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.
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 or visit her blog:  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