Friday, 31 October 2008

SEASONS GREETING SAM IS COMING


Season Greeting postcards are on their way to the JLB studio...
I'm thinking, these postcards would make great Chrissy cards to send out this Christmas instead of traditional greeting cards but I do love collecting postcards and am guilty of sending them to myself...and the look I get from my friendly postman!LOL

I will be listing these postcards along with my new designs as soon as they arrive. They are limited, pre-orders welcome!!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Rainy days are my favourite time for tea!


I do LOVE rainy days, specially when it pours down with rain creating a cascade of water running down my windows...and of course I'm nice and cosy indoors! :D
It's my favourite time to have that cup of tea..my favourite time to read a book and a favourite time to snuggle up in my favourite blanket with Walter next to me. I find the sound of rain quite comforting and today was one of those days..well, it lasted 10 minutes but it was still a delight to me. Today is also the day Rayne was born and you can probably guess how her name came about! :D
She's a sweet girly bear made from beautiful and what I call 'pink champagne' pile mohair. Soft and gentle and very comforting, especially on rainy days, getting snuggled up with you in your favourite blanket! :D
Rayne is now available for adoption from my website.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

personalised notepad



Am still having a ball with these new personalised notepads.
They make great gifts for friends, just like Liz who felt the same and ordered one for each of her friends! :D Will try to create new designs for the xmas season! stay tuned!

NOV 08 WALLPAPER


Many of you have emailed to ask for my permission to use my photos on your desktop and I must say I'm so delighted that you do and of course, thank you for asking! :D
This gave me an idea to create a monthly JLB wallpaper/calender so that you don't have to make do with low resolution photos on your screen.
I've just finished my first JLB wallpaper, just in time for November!!! Here is the link for you to download: http://www.jennylovesbenny.com/CustomerFiles/JLBSEP08WALL.jpg
I hope you like it!! :D

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

ROSALIE on eBay


ahh...Rosalie, an anime bunny created from gorgeous beautiful long wavey and ever soft kid mohair! She's also adorable in her lovely hat made from crochet trims atop with metal flower which I'd found during my shopping trip in Japan :D
Rosalie is now available for adopting from my shop

Monday, 27 October 2008

POPA PATTERN



NEW - Popa's pattern
"Popa" is a fairly large bear and he is approximately 35cm/14 inches tall. Made from beautiful grey pile sparse mohair with rich brown colour backing. Popa's feet and paws are created from brown suede to complement his fur. He is fully jointed, assembled using cotter pin joints and large hand blown black German glass eyes. Popa has a black embroidered nose and his face and paws has been air brushed with tones of grey.

"Bobin" is an adorable cub and a very loving one too. He is approximately 16cm/6.5 inches long. Made from lovely quality white sparse mohair, his feet is white ultra suede. Bobin is 5 way jointed using cotter pin joints and has a wobbly head, assembled using wobbly pins.
"Bobin" has a small brown embroidered nose and hand blown black German glass eyes. His ears and paws has also been air brushed to give texture and character...just like his papa!
"Popa" and "Bobin" is stuffed with polyflock stuffing and a felt bag of steel shots for
added weight.

Popa's e-pattern is NOW AVAILABLE from my shop and you will also get Bobin's epattern with it. That way, you can now make your own Popa and Bobin :D

Saturday, 25 October 2008

HARUMI はるみ


Please meet my new little girl whom I've named "Harumi" はるみ which means Spring beauty! Such a pretty name and I thought it was very fitting for this very girly girl! :D
Harumi is created from my latest bear designs. I've also dabbled a little with jewellery making and created a heart locket and chain for her to wear. She would love it if you place your photo there, that way she can carry it close to her heart always!! :D
Harumi can now be adopted directly from my shop.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


OMG! I've been so busy this month with not sure what that I almost forgot jennylovesbenny turns 5 this month!! :-o
I can't believe it's been 5 years since I ventured into this path of bears and it all began when I received my first 'hand-made' bear from my dear friend Brigitte...that was the first time I heard about artist bears...and one weekend, looking for something to do, hubby heard on the radio about the Kensington Teddy fair and off we went...My artist bear world was born the minute I stepped foot into Kensington town hall...I started by creating and make my own bears, initially for friends and when I returned home to Australia I quit my job and became a full time bear artist and with a blink of an eye, Jennylovesbenny is now 5y.o!! :D
It's been a wonderful journey so far and it has certainly kept me very busy and more importantly, very happy! :D

Thank you all for your continuing support, I wouldn't be here without you. I hope to continue to bring you smiles for years to come yet :D

A GIFT TO YOU FROM ME...



To celebrate JLB's 5th birthday I'm giving away Sunday pattern...I've even included instructions on how to make his recycle sock jumper. To get his free pattern, please click on the link below.
http://www.jennylovesbenny.com/FREEPATTERNS/SUNDAY.pdf
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the pattern.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download a free copy at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Please make sure your Adobe print setting is set to: Select "Page Scaling" = to shrink to Printable area and print. I hope you enjoy :D
PLEASE NOTE* The pattern is for your personal use only, feel free to make Sunday for yourself and for friends and family, it is not for resell.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

LITTLE PINK

Please meet my new anime bear "little Pink", she's a cheeky young thing!! Little Pink is created from my Anime Sugar pattern and is approximately 13cm/5 inches tall. She is 5 way jointed assembled using cotter pin joints and wears beautiful long sparse soft pink mohair. Little Pink has a small dark brown embroidered nose and big rosey cheeks. She has large black German glass eyes and is filled with quality polyflock stuffing.
Please note* - Little Pink comes with Mr. Egg's cosy hat
Mr. Egg and his egg cup is not included in this listing. He'll definitely be stopped at customs and I dare not think what Little Pink will get up to with her cheeky games in quarantine!!
............

Little Pink is currently being auctioned on eBay till the 27th of Oct. Please click on the link to take you to her auction: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150305349893
Here's a very short story from little Pink...I hope you enjoy it :D Little Pink have now found a new home with Shantell and will be traveling to the US.

oh...what a nice hat!
I think it looks better on me...


don't you agree?

don't worry Mr. Egg, I will keep you warm :D

OUT OF EGGS :(


What's an Egg Cosy without an egg!?? One very sad me! :(
Just as I was preparing to take photos for my new listing I "eggscitedly" went to get an egg when hubby says..."we have no eggs". Stopped short in my tracks I shot him the "what" look...he continues to say calmly.."used it all last night" then formed a little uncertain smile. I cannot remember the last time I was sooooooooo disappointed with no eggs in the house :(
Little Pink will have to wait till I go shopping tonight for more eggs so that I can tell her little story...stay tuned! :D

Friday, 17 October 2008

IT'S A PANDA CUB


It's warm and sunny in Melbourne and it certainly has a lazy Friday feel about the day! Today, I'm ending the week with a black and white panda..."Dau Dau" my little panda cub sits quietly posing for me in bright natural sunlight and occasionally basking in the sunshine...it's a beautiful day! :D
Dau Dau is currently being auctioned on eBay till the 22nd of Oct. Please click on the link to take you to his auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360098793548

Thursday, 16 October 2008

We can never have enough "angels"!


Finally, I'm using my new camera to take photos of my bears..and I'm loving these new pics of Angel :D I've just re-listed Angel on eBay for a 5 day auction until the 20th of October.
Please click on the link below to take you to her auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360098199810

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Spring Chickadee - DAISY on eBay

Spring baby chick "Daisy"...
Approximately 15cm/6 inches tall, she is 5 way jointed assembled using cotter pin joints. Daisy have large black German glass eyes and very large rosey cheeks.

Daisy wears beautiful "lemon squash" mohair and have baby pink sassy fabric footpads.

Daisy has a bright yellow felt beak and is just adorable in her pretty pink headscarf that I'd made from Japanese pokka dot fabric which I'd especially ordered from Japan!

Daisy is a very warm and loving baby chick and is now available from my shop.

Monday, 13 October 2008

JLB patterns at Woodend!


Lucinda from Lucy's Bears and Bows now carry a large range of my patterns and she will be travelling around Victoria attending teddy shows during the year. Lucinda will be at the up coming Woodend Teddy Show on the 26th October from 10am -4pm. Address is St Ambrose Hall Woodend. Don't be shy to say 'Hi'! she's just lovely and will be more than happy to help. For more information on the Woodend Teddy Show, please visit their website http://www.woodendteddybearshow.com/

Friday, 10 October 2008

A Sunday Bear

Please meet an old friend of mine...the original Sunday!!
Sunday loves nothing better than to laz around and do absolutely NOTHING!!...hmmm that's my kind of Sunday :D
Sunday is one of my earlier designs and have been part of my personal collection since the day I’d created him. Now he's looking for a new home....Sunday has been re-listed on ebay for a 5 day auction with no reserve till the 22nd of October. Here is his link below:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360098788275

Thursday, 9 October 2008

JUNI AND BLUE

Whilst Walter is tired and taking his afternap, I managed to finish her beanie! Please meet my new bear "Juni" and her little anime bear "blue"...Juni is created from my 'natalie' pattern with slight modifications to her body and Blue is created from my 'twinkee' pattern. Both Juni and Blue will be listed on eBay for a 5 day auction tonight. Will update her link shortly :D
Juni and Blue is currently being auctioned on eBay till the 14th of Oct. Please click on the link to take you to her auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360096374819

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Knitting a beanie for JUNI

I've been saving this beautiful yarn for a while...well, just been waiting for 'the' bear to come along to inspire me to knit something. This beautiful yarn was a gift by Jennie Lee (yap, not a typo) another Jennie Lee of bitsiebrand who hand spun it herself!! cool huh!

As usual...Walter likes to get his nose into everything I do...c'mon Walter, mummy don't need you licking my needles! hehe

oh look...he's having a sulk now...I can just imagine what he must be thinking!! "you don't love me!!"
...go get your ball and mummy play ball with you!!

Yippee!!

I'm waiting...



think he's finally had enough! tee hee.. now back to my knitting :D

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

HIP HOP PATTERN


You asked for it and so you shall have it! :D
Hip Hop pattern/epattern now available from my shop!

BEAR MAKING INSTRUCTIONS


Making your Teddy Bear should be a fun experience and while it may be quite daunting for newcomers and especially first timers, here is an easy to follow instruction on how to make your own bear which I use to make all my jennylovesbenny bears. I hope you find it helpful and please feel free to email me if you need assistance or have any questions...happy sewing :D

Monday, 6 October 2008

Personalized it...


...I'm having a ball with my new stationery series!
My latest is your own JLB personalized notepad!! :D
available from stationery & supplies

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Make every day a happy day notepad


As you may noticed I regularly change my envelopes which I use to send out my paper patterns. Over the years I've received lovely messages from you about them and I'm so happy to learn some of you even collect them which makes all the effort I've put into them such a delight!! :D
A few weeks ago, I launched my own JLB postcard and today, I'm so excited to introduce my very first JLB anime "MAKE EVERY DAY A HAPPY DAY" series notepad, handmade completely by me. This is a blank notepad and can be used for notes, reminders, to do list, shopping list...or for leaving lovely messages!!
It measures 10.5cm x 15cm (A6 size) and each pad has 40 sheets which can be easily tear right off!! Attached is a ribbon to hold your pencil or pen
*pencil is not included in order to keep postage down.

The notepad was printed on recycle paper so you don't have to feel guilty about using it! and if you like I can also add a magnet to the back of the notepad so you can have it handy on your fridge!
I've just updated my website and you can purchase these notepads from my stationery and supplies webpage! :D
I will also be listing some "Walter" notepads from my personal stash!!! stay tune :D