BennyAndTheBear

Child Adventure Specialist

Brooklyn, New York · 239 Sales

BennyAndTheBear

Child Adventure Specialist

Brooklyn, New York 239 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(61)

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by! Sorry for the whole closing thing. I will be closed for the foreseeable future. Please check out my Instagram for updates, product listings, and more! Instagram: @bennyandthebear

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 13, 2018

Thank you for stopping by! Sorry for the whole closing thing. I will be closed for the foreseeable future. Please check out my Instagram for updates, product listings, and more! Instagram: @bennyandthebear

Britni Wing

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Britni Wing

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(61)
Melissa Rousseau

Melissa Rousseau on Apr 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This shirt is remarkably soft. I was really impressed with the quality of fabric the astronaut is printed on. The astronaut print was a huge hit with me son!

Sarah Erb

Sarah Erb on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The seller was AMAZING to work with. I noticed that this item was photographed in one of her pictures, but I didn’t see a listing for it. I contacted her and within a day she let me know that she found one more that was available for sale. I’m so happy that I was able to purchase this rocket. It goes perfectly with the astronaut plush toy and already looks great in our space themed nursery!

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Updates

Gift wrapping is an option this year! Just be sure to select the gift wrap option at check-out and your item will arrive in this black and green plaid paper with a satin ribbon.
Toddler fanny packs are in the shop! These two prints are there to start with and more are on the way.
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About

As long as I can remember I've been creating. Even before I knew how to sew I used Elmer's glue and a rudimentary stitch to piece together little creations for my friends. Luckily, now, I know how to use a sewing machine and since that first class in Junior High, the possibilities have been limitless and no longer involve school glue.

I get my best inspiration when there are parameters boxing me in. Even in college my best designs came when I was given a specific assignment with a rubric of necessary elements. Something magical happens when I stop focusing on the things I can't do and start focusing on what I CAN do. Simplicity, originality, functionality, and affordability happen that way too. (Perhaps that's why I was drawn to block printing for making my textiles. There is really sooooo much you CAN do with it, even though there are things you can't.)

I came up with this shop many years before I even started posting items. I had a million ideas but most involved using equipment I didn't have or spending money I didn't have to spend. The idea for the backpack came when we lived overseas, on a small island with limited resources, and I wanted to give my two year old son a backpack for his birthday. Limitations. So I made my own and used that original pattern I had created to refine and streamline the products I have today.

Each item is hand carved, hand stamped, and hand sewn by yours truly. Each design is unique and original. So much love is put into each item.
This shop has been stuck in my head and my heart for years, at the edge of my fingertips for ages but for whatever reason it's been put off and scrapped for later. This is my "heart child". Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

Shop members

  • Britni Wing

    Owner, Designer/Maker/Printer

Production partners

  • Christopher Gibbs

    Springville, UT

    Chris is a 3D printer based out of Utah and is Britni's (the person behind Benny and the Bear) brother.

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