Things To Make

Cute Sea Life DIY Crafts

Posted on July 14, 2017 by

It’s officially the middle of summer, at least where I live, so that means frequent beach trips for most. Fortunately, even if you’re like me and haven’t had the chance (or you live in the southern hemisphere where it’s cold!), you can still enjoy the summer spirit with these fun sea life crafts!

The polymer clay heart sea turtle charm tutorial by CoolRiceBunnies is an adorable take on the basic sea turtle design. Sea turtles are my favorite sea animal so I think I’ll make several of these to turn into a charm bracelet.

Flying Mio’s octopus plush video shows you how to make two different versions, both of which are, in fact, quite fancy. She covers everything you need for the project, including how to make the pattern pieces, so it is easy to understand.

free kawaii crochet jellyfish pattern

If you agree with me and believe jellyfish are underrated, you might enjoy One Dog Woof’s crochet jellyfish project. It would be cute as a plush, but I also really like it as an interesting hanging decoration!

mermaid cross stitch pattern

Even though mermaids aren’t technically real, I still felt compelled to add this cute and inexpensive mermaid cross stitch pattern by SuirenDesign. Mermaids and summer are synonymous, anyway.

sea otter craft kit

If you feel like a bit of a splurge, FuzzytailFelting’s needle felting sea otter kit might be right up your alley. I’m currently in the middle of a growing sea otter obsession, so once I finish my shameful amount of half-finished needle felt projects, this one’s going straight in my Etsy cart.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite sea creatures are! And if you’d like some more summer project ideas, be sure to check out our Things to Make section.

Fashion & Beauty, Let's Go Shopping!

Pastel Goth Fashion Picks

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

Mix one part spooky with one part sweet and you have pastel goth. For those that like their creepy and their cute in one package (like me), these items will work with your daily style needs or get you out of a fashion slump!

hot topic angel wings backpack

This mini backpack from Hot Topic is the perfect size for essentials and the angel wings make it look extra cute!

pastel goth bat hair clips

Turn your ‘do into a bats nest with these fuzzy little bat hair clips by Candy Zombies.

Lime Crime metallic lipstick

If you want to add just a pop of color to an all black look try a liquid lipstick. This pretty seashell purple is from Lime Crime and has a metallic finish. Not only is it pretty, it’s cruelty free and vegan!

kawaii ghost leggings

Boo! Aw, don’t be scared. The ghosts on these leggings by Kawaii Machine look friendly!

bunny rabbit vegan leather boots

These bunny boots are tough but sweet and made from vegan leather. Who could resist that little nose detail?

pastel goth cat stickers

Add new life to an old phone case or notebook with these pastel occult kitty stickers by Bright Bat Design.

Featured Posts, Kawaii Reviews

Tofu Cute Enamel Pins Review

Posted on July 12, 2017 by

tofu cute enamel pins review

I’ve become slightly addicted to buying enamel pins and I’m always looking to add to my collection. You can imagine how delighted I was when Tofu Cute offered to send me some of their new enamel pins. There are eight to collect featuring Tofu Cute’s kawaii mascots and I received the first four.

tofu cute enamel pins

It’s always great when shops make an effort with the packaging and Tofu Cute have gone all out. Each pin is stamped with their logo on the back and has a kawaii pink rubber clutch to keep it safely attached to your coat or bag. The backing cards are fully illustrated and include fun profiles for each character. Want to meet them all?

kawaii tofu enamel pins

Anyone who has shopped at Tofu Cute will be aware of Tofu Kun who is right there in the logo! He also appears on Tofu Cute merchandise so it makes sense that he’s #1 in this pin series. The cute backing card even features an illustration of their pink Portsmouth shop.

kawaii panda enamel pins

#2 is possibly my personal favourite – a happy Panda. He seems to be hanging out in some kind of temple garden for the backing card, along with another panda friend.

kawaii alpaca enamel pins

Tofu Cute are officially licensed sellers of Amuse plush and have their own Alpaca character too – in pink of course!

kawaii cat enamel pins

You can’t have a set of kawaii mascots without a cat. Woops Cat looks cute and innocent but often has little accidents around the house. Oh dear.

kawaii cat enamel pins

As well as being cute to wear and display, the pins are a great size for fun photos with miniatures. Woops Cat has become fast friends with my Neko Atsume cats.

kawaii alpaca enamel pins

Alpaca found a bigger alpaca to hang out with!

tofu cute enamel pins

Panda Chan and Tofu Kun were the most helpful by doing the post run for me. Good job!

kawaii enamel pins

They’ve now all found a more permanent home with the rest of my enamel pins. I display them all on a cork board that I painted purple.

tofu cute enamel pins

At just £4.99 each, these are a real bargain as they’re excellent quality plus you get all the fun packaging. I definitely recommend picking up a few if you’re starting a collection. You can check out the whole series on Tofu Cute’s website and there are four more characters to choose from too. International shipping is available and you’ll also find Tofu Cute at lots of cons and events including Hyper Japan this weekend.

(Products were provided by Tofu Cute for review but all words and photographs are my own, except for promo image.)

Giveaways

DIY Fluffies Giveaway Winner + Mailing List Extension

Posted on July 12, 2017 by

Time to find out who wins sewing and crochet patterns from DIY Fluffies. And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Réka who is hoping to see a dinosaur or unicorn next. Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us.

  kawaii sewing and crochet patterns

If you weren’t lucky this time, DIY Fluffies have some great value bundles on digital patterns along with finished toys, books and more. We’ll let you know if any of your ideas make it into the shop.

super cute kawaii giveaway

I’ve decided to extend our mailing list giveaway as things are really busy at the moment which would delay sending out prizes. We’ll end things on August 1st instead and the first newsletter will go out later that month. Thanks to everyone who’s joined up so far – I’m glad you like the idea!

Check back in a few hours for a cute review post!

Let's Go Shopping!

Keep It Cool And Cute For Summer

Posted on July 11, 2017 by

In Europe we’ve had many tropical days during Spring already. It was almost too hot to work, so now that Summer has officially started I want to be prepared. Luckily there are many simple and cute ways to keep your head cool.

hello kitty fan

Cool down with one of the cute character fans that you can find at AmiAmi including Hello Kitty, Pokemon and Sumikko Gurashi.

Rilakkuma water bottle

Hydrate and then hydrate some more ;). Bring (refrigerated) water along anywhere you go, with this sweet Rilakkuma water flask.

bento&co kawaii cool box

Bento&co also have a nice selection of cooling items with a polar bear theme that will help you enjoy a refreshing lunch.

kawaii spray bottle

Keep a small spray bottle filled with water in your bag, for a quick face mist.

kawaii bunny ice lolly maker

Or make popsicles! These adorable Woodland bunnies lolly makers are available at several shops, such as Hoi Polloi. You can fill them with fruit, yoghurt or juice and mix colours as well. I’m sure that Pinterest and Google will help you to some popsicle recipes.

rilakkuma ice cube tray

Last but not least you can use ice packs or ice cubes to cool down. How about putting some Rilakkuma shaped ice cubes in your Summer drink?