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    Magical Kyoto Tunic – Black Version

    21st August 2017

    There was so much love for the black version of the Magical Kyoto pattern that it’s being made into a tunic! Pre-orders are open now…

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    Dreamy Bows x Haruka Kurebayashi Party & Interview

    16th August 2017

    Haruka Kurebayashi in London Haruka Kurebayashi (or Kure-chan) is a Japanese kawaii model and icon of Harajuku and decora style. Dreamy Bows brought her to the UK as a special guest on their booth at Hyper Japan. After the show, they hosted a special party for her at Artbox in Covent Garden – aka the Cutest Night Ever! Watch the video

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    Art Show in New York: Cute Explosion Supernova

    14th August 2017

    My artwork’s on show in New York in a cute rainbow-themed art show! They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles The show’s called “They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles”, at Clutter Gallery in New York and it’s on now until 1st September 2017. It’s a group art exhibition of graphic art and custom figures, arranged by colour like a rainbow! If

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    Shinjuku Gyoen & Japanese Bakery Treats

    13th August 2017

    Shinjuku Gyoen Having stayed in the vicinity several times, somehow I’d never stumbled across Shinjuku Park! This sunny morning was a perfect time for a visit, and it was a lovely place to relax for a few hours, away from the busy city. You’d never believe you’re right next to the busiest station in the world. It’s a large park with green

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    How I Painted Strawbeary – The Big Sleuth 2017, Birmingham

    9th August 2017

    How I Painted Strawbeary See how I painted my bear for The Big Sleuth! Strawbeary is a sun bear covered in cute strawberries with faces, along with bees and ladybirds. He took 8 days to paint – with 3 coats of green each taking 5 hours, and hundreds of leaves to draw! Finally he has two coats of heavy duty

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    Hyper Japan Video – July 2017

    3rd August 2017

    Hyper Japan Video Thank you to everyone who came along at Hyper Japan! It’s always lovely to see you in real life, especially when Cakes with Faces is an online shop most of the time. I loved chatting about Japan with you guys, and it was amazing to hear your stories from when you’ve been to places in my videos.

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    They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles

    2nd August 2017

    I’ll be having a piece in a gallery art show in New York called They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles! They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles is an art exhibition at Clutter Gallery in New York, featuring cute and colourful pieces from graphic artists arranged by colour like a rainbow. What a great idea! It’s

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    MCM Manchester Comic Con 2017

    25th July 2017

    Cakes with Faces will be at MCM Manchester Comic Con, at Manchester Central on 29-30 July 2017. MCM Manchester is a smaller version of MCM London Comic Con, with lots of geeky things, stalls, special guests doing meet and greets, the Comic Village of independent artists, a cosplay masquerade and talks and panels on the stage. If you like anime, manga, cosplay, geeky films and TV

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    The Big Sleuth 2017 – Visit Strawbeary!

    10th July 2017

    The Big Sleuth 2017 has started! Visit my bear Strawbeary in Sutton Coldfield – she’s there for the next 10 weeks…

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    Control Freak Varsity Jacket

    10th May 2017

    Pre-orders are now open for the new Control Freak Varsity Jackets. Be the first to have the new design, and get a pre-order discount!

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    Have a Bearnana!

    12th April 2017

    Cute banana bear artwork – just for fun!

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    New Enamel Pin Badges

    9th April 2017

    Cute enamel pin badges – and a video about how I designed them, so you can see what goes into creating new products for Cakes with Faces!

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    Cherry Blossoms

    3rd April 2017

    Cute artwork inspired by the sakura in Japan. All the other blossoms must be so jealous of the cherry blossoms!

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    Mount Takao – A Mountain Less than 1 Hour from Tokyo!

    2nd April 2017

    Mount Takao is a mountain only 50 minutes from Tokyo by train. It’s the most climbed mountain in the world, but isn’t featured in many lists of things to do near Tokyo. It was an absolutely amazing day out and one of the highlights of the trip, so I wanted to share it with you!

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    Persona 5 Cafe – Shibuya, Tokyo

    27th March 2017

    Video from the Persona 5 limited time pop-up theme cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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    How to Have the Perfect Night Out in Tokyo

    27th March 2017

    Video and ideas for things to do on the perfect night out in Tokyo, including food and drinks, karaoke, arcades, purikura and more!

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    Tips for Running a Pop-Up Shop on Virgin Media Pioneers

    15th March 2017

    Thank you to Virgin Media Pioneers for this feature about running a pop-up shop – with my top tips and advice!

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    How Expensive is Harajuku?

    5th March 2017

    Lots of people ask me how expensive it is in Harajuku, so here’s a walk around Takeshita Street in Tokyo, with prices and how much cute, kawaii Japanese clothes cost in Harajuku.

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    Hyper Japan Festival July 2017

    20th February 2017

    Cakes with Faces will be back at Hyper Japan Festival! The UK’s largest Japanese culture event, on 14-16 July 2017 at Tobacco Dock in London.

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    Go Away

    16th February 2017

    Cute tortoise drawing for all the introverts, hermits and anyone who’s in need of some me-time.

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