Another round up of new cute and fun craft books to pick up or add to your wish list – some are are out now and others are available to pre-order with most arriving before Christmas if you’re looking for gift ideas. I’ve included Amazon links below but you can also order through other sites, like Bookshop (UK/US) which supports independent bookshops near you.
Coloring Cuteness: A Pusheen Coloring & Activity Book (UK/US) is the perfect thing to keep Pusheen fans busy over the winter with lots of cute new illustrations, puzzles and stories to work through. Out November
We often feature Kamikey‘s origami tutorials from YouTube and they have a new book, Kamikey’s Cute and Fun Animal Origami. It’s all about animals and even includes 12 wreath designs to make throughout the year. It’s only in Japanese but you should be fine with the diagrams and occasional help from the Google Translate app. Order from Amazon JP or CDJapan who both ship internationally. Out now
You might remember AmiguruMEI‘s Hello Kitty Crochet book from a while ago and Mei is back with another adorable book, Amigurumi People (UK/US) . It has crochet patterns for 16 dolls with different hairstyles, outfits, uniforms and accessories that you can mix and match. Out now
If you prefer animals, Sarah Abbondio has a very affordable collection of patterns in All-New Twenty to Make: Amigurumi Animals (UK/US) . There’s everything from a bear to a hippo and I love their big sparkly eyes! Out Nov/Dec
Adorable Macrame (UK/US) looks like a great guide if you’re interested in the craft but would prefer a more kawaii style. It’s full of all the information you need to get started plus 20 step by step projects including wall hangings, jewellery, plant hangers, pouches and coasters. Out 14th Nov
Faith Varvara has created lots of kawaii characters and food art for her Trendy Not shop and now you can learn to draw in her style with Kawaii Doodle Café (UK/US). There’s step by step instructions for 100 cute foods, drinks and desserts and her Bumbleberry Hollows characters will be there to cheer you along. Out 16th Jan 2024
Love mochi, matcha and melon pan? Sweet and Easy Japanese Desserts (UK/US) will help you learn to make them all, along with lots of other traditional and modern desserts. There’s 42 recipes altogether which are aimed at Western cooks and use easily accessible ingredients. Out Oct/Nov
And it’s not a craft book but we love Kim-Joy and she’s taking a little break from cookbooks for her first manga, Turtle Bread (UK/US)! Kim-Joy has always been very open about her mental health struggles and this story about a baker with social anxiety who joins a baking club is sure to resonate with a lot of people. Out now
Check my previous book posts too as all the preorder books will be in shops now. What’s going on your wish list?
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.