Whether you’re looking for new ways to customize your planner, or to improve your kawaii doodle skills, Doodles by Sarah has a bunch of options to help you out.
Her planner icon doodles is one of my favorite reference videos for planning since she demonstrates a wide variety of popular planner icons. These help greatly reduce the need for stickers if you’re aiming for a simpler or inexpensive layout.
I love her simple food doodles video, but she’s made tutorials on a lot of different subjects, such as animals, plants, and daily items.
While using lots of materials to decorate your planner can be part of the fun, it can also be expensive sometimes. Sarah’s Doodle on Your Planner video series works as great inspiration for different ways to decorate any style of planner without the use of anything other than a pen. You can find the full playlist here.
If you live the bullet journal life, you might find her Plan with Me uploads very helpful! They offer tons of cute layout ideas and options to experiment with. I love her sticky note themed layout from the July 2017 video!
Hot Topic and Build a Bear have teamed up for a cute collaboration called Furry and Fierce. The line is divided between the two stores and includes plushies and clothing for both you and the bear you can build in store.
The bear has pink hair, fun tattoos and matching body jewelry and is ready to be made and taken home at Build a Bear stores. I have done this process before – it takes about 30 minutes and is fun.
The plush has lots of cute clothing that you can also buy in your size at Hot Topic. From dresses wth bear and bones print to 90s style grunge chic flannel.
If you can’t make it to a Build a Bear store to create your own bear, Hot Topic also sell a smaller readymade plush who is super cuddly. Both stores tend to sell out fast so get these items soon before they’re all gone.
One last post from Hyper Japan as we have to show you some of the cutest things we bought! There were so many stalls selling kawaii products that we could easily have spent ten times as much but I think we did pretty well.
Marceline’s Top Buys
One thing I knew I wanted to buy was the Kurebayashi enamel pin from her collaboration with Dreamy Bows. It was being launched at Hyper Japan so I knew it would be a nice souvenir to remind me of the event. It’s quite a large pin and so kawaii with lots of sparkly glitter! The Kurebayashi line is now available online so check it out on Dreamy Bows.
I added a few more enamel pins to my collection too! I’ve had my eye on the cute foodie pins at Cakes With Faces for a while and picked up the Cherry Cats and Hedgehog Nigiri. It was really hard to decide what to buy from inki-Drop but this lime crab pin was a must.
Sometimes you just NEED something, but you can’t really explain why. When Nicolette showed me this Sumikko Gurashi Tapioca plush dressed as a bumblebee it went straight in my basket. It’s just too cute and has little wings on the back too. I’ve never seen this range before and can’t find anything about it online so perhaps it’s new. Keep an eye on the ARTBOX shop and hopefully they’ll add some soon.
Tofu Cute had a huge range of Japanese candy so it was great to pick up some new things. I missed out on buying raspberry KitKats when I was in Japan and they’re really nice. The Pocky has a really thick and creamy layer of chocolate and might be my new favourite!
Nicolette’s Top Buys
I was so excited to finally see inki-Drop‘s cute plushies in person and had to bring home an adorable Toxika squid. Definitely my fave purchase of the day.
Jinbe San is one of my fave characters and I was happy to see lots of new items at the ARTBOX stand. This plate is perfect to cheer me up in the morning!
I also got a plush Jinbe San keyring from ARTBOX and a tiny sweet snow bunny from Tofu Cute.
I loved browsing through all the colourful accessories at Dreamy Bows and got myself a pastel star bracelet by 6%DOKIDOKI. So kawaii!
Some cats just can’t resist taking a ride on a Roomba. A Japanese toy maker has used this fact to produce a super cute desktop cleaner. Not only does this kitty clean your desktop but it also meows or spins around when you pat its head!
Just like with a regular Roomba, it changes direction when it bumps a wall or reaches the end of your desk. Judging from this video, it does a pretty good job at cleaning.
The desktop cat roomba will be released in October and is up for pre-order at J-List, with a 10% discount. I’m so tempted to get one ^_^
We’ve had a few Hello Kitty posts recently but I have to add one more as the new collection at Paperchase is too cute to miss.
Created exclusively for Paperchase, the collection features Hello Kitty in a cute and colourful range of stationery, lunch accessories, bags and gifts. If you’re a regular shopper at Paperchase, you’ll recognise a lot of their usual products including snack boxes, water bottles, backpacks and pens.
If you’re buying a few things, it’s worth checking out the sets that are themed for things like studying, lunch, art, the gym and best friends. They’re only available on the website and get you a discount on a selection of products
I think my favourite item is this denim backpack covered in patches! I love that they’ve been applied pretty randomly so you can fill the gaps with your own pins and patches.
The Hello Kitty collection is a little more pricey than Paperchase’s usual ranges but there are plenty things under £5 too. Check out the full range in stores throughout the UK or shop online with international shipping available.
And if you’re in the UK, you can meet Hello Kitty herself! She’ll be visiting Paperchase stores across the country over the next couple of weeks. Sadly I have to work tomorrow or I’d go see her in Glasgow.