Saturday, 9 September 2017

Mizu ~ gentle like the petals of cherry blossoms in Spring 🌸

This week, I've managed to finished my no.8 blue hair girl!!
I'm so pleased to introduce to you my Mizu.  
Mizu meaning 'water' in Japanese.



Mizu was born into royalty and would one day become Empress if all goes as planned but how are we going to prepare this little girl for such an important role when she has no regards for rules and etiquette!  She doesn't wake until the sun is high above the sky and her tummy starts to rumble..
She doesn't care for court gossip and rather be in the company forest animals.

Her hair is wild like the wind in the storm and her eyes like the deep blue sea.

Just like Sayuri in Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha, she has "a great deal of water in her personality. Water never waits. It changes shape and flows around things, and finds the secret paths no one else has thought about -- the tiny hole through the roof or the bottom of the box. There's no doubt it's the most versatile of the five elements. It can wash away earth; it can put out fire; it can wear a piece of metal down and sweep it away. Even wood, which is its natural complement, can't survive without being nurtured by water..."

Mizu is a princess, yet she's generous and humble, she is firm but kind, strong yet gentle like the petals of cherry blossoms in Spring, born to be a ruler if only she can tame her unruly hair!! :D












I hope you enjoy my little story of Mizu!!  She is now listing in my Etsy shop.  For details of Mizu and work done on her please visit my listing here: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/543059292/custom-blythe-doll-ooak-kimono-girl-mizu?ref=shop_home_feat_4

Sunday, 3 September 2017

I'm late I'm late!!

Once again, time has escaped me and I didn't manage to blog about my tea party at the Hatter and The Hare as promised.

I've been wanting to visit The Hatter and The Hare since it opened early this year and last week, I finally did! Yeah!!

Belle and Pink Ted came with me too....we were very excited all week, such anticipation was intoxicating!!  Belle couldn't decide on what to wear but it was obvious she should wear her Bunny Dress and head piece.


Although it was a weekday,  parking space was limited and a little difficult to find.  Nevertheless, we finally parked and headed into this delightful looking cafe amongst local factories and businesses.    The cafe stuck up like a sore thumb and totally out of place in a very good way! 











We were greeted by the Hare at the front counter and also friendly staff. I couldn't help but feast my eyes on the cabinet of sweets, my head swung around like a magnet so drawn to them as the waiter showed us to our table...I'm sure I'm not the only one who's done that!




Here's a selection I quickly snapped with my phone.  I thought these were quite interesting!! How delightful are they!!?? 

We started with savouries..yes, they do breakfast all day and have cooked meals too besides sweets.  I ordered the Hatter's Big Breakfast, it was delicious but only thing missing was bacon, I couldn't even order it on the side..for some reason, they don't serve bacon!?  Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it very much.

I was rather full after the Hatter's breakfast but I couldn't leave there without having dessert..afterall that's the reason we were there.  So, I stretched the elastic of my pants and headed to the cakes cabinet.  Decisions!!  decisions!! decisions!!!  You can imagine my dilemma!?


Finally, we settled for the Macha (green tea) cake, Natella brownie, Macha latte and Earl grey tea to help the sugar go down!


I think Belle rather enjoyed it too...she couldn't stand after taking a few mouthfuls...! ops oh right, that was me! lol

Oh and I must mention...the waiter brought out a dish two tables down from us.  He started pouring something (dry ice I gather) onto the plate and poof...the table was covered in fog!!?  It was WOAHHHH....

Needless to say, everyone turned to look and started taking photos and videos! Yes,  I have to put my hands up to that too! hahhaaa


Well I have to say, I had a very enjoyable brunch at the Hatter besides the great company of course.  
The sweets were certainly special,  I couldn't say I've had anything like it anywhere else before and I have a very sweet tooth!!! The cakes were all quite original and very creative! I like! :D

And of course, I couldn't go home without taking a piece or two home for D and hubby.  After much deliberation, I chose a French Vanilla slice and a Tiramisu cake since they were hubby's favourites. :D

The box is now empty, it didn't make it long after it got home.  The vanilla slice was MMMMmmmmm mmmmm...I LOVE my vanilla slice too but this one, there's an ingredient in there both hubby and I couldn't pick out but it really made a nice difference.  The Tiramisu cake (right) doesn't look much but again, it was a little slice of heaven.  I'm not even going to try to describe what it tastes like, I can't, you'll just have to go EAT it yourself! :D

So if you're travelling to Melbourne or in Melbourne and haven't been to the Hatter and the Hare yet, take a trip to Bayswater, I hope you have a pleasant experience there as I did.

To visit here is their link: http://hhcafe.com.au
Enjoy!

Friday, 1 September 2017

It's finally Spring 🌸

Hibernation time it over..it's time to wake and smell the roses, SPRING is here! Yeah!!
It's been a busy couple of weeks with everything else but JLB so I have lots to catch up on.   I've just been reminded that my September Calendar wallpaper is late! Yikes!! Am sorry about that so here it is...

I've chosen this photo for September, it's so pretty and pink, what Spring should be and I have to say it is one of my favourite photos of Belle and her softies.  I hope you like it too! :D

Tomorrow I shall share with you my tea party experience I had early on this week at The Hatter and The Hare! stay tuned...
❤️

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Terminus ~ an Angel wannabe!


Good morning all or should I say afternoon? Hehe! Had a nice sleep in this morning and now back in my happy place...

Please meet my latest Jenny Bear Angel wannabe "Terminus".


This little bear didn't quite make the Angel academy of JLB (JennyLovesBenny) school but thats not going to deter him from being an Angel.

So determined, he rummaged through my box of treasures to look for wings...

and sure enough he does! He made a strap and swung those wings behind his back. He might not be able to fly YET but he'll just carry them for them. With much persistence and hope he may still get into the Academy of JLB Angel flight school! :D



Terminus is now looking for a new home, he's just been listed in my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/552280807/artist-bear-jenny-bear-angel-by-bear?ref=shop_home_active_1 with Free Shipping and tracking Worldwide.

For larger photos please visit my website www.jennylovesbenny.com and always, feel free to email me with any questions.  Terminus' kit will also be available in my shop in the next couple of days.

Thank you all for stopping by to read my blog and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! :D

Saturday, 19 August 2017

When I'm in my work room...it feels like Magic! ✨

It really does feel like magic when I'm in my working room..how nice it would be if time stood still when I'm in the there because it sure does fly by way too quickly when I'm sewing!!

These few days I've been having a Mad Hatter moment! Maybe because I've been scratching my head for days thinking about what to do for Daniel's book week dress up for school next week and ta da....we're recycling his Easter Parade hat to create Alice's Wonderland Rabbit!!

All this thinking and creative brain activity is making me jump around between carving a new doll, painting eye chips, making a tiny Ted and sewing up some new dresses for my new blue hair blythe! LOL

My work room is now looking like a bomb site but can't stop now, no time to tidy up, I had an urge to make a new Jenny Bear Angel..after all, got to do what makes you happy right!? 😆 #dowhatmakesyouhappy 💖



Here is my Angel to be so far..hopefully I'll have him finished complete with Wings and ready for adoption tomorrow....then I SHOULD probably tidy up my room! :D

Till tomorrow...

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Always pretty in Pink!

After the hectic rush to two birthday parties yesterday, it's chilling at home today, keeping warm and enjoying the sound of rain which is pouring down outside!  I do love watching the rain from indoors and the thought occurred to me how much I missed the rain when I was living in the city and watching the downpour from my balcony.   Here is an older blog post I did on one of those days:

Well, this week I've been busy making a new bear...


Please meet my latest Jenny Bear and she's pink from head to toe, except for her little brown nose and foot pads!  This Jenny Bear is now reserved however, I've just added her kit to my shop here: https://www.jennylovesbenny.com/product-page/pink-jenny-bear-complete-kit

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Everyone!! 💗

Monday, 31 July 2017

Let's hibernate still!

It's the last month of Winter and boy am I pleased about that!! It's been so icy cold and I'm certain, Melbourne is getting colder and colder each Winter.  I still remember the days when I just wore skirts, a pair of tights and a jumper to school.  Now I'm rugged up in four layers of clothing, thick jacket and scarf and I can still feel the cold cutting through to my skin...my friends tell me it's age! 🤔🙄 I could just well be!! LOL

Well for August's Wallpaper is Belle and the bears having a little sleep over...  


Belle: Mummy said no sleep overs...but a nap in the afternoon doesn't count!" yawwwwnn....
Jenny Bear: It's not really a sleep over if you're going to sleep Belle! We're suppose to whisper, have pillow fights, tell secrets and giggle all night..

Hehe..I hope you enjoy their little stories, to download, just click on their photo! :D

Saturday, 29 July 2017

It's a New Rapipi Bunny 🐰

It's been a very busy past few weeks but not at my sewing desk!  It's taken me a while but I've finally finished my new bunny! My Belle is loving Rapipi bunnies and so here is a new Bunny for her to play with, just until bunny finds a new home! :D

Belle: "Mummy said no sleep overs...but a nap the afternoon doesn't count!" tee here

Please meet little Maisy, she's just been listed in my shop, please visit her here: https://www.jennylovesbenny.com/bear

Please feel free to email if you have any questions regarding Maisy.  The 20% discount code still applies until the end of August.

I know the end of the month is fast approaching again, I shall have August's calendar wallpaper ready real soon!! :D

Have a super great weekend, it's such a beautiful sunny Winter's day here in Melbourne today :D
💗

Monday, 17 July 2017

Playing dress ups..

Playing dress ups is always a lot of fun and that's what we've been doing this morning in my studio!! 

Belle: These shoes just won't fit you Milky, it's not like Cinderella!!
TED: I think she's right Milky..we'll just need to find you bigger shoes..
Milky: No, I'm certain I can squeeze into it!! 




Milky has just been listed in my Etsy shop.  For more details and photos here is the link: 

They are just having way too much fun and below is Ted and Milky sitting in the rain..
TED: Lucky you have big ears Milky, think it's starting to rain ☔️😂

We're having way too much fun to be sewing today!! Besides, it's Daniel's last day of the school holidays so we're going to make the most of it! :D

Some has already asked if they can make their own Milky and absolutely!! Milky was created from my Trumpet pattern.  I have the hard copy and e-pattern.  Both can be found from my website here:

Before I switch off, I have Tiny Ted's complete kit available in two colours of sassy fabric.


Don't forget you can use your 20% coupon code ~ expires 30/8/17!
Hope you have a stress free Monday!!

Hugs,
Jenny
xxx

Sunday, 16 July 2017

🐻 Your Blythe will LOVE you to bits...

I can't believe it's almost a week has past.  The weather though cold has been sunny most days and I've been fortunately enough to spend the last week of the school holidays with Daniel.  Mostly at home but we're both home bodies and do enjoy our indoor activities and having our own space at times.  

Before school starts which means I'll be back to work, I've been busy creating Tiny TED's pattern.  Your Blythe doll is going to LOVE you!! Tiny TED's pattern and E-pattern are now available from my website at www.jennylovesbenny.com.  I will put a kit together for Tiny TED shortly and will keep you updated.

Speaking of Blythe dolls, I started my new unruly blue hair girl!  I don't think I had imagine making a dark blue hair girl before but I stumbled upon these gorgeous long and lush blue eye lashes at a nik nak kinda shop.   Aren't they just wonderful?

The eye lids,  I started creating them for a pink hair girl, however, after completing the lids, the shades of the pink didn't seem to match the hair so I decided to use these blue eye lashes to see how they fit.   This was the same for the eye chips.   

I was a little worried about how they would all come together, even the make up, the blue brows and blue shading.  Most times, things are not planned but somehow in this instance, they seem to fall into place...




She's not quite finished and I'm waiting on a some pull ring to arrive.   Aren't they wonderful? I think these will complete her look.  These awesome pull rings are from Twiggy Twiggy! You can find her here in her Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/t2tsquare?ref=l2-shopheader-name I haven't got a name for this girl yet but I think she's "Dare to be different"! :D


Until those pull rings arrive,  I think I'll put her aside for now and work on my new elephant that is ready to be sewn and put together.  

It's 2am and I'm finally feeling the weight of my eye lids...time for a shut eye! Good night! 😴