Help us find the Sumikkogurashi!

Oh dear, those Sumikkogurashi really live up to their name. They’re so shy, they’ve hidden themselves somewhere in our office! Can you help us find these cute San-X critters in the picture below? We need your help locating the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard. Click on the image for a larger view!

Check out the new plush toys we have to know who to look for. Plus check out more fun San-X plush toys we have available (we have included a few in this post below the Sumikkogurashi to give you an idea, such as cute cats and Korilakkuma!).

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Have you heard of the expression ‘April showers bring May flowers’? It essentially means rainy weather in April will bring lots of beautiful flowers next month. April has just kicked off and over here in Hong Kong, the weather is actually quite lovely and sunny! But still, it’s best to be prepared for the rain, isn’t it? Check out some of our beautiful laminate fabrics which you can transform into numerous waterproof items such as bags, bibs, raincoats etc. Our laminates include awesome Hello Kitty designs and more! Or if you happen to like rainy weather, check out some of the stunning rain themed fabrics we have available!

white Hello Kitty colorful comic manga story laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

white Hello Kitty colorful comic manga story laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

red Hello Kitty teddy bear lips laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

red Hello Kitty teddy bear lips laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

light pink Hello Kitty face text laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

light pink Hello Kitty face text laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

cream My Melody rabbit dot laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

cream My Melody rabbit dot laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

orange-yellow Gudetama funny yolk cracked egg laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

orange-yellow Gudetama funny yolk cracked egg laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

orange grey cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

orange grey cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

white pink raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

white pink raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

white grey raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

white grey raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

white coral orange raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

white coral orange raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

white blue raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

white blue raindrop fabric by Michael Miller USA

light blue raindrop fabric with umbrellas boots design Michael Miller

light blue raindrop fabric with umbrellas boots design Michael Miller

light blue cats & dogs rain oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

light blue cats & dogs rain oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

light blue raindrop water fabric from Elizabeth's Studio USA

light blue raindrop water fabric from Elizabeth’s Studio USA

white Robert Kaufman navy blue raindrop fabric

white Robert Kaufman navy blue raindrop fabric

Easter Sale 2016!

It’s Easter and it’s time for a sale! From today until next Monday, March 28th, 23:59pm, we’re offering a 15% discount on all our products on modes4u.com (items on sale and shipping costs excluded). We’ve added lots of new products to our store over the past few weeks, including stunning fabrics, kawaii stationery, and more!

To get the discount you have to enter the coupon code “Easter2016” during checkout. The discount is not valid for shipping costs and items on sale.

Now is the time to get your hands on the products you’ve been eyeing! Happy shopping!

Easter Sale 2016! 15% off until next Monday, March 28th!

Easter Sale 2016! 15% off until next Monday, March 28th!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

This a day on which many individuals celebrate Irish culture with special events, food and parades. A signature color on St. Patrick’s Day is green and you may see plenty of shamrock decorations around too! We recently got new bento accessories in green with clovers which can be used for this special day (but they can also be used any other day too!). We also have super cute stationery with these lucky leaves. Let’s have a green/clover filled post for today and for those of you who celebrate, we at modes wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

clover bento box tissue papers

clover bento box tissue papers

clover bento box food sandwich wrapping papers

clover bento box food sandwich wrapping papers

clover food picks forks for Bento Box Lunch Box

clover food picks forks for Bento Box Lunch Box

cute clovers stirrer for drinks Utensils

cute clovers stirrer for drinks Utensils

cute clovers spoons for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers spoons for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers forks for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers forks for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clover bento lunch box paper cups

cute clover bento lunch box paper cups

panda clover rabbit flower bento candy bags from Japan

panda clover rabbit flower bento candy bags from Japan

flower and clover Baran set divider sheets Bento Box Lunch Box

flower and clover Baran set divider sheets Bento Box Lunch Box

silicone band bento box set rabbit bear cloverleaf flower

silicone band bento box set rabbit bear cloverleaf flower

cloverleaf bee bug food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

cloverleaf bee bug food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

green Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

green Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Iiwaken dog pencil clover glitter San-X

white Iiwaken dog pencil clover glitter San-X

beige Geo Pop green circle canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

beige Geo Pop green circle canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

light green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with green dots

light green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with green dots

forest green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with white dots

forest green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with white dots

Over the Moon!

This week we saw a rare solar eclipse, where the moon passes in front of the sun and momentarily turns day into night (depending on where you live!). Did you catch it? In honor of this fantastic astronomical wonder, we’re highlighting some out-of-this-world products we have in store including gorgeous children’s fabrics, stationery and deco tapes which feature the moon, stars and more outer space goodness!

 

blue night owl children fabric Rhyme Time

blue night owl children fabric Rhyme Time

cute blue girl fairy music fairy tale fabric by Kokka from Japan

cute blue girl fairy music fairy tale fabric by Kokka from Japan

blue camel desert animal stripes cotton fabric

blue camel desert animal stripes cotton fabric

blue night sky moon hearts Washi Masking Tape deco tape

blue night sky moon hearts Washi Masking Tape deco tape

coloring fabric with astronaut star moon rocket Michael Miller

coloring fabric with astronaut star moon rocket Michael Miller

cute dark blue star magic teddy bear A4 plastic file folder

cute dark blue star magic teddy bear A4 plastic file folder

blue Star and moon fabric by Michael Miller USA

blue Star and moon fabric by Michael Miller USA

navy blue star fabric by Michael Miller Star Struck

navy blue star fabric by Michael Miller Star Struck

cute colourful star deco tape sticky tape from Japan

cute colourful star deco tape sticky tape from Japan

blue spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

blue spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

charcoal grey rocket spaceship fabric 'Spaced Out' Robert Kaufman

charcoal grey rocket spaceship fabric ‘Spaced Out’ Robert Kaufman

white stars fabric 'Stars-A-Lined' Primary by Michael Miller USA

white stars fabric ‘Stars-A-Lined’ Primary by Michael Miller USA

dark blue star constellation zodiac fabric Night Sky Robert Kaufman USA

dark blue star constellation zodiac fabric Night Sky Robert Kaufman USA

turquoise-sea green Moon and Stars glitter fabric Michael Miller USA

turquoise-sea green Moon and Stars glitter fabric Michael Miller USA

cute blue owl star night mini Note Pad from Japan

cute blue owl star night mini Note Pad from Japan

white star paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

white star paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

die-cut black planet star galaxy Masking Tape deco tape from Japan

die-cut black planet star galaxy Masking Tape deco tape from Japan

Patchwork Perfection

We’ve added tons of beautiful new fabrics to our store in a wide array of designs, with designs including shiny metallic dots and stripes, and more gorgeous floral patterns. There are so many to choose from! Why not have a little fun putting them together in patchwork projects? We found some super creative patchwork creations we’re sure you’ll love too. Maybe they’ll inspire you to try your own patchwork project and if you do, please send us a picture of your creations, we’d love to see them! Make sure to check out some of the fabrics we have, below!

 

This is a stunning bag! Courtesy of SewCanShe.

This is a stunning bag! Courtesy of SewCanShe.

Stylish and fun. Also courtesy of SewCanShe.

Stylish and fun. Also courtesy of SewCanShe.

Super cute, super cool too! Courtesy of Craftsy.

Super cute, super cool too! Courtesy of Craftsy.

Create an animal with patchwork design! Also courtesy of Craftsy.

Create an animal with patchwork design! Also courtesy of Craftsy.

Stay warm with a delightful patchwork quilt. Courtesy of Rosie Buttons.

Stay warm with a delightful patchwork quilt. Courtesy of Rosie Buttons.

This is a fun number for the little ones. Courtesy of Huppie Mama.

This is a fun number for the little ones. Courtesy of Huppie Mama.

turquoise dogs & dots Canvas fabric Kokka Japan

turquoise dogs & dots Canvas fabric Kokka Japan

cream color double gauze colorful stripes shapes Kokka fabric

cream color double gauze colorful stripes shapes Kokka fabric

pink mini heart Canvas fabric Kokka Japan

pink mini heart Canvas fabric Kokka Japan

multicolor squiggle oxford fabric by Kokka

multicolor squiggle oxford fabric by Kokka

mustard yellow Kokka grey-green flower fabric

mustard yellow Kokka grey-green flower fabric

light cream structured Asia flower leaf fish Kokka Dobby fabric

light cream structured Asia flower leaf fish Kokka Dobby fabric

red cute white flower fabric by Kokka

red cute white flower fabric by Kokka

structured colorful Asia flower Kokka Dobby fabric

structured colorful Asia flower Kokka Dobby fabric

hot pink colorful cute flower oxford fabric by Kokka

hot pink colorful cute flower oxford fabric by Kokka

dark grey-purple cute flower fabric by Kokka

dark grey-purple cute flower fabric by Kokka

More Must-Have Michael Miller Fabrics

We have plenty of beautiful new Michael Miller fabrics in our store. The designs include dots, stripes and other beautiful patterns in multiple stunning colors that are sure to catch anyone’s eye. Soft, simple and sweet, these fabrics are great if you wish to make a wide array of items such as pillow cases, clothes, bags etc. If you’re looking for something a bit more edgy, make sure to check out the Michael Miller skulls fabrics we also have. They’re cool, fun and will definitely help you make a statement!

grey red colorful stripe fabric Michael Miller

grey red colorful stripe fabric Michael Miller

green purple colorful stripe fabric Michael Miller

green purple colorful stripe fabric Michael Miller

blue white stripe fabric Michael Miller

blue white stripe fabric Michael Miller

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

red fabric with square design Michael Miller

red fabric with square design Michael Miller

navy blue Michael Miller fabric small green polka dots

navy blue Michael Miller fabric small green polka dots

red Michael Miller fabric small pink polka dots

red Michael Miller fabric small pink polka dots

orchid Michael Miller fabric small white polka dots

orchid Michael Miller fabric small white polka dots

black fabric blue purple flowers big Skull cross bones Michael Miller

black fabric blue purple flowers big Skull cross bones Michael Miller

black fabric pink orange flowers Skull cross bones 'Charm Skull' Michael Miller

black fabric pink orange flowers Skull cross bones ‘Charm Skull’ Michael Miller

light blue fabric with blue black leaf and Skulls 'Goth Damask' Michael Miller

light blue fabric with blue black leaf and Skulls ‘Goth Damask’ Michael Miller

black fabric with pink grey white Skulls 'Skull of Rock' Michael Miller

black fabric with pink grey white Skulls ‘Skull of Rock’ Michael Miller

Get a red pocket surprise with your order for Chinese New Year!

Modes4u is celebrating Chinese New Year with you! The next 3,600 orders in our online shop will receive a wonderful and kawaii red pocket! The pockets feature a super cute monkey design, to ring in the Year of the Monkey. It is part of CNY tradition for these red pockets to be filled with money gifts, and then be handed out to friends and family. Our red pockets to you will be filled up too (not with money though!). In our red pockets you’ll find an adorable little surprise gift!

Order soon if you’d like to receive a red pocket. We begin sending them out now and we expect they’ll all be gone in just a few days.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to Chinese New Year public holidays from February 6th to 10th, we can’t ship any orders, as all post offices are closed. From Thursday, February 11th, we will start shipping again.

Order quickly to get your red pocket surprise!

Order quickly to get your red pocket surprise!

Washi Tape Art!

If you’re looking for an enjoyable art project that’s fun for the whole family, why not create something unique using Washi tape? We’ve got tons of beautiful Washi tapes with various patterns, characters, animals etc. that can liven up any surface! You can even couple them with a few stickers and some colorful paper to turn a boring everyday item into a whimsical masterpiece. Check some of the fun ideas we found online, as well as Washi tapes we have available.

Make your own Washi tape pet! Courtesy of The Artful Parent

Make your own Washi tape pet! Courtesy of The Artful Parent

Place Washi tape on any item to make it stand out! Courtesy of Halloween Wikii

Place Washi tape on any item to make it stand out! Courtesy of Halloween Wikii

Get creative with Washi tape puppets. Courtesy of Precious Paper

Get creative with Washi tape puppets. Courtesy of Precious Paper

Use Washi tape to liven up a room. Courtesy of Charlotte's Fancy

Use Washi tape to liven up a room. Courtesy of Charlotte’s Fancy

Tell a story with tape! Courtesy of Ninainvorm

Tell a story with tape! Courtesy of Ninainvorm

colorful Great Britain Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

colorful Great Britain Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

white red pink ballerina Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

white red pink ballerina Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

blue penguin paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

blue penguin paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

white taupe town cat Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

white taupe town cat Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

white die-cut sweet treat paper Masking Tape deco tape by Japan

white die-cut sweet treat paper Masking Tape deco tape by Japan

Little Red Riding Hood shiny Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

Little Red Riding Hood shiny Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

grey penguin paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

grey penguin paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

Origami for Anyone and Everyone

Winter is in full swing in many parts of the world, which means more time spent indoors! So why not have some origami fun to pass the time? Origami is a Japanese art form of folding paper into various shapes and we have plenty of cute origami paper to get you started! Maybe you can add an extra touch to your creations with some stamps and/or stickers too! Check out some cute designs we found as well as beautiful origami paper we have available.

A super cute rabbit, courtesy of Origami Maniacs

A super cute rabbit, courtesy of Origami Maniacs

Animals and fruits! Courtesy of LiveBinders

Animals and fruits! Courtesy of LiveBinders

kawaii colorful strawberry Origami Note pad from Japan

kawaii colorful strawberry Origami Note pad from Japan

kawaii colorful butterfly Origami Note pad from Japan

kawaii colorful butterfly Origami Note pad from Japan

kawaii pink with rabbit and princess Origami Note pad from Japan

kawaii pink with rabbit and princess Origami Note pad from Japan

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