Halloween with Sanrio at Ocean Park Hong Kong

We just had to tell you about this awesome event that no doubt will draw most fans of kawaii things, living in Hong Kong!  This year, Sanrio has partnered with one of the largest theme parks in the city to celebrate Halloween!  In past years, Ocean Park Hong Kong has held the largest Halloween events in Asia, so we can easily imagine that this Hello-ween Fest will be lots of fun!

The popular Sanrio characters we all know so well will be there to meet visitors, and join in some activities mainly designed for kids.  Of course, they are all dressed up in exclusive Halloween costumes!  There is also a Sanrio themed restaurant, where incredibly cute and elaborate Halloween treats featuring their much loved characters will be served.

This first-ever Sanrio Halloween party at Ocean Park is already under way, and the premises are full of decorations and displays inspired by Hello Kitty, Kuromi, Gudetama, Pompompurin etc.  We found some great pictures of the event, and we simply had to share them with you! Take a look at the images below, and let us know which you liked best!

It's Halloween time! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

It’s Halloween time! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Check out the Little Twin Stars! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Check out the Little Twin Stars! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

How cute is this display? Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

How cute is this display? Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a creative Badtz Maru dish! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a creative Badtz Maru dish! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

They look awesome in their costumes! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

They look awesome in their costumes! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Spooky! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Spooky! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Halloween at Ocean Park is so much fun! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Halloween at Ocean Park is so much fun! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Pompompurin looks hilarious! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Pompompurin looks hilarious! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a gorgeous set! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

What a gorgeous set! Image courtesy of Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Get a FREE Xmas notepad with your order!

We have a kawaii new Xmas gift for you, and it’s FREE! Orders placed to our online shop, modes4u.com, can now receive a super cute Xmas notepad as a free gift*! You’ll definitely want to get one before they’re all gone! (*free gifts are limited to one per person)

You can get a super cute notepad for free with your order!

You can get a super cute notepad for free with your order!

Join our giveaway with Petit Citron! Win a kawaii Xmas fabric bundle!

Want super kawaii Christmas fabrics? Then join our giveaway with Petit Citron for a chance to win 6 stunning Christmas fabrics, and 2 Robert Kaufman fabric bundles! These will be great to give as a gift, or for any Christmas sewing projects you want to work on!

To enter, simply head on over to Petit Citron’s Facebook page and follow the instructions. Good luck!!

 

Here's your chance to win an awesome Christmas fabric bundle!

Here’s your chance to win an awesome Christmas fabric bundle!

dark green fabric cute cat Christmas present by Dear Stella USA

dark green fabric cute cat Christmas present by Dear Stella USA

white Michael Miller fabric red animal Christmas Reindeer

white Michael Miller fabric red animal Christmas Reindeer

light cream Robert Kaufman santa figure fabric Jolly Christmas 6 Digital Print

light cream Robert Kaufman santa figure fabric Jolly Christmas 6 Digital Print

cream-colored Christmas card Santa Claus fabric from Japan

cream-colored Christmas card Santa Claus fabric from Japan

hot pink Christmas fabric Alexander Henry North Pole Ditsy

hot pink Christmas fabric Alexander Henry North Pole Ditsy

Christmas Basics Riley Blake snowman Xmas fabric blue

Christmas Basics Riley Blake snowman Xmas fabric blue

Get a FREE mini Xmas card gift with your order!

We have a NEW free gift for you! Order now in our online shop, modes4u.com, and you can receive an adorable mini Xmas card as a free gift! Aren’t they absolutely kawaii? They’ll go really well with any Christmas goodies you want to give as a gift! Make sure to get your free mini Xmas card before they’re all gone.

Want this lovely free gift? You can get one with your order!

Want this lovely free gift? You can get one with your order!

The Mid-Autumn Festival means lots of wonderful Moon Cakes!

Moon Cakes are a VERY popular treat to have during the Mid-Autumn Festival. They’re so popular in fact, that often you’ll find people ordering Moon Cakes several weeks in advance to the actual festival! Here in Hong Kong, Moon Cakes are specially created by several stores and are made to be both exciting to look at, as well as incredibly delicious. Starbucks has a Moon Cake promotion featuring gorgeous packaging, Kee Wah Bakery has stunning supreme Moon Cakes, and Häagen-Dazs offers a wide variety of ice-cream Moon Cakes. Here are 5 interesting details you may not know about this delectable delicacy:

– Moon Cakes are symbolic of family reunion

– One folk-tale suggests that Moon Cakes were used during the Yuan Dynasty as a means of sending messages between the Han people when they were planning an uprising against Mongol rule

– Some people prefer just to eat the skin (the outer layer) of Moon Cakes

– In 2014, 20 Moon Cake masters created a Moon Cake that had a diameter over 2 meters long

– During the Mid-Autumn Festival, some Moon Cakes can sell for over HK$1000

Interesting, right? You can even try to make your very own Moon Cake using this recipe from Fine Dining Lovers! We hope you all had a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival!

 

Doesn't that look so yummy? Image courtesy of Fine Dining Lovers

Doesn’t that look so yummy? Image courtesy of Fine Dining Lovers

Starbucks' stunning Moon Cake promotion

Starbucks’ stunning Moon Cake promotion

Super kawaii ice-cream Moon Cakes featuring Line characters. Image courtesy of Häagen-Dazs

Super kawaii ice-cream Moon Cakes featuring Line characters. Image courtesy of Häagen-Dazs

How adorable are these? Image courtesy of Häagen-Dazs

How adorable are these? Image courtesy of Häagen-Dazs

Beautiful! Image courtesy of Häagen-Dazs

Beautiful! Image courtesy of Häagen-Dazs

This image makes us so hungry! Image courtesy of Fine Dining Lovers

This image makes us so hungry! Image courtesy of Fine Dining Lovers

We can't stop staring at this supreme Moon Cake! Image courtesy of Kee Wah Bakery.

We can’t stop staring at this supreme Moon Cake! Image courtesy of Kee Wah Bakery.

Get a beautiful lantern as a free gift with your order!!

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, we have something very special for you! The next 500 orders to our online shop, modes4u.com, can receive beautiful lanterns as free gifts!! Aren’t they gorgeous?? Hurry and get yours before they’re all completely gone!

You can get a lantern as a free gift!

You can get a lantern as a free gift!

Free sewing pattern for a reversible apron!

Need a new apron to use when you’re cooking or doing arts and crafts projects? With this free sewing pattern, you’ll be able to make your very own reversible apron! Isn’t it fun? This particular apron was made with gorgeous Kokka fabrics.

We have more Japanese fabric suggestions here in this post, if you’re looking to make your own apron! We’d love to see pictures of what you create, if you decide to give this a go!

Learn how to make this apron!

Learn how to make this apron!

Kokka canvas fabric with French bulldogs

Kokka canvas fabric with French bulldogs

dog canvas fabric yellow Kokka with stripe

dog canvas fabric yellow Kokka with stripe

dog animal French Bulldog transport Canvas pink-mauve fabric by Kokka Japan

dog animal French Bulldog transport Canvas pink-mauve fabric by Kokka Japan

natural color Canvas fabric with dog animal by Kokka Japan

natural color Canvas fabric with dog animal by Kokka Japan

bag canvas fabric by Kokka in green

bag canvas fabric by Kokka in green

flower canvas fabric in black by Kokka

flower canvas fabric in black by Kokka

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

cat animal mirror item Canvas fabric blue by Kokka Japan

cat animal mirror item Canvas fabric blue by Kokka Japan

FREE sewing pattern for a Carry Along Sewing Case!

This sewing case has to be one of the cutest cases we’ve seen! It’s compact, adorable and practical. Why not sew one of these for yourself, or as a gift for someone? With Christmas coming up, maybe you can make one (or several!) of these with Christmas fabric and give it to a loved one! So get cracking on one of these cases with this free sewing pattern for it. This particular case was made with beautiful Robert Kaufman fabrics.

We’ve got more fabric suggestions for your here, to help you get started on this sewing project. Please do send us photos of what you make!

You can make one of these!

You can make one of these!

blue Robert Kaufman fabric dress stand Thimbles and Threads Digital Print

blue Robert Kaufman fabric dress stand Thimbles and Threads Digital Print

grey Robert Kaufman fabric blue dress Sew Dressed Up

grey Robert Kaufman fabric blue dress Sew Dressed Up

blue Batik snowflake fabric by Robert Kaufman

blue Batik snowflake fabric by Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman Christmas village fabric

Robert Kaufman Christmas village fabric

light cream Robert Kaufman santa figure fabric Jolly Christmas 6 Digital Print

light cream Robert Kaufman santa figure fabric Jolly Christmas 6 Digital Print

white reindeer Christmas fabric Jingle 3 White by Robert Kaufman

white reindeer Christmas fabric Jingle 3 White by Robert Kaufman

red moustache Xmas fabric Robert Kaufman Merry Mustaches

red moustache Xmas fabric Robert Kaufman Merry Mustaches

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

black Christmas fabric with dove of peace Black Jingle 3 Royal Robert Kaufman

black Christmas fabric with dove of peace Black Jingle 3 Royal Robert Kaufman

You MUST check out these items made from Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures and Alexander Henry fabrics!

These items made by our super cool customer, Myrk (you can check out her Instagram page using the handle @tmryk39 ) are so stunning, you simply must take a look at them! First, there’s a gorgeous dress made using Robert Kaufman Effervescence fabric. Next, there’s a lovely skirt made from glow in the dark fabric by Timeless Treasures. Finally, there’s an awesome pair of shorts made from Alexander Henry fabric.

We’ve made sure to include some more fabrics here for you to check out in case you’re now feeling inspired to create something of your own! Remember that we absolutely love seeing and sharing pictures of things you make with our fabrics, so please do send us pictures of what you create!

This dress was made using Robert Kaufman Effervescence fabric

This dress was made using Robert Kaufman Effervescence fabric

This skirt features a glow in the dark fabric from Timeless Treasures

This skirt features a glow in the dark fabric from Timeless Treasures

This pair of shorts was made with Alexander Henry fabric

This pair of shorts was made with Alexander Henry fabric

dark grey pink white Robert Kaufman colorful circle fabric Sweet

dark grey pink white Robert Kaufman colorful circle fabric Sweet

black blue purple dot bubble circle fabric Robert Kaufman Effervescence Digital

black blue purple dot bubble circle fabric Robert Kaufman Effervescence Digital

brown grey dot bubble circle fabric Robert Kaufman Effervescence Digital

brown grey dot bubble circle fabric Robert Kaufman Effervescence Digital

black glow in the dark folklore skulls sugar skull fabric

black glow in the dark folklore skulls sugar skull fabric

black fabric with astronaut cat glow in the dark by Timeless Treasures

black fabric with astronaut cat glow in the dark by Timeless Treasures

black fabric with glow in the dark dinosaur skeleton by Timeless Treasures

black fabric with glow in the dark dinosaur skeleton by Timeless Treasures

black dark grey fabric with glow in the dark moon and star by Timeless Treasures

black dark grey fabric with glow in the dark moon and star by Timeless Treasures

black off-white Alexander Henry fabric skull The Catacombs

black off-white Alexander Henry fabric skull The Catacombs

light cream with skull blue flower knit fabric Alexander Henry Regent Skull

light cream with skull blue flower knit fabric Alexander Henry Regent Skull

black Mexican skeleton and skull fabric by Alexander Henry

black Mexican skeleton and skull fabric by Alexander Henry

Check out our fabrics in the book: Ma petite ménagerie en couture

The very talented Sarah Romero (AKA Sacaptiloup) used fabrics she purchased from our shop to create exquisite bags featured in her book! The book, “Ma petite ménagerie en couture” showcases super cute designs perfect for little ones! Check out the pictures right here!

You can also check out her Facebook page and her Facebook Group, to see these items and more! Which design here is your favorite? If you’re feeling inspired, we’ve included some fabric suggestions in this post for you to check out!

The book: Ma petite ménagerie en couture

The book: Ma petite ménagerie en couture

What an adorable bag!

What an adorable bag!

These are great for kids!

These are great for kids!

This is just too cute!

This is just too cute!

white bird fabric Urban Zoologie Minis with colourful birds by Robert Kaufman

white bird fabric Urban Zoologie Minis with colourful birds by Robert Kaufman

cute brown crocodile turtle animal fabric Fun with Nature Blank Quilting USA

cute brown crocodile turtle animal fabric Fun with Nature Blank Quilting USA

colorful dinosaur land fabric by Timeless Treasures

colorful dinosaur land fabric by Timeless Treasures

Dear Stella with small colorful cats

Dear Stella with small colorful cats

grey mouse fabric by Cotton and Steel

grey mouse fabric by Cotton and Steel

bunny rabbit Trans-Pacific Textiles pink fabric

bunny rabbit Trans-Pacific Textiles pink fabric

seagull bird animal by Copenhagen Print Factory dark blue-purple fabric

seagull bird animal by Copenhagen Print Factory dark blue-purple fabric

shark animal Robert Kaufman navy blue fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

shark animal Robert Kaufman navy blue fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints