I made a few Bears, which I think are really cute, but they been sitting around for month and month, they just dont sell.
What are you doing with your "Shelfsitters"??
I am not a Bear Collector, but I love making them, it is soo relaxing for me after a hard days of work.
Rita made a new word
I didn't start selling my bears on
net or store yet so can't answer yet
but I think I'll keep all my "Shelfsitters" at home
because I love to correct bears even the
one I made. only thing is I might need more
shelf for them!?
I wonder how your adorable bear can be
It Maybe this season *summer coming* is
slowing down the bear corrector ?
When I have a bear that is not a hit, I do as Marie suggested; I take another look at them and see what, if anything I can do to improve them. Sometimes they need their ears adjusted or some accent color added to their faces or paws, or a new ribbon or embellishment. Not too long ago, I ended up removing a sculpted face from one of my bears and replacing it with a fur one...it sold right away.
I think it is because we put so much of ourselves into our creations that we just hate to give up on them. I know I do. My approach is very much like Laure's. When I have a bear that has gone to several shows and doesn't "catch on" for some reason, I will often redo it in someway. And very often it will be the first to go at my next show! Because a lot of my bears are dressed -- I might redress them or "tweak" them in some way. This year I did my most extreme "tweaking" ever on one poor bear -- I beheaded him! I had tried a new style and it just didn't seem to be working. A new head worked well and the bear sold right away. Now the strangest thing -- I just fished the old head out of my odd-parts box and I think I know what was wrong. I had the head on one of my very slim fashion-type bodies and I think he needed to be on a chunky, short body --it was a case of miss-matched body parts. I have enough mohair to try again and maybe the poor head will like his new body. Do I sound a little like "Dr. Frankenstein"?