Cute Characters, Featured Posts

What’s New With Pusheen?

Posted on February 12, 2018 by

For such a lazy cat, Pusheen is very busy these days! Here’s some of the newest products and collaborations you might have missed.

Pusheen bedding at Primark

UK & EU fans need to head to your nearest Primark and check out the new and exclusive Meowmaid (or is it Purrmaid?) collection. I wish they had an online store as I couldn’t find half this stuff in Glasgow and I need that cushion! Prices are very affordable and the range includes bedding, pyjamas, t-shirts, water bottle and more.

pusheen Magical Kitties surprise plush blind boxes

I love the surprise plush and may have screamed a bit when I saw the latest edition. Series 6 is Magical Kitties and I think this might be the best one yet. I honestly can’t pick a favourite – they’re all amazing. They’re available from Hey Chickadee now and will be available from all the usual retailers soon.

pusheen kawaii plush Pip

You might spot a new kitty in those surprise boxes. Pusheen’s little brother Pip has officially joined the gang and you can now buy him as a very fluffy plush toy too. Look at that silky tail!

pusheenicorn musical plush toy

If you can’t afford the Super Pusheenicorn, these mini Pusheenicorns are much more affordable at just under $15. They come in three pastel colours and make magical music when you squeeze them.

Pusheen Box subscription box

It’s almost time for another Pusheen Box! Signups are open for the Spring box which will ship in mid-April. If you can’t decide whether to get this one, follow Pusheen Box on Instagram for sneak peeks of the contents. Check out our review of the Winter Pusheen Box too, if you want an idea of what you get and international costs.

Featured Posts, SCK News, Subscription Boxes

Updated Guides to Subscription Boxes

Posted on February 10, 2018 by

Just a quick post to let you know I’ve been reworking our popular guide to subscription boxes. That’s now an information page that will answer all your questions about subscription boxes. And then you can click through to two comparison guides for all the subscription boxes we’ve personally reviewed. These can help you choose the best box by comparing price, selection and shipping.

kawaii subscription boxes guide

Kawaii Subscription Boxes Comparison Guide

This has all the kawaii and character boxes full of stationery, plush, accessories, practical goods etc. including Sanrio Small Gift Crate, Pusheen Box, YumeTwins, Doki Doki Crate and more.

Read the guide >>

japanese candy subscription boxes guide

Japanese Candy & Snacks Subscription Boxes Comparison Guide

This has all the candy/snack boxes full of Japanese sweets, snacks, drinks and candy kits including TokyoTreat, Japan Crate, Japan Candy Box, Japanfunbox and more.

Read the guide >>

We’ll keep these updated whenever we review a new box or a box makes big changes. Hope you find them helpful and let us know if there are any boxes you’d like us to review.

Things To Make, Valentine's Day Crafts

Cute Valentine’s Day DIYs

Posted on February 9, 2018 by

Valentine’s Day is officially in less than a week. Don’t have gifts ready? Having a party and need some decoration ideas? We’ve got a list of cute and time-efficient options to help you out!

Valentine's Day DIYs printable

LittleLuxuriesLoft has an adorable Some Bunny Loves You printable set that comes with 2 greeting cards and a treat box template. It gives you options and is perfect for any bunny lover.

If you like to sew, the felt heart cookie by ChelseyDIY is a cute and easy option that would be cute as a gift or even something like a phone charm. You could also sew several, attach them to string or yarn, and make a festive garland.

Valentine's Day DIYs printable

For more printables, Creative Park has a Valentine’s teddy template available for free. There’s even a cream version if you’d like to make a set! They’re so cute you could use them as decoration or give them as gifts.

Valentine's Day DIYs cards

We Can Make Anything has free Valentine’s cards available to print and color. Cheesy puns are my favorite part of Valentine’s Day, so I’ll use these for sure.

Last but not least, DiMy on YouTube has a really cute Valentine’s kitty cupcake polymer clay charm tutorial that you could make and turn into something like a keychain or piece of jewelry. It would make a great gift, but it’s so cute I’d probably end up keeping it for myself!

If you need more ideas, be sure to check out the rest of our Valentine’s Day Crafts.

Books, Zines & Comics, Kawaii Reviews

Happy Mail Book Review

Posted on February 8, 2018 by

I love a happy mail day! Walking up to the mailbox and finding a handwritten letter tucked in among the bills makes adulting seem less gloomy. It seems that letter writing is a lost art form and I for one am sad to hear this.

happy mail book

Happy Mail by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle is designed to introduce a younger set to the art of a good ol’ fashioned handwritten letter with clear cut basic instructions and lots of crisp photos. However, just because it is aimed at a younger age group does not mean it cannot benefit others, regardless of where they land on the growth chart.

happy mail book

I was interested in the book because of the subject matter but also because of the super cute illustrations and easy to follow art tutorials. A bonus is that the art materials are affordable and not going to bust your budget. If you are a fan of Hello!Lucky’s letterpress cards you will be a fan of the illustrations in this book as well.

happy mail book

There are dozens of tips, tutorials and ideas to help you make cool mail. Most of the instructions can be applied to other projects or customized to your liking. If you are stuck and not feeling artistic, there are cards you can pull out from the back to send off that are full of cute artwork.

happy mail book

If you like doodling and sending mail then this is a great book to pick up. You can order it from Hello! Lucky, Amazon (USA/UK) or your local bookstore.

happy mail free printables

For additional inspiration including free printables and font charts take a look at the Happy Mail site. Send a smile through the mail today!

(This is not a sponsored review)

Giveaways

Shugei Craft Kawaii Fabric Giveaway

Posted on February 7, 2018 by

It’s our first giveaway of the year and we’ve got a great prize for crafters from Shugei Craft.

Shugei Craft Kawaii Fabric Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive 8 half-yard cuts of Japanese Shinzi Katoh fabric. That’s 4 yards of fabric altogether, worth over $80 USD!

Shugei Craft Kawaii Fabric Giveaway

Here’s a closer look at all the colourful patterns – flowers, bumblebees, cats, ballet dancers, circus and more. The fabric is all 100% cotton but a mix of different types (e.g. oxford, double gauze, shirting) so you’ll have a great stash ready for different crafts.

How to enter

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us Which type of crafts would you love to learn, and why?

Then use the Rafflecopter widget below to register your entry and open up more chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

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  • This giveaway is open worldwide.
  • Prize ships from the USA and is worth US$82.50

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 20th February at 10pm GMT and we’ll announce the winner on the blog the following morning. Good luck!