Archive for the ‘Downloads’ Category

Jan 09

Happy New Year! It’s still hard to believe 2013 is gone and it’s 2014 now, but that’s how it is sometimes. To help remind you of what year it is, here’s a cute calendar from Hello, Cuteness, showing 2014 at a glance.

Hello, Cuteness - 2014 Calendar

And, while you’re there, check out the other great printables at Hello, Cuteness. There are other calendars, stickers, labels, and art, both for free and for sale.

Dec 04

Tubbypaws' Happy Blog of Illustration and Character Design Though the title is quite a mouthful, Tubbypaws’ Happy Blog of Illustration and Character Design is worth a visit. It’s full of cute illustrations with very silly descriptions, papercraft projects you can download, and other fun stuff.

Sep 20

Moshi Moshi Kawaii: Where is Strawberry Mochi?     Moshi Moshi Kawaii: Where is Strawberry Princess Mochi?

Earlier this summer, Walker Books released two illustrated books in a new “Moshi Moshi Kawaii” series, in which you search for the bunny-pill characters, kind of like the Where’s Waldo? books. However, these characters aren’t new; they are originally from Japanese company Mindwave and were released in 2002 as “Usa Colle.” The company sold a limited selection of Usa Colle stationery goods and toys at the time, though they’re pretty hard to find these days.

The old site at UsaColle.com is a bit dated now and is mostly in Japanese, but it has some neat things to check out. There are images of all the original characters, short Flash animations to watch, pretty desktop wallpapers and printables to download, and even a cute little game to play.

Oct 15

Parasol Craft, Issue 2 Digital magazine Parasol has a new Craft issue out this week, and it’s all about kawaii. There are interviews with kawaii crafters, templates and instructions on making your own cute things, links to cute sites, and plenty more.

The issue sells for $2.50, which includes a PDF and additional files.

Aug 10

Fruity Cuties Fruity Cuties is a site offering “cute comedy with kawaii fruit cartoons,” with corny jokes and cute images of your favorite fruits, plus the occasional vegetable thrown in for good measure. Check out the cartoons, buy a t-shirt, or download a free wallpaper for your desktop.

Jun 05

PaperGlitter is a unique, kawaii store on Etsy that sells printable items you can download and make. There are stationery sets, collage/sticker pages, crafts, and other lovely things. You can also find some free downloads on Flickr.

Apr 25

Choco'Miss A good friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Paris, and brought me back the sweetest notepad featuring Choco’Miss, a pink-eared bunny-like character who apparently loves chocolate.

Lo and behold, there’s a full Choco’Miss web site — all in French — with recipes, cute wallpapers and games, as well as a shop with stationery and sweet treats to buy.

J’adore le chocolat!

Feb 09

Readymech Readymech offers a small, but wonderfully designed selection of printable paper craft toys. Most of them are of strange creatures, but there are people as well, like the Japanese girl shown.

Feb 04

Origami Papers Origami Papers is a small selection of printable origami-style papers that can be used for making your own folded paper creations. There’s also an active origami community on the site, an origami instruction database, and related photos from Flickr.

Feb 01

Paper Crafts Maniacs Paper Crafts Maniacs is a Japanese site offering free downloads of printable papercrafts, featuring teddy bears and sushi. Just print, cut out, and fold to make your own paper toy.