Monday, 2 June 2014

Jelly Bum Turtle

Turtle knitting pattern is available from the website, Etsy and Ravelry.
Today is release day for our new turtle design to be released. This little guy took a while in the design stage as I couldn't quite decide on how to do his shell. I like to keep my patterns simple so they are quite and easy to knit for beginners and experienced knitted I finally opted for this design. You can't quite see his shell from the front as his big head kind of gets in the way so here is a little side view of Mr Turtle.

I can't believe that it's been 10 weeks already since I started releasing the latest 10 designs. It's been so much fun getting back to dedicating time to Jelly Bums and speaking to a lot of old friends who have supported me from the start back in 2008 and great to get to know some new faces too. Your kind words and support really spur me on to create more designs. As always my most favourite part of designing toys is seeing your finished toys. Recently I've also been reading a lot of emails from you guys about all the charity work you are doing with the finished toys which is fantastic. I really want to feature a few of you guys on the blog with the story behind the toys you are knitting.

I have a lot more designs in the pipeline and you may remember my ever elusive 50 pattern goal, however the list has vastly expanded since then so I'll still be creating for a good while yet. I will now be releasing a pattern a month, so that you guys know that pattern releases will be more regular in the future. I'm also working away on a few more designs over at my other venture Elf Pop Purl which will be solely dedicated to doll knitting patterns. SO pop over and have a wee nosey and keep an eye out for any updates from the shop by favouring the shop, which will update you when any new patterns are listed.

Ok doke guys, if you have any messages for me feel free to email me or leave a comment below i'd love to hear from your with feedback and suggestions or even a simple hello :) for Jelly Bums.
Happy knitting all
Raynor x

Monday, 26 May 2014

Jelly Bums Duck

 Duck pattern is available from the website, Etsy and Ravelry.

Quack Quack all!
Just popping in to introduce the little Jelly Bum Duck knitting pattern.This design has to be one of my favourites from all the toys I've designed. I created the pattern as a mallard duck, however the duck can easily be  knit in all brown with a little blue stripe on the wings for a female duck version. I've included a front view and a side view of the finished toy as I think you you get a more ducky profile from the side, by seeing the full force of the magnificent bill.  I hope you like him, he's be super cute to knit up for a farm theme or 'old MacDonald' finger puppets for little ones.

So  now this leaves us with only one pattern to release next week to complete the new ten designs. So you know the score by now if you want a peek then head over to our give-away page to be in with a chance of winning the first copy.
Last weeks lucky winner of the Lady Bug pattern was Theresa Ann, so a huge congratulations to you. Remember if you entered for the duck pattern give away, the winner has been emailed so go check you in-box.
So as always remeber to like, share and most of all keep on knitting.
Have a great week everyone and I'll see you all next week.
♥ Raynor

Monday, 19 May 2014

Jelly Bum Ladybug

 Ladybug pattern is available from the website, Etsy and Ravelry.

Hello all, today is the release of the latest Jelly Bum design, it's a sweet little ladybug. Or perhaps you call them ladybirds? Whatever you call them, these little darlings are super sweet to knit up and  the very first bug design for Jelly Bums.

I've added in a shot of the ladybug from behind as You only get a glimpse of the wing design from the front. The wings are deigned to be able to 'open' in the middle like a really ladybug preparing to fly away. I'm sure some you your little one will go crazy for this design. So if you knit one up remember to share on our Facebook page or on the Ravelry projects page to show off your finished dolls and inspire other knitters with yarns or unique finishing touches.

It's crazy to think this is the 8th pattern of the latest ten designs. It's been great getting everyone feedback from the new designs and I've loved seeing some new finished toys on the projects page. If you want to have a peek at next weeks pattern release then pop over to our competition page to find out what it is. As always with the Apurl releases you can be in with a chance of winning yourself a copy, just like Emma Falvi who won a copy of our Flamingo knitting pattern last week. I hope you enjoy the new pattern and I'll be back again next week.
Happy knitting all.
Raynor x

Monday, 12 May 2014

Jelly Bum Flamingo

Flamingo Toy Knitting Pattern available from Etsy, Website & Ravelry

A little change of scenery for the Jelly Bum designs this weeks as we have a new bird design this week. This fashionable flamingo has made its way into the Jelly Bum collection. It was rather refreshing getting to work with bright pinks rather than the usual neutral fur colours.

This week its a huge congrats to the lucky Susan Gibb who won our Horse pattern giveaway. The winner of the flamingo pattern has been notified so please check your inbox to see if your a winner, winner chicken dinner! Check out our competition page to see what pattern will be released next week, as well as a chance to win yourself a copy on release day.

Happy knitting guys and gals , i'll be back next week with a new release and a sneaky peek of the 8th pattern to be released from the big Apurl Giveaway.
Raynor x

Monday, 5 May 2014

Jelly Bum Horse

Horse Toy Knitting Pattern available from Etsy, Website & Ravelry

 Horsey, horsey don't you stop
just let your feet go clippety clop,
 your tail goes swish
and your wheels go round,
giddy up, we're homeward bound!

The Jelly Bum horse has arrived! I hope all you horse lovers out there like him as he's been requested a few times over the years.Plus 2014 is the Chinese year of the Horse so it was only right that a horse had to be released to join the rest of the crew this year.
This week it's a big congratulations to Lindsay Stuart who won our Mole knitting pattern competition last week, the winner of the horse pattern will be emailed the pattern today so check to see if you're the lucky winner. Remember if you don't have the winning email then you can pop over to the Jelly Bum website to check out what next weeks pattern release will be, as well as the opportunity to win a copy on release day. 
Happy knitting all
Raynor x

Monday, 28 April 2014

Jelly Bum Mole

Mole Knitting Pattern available from Etsy, Website & Ravelry

Oh my we're now half way through the new pattern released now that we're on the 5th pattern for a little knitted mole. This little guy has burrowed his way right into the heart of the Jelly Bum zoo as a lovable little character. The little claws on this guy were a challange for me to create wihtout a complex design or too much finshing at the end. I think he looks so sweet and far from being a pest that many golfer see him as!

This week it's a big congratulations to Daniel Stacey who can get his needles clucking by knitting up the chicken pattern he won from last weeks give away. As promised you'll get to find out what next weeks pattern release is by hopping on over to our give away page to be in with a chance of winning it on it's release day.

I'm having a lot of fun regaining my knitting fever again and so I'm cracking on through that elusive animal list I've had going for well .... forever! I've had a good few suggestions sent it from people which will duly be tackled. It's always difficult to pick which one to do next as I just wish I had the time to create them all. I've also been adding a few free pattern for Frozen dolls over on my free pattern blog The Knitted Toy Box. On top of that if you haven't seen my knitted doll designs I also have more dolls in the pipeline for my Elf Pop Knitted Doll range. So keep your eyes peeled for any updates with these if your looking for some unique knitted doll patterns.

Ok all, until next week, be good and keep on knitting.
Raynor x

Monday, 21 April 2014

Jelly Bum Chicken

Chicken Knitting Pattern available from Etsy, Website & Ravelry

I've popped by today to officially announce the release of the Jelly Bum Chicken toy knitting pattern. I'm wondering if you guys are all fed up looking at eggs, especially of the chocolate kind since yesterday! This pattern has been hugely requested over the years so I've been itching to make one. It adds another little animal to the farmyard bunch including the cat, dog, pig, cow, goat and sheep! Keep an eye out for more friends to join them in the very near future.

It's that time of year when a lot of knitters slow down with their projects as the weather heats up. The Jelly Bum patterns are great quick and simple knit projects for passing the time on lazy days in the garden.

This week I want to say a huge well done to Emma G who won the Koala knitting pattern last week. If you want to have a first look at the pattern I'll be releasing on the 28th April then head over to the give-away page for your chance to win the first copy. Remember you got to be in it to win it, and it's really simple with the rafflecopter entry.

So until next week my friends, have lots of fun knitting and best of luck to all the competition entrys.
♥ Raynor

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Jelly Bum Koala

Pattern available from Etsy, Website & Ravelry

Hello, Hello and welcome my good friends. Today is release day for the Jelly Bum Koala knitting pattern. This little cutie patootie will be joining the rest of the gang as the 38th design. I hope you all like him, particularly all my Australian friends out there.

I want to say a huge congratulations to Jodie H for winning the first copy of the Jelly Bum frog knitting pattern. I'll be announcing the winner of the Koala pattern today so finger crossed you get the lucky email through your inbox! If you want to be in with a chance of winning the next design from the collection the pop over to our give-away page. What is the pattern you ask? Click that link and go see and be in with a chance of winning yourself a copy. By the way I just wanted to add that if you are already a friend of the Jelly Bums facebook page you can simply click 'I'm a fan' and you'll get an easy entry to the comp.

Have fun knitting these guys up, and as usual remember to send in photos to the facebook page or upload your finished toys onto the Ravelry pattern pages so everyone can see your skills. Also I particularly love to feature toys which have a special story behind them like this lot.

Happy Knitting everyone and good luck to all competition entrants.
♥ Raynor

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Frog Toy Knitting Pattern

Pattern available from Etsy, Website & Ravelry

Hey all, today this little froggy will be added to the Jelly Bum crew.  I've had quite a lot of requests for this pattern over the years. I had never really worked out how to design the face to look as you know frogs have those big protruding eyes. I'm really happy with how the finished toy looks, and he has a lot of character is that little green face.

Let me know what you think of him by commenting below or over on the Jelly Bums Facebook page. The frog pattern is now the 37th pattern Jelly Bum design, so i'm now making my way through my huge animal list that I set up when I started designing these knitting pattern nearly 6 years ago! If there is a pattern you would love to see me create them please do let me know as I may not have it down in my list. I was contemplating maybe reaching my original goal of 50 patterns and then branching out a section for different breeds of animals like dogs or monkeys. So if that's what you would like to see me create then let me know.

Want to find out what the next pattern release will be on Tuesday 15th April? Then pop over to the competition page for the chance to win a copy on release day.

See you next week for the next pattern release
Happy Knitting
Raynor x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Leopard Knitting Pattern

Woohoo, today is pattern release day! This adorable little leopard pattern is now available to purchase from my Etsy shop, Ravelry and Website.

Also a huge congratulations to Bonnie B who was the winner of our Leopard knitting pattern give-away.

If you didn't win this time, don't fret as you have the chance to win the next pattern to join the gang....

It's a Jellybum frog!

This pattern wil be released on 8th April. In the meantime get your entries in to win a copy on release day.

If you're a newbie to the Jelly Bum world, pop over to my Etsy shop and see toy knitting patterns available in the range.

The small print
Competition will run from 1st-7th April (12 midnight GMT). The prize is one Jelly Bum Frog pattern so remember to leave a valid working email address so I can send it on.

Competition is open world-wide.

Please feel free to leave comments below, I always love to hear from you all, plus let me know which animals you'd love to see in the Jelly Bum Collection.

Good luck to all entrants
♥ Raynor
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