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!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Marshmallow Dream Maids Anniversary Event

Hey sweeties, Last weekend was a busy one for me my goodness! Now it is all over I turn my attention to Christmas stuff that has been neglected. So it was the Marshmallow Dreams Maid cafe 1st Anniversary there and this time it was held in a little cafe called Cake and Cushion in Glasgow.
Where we had 2 time slots for our customers to celebrate with us in super Kawaii Christmas style!
Last time the maids hosted an event in a cafe style I could not attend so this time I made sure to bring as much equipment as I could for the event (which makes me stress out as am carrying expensive stuff and I worry..)

This time I matched in with the other maids in a maid outfit, Only because I felt out of place last time being in casual and surrounded by so many cuties heh. So here are the results of our event, Cake, Smiles, Festive cheer and of course lots of KAWAII!


Enjoy the photos!















The event was a success and a great way to end the year with such a hard working team of adorable maids!, here is to many more events for the coming year and keep a eye on the facebook page for more photos and updates for next year!
(video coming soon!)



Tartan xox

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Tartan's top five Kawaii Christmas Shops Guide

Hey every one! Yuno what can be super hard? Buying for a loved one or a friend who is super Kawaii , they can be super tough to buy for! So I made up a list of Kawaii items that I think would make a super kawaii gift for the Kawaii cutie that has everything already! I also have done my best to stick to UK retailers as already Christmas is sneaking right up on us! Kyaaa~

Straight in at number 5 am going to show you Kawaii Club Subscription brought to you by Keep secret , Keep it Kawaii. Based here in the UK! This is a great idea for any Kawaii lover, You can pick the kind of Subscription  you want and then get it addressed to the person to the box and every month is a surprise! With goodies all the way from Japan and from licensed companies this will not disappoint!


At number 4 check out Cutesy Kinky for a full range of Kawaii Fashion from cute fairy kei to Lolita outfits. Not only that you can find a range of cosplay and other Kawaii bits and bobs , which are great for stocking fillers and small gifts for giving. I am loving the new Kawaii Winter range full of warm cosy looking hoodies ! Not only will you stay super warm you will look super Kawaii at the same time! You can find so many cute outfits here!

In at number 3 and a personal fave shop of mine will be the lovely and cute Frilly Pops who can be found on Esty. The owner is the queen of pom poms and puts my own home made ones to pom pom shame. You can get the most adorable pom pom earring and even garlands to make any Kawaii lover fall in love with such a cute gift! From wearing them to displaying them in your very own kawaii space! These will be a hit for those who like to stand out from the crowd and are super quirky earrings to wear~ I must have at least 5 pairs of these adorable earrings!


Coming in at number 2 I decided to pick ArtBox a other  online based UK retailer and what I adore about ArtBox is the FREE shipping and little extras that you can add to your basket as a gift! Find your Kawaii Cards and items here. I have a soft spot for all the Soft toys and the Plush dolls!

And in at number 1 I am picking a small business called ILoveCrafty. A really sassy and trendy yet Kawaii online store that I have also used, I have used all the shops listed here. And I love the designs and the owners style here.  I have a few items and love them dearly. From really being a mermaid to crazy cat lady items there is something for every one. I have to admit the Donut stuff is so cute a mix of yummy food ( I love iced donuts!)  cute pastels and dash of glitter is so adorable!



I hope my small shop guide will help you with your christmas shopping guys!
Later, Tartan xox



Monday, 1 December 2014

Hello Kitty Christmas - Cute decorations and Kitty Tree

Hello December!

You know what that means right? yeah its that time of year when it takes me over 3 to 4 hours putting up decorations for Christmas, I like to have my decorations up from the start of the month to Christmas for the little ones enjoyment. This is the 4th year of my Kawaii Tree decorations being put up and displayed. Every year I add to my tree, this year I have made Christmas decorations by myself and added a 2nd tree and yup its pink too! I already am wanting a bigger tree for next year and more lights. he-he! I love Christmas!
So if you are a friend and loyal follower you will know not to expect a traditional Tree - nope not at all! I do a Hello Kitty Christmas tree . This year I have added more Hello Kittys and lots more Pink!
*Image Heavy*
Enjoy!





 My over all Tree and baby tree surrounded by Kitty-ness. Kyaaa~


Can you guess how many Kitty's and Kitty themed things are in my tree? Check out the close ups! Kawaii.








I always enjoy putting up my Tree, I think it was more fun this year as I was placing on my own handmade Kitty baubles I made and I put the Rilakkuma ones on the little pink tree,to let it have some of it's very own Kawaii touch too.

Are you making a kawaii tree or having a kawaii Christmas? If you are I want to see your photos too! I would love to see your Christmas trees! Are you asking for gifts that will be Kawaii too? If so I really hope that you will get many wonderful gifts from your loved ones.
And if I do not get the chance to blog before I will say it now!
Have a Kawaii Christmas every one! Hope it is a great one for you!

Tartan Kawaii xox





Thursday, 27 November 2014

How to make a Kawaii Christmas

AH I love Christmas, I love the whole setting it up and decorations!
I often take some down time to get ready as most of you know that I also have a sweet Christmas star's birthday on the same day. Yup Chibi Bean will be a whole 4 years old on Christmas day! Kyaaa!!! She is already excited with seeing me getting it all ready.
Before Chibi came along I did not really do much at Christmas at all, I even tried to work it if I could so I didn't have to do the whole Christmas thing, I lost interest in it. But of course that has all changed since Chibi bean came along! I put all my energy into it every year now!
This is the 4th year of my some what famous Hello Kitty tree but am not giving out details of it all just yet!
Instead this post is showing off my DIY Kawaii ideas and other Ideas to make things Kawaii!
Wanting to give a kawaii make over to your Christmas is pretty easy, you just have to think...well think Kawaii!
Recycling old Christmas decorations is a cheap option and you can make them as good as a new item in the shop!Changing the colour theme to whites and pastels or mixing soft colours is also a great idea!

I took this old mini white tree and a mini pink wreath I had that I wanted to recycle so I took the pick like branches off the wreath and attached them with strong glue to the thin and some what looking sorry for its self tree. I was very happy with my new pink and white tree that not only looks Kawaii but much fuller too!


But what happened to the wreath's base? Well I wanted to add more colour to my Kawaii Christmas theme and happened to be making Pom poms and created a new Pom pom  wreath along side a new Pom pom Garland to hang up! And I even used sparkly wool and added extra glitter for fun.I can not wait to hang it up on the wall! Pom poms really can make something look super cute!


 I also made with Pom Poms cute Candle bases ( mind you might not be very particle with wool and a open flame.)Which some of you might see at the next up coming Maid cafe as well as the garlands too! Also keep a eye out for my new Pom pom hair band I made thats pastel and Kawaii with Glittery like snow !

Check out this cute Kawaii Christmas Bauble!


As well as having fun with pinks whites pom poms and glitter I also have been having lots of fun with Christmas Baubles, which I wanted to make more of but never mind I have next year to make more right?
I wanted to make my own ones and it was really easy to make these! Getting hold of material was also easy to do , well I did get my baubles a bit to big for the kawaii things I wanted to add to them - whoops!- But then I found something to go in them and found smaller baubles to use.
I have made a DIY kawaii video to share with you all here on my youtube Channel!!!

Aswell you can follow the easy steps shown below in photos too cause they were so much fun I pick Kawaii Characters I love lots of Hello Kitty and my fave kawaii bear Rilakkuma and his friends too! Not only that they each live in their own wonderland of snow!

You will need!
Clear Plastic Christmas Baubles that can come apart.
Craft Glue
Small Toys or Kawaii Characters to fit inside the Bauble.
Glitter Snow of your choice.
And some Rhinestones to decorate.

Split the bauble and attach your rhinestones both in the inner side and outer side. Make sure you leave space between the rhinestones. I used tweezers to pick them up and place them in the Bauble!



Using Craft Glue or Strong glue to  place your Kawaii item inside and leave to dry!
Mine too 5mins or so. Then you want to add in the Snow, I added mine to the other half of the bauble to make it easier, not to much you don't want to lose your Character in all the snow!



Then using glue to seal the outer edges but both sides together and then add some string .
And there you have it Kawaii Characters in Christmas baubles! Just like that Easy!!!
Of course you can make em any size you want or any theme you want! I can not wait to see any you make and how they will look on your Kawaii Christmas Tree's!
I am looking forward to having these on my tree so much! Way to cute.


Not only making you own stuff will be fun but also it will be unique to you and your Christmas!
Keep a eye of my final Kawaii Christmas post coming real soon.
Till Later.
Tartan xox


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Kawaii Club November un boxing!

Hey every one it is that time again for a Kawaii Club un boxing post!

I was going to do a Video un boxing but the room I film in has a lack of space as I had to haul everything out for the guy to service my boiler and well he never appeared. So not amused  about that so till they have been and gone am a bit stuck!
Any way this little Box came in the post for me- yay!



This month the Kawaii club theme is Sushi , last month was baking so we have a kitchen theme going on. And our goodies are wrapped up in Yellow gift paper.


At 1st glace there is quite a lot of items packed in here which all are related to making sushi and food for your bento boxes.


Can you spot the cute Rilakkuma stuff? And lots of handy items for creating Kawaii food too.


So what did we get in the Kawaii club box then?
There is one pair of Chopsticks with the Kawaii character Doraemon on them! Cute.
A My Melody Condiments plate which is so adorable, you fill this plate with soya sauce on it or things like pickled ginger or wasabi.

The other items are all kinds of Cutters there is a Funny face seaweed cutter which you can make cute little faces on your bento and kawaii food. A set of 3 Bento Cutters  which has different body parts such as faces with different emotions hair styles hearts and other cute accessories to add to the creations you make. A Rilakkuma San X Sando Cutter, which is a cute sandwiches cutter that makes the cutest sandwiches ever lol! And they are bite size too great for little fingers and big kids for lunch boxes !

And lastly a set of 3 Sushi moulds that come with a  spatula, featuring a heart flower and panda to make adorable and kawaii sushi of your choice!
Great items to add to you Kawaii Kitchens and a fun yet cute way to try out making your own Japanese meals!

Till next time!
Tartan