(ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧ Happy Christmas ~ ♡

~ Hello my lovelies ~

Would just like to wish everyone a merry christmas and happy new year. I am currently working on my new website along with new products and am looking to launch it sometime next year. Quite exciting… ٩( ๑^ ꇴ^)۶

✩ I hope everyone is thankful for their food, health, family and having fun exchanging gifts ✩

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Xmas-2015

✰ Hyper Japan Christmas Market ✰

Hello my lovelies ♡✧( ु•⌄• )

Hope you are all happy and looking forward to Christmas day.

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So Hyper Japan Christmas is over and it was so much fun! This time I shared a table with the lovely The Cute Quipster … the tables at Tobacco Docks are very expensive, if it wasn’t for her I don’t think I would have made it as a merchandiser at Hyper Japan Christmas! I’m very grateful she contacted me..

It felt busier than Hyper Japan in July, except for Friday. Friday was dead!  Saturday and Sunday was very crowded, business was good ੭व(๑• .̫ •๑) ✧

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So getting there was a bit hectic! My large suitcase was carrying my grids which are very heavy. I met my boyfriend at London Victoria so he was able to carry the heavy stuff to the venue for me jeje…  (☆^ー^☆) ~ he offered, I swear!

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When we arrived at the Tobacco Docks I recognized a few faces from the o2, it was nice to see them again. Unfortunately Kelsey who I shared a table with wasn’t able to make it on Friday due to her studies, so I had the table to myself for one day.

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I was really excited with my banner, I never thought about having a roller banner before. It definitely helps, I think next time I’ll get a banner for my table too.

As I mentioned Friday was really quiet. I should have spent that day to look around… instead I just chilled behind my table, I was really tried from preparations. We were one of the last people to leave on Friday as I had to re-merch my table, ready for Kelsey on Saturday. The grids are so frustrating! I don’t know about anyone else but they are really difficult to take apart and put together. Quite a few of the plugs that hold the grids kept snapping  (๑ò︵ò๑) …but we got there in the end!

Below are photos of new items I made for Hyper Japan and some of my best sellers from the weekend. My stickers were the ones that sold the most and I can’t wait to make more with new designs.

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I mentioned in my last post that LadyBaby would be at Hyper Japan AND I GOT TO SEE THEM LIVE! I actually didn’t think I would watch them because it was so busy over the weekend and I didn’t want to leave my boyfriend behind my table! Again if it wasn’t for Kelsey I wouldn’t have gone lol, she was almost off before I asked her where she was going and she mentioned LadyBaby and I couldn’t resist! It was completely packed, but somehow we managed to stroll in and stand at the front of the stage!

Rie Kaneko wasn’t able to make Hyper Japan due to a family problem, but LadyBaby still performed very well. I was really excited to see them, I had no idea Kuromiya Rei is only 14 years old and LadyBeard is only 5 years old (≧∇≦*) hehehe….

They were amazing and I am looking forward to seeing them again in the future ٩(๑∂▿∂๑)۶♡

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On Sunday I got to try Takoyaki (fried Octopus balls) …it was my first time eating these and they were extremely delicious!.. I recommend them to anyone who loves seafood, my boyfriend and I really want to learn the recipe and method, it looks quite easy.

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Overall I had an amazing experience Hyper Japan’s Christmas event. I got to meet some new people, I met the lovely Suga Dust who customizes phone cases. She also speaks and teaches Japanese and is currently learning Korean, I was very impressed! It made me want to continue with my Turkish, which I have been neglecting for a year now (terrible) ( ー̀εー́ ) …because I know more Turkish than Japanese right now, it would be better for me to finish my Turkish studies before moving onto Japanese, otherwise I am just going to confuse myself ( ಠ ಠ )

Next year I hope to exhibit at MCM London, I have to try and be quick this time. But I am very much looking forward to being a table merchandiser at Hyper Japan again next year!

☆ Keep an eye out for my Twitter and Instagram as I will be posting updates on new jewellery and art I am working on for 2016 ☆

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I’m not sure if I mentioned in my earlier posts about the winners of my giveaway… (⌒▽⌒ゞ

The two lucky winners received their goodies and posted them on #instagram ~ charlotte2195 won 1st prize and faeelixer won 2nd prize! I hope they enjoyed their freebies!

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It’s Saturday today, so I hope everyone who works Mon-Fri is happy that it’s finally the weekend! For those who work in retail and don’t enjoy it (I feel for you) ~ I’ve been there and never again (^-^*)/

Right now I am listening to ‘Easy Come Easy Go’ by Humming Urban Stereo … I am really into them lately. I also found a song called ‘Get To Know You’ by Spazzkid. I found an article online somewhere about the 6 different styles of Japanese Fashion and I fell in love with the song in the video. It’s such a nice tune and it goes to soo well with the video, I listened to it constantly and rinsed it out lol. But here it is ~

My favourite style has to be Decora / PopKei ~ it always has been, but I’ve never had the guts to go full on Decora style. Thats going to change soon. For a long time I’ve wanted to dip dye my hair candy floss pink and shave the right side of my head! Sounds a little extreme, but I will be doing this before Hyper Japan Christmas Market in November. ( I will be a merchandiser at Hyper Japan again ) . . . (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

I didn’t think I would be at Hyper Japan again until next year because, in November they will be based at the Tobacco Docks and the tables cost a little dearer than what I paid for their event in July. There was no way I could afford it at the time. I was lucky enough to recieve an email from The Cute Quipster thanks to her we will both be at Hyper Japan in November, as we are sharing a table! It’s better than nothing and it will be fun! I’m really excited as ‘LADYBABY’ and ‘Minori’ will be there ⌒°(ᴖ◡ᴖ)°⌒

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 Halloween

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Today I uploaded some of my Halloween stock, I enjoyed working on these! Some of these accessories glow in the dark ~

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Lately I’ve been unhappy with my product range and it’s something I want to improve. This is something I am working on for Hyper Japan, by then there will be a specific range of ongoing products that will make sense (I hope) . . . I feel like my store is a little all over the place at the moment, I’m slowly learning and I will get there hehe!

Until my next post ~ stay inspired and be happy ˚₊*(ˊॢo̶̶̷̤◡ुo̴̶̷̤ˋॢ)*₊˚⁎

My Unproductive Phase . . . (。•́-ก̀。)

It feels nice typing something on here finally! It’s been a while. . .

I have had the most unenthusiastic and unproductive couple of weeks! I woke up one morning with the intention to do nothing at all, I felt unmotivated and really negative about everything and everyone around me. I then fell into a depressive mode because of family issues (argh I hate that word – depressed (つ﹏<)・゚。 ) . . . this really affected me as I wasn’t dealing with it properly.

What was really frustrating was I lost my inspiration and drive towards my crafting, I needed to make a start on my Halloween Collection and send my mentor my business plan, but I just didn’t want to do anything. I even struggled to get out of bed and didn’t want to talk to anybody at all. I thought playing The Sims4 would cheer me up, but it didn’t.

My boyfriend told me I had over worked myself and that I needed a break. Quite often I put myself down and generally think I don’t work hard enough. Looking back to when I was preparing for Festival Asia and Hyper Japan, I pushed myself so hard to the point where I was getting nose bleeds. I have never ever had a nose bleed in my life up until that point, but I didn’t care because I wanted to get my work done. I wasn’t sleeping or eating properly, through the two weeks I was preparing for Festival Asia I was only sleeping four hours a day! I really went against what I believe in which is to “Treat your body like a temple”. – I’m not sure where or who this quote is from but I strongly believe in it.

Starting a business can be quite overwhelming and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way because you can only do what you can (⑅˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈ )

So I chilled out for a bit, watched a few films. I watched ‘Big Eyes’ by Tim Burton, which was quite inspiring. Other things like family that are affecting me… well I am dealing with them slowly, but I am not going to let it get in the way of my ambition.

✧ After all that I am feeling happy and inspired again! ✧

Yesterday I made a start on my Halloween jewellery ‘finally’ there are a few photos on my #instagram and #twitter accounts. I have also been working on a new range of jewellery and accessories. I want to get rid of all my current stock on my storenvy and etsy stores to make room for my new collections, so I may further reduce prices on sale items after Halloween.

It’s getting late again, I am so tired and I am going to sleep! I hope I have helped anyone who might be struggling to get through the day or is feeling unmotivated to do anything. There are loads of us out there who go through the same thing, you are not alone, just try your best :: ೖ(⑅σ̑ᴗσ̑)ೖ ::

♡ we are not robots ♡

✧ New Listings ✧

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* Don’t forget you can win some of these handmade goodies below ~ like and share my giveaway post and comment with the tag #octopuskillakawaiilove ~ you can also enter on instagram, twitter and tumblr, just search #killastrations *

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Finally listed some new items on my etsy store. Some items from my Hanami Dango Collection have also been listed.

I’ve been having fun exploring Tumblr today. I’ve always found it difficult to use it, but today I actually played around with it and I think I was just being a silly moo before hehe. So I am now on #Tumblr …not sure what else I could put on there since I use wordpress. I could start posting photos of me in my Kawaii inspired outfits! Depending I don’t look half dead… lately my skin has become so tired and worn out looking (since Festival Asia through to the Brighton Fairy Tale Fair I’ve been staying up late and eating so much junk food) but I’m getting back into my fitness, so it should be all good soon (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)

~ You can now purchase these cute little stickers on my etsy store, and you’ll receive free gift with every purchase ~

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