Thursday, March 12, 2009


I am listing two new toys on Ebay, tonight. Easter is approaching and I'm starting to make a few bunnies. I love Easter and it's fun to make themed toys, fashioned after the old German toys that I love. Enjoy! My Ebay seller name is "duffyantiques".

1. Hoppy Bunny and Friends is an Easter set. Hoppy is 3 1/4 inches long x 3 inches tall (to the tip of his ears). He is made of German shulte mohair that has been hand painted with several layers of permanent heat-set paints, for a realistic look. He is filled with excelsior and steel shot and has German amber glass eyes, an embroidered face and nylon wiskers.

Hoppy is simply decorated with a white organza ribbon decorated with a posy of tiny pink and purple flowers, around the neck. He is mounted on off-set pewter wheels, so he hops when he is pulled. He comes with a tiny pink and white, chennile chick and a chalkware bunny (2 3/4" tall) that is made from one of my antique bunny molds. He is carefully painted with acrylic paints and sealed with several coats of varnish. The bunny comes in a purple shaker style collector box, decorated with a reproduction vintage bunny picture. The basket in the photo is sprinkled with glitter. The bunny is signed and the set will also come with a signed hang-tag.
2. Tuppence and Her Chick - Tuppence is 5 inches tall and made from hand-dyed golden brown, German mohair, that has been extensively aged, leaving a few bald spots. She has German glass eyes, lightly waxed nose and is stuffed with excelsior and steel shot and granulate for weight. Her ears, face and paws have been shaded for a vintage look and her leather paw pads have been distressed, leaving tiny holes for the excelsior to show through. Tuppence wears a hand made dress, designed from a vintage hanky, with embroidered roses on the bodice. She comes with her friend, a delightful feather chick. She will come with a signed hang-tag.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


After an absence of almost a year, I have listed two bears on Ebay tonight - Hector and Molly. They are smaller bears and I've had fun doing them. Feedback is always a bonus, so I'd love to hear what you think of them! For some reason I can't get the links to work, so if you would like the see their auctions, my Ebay ID is: duffyantiques

1. Hector is 3 3/4 inches tall and made of cream German Shulte Mohair that has been aged and distressed quite a bit. Hector is also stuffed with excelsior and weighted with granulate and stainless steel shot. He is adorned with a vintage silk bow and comes with his own collector tin.

2. Molly is 4 inches tall and made of hand-dyed German Mohair. She is stuffed with excelsior and weighted with granulate and stainless steel shot. Molly wears a dress made from a vintage hanky nd comes with her own miniature tea cup.