I am really encouraged by the feedback about the puppies I have been making. As a person who loves to diversify I like to experiment and reach outside my comfort zone. It would be easy peasy for me to just churn out bears one after the other but that is just not me.
So I have decided to keep on with the pups and other new ideas.
As far as eBay goes I agree that often it is a bit of a jumble sale. However, the exposure to a worldwide audience is worth an occasional punt in order to gain new customers. It isn't something I will do every time but in order to gain a presence I do think I need to be predictably regular.
I really appreciate all the feedback and would like to say a huge thanks to all those who got in touch!!