posted by Marceline

Cute Christmas – Ornaments & Decorations

Posted on December 11th 2014 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet? Mine is starting to look pretty kawaii and I’ve hunted up some cute decorations to help make your home festively cute too.

pango

Pango Productions always have the cutest ideas for Christmas cards and this year’s is the best yet as it turns into an inflatable tree ornament! I have the snowman, but the tree and reindeer are also adorable. If you have a Paperchase store nearby, they are stocking these too.

paperchase

Paperchase have their own huge range of ornaments and decorations too. They can be a bit pricey, but there’s 3 for 2 on lots of things just now. I love their food characters and this set of 12 pegs is just £5 – great for hanging up your cards.

momiji

Momiji have a few festive dolls available that will be lovely to bring out every Christmas. Pipaluk is my favourite, with her little sledge!

mohu

I love seeing what new things mohu has been crocheting and her snowman decorations are super sweet and tiny. I’d love a few for my tree.

modcloth

And finally you need some lights. I like to choose something not too Christmassy so that I can keep them up for all those dark winter evenings. These owl lights from Modcloth are really fun, and there’s 30% off just now too!

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posted by Marceline

Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations Book Giveaway

Posted on December 10th 2014 by in Giveaways


It’s our last giveaway of the year (though we have something fun planned for over the holidays), and it’s for a cute and crafty new book – Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations: 20 Super-Cute Miniature Projects.

polymer clay creations

In the book, Emily Chen of Cat Bear Express teaches you how to craft twenty adorable figures from basic shapes using easy polymer clay techniques and tools. Progress from a simple bunny to an elaborate unicorn, and learn now to make miniature cookies, bread and ice cream cones that look delicious enough to eat! Included are basic jewelry techniques for transforming your polymer clay masterpieces into wearable items. Try turning a cat into a charm, a pig into a bracelet, a cupcake into a pair of earrings or a stack of pancakes into a ring. You’ll also find tips on how to create your very own designs by breaking your subject into simple shapes that you can craft in clay. Here’s a little peek inside.

Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations: 20 Super-Cute Miniature Projects

One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations: 20 Super-Cute Miniature Projects, plus some crafting supplies including earring hooks, polymer clay packs, eyepins, etc. so you get making straight away!

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

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Because of the Christmas holidays, this giveaway only runs for a week and closes on Tuesday 16th December. Good luck!

PS. Don’t forget to enter the Kawaii Box giveaway too – we’ll pick winners for both next week.

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posted by Natasja

Made of Sundays Wall Decals

Posted on December 9th 2014 by in Cute Shop Alert!, Home Cute Home


madeofsundays

Wall Decals are an easy way to give your home a cute touch, especially if you don’t want to use any paint. I recently stumbled on the decals from Made of Sundays and think that they really stand out! With these sweet vinyl stickers you get to transform any flat surface into a smiling animal. How about a happy bear on the shower door or sleepy bunny in your bedroom?

Shop owner Alba has also created smaller decals to brighten up your walls, such as rain drops and a solar system. According to the website they should be easy to install and are guaranteed not leave any marks when you remove them. If you see anything that you’d like in the Etsy shop, then make sure to check out the 10% discount option at the end of each listing ( ^_^).

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posted by Marceline

Sumikko Gurashi

Posted on December 8th 2014 by in Just Cute!


Sumikko Gurashi are one of San-X’s newer sets of characters, but it’s taken me a while to warm up to them. Suddenly I’m seeing them everywhere and they’re getting cuter and cuter! Apparently, the name translates as ‘things in the corner‘ so this shy group of friends includes a polar bear from the far corner of the arctic, the last piece of tonkatsu from the corner of your plate, a weed that got tossed in the corner and more! Here’s a few of my favourite Sumikko Gurashi things.

sumikko gurashi

This is what pushed me over the edge into Sumikko Gurashi love. This is a dust character drawstring bag and I love its little arms and legs. It’s only available from the San-X shop just now, but hopefully will turn up elsewhere soon, because I want one!

Sumikkogurashi modes4u

Modes4U have lots of Sumikko Gurashi plush, stationery and more. This phone stand featuring penguin and weed is really cute and the weed is even on elastic as a screen cleaner.

shopkawaii

ShopKawaii have pages and pages of everything Sumikko Gurashi. I love these stackable plush trays – cute and useful!

artbox

Artbox have some plush, stickers and cool stationery, like these colourful letter sets.

otakumode

And finally, a big huggable cat, from OtakuMode.

Do you like Sumikko Gurashi?

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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on December 6th 2014 by in Super Cute Sponsors


There’s not much time left for Christmas shopping, so let’s see hear what’s new with our super cute sponsors.

patch and dot

Our newest sponsors are Patch & Dot, who make cute screenprinted art. Stephanie has just added this sweet alpaca print, and there’s narwhals and elephants too.

blippo

Blippo have lots of new Alpacassos, including this cosy fellow in his scarf and earmuffs!

yozocraft

If you’re looking for cute wrapping ideas, YOZO Craft have lots of festive stickers, tape and stamps to decorate your parcels.

glowingraptor

GlowingRaptor Goods have lots of fun festive scents their winter collection of soaps and lip balms. You can get 5 mini soaps in your choice of scents for just $5 – great stocking fillers.

modes4u

Modes4U have a huge Christmas collection, full of festive ornaments, fabric, tape, plush and more. I love this snowman cup myself.

paperchase

Paperchase are doing 3 for 2 on selected cards, wrap and ornaments and have loads of cute stuff. This snowman is my favourite character this year and he’s on these sweet charity cards.

pusheen

You can’t go wrong with Pusheen, especially wearing a Christmas jumper! Hey Chickadee have this design as necklaces and charms, plus there’s Pusheen Christmas cards and those amazing hoodies.

shana logic

If you’re stuck for a gift for your best friend, Shana Logic have collected together their most popular gifts. There’s some super cute stuff on offer, like this fox plush, and all made by indie designers.

artbox

UK folks, you still have time to enter Artbox’s cool contest and win a £50 voucher to spend on all their kawaii stuff, like this snowy Moomin towel.

jlist

You can’t get these in time for Christmas, but JList are taking pre-orders for these amazing edible cat marshmallows that float in your hot chocolate. You get a box of cats and paws and they ship worldwide.

asking for trouble

Over at Asking For Trouble, I’m stocked up for Christmas with lots of cute new things, like these new gingerbread cookie badges, with a happy boy and girl and a poor sad bitten cookie.

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And don’t forget to enter our Kawaii Box giveaway.

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10 for a limited time.

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November Kawaii Box Review

Posted on December 5th 2014 by in Kawaii Reviews


kawaii box review

I received November’s Kawaii Box in the post to give you an idea of what you can win in our giveaway! If you’ve been living on Mars, Kawaii Box is a subscription service and every month you’ll get a box of cute hand-picked Japanese and Korean products through your letterbox. If you love cute things, it’s a great way to add to your collection and get some surprise post too!

kawaii box

As always, everything arrived in great condition, all packed into a sturdy box. It really is quite exciting unpacking everything to see what you’ve got.

kawaii box

Here’s what I found inside: socks, accessories, keyrings, plush, stationery, stickers, deco tape and Pocky! Each month’s box has different things, but since Kawaii Box is run by Blippo, if you see something you like that was in a previous Kawaii Box, you can probably pick it up there.

sheep calendar

There was also this desk calendar, which I immediately squealed over and put out on display. It’s sheep-shaped and stands up by itself, and every month has a different cute expression. Best of all, the calendar starts in November, so you can use it right away.

kawaii box

Here are my other favourite picks. The My Melody socks are super kawaii and I will definitely be wearing them. The Pony Brown sticky notes have a cute design and are a great size for marking up recipes or for short notes in parcels to friends. I wasn’t initially that excited about the macaron charm, until I realised you can unscrew it and put little things inside – pretty cool! And that plush cat keyring is going on my bag – it’s a great purple colour with a sturdy clip and keyring. I was impressed with the selection this month as there are only a couple of things that I won’t use myself.

Twinkie Chan reviewed this box recently too, and I thought it was really cool that we got the same items but in different colours and designs, so even if you and your friends all get one, they won’t be exactly the same.

For $18.90 a month and free shipping worldwide, the Kawaii Box is a great deal and would make a fantastic gift for a kawaii fan. You can order one online now or get a gift subscription for a friend, plus see what was in the previous boxes.

giveaway

Don’t forget, you can win January’s Kawaii Box in our latest giveaway.

(Kawaii Box was provided for review but this is my honest review and the photos are my own, except for the promo image at the top)

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posted by Marceline

Cute Critter Christmas Cards

Posted on December 4th 2014 by in Etsy Picks


There are so many cute Christmas cards featuring festive animals that I had to make this a post of its own. Here’s my five favourites from Etsy.

MyZoetrope

Christmas narwhals! My Zoetrope knows what we want. Michelle has a huge selection of adorable animal cards but this is definitely my favourite.

milkandcookies

I’m not sure I’ve even had eggnog but this made me laugh. It’s by the wonderful Milk and Cookies, who have a whole host of cute cards.

BeagleCakesArt

BeagleCakesArt has alpacas with santa hats, in a variety of pastel colours. Perfect for Alpacasso fans and you can get them as stickers too.

danadamki

This bear is really getting into the festive spirit and thinks he’s a Christmas tree. Get him from DanaDamki.

CherryCatsWorld

And finally, wish your friends a Merry Catmas, with this cute card by Cherry Cats World.

Which one’s your favourite?

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posted by Marceline

Kawaii Box Giveaway

Posted on December 3rd 2014 by in Giveaways


It’s time for another giveaway, and this week it’s with our favourite surprise box service, Kawaii Box.

kawaii box giveaway

One lucky winner will be sent the Kawaii Box for January containing a hand-picked selection of Japanese and Korean kawaii products. What will be in it? We don’t know, and that’s the fun of it!  It will definitely be cute and probably include stationery, accessories, plushies, candy and more. You can read our review of the first Kawaii Box and we’ll have a look at November’s box later in the week.

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

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The giveaway closes on Monday 15th December when we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

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posted by Natasja

Free Christmas Amigurumi Patterns by Dendennis

Posted on December 2nd 2014 by in Christmas Crafts, Free Downloads, Things To Make


dendennis

I’ve been admiring the creations from Dendennis on Facebook and that’s how this cute gingerbread man showed up on my timeline. Turned out that his pattern is available for free, along with those of other Christmas critters!

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These Christmas Tree, Snowman and Reindeer busts are easy patterns to crochet. I think they all look equally cute.

dendennis

Of course Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Santa himself.

dendennis

Dennis is a Dutch amigurumist and that explains the smoked sausage (rookworst) above. It’s a large sausage that Dutch people like to eat with mashed potatoes and vegetables, not very haute cuisine (^_−)

dendennis

I think that both beginners and more experienced crocheters can find nice projects on the Dendennis website. Not all amigurumi patterns are free, but their prices on Etsy and Ravelry are very reasonable. My personal favourites are Molar the Tooth and Lavender Lenny the Bunny. Dendennis has also published two books with unique crochet characters, which haven’t been released in English (yet). Good news though: more translated patterns from the books will become available online over time!

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Blippo Giveaway Winner

Posted on December 2nd 2014 by in Giveaways


Our giveaway with Blippo finished a little earlier than usual so I’ll not make you wait any longer. The winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Kristina M! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

We’ll have another kawaii giveaway tomorrow, and a new post up in a couple of hours.

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Say Hello to the New SCK Team!

Posted on December 1st 2014 by in SCK News


hello

You’ve probably been wondering what happened with the new writer applications. It was really tough to decide who to pick, but I can now reveal the new team!

natasja

Natasja will be writing a few posts a month about crafts, stationery and cute shops with her first posts coming up this week.

Natasja’s love for kawaii things was sparked by Sanrio characters and Candy Candy in her youth. From 2003 she started blogging about her personal life, filled with cute pixel art at the time. Natasja lives in the Netherlands with her husband & poofy cat and works as a freelance web designer. She likes to spend her free time browsing for cute stuff, blogging and reading. But on rare occasions ;) you can find her away from the computer, making kawaii jewellery or cooking up something cute.

You can read Natasja’s kawaii blog at www.kao-ani.com, check out her shop at kawaiijewelry.storenvy.com and follow her on TumblrInstagram and Pinterest.

frainy

Frainy will be bringing us crafty photo and video tutorials once a month, starting in the new year.

Sarah (AKA Frainy) loves to craft and create cute things. She lives in the North East of England and loves to collect plushies, anime figurines and dolls. She works with a variety of different crafting materials such as polymer clay and resin, and makes videos on Youtube showing off her latest projects. Frainy also owns a shop, Milk Chocolate Dream, where she sells the creations she makes. She also visits local anime conventions, either to sell her wares or just simply to cosplay.

You can read Frainy’s blog at www.frainy.com, check out her shop at milkchocolatedream.com and follow her on YouTubeInstagram and Twitter.

kendy

MissMuffcake will be our first US writer and will be posting a few times a month about the darker side of kawaii.

Kendy (AKA MissMuffcake) lives in California with her boyfriend Matt and rescue kitten Mady. In her spare time she likes eating/creating vegan food, petting kittens, collecting cute toys, wandering cemeteries, making zines and doing yoga.

You can read Kendy’s blog at www.missmuffcake.com, check out her zines on Etsy, and follow her on Instagram.

nicolette

And finally, my sister Nicolette has been writing guest posts and helping out with the SCK Tumblr for a while so I’ve made it official. She’ll be posting occasionally about events and shops.

Nicolette is the sister of Bunny-san and also totally obsessed with everything kawaii. She lives in London with two adorable fluffy chinchillas called Maple & Truffles and wishes there were more kawaii chinchilla characters. Anything with a cute face is bound to make her squee, particularly bunnies, kitties and pandas. Nicolette earns money to buy toys for her chinnies and cute stuff for herself by working as a Dispensing Optician. She enjoys playing her 3DS XL, crafting with felt, photography and eating cake and is proud to be the founding member of the ‘Bring Back Le Bun!’ campaign. There are no other members at present.

You can follow Nicolette on Tumblr and Instagram.

I hope you enjoy reading their posts!

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Let’s also give a big thank you to the other guest writers, who put together some awesome posts.

dusty & trish

Roo makes kawaii and geek inspired accessories as Dusty & Trish and is also on Pinterest.

sweetserendipity

Pauleen Potter sells handmade toys and accessories at Sweet Serendipity and you can also find her on Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

happy apple

Lulu blogs about crafts at Sew Makeable.

pink samurai

Last but not least, Becky Helms sells her cute artwork at The Pink Samurai and has a great blog too, plus you can find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you all!

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posted by Marceline

Black Friday Weekend Offers

Posted on November 28th 2014 by in Sales & Discounts


Sorry for the late post today, but I’ve been busy collecting all the cute Black Friday offers I can find. If you’ve had your eye on something, now’s your chance to get a bargain! In no particular order…

blippo

Blippo have a Pink Friday sale with up to 80% off.

BlackFriday2014

Modes4U have 20% off everything through Monday with the code BlackFriday2014.

cpc

CoolPencilCase have 25% off orders of $35 or more through Monday with the code BIG25.

shana logic

Shana Logic have a Super Sale on with lots of big discounts.

lm-black-friday

Little Moose have 20% off today with the code LMBF14.

inki drop

Inki-Drop have a big sale this weekend, but you only get the code if you sign up to their mailing list.

cakeswithfaces

Cakes With Faces have 15% off everything with the code COLOURFULFRIDAY.

freeshipping

There’s free shipping worldwide at Asking For Trouble through Monday with the code FREESHIPBF14.

And if your favourite artists are on Society6 or Zazzle, they both have great discounts and shipping offers happening all weekend. Sign up to their mailing lists or follow social media to get the daily deals.

Have you seen any other great sales and offers? Leave them in the comments!

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posted by Marceline

Cute Christmas: Things To Make

Posted on November 27th 2014 by in Christmas Crafts, Things To Make


If you fancy making something for Christmas, it’s best to get started early before things get too hectic. I’ve found some super cute patterns and kits to get you started.

noia land

Noia Land makes adorable things from felt and it was really hard to pick just one pattern. This Christmas garland is good value since you get a whole range of Christmas characters that you can also make into ornaments. Make sure to check them all out though – so much cuteness!

handcrafter

Next year I am definitely going to try out some needle felting. If you fancy giving it a go before Christmas, Handcrafter have lots of kawaii kits from Japan including these festive gingerbread men.

LuvlyGurumi

One day I will get the hang of crochet, but until then, I will just have to enjoy looking at all the cute patterns by LuvlyGurumi. If you’ve got the skills, these ornaments would make sweet gifts for your friends’ Christmas trees.

nerdy little stitcher

Cross stitch is a really easy craft to pick up and Nerdy Little Stitcher has tons of cute and offbeat patterns to download. Christmas cactus anyone?

typing with tea

And finally, Typing With Tea have some cute Christmas felt patterns that are a little more ambitious. How cool would this yule log look as a table centrepiece?

Are you doing any Christmas crafting?

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posted by Marceline

Review: Animal Rice Moulds from Blippo

Posted on November 26th 2014 by in Kawaii Reviews, Things To Eat


curry with bunny rice

This is the second part of my Blippo review – read the first part.

I’ve actually had this amazing rice mould set on my wishlist for a while so I was really pleased to get one from Blippo to review. I make Japanese curry quite often and it could definitely be improved with bunny shaped rice!

blippo

The set costs just under £10 and you get three different rice moulds (bunny, dolphin and sunflower), plus cutters. The instructions are all in Japanese but it seemed pretty obvious what to do.

serious eats
(photo – Serious Eats)

Japanese curry is really easy to make, as you just need curry roux that comes in blocks. I buy S&B Golden Curry from my local Waitrose. If you have an Asian market nearby, you should find curry roux there, or you can order online from sites like JapanCentre. All the brands are pretty similar in taste so get whatever’s available. Serious Eats have a good guide to the different brands, plus the basic recipe that is similar to what I make, except mine has different vegetables – roast sweet potato, yellow (bell) pepper and peas. I just use whatever I have.

carrot shapes

Continue reading »

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posted by Marceline

New Purses at Oktak

Posted on November 25th 2014 by in SCK Favourites


oktak

I’ve been fixing things in the SCK archives and was reminded to see what Oktak has been up to recently. I love her handmade purses and Aki always adds that extra special touch that sets her work apart from everyone else. This embroidered bunny purse is my favourite – it’s so sweet and beautiful. There’s lots of cute new fabric patterns and felt appliques happening too so make sure to have a browse through the Oktak Etsy shop.

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