I have been working on some new pieces since I got back from TBAI and I've been looking ahead to my next show. In September I will be going to Kansas City, MO for the Teddy Bear Jubilee. This year's theme is "The Magic of Teddy Bears" and every year I make a piece for the Good Bears of the World charity auction. For this year, I decided to design a new rabbit for the auction who is going to be accessorized to go with the theme. I really liked how he turned out, so I actually made a second rabbit. I would like to share that rabbit with you today.
This is Rupert. He is an 8" rabbit made from an ivory colored alpaca. He has light topaz colored eyes with tan ultrasuede eyelids that have been hand shaded. He also has tan ultrasuede feet. Rupert is fully jointed with cotterpin joints and he has a hand-stitched nose of perle cotton with perle cotton whiskers. He is stuffed with a mixture of polyester fiber and steel shot. Rupert has a hand-made vest in a brown houndstooth print with a brown wooden button and he can stand on his own due to the large size of his feet. Rupert is currently available for $85.
Please feel free to leave me a comment to let me know what you think!