Saturday, 31 January 2009
Melody is thrilled to be featured in the "hop or admire..." treasury at Etsy! Created by BraytonDsg, click here -> hop and admire... to visit the beautifully picked out items in detail. I love this treasury, the colour is so soft and beautiful!
Friday, 30 January 2009
Please meet my new blue elephant cub "PUDDING" created from my Trumpet pattern.
He is approximately 17cm/7 inches tall and is 5 way jointed using cotter pin joints. I love his beautiful blue colour dense mohair coat.He has pink polka dots in one foot and inner ear and pink and white checks in the other to make his big rosey cheeks stand out!! On his other foot, he has a cute little "strawberry" print :D
Pudding is now available for adoption directly from JLB shop.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Kelly wrote: "The Works Of Heart award is for people who put their heart and soul into their work, their words and/or their kindness to others." ....I'm so delighted and humbled to have received this. Thank you Kelly!!
Kelly states that people who receive this award may feel free to pass it on to two more people if they so choose so I would like to firstly past this back to Kelly. I haven't had a pleasure of knowing Kelly for long but from the work and energy she puts into the bear artist groups it's obvious to me she's poured her heart and soul into it!!
I would also like to pass this award to Bonnie of Cumai Bears who is relatively new to the blogging world but her "Meet Pan Pan" blog just melted my heart! Well done Bonnie!! :D
I have no doubt this award will be widely passed around, I don't think I've met a bear artist yet who hasn't/doesn't put their heart and soul into their darling bruins!! :D
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
It's been a while since I've made a bear from my Petal's pattern and I've been meaning to for a while ever since I purchased this beautiful piece of mohair...and then I forgot about it after I'd packed it away with the rest of my stash. A few days ago, I remembered again and got out the mohair and placed it on my desk so that it is constantly in my view. There is always a design in mind to make but just never enough time to create them before I either have forgotten about them or have lost inspiration for them. Therefore most times the designs I had stored in my head never comes to life because by the time I've finished with a bear, another inspiration pops up and most times than not my designs are driven by inspiration rather than creation itself...if that make sense!?
This bear has been on my mind for a few months now and I'm glad and surprised that the inspiration to create her didn't get lost amongst the inspirations of my new designs.
Please allow me to introduce to you "Gise’le"! She's a sweet girly bear made from beautiful long wavey sparse mohair which was hand dyed in a very soft gentle blue colour. It is because of this beautiful mohair that has been the inspiration.
Gise’le is approximately 28cm/11 inches tall. She is 5 way jointed using cotter pin joints and have large black German glass eyes. I've given her a dark brown embroidered nose and is filled with quality polyflock stuffing. She's a medium size bear.
Gise’le is now available from my website :D
Saturday, 24 January 2009
oh how I wished I could have been there to witness it with my own eyes and join in the fun! Hope you enjoy it and puts a great BIG smile on your face as it did on mine! :D
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Question 1. Can anyone guess what that black blotch on the bottom left hand corner of this photo is? hmm...all will be revealed tomorrow, stay tuned! :-)
Question 2. Can you tell how much I love this green mohair? lol
Please meet my latest chickadee "Ocha"...you not only turn green from eating too much pistachio but this little chick loves drinking green tea and that is how she got her beautiful colour! :D Ocha will be sitting and sipping her cup of green tea with me while patiently waiting for her new mummy! She's now available for adoption directly from my website.
Question 3. Want to learn how to make my Chickadee?
For the first time workshops for my Chickadee pattern will be conducted. Josey Freni from Bear Essence will be running 2 morning sessions to teach you how to create my CHICKADEES in preparation for and to celebrate Easter! Bear lovers have started to sign up for the workshops already and if you like to join in the fun and to find out more contact Josey Freni or Kim at Bear Essence on (03) 9761 3333 or visit www.bearessence.com.au
Workshop Dates: Tuesday 3rd & 10th March
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
I must admit, I was very reluctant to start a blog when blogging was 'THE" new thing. There is always something new in the www.com world and never enough time to "jump on that new band wagon" that so often comes along. Am glad to have made the decision to create a blog for jennylovesbenny and I've not been able to stop blogging since as you can see! lol It's like another addiction to my exisiting bear making addiction but it now comes hand in hand.
This morning, I was so delighted to find a lovely message in my mailbox and am flattered to have received the "PROXIMIDADE" from Ginger Brame a fellow bear artist from North Carolina in the US! Thank you Ginger, it's a pleasure to meet you and I'm glad you enjoy visiting my blog. Here's a link to Ginger's blog.
A bit about this award::
“The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in proximity in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these awards are cut, even more friendships will be propagated. Please give your kind attention to these writers!Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who will choose 8 more, and include this cleverly written text in to the body of the award."
I'm thrilled to be passing on this award to the following 8 fellow bloggers, hope you enjoy their blogs as much as I do:
the friendly company of bears
glass dragon bears
little green shoot
I love reading about sparklethots and her new findings
sparklethots by Ruth
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
This beautiful green mohair is proving to be very popular and why not, it's great to work with and looks great on bears, elephants and even chickadees!!! :D
Pistachio has been very well received and now you can create your very own green elephant! Pistachio complete kit is now available ~ that is as long as the mohair is still available :-)
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
It seems like ages since I last made an anime bunny and having had a few customer requests I'm getting into the mood again. I'd forgotten how much fun I had especially decorating them and creating their anime hats for them :D
Trinny has pretty baby pink bunny nose and large rosey cheeks!! She is filled with heavy polyflock stuffing and her feet also contains garnet to give her added weight. She's just adorable in her pretty anime hat!! Feel free to email me if you have any questions, Trinny is available for adoption from my website :D
Monday, 19 January 2009
Sadly, Popa and Bobin's adoption fell through and was not completed. They are now looking for a new family to adopt them. Here are more details about Popa and Bobin, they are a 'Papa and baby cub' pair and they are inseparable!!
"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. For adoption details, please visit my webpage. For my free layaway service, please feel free to drop me an email! :D
Sunday, 18 January 2009
If you eat too much pistachio nuts you will turn green!! LOL
No point telling this elephant cub that as that is his favourite and I guess it doesn't matter now! tee hee..Please meet my new elephant cub created from my Trumpet pattern.."Pistachio"
who is approximately 17cm/7 inches tall and is 5 way jointed using cotter pin joints. He wears beautiful dense mohair in a gorgeous green colour! He has pink polka dot inner ears and has a cute little "bug" printed on one of his footpads.
Pistachio has black German glass eyes with big rosey cheeks! He is filled with quality dense polyflock and his feet also contains garnet to give him more weight.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Another puppy have just been born in the JLB studio. Please meet "Bashful"! Yes, she's still a little shy at the moment but very excitable as she's not stopped wagging her little tail!! ^-^ Bashful is approx. 16cm/6 inches created from dense wavey mohair in blonde and white colours. She has large black German glass eyes and a little dark brown embroidered nose. Bashful is now available for adoption directly from my website.
Monday, 12 January 2009
I know I won't be satisfied until I make a proper kimono for my bears and since I'd already gone out and purchased a stack of beautiful kimono fabric just sitting there in front of me, I couldn't help myself but just had to do something about it and to 'scratch that itch'! tee hee ...so the past few nights I've been burning the midnight oil till 2am making my new bear and sewing the kimono...most of it by hand! Please meet my lastest kimono girl "Kuniko". Kuniko is a simple and humble little girl who just likes to hang out and go shopping with her friends. :D
Kuniko's kimono is made from a traditional kimono fabric and I've line the inside. Kuniko wouldn't be complete without a little bag to go shopping with so using the same fabric and to match her her obi (belt), I created a little Japanese bag for her to carry.
Friday, 9 January 2009
Please meet my Angel of the Forest "Orifiel"...she's very proud of her her beautiful feathered wings! I wanted to keep this design to be simple so that her lovely wings are the main features.
So wearing only her birthday suit and a pair of beautiful wings, I've given her a gold heart locket to wear around her neck so that she can keep her name and contact details inside in case she ever loses her way! :-) Orifiel is now living in Phoenix, US.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
When I was a little girl I asked my mum to take me on a plane ride because "All my life I've never been on a plane!" I was 6 y.o at the time!LOL
Mum was a star and brought me on a domestic flight for my first airplane experience! I was so excited about it but the excitement quickly turned to great disappointment! I so desperately wanted to fly because I had thought above the clouds was where fairies and angels lived. I thought fairies travelled on clouds and I would get to see them in their beautiful clothes and their magical world...but to my shock, there was only a mass of white clouds and there was nothing there! My magical world above the clouds was empty and no one was home :(
So at a very young age I discovered that fairies and angels don't live above the clouds, they live in enchanted forests instead! :D
For at least a year now I've wanted to create an Angel bear but it's only recently I found this beautiful pair of angel wings. I'm currently in the design phase, hopefully my bear will earn her wings! :D
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Please meet my new King Charles Cavalier puppy "Dash"! Dash is created from my Dixie pattern with slight changes and modifications to the original pattern. He is 16cm/6 inches created from dense wavey mohair in blenheim colours. Dash has large black German glass eyes and a little black embroidered nose and tiny brown puppy tail. His feet and tummy are filled with steel shots, glass beads and pollyflock to give him extra weight so he won't topple over when sitting :D Dash have now found a new home in the US! Thank you all for your interest :D
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Saturday, 3 January 2009
Thursday, 1 January 2009
NYE Fireworks 2008 Originally uploaded by brendernicle
Am finally starting to settle down after all the end of year celebrations to write down my new years resolution!New year resolution for 2009:
1. don't worry about the small things but appreciate the little things...
2. be happy
3. stay positive
4. make the most of each day and MAKE IT A GOOD YEAR! :D