Showing posts with label Kawaii collection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kawaii collection. Show all posts

Friday, 16 January 2015

Tsum Tsums and Duffy bear!

I way going to add this in with my last post but deicide to put this in on its own post .
So while I was in Disney I had a few missions. I got to meet my fave character Donald Duck but sadly the numbers of Cast were low at this time of year so I never got to find Duffy the Disney bear.
-boo- hoo! * sobs* 
Instead I took to my shopping missions. Obtain a Duffy bear plushie was high on the list...Until I walked into the Disney store in the village and my senses broke ..Tsum tsums everywhere!


sorry for the messy room!lol!
 I really had to stop myself and keep my mind on track about Duffy. (Check out my last post about Tsum Tsums and the game here and over at Cyten.) Well after parting with my money I got my hands on a darling Duffy bear. ( A Bear Minnie made for Mickey Mouse there is a few versions of his back story.) Who seems to be very popular in Japan. Many do not even know about Duffy Bear! Any way with that one off my list. Then to my great surprise while finding a Marie plush for my chibi bean 

we found a cute one with a paris theme to it and of course a matching Duffy in the sales soo...I had to have it too. I guess we looked a right pair swinging our Paris themed Duffy and Marie around the park as we walked about haha!

I will also up front and be honest I totally caved in and started to buy a Tsum tsum...which led to a other one and anther...yeah...Whoops!

So before I left for my trip I had 4 Minnie Mickey , Donald and Daisy...I came back with well a lot and I already have one on order as well. So when I got home from our trip a little parcel was awaiting me. ( Marie) I decided since they were so tiny and cute and would not take up to much space. I wanted the characters of those who I like and also met at Disney. Makes sense..right?

And the fact they are to cute to not buy I got a fair few as the UK do not stock them so might as well when in Paris. 
Can you see me trying to convince myself I made the best mature logical reasonable answers on why I must buy these now?








 When I was drooling and falling in love with all the characters as Tsum Tsum's My hubby pointed out the bigger ones and that's when I came face to face with my hero Donald Duck in the arms of my Hubby. I not sure , I swear he backed away from me or it might of been my excitement  playing games on my mind - haha. So to my delight I also became a proud owner of a big Tsum of Donald duck! YAY!


With being away and coming back , I noticed how much I have neglected my Kawaii room so since coming back I have been looking for new shelving ideas and ways to display my Kawaii treasures .I love having my items on display . They become inspiration for my Kawaii ways and Blog.

What do you think of Tsum's and Duffy bear?
How do you display your collections and what way do you set them up?

Keep it kawaii!
Tartan.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tsum Tsum's little bundles of kawaii

Hey Cute things I thought about doing a super cute post on a item called Tsum Tsum's. Which means ''Stack Stack''.This was a online Japanese game a lot like Tetris , a puzzle game playing with pill shaped characters- being the Disney ones!
It didn't take long for them to produce palm sized plushes of all the characters and put them on the shelf's in Japan and America! It is every Kawaii characters dream to get some of these. They are so tiny and kawaii its unbearable. They all look very adorable with simple styles and designs keeping key elements to the characters from Disney .


 Even I have got my own ones Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Daisy Duck am on the hunt for Donald but of course I have to buy mine from over seas as Euro Disney do not stock them as fair as I am aware of. And its not just your Disney Characters becoming Tsum Tsum's other cute things too such as Alpacasso's 

Even Sanrio have made palm sized cute characters called '' Mame Petit Doll''  which I own a Hello Kitty one , They are very like the Tsum Tsum's but seem much bigger and filled with beans inside giving them more of a bean bag feel . The are more cube-ish shaped if that makes any sense?

San-x have palm sized cute-ness as well! These might not be ''stack-able'' as the others but they are tiny bundles of kawaii. I have a whole set of the Kiirotori's.


The best thing really is the lack of space they take up. I love big plush soft toys but when it gets to the point when you can not move from one side to the room with out knocking half of them over it is time to start re-thinking my kawaii collection- lol!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

How to be Kawaii- with a budget!


Hey every cutie!
Today am going to talk about .How to be Kawaii- on a budget! Some times buying Kawaii items ends up totalling up and becomes expensive,really quickly.  And not all the time we find our saved up money can buy all our Kawaii goodies we would like. I have a bit of a large collection of kawaii items, goods and such but it do take time to build on making a collection .The Kawaii life is a hard one . heh.  So I put together some hints and tips together for you .

Budget-
 Budget your spending and put money aside every month for buying Kawaii things and while you are at it save a little up every month too. Pop it all in a cute Kawaii piggy bank to keep you motivated to save up for some thing really special and Kawaii.




Time- 
It takes time to build up on getting Kawaii things, don't blow all your money at once! Take your time. Talking of time, shopping at the right time can be a benefit as well.
Yus! Am talking about sales and holiday seasonal items sales too. Some of my own Kawaii things are really old so it can take a while to build up a kawaii collection.It takes time so its worth spending money wisely and watch out for fake brand products too! Remember also sometimes its better to pick quality over quantity.




Shopping-
 When you are out shopping and you need something new or replacements think about it? Can I buy this in a Kawaii version?
Like a new cute tooth brush or cute storage boxes.What about home goods like pillows, duvet covers or even cute make up accessories, eye masks and lip balms in cute shades and sweet kawaii flavours?!

Just think before you buy . 
1. Can I get it cheaper ? (so you can save more in your kawaii savings)
2. Can I get it in a Kawaii version?( some times the Kawaii version is cheaper!?)
3. Think Kawaii , Kawaii, Kawaii for everything!

Kawaii tip~ Check out 2nd hand shops and charity shops for cheep kawaii treasures!

Kawaii tip~ Don't forget about telling your family and friends you like Kawaii stuff and show them what you like it will help give them ideas for special occasions when they are stuck for ideas!

Online shopping-
You can buy so much online and looking for cute items and kawaii ones is not hard.Watch out for hidden shipping fees and custom charges when shopping, or try looking on sales groups online for cute things or even online trades. You might even be lucky and have a friend over seas that might be able to pick up Kawaii items to do a box swap with every so often!( Please be careful when giving out any personal information.) I will check out Asian web sites first and then hunt them down on a UK or world wide shipping website for the same item and compare prices and shipping when I shop kawaii !! - anther top kawaii tip!

Kawaii tip ~Sign up for a monthly Kawaii Club box from Keep it Secret and get a box of Kawaii goodies sent to your door every month!


Make your self-
If its to much to buy then why not have a go at making it your self? You can find lots of Kawaii DIY online tutorials to get you started and might even become a new hobby in sewing and crafts or be able to make up your own new ideas of cute things.

Kawaii tip- Why not re vamp dull looking things with Kawaii deco-den and accessories!


As I have said it takes time and money to get into kawaii stuff, from collection cute items to wearing cute fashions, its all about shopping about, thinking about what works best and budgets! Also keep in mind that even having a room full of cute things will not automatically transform you into a magical kawaii person! Sometimes the one thing that makes us super kawaii is a very simple but priceless smile! So don't forget to smile too!


Hope you like the post every one! Stay Cute.

Tartan