Mid-Autumn Festival toy lanterns in Hong Kong

Mid-Autumn Festival is already over, but we haven’t shown you all our pictures yet. And as the mid-autumn lanterns in Hong Kong are always so pretty and colorful – it would be a shame not to show them. This year’s theme of the main lantern display in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park was childhood memory toys.

train lantern

train lantern

teddy bear lantern

teddy bear lantern

space gun lantern

space gun lantern

fishing game lantern

fishing game lantern

gameboy lantern

gameboy lantern

bunny lantern

bunny lantern

robot lantern

robot lantern

toy block lantern installation

toy block lantern installation

Dragon Dance lantern

Dragon Dance lantern

Geisha lanterns

Geisha lanterns

unicorn lantern

unicorn lantern

mushroom lanterns

mushroom lanterns

fish lanterns

fish lantern

panda lantern

panda lantern

What customers make with our fabrics: bags and Furoshiki

Time for a mini edition of “what customers make with our fabrics”. In the last weeks our Dutch customer fabriekt.nl showed us her beautiful bags she sewed using many of our Kokka and echino fabrics. Our French customer Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze is using our Michael Miller Kiss me fabric and the colorful Timeless Treasures cat fabric as Furoshiki. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths to transport things.

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

Kawaii Miffy cake during our company lunch

We had a couple of reasons to celebrate lately so the whole modes4u team - including baby Mason - went to have a company Dim Sum lunch together a couple of weeks ago. We officially welcomed our new team members Sita and Iris who support our warehouse staff. Our team members Ho, Maggie and Dave all had their birthdays in the last weeks. And for every birthday there should be cake. We got a super kawaii Miffy cake that looked almost too cute to eat. It was a delicious chocolate sponge filled with yummy custard.

After a yummy DimSum lunch we had delicious Miffy chocolate cake

After a yummy Dim Sum lunch we had delicious Miffy chocolate cake

Our team members Maggie, Ho and Dave all celebrated their birthdays lately - we made them little Washi Tape name flags

Our team members Maggie, Ho and Dave all celebrated their birthdays lately – we made them little Washi Tape name flags

Ho is cutting the Miffy cake

Ho is cutting the Miffy cake

The whole modes4u team including baby Mason

The whole modes4u team including baby Mason

The kawaii Miffy cake was almost too cute to eat

The kawaii Miffy cake was almost too cute to eat

Free pencil caps for the next 100 shop orders!

We have a big surprise for the weekend: The next 100 orders in our online shop modes4u.com will receive a super cute set of pencil toppers as a free gift (while stock lasts, picture is for reference only). Our pencil caps always come in sets of 4 to 5 pieces. You can use them to decorate your pencils; the little pencil ‘hats’ just look adorable. Hurry with your order for a chance to get a set of them for free.

The next 100 shop orders get a set of cute pencil caps for free

The next 100 shop orders get a set of cute pencil caps for free

Win Japanese fabrics: giveaway with StraightGrain

Haven’t won anything yet? Here is another chance. On the blog Straight Grain you can now win great Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics: echino canvas, echino cotton sateen and birch organic fabric. The giveaway  is running until October 6th.

Win Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics in our giveaway with StraightGrain

Win Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics in our giveaway with StraightGrain

DIY Crafts: Halloween Cards with Washi Tape

Are you writing Halloween cards this year? With Masking Tapes you can easily make unique Halloween cards with fun designs. This year we made 3 different versions. Happy Halloween crafting!

Craft kawaii Halloween cards with Washi Tape

Craft kawaii Halloween cards with Washi Tape

DIY Ghost Halloween card

DIY Ghost Halloween card

DIY bat Halloween card

DIY bat Halloween card

DIY Boo Halloween card

DIY Boo Halloween card

Enjoy Oktoberfest

It’s time for Dirndl dresses, Lederhosen, pretzles, sausages and lots of beer. In Munich the traditional Oktoberfest starts today and millions of people will travel to Bavaria to eat, drink, celebrate and enjoy this traditional event.

cute Trachten dress couple keychain from Japan

cute Trachten dress couple keychain from Japan

black beer fabric Timeless Treasures Cerveza Cantina

black beer fabric Timeless Treasures Cerveza Cantina

black pretzel snack food fabric Timeless Treasures USA

black pretzel snack food fabric Timeless Treasures USA

black frankfurter hot dog roll fabric Timeless Treasures USA

black frankfurter hot dog roll fabric Timeless Treasures USA

Win 100USD modes4u voucher in our Christmas Pinterest contest

So many customers are using modes4u.com products for Christmas crafts, projects and gifts that we want to reward you for showing us what you made. Today we start a big Pinterest Christmas competition. When you pin your Christmas projects on Pinterest you can win a voucher worth 100USD for modes4u.com. What a great prize for Christmas shopping!

How to join:

  1. Follow modes4u on Pinterest
  2. Create a Pinterest board with the name “Christmas with modes4u” and repin this contest image to it.
  3. Now you can start pinning Christmas crafts and projects that you made yourself (new projects or old projects). You will get 1 point for each project. You can earn 5 extra points if you have made your projects with modes4u products and you include the product links in the description. So you can get a maximum of 6 points for each project.
  4. Tag each pin with #modes4u and #christmas and always create a title for each pin
  5. Email the link to your pinboard to info@modes4u.com with the subject “Christmas with modes4u”. You can still add projects to your pinboard after you submitted your link, so you don’t have to wait until the last day to send it. We will check all submissions after the contest is closed.

We created a sample pinboard to show you what your Pinterest board should look like and how the points are calculated.

Contest details:

    • The contest is open worldwide
    • The contest closes on December 7th 2014, 23:59 Pacific Time
    • We will calculate the final points after the contest is closed.
    • People who upload pictures of crafts and projects that they didn’t make themselves are disqualified immediately
    • People who do not follow modes4u on Pinterest and did not repin the contest image to their Pinterest board did not follow the contest rules will also be disqualified
    • Pictures that are not tagged with #modes4u and #christmas and do not have a title will not be counted
    • You cannot upload the same picture twice. Each picture will only be counted once. If you have one picture that shows several Christmas projects, you need to take single photos in order to submit each project individually.
    • If several people should have the same number of points the person that used the most modes4u products wins.
    • Modes4u has the final say in all contest matters.
    • The winner will be announced on our blog on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. We will also contact the winner via email.

Happy crafting, we can’t wait to see your projects

Join our Christmas Pinterest contest to win a 100USD voucher for our shop

Join our Christmas Pinterest contest to win a 100USD voucher for our shop

Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Petit Citron

A great new opportunity for you guys to win some of our products. We teamed up with the French blog Petit Citron and you can win a great bundle of 10 Christmas fabrics. The giveaway (in French) is open until September 25th.

Another great Christmas Giveaway with modes4u products

Another great Christmas Giveaway with modes4u products

You can win this package with 10 Christmas fabrics

You can win this package with 10 Christmas fabrics

New in our shop: Northcott fabrics

We are excited to introduce our new fabric supplier Northcott fabrics. The company with offices in Canada and the USA was already founded in 1935 but it wasn’t until the eighties that they focused on the cotton prints which they are known for today. They have lots of beautiful fabrics that are perfect for quilting, crafting and home decor.

We have lots of pretty cottons and cotton flannels with cute animal or children designs. Northcott fabrics also carries many great panel fabrics and Cheater fabrics which you should definitely check out.

We now carry Northcott fabrics on modes4u.com

We now carry Northcott fabrics on modes4u.com

turquoise Safari animal fabric by Northcott Studio

turquoise Safari animal fabric by Northcott Studio

white Safari plant leaf fabric by Northcott Studio

white Safari plant leaf fabric by Northcott Studio

white dragon fabric Magical Dragons by Northcott Studio

white dragon fabric Magical Dragons by Northcott Studio

white pirate children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

white pirate children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

cream fairy ballet fabric Bella Ballerina Northcott Studio

cream fairy ballet fabric Bella Ballerina Northcott Studio

colorful stripes fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

colorful stripes fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

aqua flower circle fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

aqua flower circle fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

white bird animal fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

white bird animal fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

blue funny shark fabric Shark Attack Northcott Studio

blue funny shark fabric Shark Attack Northcott Studio

pirate panel children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

pirate panel children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

white Safari animal panel fabric by Northcott Studio

white Safari animal panel fabric by Northcott Studio

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