Crocheted Blooms Exclusives!

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Just a handful of in-stock pieces up for grabs!

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Crocheted Blooms in Baby Teal $24.90 (Exclusive) Pending payment

5 crocheted baby teal puff flowers embellished with glass pearls. 

One piece in-stock only, no remakes, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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SOLD Crocheted Blooms in Ecru $24.90 (Exclusive)

5 crocheted puff flowers in a unique wool blend, embellished with glass pearls. 

One piece in-stock only, no remakes, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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Crocheted Blooms in Peach $24.90 (Exclusive)

5 crocheted peach puff flowers embellished with glass pearls. 

One piece in-stock only, no remakes, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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Crocheted Blooms in Blue $24.90

5 crocheted blue puff flowers embellished with glass pearls. 

One piece in-stock with limited remakes, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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SOLD  Structured Blooms in Teal $24.90 (Exclusive)

A black-teal version of the previously sold out Structured Blooms!

One piece in-stock only, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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To order, please check the following options accordingly. An invoice will be sent to you within 24-48 hours if the item is available.

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The Crocheted Blooms!

Hey girls! Here’s a super mini collection of the previously sold out crocheted floral blooms! 2 pieces are unsticks and 1 more Ivory piece is available by remake.

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Crocheted blooms is a simple statement piece that is great for daily wear! Now in 3 colors!

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Crocheted Blooms in Blue $24.90 (By remake only)

5 crocheted blue puff flowers embellished with glass pearls. 

One piece in-stock with limited remakes, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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SOLD Crocheted Blooms in Coral $24.90

5 crocheted coral puff flowers embellished with glass pearls. Perfect for that weekend outfit!

One piece instock, no remakes, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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SOLD Crocheted Blooms in Ivory $24.90

5 crocheted ivory puff flowers embellished with glass pearls. Please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

Please drop me an email if you are interested in a remake! jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com

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To order, please check the following options accordingly. An invoice will be sent to you within 24-48 hours if the item is available.

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Floral Throwbacks!

Are you ready for a #floralthrowback?

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Many of you have asked if I still make floral statement pieces since I went back to the F&B industry close to 2 years ago, and the truth is I just haven’t had the time to sit down and really get creative apart from working on a couple of customised wedding bouquets. Now, waiting to begin a new job and adventure, I finally have some time to post items I made but have been too busy to add to the store and I have listed these at very special prices. :)

A BIG THANK YOU to each one of you for your support all these years! :)

*All items shown are the actual pieces and I won’t be doing remakes at the moment.

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(Top) Crocheted Blooms in dark blue, this design is only available in Ivory at the moment.

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Crocheted Blooms in Ivory $24.90 SOLD

5 crocheted ivory puff flowers embellished with glass pearls.

Only one piece in-stock, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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The Girl Next Door $36 SOLD

This one is a mix of blush/nude pink and a medium pink combination which comes very close to the original Girl Next Door!

One piece only, no remakes once sold, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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downtoearthDown to Earth $36 SOLD

I would consider this a toned down version of “The Girl Next Door”, made with luxe satin fabric, this petite bouquet will add a floral touch to your outfit without being overly loud.

One piece only, no remakes once sold, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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kaleidoscopedreams-blueKaleidoscope Dreams (Blue) $36 SOLD

A blue variation of the original Kaleidoscope Dreams ($45) from “The Carnival Collection“. Very much toned down for daily wear!

One piece only, no remakes once sold, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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Black and Blue $36  SOLD

A remake of the previously sold out Black & Blue V3 ($45), a versatile piece that takes you from work to weekend!

One piece only, no remakes once sold, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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Coral Blooms $28 SOLD

This is for the girl who loves a pop of color! Paired with black and grey fabric, this is definitely not your usual bouquet…

One piece only, no remakes once sold, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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Poppy Party $21.90 SOLD

 The perfect piece for the weekend! These 3 blood red poppies will add a fun floral touch to that weekend outfit. Cord length is adjustable.

One piece only, no remakes once sold, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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blackbeautySOLD Black Beauty $32

Maybe color is too much for you, but that doesn’t mean you cannot accessorise with florals! This Black Beauty is classy and the bow lends a preppy vibe to the piece, just don’t go black on black.

One piece only, no remakes once sold.

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Psychedelic Blooms $36 SOLD

This experimental piece is similar to the previously sold “Chunky Monkey Busy Bee”, just in my favourite color combinations. Heads will definitely turn with this one!

One piece only, no remakes once sold, please take note that colors may reflect differently on screen.

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*Terms and conditions apply

To order, please check the following options accordingly. An invoice will be sent to you within 24-48 hours if the item is available.

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Let’s Get Cosy!

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See ya later alligator pencil case $27.90

Measures approximately 26cm x 9.5cm with zip closure. Kids would love this one!

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Adventure Time Jake Card Holder $11.90

Measures approximately 7.5cm x 10.5cm, top slit to attach a lanyard.

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Lomo Camera card holder $24.90

Measures approximately 10cm x 8.5cm, back flap with button closure and side loop to attach lanyard or keyring.

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Crocheted Strawberry Coin Pouch $11.90

Measures approximately 8.5cm x 8.5cm (laid flat), back button closure.

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*Terms and conditions apply

To order, please check the following options accordingly. An invoice will be sent to you within 24-48 hours if the item is available.

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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

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

Sponsored Review : Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water

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Is it possible for one product to remove make up, soothe, brighten, soften and disinfect your skin while minimising pores all at once? Sounds impossible right? But that is exactly what Bioré’s New Micellar Cleansing Water claims to do.

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The Watery Micellar Technology effectively dissolves and lifts of all makeup including mascara and eyeliner and Natural Mineral Water from the Northern Japanese Alps provide for a gentle and soothing formula. The cleanser is enriched with Collagen and White Tea Extract to give you brighter, softer and suppler skin while the anti-bacterial formula helps prevent pimples and breakouts, and minimises pores for a clearer and more refined complexion.

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But does it really do what it claims to?

I have sensitive skin and after using this for over a week, I have had no problems with the cleanser, even without rinsing off since this is a no-rinse cleanser. The only challenge is getting all the mascara fibres out. It takes way over 5 seconds of holding the cotton pad over my eyes to remove my mascara but that is pretty much the only tiny draw back. I would choose this over my current facial wipes because this does not sting if I happen to get it in my eyes and when I remove my mascara with the pre-soaked facial wipes, it stings every single time!

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So how well does it remove a pile of make up?

I piled on BB cream, eye shadow, blusher, the works.. To use,

• Pump an appropriate amount onto cotton pad
• Use soaked cotton pad to gently wipe off makeup
• For eye makeup, place soaked cotton pad onto closed eyes and hold for 5 seconds before gently wiping it off
• Repeat until all makeup is removed, and cotton pad is clean

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And this is the difference after a couple of wipes. To totally remove all make up, you’d need about 4-5 cotton pads depending on how much make up you use.

It leaves no oily or sticky feeling at all, but it does leave skin feeling clean, refreshed and hydrated. As I mentioned, rinsing is not required so this is a perfect product for those of you who get lazy with removing make up after a long night out. I personally prefer to wash with my foaming cleanser afterwards for a more thorough clean and to make sure I have nothing “foreign” left on my face. Just make sure you follow through with toner and moisturiser to avoid drying out your skin!

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Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water retails at $18.90 and is available in all pharmacies, hypermarkets and supermarkets, and major departmental stores.

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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Sam The Dog (Link to pattern included)

A couple weeks back I was wrecking my brains trying to figure out what to gift to my niece who was turning 1, so I scoured through Pinterest and found a pattern for a “Sausage dog” designed by Michele Wilcox. I knew it’d be perfect since the body was perfect for tiny toddler hands!

Meet Sam the Dog!

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I was a little skeptical about using such contrasting colors initially but I like how it turned out!

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WOOOOOFFFFF!

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I can’t remember how long it took to complete, but you can definitely work this in under 3 hours.

Get the pattern for Sam the dog here!

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If you are interested in the frames I used in this post, I got them from Scrappy Cocoa a long time back. I’m pretty sure you’ll still be able to find the set of 7 still available for (free) download, otherwise feel free to drop me an email and I’ll be glad to send you the digital files!

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Toodles!

Have a great weekend ahead everyone! xx

SHOP : Mini Minions & Cosies!

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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