Our favorite DIY Advent Calendars on Pinterest

Pinterest is such a great source of inspiration, we could spend hours there every day. Today we share our favorite DIY advent calendars from Pinterest, after all it’s time to make one soon. We love the simplicity of these ideas, you only need things like boxes, toilet paper rolls, milk boxes or clothespins. And of course some crafting material like Masking Tapes or colorful paper. Check out our Great DIY advent calendars pinboard for more easy advent calendars.

Adorable muffin pan advent calendar by Jessie Mckay

Adorable muffin pan advent calendar by Jessie Mckay

Stylish advent calendar from instantspapiers.canalblog.com made with boxes and Masking Tape

Stylish advent calendar from instantspapiers.canalblog.com made with boxes and Masking Tape

Great idea: Advent calendar city by mrprintables.com

Great idea: Advent calendar city by mrprintables.com

Milk box advent calendar by homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

Milk box advent calendar by homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

So versatile: Clothes-peg advent calendar by brightbazaarblog.com

So versatile: Clothes-peg advent calendar by brightbazaarblog.com

pretty clothes-peg and paper bag advent calendar by creeklinehouse.com

pretty clothes-peg and paper bag advent calendar by creeklinehouse.com

Fun toilet paper advent calendar house by indulgy.com

Fun toilet paper advent calendar house by indulgy.com

great toilet paper roll advent calendar by thecraftyblogstalker.com

great toilet paper roll advent calendar by thecraftyblogstalker.com

super easy red envelope advent calendar by marthastewart.com

super easy red envelope advent calendar by marthastewart.com

Win our Japanese fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

We teamed up with the blog Japanese Sewing Books, so one lucky person will win an awesome Fat Quarter package with Japanese fabrics by Kokka, echino and Cosmo. You can still join the Giveaway until November 16th.

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

Kawaii new pencil cases

Yay, it’s stationery time again. We added many Japanese pencil cases to our shop. There are cute new Rilakkuma pen cases, for example from the fun Rilakkumarket collection. And aren’t the new Kamio plush pencil cases in the shape of hippo, lantern fish, cat paws or pandas just hilarious?

blue Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear milk box pencil case San-X

blue Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear milk box pencil case San-X

pink Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear strawberry milk box pencil case San-X

pink Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear strawberry milk box pencil case San-X

beige Rilakkuma Factory bear pens linen pencil case by San-X

beige Rilakkuma Factory bear pens linen pencil case by San-X

yellow Rilakkuma chick apple pencil case by San-X

yellow Rilakkuma chick apple pencil case by San-X

black cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

black cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

grey cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

grey cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

funny hippo plush pencil case from Japan

funny hippo plush pencil case from Japan

funny latern fish deep sea monster plush pencil case from Japan

funny latern fish deep sea monster plush pencil case from Japan

turquoise Mr. Mustache plush pencil case from Japan

turquoise Mr. Mustache plush pencil case from Japan

white daisy flower pencil case from Japan

white daisy flower pencil case from Japan

green Toy Story Alien Disney pencil case from Japan

green Toy Story Alien Disney pencil case from Japan

turquoise cat dot animal pencil case from Japan

turquoise cat dot animal pencil case from Japan

black panda animal plush pencil case from Japan

black panda animal plush pencil case from Japan

pink alpaca animal pencil case from Japan

pink alpaca animal pencil case from Japan

Rilakkuma’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Rilakkuma picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Rilakkuma picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Halloween is over, so it’s time to focus on Christmas. As we recently enlarged our office mascot family, we thought it would be fun to let each office mascot choose his favorite Christmas presents from our shop. Rilakkuma is up first. The Rilakkuma products he chose are real classics.

1. Rilakkuma plushies

Rilakkuma plush toys are a great present. The cute Rilakkuma winter series is especially great for Christmas, as the winter design fits well to the cold season. Bur really any Rilakkuma plushie looks great under the Christmas tree.

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

2. Rilakkuma bento boxes

Bento boxes are such a versatile present. They can be used as handy kitchen helpers and lunch boxes for school, the office or uni, but also as decorative or storage boxes for jewelry and other little bits and pieces. There are really many cute Rilakkuma bento boxes.

yellow Rilakkuma bear Bento Box with brown bear face

yellow Rilakkuma bear Bento Box with brown bear face

3. Rilakkuma Re-Ments

The cute Japanese miniature items are popular collectibles and Christmas is the perfect time to introduce friends and family to the cute toys or to enlarge a collection with lots of new sets. We have many different Rilakkuma Re-Ments, most of them have super cute food themes.

Re-Ment Rilakkuma Relaxing Meals Dolls Miniature

Re-Ment Rilakkuma Relaxing Meals Dolls Miniature

4. Rilakkuma phone cases

Let’s face it, our cute Rilakkuma iPhone cases will turn heads and definitely draw attention to your smartphone. And Christmas is a great opportunity to surprise somebody with cute phone accessories.

brown Rilakkuma bear with ears iPhone 5 / 5S hard cover case

brown Rilakkuma bear with ears iPhone 5 / 5S hard cover case

Happy Halloween with Rilakkuma’s Halloween Party

Happy Halloween to all of you. We celebrate with this cute Rilakkuma Halloween Party wallpaper that you can download for free. The design refers to the cute Halloween Party plush collection that you can also buy at our shop.

Download the cute Rilakkuma Halloween Party wallpaper for free

Download the cute Rilakkuma Halloween Party wallpaper for free

Hello Kitty Christmas Giveaway with Kawaii Gazette

Now you have the chance to win a great Hello Kitty Christmas package. We teamed up with Kawaii Gazette and sponsored some cute Hello Kitty stationery items from our shop for this fun giveaway. Don’t forget to join, the giveaway ends on December 6th.

You can win this awesome Hello Kitty Christmas package on Kawaii Gazette

You can win this awesome Hello Kitty Christmas package on Kawaii Gazette

Pinklloween Halloween spider in Hong Kong

If you’re afraid of spiders you might not like this installation. Throughout the whole month of October you could visit gigantic hot pink spiders in Miramar Shopping Centre and Mira Mall in Hong Kong. They are part of Pinklloween and not only build up the anticipation for Halloween but also raise awareness to breast cancer, as October is breast cancer awareness month. And let’s be honest – they don’t look that scary. Do you like them?

gigantic Pinklloween Halloween spider in Miramar Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

gigantic Pinklloween Halloween spider in Miramar Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

This smaller Pinkloween spider can be found in Mira Mall

This smaller Pinkloween spider can be found in Mira Mall

New: Fabric collection Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft

We love Violet Craft’s minimalistic designs which always appear to be quite delicate but powerful at the same time. Her latest collection Brambleberry Ridge for Michael Miller has lots of forest designs that create a wonderful atmospshere. All the Timber Valley fabrics also have gold metallic embellishemts on the trees – what a great feature!

Check out Violet Craft's beautiful fabric collection Brambleberry Ridge on modes4u.com

Check out Violet Craft’s beautiful fabric collection Brambleberry Ridge on modes4u.com

Timber Valley Teal deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley Teal deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley Coral deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley Coral deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley Lilac deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley Lilac deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley Bark deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley Bark deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley fog deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

Timber Valley fog deer forest fabric by Michael Miller

orchid bird martin fabric by Michael Miller flight USA

orchid bird martin fabric by Michael Miller flight USA

taupe bird martin fabric by Michael Miller flight USA

taupe bird martin fabric by Michael Miller flight USA

Knots & Loops Bark lace ornament fabric by Michael Miller

Knots & Loops Bark lace ornament fabric by Michael Miller

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2014

Hong Kong Post released the latest shipping dates for Christmas 2014, which tell you when your orders have to be mailed the latest so that they still arrive before Christmas Day.

Please check this year’s chart below carefully, as for many countries the latest shipping dates are already at the end of November!

However, Hong Kong Post stresses that the dates are provisional, they are worked out based on the requirements of overseas postal administrations. The dates below are no guarantee and we strongly recommend to order earlier than the dates shown below.

But no worries, if you still want to order for Christmas after the cutoff dates for your country you can still choose Express shipping. This only takes 1-5 business days!

ASIA
Philippines 26.11.14 Vietnam 11.12.14
Indonesia 11.12.14 Singapore 10.12.14
Thailand 06.12.14 Malaysia 06.12.14
AMERICA
Argentina 29.11.14 USA 06.12.14
Brazil 03.12.14 Canada 06.12.14
Mexico 26.11.14
EUROPE
Austria 05.12.14 Malta 28.11.14
Belgium 08.12.14 Montenegro 09.12.14
Cyprus 03.12.14 Netherlands 04.12.14
Czech 02.12.14 Norway 06.12.14
Denmark 05.12.14 Poland 04.12.14
Estonia 05.12.14 Portugal 01.12.14
Finland 08.12.14 Romania 08.12.14
France 02.12.14 Russia 22.11.14
Germany 01.12.14 Serbia 10.12.14
Gibraltar 03.12.14 Slovakia 02.12.14
Greece 29.11.14 Spain 05.12.14
Hungary 08.12.14 Sweden 29.11.14
Iceland 01.12.14 Switzerland 05.12.14
Ireland 06.12.14 Turkey 04.12.14
Italy 05.12.14 United Kingdom 02.12.14
Latvia 29.11.14
Lithuania 04.12.14 other countries 06.12.14
OCEANIA
Australia 13.12.14 New Zealand 06.12.14

Robert Kaufman Fabric Giveaway on Craft Passion

The Robert Kaufman fabric collection Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle definitely belongs to the most popular collections in our shop. Right now you have the opportunity to win a fabric bundle with many fun animal designs from that line. Just join the awesome Craft Passion giveaway, which is still open until  October 30th.

Win this cute fabric bundle in our Robert Kaufman Fabric Giveaway on Craft Passion

Win this cute fabric bundle in our Robert Kaufman Fabric Giveaway on Craft Passion