Gudetama ‘Eggs-hibition’ and store in Hong Kong.

Say hello to Gudetama, one of Sanrio‘s new characters. This year the lazy little egg came out of his shell to surprise customers in Hong Kong’s busy shopping area Mong Kok. Together with a pop-up store, fans can explore truly ‘egg-cellent’ exhibits, including a kawaii Gudetama themed bakery, a commuter train and Japanese restaurants. As the pictures from the Hong Kong website unwire show, there are also some special limited edition products on sale until September. However, fans of Gudetama and Hello Kitty don’t need to go egg-hunting, but can find their favorite Sanrio characters at modes4u.

Gudetama turns 10 and celebrates with cake and egg tart in Hong Kong.

Gudetama turns 10 and celebrates with cake and egg tart in Hong Kong.

This Gudetama style Sushi restaurant is part of a big 'Eggs-hibition'  in Hong Kong.

This Gudetama style Sushi restaurant is part of a big ‘Eggs-hibition’ in Hong Kong.

Fans can see many new forms of the lazy little egg, like this Shushi roll.

Fans can see many new forms of the lazy little egg, like this Shushi roll.

In the bakery everything looks funny, cute and delicious.

In the bakery everything looks funny, cute and delicious.

Nothing can stir him up. Gudetama has a reputation for being lazy.

Nothing can stir him up. Gudetama has a reputation for being lazy.

All aboard the Gudetama train. No ticket required.

All aboard the Gudetama train. No ticket required.

Conductor Gudetama seems to take a break... Again.

Conductor Gudetama seems to take a break… Again.

We are sure a real Gudetama Ramen restaurant would be a success in Hong Kong.

We are sure a real Gudetama Ramen restaurant would be a success in Hong Kong.

It looks like visitors can join Gudetama for lunch.

It looks like visitors can join Gudetama for lunch.

The pop-up store is very popular among shoppers and tourists.

The pop-up store is very popular among shoppers and tourists.

Some of the special Gudetama items in the shop.

Some of the special Gudetama items in the shop.

yellow Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

yellow Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

off-white Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

off-white Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

Sanrio birthday cake Re-Ment miniature blind box Hello Kitty Little Twin Stars

Sanrio birthday cake Re-Ment miniature blind box Hello Kitty Little Twin Stars

Little Twin Stars & My Melody 40th anniversary celebration in Hong Kong

Little Twin Stars and My Melody are celebrating their 40th Birthday this year. The cute Sanrio characters surprised customers in Hong Kong‘s shopping district Causeway Bay with a pop op store and an amazing exhibition, including a dream house, a flower truck, birthday cakes and much more. We found lovely pictures on the Hong Kong website jetsoclub, showing that the cute bunny and Kiki and Lala have become just as popular as their big sister Hello Kitty. The store in the colorful little house offers some special limited edition products, like kawaii pink anniversary backpacks. Fans can visit the exhibition until the end of August, but we just can’t wait to wish a Happy Birthday.

Little Twin Stars and My Melody celebrating their 40th Birthday.

Little Twin Stars and My Melody celebrating their 40th Birthday.

The cute Sanrio characters surprise shoppers in Hong Kong.

The cute Sanrio characters surprise shoppers in Hong Kong.

The shop offers some exclusive limited edition products.

The shop offers some exclusive limited edition products.

Kawaii pink Little Twin Stars & My Melody backpacks and more.

Kawaii pink Little Twin Stars & My Melody backpacks and more.

The colorful little dream house invites fans to visit until August 31st.

The colorful little dream house invites fans to visit until August 31st.

Cute delivery express. We wonder if we could send our orders like this.

Cute delivery express. We wonder if we could send our orders like this.

The anniversary exhibition also features friends of the little twins, like this cute mouse.

The anniversary exhibition also features Kiki and Lala’s friends.

Little Twin Stars unicorn lunch bag thermal bag from Japan

Little Twin Stars unicorn lunch bag thermal bag from Japan

Little Twin Stars dream house bedroom doll house Re-Ment miniature blind box

Little Twin Stars dream house bedroom doll house Re-Ment miniature blind box

My Melody bunny Vintage 5-pocket A4 file folder

My Melody bunny Vintage 5-pocket A4 file folder

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part4

Our overall impression of the Quilt Market fabric exhibition in Minneapolis this year was absolutely great and we certainly like to visit again. We reserved our final post for some American brands, we were able to talk to and already carry in our shop. We loved the creative concepts of Michael Miller and the beautiful patterns of the new collections by Henry Glass. Many new fabrics of these and less known suppliers, like Blank Quilting can already be found on modes4u and more will be available soon. We are grateful for all the inspiration and are sure we can bring you many fantastic fabrics in the future.

 

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

Great fun. The concept collection 'Color Me' allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

Great fun. The concept collection ‘Color Me’ allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

This dress look s surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

This dress looks surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric's hue matching the wall paper.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric’s hue matching the wall paper.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Wonderland in pink and grey make you feel at home at once.

Wonderland in pink and grey makes you feel at home at once.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

pastel colored 'Lady Claire' panel sewing  and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

pastel colored ‘Lady Claire’ panel sewing and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric 'Priscilla' Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric ‘Priscilla’ Blank Quilting USA

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part3

Although the Quilt Market in Minneapolis is first of all a fabric exhibition for suppliers from the United States, there are also very beautiful Asia fabrics on display. We were able to find amazing new collections from popular brands like Echino and Kokka that will be a great choice for anyone with a soft spot for Japanese designs. We are happy to say that many of the fabrics we chose are already available on modes4u and we are sure that you will love using them to sew wonderful bags, garments and other creative things.

Hokusai's 'Great wave' is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Hokusai’s ‘Great wave’ is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it's really the art style that makes them so special.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it’s really the art style that makes them so special.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part2

During our visit to the Quilt Market in the United States this year we were especially keen to look for new organic fabrics. Responding to our customers wish for certified organic cotton fabrics, we were able to find a range of very beautiful designs for our shop. We were very happy to have a chance to talk first hand to great suppliers like Monaluna, Birch and Cloud9 and choose from their amazing new collections.Due to the very good experience with the organic fabrics already available in our shop, we are sure to have the best partners to offer you wonderful fabrics for future children’s clothing and home sewing projects.

New Birch collection. We are always surprised how colorful organic cotton can be.

New Birch collection. We are always surprised how colorful organic fabrics can be.

We received great information and advice on organic fabrics throughout.

We received great information and advice on organic fabrics.

We can't wait for these dreamy Birch fabrics.

Some wonderful dreamy Birch fabrics.

Dream team. Together we found so many beautiful Monaluna designs.

Dream team. Together we found so many beautiful Monaluna designs.

Cute Monaluna apron and quilt blanket with charming flowers.

Cute Monaluna apron and quilt blanket with charming flowers.

Aren't colorful fruit fabrics always refreshing. Especially if they are organic.

Aren’t colorful fruit fabrics always refreshing. Especially if they are organic.

All of the booths are decorated with amazing attention to detail.

All of the booths are decorated with amazing attention to detail.

A lovely pastel colored Cloud 9 collection.

A lovely pastel colored Cloud 9 collection.

The garments on display really showed that these organic fabrics have a unique beauty.

The garments on display really showed that there is unique beauty to organic fabrics.

white 'Shine Bright' colorful bright spot Cloud 9 Voile organic cotton fabric

white ‘Shine Bright’ colorful bright spot Cloud 9 Voile organic cotton fabric

white monaluna mini flower organic fabric Jacks

white monaluna mini flower organic fabric Jacks

Peonies Blue peony flower birch organic fabric from the USA

Peonies Blue peony flower birch organic fabric from the USA

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part1

This year we had a wonderful experience travelling to the United States to visit the Quilt Market in Minneapolis. The international fabric exhibition was a great chance to be inspired by an abundance of amazing designs. We had the opportunity to talk to all of our favorite suppliers like Robert Kaufman, Riley BlakeAlexander Henry and many more and selected a lot of beautiful patterns to complement the great collections we already carry in our shop. While we really love all of our brands, we also found some gorgeous new fabrics of less known exhibitors like Andover that have just become available on modes4u.

Great team. Choosing the best fabric designs for our shop is a hands on job.

Great team. Choosing the best fabric designs for our shop is a hands on job.

Alexander Henry always have many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

Alexander Henry always have many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

Lovely fruit tablecloth at the Alexander Henry booth.

Lovely fruit tablecloth at the Alexander Henry booth.

We all love handbags. Especially those made from our favorite fabrics.

We all love handbags. Especially those made from our favorite fabrics.

At the  Quilt Market 2015 we had the chance to speak to many experts.

At the Quilt Market 2015 we had the chance to speak to many experts.

We can't wait for Halloween with this super cute owl quilt designs.

We can’t wait for Halloween with these super cute owl quilt designs.

Compared to other international trade fares, the Quilt Market in Minneapolis has a calm and professional feel.

Compared to other international trade fares, the Quilt Market in Minneapolis has a calm and professional feel.

Andover's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' now available in our shop.

Andover’s ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ now available in our shop.

A very cute caterpillar and butterfly apron.

A very cute caterpillar and butterfly apron.

white animal and dot fabric 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Andover USA

white animal and dot fabric ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Andover USA

white Riley Blake animal forest fabric Wildflower Meadow

white Riley Blake animal forest fabric Wildflower Meadow

Introducing New Manufacturer: Andover Fabrics

Over the last few weeks we added many great fabrics from American manufacturer Andover to our shop. We’d like to introduce some of the wonderful designs this brand has to offer, such as the amazing ornament fabrics of ‘Downton Abbey -The Egyptian Collection‘ and the lovely Christmas fabrics ‘Festive’. More, we now carry the special batik fabrics ‘Handcrafted’, which are all individually stamped in Indonesia and allow for reversible sewing designs due to their highly saturated colors. Another collection we have especially grown fond of are the cute children fabrics of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas’ designed by Eric Carle. For those looking for rather alternative fabrics we have the super cool steampunk inspired collection ‘Chillingsworth’s Bicycle Race‘ featuring airships, penny farthings and skeletons with top hats. With a brand like Andover in our shop we are sure to be one step closer to have the perfect fabrics for your sewing projects.

New: Our Andover Fabrics in our Shop

New: Andover Fabrics in our Shop

charcoal Egypt gold Downton Abbey glitter fabric Andover from the USA

charcoal Egypt gold Downton Abbey glitter fabric Andover from the USA

orange labyrinth Egypt ornament fabric Andover USA

orange labyrinth Egypt ornament fabric Andover USA

cream colored autumn leaf pattern cotton fabric by Andover USA

cream colored autumn leaf pattern cotton fabric by Andover USA

dark grey teal flower double border cotton fabric by Andover USA

dark grey teal flower double border cotton fabric by Andover USA

teal blue cross circles cotton fabric by Andover USA

teal blue cross circles cotton fabric by Andover USA

black and grey 'Bel Air' blossom flower fabric by Andover USA

black and grey ‘Bel Air’ blossom flower fabric by Andover USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

cream Christmas reindeer fabric Andover from the USA

cream Christmas reindeer fabric Andover from the USA

white The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas fabric Andover USA

white The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas fabric Andover USA

white dot caterpillars fabric 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Andover USA

white dot caterpillars fabric ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Andover USA

red The Very Hungry Caterpillar square Christmas fabric Andover USA

red The Very Hungry Caterpillar square Christmas fabric Andover USA

cream hot air balloon tophat fabric by Andover USA

cream hot air balloon tophat fabric by Andover USA

turquoise skeleton bicycle skulls fabric by Andover USA

turquoise skeleton bicycle skulls fabric by Andover USA

grey mustache and tophat fabric by Andover USA

grey mustache and tophat fabric by Andover USA

Our visit to Japan Hobby Show 2015: Part 2

When we went to the Japan Hobby Show in Tokyo earlier this year we saw lots of new stationery and decoration we really loved. We will certainly think about getting some of the articles that we don’t carry in our shop yet. Again and again we were stunned by the attention to detail with which the creators care about even the tiniest features of their little pieces of art. Especially the clay decoration we discovered looked so sensationally realistic, it was hard to believe that those were fake sweets. With so many spectacular designs to look at, it’s no wonder it made our mouth water for more of these incredible DIYs.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies - we carry lots of them in our shop.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration to us.

'Honey I shrunk the china.' Incredibly detailed tableware.

‘Honey I shrunk the china.’ Incredibly detailed tableware.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

Our visit to the Japan Hobby Show 2015 Part 1

This year a part of our team went to Tokyo again to visit the Japan Hobby Show, a great exhibition with lots of crafts products, fabrics and stationery and much more. We were very impressed by the amount of new designs and ideas of the exhibitors. We especially like about this tradeshow that it is always open to the public with lots of opportunity to try out a variety of hobby products and new equipment to learn different techniques etc. As per usual we took too many pictures to show them all, but we like to share some of our favorite and most memorable impressions with you guys.

Our visit to the Japan Hobby Show 2015 Part 1 1

Thousands of people attend the Japan Hobby Show every year.

A lot of inspiration and many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

A lot of inspiration and many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

Some beautiful Kimonos made from Japanese fabrics.

Some beautiful Kimonos made from Japanese fabrics.

This traditional Japanese handbag is worn for 'Hanabi' the summer fireworks.

This traditional Japanese handbag is worn for ‘Hanabi’, the summer fireworks.

They are all unique. The pattern really brings a Kimono to life.

They are all unique. The pattern really brings a Kimono to life.

Some women practicing cutting sewing patterns with templates.

Some women practicing cutting sewing patterns with templates.

Busy choosing the best colors and designs for our shop from thousands of products.

Busy choosing the best colors and designs for our shop from thousands of products.

Of course we could not miss out on the new Echino fabrics.

Of course we could not miss out on the new Echino fabrics.

Women making handbag decoration from wonderful Echino fabrics.

Women making handbag decoration from wonderful Echino fabrics.

We found a lot of very cute products too. Like these fabrics for handbags.

We found a lot of very cute products, like these fabrics for handbags.

You can sew your own cute designer bags too.

You can sew your own cute designer bags too.

Very interesting embroidery techniques to learn.

Very interesting embroidery techniques to learn.

Amazing embroidery. We probably need a bit more practice.

Amazing embroidery. We probably need a bit more practice.

New: Fabric collection Origami Oasis by Tamara Kate

If you are looking for beautiful and fun fabrics you should check out Tamara Kate’s collection Origami Oasis  for Michael Miller. The animal designs revolve around Safari themes and Japanese paper artwork. They are bright and eye-catching, yet natural. We think they are especially suited for some lovely home decor like cushions, curtains and more.

New: Fabric collection Origami Oasis by Tamara Kate 1

New: Fabric collection Origami Oasis by Tamara Kate 1

white Pride Primary Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

white Pride Primary Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

white Show Your Colors Origami zebra fabric pink-orange Michael Miller USA

white Show Your Colors Origami zebra fabric pink-orange Michael Miller USA

blue Oasis Border animal border fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

blue Oasis Border animal border fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

navy blue Pride Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

navy blue Pride Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

black Origami zebra fabric by Michael Miller USA

black Origami zebra fabric by Michael Miller USA

green Origami giraffe animal fabric Michael Miller Stand Tall

green Origami giraffe animal fabric Michael Miller Stand Tall

colorful Mountain & Valley Geo Print fabric Candy  by Michael Miller USA

colorful Mountain & Valley Geo Print fabric Candy by Michael Miller USA

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