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Stay Cozy in Kawaii Pajamas

Posted on December 21, 2017 by

Stay cozy this winter with sleepwear that is more than just for sleeping in. These kawaii pajamas make lounging around on a lazy day off acceptable and cute.

kawaii pajamas Modcloth cats

Modcloth’s Cat Stop Me pajamas are perfect for cat naps and lounging with cats.

kawaii pajamas panda kigurumi

Soft pastels make this dreamy panda kigurumi from JapanLA ideal for relaxing.

kawaii pajamas Hello Kitty

A light blue leopard background compliments classic Hello Kitty in this set!

kawaii pajamas Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack gets the cozy treatment on these black and white Nightmare Before Christmas pajamas that are perfect for creepy cute gals.

kawaii pajamas clouds

Even inside you can get a taste of the outdoors with this bright cloudy sky onesie at ASOS.

kawaii pajamas pizza

Pizza party and chill time – even if the pizza party consists of just you.

Christmas Crafts, Things To Make

Free Christmas Paper Crafts

Posted on December 20, 2017 by

Christmas is quickly approaching, and I’m officially in a time crunch to get all my gift wrapping finished. If you’re like me and need an easy project or two to add some pizazz to presents, paper DIYs are the best option. Here are some great DIYs and ideas to easily personalize gifts without breaking the bank!

Free Christmas Paper Crafts

You can find an adorable printable Christmas house over on Bora’s blog, which can be used as a gift box, ornament, or even a lantern with the addition of an LED candle. There are also gift tags to match!

If you’d like to give the charm of a hand drawn Christmas card, Doodles by Sarah has a doodle design how-to video on lots of different card designs that are clever and cute!

Have some origami paper on hand? With the addition of a handwritten note, this origami snowman by Origami Ako could be used to make a unique and memorable Christmas card to someone. The video is a thorough step-by-step tutorial, and has the convenience of subtitles if needed.

Free Christmas Paper Crafts

Hello Sandwich has a neat paper gift bag tutorial that could be quite helpful if you find yourself in need of a gift bag, but only have wrapping paper on hand!

Free Christmas Paper Crafts

Wild Olive’s peppermint printable gift tags can double as ornaments, and look super cute wrapped up in cellophane. You could also use them to make a sweet garland as a last minute decoration for a party or gathering!

Rainbowholic TV has a new video of kawaii gift wrapping ideas using your stationery stash.

For even more holiday options, you can check out the Christmas Crafts area!

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Most Wanted: Hi-Kawaii Cactus Lamp

Posted on December 19, 2017 by

kawaii cactus lamp

House of Disaster is an English brand, most known for it’s LED lamps. Recently they’ve launched a line of super cute lamps, called Hi-Kawaii. The cactus lamp is my favourite one, closely followed by the white cat lamp (^_^)

kawaii cactus lamp

The cactus lamp can brighten up your desk, being powered by a computer with the included usb cable. But it can also run on batteries, which is great because I’d like to use it on my nightstand. All the lamps have got a bigger version as well, which comes with a regular European or UK plug.

kawaii cactus lamp

You can order the lamps online from House of Disaster  as well as at gift shops such as Ik Ben Zo Mooi (NL) and Lisa Angel (UK, with free worldwide shipping).

Books, Zines & Comics

Cute Books For The Holidays

Posted on December 18, 2017 by

One of my favourite things about this time of year is getting some uninterrupted reading time over Christmas and New Year. If you’re looking for some new books to keep you occupied, these all look super cute. Best of all, books are easily available right through the holidays from your local bookstore, Amazon or digital download. I’ve put Amazon links below but shop around for the best delivery options near you.

Studio Ghibli kawaii art books

Totoro kawaii art books

The Art of Miyazaki is a whole range of books (UK / USA) and a must for Studio Ghibli fans. Each book covers a specific film with Miyazaki’s original drawings, paintings and storyboards. I can’t imagine ever getting bored of looking through these.

noodoll kawaii activity books

noodoll kawaii activity books

Noodoll’s first activity book (UK / USA) is aimed at children but don’t tell me you don’t want to play with those cute little Ricemonsters! They pop out of the cover so you can slot them into locations around Ricetown along with drawing prompts, colouring and other fun stuff. This would be great to have around if you have young relatives to entertain.

kawaii japanese manga books

kawaii japanese manga books

I’ve been reading a lot of manga this year, thanks to Manga Rock. It’s a website and app that gives you access to fan-translated scans of Japanese manga that haven’t been officially released in English. I’m a huge Ai Yazawa fan so it was amazing to finally be able to read her early series Gokingo Monogotari (Neighbourhood Story). It’s about a group of art, fashion and design students who start a creative club to help sell their work at a local market. The art is so cute and there’s lots of romantic drama too.

kawaii food recipe books

Kawaii Sweet Treats

Kawaii food books are always fun to browse, even if you never quite get motivated to try the recipes. Little Miss Bento’s books (UK / USA) are all super cute and will give you inspiration for crafts as well as sweet and savoury treats. Natasja reviewed Kawaii Sweet Treats earlier this year too.

pusheen coloring book

And finally, Pusheen! This mini colouring book (UK / USA) is perfect for carrying around with you so you can take a break when the holiday madness gets too much.

What cute books have you enjoyed this year? I’d love to hear your recommendations.

Super Cute Sponsors

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on December 16, 2017 by

There’s not much time left for Christmas shopping – if you need some gift ideas or want to treat yourself, our super cute sponsors have discounts, offers and news for you.

six seven shop kawaii japanese stationery

Six Seven Shop

Firstly, say hello to our newest sponsor, a brand new online store for your bookmarks. Six Seven Shop is run by the same people behind Yozo Craft but is based in Japan and only selling Japanese brands and products. That means you can be sure of getting authentic character goods, as well as quirky lifestyle products, craft supplies, stationery and even vintage homewares. To celebrate their opening, all registered members will get 5 points that can be used immediately as US$5 discount on your order + 1 point for every $10 you spend to use on future orders!

kawaii panda squishy

Kawaii Panda

Kawaii Panda have lots of super cute new gashapon collectibles in store including charms, miniatures, stickers, and these panda food squishies! SCK readers get 10% off all orders (excluding boxes and bundles) with the code SCK10OFF.

rilakkuma kawaii stationery

Kawaii Depot

Kawaii Depot have a huge range of cute character stationery featuring all your favourite characters including Rilakkuma, Sumikko Gurashi, Hello Kitty, My Melody, Bananya and more. This letter set has me dreaming of springtime. Get 10% off any $10+ order with the code KDSS-10 or 15% off a $50+ order with the code 15PER. There’s priority shipping available within the USA so you can still order for Christmas.

kawaii japan christmas gifts

Cakes With Faces

Cakes With Faces have lots of gift ideas for people who like Japan, featuring their original designs! If you’re in the UK, you can order until Wednesday for Christmas delivery.

kawaii amigurumi crochet pattern

DIY Fluffies

The holidays are a great time for crafting and digital patterns mean you don’t have to wait for the mailman to get started on a new project. DIY Fluffies have some adorable amigurumi crochet patterns including Momo the Panda with his cute little scarf.

kawaii seal plush toy sewing pattern

Chebeto

Or get sewing with one of Chebeto‘s plush toy patterns, available as instant digital downloads throughout the holidays. This seal would make a sweet wintertime friend.

free kawaii squishies

Cute Delight

There’s nothing like a freebie to make gift shopping more fun. Cute Delight are giving away a free scented squishy bun phone charm with every order from now until Christmas when you spend £10 or more. UK customers can still order in time for Christmas delivery.

kawaii stickers

Kawaii Unicorn

Kawaii Unicorn also have some cute stocking fillers that can ship in time for Christmas in the UK. These stickers are even in the sale!

sumikko gurashi kawaii plushie

YumeTwins

If you’ve been thinking about getting a subscription box for Christmas, YumeTwins are including a free Sumikko Gurashi Christmas plushie with all new subscriptions this month, while stocks last. Just sign up with the code SUMIKKOXMAS.

kawaii enamel pins

Asking For Trouble

I’ll be shipping orders from my Asking For Trouble shop up until Thursday for Christmas delivery within the UK. I’m running low on lots of things that won’t be back any time soon – or ever! – so don’t miss out on the last few of my cute enamel pins. There’s lots of flawed seconds in my sale too at bargain prices.


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