Sunday, 28 May 2017

Snow Princess Wannabe ~ Dreamy

Am so thrilled my no.#2 girl Pink has just found a new home in the US.  I have no doubt she will be really happy with her new Mummy!!  Thank you all for your likes and lovely comments.

In the past few weeks, I've been working on a new girl..here's some snaps of what I've done along the way.  I did start out with a theme for her...a Unicorn Theme because of the colour of her hair,  beautiful baby blue with a tinge of soft pink running through...but along the way,  this little girl started to develop into her own character and theme.





After the face up, someone commented she was like a Frost Princess...yes, I think so too, she is a Snow Princess Wannabe and I named her Dreamy because of her bright Starry eyes.




I was never much good at sewing clothes but I mustered up a pretty dress for Dreamy.  I was lucky to find such beautiful fabric and trims to create her something which I think suits her.  I made her a Mohair jacket to keep her warm being a Snow Princess and all..LOL

I also sewed up some lace stockings for her too.  Am pretty happy with how they turned out! :D
Lastly, I also made her a white teddy bear to go wherever Dreamy goes.

Dreamy has found a new home and will be living with her new Mummy who amazingly looks like her!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Before I leave you today is June's wallpaper for 2017 ~ Winter is certainly coming and I thought it was fitting to feature Dreamy my Snow Princess Wannabe!







Sunday, 14 May 2017

Just listed Blythe hats

Good Morning All, This morning,  I just topped up my shop with my newly created Blythe hats.  Here is the link to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/JennyLovesBenny?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=20054780Please feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding these hats.and before I head off to spend the day with my boy today, I want to wish A HAPPY MOTHER'S day to all mums out there.  I hope you have wonderful day today! ❤️๐ŸŒนHugsxx



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Baa Baa sheep YoYo pillow hats for Blythe! ๐Ÿ˜

Does anyone remember these?  For me, seeing these brings back a childhood memory of me as a little girl, though it's a bit of a blur, I do recall seeing a fabric bag hanging on a door knob with yoyo pillows attached to it.  I think it was the 'in' thing at that time and I'm pretty certain it would have been my mum who made the bag for herself. I always thought they were very pretty at the time but it was only recently when I look through one of my quilting books to make a quilt for Belle that I came across these again!  I decided that I was going to take the time and make some for fun.    
Since I was having such a fun time making hats for my Blythe doll, I decided to make some hats with yoyo pillows on them!  I have to say, I got a bit carried away with them and just kept making one after another!  I'm pretty happy with how they've turned out though!



Today, I finally finished the hat collection.  I've named it the "BaaBaa Yoyo Pillow Hat"! LOL
It just so reminds of a baby lamb...baaaaaa baaaaa! hehe
The hats are made from wool instead of mohair and I will have 6 available and they will be in my Etsy shop tomorrow.

Here some snippets of some of the hats modelled by my Belle.  I had a ball making them, hope you like them too! :D



  

Saturday, 6 May 2017

First Blythe Hat from JennyLovesBenny

This Blythe world has totally open my eyes to a whole new world of fun!!

Like many things I've wanted to make, a furry hat from my stash of mohair for my Belle has been on the 'To Do' list for a long while.  I had always had such a great time making little hats for my anime bears and have taken custom orders for toddler hats and now the fun begins again for me making hats for my Dolls.

This is my own pattern and I will make more to stock on my shop.  I hope to bring you more designs in the future and perhaps even dresses too! :D

For now, I have 5 of these hats in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/515390130/blythe-teddy-ear-hat-blythe-helmet?ref=shop_home_active_1

Hope you like it but more importantly, hope your Blythe girl LOVES it!!!! :D

Thank you for dropping in and have an awesome weekend ahead!!
Hugs,
Jenny



Sunday, 30 April 2017

๐ŸŽ€ May 2017 Wallpaper Calendar with Belle and Jenny Bear

I have so many projects going on at the same time sometimes I forget to show you what I've completed..such as this quilt for Belle!  Given it's the last day of the month, I wasn't sure I was going to get May's wallpaper ready for you before the start of next month.  I get one day during the week to spend on JLB and usually I have a bit of spare time on the weekend which I squeeze in between house chores.  This weekend though, my little boy come down with a cold given the recent change in the weather...Winter is coming for sure!  Usually with the cold, his asthma gets triggered which leaves me with sleepless nights, worrying that he can't breath during his sleep.  Thankfully, he's recovering quickly and is in good spirits playing with his legos and transformers which allowed me a little time to whip this up!   
Please find below May's Wallpaper, there are two to choose from this month as I had created the first one and Daniel liked the second photo more so I'll let you decide which you like better! :D 
Just visit my Flickr account for a larger pic here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22546523@N03/?

I hope you have a wonderful month in May!!

Hugs,
Jenny
xx

Thursday, 27 April 2017

who needs to eat when you're making bears? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜€

It was forecast to rain and today I got to stay home and work on my new Jenny Bear!!  Isn't funny though we can get up early to do the things we love but have such a hard time getting up to go to work!!? LOL...well that was me this morning!! :D
  
Here are some photos of my work in progress...  


Here Jenny Bear is all stitched up.  Just need eyes and ears sewn on but before that, it was time for lunch.  Who needs to eat when you're making bears right? All I really needed was coffee with lots of sugar but no, I behaved and looked after my self by making a big bowl of noodles soup with tofu and home grown mushrooms.  Healthy? Just a little!! :D   


Welcome to the world you!  I've managed to finish my Jenny Bear but she still needs something to wear.   For now, she's snug in Belle's quilt which I made for her using prints from Liberty of London.  That's what I used for this Jenny Bear's inner ears.   I'm loving Liberty of London again...I used to when I was living in London, it was one of my favourite shops to visit but when I got back to Australia I was so drawn to cutesy Japanese prints and had forgotten about Liberty until now when I was searching for fabrics to make a quilt for my Blythe doll Belle.I'm tempted to steal this for this Jenny Bear as this quilts suits her much better due to her matching ears..not sure how Belle feels about that though!
Boy time sure flies when I'm in my sewing room and before I knew it or had time to make a dress for this little girl, my alarm went off to remind me I had to go pick up my little boy from school!! Yes, I NEED an alarm clock to remind me of that else, time gets lost in my sewing room..TIME had no place in my studio before my boy came along! 

Spending time in my sewing room is great, it really makes my day and I feel so happy just being in that moment in that room but what excites me more now is seeing my boy's face light up when his class room door swings open and he sees me eagerly waiting outside for him....ahhhhhhh

That was my day, hope you had an eventful or non eventful day but a blissful one.  Thank you to those who kept me company on Facebook and chats.  It really was a wonderful day! :D

Hugs,
Jenny
xx

Pretty in PINK!!

Hi All, I've just listed my little girl PINK.. ๐ŸŽ€Details 

Base Doll: Factory Blythe

๐ŸŽ€ Customise Work Done

- Sanding
- carving of lips, nose, double eye lids, philtrum, chin, and eyes.  
- New makeup with high quality pastels and sealed with Mr. Super Clear UV Cut
- gaze correction, sleepy eyes
- Special eyelids painted and decorated with glitter, sealed with Mr. Super Clear UV Cut.
- Pull strings has been replaced.
- 2 New pull charm designed and created by me.
- Hair softening and treatment  
- 3 new pairs of handmade eyechips made by me.

๐ŸŽ€ Licca body.

๐ŸŽ€Back plate is inscribed with JennyLovesBenny signature and message.

๐ŸŽ€Pink will travel in her gorgeous outfit made by "dearsweetcoffee" as shown in the photos.  She also wears tights, black boots, hat and underpants..  
​ 
For more photos, please visit my website at www.jennylovesbenny.com.  I'm happy to provide any additional pictures if you need, feel free to message me any questions you may have about my custom.  PINK is currently available in my Etsy shop, here is the link below:- https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/526510971/custom-blythe-doll-ooak-pink-by-jenny?ref=shop_home_feat_4


Monday, 17 April 2017

Chickadee Kits is Available!

Happy Easter Everyone!!

I hope you enjoyed your Easter break and ate lots of chocolates guilt free!! :D
We've just returned from my short trip away and today am doing some tidying up before getting into the full swing of things again.

I just found a large piece of Chickadee's fabric and decided to create Chickadee's complete kit for you. The kits are limited with the amount of fabrics I have available but here they are.. You can purchase them directly from my website at: http://www.jennylovesbenny.com/compkit
Everything from my website is in AUD$

If you prefer, the kit is also in my Etsy shop which is in US$
Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/…/chickadee-artist-bear-chicken-kit-by…
Enjoy the rest of your Easter break, hope it's been a blast and hope you enjoy making your own Chickadees!! :D

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Bear Pattern for young children?

Often I get asked if I have patterns for young children.  A first hand made bear is always so special and definitely something to be treasured and pass down the generations.  A while ago, I created a "My First Bear" kit using safety joints and safety plastic eyes.   I no longer have the kit available however, I've been asked if I have the pattern is still available. 

Yes I do, I've just converted it to PDF format!!  "My First Bear" pattern is based on my Puddle's pattern.   You can get it in my Etsy shop right here: 
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/510769632/bear-pattern-for-young-children-my-first?ref=shop_home_active_1

You will require the following items:
Fur: 1/8m mohair
Joints & Eyes: safety toy joints/ safety plastic eyes which can be purchased in Spotlight stores in Australia.


Please let me know if you have any questions and if you have trouble sourcing the safety joints or eyes. 



I hope Puddles make a great heirloom gift for your little loved ones!


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Angel bears - LIMITED KIT

They are finally here!!! Now you too, can make your own Angel Bears!!! :D
Remember these baby Angels? Their kits are now available from my website and Etsy shop. This kit is a special listing and is LIMITED. I have 8 in total and once they're gone, they are gone! The kit is to make one Angel bear. Feel free to message me if you have any questions and I hope you enjoy making these Angel babies!


Saturday, 8 April 2017

๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽฉThe Hatter and the Hare in Melbourne?? ๐Ÿ’–

This I must share!!!!

I just heard about this place and I love it already!! "The Hatter And The Hare" cafe here in Melbourne!! It's just so magical and I feel like a kid again!!!! I really wished there are more places like these around and I can't wait to experience the magic created by the owners — sisters Becky and Coners Buada, husband and wife Vinnie and Mary Kodladi, and Mary’s brother George Dardamanis. George is also Coners’ partner. 



Here are some treats for your eyes....don't they look too good to eat? but I will eat you and tell the world about it!! LOL  

I sure hope to get there real soon and when I do, you will sure to hear all about it here.  For now, 
you can  FOLLOW them DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE  below is the link to their website! :D  
http://www.hhcafe.com.au/index.html

Monday, 3 April 2017

๐Ÿ’– New JennyLovesBenny website ๐Ÿ’–

Hi All,

I've been working on JennyLovesBenny's website the past couple of weeks.  I know it wasn't too long ago when JLB's website got a facelift however, I wasn't completely happy with it and it's been eating at me so I made the decision to change it. 

Although there are a lot of beautiful templates from web hosting companies, I felt the templates were pretty much the same with display of large photos spread across the screen, giving it a very modern and clean appearance.  Yes, it does look good, especially for traditional retail shops and businesses however, for me, I felt, the templates and the simplistic modern look lacked character and that little touch of magic.

I wanted to bring back some character and playfulness to JLB and definitely some magic.  If I had the technical skills, I would have butterflies flying across the screen, cherry blossoms gently falling and drifting to the bottom of the screen, snow flakes and rainbows..hmmm....I shall work on that!  For now,  I hope you like the new look!

I've brought back hard copies of my patterns as I know many of you still prefer to receive patterns in the mail.  Yes, I too still enjoy getting letters in my physical mailbox.  It's always a nice surprise to find a letter, card or package in there! :D

Now you can purchase directly from the website along with the available kits and supplies like my earlier website.  You will eventually be able to purchase e-patterns directly from my website too but until that page is completed, my Etsy shop is still open. 

The website is still working in progress, however, it is up and running.  I hope you like the new changes! :)


Friday, 31 March 2017

April Wallpaper - let's sleep through Winter!

I'd almost forgotten about next month's wallpaper and in Melbourne, the cold is starting to bite although we're still in Autumn.  I really don't like the cold...I'm one of those people who enjoys basking in 40 degrees heat!  The last few days, it's been cold and I've just wanted to stay in my warm bed all day...looking at this photos is exactly what I would like to do all through Winter...hybernate like the bears...
Please find below April's Wallpaper, hope you like it! :D 
Just visit my Flickr account for a larger pic here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22546523@N03/?

Hugs,
Jenny



๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ Miss Bunny Easter! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ

Daniel's Easter Hat Parade at school just finished...I had almost forgotten all about it but thankfully I had a week to make a hat for my boy.  
After shopping for everything I needed, I have to say I had a of fun creating Daniel's Easter hat, almost getting the feel of what it would be like to be a costume designer! What an awesome job that would be, especially creating the costume and set for the new release Beauty and the Beast movie! Well, here is the hat so far...the spec according to Daniel is no chicks and just one big egg!! I managed to get some gold feathers in there! Just love them! Am really happy with how it's turned out so far...but I think it needs a bow tie at the front...



Ta da!  I think he loved yet, especially the real easter egg which he'll get to eat after the parade!! :)

Since Daniel's Easter hat was a priority on the weekend, I didn't get to finish my bunny but here she is....please meet my sweet miss bunny ready to celebrate Easter!! ๐Ÿฃ 


and she comes with her little bag, she's a bit of a girly girl this one!  Miss Bunny Easter is has just been listed in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/521966975/artist-bear-bunny-rabbit-in-day-dress-by?ref=shop_home_feat_4

Feel free to email me if you have any question regarding my new Bunny.   
School holidays has just started and I'm hoping I'll get more JLB done..which reminds me, I'm running late for April's wallpaper!!! Will get right on it! eeeek




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

It feels like Christmas morning!!


Oh my!! Look who's arrived today!!! It's like Christmas morning again..EEEEeeeeeeeeee ๐Ÿ˜†