Lots of our fabrics in German creative magazine

Magazines really plan ahead and have an early schedule. Already at the beginning of this year the German creative magazine “Lena Creativ” contacted us, because they wanted to introduce some of our fabrics for their Christmas issue. Now it’s finally released and we are super happy with all the cute things they made. The magazine sewed a wonderful children’s apron with our green apples fabric from Kokka, an oven glove with the green Kokka apples and the Robert Kaufman forest animal fabric, an amazing lamp shade with one of our pretty ornament fabrics and colourful cushions with our flower fabrics. The magazine also provides you with the sewing instructions for those projects so you can copy all the lovely things yourself!

We already made the cover - on the right you see the cushion made with our fabrics

We already made the cover – on the right you see the cushion made with our fabrics

This wonderful apron and the oven glove are sewed with our Kokka and Robert Kaufman fabrics

This wonderful apron and the oven glove are sewed with our Kokka and Robert Kaufman fabrics

Greatr idea - Lena Creativ made a lamp shade from our fabric

Great idea – Lena Creativ made a lamp shade from our fabric

These three colourful cushions are made with modes4u fabrics as well

These three colourful cushions are made with modes4u fabrics as well

Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Ann Kelle

If you browse through the fabrics in our shop, it’s basically impossible NOT to see her fabrics. Because we currently carry 100 different Ann Kelle designs on modes4u.com. So it’s about time to meet the successful Robert Kaufman designer in our weekly series.

Ann Kelle

She had her first line of children’s clothing and wedding dresses when she was nine… at least she was carrying the sketches for it in her backpack. Ann Kelle’ s love for designs was already very strong at a young age. Still at first she did not pursue a creative career as an adult, but was working in politics. In 2006 she decided to fullfill her childhood dream and launched Ann Kelle designs. And man, she really can’t complain about too little success. Her fresh and bright designs immediately caught the attention of the industry. A week following her debut, her designs were being presented to Target. Today you can find her fabrics, stationery and paper good designs in lots of boutiques and stores, as well as Barnes and Noble and – as already mentioned – Target.

We are of course most interested in her collaboration with Robert Kaufman. Kelle started working with the design house in 2009 and has launched many collections already. Urban Zoologie might be one of her most well known works and is especially successful in our shop modes4u.com. We carry lots of beautiful Ann Kelle fabrics from many collections such as Metro Market, Dessert Party, Remix Slicker or Ready! Set! Go!. This year we also got lots of fabrics from her super kawaii Christmas collection Jingle.

Kelle describes her style as “simple, sweet, and sassy” and that really gets to the point. Her designs are fun, colourful and always have a clear focus. “I’m inspired by things I’ve always known and loved from my childhood, from ice cream cones to spring flowers. The inspiration from my Urban Zoologie line comes from a variety of places. One of the first animals in this collection was the whales. The inspiration from this design came from a sweater Natalie wore in the 80s show ‘Facts of Life’.” 

In our shop you can find Kelle’s designs in almost every fabric category and on all materials: cotton, laminate, flannel or organic cotton. She has quite a variety to offer. Currently she is working with Robert Kaufman on adding new prints to the “Remix” collection, as well as new designs to the “Girl Friends” collection. Check out Ann Kelle’s blog if you want to see more of her designs and also examples of what you can do with them.

And be sure to check our blog in the next couple of days, because Ann Kelle is sponsoring a fabric bundle for a great giveaway! It will start very soon.

pale pink fabric with dotted cows by Robert Kaufman USA

pale pink fabric with dotted cows by Robert Kaufman USA

cute white whale designer fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

cute white whale designer fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

cute colourful owls fabric Robert Kaufman kawaii

cute colourful owls fabric Robert Kaufman kawaii

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

blue organic fabric colourful train by Robert Kaufman

blue organic fabric colourful train by Robert Kaufman

beautiful colourful apples fabric black Robert Kaufman

beautiful colourful apples fabric black Robert Kaufman

green fabric with ice cream cups by Robert Kaufman

green fabric with ice cream cups by Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric little monkeys

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric little monkeys

white watermelon fruit fabric by Robert Kaufman

white watermelon fruit fabric by Robert Kaufman

green florets flannel fabric by Robert Kaufman

green florets flannel fabric by Robert Kaufman

 

A super cute cummer quilt with Ann Kelles watermelon fabric (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A super cute summer quilt with Ann Kelles watermelon fabric (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A designer made this wonderful children's summer hats with Anns fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A designer made this wonderful childrens summer hats with Ann Kelles fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

Another designer makes these adorable crayon holders with Ann Kelle fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

Another designer makes these adorable crayon holders with Ann Kelle fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A wonderful Christmas stocking with Ann Kelle Christmas fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A wonderful Christmas stocking with Ann Kelle Christmas fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

Christmas Giveaway on the Tizzalicious Blog

It’s already October, the perfect time to start thinking about your Christmas projects for 2012. Maybe our latest giveaway that we just started with the cute Tizzalicious Blog will inspire you. We are giving away a cute package that’s perfect for holiday crafting. It consists of several fabric fat quarters, stickers and cute sticky notes.

Visit the Tizzalicious giveaway website for all the details, the giveaway is open worldwide and will run until October 9th.

We teamed up with the Blog Tiazzalicious and give away kawaii Christmas stuff

We teamed up with the Blog Tiazzalicious and give away kawaii Christmas stuff

If you're lucky you will win this Christmas fabric and stationery package

If you’re lucky you will win this Christmas fabric and stationery package

Our favourite product of the week: Pixies Christmas fabrics

Yes, we are talking about Christmas a whole lot these days, but as we’re getting more and more delivieres with all these super cute Christmas things, it’s really hard not to. This time our favourite products of the week are those super cute pixies Christmas fabrics by Michael Miller. The little fairies and pixies really look lovely and also the fabrics are covered with lots of silver glitter, which gives them a very festive look.

white pixies and fairies Christmas fabric by Michael Miller

white pixies and fairies Christmas fabric by Michael Miller

red patchwork pixies fairies Christmas fabric Michael Miller

red patchwork pixies fairies Christmas fabric Michael Miller

Christmas fabrics giveaway on craftpassion.com

Here is another chance for all you fabric lovers to win fabrics from our shop. We teamed up with the blog craftpassion.com for a great Christmas Giveaway. One lucky winner will get a bundle full of 12 Christmas fabric fat quarters to fulfill all his Christmas sewing projects. Labels such as Alexander Henry, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller and Riley Blake are included in the package.

Visit the craftpassion.com giveaway website to enter the giveaway, which is open until October 2nd. And be sure to check our the beautiful pictures she took of the bundle. Lovely!

The giveaway prize on craftpassion.com: Cute Christmas fabrics

The giveaway prize on craftpassion.com: Cute Christmas fabrics

100 days until Christmas

It’s slowly getting serious, in 100 days you will be unwrapping presents under the Christmas tree already. Have you started any preparations yet? We have! In the last couple of weeks we have been adding lots of new items, restocked bestsellers or unpacked products in Christmas designs.

The last ones are mainly Christmas fabrics this year, but you can also look forward to some mt Christmas Washi Tapes that we will be getting soon. So take a look at our Christmas fabrics, because this year we have lots of super cute designs, festive Christmas flowers or also daring stuff: sexy Christmas boys.

Don’t forget that shipping from our shop takes 5 to 15 business days, so please order early if you’re planning on crafting gifts with our products.

Christmas fabric bird pear tree ball by Michael Miller

Christmas fabric bird pear tree ball by Michael Miller

white Michael Miller Christmas fabric with birds

white Michael Miller Christmas fabric with birds

red Michael Miller Christmas fabric with Christmas stars

red Michael Miller Christmas fabric with Christmas stars

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

beige Timeless Treasures Christmas fabric birds fir cone

beige Timeless Treasures Christmas fabric birds fir cone

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

black designer Christmas fabric with Christmas treats

black designer Christmas fabric with Christmas treats

light blue Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric snowman house

light blue Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric snowman house

white Christmas fabric with gingerbread man Robert Kaufman

white Christmas fabric with gingerbread man Robert Kaufman

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

Win our Christmas fabrics on craftgossip.com

You’ll have lots of opportunities to win cute stuff from our shop, because there will be quite a few Christmas giveaways this year. The first one just started on graftgossip.com. We teamed up with the craft review website for a festive kawaii giveaway. One lucky winner gets a bundle of 12 Christmas fabrics from designers such as Alexander Henry, Robert Kaufman or Michael Miller. Also 2 Japanese Wahsi Tapes are included in the prize.

Visit the craftgossip giveaway websitefor all the details, the giveaway is open worldwide and will run until September 30th. Isn’t that the perfect timing to start sewing some cute Christmas items?

WIn this fabric bundle + Washi Tapes on graftgossip.com

WIn this fabric bundle + Washi Tapes on graftgossip.com

These 12 fabrics are included in the prize

These 12 fabrics are included in the prize

New Michael Miller Christmas Fabrics

This week we got another big fabric delivery (does it ever stop???). Lots of old and new Michael Miller fabrics arrived, so the first thing we did, was to pick out all the Christmas fabrics and add them to our shop. There are some really cute designs such as the little Christmas gnomes fabric or the beautiful reindeer fabric.

But the American label has also many unusual Christmas designs, which represent a more Scandinavian approach to the holiday. They are really perfect if you want a more subtle design other than the “usual” Christmas trees and Santa Clauses. Check out the new stuff in our Christmas category.

light blue Christmas fabric mini gnomes by Michael Miller

light blue Christmas fabric mini gnomes by Michael Miller

green Michael Miller Christmas fabric with fir trees

green Michael Miller Christmas fabric with fir trees

red Michael Miller Christmas fabric with Christmas stars

red Michael Miller Christmas fabric with Christmas stars

white Michael Miller Christmas fabric with birds

white Michael Miller Christmas fabric with birds

purple Michael Miller fabric with nordic patterns & stripes

purple Michael Miller fabric with nordic patterns & stripes

Christmas fabric bird pear tree ball by Michael Miller

Christmas fabric bird pear tree ball by Michael Miller

Mistletoe and bird Christmas fabric by Michael Miller

Mistletoe and bird Christmas fabric by Michael Miller

white Christmas fabric reindeer fir tree by Michael Miller

white Christmas fabric reindeer fir tree by Michael Miller

New in our shop: Alexander Henry fabrics

You might have noticed some of the funky new designs in our fabric section already. We now carry Alexander Henry fabrics in our shop and love the new designs. Until now we mainly added Christmas fabrics, but many more will follow in the next weeks. One of our favourites already is the kawaii Kokeshi doll fabric that we ordered in different colours.

The textile design house Alexander Henry is situated in California, USA, and has been in the fabric business for more than 30 years. They make cutting-edge cotton prints and each pattern is still painted by hand. Their fabrics are made in Japan, so they really stand for high quality. They say themselves that their designs are inspired by art history, runway fashion and the culture at large, which we think really shows in their prints, e.g. their big pin-up series that’s clearly inspired by the 50s. How do you like them?

white Japanese Kokeshi doll fabric by Alexander Henry

white Japanese Kokeshi doll fabric by Alexander Henry

olive green Alexander Henry fabric with colourful mushrooms

olive green Alexander Henry fabric with colourful mushrooms

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

white Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

Our favourite product of the week: Christmas fabrics

We are really trying to catch up adding all the hundreds of fabrics to our shop that arrived recently. We got lots of new suppliers like Alexander Henry, Birch or monaluna. And as it will take a while until everything is online, we already picked out the Christmas fabrics that were included, so that you will have enough time to order and craft for the festive holiday. Of course we will add more when we get new deliveries. So our new Christmas fabrics are our favourite products of the week.

grey designer Christmas fabric with owl reindeer rabbit

grey designer Christmas fabric with owl reindeer rabbit

light blue Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric snowman house

light blue Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric snowman house

white Christmas fabric with gingerbread man Robert Kaufman

white Christmas fabric with gingerbread man Robert Kaufman

white designer Christmas fabric with red snowflakes

white designer Christmas fabric with red snowflakes

cream designer Christmas fabric poinsettia mistletoe

cream designer Christmas fabric poinsettia mistletoe

red Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

red Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA