Friday, February 25, 2011
A long while back I featured some of Jerrod Maruyama's oh-so-adorable art, which soon had me on a rabbit trail of Kawaii-inspired cuteness.
Ok, maybe less "rabbit trail" and more "obsessive hunt." And you know what that means, right? Time to foist my obsession onto yooou guuuuys! [sing-song]
First off, have you seen the Cutie style Disney characters?
They've been around for a few years now. My favorite, though, is the much rarer *angry* Cutie Donald:
I haven't been able to find much Cutie Donald here in Orlando - much less his angry version - but here's my little cubby shelf devoted to him:
(If you just heard a *thump* that was me fainting over the Donald & Pinocchio charms.)
via Vinyl Aficionada Toy Collection
Ok, two more:
If you want to drool and squee some more, check out the three sites I just credited above, or do an image search for "Disney yujin toys." Or leave the "Disney" off, and behold all the fabulous candy-themed, Sanrio, Mario, and Sega goodies, too. Believe me, if you like this style, it's all good.
They're not cheap - averaging $15-$20 each - but I've seen these on various toy sites from time to time, and also on Ebay. (They're also larger than most capsule toys: about three inches tall.)
Here's the Toy Story set:
Well, that's all I've got, guys. If you know of any sites selling capsule toys internationally - or even just ones with more photos of them - then please share your links in the comments! My obsession needs feeding. [crazy eyes]
Oh, and if you're ever in Japan, and want to buy me a souvenir, rest assured that I really don't need any more toys, and I'm happy with what I have, and what am I saying get me one of everything! EVERYTHING, do you hear??
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I'm still re-working a t-shirt tutorial for you guys (meaning I've now ripped out so many seams I had to take a break so my facial tics could relax), so in the meantime... let's go SHOPPING!!
I mean, sure, half my closet is geeky t-shirts, but you can never have too many, right?
Amping up the adorabletude for you crafty crochet types:
Found via SuperPunch, by Doomed to Live Studio.
(Currently out of stock, but she also has an "Octoknitter" design for $15.)
So here's the problem: I don't crochet, but I still want this. But then I'd feel like a phony, 'cuz I don't crochet. But it's so CUTE, and I WANT it. Is that so wrong?
Maybe if I took a crochet class, I'd gain enough "crochet cred" to wear this shirt.
I mean, I *did* once crochet a hideous mauve scarf-thingy as a teenager, which somehow turned into a bag. So there's also that.
Am I over thinking this?
And finally, the Dark Side is staying alive:
Submitted by Katrina, Darkside of Disco T-Shirt, $19.99
'Course, now I can't get that song out of my head. Drat.
Oh, and I believe all of these shirts (with the possible exception of the Crothulhu) are available in both guys' and girls' cuts, so no one can feel left out. With the possible exception of crocheting guys. (Sorry, crocheting guys.)
Monday, February 21, 2011
Since you guys seem to like these crafty tutorials, I've got a great one for you today from Epbot reader Marilou G. of Clothdragon.
Marilou has spoiled me with not one but two fabulous Epbot-inspired goodies. First, this cutey-patootie clay 'bot:
And then most recently with this fabulous little leather change purse:
Isn't it great? It's been hanging on my gray messenger bag purse since the moment I got it. And, fortunately for any of you who'd like to give it a whirl, Marilou made a tutorial here!
But wait, there's more!
Marilou *also* sent me the first pouch she made, which she [cough cough] sort of happened to forget to add the 'bot's ears on:
Still, totes adorbz, am I right?
And, since I'd be insanely greedy to keep both pouches, I'm going to give this one away to one of you, with Marilou's blessing.
So, for your chance to win this one-of-a-kind, handmade, earless Epbot 'bot leather coin pouch, just leave a comment below. I'll choose a winner at random at 10pm EST tonight, and I'll announce the winner both here, on this post, and also on Facebook, so be sure to check back!
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