Saturday, 21 May 2016

πŸ’–πŸ’– it's here!! it's finally done!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

Pippi in her new outfit to meet her new Mummy.

Thank you all for visiting my new Jenny Bear, she's now been adopted and living in WA.  Her new mummy has asked that Daniel give her a name and you've probably guessed..her name is "Pippi"! It's another Pippi!  It's all Daniel's doing, he just LOVE that name and thankfully, so does Pippi's new mummy πŸ˜€. 



It's here , it's finally here!! HAPPY DANCE! πŸ‘―πŸ’ƒ
JennyLovesBenny's new website www.jennylovesbenny.com has gone live!  I hope you like it.  To keep updated,  feel free to subscribe to my newsletters and updates, otherwise, you can like my FB page here https://www.facebook.com/jennylovesbennybears/ and see what I'm getting up to.

That's 2 out of 3 tasks done, Whoo Hoo!!  

I'm still working on my Custom Blythe, slowly but surely I'm getting there sloth style.  Hehe
I have been however, having way too much fun shopping for her instead of customising her.  
Must FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!!!

Below is an outfit I purchased from a lovely lady Yuri.  Isn't it just divine??!!
You can find Yuri and her beautiful shop here: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/HakoniwaDolls
I just love the details in her outfit and can't wait to dress my little girl.  :D  


What am I currently working on?  An anime bunny will be available next.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs,
Jenny
xx


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

πŸ’ my little helper πŸ’

Good Morning Everyone!!!  

I have a little helper with me today!! πŸ˜€
Daniel has come down with a cold and will be staying home with me, hopefully just for the day.  Our aim is to get him all good and well before the weekend so that he can go to his friend's Super Hero Birthday Party. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ We can't miss that...he's going to be Spider Man! πŸ•·πŸ•Έ

It was nice and bright despite the heavy rain this morning so I quickly took the opportunity to take some photos of my new Jenny Bear.  As you can see, just like my Walter before, Daniel can't help himself and wants to be in all the photos...

Daniel: "Awww...she's soooo cute!" 














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With Daniel's help, we put this combination of colours together.  I must say, I like my boy's style! LOL

This Jenny Bear has just been spoken for but I thought I'll still share these photos with you.  I hope you like this look Daniel and I put together.  I've recruited him to be part of my design and creations team! πŸ˜‚ Although, he's always a little sad when they go to their new homes and always gives them a hug Good-Bye....sigh, just LOVE this boy to bits!

Hope you have a beautiful day, it's scaringly windy here but it's going to be an awesome day! I get to spend the whole day with my boy. 😊

Hugs,
Jenny
xx









Weather: πŸŒ§πŸ’¨πŸŒ€

Friday, 29 April 2016

☔️ love it when it rains...🌧

I always keep busy at the JLB studio...especially when it's a rainy day!
so what have I been doing I hear you ask...?

After re-arranging my work space, I started on my new Jenny Bear.  Not quite there yet but it's still in the sewing stage.  At the same time, I've been working on a new JennyLovesBenny website...yes you read it right...it's a brand new spanking new website!! I figured it was time for an upgrade! whoo hoo..

...and that's not all, I've also started customizing my own Blythe!! Yeeha! Am so excited though I've already cut myself with the xacto knife before I've even began but all is good, finger's still intact! πŸ‘†πŸ»

...and there's more! LOL 
You've probably noticed my Etsy shop has been given a little facelift?  I've listed ALL my pattern in the shop and also added the BASIC kit to it too.  The Basic kit is the same price for all patterns, just let me know which bear you want to make. πŸ˜€

Until I get any one of the above tasks finished, here is my Etsy shop special which I hope you will enjoy and will help keep you busy for the looming cold Winter days to come ~ Purchase any 10 e-patterns for $100 and Save $60!  

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/30512582/artist-bears-and-animal-patterns-by?ref=related-2https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/278052114/basic-teddy-bear-kit-by-jenny-lee-of?ref=listing-shop-header-0 

As always, thank you for stopping by πŸ’œ

Jenny
xx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

πŸ‘ Autumn Baby πŸ‘

It's getting rather cold of late with Winter heading our way.  We're happy that the sun is out and shining, giving us little warmth and keeping our little cheeks rosy! =)

Today, an Autumn Baby is born at the JLB studio...Please meet my latest Jenny Bear, all wrapped up and ready for an adventure in the woods...🌲


This Jenny Bear wears a lighter brown coat compare to the others in the past and has just been listed in my Etsy shop where more photos of her can be seen there. 

ah..the cuckoo has just sounded..it must be tea time! 🍰☕️🍩  Jenny Bear and I LOVES morning tea, afternoon tea and ANYTIME tea!! LOL  
Have a beautiful day today everyone! πŸ˜€

Hugs,
Jenny
xx


Friday, 22 April 2016

🎈it's just a little longer..

The last week I've been working on this little girl...


My new Jenny Bear will be available for adoption real soon, she'll be listed in my Etsy shop once ready!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

🐰 tis' Auction time 🐰


Hi All,

Pippy is now being Auctioned in my Ebay shop! 

Here starting bid is $50 with NO RESERVE!! WHOO HOOO!


Auction End time: 16-Apr-2016 03:37:00 BST 

(doh sorry about the end time for those outside of Australia, was working on Australian time and didn't realise how late it was for those on the other side of the globe after I'd listed it! Sorry, will be more mindful next time 😁 ). 

Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/361530591499? Thank you for visiting and thank you for your bids in advance. 
Warm Regards, 
Jenny xx

Pippy has now found a new home in the US, thank you for visiting my Auction and for your bids.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Sukiyaki anime bunny πŸ‡

So it seems I still got the Bunny Fever! Please meet my new bunny "Sukiyaki"!  The weather is starting to get pretty cold here in Melbourne and it makes me crave for a hotpot so "Sukiyaki" she is! πŸ€—


For details of SUKIYAKI and for adoption, please visit my Etsy shop :D

πŸŽ€ Enjoy the rest of your weekends! πŸŽ€

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

it's a chocolates fest 🍫🐰

As if four days of stuffing our faces with chocolate eggs weren't enough, my besty suggested we spent Easter Monday visiting the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery!! 🍫🍦

Never listen to a preggy chocoholic and her cravings I say but yes, I know, I didn't put up much of a fight but jumped at the great suggestion! LOL 

It was such a beautiful day and a lovely day for a drive and picnic...


Here we are...


Awesome Giant Easter Bunny ~ try getting your teeth into that!


or how about this 1kg mega bar??


Easter bunnies and eggs...all discounted!


There was even an Easter egg hunt Friday, Saturday and Sunday! what fun!


This year's Easter creations ~ how cute are they!!! eeeeeee




I remember these as a kid..don't think they were this big back then!


of course there's chocolates for the adults too..
 

such selections..


way too many choices, maybe one of each?


great view for a picnic with our bags of chocolate and ice cream!



could have fallen asleep basking in the sunshine on the hill...ahhhhh can you hear me relaxing!? 😎

If you're ever down this way or visiting Australia, this is definitely one place to visit. http://www.yvci.com.au

Have I tickled your chocolate craving again? hehe..

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!  let the chocolate detox begin! please...

Sunday, 27 March 2016

sweet treats! πŸŽ€πŸ’

As I woke up this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find this...


and this..


and as I walk down the stairs,  I see this..



and this...



and this..


and this..



as I turn around I see this...


and Totoro and his crew happily sleeping with this...



My little 5 year old had left a trail of chocolate eggs and bunnies for me to find.  Though they were the eggs he had found during our multiple Easter Egg hunts, he wasn't keen to scoff them down but I think the hiding and seeking was much more fun for him.   What a delightful morning I've had and I feel so blessed!  I hope you're enjoying your Easter and of course those chocolate eggs! ☺️

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter Fever...?

It's Easter fever I say, the supermarket shelves are stockpiled with chocolate rabbits and eggs, not to mention the Easter egg hunts which has already began and more are yet to come!  I can't help but have bunnies popping up all over in my head hence, it was inevitable my new creation will be of course .. an Anime Bunny! πŸ°πŸ‡


I'm so excited to introduce to you "Pippy".. ( named by Daniel )


It's the first time I've put my anime bunny in a dress but I quite like it and I must admit, I always have so much fun dressing them. πŸ‘—πŸ˜Š  The weather is getting cold so I felt that a scarf was required especially since Pippy enjoys her time out in the garden. 🌻 I hope you like my new creation.  Pippy is now available from my Etsy shop.

I'm off to another egg hunt...let's hope I don't pick up last years egg! 😳

Hugs
xx




Saturday, 5 March 2016

Dinosaurs ROAR!

I'm a girly girl, I like pink, glitter, fairies, cutesy anything, sugar and spice, the lot!     Don't you agree?  The dynamics of having a little boy really changes a lot for a girly girl like me, especially when this little boy LOVES Thomas the train, cars, legos, transformers and DINOSAURS!!!!  Which little boy doesn't right?

As Daniel's birthday was fast approaching, he really wanted at first a Transformer Optimus Prime cake and like most good mums would do trying to please and give everything our little ones heart desires, I researched how to make an Optimus Prime cake..there are some really good ones out there.  This one took the cake! check this out...




Well, I wasn't about to top that especially when I've never fondant a cake before but a few design ideas did came to mind.  I searched online for Autobot cookie cutters, spent 5 hours looking on youtube learning how to cover cakes using fondant.  Just a week before the big day,  Daniel decided he wanted a Dinosaur cake instead! 😱 So back to the drawing board, I started looking for dinosaur cutters instead and  began redesigning the cake.  Thankfully the 5 hour lessons on youtube wasn't a complete waste of time.

We sat down together and I had all these ideas of how I was going to decorate the cake but before I could even pick up a colouring pen, I was told to draw a blue cake with chocolate dinosaurs, he wanted a dark blue number 5 candle, a ROAR sign and Happy Birthday bunting!! The boy knows what he wants! Five minutes later, we got ourselves a sketch of his Dinosaur cake design...

We went from this...


to this...


I must say, I'm pretty happy and relieved (phew) with the result, especially for a first timer and more importantly, Daniel was wrapped!  Best of all, it was delicious too! πŸ˜‹  The recipe is from a friend who made the cake for me once and it had stuck with me as one of the nicest chocolate cakes I've tasted.  I'll like to share her recipe with you, she said it's foolproof... 😜

Brigitte's Special Chocky Cake:

2C plain flour
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 1/3 tbsp baking soda
3/4C cocoa
2C sugar
120g melted butter
2 beaten eggs
1C milk
1C coffee (liquid) - I omitted this since it was a kids bday cake ~ still tasted delish!
1 tbsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven 180C
Place dry ingredients in bowl.
Add remaining wet ingredients - I do all the warm ingredients first, i.e. melted butter, coffee, then milk, eggs and essence. That way the mixture doesn't go lumpy. The mixture should be super slushy ; )
Pour in large cake tin, bake about 45mins.

*You can make muffins with this recipe. Also, I tend to only put 1 3/4C sugar instead of 2C cos I add real chocolate icing.  

*Chocolate icing is half chocolate, half unsalted butter e.g 125g each and melt. The chocolate the kids like is the Whittaker's 50% cocoa.

Enjoy!!

xx

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Where does the time go...

Hi All,

For the past 5 years I've often find myself thinking "where has the time gone?" or constantly saying how "time flies"! Is it just me?  I have to say, as pleasurable as motherhood can be, it is not without its challengers and the biggest one of all is TIME!! it is constantly getting away from me...tick tock tick tock ⏰⏲πŸ•°

I just checked into my blog and noticed how long I've been away...last post "May 2015"!!! really?
Something has to be done about this and today, its so happened to be my unexpected day off as I have a painter here to pain my newly installed door and I'm happily stuck at home to house sit! :)

I decided that it was time to make a break and a fresh start. (I can do that now since my little boy has started kindy and I have a little more time than before).

To mark a new beginning of a return, you've probably noticed, I have given my blog a fresh new look. 🌸🌸🌸
Though I do have a little more time (and energy) than before, to save time, I will be merging my JennyBear, JennyLovesToEat and JennyLovesBenny blogs together so that I do no need to manage all three.

I'm much looking forward to being back, thank you for sticking around! 😊

Sunday, 31 May 2015

🍬✨New bunny is born!!✨


Hi All,

Am so excited to introduce to you my new bunny "Mizu"! I've been dreaming of her for a while and have just managed to finished her after completing some custom orders.  I hope you like the colours!! :D It's something different and blue, inspired by the fabric of her pillowcase dress.  I hope you like her.  She's just been listed in my Etsy shop, here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/235347982/artist-bear-tipady-rabbit-in-day-dress?ref=shop_home_active_1

Here are more photos :)



Hope you have a super fab day, it's time for me to tidy my desk and get all inspired again! πŸ˜ƒ

Saturday, 25 April 2015

**: Sofie :**

Hi All, I hope you've had a great week.
This week, I've had so much fun making this white chickadee. My little boy Daniel is so smitten by her, he didn't want to let her go and so, I gave him the pleasure of naming her...and "Sofie" it was to be! :)
Sofie was a custom order, this is the second white chickadee I've made and I do like how the blush on her cheeks really stands out against the white.


 Sofie has now gone to live with her new mummy along with Sakura.  Thank you for your emails asking about Sofie and I'll be more than happy to do a custom white chickadee for you. Just drop me an email. :)

I always like to pack up and tidy my desk after each bear or project and give myself a fresh start! Always gives me a good feel and I get all inspired looking through my fabrics whilst putting them away...well, I was folding my collection of fabrics and am now really inspired by a recent purchase..here's a sneak peek of what is next to come.

Until next week, hope you have a great weekend!! :D

Monday, 13 April 2015

It's Sakura time...

It seems like everyone I know is in Japan for the Cherry Blossom season at the moment...ahh but I can only dream of floating petals upon my face, in the cold, wrapped up in my large warm knitted scarf, be showered by them as the wind change directions...

One day, I shall bring my little boy to experience this wonderful phenomenon of cherry blossoms in Japan but for now, my cherry blossom dreams were all placed inside this little bunny whom I've named "Sakura" of course! :)

 
Please meet my latest JLB baby "Sakura", created from my Tipady pattern. 

Instead of using straight pile mohair, I decided to experiment with this beautiful white wavy thick pile mohair instead and I must say, I do like how she has turned out :)
Along with her pink inner poker dot ears and this pink dress made from vintage fabric passed down to me from my mum whom had had it forever when she used to sew at a young age,  "Sakura" to me is the image of cherry blossoms.




I hope you like her :)

Sakura has now been adopted.  Thank you for stopping by!