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 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!


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!


Hello my friends, it's been a while I know...
I hope you've all been well.  I'd like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to write to me during my absence, for your concerns and your continuing support.  I'd needed to be away for my family but am back now and am ready to make you smile again. :) 
I hope I can delight you with my happy characters once more and of course Jenny Bear's simple pleasure adventures!

Stay tuned! I shall have a new pattern to offer you very shortly!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sponsor: Jenny's Tea Party!

Only 1 day, 6 hours and 1 minute to go before my long walk!! I'm very excited about it but at the same time, can't wait to get it over and done with!! :D The team and I walked 40km a couple of weeks ago and into the night during the last couple of hours. Let me say, I didn't like walking in the dark especially through the steep up hill slopes of the rain forest with the fern and tree branches smacking me in the face from my fellow team member walking in front of me! hehe
I think I fair pretty well after 40kms with only my little toe blistered like a red grape and my right heal blistered like no pediatrics would like to touch!! LOL Having said that 40km is far from the 100km which we're about to test our walking sticks with but we will certainly do our very best to finish. Just before the big day, I must thank all my family, friends and customers who has made a donation. Thank you so much Heather (my No.1 fan) for sponsoring me with her newly created "Jenny's Tea Party" Facebook page. "Jenny's Tea Party" is Heather's own collection of JLB bears. It's such a delightful place to be with lots of gorgeous photos taken by Heather herself. Best of all, it is open to everyone so please pop on by to "Jenny's Tea Party" and join in the fun! :D

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


This year, my friends (Tisha, Rachel, Ben) and I have signed up for the 2012 Oxfam Trailwalker challenge. Our aim is to complete the 100km walk within 48 hours and also raise $5000 for the Oxfam charity. Please help support me and my friends by donating as much or little as you can. Just visit our teampage below which we be updated as we meet and train. Any amount over $2 is tax deductible. Our Team number is 105 and our name is "Proving Them Wrong" but it soon shall be ...

"OMG What did I get myself into!" heck, we might not be able to prove anyone wrong but you can be assured we will do our darnedest!!

To also help raise money for our team, I'm offering a space on my blog to advertise your banner/logo for just $25 and for $50 you will also get a featured blog post. The logo will be on the side bar as you can see on the right. It will be put up once sponsorship money is received until the end of the walk date 23rd of April.

What do your sponsorship mean to people need?
$20 is enough to buy a blackboard, improving the quality of education in a poor community in Cambodia.

$50 is enough for a Sri Lankan community to grow and nurture a sustainable, communal vegetable garden.

$80 can help pay for a women's crisis centre in Papua New Guinea, providing vulnerable women and their children with a safe place.

$110 can provide training for a Malawian farmer in new techniques that helps make the land more productive. For many more examples visit the Oxfam Australia website at

This space is for everyone and not just bear artists...if you have a business or just a website or blog to promote. Sponsorship money can be debited directly into the Oxfam account through my team page

If you would be interested in becoming a sponsor, just email me for more details. Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested. Thanking you in advance and please wish us luck! :D

Monday, 2 January 2012

❤ Happy New Year in 2012 ❤

Happy New Year to you all! 2011 was certainly a challenging year for hubby and I. With extreme highs and lows, we experienced great sorrow with the loss of our precious little Walter and also great joy with the arrival of our beautiful baby boy Daniel...I hope the year wasn't too taxing on you and 2012 will hold much happiness! :-) Keeping up with the monthly 'tradition' is the JLB calendar wallpaper downloads and I'm a couple of days late but I hope you like what I have created for you. To download your copy, just click here.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

peek a boo...

Every bear is taking a long time at the moment as my days are mostly spent with my baby boy Daniel and peek a boo is Daniel's favourite game at the moment!! :D  Here is a sneak peek at my new Tipady from the Day dress series which I've been making for a while...Tipady has just been adopted and will be going to Baltimore, US to live with her new mommy! :D listed in my shop, for lots more photos of Tipady and adoption details, please visit

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day and are enjoying the holiday season :-)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

** Merry Christmas! **

Wishing you and your families a Very Merry Christmas. Have a blessed and wonderful New Year in 2012 and thank you for your support over the years!
Love, Jenny and Benny xx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

It's all so Peachi!!

Please meet my little chickadee chick "Peachi" whom has been in the making for the past 3 weeks. Life's been very busy with Daniel and any time I get to sew is a premium! It will take me longer but I will still be sewing and create new bears when I can. 
"Peachi" will be my last bear for the year as Christmas is fast approaching and time for me to get ready and plan for Daniel's first Christmas! :D

Peachi is now looking for a new home, please visit my shop for more photos of Peachi and adoption details.  It's a lovely cool Summer's day in Melbourne and certainly the feeling of Christmas is in the air...Hope you're having a great day wherever you are :D

Thursday, 1 December 2011

❤ December 2011 wallpaper ❤


Monday, 28 November 2011

❤ Walter's garden ❤

 ahh....I just LOVE Spring time.  The gardens are full of colour with flowers in full bloom and sweet scents of their perfume in the air.  Though I've never been a big fan of petunias, because I have to replace them each year, mum convinced me that these cascading petunia's (which she potted) would look fabulous on my balcony once they are in full bloom.  Each year, it's been such a struggle to grow anything on my balcony, too hot, too sunny, too windy...and for me too much work! tee hee.  I'm what my mum would call a lazy gardener, someone who wants their garden to look nice, expect plants to just grow like 'now' without having to put in the hard work. and no patients!  "But to make anything beautiful, one must put in the hard work and have patients" explains old wise one! ;P
Of course, not always but in this instance, she was right.  It was her hard work and guidance that these flowers are looking so beautiful.  I do love how the cascade of petunia's make me feel every time I set my eyes upon them.   It's relaxing and they make me happy but also with a tinge of sadness and heavy heart. I only wished my Walter was still with us as I'd wanted to create a beautiful balcony garden for him.  My balcony garden is still not complete but I know he would have loved it the way it is now...   
From this...
to this...
 to this and above (first pic)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

❤ Special requests from the boys... ❤

Please meet Snippet the snail, designed and created especially for Heather by her love Jereme!  Lucky for Snippet, Spring arrived just as she was born. She was able to spend many hours looking out the window and watching the flowers bloom...which reminds me...time to show you how my petunia's are doing!! See you tomorrow! :D
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