Tokyo Trip: Creativity on Display

When wrapping up their trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan, came across the works of some very talented designers who work with DIY products.  The first artist, Kuroda Tsubasa, uses pom poms to create realistic looking cats and dogs! The second artist is Nakayama Midori, who uses felt to also create very realistic furry friends. Check out some fun images of their work here!

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show (Part 2)

There were simply so many wonderful pictures taken by Sandra (modeS4u’s Managing Director) and Alan (IT Manager) at the Osaka DIY Show, we just had to share more with you! From dessert figurines, to kawaii pouches, there were tons of lovely DIY products on display. Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Please share some pictures of your lovely creations with us!

Miniature items made of wires

Miniature items made of wires

A kawaii display

A kawaii display

Useful bags on show

Useful bags on show

Goregous glass items

Goregous glass items

Hand-made food items!

Hand-made food items!

More stunning glass products

More stunning glass products

Kawaii animal themed products

Kawaii animal themed products

More miniature hand-made objects

More miniature hand-made objects

Attendees were able to participate in making hand-crafted items

Attendees were able to participate in making hand-crafted items

Lovely images and picture frames

Lovely images and picture frames

Stunning artwork

Stunning artwork

More beautiful lighting fixtures

More beautiful lighting fixtures

Aren't these so cute?

Aren’t these so cute?

Which item here is your favorite?

Which item here is your favorite?

Animal-themed keychains

Animal-themed keychains

Reusable bags

Reusable bags

Items with funny pandas

Items with funny pandas

More animal themed items

More animal themed items

Colorful candles on display

Colorful candles on display

Super cute cards

Super cute cards

modeS4u visits Kokka (Part 1)

Continuing with their visit to Japan earlier this year, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager), visited Kokka in Tokyo. Kokka carries a range of stunning fabrics we have available, such as nani iro and Echino fabrics. Whilst visiting them, Sandra and Alan were able to snap tons of fantastic pictures showing off Kokka’s many fabrics sewn into beautiful everyday items that will certainly inspire anyone who loves sewing! Check out the images below. Which fabric/item is your favorite?

 

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn't the tipi look amazing?

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn’t the tipi look amazing?

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Children's items using nani iro fabrics

Children’s items using nani iro fabrics

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Linen Jam's fabrics as clothes

Linen Jam’s fabrics as clothes

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

Super colorful and kawaii

Super colorful and kawaii

More fun character themed designs

More fun character themed designs

Knit fabrics on display

Knit fabrics on display

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Items made of Trefle fabrics

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo

During their visit to Japan, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager) dropped by the offices of Kiyohara. This fantastic supplier provides many stunning Japanese fabrics and other items. There, they were able to see some lovely fabrics on display as bags, clothes etc. as well as some of Kiyohara’s clay related products and accessories. Which of these items do you like best?

Kiyohara items on display

Kiyohara items on display

Aren't these beautiful?

Aren't these beautiful?

This is very sweet!

This is very sweet!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Super cute Snoopy items

Super cute Snoopy items

More lovely items made from their fabrics

More lovely items made from their fabrics

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Kawaii!

Kawaii!

More everyday items

More everyday items

Lovely items for children

Lovely items for children

Very cute!

Very cute!

mt Tapes on display

mt Tapes on display

Even more handy items

Even more handy items

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

DIY and jewellery items on show

DIY and jewellery items on show

Mason inspects the items!

Mason inspects the items!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Gorgeous items

Gorgeous items

Colorful and pretty!

Colorful and pretty!

40% off Eraser Making Kit – for 24 hours only!

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Today’s item: Eraser Making Kit

Sale time!

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DIY scented eraser making kit to make biscuit eraser

DIY scented eraser making kit to make biscuit eraser

Japan Hobby Show – Part 3

To wrap up the posts on this year’s Japan Hobby Show 2016, we want to show you pictures of some of the amazing clothes we saw! Using all sorts of beautiful fabrics, we saw some incredible pieces of work. These included dresses, baby items and more. The ones we found on display, which you can see below, featured very intricate and delicate designs. They featured many patterns too such as polka dot patterns, flowers etc. We were even able to check out a fun fashion show in which the models strutted their stuff in elegant everyday clothing items. Sewing enthusiast were especially loving the various amounts of fabrics on display and there were plenty of fabrics too! All in all, it was a fantastic show and the enthusiasm from the crowd made the event more memorable. We can’t wait for next year’s show!

Many beautifully crafted clothes were on display

Many beautifully crafted clothes were on display

Check out the fabric baby items!

Check out the fabric baby items!

More cute items for show

More cute items for show

The level of detail here is amazing

The level of detail here is amazing

More fun items!

More fun items!

The color contrasts of booths were very eye-catching

The color contrasts of booths were very eye-catching

Stunning clothing items

Stunning clothing items

The shiny fabric really makes this item stand out

The shiny fabric really makes this item stand out

Get ready for a fashion show!

Get ready for a fashion show!

The models showed off beautiful designs

The models showed off beautiful designs

Oodles of fabrics!

Oodles of fabrics!

Japan Hobby Show 2016 – Part 2

At the Japan Hobby Show this year, we came across some of the most incredible “food” treats, made entirely out of wool! That’s right, some of the sweet treats we found were really woolly masterpieces, proving you don’t have to be a knitting pro to make something fun with wool! We also saw the most stunning “desserts” made of clay, done with and without the help of clay molds and craft accessories. They’re so realistic, no one would blame you if you thought you could eat them. From fruity treats to cakes, these creations were colorful and a feast for the eyes. We also came across beautiful plants made entirely out of clay too. These plants are extremely popular, with many individuals adorning their homes and work places with these handmade decorative pieces.

So many delicious woolly chocolate on display

So many delicious woolly chocolates on display

Creativity at its best!

Creativity at its best!

Wool chocolates as far as the eye can see!

Wool chocolates as far as the eye can see!

Beautiful wool artwork

Beautiful wool artwork

Even more treats!

Even more treats!

Aren't these incredible?

Aren’t these incredible?

Clay food that looks so real!

Clay food that looks so real!

A stunning display of food made with clay

A stunning display of food made with clay

Yum!

Yum!

They look very realistic indeed!

They look very realistic indeed!

Would you care for some layered clay cake?

Would you care for some layered clay cake?

Still clay!

Still clay!

Stunning clay plants

Stunning clay plants

Many people decorate their homes/offices with these beautiful clay plants

Many people decorate their homes/offices with these beautiful clay plants

 

Our favorite Christmas DIYs 2015 Part 1

If you are starting to get excited about Christmas already, there are many lovely decoration ideas we found online that will turn your home into a little winter wonderland. Some of the DIYs can be a bit complex for starters, but there are also lots very easy ideas like the cute Washi Tape Christmas cards or the deco tape wreath that we simply adore. And how amazing is the ball of wool knitting wreath?

A cute Christmas tree DIY card on woohome.com

A cute Christmas tree DIY card on woohome.com

A lovely DIY Washi Tape Christmas card.

A lovely DIY Washi Tape Christmas card.

Cute Christmas card with presents.

Cute Christmas card with presents.

This beautiful ribbon Christmas tree card is really easy to make.

This beautiful ribbon Christmas tree card is really easy to make.

For sewing fans. This adorable reindeer is sure to be a special gift.

For sewing fans. This adorable reindeer is sure to be a special gift.

An amazing self-made deco tape wreath.

An amazing self-made deco tape wreath.

This candy cone hearts wreath is just too cute eat.

This candy cone hearts wreath is just too cute eat.

Still waiting for snow? Just build a wreath snowman instead.

Still waiting for snow? Just build a wreath snowman instead.

This heart-warming ball of yarn wreath is a true piece of art.

This heart-warming ball of yarn wreath is a true piece of art.

Our visit to Japan Hobby Show 2015: Part 2

When we went to the Japan Hobby Show in Tokyo earlier this year we saw lots of new stationery and decoration we really loved. We will certainly think about getting some of the articles that we don’t carry in our shop yet. Again and again we were stunned by the attention to detail with which the creators care about even the tiniest features of their little pieces of art. Especially the clay decoration we discovered looked so sensationally realistic, it was hard to believe that those were fake sweets. With so many spectacular designs to look at, it’s no wonder it made our mouth water for more of these incredible DIYs.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies - we carry lots of them in our shop.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration to us.

'Honey I shrunk the china.' Incredibly detailed tableware.

‘Honey I shrunk the china.’ Incredibly detailed tableware.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

Amazing DIYs for Easter

If you are looking for some great ideas for a unique Easter decoration, check out the lovely Easter products in our shop. For more inspiration, here you can find some of our favorite ideas online for cute bunnies, chicks and eggs that will turn your home into a happy Easter garden. There are some easy and more advances ideas like adorable paper bunnies and beautiful flower arrangements. And how amazing are the colors of the Easter eggs?

These super cute bunny and chicks  marshmallow decorations can be used in so many ways.

These super cute marshmallow decorations can be used in so many ways.

Have you ever seen a lovelier Easter table? Yet, quite simple paper and egg decoration.

Have you ever seen a lovelier Easter table? Yet, quite simple paper and egg decoration.

With enchanting pastel colours and a little fantasy, you can create real egg art.

With enchanting pastel colors and a little fantasy, you can create real egg art.

Who framed the Easter rabbit? At least for these eggs the mystery has been solved.

Who framed the Easter rabbit? At least for these eggs the mystery has been solved.

Lovely spring water tulips in an umbrella are like a poem to our Easter guests

Lovely spring water tulips in an umbrella. A kind poem to our Easter guests.

Nothing says better 'you are welcome', than a rusty watering can with flowers

Nothing says better ‘welcome’, than a rusty watering can with flowers

For the little ones it's great fun to make decoration from every day appliances. Like these toilet paper roll bunnies.

For the little ones it’s great fun to make decoration from every day appliances like these toilet paper roll bunnies.

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