Tuesday, 29 November 2016

πŸ””Tis the season to be jolly....fa la la la la

Oh my!! has it been a month already? Well, guess what!?  The school holidays will be starting soon which means I'll be home more with my boy and yes, this also means, I will have more time for my 'other' child "JennyLovesBenny"!! πŸ˜›

I must say I've not been working very hard this month on my bears OR dolls..I've had and still have family from the US visiting and occasional staying with us.  As a result, I've done lots of cooking, baking, eating and playing mahjong till all hours of the morning.  Thankfully for them, they can sleep in but not so lucky for me, I still have to get up and go to work.. :(

December always makes me think of Christmas and as Christmas is looming, I've started our family tradition of putting up our Christmas tree early..like the first week of November.  Each year, Daniel will bring out his Christmas train set, he will set it up once our tree is up and decorated.  I really like the feeling of Christmas and what the holidays brings for us all...










I haven't forgotten about December's wall paper though!! I'd just finished making a new dress for Jenny Bear for the festive season.  Please find below my December wallpaper featuring Jenny Bear and her beloved puppy celebrating Christmas...πŸŽ„

I hope this will put you in the festive mood! Just click on the photo to download.
Have a great month but remember..."don't count the days..make the days count"!! :D  

Hugs
xx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

give me back my Spring..🌸

Hi All!!

Can you believe we're almost in November?  It's been so cold and we probably only had a handful of nice warm days in Melbourne.  Winter had decided to stay for much longer than I want it to and now, we've almost missed Spring!  The cold deprived me of any white flowers on my wisteria which I'd planted 4 two years ago.  Let's hope the Summer bloom on my other plants will make up for the cold!

This month,  I made a new Anime Bear "Chocoball" because he just reminds me of chocolate Maltesers!!! LOL

Chocoball is currently looking for a new home, please visit my link here: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/472100650/artist-bear-chocoball-anime-bear-by-bear?ref=listing-shop-header-2


I'd also spent a lot of time with my new addiction of customising Blythe dolls and my latest is "Alice"!  Who doesn't like Alice in Wonderland right??  Here's some photos of my version of "Alice"..



We can't have an Alice without a bunny..so Alice has her own JLB Twinkee bunny to keep her company!!  Below are pull strings I've created...can you spot the rabbit?


Inscription on the back...there really is no time like the present!


I've just listed Alice in my Etsy shop, please find the link below:

For more photos of Alice, please visit www.jennylovesbenny.com there's lots of lovely photos of Alice there.Before I forget, here is November's wallpaper.  I hope you like it! :DHave an awesome month everyone, before you'll know it we'll be in 2017!!!Hugs,


https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/474873456/custom-blythe-doll-ooak-alice-and-her?ref=shop_home_active_1






Sunday, 9 October 2016

Recap the last couple of weeks...and I have another little girl! πŸ’–πŸŽ€πŸ’–

Good Morning!! Or I should say afternoon! It's a late start today after a full on day yesterday, I knew my energy wouldn't last this long before I need a full recharge. I need a 4 day weekend! Wouldn't that be nice? πŸ˜„ 

It's been a hectic couple of weeks at JLB.  I'm spending more time on Facebook and Instagram with my snippets of daily updates, so if you wish to see my snippets, please follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

So what's been happening?




I finally got to make a Kimono for my Belle.  I do enjoy dressing Jenny Bear and Belle in Kimonos, I love playing around with the different fabrics and putting them together.  It's such a beautiful costume and design!  I've listed Belle's kimono in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/481588325/kimono-for-blythe-dolls-by?ref=shop_home_active_11It's very easy to fit and take off.. :D










I started working on my second Blythe doll.

Here is the original girl with Shiu Mei panda. 

I think pretty much all that could go wrong did go wrong this this little girl.  I had such beginner's luck with my first Custom Blythe Belle thankfully, otherwise, I would have been really discouraged.   I was really determined not to let all the issues I've had defeat me and I'm so glad I did.  I absolutely adore this little girl and have named her "Pink"!! πŸ’–

I had a request for more Piggies in my shop so I created this little baby.



My new Piggy "BABE" is now reserved, THANK YOU all for your views and likes. Today I will make a start on a Twinkee Bear for my new girl and two anime Bears. Will show you some sneak peaks along the way...thank you for coming along on my JLB journey! It's because of you that I'm "Living the life I want to live"!😘😘😘

Have a super Sunday!! 
Hugs,
Jenny
xx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

🌸🌺Fill your October with Beautiful Memories..


Now that I've started my Wallpaper calendars again, it's made me realised even more how quickly the year is flying by.  The Spring weather has finally arrive in Melbourne after a cold start...the petals on the blossom trees have started to fall and drifting with the warm breeze we've been having and are now replaced with fresh green leaves...

I finally managed to make a Kimono for my own Blythe "Belle", I love this girl to bits and have made next month's wallpaper featuring her with my favourite quotes written to me by my bestie as I was leaving for the UK ~ "Write to me as often as their wings inscribe the clouds, the wings of wild geese heading north, never stop writing." ~ Mursaki Shikibu

I hope you like this one, just click on the photo to download.
Hope your October will be filled with beautiful memories! :D

xx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

🍰 Never lose your sweet tooth!

πŸ§€πŸ° Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes.. 
I thought I had lost my sweet tooth for good but I think it's grown back!!It's hard not to with all these inspiring delicious finger linking recipes! Here's my attempt at baking Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes which I saw recently on Instagram.  I had to admit, it doesn't look as good as the ones on Instagram but it sure does taste delicious! Yummmmmmooo..


For recipe, please visit my JennyLovesToEat blog: http://jennylovestoeat.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/oreo-cheesecake-cupcakes.html

Enjoy baking and have an awesome weekend! 😊

Sunday, 11 September 2016

What's in the box? or should I say WHO!!?

Remember that box I found hidden in my cupboard full of sewn but unfinished bears?..well here is one on of them..

Please meet my dear Hans...

a lone traveller, who enjoys nature and the simple things in life,
He sleeps under the stars and wakes up to the fresh smell of morning dew...
He enjoys swiming in the lake with the fishes then bakes in the afternoon sun.
He likes to take long walks and gets lost in the woods.
He forages in the forest for berries ( he just loves blueberries )
He's never lonely as he has animals to talk to and birds to keep him company..
He doesn't need anything yet he has everything!

but now...
he just needs a new home :)
For more clearer photos and details of Hans, please visit my website http://www.jennylovesbenny.com/copy-of-for-adoption

He is now ready for adoption.  
If you'll like to make your own Hans, he is created from Hammond's pattern.
Thank you for stopping by and always, thank you for your follows! 
Happy Sunday everyone!! :D

❤️

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

🌸♩Serendipity!! ♬♫♪

Tidying up my work room is like a going on a treasure hunt, I never know what I'll find! Yap, I'm one of those people who put things away to keep thing neat and tidy and then forgetting where I'd put them when I need it! Tee heeee

  This week,  I found this tin box, tucked away far far back in the cupboard.  To my pleasant surprise, it was box full of sewn bears which I'd packed away during my first house move.  I'd totally forgotten about them!!!


I won't tell you what bear is in stall but I can tell you they are from my earlier designs. πŸ˜€
The next few weeks, I will attempt to complete them and bring them to life..poor things have been waiting and waiting in the dark...

I hope you'll get a nice surprise too,  please stay tuned! 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Are you ready for Spring? 🌸🌻

Are you ready for the cool breeze and the sun upon your face? The fish in the pond comes out of hiding,  the birds are chirping,  flowers are blooming and oh the Cherry blossoms!!??

I really do love Spring!!

For September's wallpaper, I've chosen my new Jenny Bear in her Kimono to be the model.  Jenny Bear wearing her apron getting ready for Spring cleaning. 


Just click on the photo to download.  
Have a fabulous month everyone, remember to make each day count! :D 

Hugs,
Jenny
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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Spring cleaning anyone? 🎈☕️ 🌸

Hi Everyone,

Please meet my newest Jenny Bear from my "Jenny Bear ~ Kimono Series". 

Jenny Bear is well aware Spring is fast approaching, she can smell Spring in the air and the cherry blossoms are showing signs of little buds in the trees.  It is her favourite time of the year and of course mine too!! ☺️
She's getting ready to do her Spring cleaning in her new white apron...after all, isn't cleanliness next to Godliness?  


πŸŽ€~ LIMITED ~πŸŽ€
Jenny Bear is approximately 26cm/10.5 inches tall, she is made from 
quality Shulte sparse mohair with a fawn colour pile on a strong backing.   Her eyes are made from large black German glass eyes and she has a brown brown embroidered nose
Jenny Bear is 5 way jointed using cotter pin joints and is filled with quality polyflock stuffing.  Her feet also stainless steel shots to help her stand on her own so she's a weighty girl bear. With little initial help, she'll be able to stand very comfortably to show off her pretty pink kimono and apron.  
I do not advise her Kimono to be removed as it will be very difficult to dress her again however, her apron can be easily removed and put back on. 
For more photos of Jenny Bear in her new Kimono and apron, please visit my website at www.jennylovesbenny.com

Just click on her image to view larger photos of her. 
Jenny Bear is now available for adoption, just click on the link below: 

Thank you always for your likes and follows and hope you have a fabulous Sunday!! 



Friday, 5 August 2016

Baw Baw & Cha Cha 🎈🍰

This is Baw Baw and Cha Cha ~ an Asian dessert made from sweet potatoes, tapioca and coconut milk.  Believe me, it tastes a lot nicer than it looks! :)


These are Baw Baw (left) and Cha Cha (right) ~ my new anime bears...

Baw Baw: why does she always name us after food? Doesn't she knows that Blythes love their food!!
Cha Cha: shhh..I can hear pitter patter footsteps coming! FREEZE!!!



Belle:  Hello you two fluffy sweetness? where did you appear from??

Baw Baw: YIKES! PLEASE DON'T EAT ME...EAT HIM!!

🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰

Please meet my latest anime bears..

Baw Baw is reserved and Cha Cha has just been listed in my Etsy shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/456895686/artist-bear-cha-cha-anime-panda-bear-by?ref=shop_home_active_1

You can most certainly make your own anime bears.  Baw Baw and Cha Chat as created from my

Hope you have a wonderful day.  D's at school and I'm going to play with my new doll!! LOL

Monday, 25 July 2016

Make every day count in August 🌜☀️✨



Hope July was a great month for you, can't believe, half the year is gone and in no time at all, Christmas will be here again.
  
This month was a good month for me, being able to do more sewing at my desk and of course, enjoyed our short trip away with Daniel and playing in the snow.   So much is planned for August though whether I manage to complete any of it we shall see, finger crossed!   

I've just created August/September wallpaper using my first custom Blythe as my module.  I hope you like it!
Just click on the photo and download. 

Have a great month ahead and make every day count in August! πŸ˜Š

Hugs,
Jenny
 πŸ’–

Saturday, 23 July 2016

🐼 Shiu Mei anyone?


Blythe:  Hi, what's your name cutie?
Bear: my name is Shiu Mei
Blythe: do all panda's love to eat dumplings?
Shiu Mei: why do you think I have this tummy?


Shiu Mei: can you please stop looking at me with those big green eyes...you look like you want to eat me!!
Blythe: you do look very delicious!! 😍 hehe

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Please meet my latest anime bear..

"Shiu Mei"



Shiu Mei just been added to my Etsy shop and is available for adoption now. https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/454307898/artist-bear-shiu-mei-anime-panda-bear-by?ref=shop_home_active_1


If you like to make your own dumpling muncher like Shiu Mei, Shiu Mei was created from Sleepy's pattern :D

Hugs,
Jenny
xx

Saturday, 16 July 2016

πŸ— Save those offcuts and make Twinkees!!

Hi All, 

Thank you all for your likes and visiting my new Twinkees.  
Sweet Blueberry Pie has been adopted and is on her way to The Netherlands to meet her new Mummy!   Candy, Candy Cotton Princess and Lion Heart are still available from my Etsy shop Here:  

Remember to keep your offcuts and don't throw them out!
I'd almost forgotten how fun it was to make my Twinkees, they're so colourful and their little faces always makes me smile.

You'll be surprise how little fabric you need and you can even mix and match the mohair to create a multicolour bear.  Making them even more colourful and full of character!.

You can certainly make your own Twinkee keyring, here is the link to Twinkee Keyring's E-pattern:

...and guess what, I've just listed my Twinkee Rabbit Keyring E-Pattern in my shop here: πŸ˜ƒ


If you are after a complete kit, just message me the colour and I can put together a custom kit for you too.


 




































I hope you have lots of fun making your own Twinkees and that they will keep you in close company and make you smile at all times!! :D 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

πŸŽ‚ A Cheery bundle of Twinkees..


Please meet my new hug of Twinkees!

From left to to right there is Lion Heart, he's a Lion trapped inside a kitty's body.  Then there's Sweet Blueberry Pie, very very shy and doesn't say much but the sweetest little thing.  Then there's Candy, just Candy she says, not Candy Floss, Candy Pop and definitely NOT Candy Crush, just "Candy" she says.  Lastly, there is Candy Cotton Princess
she would like me to tell you that as sweet as she looks, she's not a consumable item mmmm k?...looking is good, cuddles are ok but no EATING please!

Such a cheerful little bundle aren't they? :D


close up of Candy (left) and Candy Cotton Princess (right)


Above is Blueberry Pie


Here's a close up of Lion Heart...
Grrrr...meow!

πŸ’•

These Twinkees are now available from my Etsy shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/JennyLovesBenny?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=5808054

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

πŸ’‹ A new Journey - Part 3 ~ πŸŽ€ Belle πŸŽ€

My new journey has brought me to this little girl...please meet "Belle"!

As my first attempt at customising, I'm pretty happy with how "Belle" turned out.  Nothing like what I had in mind before I began but I decided to just go with it and see what will come of her.  It's been so much FUN!!  The girls at Blythe Customization on fb https://www.facebook.com/groups/507963789267908/ has been wonderful; so generous with their advice and have many great tips to share. 

Now I'm really looking forward to making dresses and playing dress up with her!  This so reminds me of when I was little, drawing paper dolls then making paper clothes for them.  I feel like 8 years old again! giggle giggle giggle

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