Welcome To The House Of Genista @ Home Blog

Welcome to my blog.... This is were I will be posting about all the things that go on in my world. I will be sharing photos, information etc and anything else I find interesting. This blog is linked to my website The House Of Genista."Genista" is pronounced "Jennista" with a J but spelt with a G. I am a teddy bear artist. I design and create collectible mohair "Genista Bears", needlefelted bears and other animals. If you have an interest in seeing any of my work please check out this blog, my other blogs "The House Of Genista Bear Studio" or visit my website. Links for other blogs and website are below.... Please enjoy your visit with us and become a follower if you enjoyed your visit. Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you....... Hugs Hillary Rose THE HOUSE OF GENISTA

Sunday, 26 July 2009

A New Bear In My ETSY Store

Meet "Smokey" a cute 6ins "Genista Bear" which I have just listed in my Etsy Store. She has been lovingly handcrafted from the most gorgeous long frosted mohair in shades of white and greys with a needle felted muzzle/nose. If you would like to find out more about her please visit my Etsy store http://www.thehouseofgenista.etsy.com/ where you will find her along with more of my "Genista Bears".
Beary Hugs
The House Of Genista

Friday, 24 July 2009


"Caitlin" Is A Lovely Knitted "Genista Bear" With Lots Of Character. She Is Made From the Finest Quality Knitting Yarns And Hand Brushed for Effect. At 21 inches Tall She Is Quite A Large Teddy Bear, Polyfibre Filled. Caitlin Is Unjointed. She Has Safety Eyes, Safety Nose, Embroidered Mouth, And Claws Embroidered To Her Pawpads. She Comes To You Wearing Her Lovely Navy/White Stripey Sailor Dress And Red Bow Adorning Her Head To Compliment Her Lovely Beigey/Gold Colour. She Comes Complete With Her "The House Of Genista" Sewn In Label, H of G Hangtag, H of G Logo Attached To Her Right Pawpad And H of G Certificate Of Authenticity. Caitlin Is A OOAK Teddy Bear. She Also Wears Her Lovely Silver Teddy Bear Charm Attached To A Ribbon Around Her Arm, Which Is Removeable If Given To A Child. A Truly Lovely Teddy Bear.
Caitlin Is Available on My Website For Christmas. (Click Photo For Link.) Caitlin Would Make A Truly Lovely Gift Or A Great Addition To Any Teddy Bear Hug. She Is Suitable For A Child Or Adult Collector.
Thank You For Looking.....
Beary Hugs
Hillary Rose
The House Of Genista

"Bella" A Limited Edition Teddy Bear

Please meet "Bella" a lovely Limited Edition Teddy Bear From The Miniature World Of The House Of Genista. I have just listed her for sale in my ArtFire Studio.
What a character she is with her big pot belly!!
Please click on her photo to be taken to my studio if you would like more information about her.........
Thank you for looking.
Have a Great Day!!!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A Few Of My Needle Felted Sculptures

As promised a few of my needle felted sculptures for you to have a peak at......
Needlefelting is an age old art creating soft sculpted designs. Needle felting is a time consuming hand sculpting process of inter-locking and shaping fibres using only special barbed needles. Felting is one of the worlds oldest fibre crafts and dates back as far as 6300BC adapted to this form of needle felting in the early 1980's by two American artists enabling us to make 3D sculptures without the use of sewing or adhesives. Each of my needle felted sculptures is a OOAK soft sculpture creation as no patterns are used, only imagination, making each creation unique and highly collectible. Sizes vary. Needle felted sculptures are not toys and therefore not intended for children. They are intended for the adult collector. These little creations must not be brushed and would be best kept in a display cabinet/display dome to keep off the elements (dust etc). All sculptures come complete with a unique H of G COA and H of G hangtag. If you are interested in any of my work, please email me or if you would like anymore information.
Thank you for looking.....
Have a Good Day!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

"Bruno" A Cute Little Bear Cub

Hello.... Meet "Bruno" my latest Bear Cub Creation from "The Miniature World Of The House Of Genista". A cute traditional little bear with a vintage look standing at a petite six inches tall from the top of his handsome little head to the tip of his cute little toes. Bruno has been lovingly handcrafted from a lovely brown tipped mohair with co-ordinating ultrasuede paw pads. He wears his Teddy Bear charm on a brown leather cord around his neck. H of G logo on right paw pad, H of G Hangtag and H of G COA complete Bruno who is from a small limited edition of just three Teddy Bears. He will be for sale in my Etsy shop shortly where you will be able to read about him in more detail. http://www.thehouseofgenista.etsy.com/
I will be adding a few of my needlefelted sculptures to my blog for you to see later so please call back to have a little peak. But for now....
Thank you for looking. Have a Good Day!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009


Hi, welcome back to my blog! Gosh, has it been hot today, but back to normal tomorrow by the sound of the weather forecast, thunder and rain. Good while it lasted though! A typical British summer.....

Please meet "Eliza" from my "Golden Girls Collection". She is from a small limited edition of just two teddy bears. She is currently on sale in my Etsy shop if you would like to meet her. Just click on her photo to be taken to her listing.

Well, back to work. I have almost finished a lovely little bear cub - he will be ready tomorrow as long as we get some good light for his photo shoot, so see you then. Have a good day!