Friday, 18 November 2016

Puddy Kitten available for adoption

I'm so delighted with how this sweet 9.5 inch kitten turned out. I have named him Puddy as his quite rotund! He has locline armature so he can pose very nicely. I has lots of hand detailing, needlefelted detailing to his face, glass eyes which I hand painted. He has leather ears which I have shaded in shades of pink and brown. He is very weighty so he can sit and stand firmly.
He is made from some wonderful ginger shaded Tissavel faux fur has little white toes and a white muzzle with fine whiskers.
His adoption fee is £395 including UK postage. International postage is £25 extra.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more 


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Wilbur the Wolf Cub eBay auction

I've been religiously working on this complex design for a very long time and I thrilled to bits with the outcome.
Coming up with new designs is what keeps me going and the challenge of making a wolf cub is the latest of a series of various ideas lately.
This sweet wolf cub who I named WILBUR is 20 inches long not including his tail and he stands 12 inches tall from his toes to his shoulders. He is very poseable  and there are lots of nice pictures on the auction page. Please get in touch if you have any questions

All the details are on the auction page which you can visit by clicking on this link

The auction runs for 10 days from 9PM this evening (UK TIME) and finishes a week on Sunday (13th November)


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Fearne available for adoption

When I posted my bear last night I kept looking and thinking...'that bear should be a girl'.
So I worked today changing a few things and so I have turned L'il Tinka into a little girl bear called FEARNE
All the details are the same ..Fearne is a 9inch girl made from ultra cuddly grey beige Schulte faux fur. She has shell coloured paw pads in wool felt, which I have stitched and shaded. She has black glass eye to which I have added tiny leather eyelids and shading. I gave her a pretty beige hand crocheted bolero with a tulle tutu attached in sandy beige. I added a little crystal button and a matching hair bow.

I think she's exceptionally pretty



Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Hobo available!

Hobo is unexpectedly available!

Well poor HOBO hasn't got off to  good start. The high bidder on his auction who won him has now told me she wants me to cancel the 'order' which means she doesn't understand the rules of eBay, was overzealous in her bidding and has had buyers remorse . So I'm feeling very disgruntled and upset/confused ..but live and learn.  

He's undoubtedly one of the best bears I've ever made. Admittedly he's a new design but he has all the hallmarks of a real show stopper.
I spent a whole 35 hours creating his face, then the rest of him took me a further week to do.

When I cost out my bears I work out the costs of the materials and the time I spend on them along with advertising, insurance, listing costs, overheads and tax to arrive at my price. With eBay its slightly different. I start the price at the absolute minimum that the bear can be sold at and the hopefully I can achieve a good price for the more complex bears. Its a risky strategy because as in this case, with a new style after 70 hours work I can end up with an hourly rate of less than the minimum wage. But I don't care if I get my work seen and progress the design next time.

So I did think of listing Hobo again on eBay but I think he deserves to find a new home now.
So I'm offering him for sale at the high bidder price at the end of the auction. Which I believe is the fairest way to progress.
He is 22 inches tall has a double neck joint and has loc-line armature for posing in his limbs. He has wonderful taxidermy glass eyes to which I have added sculpted eyelids. He has a very realistic face with waxed and sealed nose which I needle felted.
He has trapunto leather paw pads and leather 'claws'
All in all he's a wonderfully characterful bear with lots of posing possibilities. I thoroughly enjoyed making him and I am extremely proud of him.

Please get in touch if you have any questions


Friday, 23 September 2016

Berry the Bunny available

This very sweet bunny is called Berry. She is 10 inches tall and has a very realistic face. I say girl ..I'm still not sure but then I can't tell with rabbits very often!
She is made from Tissavel Faux Fur and has alpaca foot pads which I sculpted.
I used large black glass eyes and shaded for added appeal. I spent ages scissoring a cute bunny nose and added offset ears lined with pink wool felt. Berry is very heavy with a weighted tummy which has been softly stuffed for posing.

Berry has been adopted...huge thanks !


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Little Darby available for adoption

This is Little Darby. He is a brand new design and I think he is very sweet.
I made him from chocolate brown tissavel faux fur and gave him a blended inset face with apoxy resin sculpted nose which I have stitched in place. He has glass eyes and sculpted detailing to create a sweet expression.
He is just under 9 inches tall and is quite a weighty bear as I filled his tummy with stainless steel beans.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about this sweet bear



Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Peep the Penguin

I'm so pleased with this baby penguin. He's called PEEP and he is the very first one I have ever made.
He's 9 inches tall and is made from Schulte faux fur in ivory, black and silver grey.
He has a sculpted beak in apoxy clay, needle felted face detailing, black glass eyes and hand detailing to create a baby face.
He has wired leather feet and wired 'wings' which can be posed gently. He also has a loc-line armature spine so he can look up and down and tilt his head inquisitively side to side.

I hope you like this new design, I am thrilled with him!
His adoption fee is £325 including UK postage. Postage overseas is an extra £20.