24.12.12

Cute Stuff! I Heart Kawaii - A range of Kawaii Artists selected by Kawaii artist Charuca!


I recently was given this uber cute book! It is called I heart Kawaii! Being a fan of all things Kawaii this was a very exciting gift. It has a wide range of kawaii artists work and mini biographies. All who have inspired the Kawaii Artist Charuca. This book is a great inspiration to anyone who loves the kawaii culture!

www.charuca.eu/




9.12.12

CuteZine Update!

Hey Y'all, just a quick update on Cutezine status.

I have recently had a baby, my second baby girl, so I have been a bit busy. I have also started up a new venture called Chibi Plush and am continuing to make my plushie Ninja Bears for Chibi Crafts and Design. Hopefully I will be making another Cutezine issue in the future, but at the moment I will be making the odd post here and there ^_^

Here is a link to the Chibi Plush blog and Chibi Plush Facebook page!

My Baby Akiko!! >_<

Stay Cute!
From Jenna



29.10.12

Cute Event! Armageddon Expo Auckland 2012!

I recently attended the Annual Auckland Armageddon Expo (Oct 19th - 22nd) at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane.
This event is a 'must' for everyone who loves Popular Culture! It has everything! Gaming, Technology, Toys, Comics, Art, Fashion etc etc For the past two years I have attended this event as an exhibitor under the brand Chibi Crafts and Design, which I use to sell my very cute and cuddly, handmade Ninja Bear Plushies! I spent about 6 months building up stock of my Ninja Bear plushies, which meant a lot of hours at the computer, cutting table and sewing machine! But it was worth it just to see the enjoyment people got out of purchasing my plushie products!
Here are a few pics of my time at Armageddon this year... (I didn't manage to get out from behind the stall much :p)
First day (Friday preview day) behind  the stall! 
Last day (sooo tired!) Up cycled a hat I got from like three 'geddons ago! 
Swag I bought! 
Me and my pal Rilakkuma! (will probably be made into a Ninja Bear at some point muwahahahah!) 
Me and my partner in Crime!

What: Chibi Crafts and Design @ Auckland Armageddon Expo 2012
Where: ASB Showgrounds October 19th - 22nd 

28.10.12

CuteStuff! Livewire Games / Vagabond Tokidoki!

Hey, being a huge fan of Tokidoki, I know pretty much the only place in Auckland that stock authentic Tokidoki is Livewire Games / Vagabond. They have recently moved their city premises from the imax Metro center to the Chancery Shopping center off high street. I visited their new store to check out their current batch of Tokidoki swag!



What: Tokidoki stuff
Where: LiveWire Games / Vagabond store
          :40 Courthouse Lane, Chancery Shopping Centre, Auckland CBD, NZ

26.10.12

CuteStuff! CuteShoezies @ Pat Menzies!



Love this store! It has such an awesome range of shoes for guys and girls! 
Here are a few of my favourites! (I especially love the Hello Kitty Vans imports!) Check out their online website // Facebook and their physical store in the Auckland CBD.

Pat Menzies: 
Canterbury Arcade
174 Queen St
Auckland 1001

info@patmenzies.co.nz

09 373 4955
0800 PAT MENZIES


14.10.12

Cute Stuff! Sweet Treats by Cherry and Cinnamon!

Check out these adorable accessories! Sweet Treats by Cherry and Cinnamon create beautiful handmade custom bows, hair accessories jewelery, clothing, corsets, pasties, decora phone cases, rhinestone sunglasses, dresses and decora Shoes as well as Imported Dresses, Shoes Candy and More! :) Based in Whangarei New Zealand. Amazing! Super Kawaii indeed! 






19.9.12

Cute Stuff! Hello Kitty Kigurumu Onesie!

I recently purchased this super cute and awesome Hello Kitty Kigurumu Onesie from Mighty Ape NZ!
They have a whole bunch of cute character Onesies in stock at the moment so check em out! (under Costumes&Cosplay)

 




Cute Store: Kawaii Gift Shop For Her Him

Cute Store: Kawaii Gift Shop For Her Him
(Store based in NZ)






On the corner of Kitchner Street and Victoria Street East is the 'Kawaii Gift Shop For Her Him'
Such an awesome store, with lots of cute Japanese Plushies and Homewares, as well as many popular culture icons like Angry Birds, Totoro and Hello Kitty. So much stuff at really good prices, it is hard not to leave the store empty handed!


Cute Bunny bag $10


What: Awesome Store - Kawaii Gift Shop For Her Him
Where: Auckland CBD - corner of Kitchner Street and Victoria Street East
Why: So much cool stuff!

20.8.12

Kawaii Pet Megu

Kawaii Pet Megu is my latest obsession. It is the cutest app ever! 

"FOR THOSE WHO LOVE KAWAII PET MEGU, THE MOST FAMOUS VIRTUAL PET GAME AND MOST POPULAR IPHONE APP IN JAPAN! BUY FOOD, FURNITURE, HOUSES FOR YOUR MEGU PET, RACE AND SUMO WITH OTHER MEGUS, GO ON ADVENTURES, TRADE ITEMS, VISIT FRIENDS, AND WATCH YOUR MEGU PET EVOLVE! TAMAGOTCHI + POKEMON = KAWAII PET MEGU! DOWNLOAD KAWAII PET MEGU NOW IN YOUR APP STORE FOR FREE! AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND JAPANESE FOR APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICES.[53173 MEGUS VISITED SINCE 09/11/2011 Ϟ Ϟ Ϟ Ϟ Ϟ Ϟ 4 STRAYS LURKING] "



Here are some Kawaii Pet Megu plushies I made - at the top is a Marshmal and on the bottom is a classic Megu. 


Hello Kitty Morning Coffee!

Got this super cute Hello Kitty mug for my birthday, as well as a few other cute things (soon to be posted)

20.7.12

Cute Stuff! Keeping it Kawaii part #2!

Cute Stuff! Keeping it Kawaii part #2!

As my addiction to uber cute stationary is always running strong I had to make another order with Keeping it Kawaii - New Zealand provider of cute stationary.


Left to Right -->
hello DADA sticky notes - $4
Apple Apple Pen (fine gel tip) - $3 
Miffy Pen - $3 
Kimono Doll Pen - $3
Mini Mate Diary - $8

9.7.12

Cute Apps! ToMoTo: Become Cute in one second!

Cute Apps! ToMoTo: Become Cute in one second!

Get cute & funny face in one second! Great tool for self-portrait! ♥ ♪ ♨ ☼
✿ Hold up the iphone to your face, wow....... This app add so lovely hat, glasses, beard, etc on your face, in real time!

✿ Different types of selection, including backgrounds, cute stuff on your head, on your eyes, and above your mouth, etc.

✿ Take photo of yourself, or, together with your friends. This app can detect all your faces.

✿ You can save your photos to the camera roll.




Here is another kawaii photo decorating app, Tomoto, it is a little different from most as the editing acutally takes place on the screen as you take the photo. The options you choose ie glasses / head accessory appears and moves with you as you position the camera. It makes for some very interesting photos and makes the process of editing very simple as you can preset your favourite looks. 
I installed the free version, and the pixel quality seems a bit low if you use the front facing camera on your iphone. Also it comes with limited accessories and you have to purchase bundles for $1.29 if you would like more options. 
All up it is a very fun and entertaining app. 

Price: Free (for the lite version or $2.59 for full  version)
Where to buy: itunes
Made By: Band.2302

Super Cute! Rabito iphone case!


Rabito iphone 4/4s case! 
Made from soft silicon, comes in a variety of different colours, this case is adorable! I bought it from a dollar store so it is a knock off, but just as cute as the real thing and a lot cheaper only $9.90 from Dollar2go @ Westgate Auckland.
Also comes in red, blue, yellow and orange. 

Price: $9.90

Cute Toys! Pucca and Garu Bobble head toys @ Burger King NZ


Current line up of Happy Meal toys @ Burger King NZ! Pucca and Garu Bobble heads! Very Cute indeed and only $2.50 each (or with happy meal combo!) Each come with their own little clip on outfit! 2x Pucca toys - Pink Flower and Yellow Bee and 1x Garu - Green Frog. 

Price: $2.50
Where to Buy: All Burger King stores in NZ (limited time)

1.6.12

CuteZine Issue #2 Cover

Coming Soon - CuteZine Issue #2


Cover Art designed by Lauren Prouting. 
Layout by Jenna Adam.

29.5.12

Cover update issue #2 CuteZine - Art by Lauren Prouting


Update: Sneak peek of the cover art for the up and coming issue of CuteZine! 
Created by New Zealand artist Lauren Prouting  - who will be featured in the zine! 


24.5.12

Cute Store Online! Mighty Ape (NZ)

Cute Store Online! Mighty Ape (NZ)


I love Mighty Ape! It is definitely one of my go to stores for basically everything! Gifts, electronics, games, plushies and more! Lately I have noticed that they are expanding their Hello Kitty section of their online store and I hope that it continues!
I recently bought a Hello Kitty Toy Coffee machine for my daughter for $20 NZD (on sale)


It measures 240mm height, 200mm width and the top side is 140mm, base side is 190mm. There are only about two sounds I could count (some of the buttons are the same sounds they just last longer) and one light on the front which is the 'on' button. The sounds are kind of tinny, like really bad recordings. There are three shot options, but the stickers under the shot buttons are actually labelled 'apples' (so 1 apples, 2 apples 3 apples) and there are also three options of coffee listed in the dial - located in the middle at the front - these are latte, cappuccino and macchiato. All up it is very cute and it is a very popular toy with my daughter - she now makes me coffee all the time ^_^

Soon to follow will be a Hello Kitty Kitchen (hey it really is for her to play with...) which is also for sale on the Mighty Ape website. Other cute products I have come across on the Mighty Ape website have been Mameshiba, Domokun, Mario Plushies, Angry birds, Pokemon and more!

  "Turn the dial to select your drink – Cappuccino, Latte or Macchiato. Includes sugar bowl, sugar tongs, sugar cubes block, coffee beans, milk jug, 2 cups, 2 spoons, and frothy tops. Fun light and sound effects. Batteries included (3×AA). Age 4+"
  • Turning dials
  • Fun Light and Sound Effects
  • Pretend Play – makes Cappuccino, Latte or Macchiato
  • includes sugar bowl, sugar tongs, sugar cubes block, coffee beans and lots more!
  • Includes frothy tops



Price: $20 (sale) I think it has gone up to $30 sale price now (originally $54.99)
Where: Mighty Ape
Made by: The cute peeps @ Sanrio!!

16.4.12

Cute Products! Hello Kitty Mega Bloks @ the Warehouse!! (NZ)

Cute Products! Hello Kitty Mega Bloks @ the Warehouse!! (NZ)




A pretty awesome find at the Warehosue the other day! Hello Kitty Mega Bloks! I love seeing more and more Hello Kitty products being sold in mainstream New Zealand stores. The set shown is $15 NZD and the smaller sets are $10. This is all the Warehouse had but you can also get houses and other accessories too. Check out all the Hello Kitty Mega Bloks on the Mega Bloks website - Hello Kitty Mega Bloks Website

Price: Set in picture $15 NZD
Where: The Warehouse NZ
Made by: Hello Kitty and Mega Bloks.

26.3.12

Cute Products! Kraftbomb Swag!

Cute Products! Kraftbomb Swag!

I usually try to save my pennies when I am selling at events, but I had to buy some cute stuff at the Kraftbomb market yesterday! (I wish I had more money as there was sooo much good stuff argh!!)
Anyway, here are some of the little things I picked up!
Miss Tiki - Heart Earrings $4
(I am also getting a super cute crocheted bone
bracelet made for me- a pink bone with silver
chain so so excited!!)
Bunny Party - Super cute food accessories, stationary and more! 
I got a pink pen for $3 and a hairclip for $2, I really want to get a fridge magnet aswell! Next time!

Rosie Squish - Mini hair bone hair clips 2 for $8
Rosie has also featured in CuteZine!
(I also have a large hair bone too :p)

Cute Out & About! Kraftbomb Craft Market!

Cute Out & About! Kraftbomb Craft Market! (Auckland New Zealand)

If you are looking for some cute handmade things check out Kraftbomb craft market! It is the last Sunday of every month at the Grey Lynn community centre, from 11am - 2pm!
Lots of cute sellers there including Chibi Crafts & Design/Ninja Bears, Rosie Squish, Bunny Party, Planet Rwar, Take Heart, City & Karla and much more! So many cute goodies for so many affordable prices!

                                                   
        

Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre
When: From 11am - 2pm last Sunday of every month!
Why? So much cute stuff! Head to Kraftbomb.com for more details!