Monday 17 October 2011

I am interested to know....

...what people think.

I am so enjoying these new puppies that I am making and I have had a huge amount of positive  feedback...mainly from other bear makers ..but some from collectors too. When the auction was running there were 85 watchers...almost 500 page views yet only 2 bids. I am not too worried about eBay as it is very often merely an  exercise to get my work 'out there' .
Given the amount of feedback and yet the lack of bids I am assuming that it is ebay that people don't like rather than the puppies? I am interested to know what you think.
Is it that most people collect bears not dogs? Maybe it's that people don't like the dogs period.
I am interested to know and would love to hear back from people with your views....


  1. There are two things I can think of that might have influenced sales (because it certainly wasn't your pup, it's absolutely adorable)

    1. When your auction ended. I've found that if I don't time this JUST right, my auctions miss out on all the bids that are placed within the last 30 minutes.

    2. The fickle nature of dog owners. I've read several different crafters statements on dog owners vs. cat owners, and they often recommend making cats, if you're going to make pet-type animals in crafting. I guess dog owners tend to be very breed specific, and want something that looks like THEIR dog, where as cat owners just seem to like cats... if it looks like their cat, great, but not necessary. LOL.

    Those are just two things I can think of that might have influenced your sales... because like I said, it wasn't your puppy, your puppy was soooooo cute.

  2. Hmm, I haven't bought on eBay in ages, it just isn't my first 'go to' shopping place I guess... The puppies are fab though!

  3. AS one of the watchers on ebay I thought you might find my comments useful. I regard you as the 'Harrods' of bear makers. You're on my wish list as an artist that one day when I can afford it I'd love to have one of your creations and I was suprised to see you on ebay. Ebay sort of cheapens the product and I watched just to see how much the gorgeous puppy went for. I think a lot of other watchers were doing the same. I think bears will always be more popular than dogs for collectors so don't be disheartened. As an artist you need to explore and keep interested in what you're creating and if its puppies at the moment than keep going, they're beautiful but too good for ebay.

  4. Hi Jen,
    The puppies are really lovely - and I'm sure a lot of serious Three o'Clock collectors would want one; especially if they have rarity value. I'm usually too disorganised to remember to bid on e-bay! Maybe try putting one on the website and see how it goes? I wouldn't give up on them though...