Thursday, May 25, 2017

New listings coming soon

handful of minis

Pipsie says she isnt getting enough attention........and NO, she isn't for sale

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Caramello Bear

 Caramello Bear

9cms standing
7cms seated
  Dense faux fur in rich caramel colour
Apoxy sculpted nose - painted and sealed
toning with oils
black glass eyes
jointed 5 ways with wired limbs
needlesculpted suede paw pads 
weighted with steel shot 
polyfibre filling
not suitable for small children due to small internal parts


Available for Adoption


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Red Panda

red panda

30 cms standing on 2 legs

22 cms standing on all 4 legs.

made from high quality faux fur

warm brown glass eyes with leather eyelids

nose sculpted from Apoxy Sculpt, sanded , painted and sealed with varnish

facial features created by needlefelting the muzzle and then rooting in individual strands of white alpaca.

horsehair whiskers

locline skeleton and jointed limbs

filled with polyfibre and steel shot for weight

authentic Eddybare label discretely stitched behind forelimb

handshaded and toned with oils .


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tuxedo Cats

I have today listed two Tuxedo cats in my Etsy shop 

Both are available for adoption

Tula is the larger cat and Tina is her kitten

Tula is a tuxedo cat standing 11,5 cms tall.
made from longpile black and white velvet.
glass eyes
apoxy-sculpt nose that has been sanded, painted, sealed and varnished
embroidered mouth
horsehair whiskers
polyfibre filling
wire armature and jointed 5 ways
needlefelted pawpads and pulled toes 
ultrasuede collar and red heart

Tina is a Tuxedo kitten standing 6 cms tall
made from  black and white mohair
glass eyes 
plastic nose
unjointed and remains seated
lovely miniature size
ultrasuede pawpads.

 Here are some pictures of them playing together

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Panda Bear ready for Adoption

 Hope you enjoyed the work-in-progress pictures  -  here he is all finished.  

Panda stands 9,5 inches tall
seated 7 inches
made from mohair
locline spine and wired limbs for movement and posing
black glass eyes
nose sculpted from Apoxy Sculpt, sanded, painted and sealed
filled with steel shot for nice weight
and polyfibre for softness
His facial features achieved by sewing, removing mohair and needlefelting his muzzle to desired shape....then rooting all mohair strands back into face.  Time consuming endeavour but gives realism to face
paw pads are needlefelted 

Available to purchase in etsy shop


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Panda work in Progress

I thought it'd be interesting to post some work-in-progress pictures of my newest creation. 
This panda bear unfortunately does not look attractive until he is finished, but I can assure you he will be a handsome boy bear. 

removing the mohair

spiders?    Or the start of some paws?

needlefelting a muzzle

checking symmetry
hopefully both profiles look alike

all mohair has been rooted back in.    

Hope you liked these photos.  Tomorrow I will make panda some claws for his paws and then he will be listed on my etsy page 

I am happy with the way he is progressing.   There is a balance to be found between realistic and cute.   I think I have achieved that here.   Your comments are always welcome.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Red Fox

 Red fox in the softest extra longpile velvet
heavily weighted with steel shot
expressive eyes
handmade clay nose
5 pin joints
glass eyes

Available on etsy  here




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fat bird

This sweet, fat bird is weighted and feels wonderful in your palm.  She is available in my Etsy shop here  or you can click below. 


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Etsy shop has stock

The above animals are to be listed in my Etsy shop. 

 Some are already there, and the others will be listed shortly

Hope you like them!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sneak Peak

I've been a busy bee.  Here is a sneak peek at what I'm working on

Thursday, March 23, 2017

coming soon

 from simple bits and pieces

to another little sweetie

waiting till I have finished a whole tribe of animals  made before I photograph and post them properly.  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

embroidered baby blanket

It's a long while since I posted here but I have not been idle.   I just havent made anything to sell.   Last year I hand embroidered a baby blanket for my friend's daughter............a very special woman, a warrior,  who has endured and conquered so much, and always with a smile and formidable spirit. Her positive attitude inspires all who know her.   As we had all lived in Botswana some years ago and spent endless holidays in the Okavango and Zimbabwe I decided to go with a wild animal the bush was, and still is very much a part of our lives. 

 Here is adorable baby Kayden on his  embroidered blanket

A couple of the animal details