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

💖💖💖💖💖

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

🗝 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: 😃


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

🎂 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!

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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

💋 A new Journey - Part 3 ~ 🎀 Belle 🎀

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

🎀

Monday, 4 July 2016

☃️⛄️☃️ Taking time out to play...☃️⛄️☃️

It's been so cold this Winter that we decided it was a great time to go to the snow fields.  We just missed the snow last year and Daniel missed out on his snow fight but not this year! 😄

It was such a beautiful start to the long road trip, the sun was shining and the sky was blue!!

With rolling hills and beautiful scenery along the way, it was almost 7 hours before we saw any signs of snow...it actually started snowing and the excitement in the car was uncontainable!! :D 🌨❄️





We were finally there after many hours of "are we almost there yet Mummy?"..

We settled into our accommodation and woke up to this beautiful view.  It had been snowing all night.



♩♪♫♬ do you want to build a snow man..? ♩♪♫♬




After a bit of snow fighting, we were exhausted from all the laughter and so we got down to build a snow man..





Ta Da.. "TOTORO"..



One of our most memorable part of the trip was going on the Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours.  The best was that many of these gorgeous dogs are rescue dogs.  For anyone interested, they have a fb page Facebook.com/howling.huskys or website. www.howlinghuskys.com.au  

Thank you Mitch (our guide) and to the furry puppies, Loki, Sarabi, Pandora, Buddy, Diablo, Roxy, Smokey and Jasper for the awesome experience! 😄

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

🎀 Jenny Bear's Pattern 🎀

Hi Everyone,

JUST LISTED!! It's what a lot of you have been asking for...

Jenny Bear's pattern is HERE!! 😀
I know you've been waiting a long time and I'm sorry to have kept you waiting for so long.  It has been on the "To Do" list for a while and I've finally got around to it.


Just like the rest of my patterns now, they are all in PDF format, all ready to be downloaded straight away from my Etsy shop.  I've also included her Pillowcase dress pattern for you to make so that she's all pretty attending her much loved tea parties and outing! :D

Here is the link: Jenny Bear e-Pattern

Also, there's a 10% off COUPON out for grabs! Just go to www.jennylovesbenny.com, go to contacts and subscribe to my new website to get the coupon code.  This code can be used for all items in my Etsy shop, valid until the 31st of July 2016.  Yes, it includes completed BEARS and BUNNY too!! 😄

I hope you enjoy making your own Jenny Bear and dressing her up like I do!

Hugs,
Jenny
💕

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

🎀 New Pattern...

Hi Everyone,

It's the school holidays and I'm trying to sneak in as much of JLB work as possible in between building Lego blocks, putting up tents and making treats for my boy. 😊


I'm in the process of releasing another one of my bear patterns...It's still work in progress but it will be ready real soon, fingers crossed in the next few days if not earlier.  😃

OMG, I've totally forgotten what I'd wanted to write...LOL 
until next time, stay warm for those of you in Melbourne, we're experiencing the coldest Winter EVER!!! BRRRRRR 🌧🌬💨🌨

Thursday, 23 June 2016

💖 something new to freshen up your screen 💖

Hi Everyone, 

Tired of looking at last month's wall paper yet?  It might be time to freshen up your monitor with my new July/August wallpaper then...


You know what to do, just click on the photo and download. 😊
Hope you like it and have a great month ahead!

Hugs,
Jenny
 💖

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

💋 A new Journey - Part 2

I've grown so fond of these little girls which has brought me on to a new journey of creating my own collection of custom Blythe dolls.  

A while back, I got myself this little sweetie.  I chose her for her gorgeous long brown hair and pretty face.

It was very daunting at first after the sanding, I must say, it took me a while to gather up my courage to start carving.   Here is my progress so far...


still lots of sanding and smoothing here but I think I'm pretty happy with her shape.  Totally different to what I had tried to do but it will have to do.  I'm afraid I might over do it and my girl will have no face at all..

Now this is where my "box of candy" comes out for a worthy piece of work ( I hope! ).


Below: Spoilt for colours, her face and brows are done. 


ta da!  I haven't quite gotten round to creating my eye chips for her yet but I found these beautiful eye chips from the lovely Ana of BlytheEvolution, you can check out her shop here: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/BlytheEvolution?ref=hp_rv


I need to get some Tamiya gloss paint for her lips, make some nice pull strings and then I can put her together.  I'm pretty happy with my first attempt. 😊

EEEEEEeeeeeee...can't contain my excitement!! Can't wait to have my own FIRST little non-furry girl! 💋

Thank you to all Blythe artists for your tips and tutorials on how to customise Blythes, I need all the help I can get and your expertise advice really helped! Looking forward to join your dolly world!

Monday, 20 June 2016

💋 A new Journey - Part 1

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there was a little girl who loved to draw. She loved her colour pencils, colouring and making paper dolls to play.  As she grew, her studies became more important, so she traded in her little box of pencils for text books instead.

Many many years later, this little girl grew up and went to work in the UK.  
On her travels, she visited the "Cumberland Pencil Museum".  It was like visiting a candy shop for her and she was once again a little girl...
  

In the Museum, she came across this wonderful box...she wasn't sure if she'll ever use it as it's been an awfully long time since she last put pencil to paper but nevertheless, not getting it was like walking out of a candy store without a candy!


..so here I am with my box of CANDY!! 😝


It did take a while before this box of water colour pencils was put to a good use.  This was tucked away in my cupboard, still sealed in it's original box since it arrived from the UK.  I have coloured and drawn since however, nothing I did was worthy of breaking open this box until now..


I knew these had a purpose!

to be cont...

Sunday, 12 June 2016

⏳TICK TOCK TICKADY TOCK? 🗝🎈

As soon as I said her name to Daniel "TICKADY", we both said "YEAH" at the same time! ..and so please meet my latest bunny TICKADY!


I'm having so much fun with the Alice in Wonderland Theme,  it's all so colourful, wacky and DELICIOUS!  Just makes me really really happy.  I hope it does you too! 😊


TICKADY is a new design, though she has Tipady's features, this bunny has longer legs and shorter ears.  TICKADY wears a lovely soft light brown sparse mohair with a white muzzle.  She has pink bunny nose and a red mouth.  Her inner ears are pink.   I've used sassy mohair which is lovely and soft.  I've also given her big pink rosey cheeks.





Dressing her up was definitely one of the funnest part for me.  I had so much fun making TICKADY'S dress.  I've kept it to a pillowcase dress as part of the JennyLovesBenny signature outfit for my bears but I've added a bit of the "Alice" touch!  She comes with her gorgeous head piece created by the lovely Yuri from HakoniwaDolls.

TICKADY is now ready for adoption, for details, please hope on over to my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/386275988/artist-bear-tickady-rabbit-by-bear?ref=shop_home_active_1

📦 FREE SHIPPING: TICKADY WILL BE SENT VIA PRIORITY AIRMAIL WITH TRACKING!!

Thank you always for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying your long weekend.

😘😘

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Have you gone mad yet? ⏳🗝🎀

TICK TOCK! TICK TOCK! What a buzz "Alice Through the Looking Glass" is creating!!  It certainly is in this household!  I've even taken out all my cups and saucers which I've collected over the years, gave them a good clean since they've been locked away for goodness how long.  We're getting ready for a JennyLovesBenny Tea party just because we're all going mad!! LOL


Despite going mad, I have been working on a new Bunny as mentioned in my last post.  Inspired by the Alice theme, she's a new design and here is a little sneak peek of my work in progress.  I can't wait to put her all together and dress her up!  Fingers crossed I will have her finished in the next couple of days... 


If you are in the UK at the moment ( Luck you! ), you must head to Fortnum and Mason.  They've decked out the store with looking glasses, butterflies, roses, teapots, Alice, the whole works!! What a treat!! eeeeeeeee!  Remember to take plenty of photos in your state of awe! 😆



Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wallpaper for your PCs anyone?

Hi All,

You've probably noticed I've been extremely time poor these past few years that I've totally neglected the JLB monthly Wallpaper for you.  In truth, I wasn't sure if many or anyone was using it also until I saw this... 🤗

What a delightful surprise it was for me when one of you lovelies sent me a photo of your PC at work even though we are waaaaaay past December.   Apparently it was a bit of a stress relief at work and it makes her smile! That to me was just precious and so I decided to continue doing my JLB calendar wallpapers, even if it makes a small different to someone out there. I hope it helps to brighten your day, even if it's just a little. 🙂

Being the first of the month today,  I figure what better time to start so tonight, I created this calendar wallpaper.  It's one of my favourite pics taken with my Jenny Bear at the Lavendula Farm in Daylesford. It includes the months of June, July and August but will change it as often as time permits, promise!  I hope you like it. 



Just click on the photo and download.

Hugs,
Jenny
xx