#sketchbookclub – Jennie Maizels

Who remembers having a sketchbook full of colourful and exciting sketches?

I do and I’m talking many moons ago…

Jennie Maizels is an amazing children’s book Illustrator who has a range of 3D books, iron patches and many more exticing products.

We was delighted to be invited to take part in the online sketchbook club

Jennie guides you through the creation of your own sketchbooks. An inspirational and varied idea is provided for each page with detailed instruction and video demonstration along with tips on techniques and materials.

Proven to result in sketchbooks that all ages will be proud of.

Checkout the video below for more information:


Stay tuned for updates on how I’m getting on with my projects..

back to school

It’s that time again..days are getting shorter and weather  (not that it was a great summer) is getting chilly.

It’s an exciting time here at beeniebuds&co HQ, our little beeniebud will be in Year One!   So we have pick Top 5 products that are a must have for school!

We would like to also introduce Tootsa Macginty AW15 Collection.

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ESK 3-Way Reversible Jacket  available in two colours Loch Blue and Ivy Green. A colourful, waterproof body, with bright rainbow colour blocking on the back and reflective piping and panel. Safety and stylish in-one!

Available sizes 1 – 6 years


The 3 in 1 feature includes:

1. A  jacket with warm woollen tartan and faux sheepskin lining.

2. The sleeves are removable with zips

3. Transforming into a fab reversible gilet.


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1. Rock and Pebble  – The Dollhouse Book

“Doodle Fun”

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2. Mibo – The Safari Set

“Read Along”


3. Jennie Maizels – Alphabet Iron-On Patches

“Personalise That Book Bag”


4. Kiko+ – Gatcha Gumball Machine

“Up Those Math Skills”


5. Hansel From Basel – Zig Zag Wool Bag

“Trendy Mama On The School Run”






46% of Brits have experienced unkind messages online

Scientific research claims being kind to others can reduce stress levels

A new Hello Kitty Twitter app hopes to combat negativity online, after nearly
half the nation revealed they have seen or received unkind messages on social media.

Hello Kitty is campaigning for the nation to do #OneKindThing,
whether by using the #OneKindThing app to share messages of kindness
on social media, or via small acts of kindness.

Users sign up via Twitter, the free web application then shares
friendly messages on their Twitter feed, helping inspire others to
also do #OneKindThing for a friend or stranger. Users are able to
share a Hello Kitty image alongside the post, or change their profile
photo and cover picture to show support. Tweeters are then encouraged
to share posts and retweet to help spread kindness far and wide on
social media.

According to scientific research, being kind to others can elevate endorphins, as well as releasing hormones to reduce stress levels.Coinciding with Hello Kitty’s campaign for kindness this summer, the new app encourages Brits to continue to do one kind thing and improve their health in the process.


‘‘People who are kind to their friends, family and strangers become happier and healthier in the long run. These simple acts of kindness can benefit the heart,
reduce anxiety and make everyone a much happier human being. Our
country flourishes when people look out for each other and that is
what Hello Kitty hopes to inspire with the One Kind Thing campaign.’

To use the #OneKindThing twitter app, visit onekindthing.eu