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

EXCLUSIVE Michael Miller fabric SALE starts now!

Our NEW AND EXCLUSIVE Michael Miller fabric sale starts NOW! Here’s your chance to snap up STUNNING designer fabrics at amazing discount prices! Be quick! Stock is SUPER LIMITED! Once these fabrics are sold out, they won’t be restocked. Don’t miss out on beautiful fabrics at bargain prices! This sale ONLY lasts until the end of September.

Get awesome Michael Miller fabrics on SALE!

Get awesome Michael Miller fabrics on SALE!

FREE Snappy Mani Pouch Sewing Pattern!

If you’ve been looking for a super cute project to work on, then you need to check out this free sewing pattern on how to make snappy mani pouches! Now you’ll be able to create stylish pouches for yourself, family and friends! This particular free pattern features stunning Robert Kaufman fabrics.

In this post you’ll also find some suggestions from us on fabrics you can use to get started on your own pouches. Remember to take pictures of what you create, we love seeing (and sharing) them!

Make your very own pouches with this free pattern!

Make your very own pouches with this free pattern!

navy blue Robert Kaufman mini white flower fabric Sevenberry Petite Classiques

navy blue Robert Kaufman mini white flower fabric Sevenberry Petite Classiques

pink Robert Kaufman mini red hot pink heart fabric Sevenberry Petite Classiques

pink Robert Kaufman mini red hot pink heart fabric Sevenberry Petite Classiques

light cream Robert Kaufman small red star fabric Sevenberry Petite Classiques

light cream Robert Kaufman small red star fabric Sevenberry Petite Classiques

Robert Kaufman speckled grey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman speckled grey knit fabric

Robert Kaufman space fabric

Robert Kaufman space fabric

embellished blue star Robert Kaufman fabric

embellished blue star Robert Kaufman fabric

black test tube fabric by Robert Kaufman

black test tube fabric by Robert Kaufman

paint splatter Robert Kaufman fabric

paint splatter Robert Kaufman fabric

navy blue Robert Kaufman flower fabric with silver embellishment

navy blue Robert Kaufman flower fabric with silver embellishment

We LOVE this jacket our cool customer created with Alexander Henry fabric!

Our super duper customer created an amazing jacket lined with an Alexander Henry skull fabric she purchased from us! It was made by Myrk (make sure to take a look at her Instagram page using the handle @tmryk39 ). Doesn’t it look amazing? We love how it’s so contemporary and stylish! If you happen to love skull fabrics, you should check out some of our other designs here, to help you get started on your next sewing project!

Remember to send us pictures of the awesome items you create!

How cool is this jacket??

How cool is this jacket??

We want this in our wardrobe!

We want this in our wardrobe!

dark brown Alexander Henry fabric red skull

dark brown Alexander Henry fabric red skull

beige dark green Alexander Henry fabric skull rose Royal

beige dark green Alexander Henry fabric skull rose Royal

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

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

skull heavy oxford fabric black Skullduggery Alexander Henry

skull heavy oxford fabric black Skullduggery Alexander Henry

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and white skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and white skulls

black Alexander Henry rose fabric with skulls

black Alexander Henry rose fabric with skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric with decorated skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric with decorated skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric with skulls on fire

black Alexander Henry fabric with skulls on fire

black Alexander Henry card skull fabric USA

black Alexander Henry card skull fabric USA

FREE Blake Scrunchie Pattern!!

If you’re someone who really likes a colorful scrunchie, then you’re going to love this FREE PATTERN on how to make them! With this handy pattern, you’ll be sewing up tons of scrunchies in no time! This free pattern features gorgeous Robert Kaufman knit fabrics.

We’ve included some knit fabrics in this post, to help you get going on this fun sewing project. Remember, if you make these, please do send us photos! We love seeing all the awesome items you create!

You can make awesome scrunchies with this pattern!

You can make awesome scrunchies with this pattern!

orange and grey shape knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA

orange and grey shape knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA

olive green light cream grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman

olive green light cream grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman

black and white grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Blake Cotton Jersey

black and white grid pattern knit fabric Robert Kaufman USA Blake Cotton Jersey

ocre and grey stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

ocre and grey stripe knit fabric Robert Kaufman

stripe red yellow pink Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

stripe red yellow pink Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

weave pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

weave pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman geometric knit fabric

Robert Kaufman geometric knit fabric

galaxy space Robert Kaufman purple orange Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space Robert Kaufman purple orange Laguna Jersey knit fabric

green apple Robert Kaufman off-white Laguna Jersey knit fabric

green apple Robert Kaufman off-white Laguna Jersey knit fabric