Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears...

...is pleased to introduce a Lifelike Chihuahua Puppy


~*~ on a 7 day listing ~*~

I am so excited to introduce Bandit to you. He is such a happy and playful little Chihuahua puppy. Bandit and I are hoping he will steal your heart! 

Bandit is a one of a kind artist puppy 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 of love and effort went into this creation!

Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another puppy just like Bandit. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Bandit is 6” and very detailed. I've taken loads of photos of him and I hope you enjoy seeing them all!

Bandit is made from beautiful off white synthetic fur. It was a bit long for a short haired chihuahua, so he has been extensively scissor sculpted. I have applied his realistic black markings by hand.

Bandit's adorable face is full of detail and took me so many hours to create! His face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded. He has soulful glass eyes that I hand painted in very dark gray. He also has eyelids that can be posed open or completely closed, or anywhere in between.

Bandit has a realistic nose which I made out of epoxy clay without any molds. It is realistically hand painted.

Bandit's ears have hand shaded ultrasuede inner ears. They are wired for extra posing.

Bandit's ultrasuede paws were also very time consuming. I scissor sculpted, thread sculpted and hand shaded them. I added epoxy clay claws that I individually hand shaped and sealed.

Bandit is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. He is fully armatured (including a short wire in his tail) for lots of fun poses!

I created a faux leopard print pillow for him – he looks so sweet resting on it.

If you have any questions or comments about Bandit, 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 Bandit's pictures. Thank you for visiting his auction!


Bandit will arrive with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Unless otherwise stated, props I use in the photos are not included. The pillow in this auction is included. He is a collectable puppy made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.

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 more information about my creations.

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

***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Bandit 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.