Hares usually do not live in groups but live in simple nests above ground where they also give birth. They are very swift reaching speeds of 35-45mph.
My life size hare is 18″ tall, sitting. He is made of German Wool with hand painted glass eyes and a needle felted face. The Hare is fully jointed, including a double jointed neck. His arms and legs are wired, and then he is airbrushed for a realistic appearance.
Sells for $495.00
The Arctic Fox, also called white fox or polar fox , is a small fox native to the arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. While the fox is white in the winter to blend in its fur changes to brown in the summer. A thick coat helps to keep the fox insulated year round, and it’s furry, padded feet enable it to easily move on the ice in search of food.
This arctic fox is 11″ tall, 26″ long and made from Mohair and alpaca. He has a complete moveable armature in head, legs, body, and tail. he has leather foot pads, a needle felted face and is softly stuffed with polyfil.
The Arctic Fox is a Limited Edition of 5, of which only 1 remains available. The Arctic Fox is exclusive to Collins Gift Shop in Rye, New Hampshire
Mr. Squirrel is 12″ tall. The Western Gray Squirrel nests high in trees, one for sleeping and raising young and one for temporary use. These little forest dwellers spend much of their time gathering food in the trees and the ground. Many caches of stored food are never claimed thus contributing to new seedling growth.
Mr. Squirrel is made of hand dyed mohair and stuffed with polyfill. He is fully wired with glass eyes,double neck joint, ultra suede footpads, and a needle felted face.
Mr. Squirrel won second place in the URSA awards, and he was also nominated for the Golden Teddy 2011 award.
Mr. Squirrel is an Open Edition and sells for $495
Randy the Chipmunk is 6″ tall. These little “timber tigers” are not only fun to watch but play a crucial role in our environment by spreading seeds.
Randy is made of mohair and is fully wired. He is stuffed with polyfill, has a double neck joint, and a needle felted face with airbrushed features.
Randy the Chipmunk is an Open Edition and sells for $375
Please note that the fur may vary slightly.
Tioga, the American Black Bear is made from dense German Mohair and Alpaca with a wool felt muzzle. He has a double jointed neck, handmade leather nose and hand painted brown glass eyes. Tioga’s claws are handmade of polymer and he has moveable wrist joints and ultrasuede paw pads. He is filled with polyfil and stands 10″ tall and 14″ long when posed on all four legs. Tioga is a member of my “Wildlife Series”.
Tioga is retired.
KERMODE BEAR — GHOST BEAR — WHITE SPIRIT BEAR
This wonderful bear, Ursa Americanus Kermodei, is an otherwise ordinary American black bear that, thanks to a recessive gene, is born with white fur. There is a recessive gene which both parents have to have to make the black bear white. There can be a family with white and black bears at the same time. This bear, named after Frank Kermode, former director of the Royal British Columbia Museum, is a genetic abnormality, but not an albino. Where an albino would have a white or pink nose and light-colored eyes, a Kermode bear has a dark nose and eyes.
In the beautiful rain forests of Princess Royal Island, just off the coast of British Columbia in Canada, the bear population has been isolated for so long that this recessive gene for white fur shows up in large numbers: one out of every ten bears is white. In the past few years the island has become the center of a struggle between conservationists and developers.
Takla is retired.
Shonak is all Mohair with a handmade leather nose, handpainted face, hand-stitched leather footpads, glass eyes with ultrasuede eyelids, handmade claws, and a double jointed neck. She is stuffed with polyfil and plastic pellets and is 16″ long and 10″ tall. Shonak and Weeko are sold seperately. Shonak is a member of my “Wildlife Series”.
Shonak is an Open Edition and sells for $325
Lian is made from curly, feather finish English Mohair. He has a double jointed neck, handmade leather nose, glass eyes backed by brown ultrasuede, handsewn Mohair eye patches, and handmade polymer claws. Lian also has a wrist joint that adds great flexibility in posing, and leather and ultrasuede foot pads. He is pellet filled and weighted and is 20″ tall
Lian is an Open Edition and sells for $335
Kiam, the Grizzly Bear is made of tipped Mohair and hand-dyed Alpaca with airbrushed features. He has a double jointed neck, handmade leather nose and hand painted gold glass eyes. Kiam’s claws are handmade of polymer and he has moveable wrist joints and ultrasuede paw pads. He also has wire armatures in his front legs. He is filled with polyfil and stands 11″ tall and 14″ long when posed on all four legs. Kiam is a member of my “Wildlife Series”.
Kiam is retired.