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.
Archive for the ‘Printables’ Category
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.
Jinjerup has opened up a new Etsy shop, just in time for Halloween, with some cute printable craft items in a holiday theme. There are patterned backgrounds, little embellishments, and notes, all ready for your kawaii crafty purposes.
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.
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.
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.
Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and yours!
You can find printable versions of this image, as well as printable stationery and lovely desktop wallpapers at Muryou Sozai.