asking for trouble

Recent Favourites #1

This was originally posted on my Patreon in October 2020 and I’m moving the series over to my blog. It has a wish list of things I want plus some interesting links from around the web.

wish list

Wish List

Furry Rilakkuma jumper / Fujibee bunny bag / Pusheen surprise plush / Noodoll Riceboo plush. Can you spot a theme? Yes I am cold.

Links I Loved

  • I’m kind of bored of daily drawing challenges but I’m loving emseeitch’s Scotstober combining cute animals and the Scots language.
  • No-ticca’s handmade bags and purses that look like onigiri and other Japanese food are too cute!
  • I’ve been shopping quite a bit lately and I will blog about those soon but a heads up that the Whimsicute shop by Little Miss Paintbrush is back open with some great offers this month. It was so hard to choose just a few stickers!
  • I love Creative Kawaii’s round-ups of completed Japanese craft kits. Nikki is so good at fiddly detailed crafts. 
  • Always a delight – classic public domain books with hilariously wrong stock photo covers. 
  • The concept art for Animal Crossing New Horizons is really cool to see, especially the real life item comparisons.
  • These two articles about learning to play Pokemon Go with/for kids are really sweet and funny. 
  • An inflatable Pikachu you can sit on!
  • If you enjoyed Rilakkuma Farm and want to play pretty much the exact same game – well, here’s Sumikko Gurashi Farm, available later this month!
  • Nice article about the planner community.

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