Sunday, 30 April 2017

πŸŽ€ May 2017 Wallpaper Calendar with Belle and Jenny Bear

I have so many projects going on at the same time sometimes I forget to show you what I've completed..such as this quilt for Belle!  Given it's the last day of the month, I wasn't sure I was going to get May's wallpaper ready for you before the start of next month.  I get one day during the week to spend on JLB and usually I have a bit of spare time on the weekend which I squeeze in between house chores.  This weekend though, my little boy come down with a cold given the recent change in the weather...Winter is coming for sure!  Usually with the cold, his asthma gets triggered which leaves me with sleepless nights, worrying that he can't breath during his sleep.  Thankfully, he's recovering quickly and is in good spirits playing with his legos and transformers which allowed me a little time to whip this up!   
Please find below May's Wallpaper, there are two to choose from this month as I had created the first one and Daniel liked the second photo more so I'll let you decide which you like better! :D 
Just visit my Flickr account for a larger pic here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22546523@N03/?

I hope you have a wonderful month in May!!

Hugs,
Jenny
xx

Thursday, 27 April 2017

who needs to eat when you're making bears? πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€

It was forecast to rain and today I got to stay home and work on my new Jenny Bear!!  Isn't funny though we can get up early to do the things we love but have such a hard time getting up to go to work!!? LOL...well that was me this morning!! :D
  
Here are some photos of my work in progress...  


Here Jenny Bear is all stitched up.  Just need eyes and ears sewn on but before that, it was time for lunch.  Who needs to eat when you're making bears right? All I really needed was coffee with lots of sugar but no, I behaved and looked after my self by making a big bowl of noodles soup with tofu and home grown mushrooms.  Healthy? Just a little!! :D   


Welcome to the world you!  I've managed to finish my Jenny Bear but she still needs something to wear.   For now, she's snug in Belle's quilt which I made for her using prints from Liberty of London.  That's what I used for this Jenny Bear's inner ears.   I'm loving Liberty of London again...I used to when I was living in London, it was one of my favourite shops to visit but when I got back to Australia I was so drawn to cutesy Japanese prints and had forgotten about Liberty until now when I was searching for fabrics to make a quilt for my Blythe doll Belle.I'm tempted to steal this for this Jenny Bear as this quilts suits her much better due to her matching ears..not sure how Belle feels about that though!
Boy time sure flies when I'm in my sewing room and before I knew it or had time to make a dress for this little girl, my alarm went off to remind me I had to go pick up my little boy from school!! Yes, I NEED an alarm clock to remind me of that else, time gets lost in my sewing room..TIME had no place in my studio before my boy came along! 

Spending time in my sewing room is great, it really makes my day and I feel so happy just being in that moment in that room but what excites me more now is seeing my boy's face light up when his class room door swings open and he sees me eagerly waiting outside for him....ahhhhhhh

That was my day, hope you had an eventful or non eventful day but a blissful one.  Thank you to those who kept me company on Facebook and chats.  It really was a wonderful day! :D

Hugs,
Jenny
xx

Pretty in PINK!!

Hi All, I've just listed my little girl PINK.. πŸŽ€Details 

Base Doll: Factory Blythe

πŸŽ€ Customise Work Done

- Sanding
- carving of lips, nose, double eye lids, philtrum, chin, and eyes.  
- New makeup with high quality pastels and sealed with Mr. Super Clear UV Cut
- gaze correction, sleepy eyes
- Special eyelids painted and decorated with glitter, sealed with Mr. Super Clear UV Cut.
- Pull strings has been replaced.
- 2 New pull charm designed and created by me.
- Hair softening and treatment  
- 3 new pairs of handmade eyechips made by me.

πŸŽ€ Licca body.

πŸŽ€Back plate is inscribed with JennyLovesBenny signature and message.

πŸŽ€Pink will travel in her gorgeous outfit made by "dearsweetcoffee" as shown in the photos.  She also wears tights, black boots, hat and underpants..  
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For more photos, please visit my website at www.jennylovesbenny.com.  I'm happy to provide any additional pictures if you need, feel free to message me any questions you may have about my custom.  PINK is currently available in my Etsy shop, here is the link below:- https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/526510971/custom-blythe-doll-ooak-pink-by-jenny?ref=shop_home_feat_4


Monday, 17 April 2017

Chickadee Kits is Available!

Happy Easter Everyone!!

I hope you enjoyed your Easter break and ate lots of chocolates guilt free!! :D
We've just returned from my short trip away and today am doing some tidying up before getting into the full swing of things again.

I just found a large piece of Chickadee's fabric and decided to create Chickadee's complete kit for you. The kits are limited with the amount of fabrics I have available but here they are.. You can purchase them directly from my website at: http://www.jennylovesbenny.com/compkit
Everything from my website is in AUD$

If you prefer, the kit is also in my Etsy shop which is in US$
Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/…/chickadee-artist-bear-chicken-kit-by…
Enjoy the rest of your Easter break, hope it's been a blast and hope you enjoy making your own Chickadees!! :D

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Bear Pattern for young children?

Often I get asked if I have patterns for young children.  A first hand made bear is always so special and definitely something to be treasured and pass down the generations.  A while ago, I created a "My First Bear" kit using safety joints and safety plastic eyes.   I no longer have the kit available however, I've been asked if I have the pattern is still available. 

Yes I do, I've just converted it to PDF format!!  "My First Bear" pattern is based on my Puddle's pattern.   You can get it in my Etsy shop right here: 
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/510769632/bear-pattern-for-young-children-my-first?ref=shop_home_active_1

You will require the following items:
Fur: 1/8m mohair
Joints & Eyes: safety toy joints/ safety plastic eyes which can be purchased in Spotlight stores in Australia.


Please let me know if you have any questions and if you have trouble sourcing the safety joints or eyes. 



I hope Puddles make a great heirloom gift for your little loved ones!


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Angel bears - LIMITED KIT

They are finally here!!! Now you too, can make your own Angel Bears!!! :D
Remember these baby Angels? Their kits are now available from my website and Etsy shop. This kit is a special listing and is LIMITED. I have 8 in total and once they're gone, they are gone! The kit is to make one Angel bear. Feel free to message me if you have any questions and I hope you enjoy making these Angel babies!


Saturday, 8 April 2017

🐰🎩The Hatter and the Hare in Melbourne?? πŸ’–

This I must share!!!!

I just heard about this place and I love it already!! "The Hatter And The Hare" cafe here in Melbourne!! It's just so magical and I feel like a kid again!!!! I really wished there are more places like these around and I can't wait to experience the magic created by the owners — sisters Becky and Coners Buada, husband and wife Vinnie and Mary Kodladi, and Mary’s brother George Dardamanis. George is also Coners’ partner. 



Here are some treats for your eyes....don't they look too good to eat? but I will eat you and tell the world about it!! LOL  

I sure hope to get there real soon and when I do, you will sure to hear all about it here.  For now, 
you can  FOLLOW them DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE  below is the link to their website! :D  
http://www.hhcafe.com.au/index.html

Monday, 3 April 2017

πŸ’– New JennyLovesBenny website πŸ’–

Hi All,

I've been working on JennyLovesBenny's website the past couple of weeks.  I know it wasn't too long ago when JLB's website got a facelift however, I wasn't completely happy with it and it's been eating at me so I made the decision to change it. 

Although there are a lot of beautiful templates from web hosting companies, I felt the templates were pretty much the same with display of large photos spread across the screen, giving it a very modern and clean appearance.  Yes, it does look good, especially for traditional retail shops and businesses however, for me, I felt, the templates and the simplistic modern look lacked character and that little touch of magic.

I wanted to bring back some character and playfulness to JLB and definitely some magic.  If I had the technical skills, I would have butterflies flying across the screen, cherry blossoms gently falling and drifting to the bottom of the screen, snow flakes and rainbows..hmmm....I shall work on that!  For now,  I hope you like the new look!

I've brought back hard copies of my patterns as I know many of you still prefer to receive patterns in the mail.  Yes, I too still enjoy getting letters in my physical mailbox.  It's always a nice surprise to find a letter, card or package in there! :D

Now you can purchase directly from the website along with the available kits and supplies like my earlier website.  You will eventually be able to purchase e-patterns directly from my website too but until that page is completed, my Etsy shop is still open. 

The website is still working in progress, however, it is up and running.  I hope you like the new changes! :)


Friday, 31 March 2017

April Wallpaper - let's sleep through Winter!

I'd almost forgotten about next month's wallpaper and in Melbourne, the cold is starting to bite although we're still in Autumn.  I really don't like the cold...I'm one of those people who enjoys basking in 40 degrees heat!  The last few days, it's been cold and I've just wanted to stay in my warm bed all day...looking at this photos is exactly what I would like to do all through Winter...hybernate like the bears...
Please find below April's Wallpaper, hope you like it! :D 
Just visit my Flickr account for a larger pic here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22546523@N03/?

Hugs,
Jenny



🐰🐰🐰 Miss Bunny Easter! 🐰🐰🐰

Daniel's Easter Hat Parade at school just finished...I had almost forgotten all about it but thankfully I had a week to make a hat for my boy.  
After shopping for everything I needed, I have to say I had a of fun creating Daniel's Easter hat, almost getting the feel of what it would be like to be a costume designer! What an awesome job that would be, especially creating the costume and set for the new release Beauty and the Beast movie! Well, here is the hat so far...the spec according to Daniel is no chicks and just one big egg!! I managed to get some gold feathers in there! Just love them! Am really happy with how it's turned out so far...but I think it needs a bow tie at the front...



Ta da!  I think he loved yet, especially the real easter egg which he'll get to eat after the parade!! :)

Since Daniel's Easter hat was a priority on the weekend, I didn't get to finish my bunny but here she is....please meet my sweet miss bunny ready to celebrate Easter!! πŸ£ 


and she comes with her little bag, she's a bit of a girly girl this one!  Miss Bunny Easter is has just been listed in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/521966975/artist-bear-bunny-rabbit-in-day-dress-by?ref=shop_home_feat_4

Feel free to email me if you have any question regarding my new Bunny.   
School holidays has just started and I'm hoping I'll get more JLB done..which reminds me, I'm running late for April's wallpaper!!! Will get right on it! eeeek




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

It feels like Christmas morning!!


Oh my!! Look who's arrived today!!! It's like Christmas morning again..EEEEeeeeeeeeee πŸ˜†

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The day is just too short when I'm in the my sewing room! ~

I had such an awesome day yesterday, not needing to go to work and spending the most of the day in my sewing room!! I received these beautiful quilt fabrics by Liberty of London a while ago and now am at the stage of putting the wadding and backing together.  This is for my Blythe Belle's bed, she's been waiting way too long and Winter is coming she keeps telling me! :D  

I think it's coming along nicely, I absolutely love the combination of fabrics!  


I also managed to work on my bunny...I made little adjustments to my pattern and used this cutesy Japanese fabric for her inner ears.  Am really hoping she'll be ready to celebrate Easter! :D





Saturday, 18 March 2017

She is Saraphine...❤️

I don't recall where I'd heard that name before but Saraphine is stuck in my head whilst trying to think of a name for this little girl.  So I googled the definition and this came up:Top Definition - Saraphine. An abnormal person that is often recongized as weird or special. She is a saraphine...well this little girl is pretty special to me!! So Saraphine it is...my new girl!  hope you like her.   I shall have more photos of her on my website and she'll be available in my Etsy shop planned for tomorrow.  Thank you always for stopping by and taking the time to read my posts.Hugs,xx
 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Every Day Is A Journey...

hey what's this? two posts in one day???  hehe..yes I got a day off work and I told myself, this day is going to be all about my bears and dolls..before my boy comes home from school! :D

It was such a great day today with a brilliant (literally) start to the morning!   It went by way too quickly...that is always the case when I'm working on my bears or dolls but I'm so pleased it was a strike on my "good day" column and I managed to get my new girl finished.

The first thing I did after hubby took our son to school, I ran, yes literally ran into my sewing room and got cracking on my new Blythe's backplate. I love seeing the backplate art by other artists but I don't do it myself.  I'm still contemplating if I will but I think its best I allow where the creativity and most times, where the girls will take me.  :D

I do however, like to put a little inspirational quote on there for each of my girls :) I hope this too will give hope and inspiration to their new mums too!  This is what I did this morning..


Now my girl is finally finished and ready to be put back together.  I'm still trying to think of a name for her but nothing has come to mind as yet...maybe when she's all dressed up, she'll let me know what her name is. :D

I received a lovely handkerchief from one of my purchases as a gift.  It was a lovely handkerchief and as soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to use it to make a dress for this little girl.



Still a little bit of touch up here and there and she'll be ready to be properly photographed however, for now, that's all for today from me, time to get dinner ready ( lasagne tonight πŸ˜‹ ) and can't wait for my boy to come home from school!! Have a super fab day everyone, especially to those who's day has just begun.

Hugs,
xx


Best way to wake up!

Love waking up to the warm glow of sunrise coming through my bedroom window. 

The best way to wake up to the world besides being showered with kisses by my little boy! This morning was extremely bright and orange and all so amazing!! 

I had to jump out of bed (at 6:30) to take pics..and for those who know me well knows I'm so not a morning person at all but this was way too awesome to miss and stay in bed...


.....and an hour later, it's raining!!  


I'm ok with that, what do I expect right, I live in Melbourne! Besides, I have a whole day to myself to spend in my sewing room!!! yeah, now lets see what I can get done today...

Sunday, 26 February 2017

✨✨ Angels are all around...✨✨

Hi All,It's another month gone, my how fast are we getting through the days this year!?  You might have noticed my creativity space has slowed down a bit this month since my little boy is back at school and I'm back at work.  I am however grateful that I can still have a little time to spend in my sewing room, continue to make bears and now dolls.This month, I'm so thrilled that my new girl "Fleur" found new home and I'm super excited about creating my next girl.  
Here is a sneak peek of my next girl's eye lids.  Just like night and day, this new girl will be the opposite of Fleur with dark brown hair and dark lids. 
I've been working on several projects on the go and while the lids were drying I started a new Jenny Bear (pic below).  It's a little bit of a struggle giving my time to either my bears or dolls at times! I can only imagine what it must be like with multiple kids seeking your attention! hehe
This Jenny Bear has already been spoken for and will be going to live in the US, travelling with her white Angel "Boo" (below left).   I sure will miss these babies and so, for next Month's wallpaper, I'm featuring my white Angels...Just right click on the photo to download or for a larger photo, you can visit my flickr page instead.  Here is the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22546523@N03/?Next month,  hopefully I'll have my new girl finished and I've just started on a white Jenny Bear.  Will post some sneak peak in my Instagram and Facebook page during the week.  I will also endeavour to finish my Ben and Boo patterns so that you can also create your own guardian Angels!! ✨Last month I posted about Belle's new bed,  I'm still working on that and have just received some beautiful fabrics from Liberty of London to create a mini quilt.  I just love all the little pieces and can't wait to put them together.  It's been a very long time since I've made a quilt, I sure hope I do these fabrics justice.  Please wish me luck!Until next time,  I hope you have an awesome month ahead and keep creating!Hugs,Jenny