Delightful Halloween dollhouse miniature: do your own!

Attention all crafters and sewing fans alike!  See what we found on the website of our Japanese fabrics‘ provider Kokka:  An awesomely cute Halloween dollhouse miniature display by artist Teruyo Niwa! 

In her design, she includes an amazingly kawaii mini witch costume and hat in stripes and dots fabrics, fit to dress up any doll for a stylish Halloween party 🙂  Just look at the lace and ribbon details in black and orange, they are simply delicious!

Here is another opportunity for sewing beginners, as doll dress making is an area where you can get very good results with little effort, and try new ideas or techniques. This is also a wonderful Halloween decoration and gift idea, if you like crafting miniatures. 

Check out the picture below with the original design, and some others we included to help you get inspired.  From the beautified doll accessories to the Halloween goodies bag, the pumpkin wreath and the mini furniture, there are many ideas here to feed your own creative projects.  Don’t forget to send us pictures of your creations!  We’d love to see what you do!

What great inspiration for a Halloween sewing project!

What great inspiration for a Halloween sewing project!

black designer fabric with glow in the dark spiderwebs

black designer fabric with glow in the dark spiderwebs

grey Quilting Treasures fabric with skulls

grey Quilting Treasures fabric with skulls

Ink & Arrow Halloween fabric with potions

Ink & Arrow Halloween fabric with potions

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

Gothic tree fabric Timeless Treasures

Gothic tree fabric Timeless Treasures

Timeless Treasures glitter skull fabric

Timeless Treasures glitter skull fabric

pumpkin fabric by Alexander Henry

pumpkin fabric by Alexander Henry

orange white Michael Miller fabric checkered pattern Gingham Play

orange white Michael Miller fabric checkered pattern Gingham Play

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

Rilakkuma promotion at 7-Eleven Hong Kong!

Did you know that Rilakkuma turned 15 this fall?  In order to celebrate his birthday, 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong are offering a promotion during October, with some very cute items featuring this most kawaii of toy bears and his friends Korilakkuma, Kiiroitori and Kogumachan! 

Check out some images of the Rilakkuma products available for redemption, which include mini bags in four different designs, one for each San-X character of the series.  They are made of silicone, which is both soft and sturdy, and look really cool: you can wear them on your wrist or carry them in a bag. 

Other amazing items included in the promotion are big Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma plush toys, where our favourite lazy bear and his mischievous friend lay on their tummies, a honey jar and picnic bag within easy reach!

Are you new to Rilakkuma?  Welcome to one of the most popular characters in Japan!  San-X‘s Aki Kondo created this ever-chilled-out toy bear in 2003, while hoping for a more relaxing life.  It quickly became a hit, and the “Relax bear” has since appeared in picture books, games, cartoons etc.  Have you ever felt the need to slow down, too?

We are loving the items of this promotion! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

We are loving the items of this promotion! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

This is a great little bag to carry knick knacks in! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

This is a great little bag to carry knick knacks in! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

Are you a Korilakkuma fan? Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

Are you a Korilakkuma fan? Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

Don't forget about Kogumachan! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

Don’t forget about Kogumachan! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

This Kiiroitori bag is adorable. Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

This Kiiroitori bag is adorable. Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

How cute is this brush? Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

How cute is this brush? Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

We need one of these please! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

We need one of these please! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

What a lovely plush! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

What a lovely plush! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

Super cute! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

Super cute! Image courtesy of 7-Eleven

Join our sister site’s Christmas Giveaway with Sew Magazine!

Our sister site, Kawaii Fabric, has teamed up with the amazing Sew Magazine for a fantastic Christmas fabric bundle giveaway! This giveaway features 10 bundles, each with 8 stunning designs, up for grabs! You can join their giveaway though their magazine, or online by clicking here. Good luck!!

Check out our giveaway in Sew Magazine!

Check out our giveaway in Sew Magazine!

The page our giveaway is featured on

The page our giveaway is featured on

Win an AWESOME product from our shop in our new giveaway!!

We have a super cool new giveaway where you stand a chance of winning your favorite product from our shop!

Here’s how to enter our giveaway:

– Go to our kawaii shop and find your favorite product that you want to win. Copy its link. Then come back to this blog and leave a comment with the link of your chosen product pasted in. That’s it!

Just make sure to leave your email address when entering as we will contact the winner by email. The winner must respond to our email within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited.

This contest is open worldwide and runs until Monday, Oct 29, 9am Hong Kong time.

So what do you hope to win? Cafe de N squishies? Nature fabric? Whatever you select, we wish you good luck!

You can win your favorite item from our shop! What do you want to win?

You can win your favorite item from our shop! What do you want to win?

Get a free GLOW IN THE DARK Halloween gift!!

Halloween is just around the corner! Spend 30 Euros or more in our online shop, modes4u.com, to get a free GLOW IN THE DARK pencil case! Hurry, this is an EXCLUSIVE offer as only the first 100 orders that spend 30 Euros or more each, will get this spooktastic gift! Get yours before they’re all gone!

These pencil cases are so cool!

These pencil cases are so cool!

Check out our adorable Christmas packaging!

We’re now wrapping up all your orders in kawaii Christmas packaging! If you haven’t started your shopping yet for the holiday season, why not get onto it? We have tons of great Christmas goodies available if you need inspiration. Maybe you know someone who loves sewing and would appreciate some fabulous Xmas fabric? Or perhaps you’re looking for something featuring good ol’ Santa Claus? Check out what we have available in our shop!

Which of the designs here do you like best?

Your order will come in one of these cute bags!

Your order will come in one of these cute bags!

random colorful Christmas erasers

random colorful Christmas erasers

white Christmas constellation fabric by Ink & Arrow

white Christmas constellation fabric by Ink & Arrow

Christmas fabric by Ink & Arrow fabric with windows

Christmas fabric by Ink & Arrow fabric with windows

Massive Christmas fabric surprise grab bag

Massive Christmas fabric surprise grab bag

Iwako erasers blue Santa snowman reindeer Christmas 6 pieces set

Iwako erasers blue Santa snowman reindeer Christmas 6 pieces set

cute pink baby winter penguin scented squishy kawaii KSI

cute pink baby winter penguin scented squishy kawaii KSI

Christmas green ceramic spoon with polar bear figurine Japan

Christmas green ceramic spoon with polar bear figurine Japan

Santa Claus and owl with beverages Christmas figurine Japan

Santa Claus and owl with beverages Christmas figurine Japan

mt Washi Tape deco tape set cookie snowglobe 3pcs Merry Christmas

mt Washi Tape deco tape set cookie snowglobe 3pcs Merry Christmas

mt Washi Tape red with snowglobe deco tape Merry Christmas

mt Washi Tape red with snowglobe deco tape Merry Christmas

FREE sewing pattern for Christmas decorations!

Christmas is coming again in a few weeks, would you believe it?  Autumn advances, winter gets near, and soon we will be surrounded by tokens of the season wherever we go!  Some people will then start looking for ideas on new Xmas decorations, while DIY fans may have already finished some of their Xmas creative projects!

If you like sewing, you still have time to try this wonderful free sewing pattern for a kawaii wall decoration in the shape of colourful reindeer heads.  Check out the pictures below to see how absolutely cute they look upon a wall!  The original pattern is made with solid and dotted Kokka fabrics, and we added some more in, just to help you find inspiration.

Have you ever tried your hand at this sort of stuffed animal sewing project?  Remember we love to see your creations, so do not hesitate to share some pictures of your handmade Christmas decoration ideas with us!

FREE sewing pattern for Christmas decorations! 1

You can make one of these!

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

double gauze pink Kokka organic dot white metallic nani iro fabric

double gauze pink Kokka organic dot white metallic nani iro fabric

colorful polka dot Kokka mint green double gauze nani iro fabric

colorful polka dot Kokka mint green double gauze nani iro fabric

circle navy blue natural color Cotton Linen Kokka fabric

circle navy blue natural color Cotton Linen Kokka fabric

grey Canvas fabric triangle square circle shape Kokka Japan

grey Canvas fabric triangle square circle shape Kokka Japan

Japanese mustard yellow echino canvas dot fabric

Japanese mustard yellow echino canvas dot fabric

grey canvas fabric by echino with polka dot

grey canvas fabric by echino with polka dot

natural color echino canvas fabric with magenta dots Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with magenta dots Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric stag with red dots Sambar

natural color echino canvas fabric stag with red dots Sambar

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The 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse in Times Square, Hong Kong!

It’s Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary! To celebrate, tributes around the world are being held in honor of one of the most iconic cartoon characters ever. This includes a fantastic display at Times Square in Hong Kong! We were able to snap some fun pictures of Mickey Mouse statues on display, which included some of his different looks throughout the years. Check out some of the photos right here!

The Mickey Mouse display in Times Square, Hong Kong

The Mickey Mouse display in Times Square, Hong Kong

What is Mickey up to here?

What is Mickey up to here?

This is a huge statue!

This is a huge statue!

90 years of Mickey Mouse!

90 years of Mickey Mouse!

These displays are super cute!

These displays are super cute!

Mickey's role in animation is iconic

Mickey’s role in animation is iconic

What funny displays!

What funny displays!

A rotating display showing off an older look of Mickey Mouse

A rotating display showing off an older look of Mickey Mouse

Can you believe it??

Can you believe it??

Times Square's display is amazing!

Times Square’s display is amazing!

More Mickey Mouse!

More Mickey Mouse!

What a fun statue!

What a fun statue!

Uh oh, what did Mickey see?

Uh oh, what did Mickey see?

Mickey Mouse is adorable here!

Mickey Mouse is adorable here!

Mickey is super popular all over the world!

Mickey is super popular all over the world!

Check out this statue!

Check out this statue!

A statue of one of the older Mickey Mouse designs

A statue of one of the older Mickey Mouse designs

Mickey looks very pleased here!

Mickey looks very pleased here!

Hello there, Mickey!

Hello there, Mickey!

Halloween with Sanrio at Ocean Park Hong Kong

We just had to tell you about this awesome event that no doubt will draw most fans of kawaii things, living in Hong Kong!  This year, Sanrio has partnered with one of the largest theme parks in the city to celebrate Halloween!  In past years, Ocean Park Hong Kong has held the largest Halloween events in Asia, so we can easily imagine that this Hello-ween Fest will be lots of fun!

The popular Sanrio characters we all know so well will be there to meet visitors, and join in some activities mainly designed for kids.  Of course, they are all dressed up in exclusive Halloween costumes!  There is also a Sanrio themed restaurant, where incredibly cute and elaborate Halloween treats featuring their much loved characters will be served.

This first-ever Sanrio Halloween party at Ocean Park is already under way, and the premises are full of decorations and displays inspired by Hello Kitty, Kuromi, Gudetama, Pompompurin etc.  We found some great pictures of the event, and we simply had to share them with you! Take a look at the images below, and let us know which you liked best!

It's Halloween time! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

It’s Halloween time! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Check out the Little Twin Stars! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Check out the Little Twin Stars! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

How cute is this display? Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

How cute is this display? Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a creative Badtz Maru dish! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a creative Badtz Maru dish! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

They look awesome in their costumes! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

They look awesome in their costumes! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Spooky! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Spooky! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Halloween at Ocean Park is so much fun! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Halloween at Ocean Park is so much fun! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Pompompurin looks hilarious! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Pompompurin looks hilarious! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a gorgeous set! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a gorgeous set! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Halloween bag FREE sewing pattern!

Halloween is getting closer and closer, do you already feel the excitement in the air, wherever you live?  Most kids have been expecting it for weeks now because they really love it, and so do we at modeS4u! 

This is a perfect season to try your hand at easy sewing projects, whether costume accessories, simple decoration items, or the absolutely essential Halloween goodies bag!  Even if you are a beginner, this free sewing pattern will make things easy for you. 

This Halloween bag uses some terrific Robert Kaufman fabrics, and we include some more below to help you feel inspired.  Of course, you can make many different kawaii bags with this project: lovely fabric bags are always useful to pack or carry small things around, and this free pattern is particularly cute!

Remember we love to see our customers’ creations, so do send us pictures of your awesome goodies bag if you decide to give it a go!

You can make your own Halloween bag!

You can make your own Halloween bag!

black mini cat fabric by Robert Kaufman

black mini cat fabric by Robert Kaufman

cat animal black Robert Kaufman white fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

cat animal black Robert Kaufman white fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

white Robert Kaufman grey black cat fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

white Robert Kaufman grey black cat fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

navy blue Robert Kaufman mini red star fabric Sevenberry Classiques

navy blue Robert Kaufman mini red star fabric Sevenberry Classiques

Spot On mini dot black Robert Kaufman dark blue fabric

Spot On mini dot black Robert Kaufman dark blue fabric

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

black skull fabric by Michael Miller owl bat

black skull fabric by Michael Miller owl bat

skull heavy oxford fabric black Skullduggery Alexander Henry

skull heavy oxford fabric black Skullduggery Alexander Henry

black pumpkin Halloween fabric Alexander Henry Jack O'Lantern JR

black pumpkin Halloween fabric Alexander Henry Jack O’Lantern JR

colorful stripe vampire witch skeleton fabric Happy Haunting

colorful stripe vampire witch skeleton fabric Happy Haunting