Kuroshitsuji ( Black Butler ) Ichiban Kuji Merchandise Haul

Hi, there sorry that it’s been a while since I’ve posted something. You might have seen it on my Instagram (@sweetgeeklife) that i managed to purchase loads of Ichiban Kuji prizes for the Black Butler anime. And I thought I’d share them with people that might be interested in Black Butler merchandise. These merchandise was for the season called Black Butler: Book of Circus

Encase you’re wondering what is Kuroshitsuji is. It’s a Japanese anime that is set in the Victorian times in England. Following the character Ciel who made a deal with a demon called Sebastian to get revenge on the people who killed his parents. That’s just roughly part of the story line and I won’t go into much detail of the story line since if your properly reading this, then you would know about the anime/manga series. This is one of my favourite anime/manga series. So whenever I get the chance to buy some of their merchandise I always have to pick some stuff up. So look out for more future posts on my Kuroshitsuji merchandise like art books, rubber straps etc.

But anyways back to what I recently purchased. These were bought from an EBay seller that lives in Japan so I know that the products are the Official Merchandise. (I don’t mind bootleg items since considering that some legitimate anime products can be pricey especially items that are only won in Japanese Lottery Prizes called Ichiban kuji.) Luckily I was browsing on ebay at the right time, since she was having a sale on her items and had combined it all together as a set. So I had the opportunity to purchase many things I wanted for a cheap price if no one else was going to bid against me. And considering the starting price was already at £12, I wasn’t going to bid anymore if someone was going to go against me. That’s because the Customs tax limit is £15 for anything that isn’t stated as gifts. Since I hate having to pay customs for my items and the process takes a bit longer for me to receive items. In her description of the item, she did state that items weren’t going to be stated as gifts on the parcel but she did in the end. Think this was why it put people off from bidding on the item. So I won the bid! YAY! I got it for the total of roughly £19, which was a steal considering that nearly all the items were items that could only be won in the lottery prizes. And many of the items are quite expensive when purchasing from UK sellers.

So what did I win?

  • 3 towels
  • 4 pocket mirrors (don’t you just look the patterns on the mirrors? it’s great for the whole circus theme)
  • 2 acrylic charmsdscn5132
  • Stationary setdscn5158
  • Envelope set dscn5151
  • 2 post it note sets

Hope you enjoyed reading about my Kuroshitsuji Merchandise!

XXX

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I’m Back!

Hey Readers!

I’m back after many months  to hopefully updating my posts more frequently with more reviews and experiences I had since I last stopped writing (fingers crossed, I promised myself that I will stick to blogging this time unlike my other attempts.) which I know has been many months now.

But anyways sorry for not posting on my blog, I thought it was going to take a couple of months but actually took longer than expected. With all the lil things happening in my life like my laptop breaking down and trying to maintain my Etsy business. (Little Shop of Cuties, just encase you wanted to check it out :)) That’s enough about these things before I start to write off topic. So I apologize to everyone that have been waiting for a post, but I have loads to talk about and have written many reviews to post, just need to add photos and everything will be done. They’ll be posted soon but I won’t bombard you readers with all the posts at once, it’ll be up over the next few days unless I get distracted. Lol.

Anyways sorry for the hiatus, let me know if there are any products or experiences that you would like to hear me talk about from my Instagram photos @sweetgeeklife.

Hope everyone has a lovely day!

XXX

 

 

Origami Hearts 💖 Tutorial Part 2

Hi there. Here’s Part 2 of my Origami Hearts tutorial. I was going to place them into 1 post but it seemed quite long. This tutorial shows how to make the Basic Heart. Check out Part 1 to create the small hearts here.

The 2nd basic Origami heart requires a square piece of paper preferably with the same colour on both sides of the paper, you will see why it’s better than having one coloured side paper. For the tutorial purposes, I have used one sided colour paper.

  1. Place the square piece of paper on the table and turn it 45 degrees to the right so that the square is in a diamond shape
  2. Fold the left corner of the diamond shape into the middle, then repeat with the right corner. Your paper should be the same as the photo
  3. Then take the corner that is in the middle and fold it to the end of the paper. Repeat the same action on the right hand side of the diamond.
  4. Turn the paper over, then take the left hand side of the newly created shape and fold into the centre. Repeat this on the right hand side to create a thinner diamond shape.
  5. Then turn the paper over and fold in half. Take the middle corner point on the left side of the paper and gently open to the left. The side should meet the edge of the paper. Repeat this on the right hand side, opening to the right side.
  6. Flip over the paper and repeat Step 5 again. You should have this shape at this step. Open up the paper and take the bottom corner that is touching the table and fold it into the middle. Then take both corners and fold it into the centre to create the bottom point of the heart. Turn the paper over and repeat the same step with the bottom corners.
  7. You should have a neatly folded heart which you can either write a message inside the middle of the heart (continue steps below) or you can glue the bottom tips together so it doesn’t open up.

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    If you would like to write a message then:

  8. Open the heart up, you should see the diamond shape inside the heart. Fold this down on both top and bottom sides to create room to write.
  9. Then write the message inside, and close the heart

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    In the end, you should have a heart that looks like this. As you can see, I have white tips on the top of my heart. This was the reason why it’s best to have the same colour on both sides of the paper. DSCN4788

Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Might try and do a video tutorial when I have the time. Hope you have fun making these hearts! If you tried this tutorial, remember to take a photo of your creation and share it on instagram with @sweetgeeklife so I see how well you have done! ^_^

Origami Hearts 💖 Tutorial Part 1

Valentine’s Day is only a day away. And for some that means trying to find some quick and easy last minute gifts or some last bits and bobs to add to your gift. I know that some people prefer handmade gifts and what better than receiving Handmade Origami hearts to show how much you love that person. Since I always make origami many hearts when it’s close to Valentine’s Day to give to people, I thought I’d show a quick tutorial to my readers to try themselves. Don’t they look lovely and it doesn’t even have to be for Valentine’s Day either, that’s what I love about Origami hearts since it can be used in various ways.

I thought I’d share some heart crafts that everyone can easily make even for those that don’t know how to do origami.

The first tutorial is for Lucky Hearts. For those that have heard of Origami Lucky stars or Origami Wishing Stars, then the tutorial should be quite familiar for you as it consists of the nearly the same concept. And for those that haven’t, Lucky stars are made using a long strip of paper which is then folded and pushed to create the star shape. Here’s a photo of some Lucky Stars that I have made:DSCN2518.JPG

(I love making them in different colours and it’s so much fun)

Anyway back to the tutorial, you’ll need strips of paper  (depending how many hearts you want, 1 strip makes 1 heart) roughly 1-2cm wide depending how big you want the heart to be. In the tutorial I have chosen to use 1.5cm wide and length being the size of an A4 paper so roughly 29.5cm. The colour of the paper can be your choice with it being coloured on either sides or just one side.

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  1. Place the strip of paper on the table (If your using one coloured side , the make sure the blank/white side is facing you when placed on the table)
  2. Starting on the left hand side, fold one corner to the top line as shown in the photo to create your first triangle.
  3. Fold the triangle to the right, making the same triangle shape again. Keep altering the triangle to keep wrapping the paper around the main triangle. Continue this making the same triangle shape until you get near the end of the strip, leaving 1-2 cm.
  4. With the leftover cm of paper fold a small triangle and slip into the previous slit of the triangle to secure the paper
  5. Along the longest edge of the triangle, push down gently in the middle to form the middle of the heart.
  6. Then flatten the two tops of the heart tips and cut a semi circle to the top points to create the desired heart shape tops

You should now have a small Heart ( well kind of. I wasn’t really perfect with my folding to make sure that it was close to the edge) which you can make more and place in a jar as a gift or as decoration.

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Check out Part 2 for the other Origami Heart tutorial! Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Might try and do a video tutorial when I have the time. Hope you have fun making these hearts! If you tried this tutorial, remember to take a photo of your creation and share it on instagram with @sweetgeeklife so I see how well you have done! ^_^