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The House Of Genista

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Hello and a very warm welcome to The House Of Genista "Latest News". I hope you enjoy browsing through my website and meeting all my "Genista  Bears" and "Genista Pawtraits". If you are interested in any of my work and require anymore information please email me.

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Feel free to join my Mailing List so you will be kept up to date with any new designs, portraits and listings. Just Register! It costs nothing!

Have a Good Day!!

Warmest Wishes 

Hillary Rose

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Four New Bears

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 9:40 AM

I have been really busy the last few weeks while Casper has been re-cuperating from his knee surgery, trying to catch up with all the bears who weren't quite finished so that I can continue with my new designs. Below are a few of them. Hope you like them!

"Will" is from a traditionl pattern (same as Sophie and Jodie below) and stands at just 7 inches tall, fully jointed, poly filled, boot button eyes. needle felted nose, cotton mouth. He has been created from a lovely vintage gold mohair. He reminds me of "Wee Willie Winkie", hence his name. He comes complete with his beige/white plush jacket and hat ready for the winter. He is a cute little bear with a lovely smile. He is now on my website and in my Etsy Shop!

Please meet "Jodie" a new "Genista Bear" that I have just put the finishing touches too. "Jodie" is a traditional style bear created from a lovely vintage gold mohair with co-ordinating ultrasuede paw pads. She is fully jointed with black boot button eyes, black needlefelted nose and cotton mouth. She is poly filled. "Jodie" comes complete with her pretty cotton outfit, dress, pants and matching bow on her head. She is a cute little bear with a lovely little smaile!

She is now on my website and in my Etsy Shop!

Sophie is 10 inches tall and created from the same pattern as "Jodie" in the traditional style from a beautiful light beige mohair with co-ordinating paw pads. She is fully jointed, polyfilled, black boot button eyes, black needle felted nose and cotton mouth. "Sophie" comes complete in her pretty pink cotton/lace outfit, dress, matching pants and lace ribbon on her head. She is a sweet little bear. Sophie is now on my website and in my Etsy Shop!

Please meet "Cloud" a new "Genista Bear" who is just under 10 inches tall and has been created from a beautiful Schulte dense blue mohair with co-ordinating mohair paw pads. "Cloud" is fully cotter pin jointed, poly filled, black German glass eyes, needle felted nose/snout. He can stand on his own unaided using his big bulky feet and his pot belly.

"Cloud" comes complete with his blue wooly stripey pixie hat to keep him warm.

He is now on my website and in my Etsy Shop!

I hope you like them all!!



New Year Give-A-Way

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM

The winner of my New Year Give-A-Way is:



I have emailed you as you know and "Snowy" No 2 of a L/E of just 2 is on her way to you. Thank you for being such a loyal customer and member.

Beary Hugs

Hillary Rose

Give-A-Way Winner

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM

The winner of my Christmas Eve Give-A-Way is:


who is now the proud owner of


A L/E "Genista Bear" of just two, this one is

Number One.


I have emailed you as you know and Snowy is on her way to you. Thank you for being a member of my website.

Beary Hugs

Hillary Rose

Christmas Eve Give-A-Way

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 8:20 AM

Only 9 days left untill my Christmas Eve Give-A-Way of a Genista Bear. This is for MEMBERS ONLY remember so if you haven't joined in yet, please sign up. It costs NOTHING to join.

My Christmas Eve Give-A-Way is:

"SNOWY" (No 1)

L/E of just 2

(No 2 "Snowy" is for New Years Eve's Give-A-Way)

Beary Hugs

Hillary Rose


Posted on September 10, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Don't Forget To Register As A Member To Be Included In My


PrizeDraws Are:

CHRISTMAS EVE: (Members Only)

Draw will take place at 5.30pm GMT

NEW YEARS'S EVE: This draw included all members plus all customers who have purchased a "Genista Bear". One entry per bear purchased.

Draw will take place at 5.30pm GMT

Details Below

Win Two "Genista" Bears

Bear 1: Everyone who purchases one of my "Genista Bears" up untill New Year's Eve 2010 will automatically be entered into a prizedraw to win a "Genista Bear". Draw to take place on 31st December 2010. This draw is open to everyone, including members who purchase a "Genista Bear". Purchase can be from my website, Etsy, eBay, Artfire, BearPile or directly from me to qualify for entry. If you purchase more than one bear, you will have an entry for each bear purchased.

Bear 2: Members of The House Of Genista will have the opportunity to win an additional bear in December so why not join up now by clicking on "Sign In/Register" in the left hand sidebar. No purchase necessary for entry into the Members Prizedraw. All you need to do is register as a member to enter. Draw to take place on Christmas Eve 2010.

(I will be using a random number generator to draw the winner for both prizedraws.)

Good Luck To Everyone

Beary Hugs

Hillary Rose


Posted on June 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM

The Winner Of My Blog Give-A-Way Drawn Today 26th June is.......

DM - Mascotblog


"Annie" will be going to her new home in France

Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Hiya Everyone! I am having an Anniversary Giveaway on my blog @

Why not pop along and leave a comment for a chance to win "Annie" a 10inch OOAK "Genista Bear".

Beary Hugs

Hillary Rose

Three Bears Adopted - USA

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 5:45 AM

"McKenzie", "Sally Sunshine" and "Hugo" have all been adopted and are off to live in New Hampshire, USA together

Charlie Chiltern ADOPTED

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

"Charlie Chiltern" has now been adopted and is living in Hawaii


"ALFIE" Has Been Adopted

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 7:50 PM

"Alfie" from The Miniature World of The House Of Genista Has Been ADOPTED