Hobby Show 2018 (Part 2)

Continuing with the Hobby Show in Tokyo, Sandra and Alan took lots of photos of the arts and crafts item: UV resin. This item is extremely popular amongst individuals who enjoy creating charms, costume jewellery etc. At the exhibition, an LED UV lamp was also on display, to show how it can be used to help quickly dry resin after it’s been placed in a mold. Given the lamp’s clever design, it can also be placed on its side to help dry resin in other directions. Live demonstrations were held to show how useful this lamp is for DIY enthusiasts. UV resin comes in several colors, as you can see in the images, meaning DIY enthusiasts can create all sorts of little items in a wide variety of colors!

Lots of super cute charms in the shapes of horses, birds etc., and jewellery were on display, and all of these were made from resin! Don’t they look amazing?

Horse charms made from resin

Horse charms made from resin

Little pieces of jewellery, also made of resin

Little pieces of jewellery, also made of resin

Check out these little decorative items!

Check out these little decorative items!

The LED UV lamp in action

The LED UV lamp in action

Resin and the lamp

Resin and the lamp

Resin tow ork with

Resin to work with

Resin comes in many colors

Resin comes in many colors

What a cute display!

What a cute display!

A live demonstration showing people how to use resin

A live demonstration showing people how to use resin

Curious attendees!

Curious attendees!

What a display!

What a display!

Look at all that jewellery!

Look at all that jewellery!

Check out the demo!

Check out the demo!

This looks fun!

This looks fun!

Getting the lamp ready

Getting the lamp ready

Wow!

Wow!

People enjoyed the demo a lot!

People enjoyed the demo a lot!

Hobby Show 2018 (Part 1)

This year, Japan’s Hobby Show took place in Tokyo and modeS4u’s Managing Director, and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan respectively, attended the event. Thousands of other visitors also flocked to the show, which featured tons of awesome arts and crafts items, to check out what was on display.

One trendy item that really caught the eyes of attendees who love DIY sets, was that of artificial flowers in jars of oil. Booths had been set up to display these gorgeous decorative pieces, as well as offer attendees the chance to create their own by allowing them to select flowers and different shaped jars.

Also on display were incredibly intricate toy animals made from wool! Placed together, an artist created little scenes featuring these toy animals and as you can see from the images, they look adorable and amazing! What do you think of these items so far?

Flowers in jars of oil

Flowers in jars of oil

Which one do you like best?

Which one do you like best?

These look stunning!

These look stunning!

Attendees could choose flowers to put into jars

Attendees could choose flowers to put into jars

These tiny animals are made of wool!

These tiny animals are made of wool!

How detailed!

How detailed!

Another beautiful scene with wool animals

Another beautiful scene with wool animals

A different angle

A different angle

It's a festival with wool animals!

It’s a festival with wool animals!

More stunning flower displays

More stunning flower displays

These are so colorful and pretty

These are so colorful and pretty

They're great to decorate your home with!

They’re great to decorate your home with!

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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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.