Sugar Sugar Rune Ita Bag

Hello! It has been long in coming, but I finally assembled a trinket collection of Sugar Sugar Rune (SSR) items and put them inside of my ita bag! I had purchased this bag from an anime convention last year and only now have I used it.

With my collection of SSR merchandise, it seems it would have been simple. However, the bag having such small windows and limited space actually made it difficult because I had use small items to make it flow, rather than placing two or three large items inside the panel–it would have looked too cluttered.

What really helped and inspired me to complete the bag was snagging these newly released manga-drawn acrylic keychains. I was thrilled that there is one of Pierre~! The other two I used in the bag is of Houx and Saule. They pulled the whole thing together. ^^

There are different ways to attach items to an ita bag insert, but my preferred method is sewing it in. I used clear thread so it wouldn’t distract from the trinkets. It is clean, neat, and holds things in place very well.

I may do some extra stitching, securing the chains, and also add a couple more things to the bag later. Nonetheless, I am happy that I have it ready to go.

Thanks for reading~

Kodocha Collection Displays

Hi, everyone!  Before, I had mentioned having some displays for my Kodocha merchandise, so now I will show you how I set most of them up.  The first one is a floating shelf to fit a short wall space.  On it are various vintage boxed toys.  Let’s take a look!

They are all toys used throughout the series, or product adjacent.  So if you have watched it, you should recognize most of these. ^^

From left to right: Pichees, toy cellphones, pink for Sana and blue for Akito; a Buruccha communicator; RecoMail, recordable message cards; PhotoFile, a photo album for the camera; New Polaroid Camera, because this is the style used later in the series; Syabetch wrist watch; Sana Idol Techou, an idol notebook with topics of fashion, love, and entertainment; Nopia piano toy; and the notorious Personality Book.

Also on this shelf are some Kodocha re-ment miniture dishes.  They have either Babbit, Akito, or Sana painted on the front.

Below the toy shelf is a chain holding pins, two types of figure keychain sets, and these string-climbing toys, one of Babbit and one of Sana-moth.

On another wall is a pink poster of Akito and Sana linking arms, announcing the show being on DVD and VHS.  I love the pink background and rainbow polkadots~

There was a ribbon picture box not being used, so I decided to use it for select merchandise highlighting Akito and Sana.  It includes one picture, three keychains, two pins of manga​ panels, a Sana-x-Akito passcase, two cellphone charms of manga​ covers, a sticker sheet, and a random tiny vinyl illustration of pre-historic Sana and Akito.

There is one other display area of a poster, this time of Sana and Akito on a moped and advertising the anime laser disc box sets.  It just so happens I own both box sets and one of them coordinates perfectly with this poster.  It has a reverse-view illustration of them on the moped.  Oh, and I also had to include a giant squeaky hammer to the display. (>ᴗ<)

Collecting for a series is a lot of fun~! ^^  When I discover all of these products I didn’t know exists, it is like finding buried treasure.  Plus, specifically for this series, I love the pairing of Sana and Akito.  They look so cute together!

​Take care~!

Hello to April

Wow, March went by fast!  So many life altering events happened, largest of which was being obliged to quarantine.  Having so much time off work is new to me.  (๑ˊ▵ॢˋ̥๑)

Well, it’s a new month, so I will try to accomplish more home improvement tasks and will continue working on more collages.  I will show you them when I am finished. ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ

The image above is of my Sugar Sugar Rune display. On top is the current calendar illustration for the month of April.

Stay well ✿~♡

Sugar Sugar Rune Collage Displays

Hi, everyone!  Over the last few years I have collected various merchandise of an anime/manga series called Sugar Sugar Rune.  It is a cute show about two witches who are sent from the magical world to Earth to capture the (replaceable) hearts of humans.  In simplified form, it is a competition in which whoever captures the most hearts will become Queen of the magical world. 

With that in mind, there are plenty of references to hearts, love, and magic, so I put together a collage of stickers and prints I purchased from several Etsy stores and have displayed them in a floating frame.

I love the Valentine one~!  It’s so cute. -^^-

There is another collage I put together using a shadowbox to display a variety of things, including my Chocolat and Vanilla dolls, Pierre bookmark, stickers, crystal heart props, promotional prints, Vanilla cellphone strap, and sweet little vinyl notebook/diary.

Besides these recent Sugar Sugar Rune collages, I have also been slowly assembling an ita bag display.  The bag itself is pastel pink with magical-girl-esque detailing.  It’s very cute; however, the window for the bag has, um, interesting cuts, so it makes it difficult to decide what items to put where…  anyway, when I finish it, I will be sure to show you how it turned out.  ^^

So, what do you think? 

Bye~

Buyee Purchases: Kodocha and Sugar Sugar Rune

Previously, I talked about using the shopping service, Buyee, to purchase some rare items.  In this post I will reveal what I had inside that large box I received.  Most of the merchandise is vintage from the anime/manga Kodocha, and also some items from another anime/manga called Sugar Sugar Rune.

It is all an assortment of toys, stationary paper products, posters (they are rolled up to the right ^^), key chains, pins, and household goods.  Everything is so cute and are great collectibles, excellent for displaying.  I have since created space in my room featuring  my collection, utilizing a floating shelf to display the new Kodocha toys with other ones I have and a chain holding key chains and themed button-pins across my wall.

I especially love the Sugar Sugar Rune calendar.  It is one for this new year, 2020, and has beautiful illustrations, including one of Pierre. *swoon*  

Thanks for reading~!

Youmacon 2019: Anime Convention

Hello, readers!  Today I attended Youmacon, an anime convention.  I have been going to this convention for years and I was happy to be able to go again this year.  My favorite parts of conventions is cosplaying, picking up cute merchandise, trying some food (if there are any places selling), and hanging out with friends.

This was a panel I attended~ it was about My Hero Academia trivia

While I was there, I checked out all of the vendors and picked up quite an assortment of goodies including a magical-girl style window pin (ita) bag, mini plushies, hair clips, a lolita beret, decoden keychain, kimono juban, obi-age sash, and other trinkets.

The Wild Bill’s Soda booth was next to Sweet Mildred, a lolita vender that was there ^^

I was kind of surprised that there were not really any k-pop merch at any of the vendor stations.  Last year there were plenty of BTS posters, standees, and accessories.  Oh, well, I guess I have enough of those anyway…

This is a crowd shot of attendees at the convention (I cut their faces)

I’ll have to say that the most unpleasant aspect of the convention are the grossly long lines and wait for registration.  I was in line for 3 hours!  This is the longest I have had to wait in line just for them to take my money and give me a badge. :p

Because it took so long, I missed the lolita fashion show T_T. Maybe if there is one next year I will be able to attend.

But for the positive mentioned reasons, I continue to go anime conventions for the overall experience.  Attending anime conventions is also a good way to see what is trending in the anime fashion community.  Like, I didn’t realize that ita (pin) bags were a real trend until I saw all the vendors today with so many styles available.  Which inspired me to pick one up so now I have a special spot to display my enamel and decoden pins.

Until next time, lovelies!

♥ Maria