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Guest Post: Acrylicana

Posted on October 14th 2014 by SCK in Cute Shop Alert!


This is a guest post by Frainy, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

Acrylicana, run by Mary Winkler, sells handmade necklaces, custom shoes and art prints featuring Mary’s amazing artwork! I have been a fan of her work for many years now and I have purchased many accessories and a pair of her amazing hand painted shoes in the past. In this post I will be featuring 3 different products from Acrylicana, and I’m sure you will love them!

acrylicana

These Sailor Moon prints come in many sizes and are absolutely gorgeous! You can choose a print of your favourite Senshi or buy them all! I love Mary’s art style, and the way the colours pop out of the black background is striking.

acrylicana

This Goldilocks necklace is part of the Acrylicana After Dark series, which features fairy tale characters that are a little darker than the original story books. I love the colours in this piece, especially that pretty blue chain that matches Goldilocks’ dress!

acrylicana shoes

The last product I am featuring are Acrylicana’s impressive custom shoes. Of course you can’t buy ones that are exactly like the ones in the photo above, but you can place a custom order by checking out her shoe section in her Etsy shop. You can get high tops, skate shoes or you can even send your own blank shoes to her to be painted! You can see some of her previous custom work on her website.

If you liked what you saw then make sure you go and check out Acrylicana on Etsy!

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Em & Sprout Closing Soon

Posted on October 13th 2014 by Marceline in SCK Favourites


em and sprout

We’ve been fans of Em & Sprout for a long time, and though we’re happy to hear owner Lindsay is having a baby, that also means she needs to take a break from making cute things. The shop will be closing indefinitely on October 20th so don’t miss your chance to bag some goodies. I love all the Halloween stuff, but there’s also t-shirts, badges, cards, jewellery and of course shoes!

em and sprout

em and sprout

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on October 11th 2014 by Marceline in Super Cute Sponsors


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Let’s hear what’s new with our sponsors! As always, YOZO Craft have loads of great new things in store including, oh no!, Mind Wave sticker packs, which I am addicted to. I need both of these, NOW.

modes4u

Modes4u have some adorable new winter plush in stock – how cosy does Rilakkuma look?

cel's deconails

Cel’s Deconails have lots of mystery grab bags available, if you like surprises. You can choose from nail art, jewellery and more with prices starting at £16.

paperchase

I was in Paperchase last week and enjoyed looking through the new Snackpackers range (I am also loving the Christmas stuff but I will spare you that topic until November!). They’ve also got a big 50% off sale happening right now online and in store.

asking for trouble

Halloween is in full swing at my Asking For Trouble shop with Little Ghost brooches swooping off to their new owners – spend over £5 and you’ll get a free ghost ornament postcard with your order!

modes4u giveaway

Last, but not least, don’t forget to enter our festive giveaway with Modes4U! I’m noticing a lot of people have left generic comments (or no comment!) instead of their favourite Modes4U product. I will be disqualifying all those entries so go back and add another comment if you need to. We’ll be picking a winner on Wednesday as well as launching another cute new giveaway.

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Marshfellows for Halloween

Posted on October 10th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!


marshfellows

Marshfellows are marshmallow creatures handmade from clay and getting up to all kinds of adventures. There are some cute Autumn and Halloween versions in store just now, but I’m even more smitten with the Halloween charm bracelets! I can’t decide which set is my favourite, how about you?

Check out the Marshfellows Etsy store for more, and if you wish Marshfellows were more cuddly, they’re currently running a Kickstarter to make a plush version.

marshfellows

marshfellows

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Guest Post: Let’s Go Shopping at Dream Kitty

Posted on October 9th 2014 by SCK in Home Cute Home, Let's Go Shopping!


This is a guest post by Becky Helms, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

Dream Kitty is a super cute shop that features clothing, home decor, kitchen stuffs, lots of adorable plushies and so much more! This shop is easy to browse, and has an extensive, yet not overwhelming inventory. They feature Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Totoro and other Studio Ghibli characters, plus a few Line products and Snoopy items.

dream kitty

Check out some of my favorite finds and peek through the rest of their kawaii shop!

  1. Rilakkuma socks
  2. Line plushie
  3. Rilakkuma cooking pot
  4. Hello Kitty purse
  5. Totoro blanket

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Guest Post: Japan Matsuri 2014

Posted on October 8th 2014 by SCK in Events


This is a guest post by Nicolette, who recently visited the Japan Matsuri in London. We’d like to cover more kawaii events so if you’re planning on going to something, get in touch!

japan matsuri 2014 by nicolette smith

I’d been to the Matsuri before when it was at Spitalfields Market but it was very different held in Trafalgar Square. It was extremely busy – the queues for the food stalls were crazy long! – and there was a lot more entertainment. I really wanted to see the mascots but I also enjoyed the Radio Taiso exercises (just like Animal Crossing!), the Japanese dancing and the dog show.

japan matsuri 2014 by nicolette smith

japan matsuri 2014 by nicolette smith

After a delicious pumpkin croquette and some mango shaved ice, I had a quick browse of the stalls and bought a Kumamon badge from the CharaZOO stall. Then it was time for the mascots! It was so exciting to see the Japanese mascots in real life. They had five including the famous black bear, Kumamon. He wasn’t the cutest one there but he was certainly the most entertaining! All the mascots were introduced then did a dance to their own theme song. They were definitely the highlight of the day for me.

japan matsuri 2014 by nicolette smith

japan matsuri 2014 by nicolette smith

japan matsuri 2014 by nicolette smith   japan matsuri 2014 by nicolette smith

Japan Matsuri is an event celebrating Japanese culture that takes place every September in London and is free! Follow them on Facebook to find out about next year’s event.

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Guest Post: Make a Kawaii Happy Apple Decoration

Posted on October 7th 2014 by SCK in Free Downloads, Things To Make


This is a guest post by Lulu, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

happy apple

I love to sew, and today I’m going to show you how to make your very own Kawaii Happy Apple decoration.

You will need:

  • Red Felt (14 x 8cm)
  • Green Felt (4 x 3cm)
  • Black Felt (scrap)
  • 2 Black Brads
  • Ribbon (20cm)
  • Small Button
  • Stuffing
  • Needle and thread

Kawaii-Happy-Apple-Template

Templates (click image to download and print)

Step 1: Using the templates, cut 2 apple shapes out of red felt. Cut 1 leaf from green felt and 1 mouth from black felt.

Step 2: Take 1 red apple piece and decide where to position the eyes, mouth and leaf. When you are happy, push the brads through the felt and secure. Sew the mouth into position. Next sew the leaf onto the top of the apple using the button to fasten into place.

Step 3: Fold your ribbon in half to make a loop. Put the 2 ribbon ends between the tops of the 2 apple sides; sew into place. Make sure both sides of the apple are sewn together and the ribbon is secure.

Step 4: Sew around the edge of the apple, joining the 2 pieces together. Continue until 3-4cm from the end.

Step 5: Through the gap fill your apple with stuffing (not too full or it might burst!) then sew the gap closed. Secure thread, snip and voila – your very own Kawaii Happy Apple Decoration.

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Heebie Jeebie Momiji

Posted on October 6th 2014 by Marceline in SCK Favourites


momiji

Yay, it’s my favourite month and the internet is full of cute Halloween things. Top of my list is Heebie Jeebie, the newest doll from Momiji – not only is she super-spooky-cute but her bandages even glow in the dark! The dolls are limited edition so don’t hang about if you want one – you can also have a go at winning one over on Momiji’s Instagram.

momiji

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Rinicake Alpacas on Society6

Posted on October 3rd 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!


rinicake

UFOcatcheraddict is one of my favourite Tumblr blogs as she posts all the new and cutest things available from Japanese claw games and gashapon. Serena is also an artist too and has starting selling her adorable alpaca illustrations at Society6. Now you can fill your home with alpaca pillows, mugs. clocks and much more!

rinicake

rinicake

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Guest Post: Kuma Crafts Jewellery

Posted on October 2nd 2014 by SCK in Cute Shop Alert!


This is a guest post by Pauleen Potter, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

kumacrafts

Kuma Crafts is one of my all time favourite kawaii stores online. Their creations are simply amazing, exceedingly cute, and most of their jewellery pieces are embellished with Swarovski crystals. In addition to the kawaii items they offer, they’re currently carrying a line of products inspired by Sailor Moon and let me tell you, they are astounding. I’ve seen similar merchandise on the Internet, but none is made with the level of artistry and attention to detail than the ones from Kuma. Oh, and did I happen to mention that apart from their characteristic acrylic pendants, they have a couple of 3D printed accessories? How cool is that!!!

kumacrafts

kumacrafts

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Modes4U Cute Christmas Decole Giveaway

Posted on October 1st 2014 by Marceline in Giveaways


Bonjour! Only kidding. It feels strange to be doing giveaways without Monsieur Le Bun. I’ve got a great one to start things off though, from our friends at Modes4U. They’re giving away a set of the cutest Christmas figurines I’ve seen in a long time, by Decole. While you’re probably not thinking about Christmas decorations quite yet, how nice would it be to get these in the post in plenty time for December?

modes4u giveaway

The lucky winner will receive all four figurines – Red Riding Hood, Polar Bear and two Santas. They’ll look adorable on your mantelpiece, windowsill or under the tree.

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

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 14th October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

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Guest Post: Five Facts About Hello Kitty

Posted on September 30th 2014 by SCK in Let's Go Shopping!


This is a guest post by Roo, who’s on the shortlist to become one of SCK’s new writers. Have a read and tell us what you think!

For this piece, I fancied a bit of a challenge combined with a love for the ultimate kawaii heroine, Hello Kitty. Here are five items I have found inspired by facts about Sanrio’s most famous cat.

hello kitty clock

Kitty is the height of five apples and the weight of three. Wall clock from John Lewis.

hello kitty

Despite being created in Japan, the character actually lives in London! English Royal Guard Soft Beanie from Plushtoys at Amazon.

sanrio

Hello Kitty has a boyfriend called Dear Daniel. Onch X Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel necklace.

artbox

Her birthday is 1st November, 1975. Birthday card with badge from Artbox.

loungefly

Hello Kitty’s full name is Kitty White. White Hello Kitty backpack by Loungefly from Beadesaurus.

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ChibiBunny Doormats

Posted on September 29th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!, Home Cute Home


chibibunny

A few months ago, I was on the hunt for a cute doormat for my new flat, and was really disappointed at how few were available (I ended up designing my own!). Turns out ChibiBunny has a whole range of them, including this adorable one for Halloween. You’ll also find narwhals, pandas and guinea pigs, plus an enormous range of other products from bags to blankets.

chibibunny

chibibunny

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on September 27th 2014 by Marceline in Super Cute Sponsors


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YOZO Craft keep adding amazing new things every day. I’m loving their new stickers – those moustachioed ice creams! – but make sure to check out their 50% off sale too.

Good post day! Excited to review this new book by @amigurumei on Super Cute Kawaii soon.

Now for some SCK news! You’ll be pleased to hear there’s a new giveaway coming up on Wednesday, with lots more in the pipeline. I’ll also be reviewing that adorable new Hello Kitty Crochet book above, plus we’ll be launching a brand new feature that I hope you’ll love. There are also some great guest posts by our potential new writers scheduled in so lots to look forward to.

sck on amazon

As you can see, we’ve made an Amazon store too. It’s mainly a way to keep track of all the cute books we review, buy and wish for, but you’ll also find some of our favourite kawaii films, games and more. Go have a browse!

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10 for a limited time. Download our brand new updated advertising pack with all the info on why it’s a great idea!

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So Little Time Co. Wooden Jewellery

Posted on September 26th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!


so little time co.

I love the look of wooden laser-cut jewellery, especially when it’s painted bright colours. So Little Time Co. have lots of cute stuff on offer – how can you resist animal brooches, geometric necklaces and teeny turtle earrings? There’s even a narwhal!

so little time co.

so little time co.

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