Saturday, May 30, 2015

May Recap


1. The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee
2. Thursdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
3. The Gardener of Versailles by Alain Baraton
4. The Flower of Empire by Tatiana Holway
5. Explorers of the Nile by Tim Jeal
6. A Royal Passion - Queen Victoria and Photography by Anne Lyden
7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
8. Censoring Queen Victoria by Yvonne M. Ward

1. Twilight Sparkle MLP amigurumi
2. Rainbow Dash MLP amigurumi
3. Derpy MLP amigurumi
4. Fluttershy MLP amigurumi

May Skoshbox

Hi, everyone! It's Skoshbox time!!

1. Tirol Variety Choco: Out of the six flavors, I got the almond choco and milk choco flavors. The almond choco was nice. It is a sweet chocolate with an almond inside. The milk choco reminded me of German Kinder chocolate, but not as sweet as Kinder chocolate.
2. DIY choco-banana kit: see comments below.
3. Doraemon Bubblegum: This was soda flavored. I'm convinced that 'soda-flavored' in Japan always means ramune soda flavor. Not that I'm complaining, I love ramune.

1. Sumi Yaki coffee candy: I didn't try these; I immediately handed them over to a coworker.
2. Nagisa Arare rice crackers: shoyu (soy sauce) flavored crackers. Not a favorite. Some of the shoyu crackers are good, but the taste of shoyu in these crackers was too intense.
3. Mont Blanch Oreo Cake: Now I know what you're thinking. This has to be good because it's made by Oreo. You'd be wrong. This chestnut cream cake tasted like soap. I thought it might have just been my tastebuds, but I let my sister try it as well and she said the same thing.

1. Anpanman corn rings: There is no taste to these corn rings. None whatsoever. I would almost say these corn rings would  be great for toddlers as it's so bland.

The DIY banana-choco kit was fun. I loved the taste of the 'bananas'. They are actually similar in texture to circus peanut candies, but firmer. The chocolate sauce tastes like chocolate frosting and of course, the sprinkles are just sprinkles. I would definitely recommend this kit. It's yummy and fun.

Until next time ^___^

Saturday, May 9, 2015

April Kawaii Box Review

Good afternoon, everyone. I subscribed to Kawaii Box last month and finally got April's box in the mail today.

Here are the items from last month's box:

1) Puffy bunny stickers
2) Cell phone pastel dot stickers
3) Collon green tea biscuit puffs
4) Kitty plushie keychain
5) Alpaca pencil bag
6) Korean glitter set
7) Rilakkuma notepad
8) Kitty paw biscuit squishy cell phone charm
9) Macaron shaped container
10) Bow head clip

I love the bunny puffy stickers and Korean glitter; both of which I hope to use in some resin work later this month.

*squeal* the alpaca pencil bag is adorable. I will definitely be using it to store either DMC threads/needles/scissors or my crochet hook/stitch makers for future projects. I love using different pencil bags to keep my projects separate.

For the Rilakkuma notepad, I am planning on using it for crochet notes when I am making any new patterns.

The macaron shaped container will be perfect for packing small items for traveling.

While I love the cuteness of the kitty plushie, the kitty paw cell phone charm, and the bow head clip, I think I will hold onto them to give away in the future either as a freebie when ordering in our Etsy shop or as part of a giveaway later on.

My only complaint for this box was the glitter. It got everywhere! Perhaps in the future, if glitter is involved, Kawaii Box will package it in a plastic bag just to be on the safe side :)

I think for the amount of items you receive in the Kawaii Box, it is well worth $18.50 a month. The price includes shipping from Singapore. The Kawaii Box company is located in the US and other countries, but the products come through Singapore.

So if you are looking for adorable surprises from Japan and South Korea, Kawaii Box is worth a look into. It is also would be a lovely gift for anyone who loves cute things.

Until next time ^____^

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cherryblossomcute Etsy Special - Paper Clip Charms - Updated*

*Update - we will be offering these paper clips as a freebie when you purchase $20+ from our shop throughout the month of May!

In celebration of Mother's Day next week, Amanda has made some beautiful paper clips that have been embellished with flowers and bows. When you order any item or items totalling $20.00, you will receive one of paper clips pictured above as a freebie.

Each paper clip comes with an adorable eraser. I'm sure you can guess which one is my fave!

These paper clips are perfect for planners and organizers or as bookmarks.

If you plan on ordering something for Mother's Day, please place your order by Wednesday May 6th as packages are sent by USPS First Class mail in my shop. It usually takes packages between 2-4 days to reach their destinations in the US using first class mail.

Thanks as always for your patronage.

April Skoshbox

It's that time again! Skoshbox review :)

Favorites (in order):
1. Black Thunder bar: I won't review this as I received this in a previous box. Just as good as the first time.
2. Choco An-pan Bread: soft bread with the chocolate filling. I had my doubts about the description of this snack because usually chocolate filled treats are biscuits and not bread, but boy was I wrong. I'm glad I was! You can't go wrong with chocolate filled bread.
3. Lotte Lace Chocolate: white and milk chocolate together in a lace pattern. Yum!
4. D'asses: the name makes you giggle, but apparently it isn't pronounced like the spelling, which is a relief as that might qualify as the worst product name ever in the history of cookies if it was pronounced like the spelling! It is a chocolate shortbread cookie. I like it as it isn't a dense cookie; it is a light cookie.
5. Ramune Drink Candy: no review as this was in a previous box.
6. Hi-chews: no review as this was in a previous box.
7. Hello Kitty cookies: we got the chocolate chip cookies. I was instantly transported back to the 1990s when McDonald's used to serve those bags of cookies in Happy Meals!!! I wondered what happened to those cookies....apparently Japan has been keeping them in their country and branded them with Hello Kitty :)

No crazy foods this time around. I hoping this month we won't get so many repeats. Though I wouldn't say no to a box full of black thunder bars.

Until next time >____<

Rainbow Brite amigurumi

Hi, everyone!

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft blue mint, bone, iris, limelight, mango, red, sunshine, super duper yellow, and white
Notions: 6mm safety eyes, pink felt, star bead, and handmade polymer clay rainbow charm
Start/Finish: April 2015 for amigurumi and May 2-3 for finishing

My friend Bonnie's birthday was at the end of April, but we weren't able to celebrate until now because I was in Atlanta last weekend for a business conference and Kristina had a wedding to attend.

We met up today at Bonnie's parents' house to celebrate a triple birthday, Bonnie's, her mother's, and her brother's. They all have birthdays in April!

Bonnie mentioned seeing a Rainbow Brite amigurumi on my Pinterest page and was lamenting the fact that there wasn't a pattern for it online. I took a doll pattern in my amigurumi pattern stash and altered it to make her a Rainbow Brite doll.

I also got her a book that was on her wishlist and found some cute Little Mermaid earrings at the same time. She loves Disney so it was a perfect additional gift for her.

I hope you liked everything!

Until next time >____<

April Recap


1. Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
2. Voice of the Sword by John Catton
3. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
4. An Unlikely Love by Dorothy Clark
5. Zodiac by Romina Russell
6. Yokohama Yankee by Leslie Helm
7. The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson
8. Hero by Aletha Kontis
9. Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
10. Ink by Amanda Sun

1. Rainbow Brite amigurumi
2. Panda ice cream amigurumi

Until next time >___<