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~

New Editions of Sugar Sugar Rune

Hello! I am so excited to share this with all of you.  There were new editions of the Sugar Sugar Rune manga released this year in Japan.  There are eight volumes for the original editions, but with this new one there is a total of four books, each of them containing two volumes worth of the manga.

I have the complete eight original volumes in English, but I could not resist the new editions.  The cover illustrations are simply gorgeous.  Can you guess my fave?  It is the one with Pierre~! *^^*

I am so stoked that they have been releasing new merchandise and content for this series.  Over the years, the author, Moyoko Anno, has made new illustrations of the characters and has produced new merchandise, such as a 2020 calendar, newly released bookmarks (I’ve shown them in another post), and now these. 

Besides these new manga editions, there also was a different release of a collection book showing more in depth information on the series; more illustrations of characters, rooms, and the world.

I was surprised with the little heart, notebook-looking item attached to the back cover. It turned out to be a mini magical item catalog from the series~! ^^

The new editions are well made, easy to flip through. I opened the first and last book to check the contents, and from what I saw, the content is the same as the original—no new illustrations or plot changes.

The content may be the same, but the cover illustrations themselves make it worth it. Before, there was, like, nothing with Pierre on it.  And now there are more items than ever featuring him.  So happy~

Bye!

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~!