Friday, September 30, 2011

Monthly Round-up. September 2011

written by Ed Mascot

Well, folks, there goes the month of September! And what a fun filled month it was! A month in which we met a lovely egg head, an awesome orange, and even some super cute kittens! And what about all those cute designers we met like CandyDoll Couture, Hand Critters, and Clay Baby to name a few! And let’s not forget our monthly puzzle! Did you work out who the Imp Mascot “borrowed” her accessories from?

Did you work out who the Imp Mascot borrowed her accessories from?
Amazing! It was A: Outlaw Mascot, B: Stereo Mascot, and C: Gent Mascot! Congratulations to everyone who got them all right! Please feel free to celebrate this achievement in a manner you deem appropriate - perhaps by making a cup of tea or something! Anyway, that’s your lot for this month, but be sure to come back next month when we’ll have a special kawaii treat for all you cute and creepy fans out there! That’s right - it’s time for our annual Halloween extravaganza!

See you all in October.
Your host with the most,
Ed Mascot :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Brilliant! It’s Big Fat Robot!

written by Robot Mascot

There’s a lot to be said for choosing the right name. After all, can you really imagine Snickers would have been so popular if they’d been called something crazy like… Marathon! What? They were called Marathon, you say? And they were pretty popular? Huh, who knew? Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that choosing the right name is always a good way to let people know what to expect. And when I heard about a shop called Big Fat Robot, I knew I was in for an absolute treat…

Big Fat Robot at RedBubble
And, as you can see, I wasn’t wrong! Big Fat Robot is a RedBubble shop that sells t-shirts, kids clothes, and stickers - all adorned with amazing designs from an incredibly talented illustrator from sunny Melbourne, Australia. And, speaking as a fan of all things sci-fi, I can definitively say that this shop is one of the best I’ve seen. And the absolute best part… it’s a shop with plenty of robots in it! Perfect!

Your rockin’ robot friend,
Robot Mascot :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cost Cutting Cute Kittens!

Readers' Emails

Dear Money Mascot,

As you’re a fan of all things financial who writes for a kawaii blog I though you would be the perfect person with whom I could share an incredibly cute purchase I recently made. You see, I’m a huge fan of junk shops, and love nothing more than whiling away the hours raking around in old tat to find the rare hidden gems therein! And recently, I struck absolute gold…

Cute Kitten Fine Art Miniatures!
Aren’t they just the coolest and cutest things you’ve ever seen? The box they were in (yes, unbelievably their previous owner had never even opened them!) described these cute kitten prints as “Fine Art Miniatures”, but I prefer to think of them as works of sheer kawaii genius! And at a mere 75p for the set of three, I reckon I got one of the sweetest deals the world has ever seen! Isn’t it just great when stuff like that happens?

Yours cheerfully,
Abigail Singer

Money Mascot replies...

Wow, Abigail, that really was one seriously sweet deal you got yourself there! Thanks for sharing! And if any other readers have got themselves a cute thrift shop deal, then be sure to let me know! I think we’d all love to see what kawaii treats you’ve found!

Keep shopping sweet,
Money Mascot :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cute and Crafty Clay Baby

written by Cute Mascot

OK readers, time for another cute treat! And when I say cute, I mean cute with a capital C! And a capital U, T, and E to boot! Because today I’m going to bring you a shop that has some of the tastiest kawaii treats around. So make sure you’re sitting comfortably, switch off those mobile phones, disconnect the doorbell (just to be on the safe side!), and get ready to meet the incredible Clay Baby…

Clay Baby at Etsy
See what I mean? CUTE! Clay Baby is an Etsy shop that sells a fantastic range of handmade polymer clay charms that simply ooze with kawaii cool! And believe me when I say, each and every one of these beautiful pieces look absolutely gorgeous - it’s like stepping into a miniature kawaii bakery! Delicious! And, as if that wasn’t enough for you lucky readers, there’s even some super cute kokeshi dolls too! Brilliant!

Your cute craft connoisseur,
Cute Mascot :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Accessory Overload! Imp Mascot!

written by Puzzle Mascot

Yippee! It’s puzzle time! And what a puzzle I’ve got for you this month! A puzzle that’s taken its inspiration from none other than our very own blog! You see, here at the KawaiiPunk blog we mascots always enjoy telling you about the cutest and coolest accessories around, and it looks like one of our very own mascots has decided to do a bit of accessorising herself. Unfortunately, however, that mascot happens to be the mischievous Imp Mascot…

Can you work out which three colleagues the Imp Mascot borrowed her accessories from?
Oh dear, it looks like the Imp Mascot has had a bit too much fun with the old accessorising lark, and has decided the best way to achieve her “new look” is to “borrow” some choice accessories from her fellow mascots! And what did she pick? A: A hat, B: A personal stereo, and C: A pipe! And the worst part is… she didn’t even bother to ask for permission first! So the question is… can you work out which three colleagues the Imp Mascot “borrowed” her accessories from? Find out if you got all three when the answer is revealed in this month’s monthly round-up!

Your puzzle perfectionist,
Puzzle Mascot :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Marvellous Mighty Beanz!

written by Junior Mascot

Picture the scene… it’s Saturday morning, the weekend’s just getting started, and that pocket money you’ve just got is burning a big old super sized hole in your pants! What’re you gonna buy? A comic? Maybe, but what do you do once you’ve read it? How about some sweets? Generally a sound investment, but we all know they’ll be gone even quicker than a comic! So what’s the solution? Well, take a look at these beauties…

Mighty Beanz
Yes folks, it’s true, now all your pocket money problems are gone thanks to the amazingly cool world of Mighty Beanz! Woohoo! Mighty Beanz are collectible toys from the crazily creative geniuses at Moose Enterprises! They’re available in different sized packs (3 and 6 packs) and also in different series’ too - including Star Wars and Marvel! My collection (pictured above) is from series 2! So what are you waiting for? Get out and get collecting now!

Your money spending expert,
Junior Mascot :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hats Off for Hand Critters

written by Cubist Mascot

As a fan of all things artistic I am often asked what got me started on my lifelong love of the arts. And the answer… finger painting! Yes, as a bright eyed young mascot there was nothing I enjoyed more than dipping my hands in paint, slapping them onto some paper, and staring in wonder at the colourful results! You probably have similar fond memories yourself! So I’m sure you can imagine my joy when I found out about an amazingly cool shop called Hand Critters…

Hand Critters at Zazzle
Brilliant, isn’t it? Hand Critters is Zazzle a shop that creates colourful character designs using simple hand prints as its starting point. And the results are an absolute joy to behold - it’s got monsters, it’s got frogs, it’s got ladybugs, it’s got aliens, it’s got unicorns, it’s got hippos, it’s got hedgehogs… in fact, it’s got just about everything you could ever think of! It’s even got a 2012 US electoral candidate! Absolute artistic genius! Enjoy!

Your painting pal,
Cubist Mascot :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Awesome Orange!

Readers' Art

Dear Awestruck Mascot,

You may remember earlier this month I wrote to your colleague the Lovestruck Mascot and sent her a food based artwork. (Re. Lovely Egg Head!) You may also remember me telling her that I get bored a lot, as well as getting sidetracked quite often too, which is kind of what’s happing right now! Well, guess what? Yip, you got it, I got bored again! And so I created this…

It's an awestruck orange!
Yes, that’s right, it’s an orange that I’ve coloured in to look like your own good self! And the best part… it took a whole seven minutes to make! That’s seven whole minutes of boredom free bliss! And it’s all thanks to this kawaii blog and its appeal for readers’ art! Although I still have no idea what kawaii actually is! Anyway, hope you enjoy it, and thanks for giving me an artistic excuse to relieve some boredom!

Yours contentedly (for the time being, again!),
Maximilian Longfoot. Aged 104.

Awestruck Mascot replies...

Thank you Maximilian! And thanks also for your kind words about our blog, even if you do have no idea what kawaii is! Hmmm… perhaps finding out about kawaii could be another way to relieve your boredom!

Keep those artworks coming,
Awestruck Mascot :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Introducing CandyDoll Couture

written by Sweet Mascot

You know what it’s like… you’re browsing around looking for some cute jewellery, perhaps trying to find the perfect kawaii card to go with it. Maybe you’ll pick up a new purse while you’re at it. Perhaps you’ll even get yourself an adorable phone charm as a little treat! But don’t you think all this would be so much easier if you could just find one shop that sold all these adorable items? Well great news, folks, because now you can…

Kawaii treats at CandyDoll Couture
Ta da! Welcome to CandyDoll Couture! That’s right my kawaii hungry friends, at CandyDoll Couture you can pick up all your adorable goodies and treats in one fantastic shop - packed with everything from necklaces and brooches, to false nails and bag charms, and hairclips and stationery, to mirrors and purses, and lots, lots more besides! It’s like all our kawaii dreams have come true! Fantastic!

Keeping it kawaii,
Sweet Mascot :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Kawaiification! Rainy Days!

Readers' Emails
Dear Sir/Madam,

It seems that once again my sincerest wishes for a sun filled summer have been ignored (Re. Kawaiification! Spring Surprise! and Kawaiification! New Balls Please!), and instead we have been treated to a summer of clouds, wind, and rain! Unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected! Still, despite not being able to get as much outdoor kawaiifying done as I had originally planned, this seasonally inclement weather hasn’t proved to be all bad. In fact, you may even say it’s been something of an inspiration…

It's a kawaiified raindrop!
Yes, that’s right, it’s a kawaiified raindrop! You see, as a seasoned kawaiifier I was determined not to let the dismal weather get me down. And in doing so, I think I have created one of my finest works of kawaiification to date! Not to mention one of my most beautiful too! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this watery piece of kawaii fun, and I also hope your readers enjoy it too! After all, I think it sends a wonderfully positive message about the power of optimism!

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Justice Smithering Smythe (retired)

Ed Mascot replies...
Absolutely amazing! Mr. Justice Smithering Smythe, this is without doubt the finest work of kawaiification I have ever seen! Simply incredible! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next - especially given the nightmarish weather we’ve had for the last two winters!

Roll on the inspiration,
Ed Mascot :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tiny Treasures at Le Petite Bonbon

written by Doll Mascot
As regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of all things small and pretty - and I’m not just talking about myself when I say that! Although you have to admit, as small and pretty things go, I do fare pretty well :) What? There’s nothing wrong with blowing your own trumpet now and again! Anyway, that’s enough about me, because today I’m here to tell you all about an incredibly cute shop I just found called Le Petite Bonbon. And here it is…

Le Petite Bonbon at Etsy
Beautiful, isn’t it? Le Petite Bonbon is an Etsy shop that sells adorably cute handmade jewellery and accessories for kawaii fans everywhere! And, with hundreds of different pieces for sale, you can be sure this is one shop you’ll be going back to again and again! In fact, I’m going to head back over there right now and have another look around! Why don’t you join me?

Always accessorising,
Doll Mascot :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Lovely Egg Head!

Readers' Art
Dear Lovestruck Mascot,

I’m not really a kawaii fan or anything (in fact, truth be told, I’ve never actually heard of kawaii, and consequently have no idea what it is!), but I do get bored a lot - which often leads to me being easily sidetracked when composing emails, as you can probably see! Anyway… recently, during one of my bouts of aforementioned boredom, I came across this blog and saw your appeal for readers’ art. That might kill half an hour, I thought, and so I made this…

It's a lovestruck egg!
Yip, it’s an egg I’ve coloured in to look like you! I’m guessing Easter might have been a better time to send you this particular artwork but, like I said, I do get bored easily, and the idea of holding off on this creation for six months to wait for a more suitable time to make it didn’t really seem like a realistic option to me! Anyway, hope you enjoy it, and who knows, maybe if I get bored again (which lets face it, I probably will!) I’ll have a go at making something else for one of your colleagues!

Yours contentedly (for the time being!),
Maximilian Longfoot. Aged 104.

Lovestruck Mascot replies...
Thanks Maximilian, that really is excellent, or should I say egg-cellent! What? It’s the law - you’ve got to used egg based puns in situations like these! Everyone knows that :)

Thanks again,
Lovestruck Mascot :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet Treats From Lisamax

written by Adorable Mascot
When it comes to adorable goodies, I like to think I know a thing or two about finding them. Well, they don’t call me the Adorable Mascot for nothing, you know :) And recently, while looking around our old friend RedBubble, I came across a designer who has created some of the most adorable works I’ve seen in a long time. She goes by the name of Lisamax, and her work looks a little something like this…

Lisamax at RedBubble
See? I told you I knew how to find adorable goodies :) Lisamax is an Australian designer who specialises in character based art and crafts. And at her RedBubble shop you can find some truly cute examples of her work on t-shirts, kids clothes, cards, and stickers - all of which are as beautiful and unique as the next! An absolute treat for fans of adorability everywhere! Have fun, folks!

Always adorable,
Adorable Mascot :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Horoscopes for September 2011

written by Mystic Mascot
Ahhhh… the mists clear and the spirits join us once more. But just what will they have in store for us this month. Are there happy days ahead? There’s only one way to be sure. Read on, if you dare…

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
The expression “never count your chickens before they’ve hatched” could serve you well this month. Especially if you get your eggs from a supermarket!
Lucky length: 13 millimetres

Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
A weekend away in the sun may sound like a good idea, but the extreme temperatures of this celestial body make it a wholly impractical holiday destination! Stay realistic!
Lucky length: 4.6 miles

Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
Everybody makes mistakes from time to time, and unfortunately this month will prove to be your time - big time! Start preparing excuses now!
Lucky length: 200 yards

Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
Getting to know your neighbours is an admirable social endeavour. Doing so by relentlessly spying on them isn’t! Remember this distinction!
Lucky length: 36 centimetres

Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
An old photograph from a fun night out could come back to haunt you this month. Double check your privacy settings now to avoid this! You know what I mean :)
Lucky length: 315 light-years

Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
Surprising a friend with a spontaneous gift is indeed a thoughtful gesture. Tattooing them while they’re sleeping on the other hand… not so much! Think on
Lucky length: 73 metres

Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
An encounter with a man wearing a red hat could lead to an embarrassing situation this month. Or is it a green hat? Or blue? Best avoid all men just to be safe!
Lucky length: 14 feet

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
A single shoe, a pencil sharpener, and an empty cereal packet will all play an important role in your life this month. Although, frankly, I’ve no idea how!
Lucky length: 600 kilometres

Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
An attempt to let your hair down could backfire on you this month. Remember: not everyone thinks free hugs are fun! You have been warned!
Lucky length: 2 inches

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
Trying something for the first time that takes you out of your comfort zone can be a rewarding experience. Either that or a total nightmare! The decision is yours!
Lucky length: 58 furlongs

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
A moment of spontaneity could change your life in ways you could never imagine this month. Unfortunately, however, not for the better! Be predictable!
Lucky length: 1 light-second

Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
What seems like a good idea at night may not seem so clever in the morning. This is particularly true of Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. Remember this!
Lucky length: 33 cubits

Ahhhh… the mists return and the spirits take their leave. And it looks like the happy days are going to be few and far between! Still, at least it’s better than nothing happening at all! Until we meet again dear readers,
Mystic Mascot :)