I think that's how you spell it. It means "cute" in Japanese, and it's a big deal in Japan, the land of Hello Kitty and Pokemon.
So when I saw this book,
I couldn't resist. It has all sorts of amazingly kawaii things you can easily make. "How fun!" says the text.
Here's what I made.
The pink coin case actually holds safety eyes for amigurumi (you would have guessed that, wouldn't you). The other little card case currently holds coupons, but it seemed too small.
I decided to use their ideas to make a bigger case, but I decided against kawaii and chose some whimsical decorations instead. I embroidered them on both sides with perle cotton.
Yeah, denim and embroidery, very 70s. But so am I.