Big modes4u competition in German magazine Lena Creativ

Our products are now cover models. In the current issue of the big German DIY magazine Lena Creativ we are sponsoring a huge raffle, which even made it to the front page. The 10 winners of the competition will get vouchers for modes4u.com worth 50 Euros each. The magazine introduces the raffle on a double-page spread with lots of big pictures of our products. It looks so colourful. You can join the competition until September 30th 2013 online or by sending a postcard for a chance to win one of the vouchers (in German language only).

In the right corner on the bottom you can see modes4u fabrics on the title page of Lena Creativ

In the right corner on the bottom you can see modes4u fabrics on the title page of Lena Creativ

The German magazine introduces our big competition on a double-page spread

The German magazine introduces our big competition on a double-page spread

They used lots of big pictures of our products, it looks really lovely

They used lots of big pictures of our products, it looks really lovely

New in our shop: Skelanimals fabrics

Have you heard of Skelanimals? It’s a brand from the USA with a very catchy design revolving around cute animals… that are dead. Due to their own reckless and ill-advised behavior they died and are now just bones, still they are super cute and look for a home with a special someone to care for and love them. There are a lot of different characters like dog Maxx, rabbit Jack, fox Foxy, owl Oliver and many more.

We now have a bunch of colourful Skelanimals fabrics in our shop.

We now have cute Skelanimals fabrics on modes4u.com

We now have cute Skelanimals fabrics on modes4u.com

red Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric star heart USA

red Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric star heart USA

blue Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric sweet words USA

blue Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric sweet words USA

lime green Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric from the USA

lime green Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric from the USA

dark blue Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric from the USA

dark blue Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric from the USA

Skelanimals argyle pattern skull fabric from the USA

Skelanimals argyle pattern skull fabric from the USA

pink Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric butterfly USA

pink Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric butterfly USA

white Skelanimals colourful skeleton animal fabric USA

white Skelanimals colourful skeleton animal fabric USA

white Skelanimals dog skeleton fabric from the USA

white Skelanimals dog skeleton fabric from the USA

blue Skelanimals camouflage skull fabric from the USA

blue Skelanimals camouflage skull fabric from the USA

What to sew: Camelot & Riley Blake

The International Quilt Market is such a great source of inspiration. All the different manufacturers show so many examples of what to sew with their fabrics that you don’t know what to remember. We totally loved the bags and pillows on the Camelot booth sewn with the cute Camelot dog fabrics that we also carry in our shop.

And Riley Blake showed many colourful children’s wear items in bright and happy colours combining many different fabrics in patchwork style. We also really loved the applications they put on dresses and pillows.

These dog pillows and bags look super cute, you can find the fabrics in our shop

These dog pillows and bags look super cute, you can find the fabrics in our shop

We love these cute plush toys made with Riley Blake fabrics

We love these cute plush toys made with Riley Blake fabrics

A cute children's dress with adorable applications

A cute children’s dress with adorable applications

A colourful bag which combines different cute fabrics

A colourful bag which combines different cute fabrics

Some great ideas for making pillows

Some great ideas for making pillows

Lots of new fabrics in our shop

Oh Gosh, where do we start? In the last days and weeks we really have been adding lots of new fabrics. First of all we have new suppliers. Now you can find lovely fabrics from the Canadian manufacturer Camelot and the American manufacturer David Textiles in our shop. The latter also supplies us with the super cool Skelanimals fabrics which we will introduce soon more detailed. Also we added some big panel fabrics by David Textiles which are perfect for quilting.

Robert Kaufman sent us new fabrics too in all materials available (cotton, flannel, jersey, corduroy). We have adorable new designs from Ann Kelle’s Urban Zoologie collection and super cute forest animal prints from the Forest playground collection. If you like cool retro prints you should check out all the new Jersey fabrics by Amy Biggers.

Since we added Fat Quarter fabric bundles to our shop, they always sold out super quickly, so be fast if you want one of the new items based on Colorstories by Robert Kaufman.

cream owl animal fabric What A Hoot Panel

cream owl animal fabric What A Hoot Panel

turquoise flower skull fabric Folkloric Skulls USA

turquoise flower skull fabric Folkloric Skulls USA

beige retro fabric USA Vintage Victorian Chairs

beige retro fabric USA Vintage Victorian Chairs

white princess fairy tale fabric USA Little Princess Toss

white princess fairy tale fabric USA Little Princess Toss

pink Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric star flower USA

pink Skelanimals animal skeleton fabric star flower USA

Patchwork animal fabric dog paw plaid Camelot from Canada

Patchwork animal fabric dog paw plaid Camelot from Canada

Fat Quarter fabric bundle True Blue Robert Kaufman USA

Fat Quarter fabric bundle True Blue Robert Kaufman USA

ray circle knit fabric emerald green Robert Kaufman

ray circle knit fabric emerald green Robert Kaufman

turquoise cat animal fabric Robert Kaufman Whiskers & Tails

turquoise cat animal fabric Robert Kaufman Whiskers & Tails

white hippo animal fabric pink-green Robert Kaufman

white hippo animal fabric pink-green Robert Kaufman

green elephant corduroy fabric Robert Kaufman Cool Cords

green elephant corduroy fabric Robert Kaufman Cool Cords

green forest animal fabric Robert Kaufman fox rabbit

green forest animal fabric Robert Kaufman fox rabbit

white woman Glamour Girls fabric Robert Kaufman USA

white woman Glamour Girls fabric Robert Kaufman USA

What to sew: Kokka and echino fabrics

Kokka showed some really beautiful examples of what you can sew with their fabrics at the Spring Quilt Market in the USA. As we carry most of the echino fabrics, Melody Miller fabrics and Ellen Lucket Baker fabrics they displayed on the trade show we took lots of pictures of how the fabrics were used for different sewing projects. You could see many  bags sewed with echino fabrics, we loved especially the ones made with the echino rhino fabrics. Collections like echino rhythm and echino twin were great designs for making bags as well. As the fabrics have lots of different patterns which are arranged in stripes, they create a stunning patchwork look.

We also loved the dress, bags and cushions that were made with Ellen Lucket Baker’s citrus tree fabric or the little canvas flower fabrics. And Melody Miller’s retro prints just look amazing on home decor.

Beautiful bags wesed with echino twin fabrics

Beautiful bags sewed with echino twin fabrics

The bags sewd with the echino rhino fabric were among our favourites

The bags sewed with the echino rhino fabric were among our favourites

In the middle you see some waterproof bags made with echino laminate fabrics

In the middle you see some waterproof bags made with echino laminate fabrics

A wonderful dress made with fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

A wonderful dress made with fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

Lovely bags made with fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

Lovely bags made with fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

Isn't the pillow on the left breathtaking?

Isn’t the pillow on the left breathtaking?

Super cool retro pillow made with Melody Miller fabrics

Super cool retro pillow made with Melody Miller fabrics

What to sew: birch and monaluna

The booths at the Spring Quilt Market in Portland that we visited a couple of weeks ago were so beautiful that we want to show you some of the exhibits a bit closer. They are a great source of inspiration and might give you some ideas of how the fabrics can look like when used to sew clothes and home decor. Many of the organic birch fabrics and monaluna fabrics that you see in the pictures below we already carry in our shop, e.g. the cute birch animal parade fabric used for the children’s blouse or the orange birch butterfly fabric used for the shorts. Others will still arrive in the next couple of weeks.

An adorable children's blouse and shorts made with birch fabrics

An adorable children’s blouse and shorts made with birch fabrics

A super cute children's tepee made with birch fabrics

A super cute children’s tepee made with birch fabrics

We love this two-piece in mint green made with birch fabric

We love this two-piece in mint green made with birch fabrics

Adorable birch girls' dresses

Adorable birch dresses for girls

A dress made with monaluna fabrics based on a monaluna sewing pattern

A dress made with monaluna fabrics based on a monaluna sewing pattern

Pretty monaluna handbag

Pretty monaluna handbag

Very colourful tuinica made with monaluna fabrics

Very colourful tunica made with monaluna fabrics

A wonderful monaluna dress

A wonderful monaluna dress

monaluna pillows

monaluna pillows

The monaluna fabrics used to decorate this children's bed look awesome

The monaluna fabrics used to decorate this children’s bed look awesome

Super pretty monaluna dress

Super pretty monaluna dress

Cute San-X smartphone plugs with Rilakkuma & Co.

Yay, now we have super cute San-X phone plugs with Rilakkuma in our shop. The phone plugs protect your earphone jack from dust and moisture, but of course they also look really cute and decorate your mobile. We got kawaii designs with brown bear Rilakkuma, white bear Korilakkuma, yellow chick Kiiroitori, Sentimental Circus and Kutusita Nyanko.

Rilakkuma brown laying bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma brown laying bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear squirrel mobile phone plug earphone

Rilakkuma white bear squirrel mobile phone plug earphone

Rilakkuma music bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma music bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma brown bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma brown bear head mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear bunny mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma white bear bunny mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick bear mobile phone plug earphone jack

Sentimental Circus elephant mobile phone plug earphone jack

Sentimental Circus elephant mobile phone plug earphone jack

Kutusita Nyanko cat paw mobile phone plug earphone jack

Kutusita Nyanko cat paw mobile phone plug earphone jack

New paper clay by Debika in our shop

We just added some new paper clays by the Japanese brand Debika to our shop. Most of them are in white colour, but they can always be painted after they have dried. All of them are lightweight paper clays which are great for crafting dolls or small objects. Besides ‘regular’ lightweight air-dry clay we also have environmental-friendly paper clay, an ultra light paper clay and vacuum-packed paper clay in a reclosable bag to protect clay from drying out.

If you would like to try something different, get the cool wood paper clay which is made from recycled wood flour. You can craft objects in a wooden look with this kind of clay.

lightweight white air-drying paper clay from Japan

lightweight white air-drying paper clay from Japan

lightweight white eco paper clay from Japan

lightweight white eco paper clay from Japan

super lightweight white Debika paper clay from Japan

super lightweight white Debika paper clay from Japan

lightweight white vacuum-packed paper clay from Japan

lightweight white vacuum-packed paper clay from Japan

lightweight brown air-drying wood paper clay from Japan

lightweight brown air-drying wood paper clay from Japan

Many new iPhone 5 cases by Shinzi Katoh

If you like Japanese designs you will love this. We have a couple of very pretty new iPhone5 cases by Shinzi Katoh. We didn’t get new products from this brand for ages, so we’re really excited. They always have very cute designs and we now have lots of new Shinzi Katoh products. The cellphone cases with cute forest animal, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood or bear pictures are all suitable for iPhone 5.

We will add lots more stationery, masking tapes and postcards in the next days.

pink forest boy deer iPhone 5 hard cover case from Japan

pink forest boy deer iPhone 5 hard cover case from Japan

Alice in Wonderland fairy tale iPhone 5 hard cover case

Alice in Wonderland fairy tale iPhone 5 hard cover case

Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale iPhone 5 hard cover case

Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale iPhone 5 hard cover case

brown forest deer iPhone 5 hard cover case from Japan

brown forest deer iPhone 5 hard cover case from Japan

blue polar bear Sorabear iPhone 5 hard cover case

blue polar bear Sorabear iPhone 5 hard cover case

toadstool and bugs iPhone 5 hard cover case

toadstool and bugs iPhone 5 hard cover case

Lots of beautiful San-X cups

We just added a bunch of new mugs to our shop. They are all from our latest San-X delivery, so they are all about Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Kutusita Nyanko or the cute shy Sumikkogurashi characters. For the first time ever we now have two Sentimental Circus magic mugs in our shop. The design of the cup will change when you fill it with hot water. We also got some new gift sets containing cup and towel. Also check out our cute new Sentimental Circus bowls.

big light blue Sentimental Circus carnival cup San-X

big light blue Sentimental Circus carnival cup San-X

big yellow Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen cup San-X

big yellow Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen cup San-X

checkered Sumikkogurashi shy animals cup by San-X

checkered Sumikkogurashi shy animals cup by San-X

kawaii white Rilakkuma cup with brown bear San-X

kawaii white Rilakkuma cup with brown bear San-X

big white Kutusita Nyanko cat with hearts cup San-X

big white Kutusita Nyanko cat with hearts cup San-X

dotted Rilakkuma teddy bear cup with heart San-X

dotted Rilakkuma teddy bear cup with heart San-X

Sentimental Circus animal magic mug carousel San-X

Sentimental Circus animal magic mug carousel San-X

kawaii Sentimental Circus ceramics mug bowl by San-X

kawaii Sentimental Circus ceramics mug bowl by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus carousel ceramics bowl by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus carousel ceramics bowl by San-X

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