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Kakunodate Ice Cream and Sakura

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If you plan on following the the sakura season (the cherry blossoms) as it progresses northwards you are probably thinking about visiting Kakunodate in Akita prefecture, one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in the north of Japan. Kakunodate is famous for its hanami, or cherry blossom viewing along their beautiful river, but they are also famous for their cheap and delicious sakura ice cream ladies, skillfully creating sweets in the shape of flowers in front of the customer. I don’t remember the price but it was very cheap. Kakunodate is easily reached by the shinkansen train, and very popular with both foreign and Japanese tourists. Enjoy!

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Exclusive new designs

Neko Creations available at CutesyKink

When Feeby from Neko Creations agreed to draw some commissions for my store I was absolutely thrilled. This is my second exclusive artwork I have had created and this time I am having some little cheeky chibis created in each style of clothing I stock with a anime style twist.

Bashing our heads together on Facebook in the early hours I am thrilled with the results. Feeby is an incredible artist and just lovely too

“I am a blue haired little kitty who spends 80% of my time pulling stories from my keyboard or sketchbook and the other 20% avidly stretching the bounds of normalcy in Northwestern Michigan.”

Well …..meet Alpaca Girl.

alpaca sundae by Neko Creations for Cutesy Kink

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isn’t she a cute lolita chibi…. who just cannot control her excitement when confronted with a huge ice cream sundae ^_^

It is a must to check out more of Feebys work, it can be found in her store nekocreations.com and on Facebook 

I look forward to working a lot more with Feeby over the coming months…its such a pleasure

Next up will be Steampunk Neko…..I think Feeby will like that idea ^_~

This and all the other artwork I have had commissioned is available in my store on tote bags and T shirts and soon to add a range of nail accessories too….. www.cutesykink.co.uk

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A day with Saoirse Clohessy

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Yesterday Saoirse Clohessy Photography came to CutesyKink for my first ever photo shoot >_< something I’ve never done before and a somewhat scary experience.

Saoirse is a keen Japan culture enthusiast as well as a fantastic photographer you can see her work on her website www.saoirseclohessy.com or on Facebook.

The day started out a bit bizarre with my first model Danni travelling all the way from Cornwall to model for me and her train just didn’t stop at the station, poor little thing was so tired when I finally tracked her down at a station in Portsmouth. Luckily the day didn’t fall apart from then on in, as that was an unexpected start that you could never plan for.   Next to arrive was Megan another model who had traveled from Nottingham!!! With her lovely friend Aisha and lastly Saoirse. Step one of getting everyone here on time was complete. Weather was actually kind too O_O and looking out the window on a grey Sunday today – we were so lucky!!

None of us had ever met before but I hope we all got on just great, and it just goes shows how invaluable social media can be when a group of people come together after meeting on Twitter. And the actually produce something pretty amazing ^_^  I feel very chuffed of our achievements yesterday and I cannot wait to see the photos from just the little snippets I have seen they look truly amazing.

We started out with the oh so cute kawaii look….lots of giggles, and silly behavior. My naughty cats making guest appearances and stealing the cakes and balloons >_<. I would like to give a huge thank you to Sally Thornhill for driving all the way from Swindon with her cupcakes and biscuits especially made for the shoot. Have to say they looked fantastic

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We then moved to the garden and rabbit balloons became a bit of a pain and with a change of scenery looked scary rather than cute O_o lurking in the bushes and as the wind blew them away.

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Next up was Steampunk fashion, and the amazing Aisha who just came as morale support couldn’t wait to get involved. And what a pro she turned out to be as well. The moment I saw her dressed up in the doorway with Megan it was WOW!  Thank you so much for stepping in ❤

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Time seemed to fly by and a look at the clock it was almost four a clock, break for a late lunch at my local pub time. Then it was back to get a few more scenes in before light and fatigue got the better of us all.

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Hope you like the few behind the scene shots of the day AND would like to give a huge thank you to each and everyone of you involved as you made it such an amazing day. I can’t wait to see you all on my stand at the MCM in May ^_^

Sally x

www.cutesykink.co.uk