Our favorite Christmas DIYs 2015 Part 1

If you are starting to get excited about Christmas already, there are many lovely decoration ideas we found online that will turn your home into a little winter wonderland. Some of the DIYs can be a bit complex for starters, but there are also lots very easy ideas like the cute Washi Tape Christmas cards or the deco tape wreath that we simply adore. And how amazing is the ball of wool knitting wreath?

A cute Christmas tree DIY card on woohome.com

A cute Christmas tree DIY card on woohome.com

A lovely DIY Washi Tape Christmas card.

A lovely DIY Washi Tape Christmas card.

Cute Christmas card with presents.

Cute Christmas card with presents.

This beautiful ribbon Christmas tree card is really easy to make.

This beautiful ribbon Christmas tree card is really easy to make.

For sewing fans. This adorable reindeer is sure to be a special gift.

For sewing fans. This adorable reindeer is sure to be a special gift.

An amazing self-made deco tape wreath.

An amazing self-made deco tape wreath.

This candy cone hearts wreath is just too cute eat.

This candy cone hearts wreath is just too cute eat.

Still waiting for snow? Just build a wreath snowman instead.

Still waiting for snow? Just build a wreath snowman instead.

This heart-warming ball of yarn wreath is a true piece of art.

This heart-warming ball of yarn wreath is a true piece of art.

Winner of our 2016 calendar card design contest

Wow. We received many amazing designs in our 2016 wallet calendar card contest. Thanks to all participants for your great efforts. With so much talent around, we had a tough time picking a winner, but finally made our choice. The winning theme is original and embodies cute Japanese style.

The winner of our 2016 wallet calendar card contest is: Ms. Pauleen Potter.

Congratulations on winning a voucher for modes4u.com for US$300. What a great prize for Christmas shopping!

The design will be produced and distributed to 20,000 Modes4u customers around the world from October 2015 to January 2016.

Winner of our 2016 calendar card design contest  2

Winner of our 2016 calendar card design contest.

Our laminates in German Sewing magazine Näh was mit Wachstuch

One of our lovely laminate fabrics has just been featured in the new special edition of German sewing magazine Patchwork Spezial. The issue called Näh was mit Wachstuch (Sew something with laminate fabrics) now available in Germany, arrived just in time for the start of the wet autumn season and includes practical step by step instructions for sewing a range of great bagspouches and outdoor pillows. ModeS4u also contributed some fabrics for the making of the issue and fortunately enough one of our stylish Echino fabrics was actually made into a gorgeous gym bag. Many thanks to team for featuring us.

We are featured in the German magazine Näh was mit Wachstuch.

We are featured in the German magazine Näh was mit Wachstuch.

This gorgeous gym bag was made with our Echino laminate fabric.

This gorgeous gym bag was made with our Echino laminate fabric.

The magazine issue includes great step by step instructions for sewing the stylish bag and other cool pieces.

The magazine includes great step by step instructions for sewing stylish bags and other cool pieces.

Great to see many of our laminates featured in a sewing magazine.

Great to see many of our laminates featured in a sewing magazine.

echino landscape canvas laminate fabric blue-yellow Japan bird mountain

echino landscape canvas laminate fabric blue-yellow Japan bird mountain

turquoise echino zon canvas laminate fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

turquoise echino zon canvas laminate fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

hot pink echino parakeet canvas laminate fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

hot pink echino parakeet canvas laminate fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses black

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses black

red Hello Kitty laminate fabric blue ribbon by Sanrio from Japan

red Hello Kitty laminate fabric blue ribbon by Sanrio from Japan

blue star car dog Sanrio laminate fabric from Japan

blue star car dog Sanrio laminate fabric from Japan

pink Little Twin Stars stars castle in the clouds laminate fabric from Japan

pink Little Twin Stars stars castle in the clouds laminate fabric from Japan

Win 300USD modes4u voucher in our 2016 calendar card design contest

We will soon be producing our 2016 wallet calendar card and “Modes4u needs you”!

You can win a voucher for modes4u.com for US$300. What a great prize for Christmas shopping!

What’s more? The winner’s design will be produced and distributed to 20,000 Modes4u customers around the world from October 2015 to January 2016.

Contest details:   

  • The contest is open worldwide.
  • Free to enter or win. No purchase necessary. There is no cost to enter the contest.
  • Your design must be original.
  • Email your design in a digital format to info@modes4u.com with the subject “2016 calendar card design contest”.
  • You may submit up to 3 designs.
  • The contest closes on September 28th, 2015 (Monday), 23:59 Pacific Time
  • Modes4u has the final say in all contest matters.
  • The winner will be announced on our blog on September 30th, 2015 (Wednesday). We will also contact the winner via email.
  • The winner will be required to supply the artwork files to Modes4u for use, preferred format: Photoshop (.psd) – min 300dpi resolution.
  • Modes4u will own all image rights for future use; Modes4u will use the calendar card design on its website and social media pages and promotional materials as required.
  •  Prizes cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash.

Requirements:

  • Theme: all about cuteness – kawaii in Japanese
  • Content: double-sided yearly calendar card showing all 12 months for the year 2016
  • Includes: Modes4u logo and shop URL http://www.modes4u.com
  • Download template
Win 300USD modes4u voucher in our 2016 calendar card design contest

Win 300USD modes4u voucher in our 2016 calendar card design contest

Download calendar template here

Download calendar template here

Download calendar template here

Download calendar template here

Hello Kitty Fashion at Supercute Friendship Festival USA

Hello Kitty fans with a passion for high fashion will be amazed by Sanrio’s extravagant designer dresses. The kawaii apparel creations are part of this years Supercute Friendship Festival. The little white cat and her friends and are currently touring the United States in a bright extravaganza with dance and music. Part of the show are live stage performances, fun exhibits like a Hello Kitty movie theater and a festival merchandise shop. The dresses featuring the cute Sanrio characters would definitely make great Halloween costumes, although they don’t seem to be for sale. However, fans can visit the final festival event on August 22nd and 23rd in Phoenix Arizona and enjoy superb fashion styles whit Hello Kitty on a truly cute ‘cat walk’.

An amazing Hello Kitty dress made with hundreds of red ribbons.

An amazing Hello Kitty dress made with hundreds of red ribbons.

Hello Kitty has never looked more beautiful. The dress really expresses her character.

Hello Kitty has never looked more beautiful. The dress really expresses her character.

A pink funky interpretation of My Melody with a stunning wig.

A funky pink interpretation of My Melody with a stunning wig.

A pretty My Melody dress with flower dress for the summer.

A pretty My Melody dress with flowers for the summer.

A cool Badtz-Maru penguin dress with feathers. Looking quite mischievous.

A cool Badtz-Maru penguin dress with feathers. Looking quite mischievous.

The designs represent the Sanrio characters, while not looking like costumes.

The designs represent the Sanrio characters, while not looking like costumes.

All the cuts have a very classy touch, like this Purin princess dress.

All the cuts have a very classy touch, like this Purin princess dress.

Frog green hair and a funny Keroppi sequins dress.

Frog green hair and a funny Keroppi sequins dress.

Of course Hello Kitty takes part in the dance and fashion shows.

Of course Hello Kitty takes part in the dance and fashion shows.

Visitors can get kawaii temporary tattoos with their favorite Sanrio characters.

Visitors can get kawaii temporary tattoos of their favorite Sanrio characters.

This cute kitten in a cup is part of a bigger exhibition with a lot of art work and funny  movies.

This cute kitten in a cup is part of a bigger exhibition with a lot of art work and funny movies.

We are not sure which size these Hello Kitty slippers are, but maybe they could also be used as a bed.

We are not sure which size these Hello Kitty slippers are, but maybe they could also be used as a bed.

Hello Kitty on stage. Ready to rock with all her friends.

Hello Kitty on stage. Ready to rock with all her friends.

 

red Hello Kitty oxford fabric chef soup apple by Sanrio from Japan

red Hello Kitty oxford fabric chef soup apple by Sanrio from Japan

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Happy Easter from modes4u

Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy your holidays, eat lots of chocolate bunnies and find many Easter eggs. As a little surprise, we have this lovely Hello Kitty wallpaper for you. We will take an Easter break from Friday, 3rd April, to Tuesday 7th April. We will be back in the office from Wednesday. You can already check our cute Easter products with adorable bunnies, chicks and eggs.

Hello Kitty loves colorful Easter eggs. How many will you find?

Hello Kitty loves colorful Easter eggs. How many will you find?

red rabbit Easter bunny Easter egg flower animal fabric from Japan

red rabbit Easter bunny Easter egg flower animal fabric from Japan

kawaii yellow bunny bear spring Easter flower animal fabric from Japan

kawaii yellow bunny bear spring Easter flower animal fabric from Japan

Amazing DIYs for Easter

If you are looking for some great ideas for a unique Easter decoration, check out the lovely Easter products in our shop. For more inspiration, here you can find some of our favorite ideas online for cute bunnies, chicks and eggs that will turn your home into a happy Easter garden. There are some easy and more advances ideas like adorable paper bunnies and beautiful flower arrangements. And how amazing are the colors of the Easter eggs?

These super cute bunny and chicks  marshmallow decorations can be used in so many ways.

These super cute marshmallow decorations can be used in so many ways.

Have you ever seen a lovelier Easter table? Yet, quite simple paper and egg decoration.

Have you ever seen a lovelier Easter table? Yet, quite simple paper and egg decoration.

With enchanting pastel colours and a little fantasy, you can create real egg art.

With enchanting pastel colors and a little fantasy, you can create real egg art.

Who framed the Easter rabbit? At least for these eggs the mystery has been solved.

Who framed the Easter rabbit? At least for these eggs the mystery has been solved.

Lovely spring water tulips in an umbrella are like a poem to our Easter guests

Lovely spring water tulips in an umbrella. A kind poem to our Easter guests.

Nothing says better 'you are welcome', than a rusty watering can with flowers

Nothing says better ‘welcome’, than a rusty watering can with flowers

For the little ones it's great fun to make decoration from every day appliances. Like these toilet paper roll bunnies.

For the little ones it’s great fun to make decoration from every day appliances like these toilet paper roll bunnies.

Celebrate Spring with Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms are crucial for spring celebrations in Japan. Hanami is a wonderful occasion to admire the beautiful Sakura trees in full bloom and share a Bento lunch with a friend or two. The spectacle lasts for two weeks in March and April. The perfect time to enjoy a picnic in the park.

 

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A Cherry Blossom picnic in Tokyo
off-white structured flower cherry blossom dobby fabric from Japan

off-white structured flower cherry blossom dobby fabric from Japan

cherry blossoms flower mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

cherry blossoms flower mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser origami from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser origami from Japan

sky blue and yellow Bento Box Lunch Box with stripes and clock from Japan

sky blue and yellow Bento Box Lunch Box with stripes and clock from Japan

panda bear stripe Bento Cutlery Set from Japan

panda bear stripe Bento Cutlery Set from Japan

The Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Irish St. Patrick’s Day parades have made cute shamrock lucky charms famous around the whole world, but did you know that Saint Patrick himself is believed to have coined the symbol? Legend has it that each leaf of a four-leaf clover stands for a different virtue, representing faith, hope, love and the fourth is for luck. That’s right. Today we celebrate with lots of great green clover fabrics and stationary in our shop. Wishing you all the best of luck. Have a lovely St. Paddy’s Day.

green Rilakkuma bear A4 plastic file folder cloverleaf

green Rilakkuma bear A4 plastic file folder cloverleaf

white Shamrocks & Clovers fabric Timeless Treasures

white Shamrocks & Clovers fabric Timeless Treasures

green Shamrock cloverleaf fabric Saint Paddy's Day 2

green Shamrock cloverleaf fabric Saint Paddy’s Day 2

blue Mamegoma seals lucky clover pencil set 12pcs from Japan

blue Mamegoma seals lucky clover pencil set 12pcs from Japan

Kracie four-leaf clover candy game Popin' Cookin'

Kracie four-leaf clover candy game Popin’ Cookin’

cute cloverleaf bears spring plastic glitter bag from Japan

cute cloverleaf bears spring plastic glitter bag from Japan

Matryoshka Bento and other cute designs

Did you ever want to make a cute lunch for your loved ones, but just could not quite find the perfect style idea? If you like kawaii bento boxes and their content, you are certainly going to love these super adorable bento recipe. With nothing, but a little bit of rice, seaweed, egg and the perfect bento accessories you can create surprisingly detailed designs that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

For the Matryoshka bento just cut a hole into ham. Finish with seaweed and carrot

For the Matryoshka bento just cut a hole into ham. Finish with seaweed and carrot

With fried egg, almonds and cut sausages you can make cute childrens bentos

With fried egg, almonds and cut sausages you can make cute childrens bentos

This cute dog bento design is actually made with only one cocktail sausage

This cute dog bento design is actually made with only one cocktail sausage

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