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

Ideas on how to use Hello Tokyo fabrics by Robert Kaufman

Just a couple of days ago we added fabrics from the super cute Hello Tokyo collection by Robert Kaufman to our shop. While browsing the web we found some incredible pictures on what to use those fabrics for. We saw these photos on the blog The Red Thread written by Lisa Tilse. Lisa designed the collection for Robert Kaufman and showed really great examples of what to do with the Hello Tokyo fabrics. We’re totally in love with all those adorable cushions which you can sew with the big Kokeshi doll fabric. How do you like all these ideas?

Lisa Tilse
On her blog The Red Thread designer Lisa Tilse shares some wonderful sewing ideas

On her blog The Red Thread designer Lisa Tilse shares some wonderful sewing ideas

She designed the Hello Tokyo collection for Robeert Kaufman

She designed the Hello Tokyo collection for Robert Kaufman

These cute Kokeshi doll, kawaii girl and cat cushions are super adorable

These cute Kokeshi doll, kawaii girl and cat cushions are super adorable

turquoise Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

turquoise Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

white Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

white Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

pink Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

pink Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

big Kokeshi doll kawaii girls fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

big Kokeshi doll kawaii girls fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

Patchwork kawaii Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

Patchwork kawaii Kokeshi doll fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

What customers make with our fabrics: girl’s dress and dog collar

Time to show off some adorable products some of our customers made with our fabrics. Cherie Amelie from Portugal sewed a super cute girl’s dress with our Little Red Riding Hood Kokka fabric. She posted a whole album full of adorable pictures of her little model posing for the camera, who obviously felt very comfortable in that wonderful summer dress. Unfortunately that fabric is currently sold out in our shop, but we still have many other kawaii Little Red Riding Hood fabrics in stock.

Our UK customer Emily from Leading the Pack made super cute dog collars with our fabrics. That’s an awesome idea, we haven’t seen anything like this done before. Especially the funny Timeless Treasures dog paw fabric is really great for a dog collar. We love it.

If you also want to show us what you made with our fabrics or other crafting products from our shop, just post a picture on our Facebook wall. We always appreciate it.

Cherie AMelie from Portugal made this adorable dress for girls with our Kokka fabric

Cherie Amelie from Portugal made this adorable dress for girls with our Kokka fabric

What a wonderful summer dress. Check out her Facebook photo album to see more pictures

What a wonderful summer dress. Check out her Facebook photo album to see more pictures

cute Little Red Riding Hood Kokka fabric forrest bear

cute Little Red Riding Hood Kokka fabric forrest bear

Emily from Leading the Pack in the UK made great dog collars with several fabrics from our shop

Emily from Leading the Pack in the UK made great dog collars with several fabrics from our shop

black designer fabric with colourful paw prints cat

black designer fabric with colourful paw prints cat

brown florets fabric with birds by Michael Miller

brown florets fabric with birds by Michael Miller

white Michael Miller fabric with many small flowers

white Michael Miller fabric with many small flowers

New: Sesame Street stationery

Who doesn’t remember Elmo, Cookie Monster or Ernie & Bert? Generations have been growing up with the cute characters from Sesame Street and still are. We now have some adorable Sesame Street products in our shop, mainly memo pads, deco tapes and pencil cases. Be sure to check out the super kawaii reversible Sesame Street plush pencil case. One side is red Elmo, but you can also flip the case inside out to have a cute blue cookie monster pencil case.

red Elmo Sesame Street ring binder notebook from Japan

red Elmo Sesame Street ring binder notebook from Japan

Sesame Street newspaper notebook exercise book Elmo Japan

Sesame Street newspaper notebook exercise book Elmo Japan

beige Sesame Street notebook exercise book Elmo from Japan

beige Sesame Street notebook exercise book Elmo from Japan

white Sesame Street Washi Masking Tape deco tape

white Sesame Street Washi Masking Tape deco tape

black Sesame Street USA Elmo ring binder notebook

black Sesame Street USA Elmo ring binder notebook

white Sesame street pencil case from Japan Elmo Muppet

white Sesame street pencil case from Japan Elmo Muppet

red Sesame Street Elmo reversible plush pencil case Muppet

red Sesame Street Elmo reversible plush pencil case Muppet

cute Sesame Street Sticky Deco Tape Elmo Cookie Monster

cute Sesame Street Sticky Deco Tape Elmo Cookie Monster

We have super cool Anime fabrics

If you are looking for a really extraordinary fabric design you’re right at our shop. We just added lots of cool Anime fabrics which you can find in our Asia fabrics category. The designs are from the company Trans-Pacific Textiles, a small fabric manufacturer located in Hawaii. Not just do they have an unusual location but also a Japanese fabric designer, who designs lots of cool prints around Japanese pop culture. So check our all our new Trans-Pacific Textiles fabrics.

Japanese fighter anime fabric from the USA manga fabric

Japanese fighter anime fabric from the USA manga fabric

kawaii Japanese Anime Space Surfer fabric from the USA

kawaii Japanese Anime Space Surfer fabric from the USA

kawaii Japanese Anime fairy tale fabric blue Snow White

kawaii Japanese Anime fairy tale fabric blue Snow White

yellow travel anime Asia fabric Trans-Pacific Textiles USA

yellow travel anime Asia fabric Trans-Pacific Textiles USA

Japanese Hawaii boy anime fabric pink from the USA

Japanese Hawaii boy anime fabric pink from the USA

kawaii Japanese Anime Kimono Geisha fabric from the USA

kawaii Japanese Anime Kimono Geisha fabric from the USA

Our favourite product of the week: Timeless Treasure summer fabrics

Are you in the mood for a holiday? After you have seen these summer fabrics you’ll want to plan your summer vacation right away. We got them with our latest Timeless Treasures delivery and think they put you in a super sunny mood. They are our favourite product of the week.

turquoise Florida animal fabric flamingo Timeless Treasures

turquoise Florida animal fabric flamingo Timeless Treasures

colourful surfboard stripe fabric Timeless Treasures USA

colourful surfboard stripe fabric Timeless Treasures USA

blue macaw parrot animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

blue macaw parrot animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

blue dolphin animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

blue dolphin animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

yellow Timeless Treasures summer sunglasses fabric

yellow Timeless Treasures summer sunglasses fabric

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