Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears...

...is pleased to introduce an adorable baby polar bear!


I'm so excited to introduce my newest baby polar bear! I've named him Baffin, after one of the new orphan polar bear cubs at the Winnipeg Zoo.

At 5”, Baffin is a sweet fluffball :) Every time I look into his eyes I fall in love all over and I hope you will love him as much as I do!

Baffin was so enjoyable to create and photograph - his photo shoot was so much fun!

Baffin is a one of a kind artist polar bear 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!

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

Baffin is made from gorgeous recycled mink fur from a vintage coat. So soft and fluffy!

Baffin's adorable face is full of detail. His face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded. He has soulful black glass eyes. He also has moveable eyelids (top and bottom) so he can be posed awake, sleepy or sleep. I hand sculpted his little nose from black epoxy clay. He has an open mouth (not moveable) with white epoxy clay teeth. It can be a challenge to make those tiny teeth!

Baffin's paws are thread sculpted and have individually hand sculpted rubber pads for a realistic feel. He also has black epoxy clay claws, each one individually hand sculpted.

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

Baffin is completely lined as are all my real recycled fur creations.

Baffin comes with his own sheepskin pod which I hand made. He is very attached to it, so cozy for naps :)

If you have any questions or comments about Baffin, 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 hope you've enjoyed seeing all of Baffin's pictures. Thank you for visiting him here!


Baffin will arrive with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable baby bear cub made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.

Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures!

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

***SHIPPING*** ~ Shipping includes up to $1000 insurance for most countries (Canada Post will not insure to all countries). Surface mail usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to US destinations and 6 - 8 weeks to overseas destinations. Air usually takes around 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. Currently, 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.