Get ready for 2016!

It’s the last day of the year! This is a time many individuals make news year’s resolutions of what they’d like to accomplish. To keep you motivated to follow them, why not proudly display your resolutions like in these cool images we found? To help you out, we’ve got lots of wonderfully cute new stationery items! Check out our new pencils, memo pads, erasers and much, much more! What are your new year resolutions for 2016? Let us know!

 

Cute quick resolutions you can hang around your house, image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

Cute quick resolutions you can hang around your house, image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

Why not display resolutions in a frame? Image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

Why not display resolutions in a frame? Image courtesy of Lil Blue Boo

cute black pink rose ribbon jewelry mechanical pencil Japan

cute black pink rose ribbon jewelry mechanical pencil Japan

cute Sumikkogurashi green weed eraser mini eraser from Japan

cute Sumikkogurashi green weed eraser mini eraser from Japan

cute trees and animals foldable mini message cards from Japan

cute trees and animals foldable mini message cards from Japan

Sumikkogurashi Cat & Penguin’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Sumikkogurashi cat and penguin's favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com 1

Sumikkogurashi cat and penguin picked their favorite Christmas presents.

The cute Sumikkogurashi animals are usually very shy, but with a lot of Christmas spirit we got our office mascots penguin and cat Neko to present their favorite Christmas gifts from our shop.

1. Sumikkogurashi Norwegian Handbag

Is there anything better for the cold winter months than a soft and warm Christmas accessory? This red Norwegian Christmas handbag is a perfect match with any winter fashion and makes a great gift.

red Norwegian Christmas San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animals handbag

red Norwegian Christmas San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animals handbag

 

2. Sumikkogurashi Pencil Case Pouch

Every year some of our favorite pens and pencils seem to disappear without a trace. No more. With our cute Sumikkogurashi pouches you can keep all your beloved stationery safe and organized.

cream Sumikkogurashi shy animals city house pouch San-X

cream Sumikkogurashi shy animals city house pouch San-X

 

3. Sumikkogurashi Ring Binder Notebook

Books always make a great Christmas present. However, even better are those that you can use to be creative, like this special Sumikkogurashi ring binder notebook or the many colorful Sumikkogurashi memo pads in our shop.

striped Sumikkogurashi shy animals house ring binder notebook

striped Sumikkogurashi shy animals house ring binder notebook

 

4. Sumikkogurashi Plush-Charm

Who else would cat Neko want for Christmas than her good friend polar bear? This cute polar bear sailor plush charm and many more of the Sumikkogurashi lucky charms in our shop will surely make a Christmas wish come true.

cute white Sumikkogurashi sailor polar bear plush charm from Japan

cute white Sumikkogurashi sailor polar bear plush charm from Japan

Hello Kitty Halloween 2015

In a few days it will be Halloween and what better way is there than celebrating with Hello Kitty and her friends. Sanrio‘s cute cat will star a big Halloween event at Harmony Land in Japan. Looking at last year’s pictures, the party with the kawaii characters will be great fun with amazing live stage performances, dance and music. To get into the mood for the spooky celebrations you can already choose a funny Halloween costume using Sanrio’s Chanrio Maker to dress your digital characters after uploading photos or creating your avatar online. In addition, for those who simply cannot wait for their Halloween candy, we found this Tokyo bakery, which sells adorable Halloween cakes with Hello Kitty and My Melody designs. We say “trick or treat“.

Hello Kitty celebrates Halloween 2015 with costumes, parties and cake.

Hello Kitty celebrates Halloween 2015 with costumes, parties and cake.

The colorful Halloween party at Harmony Land promises to enchant all Hello Kitty fans.

The colorful Halloween party at Harmony Land promises to enchant all Hello Kitty fans.

This cute Hello Kitty Halloween cake is surely the sweetest pumpkin of the year.

This cute Hello Kitty Halloween cake is surely the sweetest pumpkin of the year.

Get into the right mood for Halloween and choose from many funny costumes.

Get into the right mood for Halloween and choose from many funny costumes.

Last year's a Halloween party decoration included amazing illuminations.

Last year’s a Halloween party decoration included amazing illuminations.

Visitors can enjoy fun live stage performances, dance and music.

Visitors can enjoy fun live stage performances, dance and music.

Hello Kitty on stage in a cute pumpkin costume.

Hello Kitty on stage in a cute pumpkin costume.

funny Hello Kitty Halloween stickers with gold metallic by Kamio from Japan

funny Hello Kitty Halloween stickers with gold metallic by Kamio from Japan

funny black Halloween pumpkin card holder figurine from Japan

funny black Halloween pumpkin card holder figurine from Japan

New San-X Character Selection 2015

You have the choice. In San-X’s 2015 character selection you can now decide who will join Sumikko GurashiRilakkuma and his friends soon. The kawaii contenders certainly all have what it takes. Here is a brief introduction of our three favorite candidates. Topping the list is Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale, who lives in the big ocean with his aquatic friends. He loves swimming and relaxing in a hot bath. Second in lead is Futon-sama. A futon blanket that has magically come to life. Fluffy futon is usually a bit sleepy and loves to snuggle all day long. Finally there is Coronya the cat with a croissant for a hat. She loves eating yummy pastries and taking her little pet creamy for a walk outside. To vote for one of the cute characters, just head to the San-X website (Japanese) and follow our easy modes4u instructions. 1. Select your favorite character’s profile and scroll to the bottom of the page. 2 Insert: your email address, name and age, select gender (boys-left/girls-right), write an additional short message and tick the center box to avoid newsletters. 3. Submit your vote with the big pink button on the right-hand side. Don’t wait too long, you can vote for your favorite character until October 31st this year. Let’s go.

You have the choice. In San-X's 2015 character selection.

You have the choice. In San-X’s 2015 character selection.

Who is your favorite character to join Sumikko Gurashi, Rilakkuma?

Which is your favorite character to join Sumikko Gurashi and Rilakkuma?

Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale. His octopus friends run a paint shop.

Jinbee-san is a friendly blue whale. His octopus friends run a paint shop.

A magic wind brought Futon-sama to life. Futon truly is a divine blanket.

A magic wind brought Futon-sama to life. Futon truly is a divine blanket.

A sweet cat with a passion for pastries. Coronya has her own little bakery.

A sweet cat with a passion for pastries. Coronya has her own little bakery.

Chime is a funny little sheep, who likes different hair styles and everything arty.

Chime is a funny little sheep, who likes different hair styles and everything arty.

Now you can vote with our easy modes4u instructions.

Now you can vote with our easy modes4u instructions.

denim Sumikkogurashi shy animals canvas linen pouch pencil case

denim Sumikkogurashi shy animals canvas linen pouch pencil case

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

Hello Kitty in Wonderland Art & Exhibition

This weekend Sanrio opened an exhibition called Hello Kitty Wonderland in Nagoya, Japan. Apart from funny optical illusions and a card game maze, the event location delights with lots of cute Alice in Wonderland inspired Hello Kitty art, created by the woman behind the cat, Japanese character designer and illustrator Yuko Yamaguchi. Just like the white bunny designs, the kawaii art of earlier successful Hello Kitty exhibitions show her strong influence on Sanrio’s most famous character, as seen in her lovely strawberry designs. We are sure Hello Kitty is in very good hands and can’t wait for her next cute creations.

An Alice in Wonderland inspired Hello Kitty Wonderland exhibition opened in Japan.

An Alice in Wonderland inspired Hello Kitty Wonderland exhibition opened in Japan.

In wonderland Hello Kitty is transformed into a white bunny.

In wonderland Hello Kitty is transformed into an adorable white bunny.

At the event venue Hello Kitty Alice greets the arriving visitors.

At the event venue Hello Kitty Alice greets the arriving visitors.

The card game maze attracts young and old for an amazing time.

The card game maze attracts young and old, who are in for an amazing time.

This awesome optical illusion casts a cute Hello Kitty shadow. Or is it?

This awesome optical illusion casts a cute Hello Kitty shadow. Or is it?

Hello Kitty Art has become a successful event series throughout Japan.

Hello Kitty Art has become a successful event series throughout Japan.

The woman behind the cat. Third appointed Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi and her protegee.

The woman behind the cat. Third appointed Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi and her protegee.

One of the earlier exhibitions with cute fruit artworks turned Hello Kitty into a strawberry.

One of the earlier exhibitions with cute fruit artworks turned Hello Kitty into a strawberry.

Colorful Hello Kitty sculptures at the exhibition 'Hello Kitty Art'.

Colorful Hello Kitty sculptures at the exhibition ‘Hello Kitty Art’.

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric pink

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric pink

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric Japan

double border Little Twin Stars Alice in Wonderland Sanrio oxford fabric Japan

cute pink white Alice in Wonderland pencil case from Japan

cute pink white Alice in Wonderland pencil case from Japan

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

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

It’s International Polar Bear Day

Polar bears are some of our most favorite animals and an international symbol in the fight to reduce global warming. Therefore, we like to remind ourselves that the beautiful white bear’s future is in our hands. Since these wonderful creatures live far away in their arctic homes, we celebrate this day with Rilakkuma and his friends and take note with our cute new polar bear stationary.

Don't let polar bears disappear. This cute polar bear eraser helps to us remember the urgency .

Don’t let them disappear. Cute polar bear erasers help to us remember the urgency

This convenient pouch is standing up for polar bears.

This convenient pouch is standing up for polar bears

Take note of polar bear day with Korilakkuma and friends

Take note of polar bear day with Korilakkuma and friends

New Iwako Sushi erasers

We are always amazed when we get new Iwako erasers, because they are so full of details even though they are so small. You can now find a fun new Sushi eraser series in our shop with a Sushi train theme. There are several different Sushi dishes with green tea, a whole Sushi train set that comes with a plastic conveyor belt and some Sushi delivery boxes.

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set brown bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set brown bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set gold bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set gold bento box

Iwako erasers Sushi train conveyor belt 8 pieces set

Iwako erasers Sushi train conveyor belt 8 pieces set

Rolled Sushi green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Rolled Sushi green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Sea Urchin Sushi Maki green macha Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Sea Urchin Sushi Maki green macha Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Prawn Shrimp Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Prawn Shrimp Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Egg omlette Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Egg omlette Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

The Year of the Sheep is coming

In a couple of weeks the Year of the Sheep will start according to Chinese zodiac. We get ready to celebrate with some of our cute sheep products.

dark blue sheep animal oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

dark blue sheep animal oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

lime green farm animal sheep fabric Farm Friends by StudioE

lime green farm animal sheep fabric Farm Friends by StudioE

blue sheep farm animal fabric Timeless Treasures Babes in Farmland

blue sheep farm animal fabric Timeless Treasures Babes in Farmland

red knitting sheep animal fabric Timeless Treasures

red knitting sheep animal fabric Timeless Treasures

black knitting sheep Timeless Treasures fabric USA

black knitting sheep Timeless Treasures fabric USA

kawaii sheep animal silicone mat coaster from Japan

kawaii sheep animal silicone mat coaster from Japan

sheep silicone baking spatula from Japan

sheep silicone baking spatula from Japan

white sheep cloverleaf Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

white sheep cloverleaf Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh Japan

Japanese funny sheep and cat ring binder notebook by Kamio

Japanese funny sheep and cat ring binder notebook by Kamio

turquoise sheep animal pencil case by Kamio from Japan

turquoise sheep animal pencil case by Kamio from Japan

Shaun the Sheep heart 5-pocket A4 file folder

Shaun the Sheep heart 5-pocket A4 file folder

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

Sumikkogurashi cat’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Sumikkogurashi's shy cat Neko picked her favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Sumikkogurashi’s shy cat Neko picked her favorite Christmas presents from our shop

The cute beige cat Neko of the Sumikkogurashi family is usually super shy and loves to hide in the corner. But now our shy office mascot got into the Christmas spirit and picked her favorite Christmas gifts from our shop.

1. Sumikkogurashi Pillow

Don’t you just want something soft for cuddling during the cold winter months? The cute Sumikkogurashi cat pillow is perfect for that purpose. It’s a cute plush toy but can also be used as a pillow.

Sumikkogurashi's cat Neko picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Sumikkogurashi’s cat Neko picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

2. Sumikkogurashi Surprise Lucky Charm Mascot

Christmas is all about surprises and the surprise miniature lucky charm mascot figurine box is full of it. Because you have no idea which one of the four different figurines you got until you open the box.

Sumikkogurashi surprise miniature lucky charm mascot figurine San-X

Sumikkogurashi surprise miniature lucky charm mascot figurine San-X

3. Sumikkogurashi Bento Box

Kitchen accessories are always a good Christmas present. They are useful but can be also very creative, funny and special. Like the colorful Sumikkogurashi bento boxes from our shop.

pink Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Box lunch box

pink Sumikkogurashi shy animals Bento Box lunch box

4. Sumikkogurashi Pencil Set

Pens and pencils somehow always magically disappear even though you know you have quite a few around. So better stock up. With the cute Sumikkogurashi pencil 12pcs set you should be on the safe side for a while.

Sumikkogurashi stacked animals pencil set 12pcs from Japan

Sumikkogurashi stacked animals pencil set 12pcs from Japan