11 Days until Valentine’s Day

For this one you will have to be fast, as it requires processing and Valentine’s Day is approaching. Still we want to include the super cute Michael Miller heart fabric in our Countdown for Valentine’s Day. Because there are so many things you can do with a good quality fabric. How about some special Valentine’s Day bedclothes, a cute heart shirt, an apron, bag or  iPhone cover? If you like to sew, this is the right material to create a one-of-a-kind and very cute Valentine’s Day gift.

white Michael Miller fabric with red hearts

white Michael Miller fabric with red hearts

Hooray, we finished the San-X delivery

98….99…..100%. Let’s celebrate. We just added the last product of our huge San-X delivery to our shop. This one really kept us busy for a long time, we already got all the items in december. But as there were so many new things and also a couple of public holidays over Christmas and New Year’s, it took us a while to get everything ready for the online shop. So now you can browse through all the stuff of Rilakkuma, Kutusita Nyanko or Chou-fleur and enjoy the cuteness.

By the way, last we added cute Rilakkuma key covers and lots of adorable pens and pencils. Now we can start putting all the new fabrics online that recently arrived. So watch out for new stuff.

kawaii Rilakkuma bear key cover charm

kawaii Rilakkuma bear key cover charm

cute pink Chou-fleur Ballpoint pen with rabbit clip

cute pink Chou-fleur Ballpoint pen with rabbit clip

Kutusita Nyanko cat plush ballpoint pen cat paw

Kutusita Nyanko cat plush ballpoint pen cat paw

cute Kutusita Nyanko cat pencil with musical notes

cute Kutusita Nyanko cat pencil with musical notes

kawaii Rilakkuma pencil brown bear by San-X

kawaii Rilakkuma pencil brown bear by San-X

Catalogue with Echino Fabric Ideas

We got a lovely little catalogue with the recent Echino Fabric collection a little time ago, which contained some really pretty photos of bags and clothes that were made with the fabrics designed by Etsuko Furuya. It’s really nice to see how the fabrics look like when actually used, we thought you guys might like it too. Especially the Echino Canvas Bonbon Fabric can be seen a lot on the pictures in really pretty handbags, suitcases and funny slippers. You can also find it in our shop in black and beige. The bags made with the Echino canvas perch fabric looks really amazing too.

Echino Fabrics are designed by Japanese designer Etsuku Furuya who had her big breakthrough with the Etsuko Furuya’s Echino fabric collection in 2003. Animated patterns in bright colours have become her signature in her designs. She sticks to simple structures which she combines with great effect. Echino fabrics strike with their bold and loud colours and dynamic textures.

Maybe these pictures inspire you in your future sewing projects, we were defnitely totally blown away by the cute colourful products. And by the way, the Echino spring 2012 collection will arrive at our shop within the next weeks. We’ll keep you posted of course.

Dress and bag with Echino fabric on the catalogue cover

Dress and bag with Echino fabric on the catalogue cover

pretty handbags with Echino Fabrics - which one is your favourite?

pretty handbags with Echino Fabrics - which one is your favourite?

super pretty Echino Canvas Bonbon Fabric

super pretty Echino Canvas Bonbon Fabric

Echino canvas perch fabric is also suitable for handgas

Echino canvas perch fabric is also suitable for handgas

cute dress, bags and - our favourite - slippers made with Echino

cute dress, bags and - our favourite - slippers made with Echino

here you also see some bags made of Echino laminates (the top ones)

here you also see some bags made of Echino laminates (the top ones)

We finally got Riley Blake fabrics

Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics, we can’t get enough of them. Now we can offer you guys even more fabrics, because we just got a huge delivery from Riley Blake from the United States. Riley Blake is a big American fabric manufacturer based in Utah, who now supplies us with wonderful high quality cotton fabrics. They have really cute animal, flower and patterned prints and such adorable names for their collections (like “Hoo’s in The Forest”, “Holly Jolly” or “Hooty Hoot”). You should also check out all the Halloween and Christmas Fabrics we ordered there.

green Riley Blake fabric pink trees strawberry

green Riley Blake fabric pink trees strawberry

black Riley Blake Halloween fabric colourful stars

black Riley Blake Halloween fabric colourful stars

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric ghosts spiders

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric ghosts spiders

red Riley Blake Christmas fabric Christmas tree

red Riley Blake Christmas fabric Christmas tree

pink Riley Blake fabric heart-apple strawberry cherry

pink Riley Blake fabric heart-apple strawberry cherry

blue Riley Blake panel fabric kawaii owls

blue Riley Blake panel fabric kawaii owls

Our fabrics in German InStyle magazine

What a nice surprise. Some of our fabrics were printed in last month’s InStyle magazine. InStyle is a really big fashion & lifestyle print magazine in Germany with a run of nearly 500,000. A German Fashion Label made some very cute children’s clothes for the collection Villa Kunterbunt. Two of our fabrics were used in this collection for a cute dress and skirt. Don’t they look incredibly adorable? We can just imagine how children wear the dress made with our gnome fabric or the little cupcake skirt. Thumbs up for this.

Our fabrics in German InStyle magazine

Our fabrics in German InStyle magazine

Meeting with Kokka in Hong Kong

We work with Kokka fabrics closely together, of course it helps that they have an office in Hong Kong. ;-) Therefore, we have a very good business relationship with them and visit their office every once in a while to talk in person, discuss future plans and collaborations and give them some feedback we received from our customers regarding their fabrics. Today’s meeting was very important for us because we wanted to discuss the sales of Kokka fabrics in Germany. When we started working with them they told us that some fabrics are not allowed to Germany because another company has the exclusive import rights for those. We agreed to that and followed their rules. After 2 years we became a very good customer for them and they decided to review this arrangement. Alan and I went to their office to discuss this issue. The meeting was very successful, we are now allowed to sell almost all Kokka fabrics to Germany. We are very happy about that and our customers must be even more happy. I got countless emails before asking why we cannot sell those fabrics to Germany.

After the meeting we had a Chinese lunch together with the boss and one more staff and chatted about business, travelling to Japan and other topics. It’s nice when you know your suppliers in person and also know something private about them. It is a lot more fun doing business like that.

New Japanese fabrics by Kokka arrived

We just added some new Japanese fabrics by Kokka to our shop today. As always, the quality of the fabrics is awesome and the prints are so detailed, its amazing. This time we got fabrics with skulls, chipmunks, deers, sheeps, mushrooms, Snow-white, cars and more. Here are some of my favorites:

black skull fabric with red skulls by Kokka Japan

black skull fabric with red skulls by Kokka Japan

cute pink bunny fabric by Kokka Japan kawaii

cute pink bunny fabric by Kokka Japan kawaii

cute white chipmunk fabric by Kokka Japan

cute white chipmunk fabric by Kokka Japan

cute colourful sheeps fabric with glitter Kokka Japan

cute colourful sheeps fabric with glitter Kokka Japan

red skull fabric with pirate theme by Kokka Japan

red skull fabric with pirate theme by Kokka Japan

blue cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

blue cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

pink fly agaric fabric squirrel by Kokka Japan

pink fly agaric fabric squirrel by Kokka Japan

More Kokka fabrics in store

A few newly released Kokka fabrics arrived in our office in Hong Kong today. When I saw the newest Kokka catalogue I knew I have to order them for our shop. Those fabrics are just too cute. There is one Japanese fabric with a kawaii animals print, two matryoshka fabrics, a florets bunny fabric and a cute skull fabric. I am sure those fabrics will sell really well in our store. Have a look at their pictures:

cute skull with pink glitter Kokka fabric Japan

cute skull with pink glitter Kokka fabric Japan

cute florets bunny Kokka fabric Japan kawaii

cute florets bunny Kokka fabric Japan kawaii

pink matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

pink matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

beautiful matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

beautiful matryoshka dolls Kokka fabric Japan babushka

cute pink deer panda bunny elephant Kokka fabric

cute pink deer panda bunny elephant Kokka fabric

New Michael Miller fabrics

We received lots of new Michael Miller fabrics from the USA and added them to our shop today. There are many beautiful new prints including Christmas fabric, flower prints, animal fabric, knit fabric, laminate fabric and more. Here are some picture of my absolute favorites (although it is really hard to choose):

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Snowy Chateau

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Snowy Chateau

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Christmas Fairy Tale

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Christmas Fairy Tale

turquoise Michael Miller Christmas fabric Jingle Dangle

turquoise Michael Miller Christmas fabric Jingle Dangle

Michael Miller black-red fabric Zoology zoo animals

Michael Miller black-red fabric Zoology zoo animals

turquoise Michael Miller fabric Petal Flower daisy

turquoise Michael Miller fabric Petal Flower daisy

Michael Miller laminate oilcloth fabric Dandy Damask

Michael Miller laminate oilcloth fabric Dandy Damask

Michael Miller knit fabric Red Blossoms by Patty Young

Michael Miller knit fabric Red Blossoms by Patty Young

10,000 Fans on Facebook

Today we reached the magic number of 10,000 fans on our Facebook Fanpage! We announced earlier already that we are going to host a huge giveaway with 30 prizes once we reach 10,000 fans. This kawaii giveaway will start within a few days. A funny fact: we got 10,000 fans on the 10th of October 2010. What a coincidence! We felt generous and added an extra prize for the 10,000th fan, Ken Bentley, with some cute fabrics, woven ribbons and handmade buttons. Here is a picture of the special prize for Ken and his family:

10,000th fan prize

10,000th fan prize

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