Things To Make

Cute Pusheen DIY Crafts

Posted on April 13, 2018 by

Nowadays it’s hard to move without spotting cute Pusheen merchandise (and even harder to not buy it…), but what you want something that’s one-of-a-kind or more personal? You make it yourself! With Pusheen’s popularity, there are tons of cute Pusheen crafts to discover, but here are a few of my favorites!

Flying Mio may very well be the YouTube queen of Pusheen projects. If you’re still lamenting missing out on the official Pusheen planter from the subscription box, she has a DIY planter pot that will work as an alternative.

If you enjoy polymer clay projects, she also made a Pusheen mermaid clay charm that would make a very cute necklace or bracelet for this upcoming summer season. Or make two for a pair of earrings!

Looking to try your hand at needle felting? The simple needle felt Pusheen DIY by Madi Unnie is a cute option. It’s not step-intensive, so it’s a very beginner-friendly project.

Plushie collectors can find an adorable unicorn Pusheen plush DIY option on the Cuteasy DIY channel. This is a very simple and inexpensive plush tutorial thanks to the short list of materials (it uses socks!), and it’s a nice option if you’re too busy for a complicated sewing project.

Ketchupgiri has plenty of squishy DIYs to choose from, but the Pusheen popsicle squishy is one of my favorites. It definitely reminds me that I’m looking forward to warm weather!

Most Wanted!

MissMuffcake’s Kawaii Wish List

Posted on April 12, 2018 by

Here is my current wish list for April 2018. These are the items I am lusting over, that appear in my dreams, that scream BUY ME!!!!

kawaii wish list - hello kitty pizza enamel pin

Hello Kitty and one of my favorite foods?!? Yes! I would wear this PINTRILL x Sanrio enamel pin on my next vegan pizza outing.

kawaii wish list - pastel beetle sticker

This pastel scarab sticker by MarmaladePeanut at Redbubble would go on my art journal for sure to make it extra special.

kawaii wish list - rilakkuma zipper pouch

Rilakkuma as a tiger – how cute! This zipper pouch at JapanLA would be handy for me to store stuff like art supplies or makeup.

kawaii wish list - limecrime lipstick

I already own one Plushies lip color from Lime Crime but want them all. The packaging is sweet and the colors are awesome! Plus, they are vegan and cruelty free!

kawaii wish list - bear donut squishy

We recently got a new car so of course I need a new keychain! This Puni Maru strawberry-bear donut squishy from Tofu Cute hits the spot!

Are you lusting after anything? I would love to know what’s on your kawaii wish list! Show me below!

Kawaii Artists

Cute Instagram Accounts Taking Part In #The100DayProject

Posted on April 11, 2018 by

If you haven’t heard of #The100DayProject, it’s a creative challenge that happens every April. Everyone who takes part sets a personal theme to work on for the next 100 days and the daily posts are shared on Instagram. Here’s some of my favourite cute creatives taking part in the challenge.

#The100DayProject @parade.made

When I was looking for a unique hashtag for my own challenge, I came across rubber stamp maker @parade.made whose project last year was #100daysofkawaiiness and includes so much kawaii food! This year she’s doing 100 Corners Of The World and I’m looking forward to following along in real time.

#The100DayProject @wita.doodlesdo

Planner fans will want to check out @wita.doodlesdo who’s posting 100 Days of Functional Doodles. The drawings are both cute and useful and great inspiration for your journal. You can also vote for your favourites to be turned into stickers for her shop.

#The100DayProject @imthedoodlemachine

If you’d like a little bit of extra positivity in your day, @imthedoodlemachine is sharing 100 Days of Motivoodles (aka motivational doodles!). Each drawing is also available as clip art for a limited time.

#The100DayProject @lemonyarncreations

@lemonyarncreations is doing things a little differently with 100 Days of Fauna and Flora. She’s creating 10 amigurumi toys featuring animals merged with plants. Her daily posts show each step from inspiration to finished toy so it’s fun to see the process.

#The100DayProject @knittingsquids

More cute illustration from @knittingsquids who’s doing 100 Illustrated Circles. I really love how simple and colourful these are.

#The100DayProject  @marcelinesmith

And I’m doing it too. Follow me at @marcelinesmith for 100 Days of Kawaii Characters and feel free to make suggestions for what I draw next!

Are you doing #The100DayProject? Let us know in the comments. If you’d like to join in, you still can! There’s no strict timetable so if you start late or can’t post every day, no-one minds. Find out how it all works here.

Giveaways

Asking For Trouble Giveaway Winners

Posted on April 11, 2018 by

Time to find out who wins the kawaii prize packs from Asking For Trouble. And the winners are…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Michaela, who wins the 5 A Day pack and Olwen who wins the Kawaii Japan pack! Check your inboxes for how to claim your prize, or email us.

  kawaii cloud brooches

If you weren’t lucky this time, you can still get 15% off any order at Asking For Trouble with the code SUPERCUTE. That includes these new Happy Cloud brooches and everything in the £2 Sale!

Check back in a few hours for a new post and look out for more giveaways soon. I’m finalising some very cute ones!

Things To Make

Free DIY Patterns For Cute Bags and Purses

Posted on April 10, 2018 by

You can never have too many bags and purses, and it’s especially fun to use a bag that you’ve created yourself. I’ve made a selection of some cute and free DIY patterns.

free DIY patterns - kawaii rainbow cloud bag

This DIY kawaii cloud rainbow bag will hold a few small items. You can easily make it out of felt, with the detailed instructions at Handmade Charlotte.

free DIY patterns - kawaii cat bag

The leather cat purse DIY at A Beautiful Mess is a project that requires some experience with sewing. The end result looks so cute, I’d really like to try this craft one day.

free DIY patterns - fake fur monster bag

The cute faux fur clutch bags DIY at Aww Sam is very simple to make. Basically you will turn a plain clutch into a kawaii one with the help of some fabric and glue.

free DIY patterns - kawaii bunny tote bag

This peek a boo bunny bag fro Minted Strawberry also looks like a simple project to take on. You could even use a plain tote bag and sew a pocket on top of it.

free DIY patterns - kawaii cat bag

This free cat bag pattern on DaWanda is in German, but the step by step pictures (and Google translate) will help you to make this cute bag.