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 www.jennylovesbenny.com

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

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

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

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

best birthday present ever!

















It must be love in the air!!! The past month, I've had two custom orders from boy friends to make that special animal for their girlfriend's birthday!! How sweet is that!?? Here is Sophia with her custom Trumpet elephant from her lovely boyfriend Andy.  Thank you Sophia for sharing these lovely pics with us. :D  Stay tuned for my next post where Jereme asked me to design and make a snail for his  finance Heather who LOVES snails! ;D

Monday, 21 November 2011

*:: Another chance ::*


Here is another chance to adopt my beloved bear Raphael.  Due to unforeseeable circumstances, Raphael's new mum was not able to complete his adopt him so here he is again.  Hopefully he'll be able to find a new home and spend Christmas with his new family.
This is the original "Raphael"! "Raphael" has been with me since 2005, he is approximately 30cm/12inches tall, created from dense curly ratinee mohair. He has long arms and legs, ready to give big hugs!!
Raphael has found a new home and will be living with his new mummy Lynn in Olathe, US! Yeah!! Thank you Lynn!! :D

Friday, 18 November 2011

*:: Taiwan Teddy Show 2012 ::*

The Taiwan Teddy show is on again and very soon!! Where and when you ask?
Event:2011 Taiwan Teddy Bear Show & Creative Awards
Date :November 20th, 2011. (Sunday) 11:00AM~ 5:00PM
Place:The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei
Address:No. 160 Ren Ai Road, Sec. 3. Taipei Taiwan R.O.C.
Website:http://taipei.howard-hotels.com
Telephone: +886-2-2700-2323

Looking for JLB patterns and kits? Ming from blue iguana will have her own table and will be offering JLB patterns and Twinkee workshops as well as her own delightful bears! :D
For information, please drop Ming an email at lmingr@gmail.com or visit her blog: www.ourblueiguana.blogspot.com.  She'll love to hear from you.  Hope you have a great time at the show, wish I could be there too!!!!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

❤ 2012 JLB Calendar ❤

 
 
JLB is getting ready for 2012.  This year has gone by so quickly I thought I'll get a head start to 2012 by creating the year's JLB calendar! :D 

Each month features a different bear selected from my favourite picks. Calendar measures A4 size.
Simply print, punch a holes on the top and tie with ribbon to hang or just print each month, tack up on your cork board or attach to fridge.  Print as many as you like and give one to every one on your list! A great stocking stuffer!

Comes in PDF or hard copy format.  You can order your JLB calendar from my Etsy shop, here or my website.  Hope 2012 will be a great year for you! :D





Monday, 14 November 2011

Sweet Peek of the week from Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa!

Jennylovesbenny is currently being featured by the Cupcake Countessa!!!  
The Cupcake Countessa believes that we are all created from the same mold, like a muffin tin.  Though we may grow at different rates, come in array of flavors and be presented in our own unique package, our core ingredients remain the same.  This blog is one of self discovery and acceptance, of loving one's self and being true to your heart no matter what packaging you display to the world.  For what is a cupcake but a muffin in a party dress? 

Please pop on over to "Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa", it's such a delightful blog and you can also get a chance to win Melody's epattern in her blog giveaway! :D 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

*:: November SPECIAL ::*


I've not forgotten about NOVEMBER's special!!  Petal has been a very popular kit over the years and this month, I'm pleased to offer her complete kit at 25% OFF! I have limited amount of this mohair so this kit is available until December unless mohair is sold out.  Happy sewing :D


Petal Comp kit special

Monday, 31 October 2011

*:: NOVEMBER WALLPAPER DOWNLOAD ::*

It's been a busy October but not much sewing as you might have noticed hence no photos of new bears for my monthly wallpaper download.  Instead, I had the pleasure of going through my old creations and found this pair which I'd custom made for a lovely lady who wanted a bear to represent each of her family member.  This pair represented her daughter hugging her baby brother Tristan :D  I do love this photo and thought they would make a lovely wallpaper for November! I hope you like it too.  It is now ready for download, just click here.
Have a great month ahead!! :D

Friday, 28 October 2011

We're back!!















We're back online and we're all smiles now!! Sorry for any inconvenience caused, Jennylovesbenny store is now OPEN again!! What did we ever do before the internet?!! :D 

Temporarily Out of Service

Out of Order by Shaun_Sheep
Out of Order, a photo by Shaun_Sheep on Flickr.
Dear All,
Jennylovesbenny shop is temporarily out of service with some technical issues. It is being looked at currently and will be back online ASAP. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. For any urgent orders, please contact me jennylovesbenny@hotmail.com.
:-)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Artist revealed and the WINNERS are...


For many years, I've been asked to provide a photo of myself for bear magazines and also by some of my followers however,  though I do love to take photos and especially ones of my bears, I am rather VERY camera shy.  Just recently,  I was asked to submit a mini interview with the Teddy Bear Review magazine for their salute to "Artists of the Pacific Rim" article which features Bear Artist in Asia Pacific and a photo of oneself was required.  Since I decided to send a photo to the Teddy Bear Review magazine, I figured it was time to show myself so here I am..."Hello World!!" :D 

I would like to THANK YOU all for the birthday wishes, for entering my blog giveaway and for your beautiful comments.  I'm so thrilled to announce the 3 winners....


The 1st prize goes to No.
Seventeen by geoffconet
!! Congatulations Di from wollybuttbears, I will be contacting you shortly to get your postal address to send you a copy of Jennylovesbenny's birthday book :D

The second prize winner is no.
Number 8 by Long Jacket
Congatulations Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat I'll be also contacting you shortly to get your postal address to post you your Boots complete kit.  

And finally, the third prize goes to no.
clock 10
Congatulations Robin Andreae, I'll will email you soon to find out the epattern of your choice! :D


My sincere thanks again for your support over the years, I cannot express how much it means to me.
I hope Jennylovesbenny bears will continue to create smiles and bring you laughter and joy for another year. (@^-^@)
Hugs,
Jenny
x

Monday, 24 October 2011

This little piggy has found a home...




but now you can make your own little Piglet!!! I have just listed Piglet's pattern and kit in my shop, available here!  Happy sewing! oink oink

Saturday, 15 October 2011

* Jennylovesbenny turns 8! *


Little Wee Cake for a Little Wee Cakelet, a photo by Sweetapolita on Flickr.

Here is another special....why so many specials you may ask? October is a special month at the JLB studio. This month, we are celebrating Jennylovesbenny's 8th birthday! Yap, our little girl is growing up and fast! can you believe it? I still pinch myself from time to time to make sure I'm not having a long dream! LOL
The best part of having a birthday is the cake, and birthdays are one of the many occasions where I can scoff it down with absolute no guilt! (@^-^@)

The other exciting part of birthdays are of course the presents and to celebrate Jennylovesbenny turning 8, I'm having a blog giveaway!

There will be three draws...

To enter, just leave a comment on this post during the next 10 days and you'll be automatically entered in the draw, starting with this post and ending Tuesday the 25th of October.
Please leave one comment and tell me what you think makes Jennylovesbenny bears so memorable! :))

I will be using randome.org to generate a number to pick the three winners. The winners will be revealed later that day.

First Prize: Jennylovesbenny's much loved Birthday book in hardcover

Second Prize: The very popular Boots complete kit

Third Prize: E-pattern of your choice

I sincerely thank you for your support of Jennylovesbenny over these past years. I've had so much fun and I hope you've enjoyed them too! GOOD LUCK! :D
Hugs,
Jenny

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Halloween Special ~ The Witch, her cat and a magic broomstick!


October can only mean Halloween and here's a little story of one of my previous bears, Beatrice, her cat and her magic broomstick...


There's my magic broomstick!! Where have you been hiding!?

hmmmm...


yup, feels good to me!!


C'mon Dribble, hop on...


Hold on tight...


Dribble: "I'm sorry about that Broomstick"...
Broomstick: "maybe you two should have gotten a bigger broom!!"

As a Halloween Special, purchase Beatrice aka MOMOKO's complete kit and you will receive Boots complete kit in Popa's mohair which is a similar colour as Dribble's for free. This special will only last till Halloween..oooooOOOO...BOO! :D

*:: OCTOBER SPECIAL ::*


Remember my old friend MOMO? I've just received more of his mohair so now I can offer you
25% off MOMO's complete kit! MOMO is approximately 23cm standing and he wears this gorgeous colour pile sparse mohair. If you like to take advantage of this month's special (until mohair is sold out), just look on the right side bar to order. The monthly specials are only available from my blog and not website and as always, feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Am so enjoying the Spring weather, Mum's just potted 20 pots of petunias for my balcony and I can't wait for them to bloom...going to sit outside and watch them grow! LOL Hopefully I'll have some photos of my cascading petunias to show you in the next few weeks.
Have a super day everyone and thank you for stopping by! :D

Friday, 30 September 2011

❤ October 2011 Wallpaper ❤


October's is just a day away! Here is October's wallpaper ready to be downloaded! Hope you like it, just click on the pic or here. Hope you're enjoying the Spring weather though we're having our famous four seasons a day in Melbourne these couple of days!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

*:: This little piggy... ::*


It's been a while since I've shared a new design with you and I'm so please to introduce my latest creation "Piglet" who literally is a piglet! :D "Piglet" was designed to sit and not stand like most of my bears and animals. Above is a photo of "Piglet" in one of his "I'm just going to sit here until I get some attention" pose! LOL For lots of photos, please visit my website, he has just been listed and this little piggy is now looking for a new home! :-)
Oink Oink..

Monday, 19 September 2011

floating dreams...


Just listed is Jenny Bear in her gorgeous Kimono, fit to be seen for cherry blossom viewings! For details and inspiration please visit Jenny Bear's blog. :D

Sunday, 18 September 2011

*:: Pebbles in the Spring ::*


Please meet another old friend of mine...Pebbles! Pebbles is created from my Puddle's pattern using safety joints and eyes. Wearing sparse purple pile mohair with bright orange backing, very unique and unusual. This mohair is no longer available, it was discontinued a long time ago as Pebbles was born in 2005 so making him even more special! :D As part of my private collection, I'm now letting Pebbles go to venture out in the big wide world and is looking for a new home for him. If you like to give Pebbles a new home and introduce him to your world, please click on the button below or just drop me an email if you wish to layaway.
Thank you for stopping by and have a super fab day! :D

Adopt Pebbles AUD$260 (including postage and insurance Worldwide): RESERVED FOR HELEN ~ Thank you! :D

Sunday, 11 September 2011

❤ Spring Cleaning continues... ❤


Spring Cleaning continues and here is another one of my favourites, Hammond is his name! :D
I'm now letting him go to find a new home. Hopefully he will give his new family much joy as he has given me. Born August 2006, Hammond is 33cm/13 inches tall, created from beautiful felted mohair. If you like to give Hammond a new home, just click on the buy now button below or feel free to send me an email for layaway. Hammond has been adopted and will be living in the UK! Thank you Lynn for giving Hammond a new home! :D

Monday, 5 September 2011

*:: SEPTEMBER SPECIAL ::*


In my earlier post I mentioned I was 'Spring' cleaning and am looking for new homes for my private collection of bears. It is now Spring and this time, I'm looking for a new home for one of my much loved creations, the original "Raphael"! "Raphael" has been with me since 2005, he is approximately 30cm/12inches tall, created from dense curly ratinee mohair. He has long arms and legs, ready to give big hugs!! Raphael is now adopted. You can adopt Raphael right here, just click on the Buy Now button:

This month, I'd like to offer Raphael's pattern for FREE with every Raphael complete kit purchased! That is a saving of $15 per kit!! He has been a very popular bear and I hope you enjoy making your own Raphael! :D



RAPHAEL COMP KIT - SPECIAL