Our favourite product of the week: San-X Washi tapes

Yay, finally we have Washi Tapes with the cute San-X characters. We added quite a few Washi tapes with Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus and Kutusita Nyanko to our shop. They are our favourite product of the week.

yellow Rilakkuma bear pancakes Washi Masking Tape deco tape

yellow Rilakkuma bear pancakes Washi Masking Tape deco tape

white I love Rilakkuma heart Washi Masking Tape deco tape

white I love Rilakkuma heart Washi Masking Tape deco tape

pink Rilakkuma bear sweets Washi Masking Tape deco tape

pink Rilakkuma bear sweets Washi Masking Tape deco tape

blue Rilakkuma yellow chick Washi Masking Tape

blue Rilakkuma yellow chick Washi Masking Tape

dark blue Sentimental Circus moon Washi Masking Tape

dark blue Sentimental Circus moon Washi Masking Tape

pink Sentimental Circus card game Washi Masking Tape

pink Sentimental Circus card game Washi Masking Tape

pink Chocopa chocolate panda bear Washi Masking Tape

pink Chocopa chocolate panda bear Washi Masking Tape

pink Piggy Girl pig lace Washi Masking Tape

pink Piggy Girl pig lace Washi Masking Tape

white Kutusita Nyanko cats city Washi Masking Tape

white Kutusita Nyanko cats city Washi Masking Tape

New characters in our shop: Sumikkogurashi

In late 2012 San-X released a new character: Sumikkogurashi. We now got the first products with these funny looking fellas, but didn’t really know much about them. Fortunately we found the quirky blog which explained what Sumikkogurashi is. Literally the name means ‘Corner Living’. All the cute little characters are super shy which is why they like to hide in the corner where they feel safe. The Sumikkogurashi consists of many different characters like a white bear, a penguin, a snail, a cat, pork cutlet, dust, weed and more. Do you like them?

light pink Sumikkogurashi towel bear cat penguin snail

light pink Sumikkogurashi towel bear cat penguin snail

fluffy Sumikkogurashi polar bear pencil case San-X

fluffy Sumikkogurashi polar bear pencil case San-X

Super wide new Robert Kaufman fabrics

Spot on for the new ‘Spot on’ collection by Robert Kaufman. This series is quite different from all the Robert Kaufman fabrics we have so far, because it is super wide. Every fabrics has a width of 108″ / 2,74m! So it is perfect for all projects where you need wide fabrics: curtains, bed clothes, clothes and so on.

super wide red circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide red circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide turquoise circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide turquoise circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide navy blue circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide navy blue circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide pink circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide pink circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide orange circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

super wide orange circle fabric Robert Kaufman USA

Our favourite product of the week: birch polka dot fabrics

Polka Dots are awsome! So can you guess what our favourite product of the week is? Right, it’s polka dot fabrics, birch polka dot fabrics to be more precise. The organic fabric manufacturer from the USA has such a lovely polka dot line as part of their “mod basics” collection by Jay-Cyn Designs. We got at least 10 new different designs.

green birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

green birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

brown birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

brown birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

teal birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

teal birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA orange dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA orange dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA yellow dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA yellow dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA salmon red dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA salmon red dots

New Michael Miller fabrics and cotton sateen

It’s fabric time again, we just finished adding lots of new Michael Miller fabrics to our shop. We have lots of new collections with adorable animal prints, but also cool graphical designs with polka dots and other patterns. We can also introduce a new material in our shop: cotton sateen. It is 100% cotton but a little heavier than regular Michael Miller cotton fabrics. It has a wonderful smooth feel and is therefore very suitable for sewing light home decor like cushions, curtains, kitchen decoration and so on. The cotton sateen fabrics from the bekko collection by designer Trenna Travis come in wonderful graphical prints such as stripes, swirls, waves and more which are great designs for home decor.

grass green ring pattern cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

grass green ring pattern cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

pink tatami stripes cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

pink tatami stripes cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

black pattern cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

black pattern cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

orange wave pattern cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

orange wave pattern cotton sateen fabric Michael Miller

patchwork forest animal fabric Michael Miller fox squirrel

patchwork forest animal fabric Michael Miller fox squirrel

cute zoo animal patchwork fabric giraffe Michael Miller

cute zoo animal patchwork fabric giraffe Michael Miller

cute brown owl fabric Michael Miller from the USA

cute brown owl fabric Michael Miller from the USA

black mushroom fabric Michael Miller from the USA

black mushroom fabric Michael Miller from the USA

navy blue chain link fabric by Michael Miller

navy blue chain link fabric by Michael Miller

red cute flower fabric by Michael Miller USA

red cute flower fabric by Michael Miller USA

purple Michael Miller fabric tea pot cup rose

purple Michael Miller fabric tea pot cup rose

black Michael Miller rose fabric with white dots

black Michael Miller rose fabric with white dots

blue Michael Miller animal fabric jungle lion

blue Michael Miller animal fabric jungle lion

white elephant fabric by Michael Miller from the USA pink

white elephant fabric by Michael Miller from the USA pink

yellow acorn nut fabric by Michael Miller from the USA

yellow acorn nut fabric by Michael Miller from the USA

navy blue polka big colorful dot fabric by Michael Miller

navy blue polka big colorful dot fabric by Michael Miller

white polka dot fabric purple by Michael Miller

white polka dot fabric purple by Michael Miller

green dot fabric with brown polka dots by Michael Miller

green dot fabric with brown polka dots by Michael Miller

We have Mameshiba products in our shop

Green is all we see, because we have been adding lots of Mameshiba products to our shop. Now you can find a big mixture of charms, plush toys, wallets, memo pads, pens, stickers, phone accessories, mobile phone plugs and bento accessories on modes4u.com.

Mameshiba are super popular Japanese characters, which are bean dogs. The most popular one is the green Edamame Mameshiba, but there are also lots of other characters such as Black Bean, Chili Bean, Tiger Bean, Sword Bean, Jelly Beans and so on. We also carry products from the cute Babyshiba series, in which the Mameshiba bean dogs are little babies, as well as the “Mameshiba x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu” collection, for which the Japanese kawaii singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu collaborated with Mameshiba manufacturer Dentsu and created bean dogs with bows, unicorns and punks.

super big green Mameshiba bean dog plush toy

super big green Mameshiba bean dog plush toy

dark purple Mameshiba bean dog plush wallet charm

dark purple Mameshiba bean dog plush wallet charm

blue Mameshiba unicorn bean dog rubber charm

blue Mameshiba unicorn bean dog rubber charm

kawaii green Mameshiba bean dog in soy bean charm

kawaii green Mameshiba bean dog in soy bean charm

cute Dentsu green Mameshiba bean dog charm

cute Dentsu green Mameshiba bean dog charm

cute white Mameshiba bean dog charm by Dentsu

cute white Mameshiba bean dog charm by Dentsu

Mameshiba orange Babyshiba bean dog charm cake

Mameshiba orange Babyshiba bean dog charm cake

purple bow Mameshiba bean dog mobile phone earphone plug

purple bow Mameshiba bean dog mobile phone earphone plug

yellow Mameshiba bean dog tin case wallet coin case

yellow Mameshiba bean dog tin case wallet coin case

Mameshiba green Babyshiba fruit bean dog Memo Pad

Mameshiba green Babyshiba fruit bean dog Memo Pad

cute Mameshiba bean dogs Post-it bookmark sticker

cute Mameshiba bean dogs Post-it bookmark sticker

round Mameshiba bean dog epoxy stickers button stickers

round Mameshiba bean dog epoxy stickers button stickers

Mameshiba rough Babyshiba baby fruit bean dog stickers

Mameshiba rough Babyshiba baby fruit bean dog stickers

Mameshiba bean dogs wirh dots notebook exercise book

Mameshiba bean dogs wirh dots notebook exercise book

 

mt Casa Washi Tapes for walls and furniture

If you are looking for a new and easy way for home decoration the answer is here: Washi Tapes from the mt Casa series. The Japanese Masking Tape manufacturer mt especially designed these tapes to be used for decorating walls, furniture, tiles etc. As you can see on the pictures from the little booklet that mt released the Washi Tapes can be used to decorate anything at your home. There is no need to paint walls or hang wallpaper anymore, as the tapes can be stuck to the walls and be removed anytime without leaving any trace. The tapes stick on almost all materials such as wood, plastic, wallpaper, tiles, glass etc.

The mt Casa series is a great for decorating children’s rooms, colour up white or single-coloured furniture or walls, write messages or decorate for holidays such as Christmas or Easter.

We carry most of the tapes from the series and every colour and pattern we have is available in 3 different widths – 5cm, 10cm or 20cm. There are lots of single-coloured tapes but also a couple of designs with dots or flowers. Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post to learn what you can do with mt Casa.

Walls and furniture look super pretty with stripes of mt Casa Washi Tapes

Walls and furniture look super pretty with stripes of mt Casa Washi Tapes

You can also use it on doors, tiles, cupboards and more

You can also use it on doors, tiles, cupboards and more

It is a great way to decorate your home without having to paint or hang wallpapers

It is a great way to decorate your home without having to paint or hang wallpapers

You can create any picture, shape or writing you want

You can create any picture, shape or writing you want

It is a wonderful thing for the childrens room

It is a wonderful thing for the childrens room

The tapes can be removed easily without any trace

The tapes can be removed easily without any trace

You can decorate for all seasons and occasions

You can decorate for all seasons and occasions

The mt Casa tapes are available in many different colours, patterns and sizes

The mt Casa tapes are available in many different colours, patterns and sizes

wide pink mt Casa Washi Masking Tape 5cm deco tape

wide pink mt Casa Washi Masking Tape 5cm deco tape

wide mt Casa Washi Tape 5cm dots red green deco tape

wide mt Casa Washi Tape 5cm dots red green deco tape

extra wide blue mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm deco tape

extra wide blue mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm deco tape

extra wide mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm lilac dots deco tape

extra wide mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm lilac dots deco tape

super wide lilac mt Casa Washi Masking Tape 20cm deco tape

super wide lilac mt Casa Washi Masking Tape 20cm deco tape

super wide mt Casa Washi Tape 20cm red rose deco tape

super wide mt Casa Washi Tape 20cm red rose deco tape

Our favourite product of the week: Mameshiba iPhone 4S / 4 cases

Here they are, the first two Mameshiba products we carry in our shop. Of course they are our favourite product of the week, as we have been working super hard to get them. They are iPhone hard covers for all iPhones 4S or 4 with very colourful Mameshiba bean designs. We think they are super cool as the patterns are slightly retro but the Mameshiba characters are super kawaii.

blue-white Mameshiba bean iPhone 4S / 4  hardcover case

blue-white Mameshiba bean iPhone 4S / 4 hardcover case

Mameshiba bean dot star iPhone 4S / 4  hardcover case

Mameshiba bean dot star iPhone 4S / 4 hardcover case

Kawaii Rilakkuma cases for iPhone 5

Smartphones are really cool devices, but choosing a case or accessories can sometimes be more exciting than the phone itself. If you are the proud owner of the latest iPhone 5 you now have many new opportunities, because we got a whole bunch of kawaii Rilakkuma iPhone cases. There are regular plastic ones with adorable bear or chick designs, but we also have a series of plush phone case designs. They feel very fluffy and are lots of fun. If you like some bling bling you might want to take a look at our rhinestone Rilakkuma cases. They sparkle from top to bottom, as the plastic cases are covered with hundreds of glittering stones.

Rilakkuma brown bear  iPhone 5 plush hard cover case

Rilakkuma brown bear iPhone 5 plush hard cover case

Rilakkuma yellow chick iPhone 5 hard cover case

Rilakkuma yellow chick iPhone 5 hard cover case

Rilakkuma white bear as bunny iPhone 5 hard cover case

Rilakkuma white bear as bunny iPhone 5 hard cover case

yellow Rilakkuma bear iPhone 5 hard cover case from Japan

yellow Rilakkuma bear iPhone 5 hard cover case from Japan

Rilakkuma white bear iPhone 5 plush hard cover case San-X

Rilakkuma white bear iPhone 5 plush hard cover case San-X

Korilakkuma rhinestone iPhone 5 hard cover case Deco Den

Korilakkuma rhinestone iPhone 5 hard cover case Deco Den

Rilakkuma rhinestone iPhone 5 hard cover case Deco Den

Rilakkuma rhinestone iPhone 5 hard cover case Deco Den

DIY Mother’s Day Craft with Washi Tape

We have a super cute, fast and cheap idea for a very personal Mother’s Day gift: Make a wall decoration with your own silhouette for your mother. It’s a great variation from giving framed pictures of yourself and just takes a few minutes to make. All you need are a couple of Washi Tapes, a side-face picture of yourself, a pair of scissors, a pen and some baking paper. This is how we did it:

1. Stick your picture with some tape on a window, stick your baking paper over it and sketch the outline of your head with a marker or pen.

2. Use different Masking Tapes to stick over the sketch on the sheet of baking paper. Make sure the tape stripes always overlap the outline and always stick it a bit onto the previous stripe, so that all the stripes are well connected (otherwise you’ll have trouble taking your silhouette off the baking paper later).

3. Turn the baking paper sheet around and cut out the silhouette.

4. Carefully remove the Washi Tape silhouette from the baking paper. Be sure you start removing the paper on the first stripe you stuck.

5. Stick the silhouette onto the wall.

Of course you can modify this technique in any way you want. For example you could make two silhouettes (your mother and yourself facing each other) or you could put your silhouette on a card or frame it. We really like the idea of sticking it directly on the wall and surprising your mother with it. You can easily remove the picture to another spot, it will come off very easily without a trace.

Super easy and fast DIY project for Mother's Day. Make a Washi Tape Silhouette

Super easy and fast DIY project for Mother’s Day. Make a Washi Tape Silhouette

You need: Washi Tapes, a side-face picture of yourself, scissors, pen and baking paper

You need: Washi Tapes, a side-face picture of yourself, scissors, pen and baking paper

Sketch the outline of the head with a marker on the baking paper by sticking it onto the picture on a window

Sketch the outline of the head with a marker on the baking paper by sticking it onto the picture on a window

Choose the Washi Tapes for your project

Choose the Washi Tapes for your project

Stick the tapes on the silhouette, make sure the tapes overlap

Stick the tapes on the silhouette, make sure the tapes overlap

Stick tapes onto the whole silhouette and always go beyond the outline

Stick tapes onto the whole silhouette and always go beyond the outline

You can still see the outline super well when turning the baking paper around

You can still see the outline super well when turning the baking paper around

Cut out the silhouette

Cut out the silhouette

Looks pretty

Looks pretty

Carefully remove the baking paper, make sure you start on the top

Carefully remove the baking paper, make sure you start on the top

Stick the silhouette on the wall and you are done!

Stick the silhouette on the wall and you are done!