Giveaways

Shugei Craft Kawaii Cat Fabric & Tape Giveaway

Posted on August 23, 2017 by

It’s time for a new kawaii giveaway – this time with Shugei Craft who stock a super cute selection of fabrics and masking tape from Japan.

shugei craft giveaway

We know you love cats so we have a cat-themed prize! One lucky winner will receive 3 cute cat fabrics and 3 rolls of tape, all made in Japan.

The fabrics are fat quarter size (approx. 22″ x 18″) and includes 100% cotton double gauze and cotton/linen canvas by Kobayashi plus 100% oxford cotton by Kokka. The tapes are all by Shinzi Katoh and include both washi and kraft paper tapes.

shinzi katoh washi tape kawaii giveaway

Here’s a close look at the tape designs – so many cute cats!

How to enter

To enter the giveaway, visit the Shugei Craft shop and then leave a comment on this blog post telling us What’s your favourite product 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.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING:

  • NO giveaway accounts allowed (eg. a Twitter account you only use to tweet giveaways)
  • ALL your entries will be disqualified if you break any rule
  • If you are under 16, please check with a parent or guardian before entering.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 5th September and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

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Kawaii Lunch Bags

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

Lunch bags are great to carry your food or drinks along. You could also use them to keep small items at hand. I’ve picked a few cute carriers that you might want to check out ^_^

bando kawaii lunch bag

Ban.do is known for its cheerful products and this cute cooler bag fits right in. This smiley bag is available in both a large and small size.

kawaii fruit lunch bag

At Sass&Belle you can find a nice selection of bags, such as this kawaii lunch bag from their Happy Fruit & Veg collection.

hello kitty kawaii lunch bag

The Hello Kitty lunch bag from Paperchase is both cute and practical! The inside is insulated, which helps to keep your food either hot or cold.

totoro kawaii lunch bag

Have Totoro bring your lunch with this cute bag from Bento & Co. Please be aware that it’s quite small, so this bag might not be suited if you’re very hungry.

bonbon ribbon kawaii lunch bag

Last but not least you might want to check out CD Japan. They’ve got multiple character lunch bags in store, from brands such as Moomin, Sanrio and Snoopy. My favourite one is probably this small insulated Bonbon Ribbon lunch bag

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Kawaii Pencil Cases

Posted on August 21, 2017 by

Carrying on with our back to school theme, here’s a few kawaii pencil cases to hold all your pens and pencils.

bread kawaii pencil cases

A loaf of bread might be better suited for lunchtime but this happy plush pouch from ARTBOX will happily hold all your stationery. It looks pretty roomy and is a bargain at £6.99.

strawberry cake kawaii pencil cases

If you have a sweet tooth, this pretty strawberry cake pencil case from Fallindesign might have you drooling in class. It’s fully lined with a pink tassel too.

sumikkogurashi kawaii pencil cases

Japanese food – and Sumikko Gurashi – fans can keep their pens handy inside a plush Ebi Shrimp Tempura pouch from Cool Pencil Case. It looks so fluffy!

mamegoma kawaii pencil cases

Kawaii Panda have a nice selection of kawaii character pencil cases including Pusheen, Tsum Tsums and Little Twin Stars. I had to pick this Mamegoma design though – these little colourful seals are quite hard to find.

lovemeow

Cat fans can keep a cute kitty with them while they work with these adorable pencil cases from Love Meow. Choose from a grey cat or a black cat.

Look out for a cute back to school giveaway soon too!

Things To Make

How To Make Your Own Kawaii Planner

Posted on August 18, 2017 by

When you are prepared and organized at the beginning of a new school term, you set yourself up for a less chaotic and more successful time. Planners are one of the most common and simplest ways of doing maintaining this vital organization, but sometimes cute planners can be expensive or hard to come by. So what do you do? DIY, of course!

rilakkuma kawaii planner

Customize a notebook

It certainly takes some of the work out of getting your planner set up if you can find a notebook with a cover that’s already cute, but maybe you can’t. Or perhaps you’re on a tight budget. You might just want something simple with a one-of-a-kind cover! Thankfully, there are several ways to customize the cover of a notebook-turned-planner if that’s the route you choose.

Akari Beauty has a tutorial on how to make super cute Neko Rilakkuma notebook covers. This is a fun alternative to simply printing and gluing an image onto a notebook cover, with tracing templates included in the description.

Kawaii Planner Layouts

Maybe you have a planner or notebook that you purchased with a cute cover but dull layout, or you’ve already customized a notebook cover, but it’s still lacking a layout. Either way, this problem is easy to fix!

Mary Bear has DIY spiral bound planner and printable layouts Plan with Me videos that are both helpful examples of how you could use printables to customize your planner format.

If you have stationery and washi to spare, she also has a video illustrating a DIY kawaii planner using memo sheets that might give you a few ideas on how to use them! The great thing about using memo sheets is that they’re an easy way to make weekly layouts. By simply collaging them onto a page according to the page’s size, and writing each day of the week on each memo sheet, you could quickly make week on one page or week on two page spreads.

If you want something that could work as more than just a planner, this Kawaiidori tutorial by Creasing Unicorn Studios is styled after a traveler’s notebook, so you could use all kinds of inserts in it like sketchbooks and journals, too!

Feel free to share any tips or ideas you would use in crafting your own kawaii planner! SCK readers can also look forward to a tutorial on how to make a kawaii shaker dashboard for your planner next week.

Pets Picks

Pusheen Collection at Petco

Posted on August 17, 2017 by

pusheen petco

Pusheen has invaded many of our lives and now she has a chance to take part in your cat’s life as well. Petco has released an online exclusive Pusheen collection and everything is cute. Of course, my kitties had to try out some of the new products. Here is what they think.

pusheen petco plush donut teaser

Have kitties that like to chase things? Mady and Mortis both dig this plush donut teaser. I like the chunky Pusheen handle to grip for lots of fun play. The donut is super big and the cats both like running and jumping after it!

pusheen petco foam balls

If your cats are more into balls this set of two foam balls would be great to add to their play time.

pusheen petco cat collars

Pusheen fashion accessories for your fluffies? Why not! The collars come in pizza, cookie, ice cream and donut designs.

pusheen petco cat bed

Nap time will be extra special in this plush bed – perfect for lazy cats!

pusheen petco plush donut teaser and bowl

Until there is pizza flavored cat food, Mady is content eating her food from this pizza themed bowl.

pusheen petco cat scratcher

Currently on their wish list is this heart shaped scratcher. It looks like it could double as a cuddle space for smaller kitties too.

pusheen petco plush donut teaser

I like how everything in the Pusheen Petco collection goes together. Everything is so adorable and, from what I have seen, it is made to last. I hope more stuff comes out in this collection, and the kitties do too!