***UPDATE : VANDER WILL BE MAKING HIS NEW HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA***
Please meet my newest little one, Vander.
Vander is currently available directly from me for $342.00 US. If you are interested in purchasing Vander, please click the Buy Now Pay Pal button just above. Clicking the button allows you sign in securely to the Pay Pal system. If you don’t have a Pay Pal account, Pay Pal can still securely process your payment using most debit or credit cards… after clicking the Buy Now button, just choose the “Don’t have a Pay Pal Account” option. I do not charge for shipping… that’s my gift to YOU!
Vander is made from the same type of fabric and a very similar pattern as Tris from a few weeks ago. It’s a lovely fabric that I’ve had in my stash for about 7 years. It’s been nearly that long since I’ve used this style of fabric as well! It’s a bit tricky to sew, but the results are well worth the effort. The style and scale of the fabric end up looking JUST like a full-sized plush teddy. I must remember to use this style more often! I think his size and proportion would serve Vander well as a companion for an MSD sized Ball Jointed Doll. I’ve been eyeing these dolls for quite some time and I am on the verge of caving in and buying one… I’d love to see what my little ones look like with a suitably sized “human” friend!
Vander measures in at 4 and 1/2 inches standing. He’s created from two micro plush fabrics… one in multi hued warm browns and the other is a gorgeous lush beige. Since this a longer plush type fabric, you can brush it a bit to “style” him! He has bent arms and straight legs with wire armature. The best way to imagine the proportions of my bears is to look at the photos of them in my hand. Though my creations often have a stylistic similarity that makes them mine, each one is absolutely one of a kind and can not be duplicated.
Vander has beautiful blue-green eyes with an undereye white accent and a sewn in upper eyelid. He is shaded with a bit of dark umber around his mouth and ears. His face has been deeply sculpted using invisible internal stitches, which give him his one of a kind expression and personality.
Both his arms and legs have an internal armature that allow Vander to hold soft poses. You can turn his feet out and lightly bend his wrists and elbows. His front and rear paws have pads made of ultra suede and they all have tiny little pulled toes.
Vander’s neck ruff is constructed out of a pretty French wired ribbon that I recently purchased from one of my favorite on-line shops. It’s a lovely ombre bronze and pale blue, which I’ve folded, gathered and ruched. His ruff is not designed to be removable.
As always, I’ve paid very close attention to making sure that my miniatures have all the detail and intricacy of a much larger bear. I am also a stickler for proportion. I really like for them to pass for large bears until you see a picture of one in my hand.
Vander will arrive lovingly gift boxed and with his own photographic Certificate of Authenticity.
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As always, thank you for your continued interest in what I do, and thanks for taking a peek at little Vander!