Toodle Pip, a lovable, colourful, little one of a kind, hand dyed mohair artist bear by Barbara-Ann Bears
Toodle Pip is one of our smallest bears, he stands just 5 inches( 13 cm) tall and is 4 inches (10 cm) sitting.
Toodle Pip is a delightful little bear, he is the sort of character you might imagine in a fantastic story, running around a flower filled garden full of strange, wonderful characters, there is just a little bit of Alice in Wonderland in him...
Toodle Pip is made from a variety of different mohairs. He's mainly a short straight pile cream mohair on which Barbara has drawn flowers in many colours, on such a little bear the flowers look like abstract curves but they're definitely flowers. His tummy is a longer, denser, straight pile mohair dyed deep pink and a vibrant yellow. His face is a long, fluffy mohair hand-dyed a cheerful yellow on top and a soft peach at the sides with a deep maroon backcloth. The backs of his ears are a long, feathery mohair hand dyed a vivid pink. They say 'a picture is worth a thousand words' so rather than explain which mohair was used where please look at the photos, they are much prettier than any words.
Toodle Pip's paw pads are made from a printed cotton fabric which Barbara has hand dyed in many colours, the words printed are very brief, jumbled excerpts from Alice in Wonderland. He has beautiful, hand painted eyes with hand coloured eyelids, a splendid little nose embroidered from individual threads to compliment his colouring and he has a sweet, friendly smile. Toodle Pip is stuffed with polyester stuffing and glass beads which give him a little extra weight and make him a little more cuddly.
When you're in the depths of winter Toodle Pip will remind you of the warmth of summer and all the beautiful flowers swaying in the breeze, you might even imagine a white rabbit pursued by a little girl through a magical garden. Toodle Pip is small enough to fit in your pocket and travel around with you; you could bring him out to amaze your friends at any moment.
We will enclose photos with Toodle Pip and we are happy to put in a greetings card and gift tags, maybe a birthday card or one for another occasion, you can choose one from our greetings card page and let us know which card you would like.
As with all our bears, Toodle Pip is not a toy, he is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.