Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Ann Kelle

If you browse through the fabrics in our shop, it’s basically impossible NOT to see her fabrics. Because we currently carry 100 different Ann Kelle designs on modes4u.com. So it’s about time to meet the successful Robert Kaufman designer in our weekly series.

Ann Kelle

She had her first line of children’s clothing and wedding dresses when she was nine… at least she was carrying the sketches for it in her backpack. Ann Kelle’ s love for designs was already very strong at a young age. Still at first she did not pursue a creative career as an adult, but was working in politics. In 2006 she decided to fullfill her childhood dream and launched Ann Kelle designs. And man, she really can’t complain about too little success. Her fresh and bright designs immediately caught the attention of the industry. A week following her debut, her designs were being presented to Target. Today you can find her fabrics, stationery and paper good designs in lots of boutiques and stores, as well as Barnes and Noble and – as already mentioned – Target.

We are of course most interested in her collaboration with Robert Kaufman. Kelle started working with the design house in 2009 and has launched many collections already. Urban Zoologie might be one of her most well known works and is especially successful in our shop modes4u.com. We carry lots of beautiful Ann Kelle fabrics from many collections such as Metro Market, Dessert Party, Remix Slicker or Ready! Set! Go!. This year we also got lots of fabrics from her super kawaii Christmas collection Jingle.

Kelle describes her style as “simple, sweet, and sassy” and that really gets to the point. Her designs are fun, colourful and always have a clear focus. “I’m inspired by things I’ve always known and loved from my childhood, from ice cream cones to spring flowers. The inspiration from my Urban Zoologie line comes from a variety of places. One of the first animals in this collection was the whales. The inspiration from this design came from a sweater Natalie wore in the 80s show ‘Facts of Life’.” 

In our shop you can find Kelle’s designs in almost every fabric category and on all materials: cotton, laminate, flannel or organic cotton. She has quite a variety to offer. Currently she is working with Robert Kaufman on adding new prints to the “Remix” collection, as well as new designs to the “Girl Friends” collection. Check out Ann Kelle’s blog if you want to see more of her designs and also examples of what you can do with them.

And be sure to check our blog in the next couple of days, because Ann Kelle is sponsoring a fabric bundle for a great giveaway! It will start very soon.

pale pink fabric with dotted cows by Robert Kaufman USA

pale pink fabric with dotted cows by Robert Kaufman USA

cute white whale designer fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

cute white whale designer fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

cute colourful owls fabric Robert Kaufman kawaii

cute colourful owls fabric Robert Kaufman kawaii

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

blue organic fabric colourful train by Robert Kaufman

blue organic fabric colourful train by Robert Kaufman

beautiful colourful apples fabric black Robert Kaufman

beautiful colourful apples fabric black Robert Kaufman

green fabric with ice cream cups by Robert Kaufman

green fabric with ice cream cups by Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric little monkeys

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric little monkeys

white watermelon fruit fabric by Robert Kaufman

white watermelon fruit fabric by Robert Kaufman

green florets flannel fabric by Robert Kaufman

green florets flannel fabric by Robert Kaufman

 

A super cute cummer quilt with Ann Kelles watermelon fabric (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A super cute summer quilt with Ann Kelles watermelon fabric (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A designer made this wonderful children's summer hats with Anns fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A designer made this wonderful childrens summer hats with Ann Kelles fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

Another designer makes these adorable crayon holders with Ann Kelle fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

Another designer makes these adorable crayon holders with Ann Kelle fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A wonderful Christmas stocking with Ann Kelle Christmas fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

A wonderful Christmas stocking with Ann Kelle Christmas fabrics (photo from Ann Kelles blog)

Christmas Giveaway on the Tizzalicious Blog

It’s already October, the perfect time to start thinking about your Christmas projects for 2012. Maybe our latest giveaway that we just started with the cute Tizzalicious Blog will inspire you. We are giving away a cute package that’s perfect for holiday crafting. It consists of several fabric fat quarters, stickers and cute sticky notes.

Visit the Tizzalicious giveaway website for all the details, the giveaway is open worldwide and will run until October 9th.

We teamed up with the Blog Tiazzalicious and give away kawaii Christmas stuff

We teamed up with the Blog Tiazzalicious and give away kawaii Christmas stuff

If you're lucky you will win this Christmas fabric and stationery package

If you’re lucky you will win this Christmas fabric and stationery package

Halloween Giveaway with cute-scary pouches on Facebook

Halloween is approaching, so we thought you could use some goodies for that holiday. Today we start our kawaii Halloween giveaway on Facebook. Six of you can win a super cute Momiji cat pouch. They are rather adorable than spooky, still we think they suit to Halloween perfectly.

How to join:
1) Like our Facebook page
2) Like the giveaway pic
3) Share the pic and comment “I want a Halloween pouch!”

The giveaway will be running until Wednesday, October 10th. Good luck to everyone!

6 lucky winners will get a Halloween Momiji pouch in our giveaway

6 lucky winners will get a Halloween Momiji pouch in our giveaway

Christmas fabrics giveaway on craftpassion.com

Here is another chance for all you fabric lovers to win fabrics from our shop. We teamed up with the blog craftpassion.com for a great Christmas Giveaway. One lucky winner will get a bundle full of 12 Christmas fabric fat quarters to fulfill all his Christmas sewing projects. Labels such as Alexander Henry, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller and Riley Blake are included in the package.

Visit the craftpassion.com giveaway website to enter the giveaway, which is open until October 2nd. And be sure to check our the beautiful pictures she took of the bundle. Lovely!

The giveaway prize on craftpassion.com: Cute Christmas fabrics

The giveaway prize on craftpassion.com: Cute Christmas fabrics

The winners of our Rilakkuma & Hello Kitty Giveaway are…

The Rilakkuma prize goes to Helenalol: helenalol@xxx

The Hello Kitty prize goes to Mari Luz Lavado Martín: marilavado@xxx

Thanks for joining our Rilakkuma & Hello Kitty blog giveaway everybody and congratulations to those two lucky winners. We removed the end of every email address to protect your privacy. We will contact everyone by email directly. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or we will have to pick another winner.

And the next chance of winning kawaii stuff is already here: We just started another Facebook Giveaway. A winner gets a super kawaii Bento Box set!

Helenalol and Maria Luz Lavado Martin won our giveaway

Helenalol and Maria Luz Lavado Martin won our giveaway

Halftime: Join our Rilakkuma & Hello Kitty Giveaway

Still a couple of days to go. Our kawaii Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty blog giveaway is still open, so don’t forget to join. Until this Friday, August 31st, you can enter the competition and might be the lucky winner of either an exclusive Rilakkuma Skytree edition package or an adorable Hello Kitty combination. Both prizes we brought back from our last trip to Japan, they’re really hard to get outside of Japan. Good luck to all of you.

Wonderful kawaii Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty prizes in our big blog giveaway

Wonderful kawaii Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty prizes in our big blog giveaway

How to enter our Pinterest Giveaway

The winner of our Pinterest giveaway gets this kawaii stationery set

The winner of our Pinterest giveaway gets this kawaii stationery set

Lots of you guys asked how to enter our Pinterest back to school giveaway to have the chance to win a super kawaii stationery set from our shop. We decided to give you a little tutorial, so that everybody can enter, even if you haven’t used pinterest before. It’s super easy!

1. Add the pin button to your bookmars bar

1. Add the pin button to your bookmars bar

1. Join Pinterest for free and create an account. To install the pin button in your browser, which you will need to pin our photos to your board, just drag the pin button with your mouse into your bookmarks bar. If you don’t see your bookmarks bar, just display it by clicking View –> Toolbars –> Bookmarks Toolbar in your browser.

2. Follow the modes4u pinboards

2. Follow the modes4u pinboards

2. Follow our pinterest board by going to http://pinterest.com/modes4u/ and click the “follow” button.

3. Repin our Giveaway rules picture from our blog post

3. Repin our Giveaway rules picture from our blog post

3. Repin the Giveaway rules in our official blog post by using the pin button in your bookmark bar.

4. Name your new boeard back so school wishlist from modes4u

4. Name your new board back so school wishlist from modes4u

4. Name the new pinboard that you created “back to school wishlist from modes4u”

5. Pin pictures from our shop or pinboards and always tag them with @modes4u

5. Pin pictures from our shop or pinboards and always tag them with @modes4u

5. Pin pictures from our shop or our pinterest boards to your list that you think are great back to school items. DON’T FORGET to tag all the pictures that you pin with “@modes4u”. this is super important, otherwise we cannot find your entries. The more you pin the more chances you have of winning, because we will randomly pick a lucky winner.

Our Pinterest back to school Giveaway is open worldwide until August 21st.

Super cute Hello Kitty eraser giveaway on Facebook

Time for another giveaway, don’t you think? And this time we have something super exclusive for you. From our business trip to Japan last week we brought back some super mega kawaii Hello Kitty erasers. They are just incredibly awesome and they are really just sold in Japan. We are not allowed to sell them outside of Japan. We respect that of course, and so one really lucky winner will get this set of three Hello Kitty erasers in our Facebook giveaway. The rules are still the same as in our former Facebook giveaways:

1) Like our Facebook page
2) Like the giveaway pic
3) Share the pic and comment “I want Hello Kitty eraser!”

The giveaway is open until Tuesday, July 17th, good luck to everyone.

What a cute set. Win these Hello Kitty erasers in our Facebook giveaway!

What a cute set. Win these Hello Kitty erasers in our Facebook giveaway!

Don’t forget to join the CraftGossip.com Giveaway

Tomorrow (June 10th) the big Giveaway on CraftGossip.com ends. You can win an awesome package with 7 different DIY clay sets and accessories, so don’t forget to join the giveaway. Good luck to everyone.

Win these great clay sets from modes4u in the CraftGossip Giveaway

Win these great clay sets from modes4u in the CraftGossip Giveaway

And the giveaway winners are…

1) Choi Leng: choileng@xxx

2) Gaelle: Ms.gdm8991@xxx

3) Alexandra: angels_wishes@xxx

4) Alexandra: cafe_cinna@xxx

Congratulations to the four lucky winners of our big birthday giveaway, you’ll all get a great San-X prize package. We removed the end of every email address to protect your privacy. We will contact everyone by email directly. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or we will have to pick another winner.

Thanks for joining our giveaway, it’s great to see that so many people enjoyed it.

Congratulations to the 4 giveaway winners

Congratulations to the 4 giveaway winners

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