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 hey..you 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.

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  1. Absolutely adorable, but then all your work is top-notch! Blessings, Bess

  2. How do I purchase your stuffed animals

  3. He's a nice bear for sure. How much do u usually charge for your bears?

  4. Very nice bear !, how much do you charge for your bears?

  5. OMG...you are an AMAZING artist! I just found you....I cannot wait to buy my first item from you. I am completely awestruck by the realistic beauty of your work. WOW!