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Yuki Tokuda Illustration Calendar 2017

Posted on November 29, 2016 by

Yuki Tokuda calendar

Once I spotted the Yuki Tokuda calendar, I just had to order it. I had never seen Yuki’s work before, but the colourful and happy characters really spoke to me.

Yuki Tokuda calendar

The calendar comes with 2 stickers sheets filled with kawaii creatures!

Yuki Tokuda calendar

Yuki Tokuda calendar

There’s plenty of room to fill in events and birthdays on this large calendar, of about 36 cm / 14 inch in width. The illustrations are so pretty, I’ll probably frame some of them once 2017 is over.

Yuki Tokuda calendar

You can order the calendar at Tokyo Otaku Mode or CD Japan. If you’d like to start using it in January, it’s best not to wait too long, since mine took 3 weeks to arrive with SAL shipping.

Etsy Picks, Seasonal Cute

Gingerbread Cats for Christmas

Posted on November 28, 2016 by

Cats are so popular these days that you can decorate your whole house for a Meowy Christmas! One of my favourite little trends is gingerbread cats so here’s a few I spotted on Etsy.

ponyponypeoplepeople

Adding to your pin collection is a must and Pony People have the cutest little cats. There’s 20% off everything today with the code SALEM so check out their Christmas cards too.

LeChatNoirCutisserie

Add some festive cute to your outfit with these adorable handmade earrings by Le Chat Noir Cutisserie. There are snowcats too!

DorkyDino

A gingerbread cat for your Christmas tree by Dorky Dino who also sells matching cards and prints.

emilyslittleworldd

This cookie cat from Emily’s Little World can be made into a keyring, dustplug or necklace but would also make a cute decoration.

Meow3DStore

Or why not make your own? This cat cookie cutter by Meow 3D Store already has a cute face that you can use as a guide for icing. If you’re not much of a baker, you can buy readymade gingerbread dough in supermarkets at this time of year.

Super Cute Sponsors

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on November 26, 2016 by

Read on for more Black Friday weekend offers, from our Super Cute Sponsors!

kawaii depot

Get 20% off everything at Kawaii Depot until the end of the month with the code THANKS20. There’s lots of cute new stationery in store including Bananya and hedgehog memo pads for just $2.40 each.

yozocraft

There’s a double points offer at Yozo Craft for the rest of the month. You earn 1 point for every $5 you spend which then turns into $1 to spend on future orders! It’s very easy to spend a lot since they have lots of new San-X stickers in stock including Jinbe San.

chebeto

SCK readers can still get 15% off any order at Chebeto this month with the code SCKSAVE. There’s lots of cute plush toys, kits and patterns to choose from including this adorable red panda!

cakes with faces

Cakes with Faces have designed four new Christmas cards, bursting with colour and cute characters! There’s also lots of cute Christmas gift ideas in their shop – a collection of their most popular items recommended as presents.

modes4u

Modes4u have 20% off all non-sale items this weekend with lots of plush, stationery, craft supplies and squishies.

japancentre

Japan Centre have 20% off selected Japanese food, candy and kitchenware plus double loyalty points. It’s a good time to stock up on Pocky!

society6

Society6 have 20% off everything on site plus free shipping worldwide! You’ll find a lot of your favourite indie artists on here, and SCK’s Bunny & Panda, with artwork available on prints, bedding, phone cases, bags, pillows, clothing and much more.

askingfortrouble

There’s 40% off 10 selected products daily in my Asking for Trouble shop including Bunny & Panda Christmas cards! You can also get 25% off everything else through Monday – just join my mailing list to get the codes.

Want even more offers? We’re favouriting all the best ones on Twitter so check our Likes page before you shop.

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If you’d like your shop featured like this, our ads start at just $5! Check out all the details and get in touch to have your products in front of tens of thousands of kawaii fans for the busy holiday shopping season.

Sales & Discounts

Kawaii Black Friday Offers

Posted on November 25, 2016 by

It’s the biggest shopping weekend of the year and lots of our favourite kawaii shops and makers are taking part. Here’s what we’ve spotted so far.

sanrio

Sanrio have lots of offers over the weekend in store and online. Get a free blanket or cup and plate set and tomorrow there’s free standard shipping and 30% off all regular priced items.

tokyotreat

Subscribe to TokyoTreat or YumeTwins this weekend and you’ll get $10 off + exclusive Studio Ghibli merchandise!

cakes with faces

The Cakes With Faces Black Friday sale is only happening today with discounts on t-shirts, hoodies, pillows and more!

tasty peach studios

Tasty Peach Studios have two discounts – save 10% on orders $40+ with BLK201610 or save 15% on orders $75+ with BLK201615. Their new Wan Bon puppy plushies are online too.

TOM

Tokyo Otaku Mode has 11% off on an enormous selection of products, a huge clearance sale + 20% cash back in TOM points on all purchases.

blippo

Blippo‘s annual Pink Friday Sale is in full swing with up to 50% off 500+ products.

JapanLA

JapanLA have 20% – 60% off their own kawaii brands clothing line and 30% – 50% off Irregular Choice Shoes + more offers in store.

hamee

Hamee Strapya World have a big sale with up to 90% off.

kumacrafts

Kumacrafts have 30% off everything until Nov 29th including new holiday themed items.

There are sure to be more later in the day, especially from US sites. We’ll add any amazing ones to this post and share more on Twitter. If you see a good one, add a comment!

Things To Make

DIY Tutorials by All Things Nim

Posted on November 24, 2016 by

A few weeks ago I came across Nim C and her channel All Things Nim, which has a selection of cute DIY tutorials on crafting your own school supplies, room decorations and more.

Look at this adorable unicorn cat container for magical slime. You could just create the container and use it for something else, but I’d love to have some of that glittery slime.

These star plushies could be such a great personalised present, or a group project to create matching friendship plushies. They’re so simple that even I could make one.

Nim also creates videos with multiple crafts in one. In this video, she is crafting school supplies: a decorated pencil sharpener, personalised notebook cover, paper clips and a pencil case. It’s great how a few tips open so many possibilities: based on this, you can come up with your own sharpener idea, or create stencils in other patterns for endless designs.


This is a guest post from Sara, who is on the shortlist to become SCK’s new craft writer! Let us know if you’d like to see more posts like this.

Sara is Costarican, currently living in the USA, and her favourite crafts are drawing, painting, photography and scrapbooking. She also blogs about beauty, nail art and design at Daily Lovejuice.