Sunday, February 5, 2012

New and Improved!

It's new! It's improved! It's Knees and Paws in a basket!  The following is a series of images of a set that I've created to send to the Bearable Gift Program for the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation.  After discussing the complicated issue of packaging with Richard, we came up with a solution.  Since I am now able to make stuffed animals, we imagined a puppy in a basket style dog bed with the various Knees and Paws components underneath.  The completed package will arrive looking like this:



And when it's opened, the contents are layered as follows:




My "work" focus is now shifting to the process of duplicating this package in various forms for each set of Knees and Paws in the Etsy shop. 

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Perhaps I should save the next bit of news for a future post.  But something wonderful is happening in Greensboro and I get to be a part of it!  Some of you might remember my emotional post after discovering a Ben's Bell last September.  My bell is a treasured gift and the story behind it has stayed with me.  Imagine my delight at discovering that the Art Alliance of Greensboro is organizing a Ben's Bells workshop, open to the community!  I just received the confirmation that Richard, Elliot and I are now registered for the event.  It will be a day spent together making the clay parts for the bells.   After they are finished, we may be invited to distribute the Bells throughout the community.   Here's a picture of my beautiful Ben's Bell; it hangs in my kitchen and has been a great conversation starter, as well as a reminder to spread kindness to perfect strangers. 

May you be blessed with kindness every day!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, Jenny, that set is adorable and ingenious! It is overwhelming to think of how many lives you are going to impact with this basket of love. I can just imagine the looks on their faces when they open it...what utter joy!

    I love the Ben's Bells project- and how meaningful the three of you will get to be a part of it. It's truly a beauty of an idea.

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  2. Your package is beautiful, Jenny, clearly done with much love and careful attention to detail. A perfectly delightful gift to light up the heart of any child, anywhere. I loved your post on Ben's Bell when I first read it and am thrilled to hear you'll be involved in making up the parts. What a fun way to spend quality time as a family and to potentially help enrich the lives of many who will be lucky enough to find one of their own. It's such a super idea and a novel way to spread light and joy.

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  3. The dog bed basket is cute as can be and a wonderful idea. I read a quote the other day from the late Don Cornelius, the founder and host of the highly successful, long running TV music/dance program Soul Train. He said that once you come up with a great idea the idea sells itself. The Ben's Bells story is touching. I believe in the ripple effect. I might not change the world but it's exciting to think that I might influence the person who does.

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  4. oh jenny, you so are talented! your dog set is adorable i can just imagine the joy you'll be bringing to these children. plus, the ben's bell project is going to be wonderful! you go, girl!

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  5. Your new packaging looks wonderful. Any child should love to get such a fun gift. I wish my kids were younger so I could buy Knees and Paws for them. Hopefully you will still be making them when the Grandchild Fairy leaves me a grandchild.

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