Kawaii Depot have lots of new notebooks in stock featuring your favourite Sanrio and San-X characters, for under $4 each. There’s 10% off orders over $10 with the code KDSS-10 and 15% off orders over $50 with the code 15PER. PS. Don’t forget to enter our Kawaii Depot giveaway.
Yozo Craft have also been adding tons of new products including some adorable pencil cases and pouches featuring Molang and Totoro. They’re also running weekly giveaways on their Facebook page – hurry and enter to win lots of cherry blossom stickers.
Chebeto have plenty plush toy patterns and kits to keep you busy including this cute kitty cat.
As you are no doubt tired of hearing, I’m off to Japan next month! If you’re also planning a visit (or dreaming about it) I’ve published a new guide book with over 200 cute and creative places to visit including all my favourite kawaii shops, character cafes and more. Download it from my Asking For Trouble Etsy shop.
There still time to enter our Tokyo Treat giveaway for a chance to win a premium Japanese candy box – ends Tuesday!
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The newest San-X character is Jinbe San, an adorably happy whale shark with a gang of underwater friends. He was voted the winner of San-X’s character election and everyone here at SCK has gone crazy for him too.
The first range of products has just launched in Japan and they’re all amazing.
Look at this plush with a little pocket for a smaller plush!
You can watch this video to see Jinbe San and friends in action and find out more on the character page, along with free wallpapers. You’ll need to use a shopping service to order from the San-X shop in Japan, or else try to be patient until they’re available at some of the San-X stockists in our shopping guide.
Sometimes when I get bored I like to build domino style towers of all the washi tape I have collected. Okay – not really but I do have a lot and love finding new ways to use it. So when I was asked if I wanted to review Paper + Tape: Craft & Create by Marisa Edgehill I jumped at the chance.
The book has over 75 papercraft projects for home, stuff to wear, gifts and decorations. There are plenty of ideas to use in your own way as well. I chose two projects that took under 30 minutes to make using stuff I already had around the house.
First up I made a doily rosette using scrap card stock (from old holiday cards), a paper doily, a pin back, glue and washi tape. These are cute for plushies and party favors! Make one for yourself even if it isn’t a special day to celebrate.
I also made a little garland with recycled card stock, bakers twine, washi tape and glue. I changed up the instructions because the twine I used was too thick to thread through the card stock holes so I glued each triangle to the back. I hung it outside on my mailbox to encourage the mailman to leave more than just bills. So far it has stayed put but I am still getting bills. Ugh!
I have a few more projects to try out in the upcoming weeks. The book is great for inspiration and to use up some of your washi tape stash or at least make room for more.
We’ve got time for one more giveaway before we take a break from them while I’m away in Japan. This one’s for stationery fans from our friends at Kawaii Depot!
One lucky winner will receive a selection of 18 Shinzi Katoh kawaii zakka postcards, plus a bonus set of heart-shaped die-cut mini greeting cards. They all come direct from Japan and feature unique Shinzi Katoh designs including animals, fairy tales and much more. You can view the full Shinzi Katoh range at Kawaii Depot.
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