Cupcake Party!

Who doesn’t love a cupcake party? Stash away your little knick knacks in this secret cupcake holder! (Largest cupcake and cupcake keyring sold) 20140727_143915

Small Crocheted Novelty Cupcake $16.90 (pictured front left)

Made with an upcycled metal lip balm tin with snap closure. Measures approximately 6.5cm x 5.5cm.

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The Medium Crocheted Novelty Cupcake is made with an upcycled plastic container with screw cap. Measures approximately 7cm x 7cm.

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Medium Crocheted Novelty Cupcake (pictured right) $22.90

 

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The Bigger Plan.

“….I believe everything happens for a reason and is all part of a bigger plan. Everything has its own time and place, and I believe I am where I should be.” – New Year’s Day 2015.

4 weeks later, I am certain that everything that has happened in my life has led me to where I am and where I am supposed to be. Along the way, I learnt many life lessons, it wasn’t an easy transition after working from home for some 8 years, in fact, I never realised that it has been so long. What have I been doing the past 8 years? What if I did things differently? What if I led a different lifestyle and I never left the F&B industry in the first place?

Questions, too many to answer but I know one thing for sure; if I had lived any differently, I probably wouldn’t have met the people I got to meet, and the one thought that makes me cringe, what if I didn’t meet Robin? Thankfully, I did.

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Us during NYE 2011

The truth is, in life you need that one person who doesn’t give up on you even when you’re close to giving up on yourself. Someone who sees your potential, someone who keeps pushing you to be a better person and doesn’t hesitate to tell you that you’re not being the best you can be. It can be hard to take in, but we need that truth.

Thank you for being that person for me, love.

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The lights at Absinthe.

All these years I took so much for granted, that I would get a job easily with my qualifications for one. It turned into a 6 month long journey before I found THE JOB I was looking for. Sure I got offers, but interview after interview, I realised those jobs wouldn’t put me in the right direction, I wouldn’t grow the way I want to, so I kept looking. I always enjoyed doing events, so I decided I would pick up where I left off. There were times when I felt lost and on the verge of falling back into complacency, but I made a decision and I was going to stick it out no matter what. I learnt not to readily accept everything that falls into my lap if it won’t help me grow, I learnt to not let people determine and tell me what I am worth. I learnt that I should never settle for comfortable, and if things get comfortable, it means that it is time for a new challenge. Today, I am in Reservations & Events for the TRE Group, handling reservations and events for Absinthe Restaurant Franςais which is located at Boat Quay.

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Absinthe’s outdoor terrace by day. It’s a lovely place to be and especially so in the evening.

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Where will this new adventure take me? Only time will tell, but I will put my best foot forward, every day. No job is easy, but having a job you enjoy waking up to and excelling at makes all the difference.

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My daily view, the office at 46 Bukit Pasoh.

Some of you may wonder, what about the store?

The store is still “operating”. Orders for in-stock items are mailed out on a daily basis since I pass a post box on the way to the office every morning. Customisations will take more time though, for custom orders please email me at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com.

For those who may have missed the update, the store is now at http://jeanine-gabrielle.myshopify.com

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Mini Amineko in Mustard $32.90 (London bus not included)

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Q : Do you still customise wedding bouquets?

A : Yes I do, however due to the limited free time I have on weekends, it is advisable to order at least 6 months in advance.

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A previous custom bouquet of roses and peonies.

Since we’re on the topic of flowers and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, what IS everyone up to this Valentine’s? I definitely won’t be having a Valentine’s date since Robin will be out of town but if you haven’t made plans with your significant other yet, may I suggest you join me at Absinthe Restaurant Franςais?

Full details in my next post! :)

Absinthe Restaurant Franςais is located at 72 Boat Quay. Tel : 62229068

Shop With Me on Carousell!

It is that time of the year again, when I make it a point to reorganise, spring clean, and decide if I am going to wear all those neglected clothes I have hanging in my cupboard and others stashed in drawers and boxes. This year, while cleaning, I realised that apart from a whole pile of clothes that need to go, I also have a couple pairs of shoes that don’t fit or that I just changed my mind about. I decided to sell them for cheap on Carousell.

Well, here’s what I have listed so far.

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“Party heels, anyone?”

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Follow me for updates on new items! https://carousell.co/jeaninegabrielle

If you are interested in an item but do not live in Singapore, feel free to contact me (jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com) and I will gladly work out the international shipping costs for you. :)

 

Not Your Average Ring Pillow

I’ve made a handful of ring pillows since I started working on wedding customisations. The most challenging one was the airforce plane I worked on some time last year; or so I thought. I received a request to have a ring pillow made to resemble a Hermès Birkin Bag. My initial thoughts were far from optimistic. It was a bag well-known for it’s detailed craftsmanship, how would I be able to replicate it, in a mini version no less?

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I spent hours studying the structure of the bag through photos from every angle I could find. It was no easy feat, but I did it, eventually. As they say, there’s nothing you cannot achieve if you put your heart and mind to it. Your brain will find a way to work things out if you are determined enough.

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Black Hermès Birkin Bag Ring Pillow

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I did a “mock up” so I could tweak the design and make sure it was feasible. The details show better on the green piece compared to the black. Personally, the green trumps the black; green just seems to have that Kate Spade “vibe”. It is ready to use as a ring pillow, or if you’re a huge fan of the Birkin, this definitely makes a cute keepsake.

If you’re interested to purchase it, feel free to send me an email at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com

Take a leap of Faith..

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

– Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever.

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The above bouquet is my latest pride and joy, carefully created for Daphne whose solemnisation ceremony takes place this weekend. I can’t wait to see photos from her wedding!

This one took a real leap of faith, with not much to go on, I decided to do something completely different from what I have done with other bouquets so far, and I am so happy that the bride loves the bouquet as much as I do. Soft and airy chiffon peonies, lush roses and my first attempt at the tricky ranunculus, all handmade from scratch, and it was completely worth all the work.

If you’d like to view more photos of this bouquet, they are available here. Please contact me at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com at least 2-3 months in advance if you are interested in a handmade bouquet for your wedding that will last forever, along with memories from your BIG DAY!

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Cupcake Party!

NEW ADDITIONS UNDER $30
+ UP TO 20% OFF SELECTED IN-STOCK COSIES!

I owe everyone my sincerest apologies for all the inconveniences caused due to the store move.

To cut a long story short, there was some misunderstanding/miscommunication with Yahoo with regards to the domain cancellation and re-registration process. Not only are they holding on to my domain (jeaninegabrielle.com), they have since completely ignored all my emails and emails that the Shopify gurus have sent them! (How’s that for professionalism, huh?) According to a domain check, they are not letting it go until 2015. I am just going to stick with the Shopify URL to avoid yet another URL change, until I get my domain back, or not.

Please update your bookmarks to jeanine-gabrielle.myshopify.com
For enquires, feel free to email me at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com

No more store URL changes for the next year, promise! I hope you girls will enjoy the new cart system, you can also create a user account to keep track of your purchases. :)

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I’ve always wanted to create an “Apartment” line for everything and anything that’ll add fun to your homes, so I did! It’s a humble selection but watch it grow with time! For now, snag Check these super cute upcycled cupcake containers and handmade ring boxes. Feel free to suggest items you’d like to see in this section, I always value your inputs!

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– SHOP APARTMENT –

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If you’ve been eyeing these adorable passport cosies, it’s time to grab them now! Up to 20% off on selected in-stock pieces.

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See you in store! xx

Minions on the loose!

Minion spotted in the garden!

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This is a garden themed pen holder that doubles up as a trinket/jewellery holder I customised for Calista for gifting. Decorated with crochet flowers, a butterfly and a juicy pink strawberry!

A great way to brighten up any office desk or vanity table!

minionholderThe medium sized minion can be ordered (here) and the “Okay? Okay.” earstuds can be ordered (here)

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The Minion is removable to be enjoyed as a plush, so these guys took their turns with garden duty!

I made Carl without a pattern and it took a bit of figuring out but I absolutely love how he turned out! Bee do bee do bee do! (Carl is not for sale though.)
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This owl will be listed for sale separately! Hoot hoot!

PS: I am trying out Shopify’s two week trial since I am unable to manage the current store on Yahoo due to technical incompatibilities, and will update again if that goes well.

If you’d like a custom order of something similar, feel free to drop me an email at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com as jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com may possibly be terminated if/when I move over to Shopify. I might be able to reinstate it but you can always reach me on Gmail! :)

Meanwhile, have a great weekend everyone! xx

“Okay?” “Okay.”

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Image from Shauna Granger

Last week I picked up a new read, John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” and I couldn’t resist making these inspired earstuds!

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Okay? Okay. earstuds $5/pair excluding shipping.

These earstuds are hand drawn and measure approximately 1.7cm x 1.3cm.

All prices are in Singapore dollars.

SHOP : Mini Minions & Cosies!

Update!

I’ve slightly tweaked the Minion’s eyes and goggles and here’s how they look! A tad neater, yes? :)

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“Bye guys!”

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If you’re following me on Instagram (@jeaninegabrielle #jeaninegabrielle), you would have seen these guys popping up in my photos once in awhile, and now they’re finally ready to find forever homes! Each one is carefully handmade with lots of love in a smoke and pet-free home.

Due to the handmade nature of the products, details may vary from piece to piece.

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These guys enjoy picking strawberries once in a while.

Please note that berries and all other “props” featured in this post are sold separately.

In this post, mini Minions and cosies sized up for your cards, phones and passports!

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You’ll find the order form for these items at the end of the post, enjoy the photos! :)

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This little guy is such a cutie!

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This smaller than palm-sized minion wants to go everywhere you go! Perfect for a minion photo bomb anytime, anywhere.

Add on loop and chain and use as a bag charm at no additional cost. Please indicate when ordering.

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Looks like someone got into trouble with the pony. UH-OH.

This rainbow mane pony has been sold, will not be doing exact remakes.

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*Please note that the in-stock piece for the small sized Minion is in dark blue. Please order a remake if you want one in lighter blue.

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Double scoop ice cream bag charm sold separately, look out for it in a separate post coming up!

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What a good buddy! Squish squish squish!

It really is quite therapeutic, a good excuse to keep one on your work desk.

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Pick from three fun sizes!

Super mini minion approximately 4.5cm tall S$14 // Small minion approximately 7cm tall $18 // Medium minion approximately 10cm tall $22

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Whether you’re a frequent business traveller or planning a family trip this June holiday, why not get a new travel buddy? This bright and cheery Minion passport cosy will keep you company wherever you’re headed on your next trip!passportcosy-minion

Minion passport cosy S$32

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Minion card cosy S$18 (right)

Fed up with having to take out your EZ-link card every time you take public transport because you have too many cards that cause errors? Hold your cards separately with this adorable Minion card cosy! Top “slot” for attaching to lanyards, great for kids!

Minion phone cosy S$28 (left)

In-stock piece measures 8.5cm by 14cm. Inner width is approximately 7.8cm.

Will it fit?

If you are unsure if your phone will fit, simply add up the sum of your phone’s (width + thickness) and compare that against the inner width measurement provided. Still not sure? Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com

Additional charges apply for larger phones and tablets.

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These guys are waiting eagerly to find their new homes!

Because I turn 29 this month, all local orders above $29 will enjoy free normal postage! (Not applicable for payments made via Paypal)

To order, simply complete this form, an invoice will be sent to you within 24hours. Thank you!

On a side note, if any of you are wondering why the store @ jeaninegabrielle.com has not been updated in ages, it’s cause I have no technical access to it to make changes! Yahoo Sitebuilder runs only on Windows and I use a Mac, and since my Parallels refused to work and I haven’t been able to fix it, I’m in the midst of looking for alternative options. If any of you have good ideas on how I can move the store to another provider or how I can host my WordPress blog on my domain please do let me know, but for now all updates will be here on the blog! xx

A Carnival Update!

If you missed the Carnival Collection launch in March, fret not!

Kaleidoscope Dreams is now available by remake! Only 4 3 remake slots available at the moment so send in your order before it sells out again.

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Kaleidoscope Dreams – $45

Remakes will be shipped out within a week after payment is received.

The highlight of The Carnival Collection! Many of you have been asking for brighter, bolder colors, I hope this is what you girls imagined and more. Definitely a happy go-to piece!

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  • Orders will be processed on a first comment basis, all comments will be moderated.
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  • Please note that invoices will be sent out on a FIRST COMMENT BASIS, if payment is not made within the stated period, the slot will go to the next interested person.

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  •  Prices listed do not include shipping costs. Items priced at $45 and above ship for free within Singapore by normal mail, AM mail/registered mail would be an additional charge of $2.80.
  • For orders below $45, the standard shipping costs apply. $2 for normal mail and $4 for registered mail.
  • Colors may reflect differently due to different screen settings, do allow for slight color variations. The pieces almost always look better in real life. :)

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