Tuesday, 28 April 2009

* custom * anime hat..




a little unusual request but it was a lot of FUN!! This is an anime hat custom request for a little girl in Spain...I can just imagine her strolling down the streets, she's going to turn heads! haha

MAY'S WALLPAPER


Little Miwa is JLB's wallpaper star this month. It is now ready to display on your compie.
Download it here :D

Monday, 27 April 2009

*MIWA-chan*


Please meet my new very very pink bear "Miwa"!
I've done some minor experiments with this bear and have given her different footpads and matching inner ears. Am really pleased with the result, I think the cutesy Japanese fabric really complements her gorgeous pink mohair. Miwa is now available for adoption from my website.

I love this recipe!




hehe..here's my version of the Crème Caramel that I posted the recipe to the other day. For someone who loves crockery and cooks a bit I've never invested in any ramekins so instead of ramekins, I'd baked them in coffee cups. It was one of the easiest recipes I've ever tried especially when making custard and brulees, it's always been a bit daunting for me.
I've never been good at controling the heat and often the egg and cream mixture curdle then the whole thing ends up in the bin instead of my tummy!
Hope you had given it a try also and was just as successful as mine...it was rather very yummy, if I do say so myself! LOL

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Ebay Auctions...


It's been a while since I've listed anything on eBay for auction so I've placed Osin and Gisele on a 5 day auction until the 1st of May. Here are their links:
Visit Osin's auction
Visit Gisele's aucion
Happy Bidding and enjoy the rest of the weekend! :D

Saturday, 25 April 2009

* Beautiful things * for Gisele


Thanks to Selina from Mazzy Blue Studios Gisele is very happy to be in the *Beautiful Things* treasury on Etsy. Selina's beautiful art work was also chosen and appearing in the Etsy Ladies in Red treasury. Be sure to visit Selina's shop and the beautiful things on her beautiful treasury!! :D Have a great weekend!

Friday, 24 April 2009

pick me up...


The weather is turning cold and I've been feeling rather sluggish and tired these couple of days...the next few days will be rain and I have no plans on heading out so what's better than snuggling up in front of the TV with this yummy Crème Caramel? I saw this recipe on "Alive and Cooking" this morning and here it is...there is even a video to show you how to make it! :D
mmmm....I could do with some of that. Am off to the kitchen to make some right NOW and if it turns out, I'll post a pic here tomorrow. Good night for now!

NEW POSTCARD COLLECTION


JLB's new collection of postcards have just arrived in the post and are now available from my website All 6 new designs are limited to 10 of each. I'm off to the post to send one of each to myself! :D

Thursday, 23 April 2009

JOSEY and the elephant!


Josey has done it again and this time have created her own Trumpet. Josey used a straight pile pinky-purple mohair hand-dyed by Kim @ BearEssence and lime green ultrasuede for the inner ears and footpads...I just love how she styles them!! :D
Josey and Kim will be attending the teddy bear show in Mt. Waverley at the Mount Waverley Community Centre on the 3rd of May. They will have some JLB patterns with them as well as many lovely bear patterns by various bear artists and many bear making supplies. Please drop by and say 'Hi', they'll be more than happy to help you with your bear making needs.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

and there's more...



Another batch of mohair have just arrived...I'm now literally jumping up and down! lol
Just love these fabulous new colours!!!! They're now available from my mohair page :D

Monday, 20 April 2009

MOHAIR


More of my pretty pink mohair (as worn by Tilly above) and a new batch of mohair have arrived this afternoon and it's always puts a smile to my face!!
My mohair page have just been re-stocked and some new colours will be added in the next couple of days, have fun browsing! :D

PEANUT PATTERN


Thank you for your lovely emails regarding PEANUT and for those who missed out, PEANUT's PATTERN is now available!! :D
The mohair I used to create PEANUT is currently sold out and not available with the complete kit. Please email me if you would like another mohair from my mohair webpage and I'll be more than happy to supply that instead. I will be ordering more of Peanut's mohair shortly, hope you have lots of fun with this new pattern :D

Saturday, 18 April 2009

PEANUT anyone?


For some reason, I can't help associating elephants and nuts...do they actually like to eat peanuts???

Please meet my new elephant "Peanut", my latest and newest elephant design. For an elephant, he's a skinny fella at approximately 24cm/9.5inches tall and to keep him nice and snug, I've knitted him a big beanie and thick warm scarf. "Peanut" is currently being reserved but his pattern will be available real soon!!! Didn't I say a new pattern was coming?? tee hee

Thursday, 16 April 2009

CUSTOM CHICKADEE


As you know I've been busy with custom orders lately and here is one of my custom chickadees.
I've named her Doris and for now her complete kit is also available. Please click here to take you straight to her pattern&kit page.

LIMITED: MARSHMALLOW complete kit


I'm so loving this mohair, the pink really stands out giving Marshmallow big rosy cheeks.
I've just created Marshmallow's complete kit and currently have three kits available ~ available from my patterns webpage or just click here to take you straight there! :D

My beautiful morning!

I managed to get an early start this morning and this was waiting for me in my mailbox. Although it's had over 7 million views already, I've not seen it before. I had my speaker on my imac turned up high and boy did this wake me up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVS39Hkzx3A

This beautiful voice just filled my room and took me away...I think I was floating on cloud nine for a while....What an inspiration!!! I hope she will go far in the competition and in her dream to be a singer!! :D

Thank you to my friend Shari for sharing this with me and I'll like to share it with you. I hope it makes your day an even better one and a great start to the morning as it has been for me.
Talk about having a good cry first thing in the morning! LOL
Have a beautiful day everyone!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

JLB Postcards...


JLB postcards have proved to be quite popular and I'm so thrilled to announce that more JLB postcards are on their way...Here are 6 new designs and are limited to 10 of each.
They're professionally printed on heavy paper (350g/m2). The image side has a glossy finish while the back is uncoated for easy writability. They are a standard postcard size, measures 148mm x 105mm and are great collectors items as well as lovely postcards to sent and a delight to receive! :D Available soon....

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

she's pretty in pink!


I know I know...it's been ages since I've had a new pattern...my time have been taken up with custom orders lately and this is my new baby girl!
Just a few more custom bears and I'll have a new elephant and a panda design for you!! please stay tuned! :D

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

HAPPY EASTER!


I just adore how Josey Freni from Bear Essence accessories her Chickadee and Wabitos.
Here is her latest Easter Chickadee, finished just in time for her grandson. Josey said "it's much healthier than chocolate and just as sweet!!!" tee hee.
Josey held Chickadee workshops at the Bear Essence shop in Boronia. The workshops are now finished for Chickadee but you can visit their website to see how much fun the girls had!
Happy Easter everyone!! :D

Monday, 6 April 2009

Caylee ~ King Charles Cavalier puppy girl


Please meet my new puppy "Caylee"!! She is 16cm/6 inches tall and is created from beautiful white and dark brown dense wavy mohair. She has pink short dense inner ears and I've lightly shaded her outer ears with a dark tone of grey to give her that Cavalier look! Caylee has large black German glass eyes and a little black embroidered nose. She is filled with pollyflock and her feet also contains stainless steel shots to give her weight so she won't topple over when sitting by your side. Caylee is now available for adoption directly from my website :D

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Easter Bunnies


The Easter bunnies are here....now I can get my teeth into that chocolate bunny. Have been eyeing it all week!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL (wicked laugh)
Rosy Belle and Tomo are now available for adoption from my website, please don't forget to refresh the page and have a super day! :D

Friday, 3 April 2009

good excuse?


Snacking is a great excuse for procrastination in my books!! :D
Just finished baking and eating my bacon and mushroom tart...mmm...am now satisfied and ready to do more sewing.
If you wish to try my self created Bacon and Mushroom tart recipe::
preheat oven 200 degrees
3 x sheets of puff pastry cut into 4 to make 12 and fit roughly in muffin tray
2 x eggs beaten
1 cup x soya milk/milk to add to beaten eggs
2 x large button mushrooms or your favorites
3 x rashes of streaky bacon
1/2 x red Spanish onion
1 x clove of garlic
*cheese optional ~ I normally grate whatever cheese I have in the fridge at the time..
cut, dice, chop everything and add into egg and milk mixture
add white pepper and salt
scope mixture into pastry, fold corners in, slightly cover the mixture ( I do this only because I don't like to waste though it doesn't look as nice )
bake for about 20-30mins or until golden
it's the quickest snack ever! hope you enjoy :D
Now I really need to finish those anime bunnies...

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Easter Chickadees


Before I left I started on some chickadees to celebrate Easter but boy it's been tough getting back into gear after taking just a few days off and they're finally finished! yippeee...
There are four of them and are all available for adoption from my website, please don't forget to refresh the page...and now on to the bunnies!