FREE Rilakkuma wallpapers!

Well, here is a post for all fans of kawaii wallpapers!  We know you will love these awesomely cute designs featuring the most adorable bears in the San-X universe, Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma!

Check out the images below, where each of our favourite lazy bears is the absolute star in a desktop-size wallpaper, and let us know which one you prefer!  You will notice we also came across some lovely Rilakkuma wallpapers for tablet/smartphones, and just had to share them with you too!

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma are an unbeatable reminder that relaxing and friendship are among the greatest treats of life 🙂  You can just click on each of these free Rilakkuma wallpapers in order to download it, and start enjoying your new kawaii screen decor at all times!

This is a dreamy Korilakkuma wallpaper

This is a dreamy Korilakkuma wallpaper

Are you always sleepy like Rilakkuma?

Are you always sleepy like Rilakkuma?

Lots and lots of Rilakkumas!

Lots and lots of Rilakkumas!

What a sweet wallpaper!

What a sweet wallpaper!

Rilakkuma wearing a Rilakkuma mask!

Rilakkuma wearing a Rilakkuma mask!

This wallpaper makes us hungry!

This wallpaper makes us hungry!

How pretty!

How pretty!

Alice in Wonderland themed!

Alice in Wonderland themed!

Use washi tape to decorate your home!

The start of the new year is a perfect time to make some changes in decorations that will lend extra points of beauty to your home, and even contribute towards improving your mood! Fortunately, all you need are a bit of time and a little skill to fancy up your walls with washi tape, which is also a much cheaper option than using paint, wallpapers, pictures or wall furniture.

Do not hesitate to try it! Washi tape does not stain the surfaces you apply it to, and is very easily removed. There are zillions of designs, from solid colours to any pattern or mix you can think of, and many different sizes. You can use washi tape, such as mt tapes, for all sorts of other arts and crafts projects too. 

You can use regular sized or extra wide washi tape to get absolutely great results. Just check out below for some of the wonderful ideas we came across on Pinterest; we are certain they will inspire you to try decorating some blank space or surface. Get creative!

Of course, we would love for you to share any artistic results with us, so go ahead, do some washi tape wall art, and send us some images to share!

What a fun idea! Image from imgur

What a fun idea! Image from imgur

Give your wall a whale theme! Image from Marie Claire France

Give your wall a whale theme! Image from Marie Claire France

You can even put pictures up in those spaces! Image from Demotivateur Atelier

You can even put pictures up in those spaces! Image from Demotivateur Atelier

We love the sprinkles theme here! Image from freckleandfair.com

We love the sprinkles theme here! Image from freckleandfair.com

How cool and colorful are these stripes? Image from iheartnaptime.net

How cool and colorful are these stripes? Image from iheartnaptime.net

Origami washi tape art is awesome! Image from buzzfeed.com

Origami washi tape art is awesome! Image from buzzfeed.com

Cute and classy wall art! Image from treasuresandtravelsblog.com

Cute and classy wall art! Image from treasuresandtravelsblog.com

Don't you feel inspired to decorate? Image from Anna Tovar, designsponge.com

Don’t you feel inspired to decorate? Image from Anna Tovar, designsponge.com

You can do this with just a little washi tape! Image from domino.com

You can do this with just a little washi tape! Image from domino.com

This is AWESOME! Image from colourfulgirl.com

This is AWESOME! Image from colourfulgirl.com

It almost looks 3D!! Image from RadRaspberry on etsy.com

It almost looks 3D!! Image from RadRaspberry on etsy.com

Free sewing pattern to make an adorable swaddle!

Here is another post to encourage sewing beginners with a really easy swaddle pattern!  It is possible that you know someone who is going to have a baby soon, either among your relatives, friends or colleagues… or maybe the baby is on its way to your own home!

It is always a good idea to present future parents with some gifts for the baby, especially a useful item that would help them through the nursing period. If, in addition, you like sewing or want to start doing it, you can even give them something unique and special, handmade by yourself!

One of the easiest and most gratifying options here is a swaddle or small blanket to wrap the baby in. This is an essential garment during the first few months, and it is advisable to have several replacements, as they gets stained very often!

Here you will find a free sewing pattern to make a beautiful and simple blanket for the baby. It is recommended for beginners, so success is guaranteed even if you have no sewing experience! The fabrics used in the original design are Robert Kaufman flannels. Flannel is a particularly soft fabric, perfect for sewing baby clothes.

And, remember, if you dare to make this beautiful swaddle, do not fail to send us images of the result. We love seeing your creations!

Make some super cute swaddles with this free sewing pattern!

Make some super cute swaddles with this free sewing pattern!

Robert Kaufman flannel fabric in white with colorful cats

Robert Kaufman flannel fabric in white with colorful cats

white flannel fabric with cats by Robert Kaufman

white flannel fabric with cats by Robert Kaufman

flannel fabric in white by Robert Kaufman with animals

flannel fabric in white by Robert Kaufman with animals

small pink dot Robert Kaufman white flannel fabric Cozy Cotton

small pink dot Robert Kaufman white flannel fabric Cozy Cotton

small pink flower flannel fabric Robert Kaufman white Cozy Cotton

small pink flower flannel fabric Robert Kaufman white Cozy Cotton

cream flannel Robert Kaufman small bee insect fabric Woodland Highway

cream flannel Robert Kaufman small bee insect fabric Woodland Highway

white Michael Miller rainbow flannel fabric

white Michael Miller rainbow flannel fabric

light pink animal umbrella dot Michael Miller flannel fabric from the USA

light pink animal umbrella dot Michael Miller flannel fabric from the USA

Giveaway!! Join to win your FAVORITE item from our shop!!

Do you want a chance to win your FAVORITE item from our shop? Then join our NEW giveaway!

Here’s how to join:

– Head to our super kawaii shop, and locate your favorite item. Copy its link, then come back to THIS blog post and leave a comment with the link pasted in. That’s it!

Please just make sure to leave your correct email address when entering as we will contact the winner by email. Winners need to reply to us within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited. This giveaway ends on Monday, Jan 21 at 9am HK time. It’s open worldwide!

What would you like to win? A useful pencil case? A lovely letter set? We wish you all good luck!!

 

What would you like to win from our shop?

What would you like to win from our shop?

Get colorful tape at a VERY SPECIAL SALE price!

We have an awesome TAPE SALE just for you, starting NOW!! These deco tapes are super fun and not to be missed. They are incredibly cute, feature various patterns and are available in many colours and different widths! Use these tapes for DIY projects, arts and crafts, or to make beautiful modern art! It’s all up to YOU. Get them NOW before they’re GONE! Stock is VERY limited! This sale ONLY lasts until Feb 14.

Get awesome tape ON SALE NOW!

Get awesome tape ON SALE NOW!

Sanrio x 7-Eleven promotion in Hong Kong!

Chinese New Year is coming soon, so there are many stores and shops offering related products and promotions in Hong Kong!  There will be much merrymaking and celebration in February… we know for sure this will not be the last post we write about this special time of year!

You already know kawaii characters make lots of appearances around here, and we just found them again in a promotion by 7-Eleven and Sanrio!  The store offers an amazingly cute set of ceramic trays with flower-shaped bowls for redemption, featuring your favourite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody, Little Twin Stars etc.

We think they would certainly look great anywhere, don’t you agree?  Take a look at the beautiful pictures taken from the All About Hong Kong facebook page, and let us know which of the bowls you like best!

The beautiful bowl set with Sanrio characters!

The beautiful bowl set with Sanrio characters!

Wow! It's very pretty!

Wow! It’s very pretty!

These would be a great addition for the kitchen!

These would be a great addition for the kitchen!

The colors are gorgeous!

The colors are gorgeous!

We really want to get these!

We really want to get these!

Beautiful in blue!

Beautiful in blue!

These Sanrio characters are super cute!

These Sanrio characters are super cute!

Sanrio x 7-Eleven promotion in Hong Kong! 8

Sanrio x 7-Eleven promotion in Hong Kong! 8

What is more kawaii than a donut? Check out inspirational donut creations!

Few treats have reached the popularity and expansion the donut presently has, not only as a classic shape for different sweet treats in a multitude of countries, but also as an attractive, successful design to create non-edible items like decorations, accessories, clay jewellery etc. 

Donuts can be incredibly kawaii, and we have come across some super cute examples we just had to share with you here.  Take a look at the pictures below and enjoy!  Some of them are real food, while others are not, but they are all artistic creations and could be inspiring for DIY lovers and cooks alike. 

The first totally impressive collection of ceramic donuts we found is from the All About Hong Kong Instagram page, and were created by Korean artist Kim Jae Yong.  The rest of the gorgeous pictures come from Instagram and Pinterest.

If you would like to try to make some kawaii non-edible donuts (as accessories etc.) then check out the arts and crafts supplies we have available in our shop. If you would rather try an edible version, some bento accessories we also have available would come in handy.  We also have tons of fun donut squishies in our shop if you’re just looking for cute toys to play with! Check those images below!

WOW! Check out all the inspiring designs! These were created by Kim Jae Yong. This image is from All About Hong Kong's Instagram page.

WOW! Check out all the inspiring designs! These were created by Kim Jae Yong. This image is from All About Hong Kong’s Instagram page.

Which design is your favorite?

Which design is your favorite?

These are too kawaii!! This image and the one above are from @naturally.jo on Instagram.

These are too kawaii!! This image and the one above are from @naturally.jo on Instagram.

These Pokemon donuts are AWESOME! From @vickiee_yo on Instagram.

These Pokemon donuts are AWESOME! From @vickiee_yo on Instagram.

Donut penguins! From momo, shared on Pinterest by recipe.cotta.jp

Donut penguins! From momo, shared on Pinterest by recipe.cotta.jp

These bunny donuts love their strawberries! From @songsweetsong on Instagram.

These bunny donuts love their strawberries! From @songsweetsong on Instagram.

How pretty! From MiniatureSweet.

How pretty! From MiniatureSweet.

What adorable unicorn donuts! From @thepurplecupcake_ on Instagram.

What adorable unicorn donuts! From @thepurplecupcake_ on Instagram.

Welcome to the art of kawaii food with Sanrio characters!

Another great thing about living in Hong Kong is that you may easily come across kawaii-themed food!  Here we show you some images of sweet treats and dishes featuring popular Sanrio characters, that we found on All About Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages.  Just take a look at the pictures below, don’t they look yummy and super cute?

As you see, some brands include Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody, Gudetama and friends in their food packages or as food decoration, while others unleash their creative cooking and baking abilities, shaping foods themselves as kawaii characters.

However, you do not need to be a professional cook or experienced patissier to give this a try.  You can easily prepare kawaii bentos that will look amazingly cute, and more so if you have some useful bento accessories.  There is a whole world of molds, cutters, seals, picks etc. available that will let you shape and decorate food.

Check out some of our bento accessories, and find the inspiration you need to get started on making your own kawaii food!

This is stunning!

This is stunning!

How super kawaii!

How super kawaii!

We love Gudetama!

We love Gudetama!

This My Melody creation is amazing!

This My Melody creation is amazing!

Are you a Pompompurin fan?

Are you a Pompompurin fan?

Wow! These buns look awesome!

Wow! These buns look awesome!

This candy box is so kawaii!

This candy box is so kawaii!

Just in time for Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas!

Sanrio Little Twin Stars Bento Spoon Chopsticks by Crux

Sanrio Little Twin Stars Bento Spoon Chopsticks by Crux

white LittleTwin Stars flower stars lunch cloth towel from Japan

white LittleTwin Stars flower stars lunch cloth towel from Japan

pink LittleTwin Stars heart lunch cloth towel from Japan

pink LittleTwin Stars heart lunch cloth towel from Japan

Take a look at the FREE sewing pattern for a pencil case!!

Who doesn’t love a handy pencil case? Their use isn’t limited to just school, they’re fantastic to keep at home or in the office. What’s also great about them is they’re suitable to carry around other objects too! Check out this awesome FREE sewing pattern for a pencil case you can make at home!

This pattern features stunning echino fabrics. Will you give this project a go? We would love to see what you create if you decide to try, so please do send us photos!

You can make one of these pencil cases!

You can make one of these pencil cases!

How cute is this??

How cute is this??

natural color echino canvas fabric with light turquoise circle shape Bubble

natural color echino canvas fabric with light turquoise circle shape Bubble

natural color echino canvas fabric with dark blue circle shape Bubble

natural color echino canvas fabric with dark blue circle shape Bubble

natural color echino canvas fabric with red circle shape Bubble

natural color echino canvas fabric with red circle shape Bubble

sea green echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Blossom

sea green echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Blossom

grey echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Triangle

grey echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Triangle

natural color echino canvas fabric with flower animal silver metallic Sprout

natural color echino canvas fabric with flower animal silver metallic Sprout

Japanese pink-fuchsia solid canvas fabric by echino

Japanese pink-fuchsia solid canvas fabric by echino

solid pink echino canvas fabric from Japan

solid pink echino canvas fabric from Japan

solid blue echino canvas fabric from Japan

solid blue echino canvas fabric from Japan

A super cute greeting from Hello Kitty!

We just thought our Hello Kitty fans would undoubtedly enjoy a few great pictures of their favourite cute cat, during some of her many stellar apparitions around Hong Kong!  So here you go, a lovely group of photos featuring the most famous Sanrio cat! 🙂  The images below are taken from the All About Hong Kong Facebook page.

In most of the photos, our kawaii heroine is in the limelight, whether greeting visitors to the CRECRA arts & crafts fair, posing at the Hello Kitty themed Fashion Walk display, admiring all those sparkling Hello Kitty inspired bags, or as the figurehead of a gorgeous poster design for a local brand promotion.  The last picture features a beautiful postcard-like design with Hello Kitty in a vintage Hong Kong style.

Do you like them?  Have you got a favourite Hello Kitty picture, or is it just too difficult to choose only one?  Do tell us all about it!

Hello Kitty says hi!

Hello Kitty says hi!

Isn't this bow to big to wear?

Isn’t this bow too big to wear?

A hug from Hello Kitty!

A hug from Hello Kitty!

A stylish bag!

A stylish bag!

A beautiful design

A beautiful design

How cute is this?

How cute is this?