Tuesday, 30 September 2008

It's a Hip Hop


I can never get enough of bunnies and over the weekend, I finished a new bunny design...Please meet "HIP HOP"! He's just an adorable little thing with his big innocent and pleading eyes! HIP HOP is approximately 15cm/6 inches tall and is designed with has large bunny feet so that he can pitta patta up and down the hall ways playing Peek-a-boo with you, that is if he doesn't trip over his long bunny ears first! LOL
HIP HOP is currently listed on eBay for a 5 day auction till the 4th of October.
Here is the link to his auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360093610895

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Limited Edition JLB postcards


I'm so excited about my JLB postcards!! Yeah!!!
I've been meaning to get these done for a while and now they're finally here.
Am really pleased with how they've turned out!

They are limited additions of thirteen designs and I will not be re-printing the same ones making them great collectors items as well as lovely postcards to sent and a delight to receive! :D
They're professionally printed on heavy paper (350g/m2). The image side has a glossy finish while the back is uncoated for easy writability. They measures 148mm x 105mm and are now available in my Etsy shop :D

Friday, 26 September 2008

HARMONY


To end the week, I'll like to introduce my new little girl "Harmony" created from my latest bear pattern :D
Harmony is currently listed on eBay till the 9th of October.
Here is the link to her auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360094822278
Thank you for looking! :D

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

PATTERN EYE CANDY

I've loved beautiful stationery since I was a teeny weeny little girl and that passion is still very much alive and kicking and it has inspired me to re-package my JLB patterns! =D
While I have an insatiable passion for beautiful packaging, I also love mother earth more so I've used recycle paper where possible or paper from farmed trees to print the instructions and to give it the JLB touch, I've used a brilliant hot pink paper for the patterns. The patterns and instructions will be sealed in an ecco enveloped made from 100% Recycled paper where you can place all your cut out patterns for reuse! :D Hope you like the new look!!
ps. all my patterns are also available in PDF format and you will only need to print the required patterns pages.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

SPARKLES


Please meet my latest little bear "SPARKLES" who is full of dreams and imagination...
Dreams of running in fields of wild daisys and rainbow painted skies, of sweet cuddles and all things nice =D
SPARKLES has just been listed on eBay for a 5 day auction till Sep-28-08. Her link to her auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150297751130

Teddy Bear Banquet Part 2

Apple have arrived safe and sound and is so ready for the Ronald McDonald House Charity TEDDY BEAR Banquet & Auction. Here are the details on the event:

SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2008 @ 1:30PM
ALBANY MARRIOT, WOLF ROAD, ALBANY
1:30 REGISTRATION & AUCTION PREVIEW
2:30 AUCTION
4:30 DINNER
5:30 AUCTION FINALE & RAFFLE DRAWINGS


To make reservations or for more information contact:
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE CAPITAL REGION, INC.
139 SOUTH LAKE AVE, ALBANY, NY 12208
(518)438-2655 OR TEDDYBEARS@RMHCOFALBANY.ORG

Monday, 22 September 2008

HALLOWEEN COMES EARLY TO JLB


Celebrating Halloween early I've created my Halloween anime bear "PUMPKIN"...
Failing miserably trying to look scary so she can scare the kids (and adults too) she can't help but look delicious and cute!! :D
Pumpkin is now looking for a new home, hopefully in time to go trick-or-treat with her new family. To adopt Pumpkin please click here

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Spring Chickadees


Please meet my new Spring baby chicks "Sadie" and "Daisy"!
They are such girly girls and love to chitter chatter and girly talk alllllllllllll day, occassionally having fits of girly giggles and laughter!! Every day is a good day! :D
Sadie and Daisy are now looking for new homes. To adopt Sadie or Daisy, please click here.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

WELCOME SPRING


While eagerly waiting for Spring to arrive, I went and purchased a big bunch of cherry blossom clippings from the market to welcome Spring! They bloomed beautifully on my work table and giving me lots of inspiration! Now that Spring has arrived and she's even brought sunshine with her! :D

Little Princess


Hello! my name is "PRINCESS", I'm not a real Princess of course, I'm just named "Princess". It's a rather pretty name if I may say so myself and it certainly makes me feel very special! :D

Princess is just a little character! She is approximately 26cm/10.5 inches tall and is 5 way jointed using cotter pin joints.

Princess wears beautiful fur made from long wavey sparse mohair that has been hand dyed in a very subtle hint of pink. Very unique and making it truly one of a kind...and reminds me of pink Champagne! purp! LOL

Princess has large black German glass eyes and a dark brown embroidered nose.She is filled with quality polyflock stuffing and is a perfect size to cuddle and hold!

I've been saving this gorgeous button (another little treasure I found in Japan) for that special bear and I think it is so befitting for Princess. You should see her reaction when the sun hits those little crystals beads and reflect light from the sun onto the wall. "How pretty!!" she'll sigh excitingly and watch in awe until those little sparkles disappear. She's a special little girl indeed! :D

Princess has just been listed on eBay for a 5 day auction till the 21st of September. Here is the link to her auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150295324007

Friday, 12 September 2008

Apple!



I've just completed "APPLE", a little anime bear who will be traveling to NY for the RMHC Teddy Bear Banquet and Auction on Sunday 26th of October.
Don't panic Jan, APPLE is on her way!! :D
www.rmhcofalbany.org

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

My Lemonade Bear


With the deadline just around the corner the priority was to finish my little Lemonade bear in time for the Lemonade Bear Benefit.
You will be able to get a sneak peak of all the bears for auction at http://www.lemonadebears.com/photo.htm
tomorrow and as a treat, here's a sneak peak at my anime Lemonade Bear :D
Please meet "Lemonade 2008" =D

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Teddy Bear Banquet



A fun-filled day of teddy bears is in the making! The "RMHC 2008 Teddy Bear Banquet and Auction" has been scheduled for Sunday, October 26, 2008 in Albany, NY.
Thanks to artists from all over the world, over 100 hand-crafted teddy bears will be up for adoption, with ALL proceeds benefiting RMHC of the Capital Region.

I'm will be donating a bear for this wonderful event and will be displayed here shortly. For more information about the event, please visit www.rmhcofalbany.org or contact Jan Kurposka at jkurposka@nycap.rr.com
Thank you for your support =D

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Web server upgrade


Please meet my new baby chick "Delyla" chickadee!
She is approximately 15cm/6 inches tall and is 5 way jointed assembled using cotter pin joints. Delyla wears quality plain pile mohair in a beautiful soft lilac...soooo her colour!! :D
Delyla have complementing pretty pink colour sassy fabric for footpads.
She has a felt beak, large German glass eyes and very large rosey cheeks.
She is filled with heavy polyflock stuffing and her feet contains lead free steel shots to give her weight so that she won't topple over when she sits! LOL
Delyla is very pretty in her headscarf that I'd made made from Japanese fabric which I'd purchased from Japan! chirp chirp

Delyla is now available for adoption however, I'm currently upgrading my web server and won't be able to do any updates on my website for a little longer (not sure how long). If you are interested in adopting Delyla, please drop me an email :D

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Lemonade Bears Benefit 2008


The Lemonade Bear Benefit is on again and this week, I'll be busy creating a little anime bear for the benefit. This year, the benefit is scheduled for the 19th-21st of September..not long now! I hope you can all join me and many teddy bear artists from around the world at www.bid4bears.com . All proceeds will go to help fight childhood cancer. There will be a sneak peak of my "Lemonade Benefit" bear here in the next few days =D

A beautiful gesture...



These past few weeks, I've been busy working on a request from a lovely lady who asked me to make two bears, along with their own little companions.
She has a 3 month old daughter who will be christened in a few months and she's decided to ask her two nieces to be Godmothers. When she asks them, she would like to present them with these special bears as a symbolic representation of the event!

What a beautiful gesture!!!! working together and trying to get our ideas across to each other, we're really pleased with the result and this is what we created...above top are the Godmother bears and below them are their own little God-daughter babies.