Happy New Year from modes4u

The whole modes4u team and all our cute San-X office mascots wish you a very Happy New Year.

The whole modes4u team and all office mascots wish you a Happy New Year

The whole modes4u team and all office mascots wish you a Happy New Year

Meet the San-X characters: Mofutans Mochi Bunnies

This year we met the fun Mofutans Mochi bunnies for the first time. There are quite a few of the cute rabbits; let’s get to know them better:

Mofutans Mochi rabbits are fluffy little bunnies that are extremely stretchy. They are as stretchy as the Japanese dessert Mochi and also as sticky as Mochi, because when they touch each other, they stick together. This happens quite a lot because they like to play and bite each other. If they are not playing together, they comb their super soft fur. Each Mofutans character is inspired by real rabbit breeds. So who is in the Mofutans familiy?

blue Mofutans Mochi rabbits 3-pocket A4 file folder

blue Mofutans Mochi rabbits 3-pocket A4 file folder

Mofutans

Mofutans is a white rabbit and the main character of the Mofutans family. He is very, very stretchy and a lot of times you will see him stretched super long because his friends were pulling him. He has long ears that almost hang on the ground. When he feels good his ears go up.

Japanese pink San-X Mofutans Mochi rabbits Note Pad

Japanese pink San-X Mofutans Mochi rabbits Note Pad

Tomotan

The grey rabbit Tomotan is Mofutans closest friends. Indeed they are so close that you will see Tomotan biting on Mofutans a lot. It looks like Tomotan is eating rice cake, but he is just gently nagging on his friend.

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

Potechi

The brown rabbit Potechi has the same color like potato chips. He is quite a naughty bunny, but also very popular among all the other rabbits.

light brown Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

light brown Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Chamu Chamu

Chamu Chamu has grey ears and a lot of fur. He is so furry that you can’t even see his legs. He loves to eat and always puts way too much food in his mouth.

cream-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

cream-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Norimaki

Norimaki has dark grey/black marks and looks like he’s wearing a mask. He is always sleepy.

white-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

white-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Angorajisan

This ball of fur is the the elderly rabbit Angorajisan. He is really old but also very wise.

white elderly Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

white elderly Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Ikimonogakari

The small pink rabbit is very tiny. Nobody knows what rabbit breed he is, it is an unknown type. This makes him very special. He easily makes friends with all the other rabbits.

pink mini Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

pink mini Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Limited Rilakkuma New Year’s Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep

According to Chinese zodiac 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. To celebrate it San-X released a very cute Rilakkuma limited plush toy edition. The Rilakkuma Chinese New Year sheep plushies have Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori wearing cute sheep costumes and holding lucky Daruma dolls.

Only a few retailers outside Japan are allowed to sell this limited edition, so be sure to get one if the Year of the Sheep has a special meaning to you.

Check out the limited Rilakkuma New Year's Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep in our shop

Check out the limited Rilakkuma New Year’s Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep in our shop

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma brown bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma brown bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma white bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma white bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma yellow chick as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma yellow chick as sheep plush toy

What customers made with our products: bags, clothes and bentos

We spotted so many lovely projects from our customers over the last months again on our Facebook site that it’s about time we introduce them here on the blog:

Samodiva’s Treasures sewed a lovely kindle cover with our Camelot Dream A Little Dream fabric. Don’t you just want to get comfy and start reading?

Samodiva's Treasures made a wonderful kindle cover with our Camelot fabric

Samodiva’s Treasures made a wonderful kindle cover with our Camelot fabric

blue night moth animal fabric Camelot Dream a Little Dream

blue night moth animal fabric Camelot Dream a Little Dream

Isn’t this diaper bag just amazing? Le Petit Monde de Lilaxel? sewed it using our Michael Miller Summer Night Lights Border fabric.

Le Petit Monde de Lilaxel? sewed a beautiful diaper bag with our Michael Miller fabric

Le Petit Monde de Lilaxel? sewed a beautiful diaper bag with our Michael Miller fabric

border fabric Summer Night Lights Twilight Michael Miller

border fabric Summer Night Lights Twilight Michael Miller

Our customer Evelin Mostafa made a gorgeous bag set with a handbag, coin case and pouch using our pretty Timeless Treasures autumn fabric.

A great bag set with our Timeless Treasures autumn fabric made by Evelin Mostafa?

A great bag set with our Timeless Treasures autumn fabric made by Evelin Mostafa

black autumn leaf tree fabric by Timeless Treasures

black autumn leaf tree fabric by Timeless Treasures

Les Bêtes de Céline showed us pictures of lots of pretty loop scarfs that she made. This one is sewn with our Spring sampler organic fabric by Cloud 9.

Les Bêtes de Céline made a pretty loop scarf with our Cloud 9 organic fabric

Les Bêtes de Céline made a pretty loop scarf with our Cloud 9 organic fabric

Spring Sampler Petal Pink Cloud 9 leaf organic fabric

Spring Sampler Petal Pink Cloud 9 leaf organic fabric

Per sfizio ma non solo showed us several projects on Facebook. She made a gorgeous pencil wrap case using several of our fabrics like e.g. the teal Urchin Forest organic birch fabric. She also showed her great project how to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt and used some of our fabrics like the pretty Voile Koi fabric as embellishment.

Super pretty pencil case made by Per sfizio ma non solo with many of our fabrics

Super pretty pencil case made by Per sfizio ma non solo with many of our fabrics

teal circle animal birch organic fabric Urchin Forest

teal circle animal birch organic fabric Urchin Forest

Per sfizio ma non solo turned an old pair of jeans into a skirt and used our fabrics as embellishments

Per sfizio ma non solo turned an old pair of jeans into a skirt and used our fabrics as embellishments

purple pattern Cloud 9 Voile organic fabric Koi from the USA

purple pattern Cloud 9 Voile organic fabric Koi from the USA

Redecorate Con Lola Godoy? made a lovely fridge magnet notepad that she covered with our Timeless Treasures raspberry fabric.

Redecorate Con Lola Godoy? made a pretty fridge magnet notepad covered with our raspberry fabric

Redecorate Con Lola Godoy? made a pretty fridge magnet notepad covered with our raspberry fabric

Raspberry fabric by Timeless Treasures from the USA

Raspberry fabric by Timeless Treasures from the USA

And finally also a non-fabric related product. Isabelle Torloting from the blog Lovin Bento used our 4pcs Eiffel Tower bento box set to make a delicious bento.

Isabelle Torloting? from Lovin Bento made pretty bentos with our Eiffel Tower bento box set

Isabelle Torloting from Lovin Bento made pretty bentos with our Eiffel Tower bento box set

Eiffel Tower and polka dots Bento Box 4 pcs Lunch Box

Eiffel Tower and polka dots Bento Box 4 pcs Lunch Box

Merry Christmas from modes4u

Merry Christmas to all of you from the whole modes4u team. Have a wonderful holiday with the ones you love and may there be lots of cuteness. We just discovered this super cute Rilakkuma wallpaper, click on the picture if you want to download it for free.

Merry Christmas from modes4u with this adorable Rilakkuma wallpaper

Merry Christmas from modes4u with this adorable Rilakkuma wallpaper

Our favorite Christmas DIYs on Pinterest

If you’re still looking for last minute ideas for Christmas decorations, check out our Our favorite Christmas DIY ideas board on Pinterest. We pinned many projects that we loved throughout the last months. Some DIYs are a bit more complex, especially if they require sewing. However, there are also lots of super easy ones like the cute cork reindeer DIY or the Rilakkuma charm Christmas tree that we absolutely adore. And how cute is that peanut chain?

Super cute cork reindeer on Pinterest

Super cute cork reindeer on Pinterest

Snowflake coasters on Pinterest

Snowflake coasters on Pinterest

Cute Christmas baby bib on Pinterest

Cute Christmas baby bib on Pinterest

Pretty Christmas wreath on Pinterest

Pretty Christmas wreath on Pinterest

Fun Rilakkuma charm Christmas tree on Pinterest

Fun Rilakkuma charm Christmas tree on Pinterest

Christmas elf hats on Pinterest

Christmas elf hats on Pinterest

Wonderful Christmas tree wall decoration on Pinterest

Wonderful Christmas tree wall decoration on Pinterest

Pretty Christmas apron on Pinterest

Pretty Christmas apron on Pinterest

Fun Christmas peanut chain on Pinterest

Fun Christmas peanut chain on Pinterest

Our amazing modes4u Christmas dinner

This year we had an amazing Christmas dinner with the whole modes4u team. We got to have an awesome Christmas dinner buffet at the very nice Cafe of Hyatt Regency Hotel in the district Sha Tin. The whole buffet area was decorated with snowmen, Santas, gingerbread houses, Christmas trees and lots of other Christmas symbols. The food was delicious too, it was a great selection of foods from all over the world, but of course there were some special Christmas treats like turkey and lots of wonderful Christmas desserts. They even had a chocolate fondue and you could dip biscuits and fruit into hot chocolate. So yummy.

We had a great Christmas dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sha Tin

We had a great Christmas dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sha Tin

The Christmas decoration was amazing

The Christmas decoration was amazing

Everyone loved the dessert section of the buffet area

Everyone loved the dessert section of the buffet area

There even was a gingerbread house

There even was a gingerbread house

A chocolate fondue - so christmassy

A chocolate fondue – so christmassy

Fun Christmas figurines

Fun Christmas figurines

Lots of Santa Claus decorations

Lots of Santa Claus decorations

The modes4u team at the restaurant - still with empty plates

The modes4u team at the restaurant – still with empty plates

There was a great selection of food with lots of different cuisines

There was a great selection of food with lots of different cuisines

The food was delicious!

The food was delicious!

New birch fabrics: Acorn Trail and Feather River

We have two lovely new organic fabric collections by birch in our shop. Acorn Trail is by Tegan White and a very cute collection with flower, bug and forest animal designs. A lot of the prints also include the cute girl Penny who hangs out with her forest animal friends.

Feather River is by Jay-Cyn Designs and revolves around the theme of Camping. There are lots of pretty nature and animal designs with bears, birds, trees, camping scenes and so on.

Many prints of both collections are also available as knits, flannels or strong canvas fabrics.

New birch fabrics on modes4u: collection Acorn Trail by Tegan White (picture by birch.com)

New birch fabrics on modes4u: collection Acorn Trail by Tegan White (picture by birch.com)

Penny's Seasons forest animal girl seasons birch organic fabric from the USA

Penny’s Seasons forest animal girl seasons birch organic fabric from the USA

Laundry Day forest animal laundry girl autumn birch organic fabric from the USA

Laundry Day forest animal laundry girl autumn birch organic fabric from the USA

Acorn Trail Map forest girl autumn birch organic fabric from the USA

Acorn Trail Map forest girl autumn birch organic fabric from the USA

Bugs Tonal Blue insect bug animal birch organic fabric from the USA

Bugs Tonal Blue insect bug animal birch organic fabric from the USA

Bugs Gold insect bug animal birch organic fabric from the USA

Bugs Gold insect bug animal birch organic fabric from the USA

Nature Hike girl autumn forest animal birch organic fabric from the USA

Nature Hike girl autumn forest animal birch organic fabric from the USA

Birds and Branches Coral bird branch birch organic fabric from the USA

Birds and Branches Coral bird branch birch organic fabric from the USA

Peonies Blue peony flower birch organic fabric from the USA

Peonies Blue peony flower birch organic fabric from the USA

Tonal Floral Shell mini flower birch organic fabric from the USA

Tonal Floral Shell mini flower birch organic fabric from the USA

New birch fabrics on modes4u.com: collection Feather River by Jay-Cyn Designs (picture by birch.com)

New birch fabrics on modes4u.com: collection Feather River by Jay-Cyn Designs (picture by birch.com)

Feather River Patch Patchwork camping forest poplin organic fabric birch USA

Feather River Patch Patchwork camping forest poplin organic fabric birch USA

blue fish Blue School poplin organic fabric birch USA

blue fish Blue School poplin organic fabric birch USA

off-white Feather River Main camping forest poplin organic fabric birch USA

off-white Feather River Main camping forest poplin organic fabric birch USA

orange Quail and Poppy bird flower poplin organic fabric birch USA

orange Quail and Poppy bird flower poplin organic fabric birch USA

grey bear Bear Hike Shroom poplin organic fabric birch USA

grey bear Bear Hike Shroom poplin organic fabric birch USA

off-white Bobbers Sun poplin organic fabric birch USA

off-white Bobbers Sun poplin organic fabric birch USA

off-white Canopy tree forest poplin organic fabric birch USA

off-white Canopy tree forest poplin organic fabric birch USA

blue River View water pattern poplin organic fabric birch USA

blue River View water pattern poplin organic fabric birch USA

Great Xmas DIYs with our products

Every year bloggers make incredible Christmas DIYs with our Christmas products, this year was no exception. Here are some great projects you definitely have to see:

On the blog Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo you can find a tutorial (In Italian) for a super cute skirt with the theme “Frozen”. Our cute Robert Kaufman snowman fabric was used for the pockets.

Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo made a super cute skirt with a Frozen theme and our sowman fabric

Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo made a super cute skirt with a Frozen theme and our snowman fabric

turquoise Christmas snowman fabric by Robert Kaufman

turquoise Christmas snowman fabric by Robert Kaufman

The blog Mi Rincon De Mariposas made really nice Christmas pyjamas for children with our Robert Kaufman and Riley Blake knit fabrics. The color choice of red and green is perfect for Christmas, but the fabric designs are neutral enough to wear it throughout the whole year.

Mi Rincon De Mariposas made awesome children's Christmas pyjamas

Mi Rincon De Mariposas made awesome children’s Christmas pyjamas

ornament flower knit fabric lime green Robert Kaufman

ornament flower knit fabric lime green Robert Kaufman

red Riley Blake polka dot knit fabric from the USA

red Riley Blake polka dot knit fabric from the USA

The Italian YouTuber SsVersion DIY made a video with a super cute DIY for Christmas tree ornaments. She used our cute Holiday Hoot owl fabrics to craft super adorable decorations.

Christmas owl stripe flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

Christmas owl stripe flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

The Spanish blogger Diario De Naii made a great set of items with our adorable Christmas penguin fabric. She sewed an apron, potholders and a fabric basket with it.

Diario De Naii made a great set consisting of a basket, apron and potholders with our Christmas penguin fabric

Diario De Naii made a great set consisting of a basket, apron and potholders with our Christmas penguin fabric

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

Sumikkogurashi penguin’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Sumikkogurashi penguin's favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Sumikkogurashi penguin’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

For a long time our cute office mascot green penguin from Sumikkogurashi was just too shy to present his favorite Christmas presents from our shop. But he doesn’t want to miss his chance so he finally came out of his shell. Here are his picks:

1. Sumikkogurashi Plush Tree

This fun Sumikkogurashi plush tree is a very unusual but fun present. You could store little figurines or plushies in it.

Sumikkogurashi plush toy tree with penguin and cat by San-X

Sumikkogurashi plush toy tree with penguin and cat by San-X

2. Sumikkogurashi Ballpoint

Cute stationery is always a winner. The kawaii Sumikkogurashi ballpoint with the penguin figurine on top looks super cute.

green Sumikkogurashi penguin glitter ballpoint San-X Japan

green Sumikkogurashi penguin glitter ballpoint San-X Japan

3. Sumikkogurashi Clips

The cute Sumikkogurashi clips can be used for so many purposes: holding pictures and notes, hanging your laundry, closing open bags and more.

Sumikkogurashi shy green penguin clip peg set 6 pcs

Sumikkogurashi shy green penguin clip peg set 6 pcs

4. Sumikkogurashi Hook

The cute Sumikkogurashi hook is great for your bathroom or the kitchen. It holds your towel or other light items.

Sumikkogurashi penguin cat suction cup hook towel hanger

Sumikkogurashi penguin cat suction cup hook towel hanger

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