Sunday, 2 November 2014

and the WINNERS are...

https://flic.kr/p/nMT1Gm
If life is a race
And there is an end
It is not who reaches the end first
Who wins
The winners
Are those
With patience
Who take their time
Who get out of other's way
Who do not brag or boast
If they are ahead
Who help those who have fallen
Get up
Who forgive others
Who have trampled them
Who inspire others
To keep moving forward
Those are the true winners
In the end

by Jodie Dee McGuire

I'd just discovered Jodie Dee McGuire's world on Flickr and WOW, what inspiration she provides!! Her photos are amazing with brilliant and inspirational quotes! It's all just so beautiful, please check it out when you get the chance. I bet she will make you smile! :D

I hope you've been excited as I have been, JLB's 10th birthday competition is now closed and the winners are...
First Price: Heather Segovia I also love taking a moment to enjoy my JLB Bear and Doll World. Brings great happiness to surround myself with cuteness and innocence! :D

Second Price: Sherroy Archie Lately, it's been sitting in bed watching the series bones with my Dog, Pandora and two cats, Ashes and Cleo.

Third Price: Tracey J Harris Buying a cappachino and just taking 5 mins out of everyday life just to sit somewhere quiet and relax

CONGRATULATIONS Heather, Sherroy and Tracey!! I will be in touch shortly to send you your gifts :D

Thank you all for taking the time to enter my competition and for your beautiful comments.  I hope you continue to have a simple pleasure moment each day! Thank you again and have a beautiful day! :)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

November Wallpaper ~ out in the garden

I absolutely LOVE Spring, LOVE LOVE LOVE it! There is no doubt it is my favourite season; everything that was dormant has come back to life! The birds are out singing their songs, enjoying the warmth after such a long cold Winter.  Spring really celebrates the beginning of life and not to mention the new growth in my garden and all is blooming bright and beautiful! :D

I'd decided to bring Jenny Bear and Pooch with me to work. We had a few quiet moments together in the garden during my break and I managed to take some photos for next month's wallpaper.  Jenny Bear loves getting her photos taken and even built up quite a crowed during her photo shoot! LOL

Here is November's wallpaper for you, I hope you like it and most of wall, hope you have a great month in November! :D

Oh just a gentle reminder, you have two more days left before the competition finishes..what will your simple pleasure be for the day??

Have a good one! :D

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Simple pleasures...

Hi All,
Have you entered your comment in my 10th birthday giveaway yet?? Only 14 more days to go and this is 1st prize! :D  Hope you like my new Twinkee Keychain, she's a sweet little anime bear, designed to be with you wherever you go..:)  Good luck and tell me about your simple pleasure for the day, I love to read about them. Remember, you can enter as many times as you like!

xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

*:: JLB turns 10! ::*

Jennylovesbenny turns 10 this month!

The last couple of years has been a difficult time for me and my family and it's been a huge struggle to work on JLB...and almost a year after losing my beloved Walter, we lost Benny too.   I've not been able to blog about it until now and yes,  Benny is how "JennyLovesBenny" came about. :)

JLB was no longer a bright and happy place for me, instead it filled me with sorrow and pain.  I've often felt it was time to say good bye and pack away my mohair but at the same time, I found it difficult to let go as for 8 years, it had given me such happiness and joy and plenty of memories with my beautiful furry babies.

Your lovely emails and letters also helped me to keep going, taking one day at a time with baby steps each step of the way and for that I'll like to say a BIG "THANK YOU" to you all for your amazing love and support!

Now, JLB is 10 this month and I can't believe my bear journey has lasted 10 years and WOW its been an awesome ride! :D

I hope JLB will always brighten your days and bring smiles and happiness to you. THANK YOU for your Likes on FB, for taking the time to read what I write and for your lovely emails and comments and most of all, again for your amazing support.

To celebrate Jennylovesbenny's 10th Birthday, I'll like to keep to tradition ( as I'm a traditional gal ;D) and offer a blog giveaway.  There will be three winners!

To enter, just leave a comment on Jennylovesbenny's facebook post during the next 30 days and you'll be automatically entered in the draw.  Please leave one comment and tell me what are your simple pleasures that makes you happy! My latest simple pleasure was sitting in my car, parked and just listening and enjoying my current favorite song until it was finished before stepping out to go to work. :)  

I will be using randome.org to generate a number to pick the three winners on the 1st of November.  The winners will be revealed later that day! :D
Each winner will receive a hard copy of JLB's birthday book PLUS for...

1st Prize: A Twinkee keyring (to be shown before the draw)
2nd Prize: 2 x hard copy pattern of your choice
3rd Prize: 1 x hard copy pattern of your choice
  

GOOD LUCK! :D

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

*:: OCTOBER Wallpaper is here! ::*

Hi Everyone,
I bet you thought I've forgotten about October's Wallpaper with just one day to go... ;)
Here it is, it's now ready to download, just click here or follow the link:  https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15204176189_14d06e8ecc_o.jpg

What's this I hear you say? is that a birthday photo you see?? Yes in deed...please stay tuned, I'll have something special for you tomorrow! :D

Saturday, 27 September 2014

it's going to be a beautiful day...



Good morning everyone!! I woke up to this this morning, think it's going to be a beautiful day today! Hope you have a great one too. :D

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Optimistic?

I like to be optimistic but I think last week, my post about perhaps having TWO new creations to show you was probably over optimistic!  I am still working on the other bear but I was afraid another week will go by before I have anything to show you so, instead of keeping you waiting (and besides me being extremely excited to present to you)..here is my latest...TIPADY!
 
Tipady has just been listed on in my Etsy shop.  Please follow the link:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/89201586/artist-bear-tipady-rabbit-in-day-dress?ref=shop_home_feat_4
for more photos of my Tipady Rabbit and for adoption.
Thank you again for visiting my creations! Have a great week ahead everyone! :D


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Treats for my Sweets!

 Taking a short break from sewing...it's tea time!! :D
Next week, hopefully, I'll have TWO babies to show you...and on that note, I better get back to work! ;)

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Al vida zein my lovely...

What a lovely weekend we had..the Sun was out and the Winter breeze was bearable!  I was able to take some photos of my latest Jenny Bear.  Here she is sitting in front of her little doll house, warm and snug with her new scarf. 


I won't be creating a listing for this Jenny Bear as she has found a new mummy already and is on her way to a more sunny and warm location in WA, Australia.   I've started cutting away again (hint, she's got long ears) and hopefully, I'll have a new little girl to show you soon.  Stay Tuned!

 

 Thank you again for visiting, it's always a pleasure hearing from you! :D


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Rainy days and Thursdays...

just do not work well for me unless it is a sun-shower! We don't mind that do we Jenny Bear?  We LOVE sun showers.
Well, I enjoyed snuggling up on my couch in front of the fireplace and knitting Jenny Bear her new scarf and now, I think she's complete and I'm happy with the finish.  I so wanted to take photos to show you today but my windows were overcast by the storm.  "BIG wind BIG rain" so all we could do was sit by the window sill, feeling cosy and safe. 
I will try my hardest to take a bunch of photos of my new Jenny Bear in the next couple of days.  I'm very excited for you to meet her! :D
Until then, stay warm and keep smiling! :)

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Not quite just ready yet...


Wow, it's another week already?! I can't believe how quickly the week has gone by but I tell you, I do look forward to my Thursdays where I can just sit in my studio and sew.  It's been so cold the past couple of weeks, tis nice and cosy being held up (by choice) inside but this weather is playing with my moods...I just couldn't decide on her dress!!
Here is a little peek at my latest Jenny Bear...she's not quite ready yet, something is missing and I'm yet to decide what..like I said, this weather is putting me a funny mood..indecisive mainly! 
Catch you next week! :D

Thursday, 17 July 2014

My new studio...

Hi Everyone :D
My, it's been too long and i have missed you all.  Thank you to everyone who had dropped me a message to make sure I was still ok.  The past three years has been manic and my little boy is now 3y.o!  We've moved home and I finally have my own studio again..(look above)!

I'm still not back in full swing yet but I do have 1 day a week to spend on my JLB...I can't complain, that's 1 day more than I had before.  As you can see below, a new Jenny Bear is in the making and oh yes, it feels so good to be sewing again.  Stay tuned, she's going to be a very special little girl! :D


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Cherish ME...


Cherish the people we love...

Cherish the laughter and joy...
Cherish the small things...
Cherish the moment...


"Cherish" is my latest bear design.  I started creating her before I took my time away and wasn't finished until recently.  She's been sitting patiently, waiting for her Wings!
Cherish has found a new home not too far from her birth place.  Thank you Mara for adopting Cherish!

Hugs,
Jenny
xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sneak Peek!

Here is a bear I was working on before my absence...this is just a sneak peek.  She will be available for adoption real soon! :D

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Buta! oink oink




Before introducing my new JLB friend, I would like you to meet an old JLB friend, "Buta", an anime piglet.  He was on my earlier post: "This little piggy" and was designed and created for Bear Essence back in July 2011.  Now I can also offer his pattern to you.  This little piggy is 12cm/5" tall and he is part of my "anime" collection.  Buta is only available from my Etsy shop at the moment and you can download straight away after check out! :D 
Hope you have lots of fun making your own Buta!
Hugs,
Jenny
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