Cute interactive Sanrio character timeline

If you’re a fan or not you probably know Hello Kitty. But do you know any other characters from Sanrio? Sanrio released a super cute interactive timeline where you can see which characters were created between 1970 and today. Hello Kitty is the star of the timeline and walks you through it using different vehicles in each decade. When you click on the characters you get a short bio.

It’s so interesting to see what character was born at what time. Did you know that Hello Kitty, My Melody and Little Twin Stars were all created in the 1970s? But Hello Kitty’s boyfriend Dear Daniel was not developed until 20 years later.

Sanrio released a super cute character timeline on their website

Sanrio released a super cute character timeline on their website

It all starts in 1970 and Hello Kitty walks you through it

It all starts in 1970 and Hello Kitty walks you through it

My Melody and Little Twin Stars were created in the 1970s - just like Hello Kitty

My Melody and Little Twin Stars were created in the 1970s – just like Hello Kitty

Whenever there is a change of decades, Hello Kitty changed her vehicle

Whenever there is a change of decades, Hello Kitty changes her vehicle

So many cute characters that we haven't seen before

So many cute characters that we haven’t seen before

Badtz-Maru and Chococat were developed in the 1990s

Badtz-Maru and Chococat were developed in the 1990s

Charmmykitty is one of the youngest characters, released bewtween 2000 and 2010

Charmmykitty is one of the youngest characters, released between 2000 and 2010

Hello Kitty's superhero alter-ego Ichigoman is the latest character development up to this point

Hello Kitty’s superhero alter-ego Ichigoman is the latest character development up to this point

Clicking on the character provides you with a short bio

Clicking on the character provides you with a short bio

So much new stationery in the shop

In the last weeks we added so much new stationery to our shop that we don’t where to begin. You can find new items in almost all our stationery categories, there are new folders, erasers, letter sets, deco tapes, pens, pencils, stickers, sticky notes and rulers. If you are a fan of Hello Kitty or My Melody make sure to browse through the new stuff, there are a lot of products with these characters. But we also have new products with Toy Story, Monsters University or Disney designs.

Disney Alice in Wonderland fairy tale Washi Masking Tape

Disney Alice in Wonderland fairy tale Washi Masking Tape

long alpaca eraser by Kamio from Japan

long alpaca eraser by Kamio from Japan

red-white Hello Kitty cat eraser from Japan

red-white Hello Kitty cat eraser from Japan

slim milky My Melody heart glitter ruler from Japan

slim milky My Melody heart glitter ruler from Japan

slim green Toy Story alien glitter ruler from Japan

slim green Toy Story alien glitter ruler from Japan

Monsters University Mike bookmark stickers set 7pcs Japan

Monsters University Mike bookmark stickers set 7pcs Japan

Hello Kitty fairy tale index stickers bookmark stickers

Hello Kitty fairy tale index stickers bookmark stickers

Tomica car vehicle truck 3D stickers for boys

Tomica car vehicle truck 3D stickers for boys

pet hamster rabbit hedgehog 3D sponge sticker book set

pet hamster rabbit hedgehog 3D sponge sticker book set

colorful Sesame Street characters stickers from Japan

colorful Sesame Street characters stickers from Japan

Disney Mickey Mouse Donald Duck stickers from Japan

Disney Mickey Mouse Donald Duck stickers from Japan

blue polka dot ballpoint pen by Kamio

blue polka dot ballpoint pen by Kamio

black-pink Sanrio Hello Kitty mechanical pencil from Japan

black-pink Sanrio Hello Kitty mechanical pencil from Japan

green rabbit cat panda animal pencil from Japan

green rabbit cat panda animal pencil from Japan

Congrats Happy Birthday sponge sticker sack

Congrats Happy Birthday sponge sticker sack

My Melody Happy Birthday sponge sticker sack

My Melody Happy Birthday sponge sticker sack

Kamio cat bear 2-pocket A4 file folder from Japan

Kamio cat bear 2-pocket A4 file folder from Japan

blue Monsters University 10-pocket A4 /A3 file folder

blue Monsters University 10-pocket A4 /A3 file folder

Sanrio Hello Kitty apple 10-pocket A4 /A3 file folder

Sanrio Hello Kitty apple 10-pocket A4 /A3 file folder

kawaii panda with ball mini Letter Set from Japan

kawaii panda with ball mini Letter Set from Japan

Meet the San-X characters: Zombbit zombie rabbits

The funny Zombbit zombie bunnies were released by San-X in 2013 and therefore are the youngest members of the San-X family.

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

Zombbits are cute rabbits that somehow became zombies. The living dead bunnies are very hungry and will try to bite anything. They make the gnawing sound “gajigaji” all the time and are super slow. Once they bite another bunny it is infected too and will become a zombie. Let’s get to know them a bit better:

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

Nonbi

The cute turquoise rabbit is still a baby. His appearance didn’t change that much after he became a Zombbit. Nonbi doesn’t seem to have any ears.

pink Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Somii plush charm San-X

pink Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Somii plush charm San-X

Somii

The hot pink Somii is always at Nonbi’s side. So is he his pet? Nobody knows. He looks a bit like a cloud because he appears to be trembling.

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dots glitter pencil Japan

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dots glitter pencil Japan

Zombbits

There are lots of different Zombbit rabbits. They are always in a group and gnaw on something – quite frequently on each other. When they see Nonbi they run after him.

striped Zombbit zombie rabbits A4 plastic file folder

striped Zombbit zombie rabbits A4 plastic file folder

Joshii

Joshii looks a bit like a pig, but she is a female bunny. She is Nonbi’s classmate and accidentally became a Zombbit. She wears quite a bit of make up which is a bit messy now.

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

GG

The school bus driver GG really doesn’t look a lot different as a zombie than he did before. But now flies are always hiding in his mouth.

black Zombbit zombie rabbit Nonbi Note Pad sticker

black Zombbit zombie rabbit Nonbi Note Pad sticker

Hamii & Salamii

Hamii and Salamii are twin brothers and sisters who live near Nonbi. They are always together.

New Hello Kitty Farm Life & Doraemon Re-Ment

Re-Ment News! We have two super cute new Re-Ments from Japan in our shop. And the most exciting news: We even got them before the official release date in Japan (July 21st), so you can now be the very first one to have these set.

We have the adorable Hello Kitty Farm Life Re-Ment, which is all about farm items, animals and food in cute Hello Kitty style. Hello Kitty Farm Life consists of eight different sets and you can receive the whole set in the original box if you order 8 pieces in our shop.

The new Doraemon Dagashi candy mascot Re-Ment is available now too. It contains 10 super cute charms with popular Japanese candy and snack designs. You’ll receive the full set including the original box if you order 10 pieces.

Hello Kitty Farm Life Re-Ment miniature blind box

Hello Kitty Farm Life Re-Ment miniature blind box

All 8 sets of the Hello Kitty Farm Life Re-Ment

All 8 sets of the Hello Kitty Farm Life Re-Ment

Doraemon Dagashi candy mascot Re-Ment miniature blind box

Doraemon Dagashi candy mascot Re-Ment miniature blind box

All 10 sets of the Doraemon Dagashi Re-Ment

All 10 sets of the Doraemon Dagashi Re-Ment

Free Rilakkuma pencil for the next 100 shop orders!

Big surprise for the weekend: The next 100 orders in our online shop modes4u.com will receive a Rilakkuma pencil as a free gift (while stock lasts, picture is for reference only). The pencils from San-X are really high Japanese quailty and have super cute designs. Rilakkuma is such a fun character! Hurry with your order for a chance to get a Rilakkuma pencil for free from our big surprise box.

The next 100 shop orders will receive a free surprise Rilakkuma pencil

The next 100 shop orders will receive a free surprise Rilakkuma pencil

What customers made with our fabrics: bags and apparel

Time for another round of “What customers made with our fabrics”. Many of you posted your projects on our Facebook wall and we can’t help but share it.

Marion from Les Z’Opérations du Dr Marion blogged about this great children’s shirt that was made with our maritime Michael Miller fabric. What an awesome summer shirt.

Marion blogged on Les Z'Opérations du Dr Marion about this super cute shirt made with our Michael Miller fabric

Marion blogged on Les Z’Opérations du Dr Marion about this super cute shirt made with our Michael Miller fabric

white maritime fabric sailing ship anchor Michael Miller

white maritime fabric sailing ship anchor Michael Miller

Alessandra showed us on her blog Per sfizio ma non sole a great ensemble for girls which is based on our organic girl Fort Firefly fabric by birch. Super pretty!

Alessandra blogged about this lovely ensemble with our birch fabric on Per sfizio ma non sole

Alessandra blogged about this lovely ensemble with our birch fabric on Per sfizio ma non sole

sea green flower girl organic fabric birch Fort Firefly

sea green flower girl organic fabric birch Fort Firefly

Samantha sewed amazing children’s clothes with our Dear Stella snail fabric. The pattern looks gorgeous on toddlers.

Samantha made adorable toddler wear with our snail fabric

Samantha made adorable toddler wear with our snail fabric

white snail animal fabric Dear Stella USA

white snail animal fabric Dear Stella USA

What a fun idea: Concepcion Tejeda from Tenerife made lots of panties for her dog. One of them is done with our Alexander Henry skull fabric.

Concepcion Tejeda from Tenerife made cute pants for her dog with our Alexander Henry skull fabric

Concepcion Tejeda from Tenerife made cute pants for her dog with our Alexander Henry skull fabric

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and white skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and white skulls

Our Italian customer DIY – Diynamic crafts from Italy used our Michael Miller space fabric to sew a pretty cinch bag with a lace detail.

What a fun bag DIY - Diynamic crafts from Italy made with our space fabric

What a fun bag DIY – Diynamic crafts from Italy made with our space fabric

black spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

black spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

Anja from Germany used the Alexander Henry Zocalo fabric to make this beautiful bag. Unfortunately the beige color is discontinued, but we still carry the fabric in other colors.

Anja from Germany sewed this beautiful bag with our Mexican folklore fabric

Anja from Germany sewed this beautiful bag with our Mexican folklore fabric

beige Mexican folklore fabric by Alexander Henry

beige Mexican folklore fabric by Alexander Henry

Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano collection in Hong Kong

Hong Kong based retailer Giordano teamed up with Sanrio and released the collection Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano. It’s a sports collection but can also be worn as casual apparel. There are lots of T-Shirts, crop tops and light jackets that are perfect for working out. So it’s no surprise that Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung – two Hong Kong athletes – are involved in the advertising campaign.

There are also Pop-up stores in Hong Kong that are dedicated to this collection. How do you like it? We really love the simple but classic Hello Kitty designs.

Hong Kong athletes Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung advertise for Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano

Hong Kong athletes Stephanie Au and Ng Ka Fung advertise for Play 4 Keeps Hello Kitty X Giordano

Sporty Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel T-Shirt

Sporty Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel T-Shirt

white Hello Kitty T-Shirt

white Hello Kitty T-Shirt

More abstract Hello Kitty shirt

Abstract Hello Kitty shirt

Classic black design

Classic black design

simple design on a crop top

simple design on a crop top

Pop-up store in Hong Kong for the collection

Pop-up store in Hong Kong for the collection

more details of the Pop-up store

more details of the Pop-up store

Fantastic fabric projects from bloggers

In the last months we teamed up with many great blogs again and they made amazing apparel with our fabrics.

Tilly and the Buttons sewed a beautiful skirt with our black echino stag fabric. This fabric is really popular in our shop and justifiably so when you see how great the finished clothes look.

Tilly and the Buttons  sewed a lovely skirt with our echino stag fabric

Tilly and the Buttons sewed a lovely skirt with our echino stag fabric

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses black

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses black

The blog Para Mi Peque Con Amor used our organic birch knit fabrics to make some great children’s shirts. Due to their stretch and soft feel Jersey fabrics are really suitable for children’s clothes.

Para Mi Peque Con Amor made children's wear with our organic birch knit fabrics

Para Mi Peque Con Amor made children’s wear with our organic birch knit fabrics

Fantastic fabric projects from bloggers 4

She also sewed this lovely shirt

colorful polka dots organic knit fabric birch USA

colorful polka dots organic knit fabric birch USA

moustache retro organic knit fabric birch USA

moustache retro organic knit fabric birch USA

colorful campers organic knit fabric birch USA

colorful campers organic knit fabric birch USA

Sewing Mama Raeanna made an amazing romper with our Onigiri rice ball fabric. It is beyond words, we love that print and think it looks awesome on children’s clothes.

Sewing Mama Raeanna made a great romper with one of our Asia fabrics

Sewing Mama Raeanna made a great romper with one of our Asia fabrics

kawaii Onigiri Japanese rice balls fabric from the USA

kawaii Onigiri Japanese rice balls fabric from the USA

Many new pencil cases from Japan

With our latest stationery delivery from Japan we received the most adorable pencil cases. There are quite many designs from Pixar’s movies Toy Story and Monsters University, but also new Hello Kitty and My Melody pencil cases.

We have many new kawaii pencil cases in our shop

We have many new kawaii pencil cases in our shop

red-white fluffy Hello Kitty plush pencil case

red-white fluffy Hello Kitty plush pencil case

fluffy My Melody rabbit plush pencil case

fluffy My Melody rabbit plush pencil case

fluffy Disney Donald Duck plush pencil case

fluffy Disney Donald Duck plush pencil case

fluffy Disney Mickey Mouse plush pencil case

fluffy Disney Mickey Mouse plush pencil case

fluffy Toy Story Mr. Potato Head plush pencil case

fluffy Toy Story Mr. Potato Head plush pencil case

fluffy Toy Story Cowboy Woody plush pencil case

fluffy Toy Story Cowboy Woody plush pencil case

fluffy Toy Story Buzz Lightyear plush pencil case

fluffy Toy Story Buzz Lightyear plush pencil case

polka dot stripe Mr. Mustache pencil case tin can Q-Lia

polka dot stripe Mr. Mustache pencil case tin can Q-Lia

Winnie the Pooh Disney linen pencil case

Winnie the Pooh Disney linen pencil case

My Melody rabbit linen pencil case by Sanrio

My Melody rabbit linen pencil case by Sanrio

pink Hello Kitty  pouch with hearts from Japan

pink Hello Kitty pouch with hearts from Japan

Disney Monsters University Mike Sulley pencil case pouch can

Disney Monsters University Mike Sulley pencil case pouch can

blue Toy Story Alien pencil case from Japan

blue Toy Story Alien pencil case from Japan

Mickey Mouse Cafe pencil case from Japan

Mickey Mouse Cafe pencil case from Japan

 

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

In the last weeks 1600 pandas invaded Hong Kong. They are part of the 1600 panda world tour, that was launched in 2008 by the WWF. There are only 1600 pandas left in the wild, which is why French artist Paulo Grangeon made exactly that number of pandas from paper mache. His pandas have been on quite a tour already, there were exhibitions in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan. Between June 9th and July 17th the cute animals can be found at various locations in Hong Kong. They already “visited” 10 important landmarks like the Clock Tower, the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, the Big Buddha, Ocean Park, they rode the famous Star Ferry and the Hong Kong tram and lots more. Currently they can be found at PMQ in an exhibition.

Aren’t these pictures amazing? They can all be found on the 1600 panda Facebook site.

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific - a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific – a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harboufront

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

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