Thursday, April 28, 2016

Group photo

Had a great deal of fun making this group of babies.   Some in diapers, a couple with baby bottles.   Here they are all together.  













a fistful of friends  


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bru Bear

Introducing baby Bru.  He is Honey Bunny's brother.

5 ways jointed
firmly filled with polyfibre
brown eyes
hand embroidered and hand shaded

what you looking at?


fawn coloured Ultrasuede inner ears and paws
Soft silvery-grey longpile velvet

wired ears and limbs for posing
hop hop hop
chilling in Dad's pocket
cuddle bunnies



SOLD
includes international Postage and Packaging 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bunny my Honey

Another pocket pal, and one of the Baby Brigade. I have called this  little bunny Honey.
Made from the most beautiful longpile velvet.  I can hardly describe the colour......its not quite faun, not quite beige, nor grey,  a slight lilac hue to the 'greigey'  colour.  Really lovely, and unusual. 

Five ways jointed, with armature in limbs and ears. 

firmly stuffed with polyfibre filling

Hand embroidered facial features and black glass eyes





embroidered feet

White wool felted diaper and fluffy tail

standing height 4 inches from the tops of the ears
snug as a little bug in Dad's pocket


                                                                    ADOPTED
Adoption Fee $87
(includes International Postage and Packaging)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gilli the bearcub

Please welcome Gilli, another 3 inch bear cub.
 Made from soft extra length velvet and suede
Black glass eyes
Hand shaded and hand embroidered features

I love having my furry tummy tickled!

armature in arms for posing

hand embroidered nose and feet
fully jointed

wo bear cubs and one pup........quite a handful


ADOPTED
ADOPTION FEE  $82

this includes international postage and packaging 



 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Baby Brigade

Over the next week  I will be introducing you to some new tiny creations.  They are part of my "Baby Brigade".  



 Amber










Amber is 2.5 inches sitting and 3 inches standing

She is made from sparse longpile  velvet and has lovely mottled suede paws

Black glass eyes

embroidered, waxed black nose

5 ways jointed

polyfibre filling

Wearing a needlefelted nappy





Adoption Price $75 

International postage and packaging $12 




















Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fennec Fox




Francesca is the sweetest little fennec fox, with a lovely smile.  She was created from my own design.

13 cms tall 

Made from the softest longpile Alpaca which I have subtely shaded with hints of beige, fawn, and rosey cream coloured pastels 

Shiny black English glass eyes, with embroidered white accent.

Her nose is sculpted from Apoxy clay, sanded, sealed and then painted black.

Horsehair whiskers.

Stuffed with polyfibre filling . Tail wired for posing.

I needed to lengthen her muzzle to make it more realistic, so the fur in that area was first plucked out and then needlefelted, before rerooting Alpaca strands back onto the muzzle. The new muzzle area was then scissor sculpted.  This process is extremely time consuming but makes a great difference to the end look.  






fluffy white tail with internal wire armature



fluffy tail keeps her warm and cosy








Francesca will be  available for adoption on Ebay now





Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fennec Fox coming soon


 Almost finished this little fennec fox.  Just pausing my work to play a bit.  He's enjoying a camel ride right now....   Watch this space. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bye Bye


This little guy leaves me today for a long journey to his new adopted mum.   I am going to miss him terribly.   

Travel safely and be happy.
 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pampoen

                                                 
                                                           ADOPTED



Pampoen is about 10 inches tall and can stand, sit and walk on all fours

Pampoen is pronounced 'Pumpun' and is the Afrikaans word for  a pumpkin. 
 
Made of dense alpaca fur and  mohair

Dark brown English glass eyes, with white accents

Black leather eyelids 

White horsehair whiskers

Hand sculpted Apoxy-Sculpt nose, that has been sanded , painted and sealed

Hand sculpted Apoxy-Sculpt clay claws that are painted and sealed

Four ways jointed.  The limbs are reinforced with wire armature.

There is no neck joint so his head does not turn from side to side. Instead there is flexible plastic spine running from his head down to the tip of tail. His head will therefore move up and down, tilt in all directions and allow for lots of posing positions.

He is filled with polyester fibre fill and wool

To create his unique look, I have trimmed away the fur on his face and then needlefelted the shape of his muzzle with wool fibre and special barbed needles that matt the wool fibres together.  Then I have rooted individual mohair strands back into the felted muzzle to create a natural and furry look.  This process takes many hours and much eye strain!

Pampoen's unique look has been achieved by extensive scissor sculpting, hand shading, and needle sculpting techniques.  Many hours have gone into his creation.

He has an Eddybare label attached to his centre back

Pampoen has his pumpkin with him in case he needs a snack... That is his favourite food.

I usually sketch, design and create all my own patterns in miniature form.   This raccoon however was created using the pattern of a well-known bear artist by the name of Mary Jardin Wimberley.  I adapted it in a number of ways to make my raccoon unique with its own  look and personality.  Mary's original pattern can be purchased from her Etsy shop here

My home is smoke-free.

 Pampoen is so delightful to play with.  I have taken many photos of him.   

He will listed on auction on Ebay this Sunday.



with mum before I got my whiskers





I have sharp claws

I am allowed on the furniture!

when nobody plays with me then I play with my pumpkin




                                                              ADOPTED