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

Creative at Home Magazine

An editor of the German magazine “Creative at Home” contacted me because they are interested in featuring one of our fabrics in their magazine. Isn’t that so cool? We are very excited here. Let’s hope they are really going to use one of our fabrics for their upcoming edition. Yay.

Creative at Home Magazine 1

Creative at Home Magazine

new Designer Fabrics from the USA

We got some new designer fabrics from the USA today. The fabrics are from Robert Kaufman and are absolutely lovely. The prints include owls, ice cream and cute reindeer with red noses. The reindeer fabric is especially suitable for Christmas and comes in 2 colours: red and blue. The owls fabrics are from the “On a Whim” and “On an Whim 2” collection by Amy Schimler. We have those fabrics in different colours available in stock now.

new Designer Fabrics from the USA 1

light blue owls fabric by Amy Schimler

new Designer Fabrics from the USA 2

cute owls fabric from the On a Whim 2 collection

new Designer Fabrics from the USA 3

USA designer fabric with a yummy ice cream print

new Designer Fabrics from the USA 4

Christmas fabric with reindeer and red noses

more handmade buttons in our shop

We just finished making some more buttons with our cute fabrics. This time we used Kokka, Michael Miller, Cosmo and Lecien fabrics to make some super cute fabric buttons. We made some buttons with donuts, cupcakes, cute girls, animals, deers, pandas, strawberry and more.

more handmade buttons in our shop 1

donut button made with Lecien fabric

more handmade buttons in our shop 2

Little Red Riding Hood button with Cosmo fabric

more handmade buttons in our shop 3

princess button made with Japanese fabric

more handmade buttons in our shop 4

cute giraffe button from Kokka fabric

more handmade buttons in our shop 5

kawaii lion button from Kokka Japan

more handmade buttons in our shop 6

cute little red deer button made with Kokka fabric