Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears...

... introduces a special little owl ...


~ On a 7 day Auction ~

I'm very pleased and excited to introduce Hotah - a baby snowy owl - to you! His name means "white" in the Sioux language.  

Many, many hours went into this baby baby owl.  Hotah was so much fun to create and photograph - I hope you love him as much as I do!  

Hotah is a one of a kind artist baby owl completely designed and hand sewn (no machine work) 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 creation! Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another owlet just like Hotah. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Hotah is hoping that you will find a special place in your heart for him!


Hotah is made from wonderfully soft & warm recycled Norwegian fox fur from a vintage stole. He is so cuddly!  I love how this vintage fur adds to his realistic look!

Hotah is such a sweet baby owl, poseable, and full of personality, that you'll have a hard time putting him down! 



Hotah has a lot of detail in his sweet little face.  His face and legs have been scissor sculpted. He has premium black glass eyes which are so dark & soulful.  He has moveable ultrasuede eyelids which can completely close.  They add so much personality!  His eyelids can be posed so he can be wide awake, fast asleep or anywhere in between.



Hotah is has full wire armature for posing. His wings, legs and each individual toe are wired for posing – he can perch on your finger or on a branch or have his toes stretched out!

Hotah has individually carved beak & talons. I created these out of epoxy clay which I first hand sculpted, then hand carved. I then hand shaded and sealed them. 




Hotah is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets and an extra portion of cuddles.  Hotah can pose in almost any way a real baby owl can.  He is so fun to pose!



Hotah stands at about 6".  He is so fluffy that he seems a bit bigger.
















I hope you've enjoyed viewing Hotah! Thank you for visiting his auction!


Hotah will arrive in a special box with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable owlet made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts. Any props I may use in the photos are not included in the auction unless otherwise stated.

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 Hotah 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. I do not charge a fee for my layaway service. Layaway payments are non-refundable. If you'd like to use this option, or would like to arrange an alternative layaway plan, 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.