modeS4u Stories: The Sentimental Circus

We have a brand new original story written by our talented teammate! This story features the cutest performers ever, The Sentimental Circus. Enjoy!

The Sentimental Circus

The Sentimental Circus animals woke-up under a large dumpster. It was the middle of the night, and all the animals were ready to roll after a long daytime sleep. Rabbit Shappo enthusiastically stood up, jumping up and down on the balls of his feet. He quickly walked past the other animals, clapping his hands.

“Come on guys! We’ve got a show to run!” Rabbit Shappo declared.

All the other animals began to wake, slightly groaning.

“Come on Toto, my best bud!” Rabbit said to his closest companion.

“Ok, ok,” Toto replied quietly. He didn’t like to be picked on individually, especially in front of the other circus animals.

“You take care of the kiosk tonight, remember?” Rabbit Shappo said.

“Oh, yes, of course,” Toto said, finding the little courage he had and scampering to the middle of the narrow alleyway that they called home. He quickly set up the kiosk, then showed a thumbs up to Shappo.

“Ok, ok,” Rabbit said excitedly, getting into coordinator mood. “Muton, Rio and Kuro – set up the circus tent”. The elephant, lion and cat – respectively – ran to the back of the alleyway, behind the kiosk, and began their work. “Mr. Bear, you do what you do best,” Rabbit Shappo said as he winked at the energetic little bear. Mr. Bear ran to the front of the alleyway, and started to tap dance, attracting other abandoned toy animals to the circus.

Suddenly, a large crowd of animals flooded into the alleyway, dollar bills in hand.

“Okay, guys!” Rabbit Shappo shouted over the rising ruckus to his animal friends, “To the Tent!”

The show, as always, was a fabulous success! First, Rabbit Shappo entered the ring and introduced all the animals. Then, one by one, they did their acts. Toto started everything off with his juggling act, followed by Rio the lion jumping through hoops. Then came Mouton and his acrobatics act – he’s very flexible for an elephant! Finally, Mr. Bear did his cycling act, and Kuro the black cat did his performance on the rolling globe.

When the show came to an end, there was a standing ovation for the abandoned circus animals. They bowed together.

Then, as the large crowd filed out of the tent, the tent was taken down, the kiosk folded up, and the equipment put away.

Then, at the break of dawn, all the animals took their place under the large dumpster, and went back to sleep.

This had been their best show yet.

San-X Sentimental Circus pouch

San-X Sentimental Circus pouch

red Sentimental Circus animal pencil case by San-X

red Sentimental Circus animal pencil case by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit gold color chain by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit gold color chain by San-X

red Sentimental Circus rabbit wallet coin case pouch by San-X from Japan

red Sentimental Circus rabbit wallet coin case pouch by San-X from Japan

cute Sentimental Circus natural color canvas tote bag by San-X from Japan

cute Sentimental Circus natural color canvas tote bag by San-X from Japan

Sentimental Circus surprise small charm San-X

Sentimental Circus surprise small charm San-X

blue Sentimental Circus star sign zodiac plush tissue box

blue Sentimental Circus star sign zodiac plush tissue box

red Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit crown plush tissue box by San-X

red Sentimental Circus bunny rabbit crown plush tissue box by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus surprise small key charm by San-X

cute Sentimental Circus surprise small key charm by San-X

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What fun item do you want to win in our giveaway?

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We have a brand new Christmas giveaway with the super cool Bento Daisuki! Here’s your chance to win kawaii Rilakkuma goodies including bento accessories such as a small bag, chopsticks and a bento box!

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WHat a lovely Xmas giveaway set! Join for a chance to win it!

What a lovely Xmas giveaway set! Join for a chance to win it!

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Join our awesome new giveaway for the opportunity to win 10 gorgeous Japanese fabrics! Each fabric is around 50cm in length, meaning there’s a total of 5 meters of amazing fabric to be won!

Here’s how to join:

– Check out the Japanese fabric page of our kawaii shop, and locate your favorite fabric. Copy that product’s link (URL), then return to this blog post. Finally, leave a comment with the link pasted. Done!

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This fun giveaway ends on December 31st, 2018. It’s open worldwide. Good luck!

Make sure you also check out our fantastic Japanese fabric sale! Lots of these designs are selling fast, and sold out ones won’t be restocked! Get your favorite designs before they’re gone forever. This sale will ONLY be around until the end of the month!

Here's your chance to win 10 stunning Japanese fabrics! Join our giveaway now!

Here’s your chance to win 10 stunning Japanese fabrics! Join our giveaway now!

This bundle is GORGEOUS!

This bundle is GORGEOUS!

Our EXCLUSIVE Japanese Fabric Sale Begins RIGHT NOW!

Great news! Our exclusive Japanese Fabric Sale starts NOW! For a limited time only, you will get all the finest designs at very low prices. We have lots of gorgeous designs on many different material types such as canvas, cotton, dobby etc. But HURRY, this sale won’t last forever and sold out designs won’t be restocked! This unique offer is available until the end of the month ONLY.

Check out our new Japanese Fabric Sale!

Check out our new Japanese Fabric Sale!

Christmas fabrics for a quick and easy DIY advent calendar!

You still have time to make a wonderful advent calendar using Christmas fabrics! There are plenty of easy and quick DIY options out there, whether you favour sewing projects or other fabric crafts.  Any Internet images’ search for “DIY advent calendar fabric” will return a zillion creative ideas!  Pinterest and blogs are a good place to start 😉

Probably some of the quickest options involve taking advantage of fabrics where the size of Christmas motifs allows for the easy making of advent calendar pockets or mini-bags. These can also be decorated with Xmas buttons and Xmas ribbons.  You can also get great results if you choose to make calendar pockets in the shape of Christmas stockings too!

So get creative, and find the inspiration you need from some awesome designs we found on Pinterest and blogs. We’ve also got some fabric suggestions here to get you started.  Remember that we absolutely love to see pictures of your creations!

Super cute Advent Calendar design by Melissa from The Sweet Escape, shared by apartmenttherapy.com

Super cute Advent Calendar design by Melissa from The Sweet Escape, shared by apartmenttherapy.com

We can't stop staring at this creation! It's by Leas-Kinderwelt

We can’t stop staring at this creation! It’s by Leas-Kinderwelt

A stunning Advent Calendar display by Erin Heaton of lansdownelife.com

A stunning Advent Calendar display by Erin Heaton of lansdownelife.com

How cute are these advent stockings? They're by Caroline of TrilliumDesign

How cute are these advent stockings? They’re by Caroline of TrilliumDesign

Batik snowflake fabric by Robert Kaufman in red

Batik snowflake fabric by Robert Kaufman in red

Christmas fabric by Ink & Arrow fabric with windows

Christmas fabric by Ink & Arrow fabric with windows

green white Robert Kaufman animal square fabric Jingle 4

green white Robert Kaufman animal square fabric Jingle 4

red-green Riley Blake Santa Claus panel Xmas fabric 'Santa Express'

red-green Riley Blake Santa Claus panel Xmas fabric ‘Santa Express’

red moustache Xmas fabric Robert Kaufman Merry Mustaches

red moustache Xmas fabric Robert Kaufman Merry Mustaches

turquoise fabric santa reindeer picture frame Christmas Ink & Arrow

turquoise fabric santa reindeer picture frame Christmas Ink & Arrow

modeS4u Stories: The Loch Ness Monster

We have a new original story as written by our fabulous teammate, this time featuring the most kawaii shy animals out there, the Sumikkogurashi! Enjoy the story!

The Loch Ness Monster

Shirokuma, the polar bear scared of the cold, the green Penguin and the Neko, were strolling down a street, trick or treating. The shy polar bear was dressed up as an iceberg. Penguin, the penguin with an identity crisis, was dressed up as a bird. Neko, the shy cat, was dressed up as a mouse. They were going to meet Tokage the lizard at the village lake.

The trio walked down the streets, avoiding others as much as possible. When they got to the lake, Tokage wasn’t there. They turned around, facing away from the water.

“I wonder where he is,” Penguin said aloud.

Something wet and slimy touched Neko’s shoulder.

“Shirokuma, I think your costume is melting,” Neko said, slightly turning her head. She saw a green hand on her shoulder.

“G-g-g-guys,” Neko stammered.

The others turned around.

It was the Loch Ness Monster.

“BOO!” shouted the monster.

“AHHHHHH!” screamed the Sumikkogurashi shy animals.

The Loch Ness Monster started to chuckle. Then, it burst out laughing.

Shirokuma, the green Penguin and Neko were confused.

The face of the Lochness Monster fell off – it was a mask.

Tokage’s face was revealed. He was still hysterically laughing.

“Tokage!” the three friends exclaimed.

The lizard had stopped laughing now, but his face still had a smirk on it.

“What,” he shrugged. “I’ve always wanted to be the Lochness Monster.”

Everyone looked at each other. Then, they burst out laughing.

cute soft Sumikkogurashi green shy penguin plush charm by San-X

cute soft Sumikkogurashi green shy penguin plush charm by San-X

Sumikkogurashi animal shy cat plush tissue box

Sumikkogurashi animal shy cat plush tissue box

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

Sumikkogurashi towel shy animals in corner

Sumikkogurashi towel shy animals in corner

San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animal charm

San-X Sumikkogurashi shy animal charm

cute Sumikkogurashi shy bear squishy

cute Sumikkogurashi shy bear squishy

cute blue Sumikkogurashi shy lizard mug squishy charm kawaii

cute blue Sumikkogurashi shy lizard mug squishy charm kawaii

Sumikkogurashi as cats A4 folder with 5 pockets

Sumikkogurashi as cats A4 folder with 5 pockets

Sumikkogurashi shy penguin and bear pouch

Sumikkogurashi shy penguin and bear pouch

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HURRY! Get awesome goodies at 30% off before our sale ends!

HURRY! Get awesome goodies at 30% off before our sale ends!

Our Black Friday sale starts RIGHT NOW!!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE time! You can now get 30% OFF all items in our shop!

There are over 13,000 different products in our shop for you to choose from!

Our sale runs from NOW to Nov 26, 2018 (11:59pm).

Coupon Code: blackfriday2018

To enjoy the discount, you have to use the coupon code “blackfriday2018” during checkout.* You can use the coupon code as many times as you like during this sale!

So get shopping by checking out the latest fabrics, stationery, squishies and more, available at modeS4u!

*This discount is not applicable to shipping costs.

Get all the awesome goodies you want from our shop, 30% off!

Get all the awesome goodies you want from our shop, 30% off!

Join our adorable Christmas stationery giveaway with Super Cute Kawaii!

We’ve teamed up once again with the amazing blog, Super Cute Kawaii, for a Christmas goodies giveaway! In this exciting giveaway, 1 lucky winner will receive a sticker sheet, stunning mt tapes, light switch stickers, an Iwako eraser of Santa, an Xmas notebook and Xmas cards. Wow!

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Join this giveaway for a chance to win kawaii Christmas goodies!

Join this giveaway for a chance to win kawaii Christmas goodies!