Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears...

...is excited to introduce a miniature recycled mink fur Emperor Penguin Chick!


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I'm so excited to introduce Wibble, my first penguin chick!

At 3 ¼”, he is a fluffy handful of love :) I hope you will think he is as much of a sweetheart as I do!

~~~ Adopted ~~~

Wibble is so much fun to pose and photograph!

Wibble is a one of a kind artist penguin chick 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 Wibble. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Wibble is made from gorgeous recycled black, white, and silver mink fur. His fur is completely lined.

Wibble's adorable face is full of detail. His face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded. He has soulful black glass eyes with moveable eyelids so they can be posed open, closed, or in between. I created a realistic epoxy clay beak for him.

Wibble's ultrasuede feet have individual epoxy clay claws, which are painted and sealed.

Wibble is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tiny tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles :) Wibble has a cotterpin and disk neck joint. He has armature in his legs and wings for lots of fun poses! 

For his photo shoot, I posed him with some pebbles from our river, they are not included.

If you have any questions or comments about Wibble, 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 Wibble's pictures. Thank you for visiting him here!


Wibble 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 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*** ~ I am delighted to offer Wibble 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. Xpresspost is much quicker, please choose that option in the drop down PayPal menu if you would like to use it.

***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.