Chanrio Maker: Design your personal Sanrio character

Have you ever wanted to enter the world of Sanrio? Now might be your chance. With the new Chanrio Maker you can create your own digital character to meet Hello Kitty and My Melody.

In order to design your own cute Sanrio avatar you can upload photos, customize your style and choose from many colorful outfits, costumes and accessories.

Once you are happy with your own Chanrio, just name and download your character as a png file. In addition you can get a Chanrio Card printed with your character that allows you to get discounts at Puroland, Sanrio’s theme park in Tama New Town, Tokyo. We have tried it out and already feel a bit closer to our favorite characters.

With the Chanrio Maker you can design your personal Sanrio character.

With the Chanrio Maker you can design your personal Sanrio character.

You can choose from many outfits and costumes that fit your style.

You can choose from many outfits and costumes that fit your style.

You can also choose many Sanrio accessories to accompany your avatar.

You can also choose many Sanrio accessories to accompany your avatar.

Our Chanrio and her cute Sanrio friends make a great team. What do you think?

Our Chanrio and her cute Sanrio friends make a great team. What do you think?

white Hello Kitty Smile oxford fabric garden tulip flower by Sanrio from Japan

white Hello Kitty Smile oxford fabric garden tulip flower by Sanrio from Japan

Sanrio birthday cake Re-Ment miniature blind box Hello Kitty Little Twin Stars

Sanrio birthday cake Re-Ment miniature blind box Hello Kitty Little Twin Stars

Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online

Our Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online. You can now find all our amazing Halloween and Christmas themed fabrics as well as lots of cute stationery for the two holidays conveniently at a single click, saving you precious time otherwise spent browsing. You can find the two categories in the menu on the left-hand side in our online shop modes4u.com. If you already want to enjoy the spirit of the season you can decorate your iPhone with a kawaii Rilakkuma Halloween wallpaper. No pumpkin carving needed. Just click on the picture below to download the wallpaper for free. Happy shopping!

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

 

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

black Riley Blake 'Halloween Parade' fabric Halloween Magic

black Riley Blake ‘Halloween Parade’ fabric Halloween Magic

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X 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

New Halloween fabrics from Riley Blake and Timeless Treasures

Boo! Trick or Treat! Every year when we hear these words we are surprised how fast time has gone by. Although the pumpkins are still growing in the garden, in just a few weeks it’s going to be Halloween again. So it’s about time that we add new Halloween fabrics to our shop. We prepared ourselves with some spooky fabrics from Riley Blake. The adorable designs with little witches and vampires are just perfect for projects with children. For the older fans of ghosts and ghouls we also received some Timeless Treasures fabrics with gloomy graveyard atmosphere as well as funny fabrics with peculiar families, who live in horror houses like The Ghastlies and The Odditys. Halloween is coming. Don’t wait until the witching hour.

We love Halloween and the new Halloween fabrics in our shop.

We love Halloween and the new Halloween fabrics in our shop.

grey Riley Blake 'Halloween Parade' fabric Halloween Magic

grey Riley Blake ‘Halloween Parade’ fabric Halloween Magic

black glow in the dark Riley Blake pumpkin fabric Halloween Magic

black glow in the dark Riley Blake pumpkin fabric Halloween Magic

pale purple Riley Blake spider web fabric Halloween Magic

pale purple Riley Blake spider web fabric Halloween Magic

purple Halloween owl witches fabric Timeless Treasures USA

purple Halloween owl witches fabric Timeless Treasures USA

blue pumpkin mouse Halloween fabric Charmed by Quilting Treasures

blue pumpkin mouse Halloween fabric Charmed by Quilting Treasures

black white glow in the dark Halloween fabric Timeless Treasure

black white glow in the dark Halloween fabric Timeless Treasure

grey bat gothic Halloween double border fabric Timeless Treasures USA

grey bat gothic Halloween double border fabric Timeless Treasures USA

grey black Gothic raven Halloween fabric Timeless Treasures USA

grey black Gothic raven Halloween fabric Timeless Treasures USA

grey witch gallery fabric Alexander Henry The Ghastlies

grey witch gallery fabric Alexander Henry The Ghastlies

turquoise witch fabric Alexander Henry A Ghastlie End The Ghastlies

turquoise witch fabric Alexander Henry A Ghastlie End The Ghastlies

grey The Odditys black cat fabric by Elizabeth's Studio USA

grey The Odditys black cat fabric by Elizabeth’s Studio USA

grey The Odditys black cauldron fabric by Elizabeth's Studio USA

grey The Odditys black cauldron fabric by Elizabeth’s Studio USA

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

New organic fabric collections by birch

We have lovely new organic fabrics by birch in our shop. You can now order the cute collections Happy Town and Picnic Whimsy with funny animal designs as well as the stylish collection Bear Camp with many shades of blue and grey. Moreover, if you are looking for some stretch – we also have a lot of plain-colored birch knit fabrics.

Some of the new organic fabric from the birch collections Happy Town and Picnic Whimsy.

Some of the new organic fabric from the birch collections Happy Town and Picnic Whimsy.

white  'Happy Houses' colourful house organic fabric birch USA

white ‘Happy Houses’ colourful house organic fabric birch USA

sky blue 'Happy Pals' lion & giraffe animal birch knit organic fabric USA

sky blue ‘Happy Pals’ lion & giraffe animal birch knit organic fabric USA

orange leaf pattern & dots organic fabric birch 'leaves'

orange leaf pattern & dots organic fabric birch ‘leaves’

cream colour spot speckled birch knit organic fabric USA

cream colour spot speckled birch knit organic fabric USA

grey crocodile & flower animal organic fabric birch USA 'Lurking'

grey crocodile & flower animal organic fabric birch USA ‘Lurking’

off-white mushroom & raccoon organic fabric birch USA 'Mushroom Forest'

off-white mushroom & raccoon organic fabric birch USA ‘Mushroom Forest’

blue grey 'picnic' crocodile & penguin flower birch knit organic fabric USA

blue grey ‘picnic’ crocodile & penguin flower birch knit organic fabric USA

turquoise 'Bear Bois' tree stripes birch knit organic fabric from the USA

turquoise ‘Bear Bois’ tree stripes birch knit organic fabric from the USA

grey 'Bear Hike' bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

grey ‘Bear Hike’ bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

navy blue 'Bear Hike' bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

navy blue ‘Bear Hike’ bears birch poplin organic fabric USA

coral red 'Bear Bois' tree stripes birch poplin organic fabric USA

coral red ‘Bear Bois’ tree stripes birch poplin organic fabric USA

solid light green birch knit organic fabric from the USA

solid light green birch knit organic fabric from the USA

solid teal birch knit organic fabric from the USA

solid teal birch knit organic fabric from the USA

What customers make with our fabrics: Shirts, pillows & dresses for dolls

It’s time again for a short edition of “what customers make with our fabrics”. In the last weeks our French customer Little Clary showed us her cool UK flag shirt, she sewed using one of our Riley Blake fabrics. Our Spanish customer Momita reminded us of her tutorial for sewing garments with a funny ostriches using Robert Kaufman fabric and from Germany we received pictures of bright owl pillows for a children’s hospital. Another French customer Le Blog de Claire showed us her sewed collection of mini dresses for cute animal dolls, using Elizabeth’s studio fabric and fabrics from Japan.

What an amazing shirt made from our Riley Blake fabric by http://littleclary.canalblog.com/

What an amazing shirt made from our Riley Blake fabric by http://littleclary.canalblog.com/

We have many flag fabrics in our shop, but the Union Jack is the most popular design.

We have many flag fabrics in our shop, but the Union Jack is the most popular design.

A great piece of work with a lot of detail.

A great piece of work with many details.

One of the lovely owl pillows for a German children's hospital that will brighten the day.

One of the lovely owl pillows for a German children’s hospital that will brighten the day.

The green owl fabric used for the cushion is one of our most popular designs.

The green owl fabric used for the cushion is one of our most popular designs.

https://instagram.com/momita_blog/ sewing tutorial with Robert Kaufman ostrich fabric.

https://instagram.com/momita_blog/ sewing tutorial with Robert Kaufman ostrich fabric.

Le Blog de Claire from France is passionate about her mice with lovely dresses http://foncee.canalblog.com/

Le Blog de Claire from France is passionate about her mice with lovely dresses. http://foncee.canalblog.com/

This cheese fabric by Elizabeth's studio is well chosen for the cute rodent.

This cheese fabric by Elizabeth’s studio is well chosen for the cute rodent.

Creativity beyond borders. Our Japanese owl fabric makes cute dress for a French mouse.

Creativity beyond borders. Our Japanese owl fabric as a cute dress for a French mouse.

 

Gudetama ‘Eggs-hibition’ and store in Hong Kong.

Say hello to Gudetama, one of Sanrio‘s new characters. This year the lazy little egg came out of his shell to surprise customers in Hong Kong’s busy shopping area Mong Kok. Together with a pop-up store, fans can explore truly ‘egg-cellent’ exhibits, including a kawaii Gudetama themed bakery, a commuter train and Japanese restaurants. As the pictures from the Hong Kong website unwire show, there are also some special limited edition products on sale until September. However, fans of Gudetama and Hello Kitty don’t need to go egg-hunting, but can find their favorite Sanrio characters at modes4u.

Gudetama turns 10 and celebrates with cake and egg tart in Hong Kong.

Gudetama turns 10 and celebrates with cake and egg tart in Hong Kong.

This Gudetama style Sushi restaurant is part of a big 'Eggs-hibition'  in Hong Kong.

This Gudetama style Sushi restaurant is part of a big ‘Eggs-hibition’ in Hong Kong.

Fans can see many new forms of the lazy little egg, like this Shushi roll.

Fans can see many new forms of the lazy little egg, like this Shushi roll.

In the bakery everything looks funny, cute and delicious.

In the bakery everything looks funny, cute and delicious.

Nothing can stir him up. Gudetama has a reputation for being lazy.

Nothing can stir him up. Gudetama has a reputation for being lazy.

All aboard the Gudetama train. No ticket required.

All aboard the Gudetama train. No ticket required.

Conductor Gudetama seems to take a break... Again.

Conductor Gudetama seems to take a break… Again.

We are sure a real Gudetama Ramen restaurant would be a success in Hong Kong.

We are sure a real Gudetama Ramen restaurant would be a success in Hong Kong.

It looks like visitors can join Gudetama for lunch.

It looks like visitors can join Gudetama for lunch.

The pop-up store is very popular among shoppers and tourists.

The pop-up store is very popular among shoppers and tourists.

Some of the special Gudetama items in the shop.

Some of the special Gudetama items in the shop.

yellow Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

yellow Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

off-white Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

off-white Gudetama lazy egg fabric from Sanrio Japan

Sanrio birthday cake Re-Ment miniature blind box Hello Kitty Little Twin Stars

Sanrio birthday cake Re-Ment miniature blind box Hello Kitty Little Twin Stars

Little Twin Stars & My Melody 40th anniversary celebration in Hong Kong

Little Twin Stars and My Melody are celebrating their 40th Birthday this year. The cute Sanrio characters surprised customers in Hong Kong‘s shopping district Causeway Bay with a pop op store and an amazing exhibition, including a dream house, a flower truck, birthday cakes and much more. We found lovely pictures on the Hong Kong website jetsoclub, showing that the cute bunny and Kiki and Lala have become just as popular as their big sister Hello Kitty. The store in the colorful little house offers some special limited edition products, like kawaii pink anniversary backpacks. Fans can visit the exhibition until the end of August, but we just can’t wait to wish a Happy Birthday.

Little Twin Stars and My Melody celebrating their 40th Birthday.

Little Twin Stars and My Melody celebrating their 40th Birthday.

The cute Sanrio characters surprise shoppers in Hong Kong.

The cute Sanrio characters surprise shoppers in Hong Kong.

The shop offers some exclusive limited edition products.

The shop offers some exclusive limited edition products.

Kawaii pink Little Twin Stars & My Melody backpacks and more.

Kawaii pink Little Twin Stars & My Melody backpacks and more.

The colorful little dream house invites fans to visit until August 31st.

The colorful little dream house invites fans to visit until August 31st.

Cute delivery express. We wonder if we could send our orders like this.

Cute delivery express. We wonder if we could send our orders like this.

The anniversary exhibition also features friends of the little twins, like this cute mouse.

The anniversary exhibition also features Kiki and Lala’s friends.

Little Twin Stars unicorn lunch bag thermal bag from Japan

Little Twin Stars unicorn lunch bag thermal bag from Japan

Little Twin Stars dream house bedroom doll house Re-Ment miniature blind box

Little Twin Stars dream house bedroom doll house Re-Ment miniature blind box

My Melody bunny Vintage 5-pocket A4 file folder

My Melody bunny Vintage 5-pocket A4 file folder

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part4

Our overall impression of the Quilt Market fabric exhibition in Minneapolis this year was absolutely great and we certainly like to visit again. We reserved our final post for some American brands, we were able to talk to and already carry in our shop. We loved the creative concepts of Michael Miller and the beautiful patterns of the new collections by Henry Glass. Many new fabrics of these and less known suppliers, like Blank Quilting can already be found on modes4u and more will be available soon. We are grateful for all the inspiration and are sure we can bring you many fantastic fabrics in the future.

 

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

Great fun. The concept collection 'Color Me' allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

Great fun. The concept collection ‘Color Me’ allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

This dress look s surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

This dress looks surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric's hue matching the wall paper.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric’s hue matching the wall paper.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Wonderland in pink and grey make you feel at home at once.

Wonderland in pink and grey makes you feel at home at once.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

pastel colored 'Lady Claire' panel sewing  and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

pastel colored ‘Lady Claire’ panel sewing and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric 'Priscilla' Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric ‘Priscilla’ Blank Quilting USA

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

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