Welcome to Melisa's Bears



Melisa's Bears...

... introduces "Tahnee"

a Sweet Miniature Owlet...

~*~     on a 7 day listing     ~*~

I'm so happy to introduce Tahnee, my smallest owlet so far! He is such a sweet little one!

Tahnee is 3” tall.

Tahnee is a one of a kind artist baby owlet completely designed and hand sewn (no machine sewing) by me, Melisa Nichols. He is very detailed and as such he is his own unique individual and can not be duplicated ~ a true one of a kind. Many, many hours went into this baby! I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Tahnee is made from recycled fitch fur from a vintage coat. Tahnee has been completely lined as are all my real fur creations. I love how the variations in the fitch fur give him a more realistic colouring.

Tahnee's sweet baby face is very detailed. His face has been scissor sculpted and thread sculpted. He has soulful black glass eyes and moveable eyelids - he can be posed awake, sleepy or asleep (his eyelids close as far as shown in the last photo). I hand sculpted a one of a kind realistic epoxy clay beak for him which I hand shaded and sealed. Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another owl chick just like Tahnee.

Tahnee has realistic feet with individually wired toes which he can use to grip your finger or a branch. I've given him wire talons which I hand carved to give them extra realism. They've been painted and sealed.  His wings are armatured as well.

Tahnee is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. He is armatured for lots of fun poses!

My daughter hand knit Tahnee's toque (knit hat) and it is included in his auction. He looks so cute in it!

If you have any questions or comments about Tahnee, please email me me... I'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to be on my mailing list, please let me know – I send out an email whenever I have a new creation ready for eBay.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of Tahnee's pictures. Thank you for visiting his auction!

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Tahnee will arrive with his toque in a special box with hang tags that include him birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable baby owl made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts. Any props in the photos are not included.

Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures! You've made every auction such a fun & enjoyable experience and I truly appreciate your appreciation and support!

Please visit my ABOUT ME page to see a sample of the packaging that will come with your creation and for more information about my creations.

All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.


***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Tahnee with free surface shipping anywhere in the world. This includes up to $1000 insurance for most countries (Canada Post will not insure to all countries). Free shipping is by surface mail which usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to US destinations and 6 - 8 weeks to overseas destinations. Please contact me for a quote if you would like to use Xpresspost instead which takes about 3-5 days to US destinations and about 6 days to overseas destinations.


***LAYAWAY *** ~ 1/3 payment within 7 days, 1/3 - 30 days after, and the final third, 30 additional days after that. For auctions over $1000 alternative layaway plans can be arranged. I do not charge a fee for my layaway service. Layaway payments are non-refundable. If you'd like to use this option, please email me before bidding.


***CUSTOMS*** ~ Customs fees, duties and tax will be the buyer's responsibility, according to the country's regulations, as well as delays due to customs regulations. Please do not ask me to mark as gift or to lower the declared value.


***FEEDBACK*** ~ I strive to do my best to make each auction a 5 star one - a five star rating is very important to me. Please consider giving me 5 stars in each area if you are happy with your purchase. Please be aware that I am in northern Canada and ship from a small town, so while I will get your package to the mail within 3 days of payment, I am not responsible for shipping delays - please rate my shipping time star based on my keeping my word as to my handling time. If you feel that you can not give me 5 stars, please contact me so I can do my best to fix any problem or address any concerns you may have.