only took 9 days to arrive! Everything was well-packaged and in good condition.

blippo

I asked for this bunny pouch because it’s just so cute and fluffy! It was just as nice in reality, with some fun touches like the pompom zipper tail and cute printed lining.

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It’s bigger than you might think – a great size for a pencil case or make-up bag, and it fits my Nintendo DS too. It comes in a few colours including rainbow!

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I posted about these animal donut charms years ago, so it’s great to finally own one! These come in a variety of colours and I’m not sure what animal mine is supposed to be – maybe a bear? I love the pink cheeks and all the glittery sprinkles. Unfortunately the face is a little bit smudged, but it’s still cute and at least I can put it on my bag and not worry too much if it gets bashed about.

pocky

Panda Pocky! This is a tough job sometimes, but I ate the Pocky for you. I’ve not had Cookies & Cream flavour before and it’s pretty much like Oreos with chocolate flavoured sticks too. I enjoyed these, but Mint is still my favourite Pocky flavour. The panda packaging is really cute, so I would definitely buy them for a gift.

blippo

The final thing I got was this amazing rice mould set for making super cute curry. I’m going to leave that for another post as I made curry and took lots of photos! Look out for that soon.

Everything above is available to buy from Blippo, and don’t forget you can win a kawaii prize pack in our giveaway.

blippo giveaway

(Products were provided for review by Blippo, but this is my honest review and the photos are my own)

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Cute Christmas Gifts – Surprise Boxes

Posted on November 20th 2014 by in Let's Go Shopping!


With Christmas looming, we’ll be posting some round-ups for cute gift ideas for your kawaii friends (or your own wishlist!). First up, I’ve been hunting up some fun surprise boxes and mystery bags. These are great fun because they’re filled with lots of small items and you don’t know what might be in there, plus you usually pay a lot less than if you bought everything separately.

lucky dip club

Lucky Dip Club has been causing a bit of a sensation lately as their boxes sell out so fast. Every month Leona puts together a themed surprise box of jewellery, stationery, personalised items and more with a cute vintage style. Join the mailing list to get a chance at grabbing December’s box or a subscription, plus you can also buy previous boxes in the shop at higher prices.

JList

Lucky bags (or fukubukuro) are a big thing in Japan, with many stores putting together surprise bags for New Year. JList have got in on the action, but you can buy their lucky bag ahead of time. For $45 they’re promising 7 high quality items from Japan.

tiny fig

You don’t have to spend a lot of money though. The Tiny Fig’s mystery boxes are just £10 and filled with her cute jewellery, accessories, charms, paper goods and more. They’d make great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts.

ThePaperSpaceship

If you like a bit less mystery to your mystery gifts, The Paper Spaceship offers these custom-curated kawaii baskets filled with stationery, stickers, candy, magazines and more. You can offer some input so that you’ll receive items that appeal to you, and she can work within your budget too.

kawaii box

And finally, I can’t do a surprise box post without mentioning Kawaii Box! It’s still one of the best value options with a box full of kawaii plush, stationery, accessories, sweets and more arriving every month. Sign up now to get December’s box, and you can buy gift subscriptions for your friends too.

Do you subscribe to any mystery boxes? Which ones would you like to try?

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posted by Marceline

Blippo Kawaii Giveaway

Posted on November 19th 2014 by in Giveaways


It’s time for a new giveaway, and this time we’ve got a great prize pack from Blippo!

blippo giveaway

One lucky winner will win a kawaii prize pack which will include a big pink Alpacasso plush, Rilakkuma squishy dessert charm and a Kracie Happy Kitchen DIY donut candy kit!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 2nd December and the winner will be picked at random. Good luck!

Look out for a Blippo review soon too!

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Hey Chickadee Giveaway Winner

Posted on November 19th 2014 by in Giveaways


I know you’re all desperate to find out if you won our amazing Pusheen prize pack from Hey Chickadee. And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Anna Digiacoma! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com. Anna’s favourite product pick from Hey Chickadee was the Pusheen heart necklace – so cute!

pusheen heart necklace

I had to disqualify the first three winners I picked as they hadn’t followed the rules, so please make sure you read the instructions when you enter our giveaways. We do check that everything matches up!

We’ll have another giveaway starting in a few hours so check back for that. I’ll give you a hint – Alpacasso!

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Hyper Japan Christmas Market 2014

Posted on November 18th 2014 by in Events


(SCK is starting to add some staff writers to the team. The first is my sister Nicolette, who has already been helping behind the scenes for a few years. Please give her a warm welcome!)

hyper japan

Hyper Japan events are always lots of fun so I was very excited to visit the Christmas Market at Olympia last weekend. I chose the Saturday morning session which was from 9 til 3 and got to Olympia around 11. It was Mega-Kawaii Heaven with so many stalls selling adorable plushies, decora accessories and cute food. Some of my favourite stalls were:

cakes with faces

Cakes With Faces with their cute and funny designs on t-shirts and cushions.

meow meow cookies

MeowMeowCookie with their range of delightful cat cookies.

supercute macarons

Supercute Macarons selling delicious and kawaii macarons and cupcakes. The Nutella cupcake I had was so moist and yummy!

tofu cute

Tofu Cute which was so popular they had queues all day and where I bought the majority of my purchases. I just couldn’t resist the cuteness.

tofu cute

I also really enjoyed watching Siro-A and Anna Yano perform on the main stage, as well as all the amazing cosplayers! The only negative was that I found the hot food stalls over-priced and disappointing but maybe that was my bad choices. On the whole, I had an amazing day and could’ve stayed a lot longer.

tofu cute

Next year’s Hyper Japan Christmas Market will be on 27-29 November at Tobacco Dock in London and there’s a Summer festival too, so put those dates in your diary now and follow their Facebook page for updates!

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