During World War One many British Soldiers used to be given a little bear by their sweethearts and loved ones. These bears had eyes that were high up on their heads which peeped out of the soldiers' top pockets.
This little bear is my version of these bears and is named after Private Horace Taylor who was a Soldier from the village I live in now during WW1
Horace is one of my mini Soldier bears at just 21/2" (6.5cm) when standing.He is made from blonde mohair which I have plucked, shaded, waxed and added faux stitching to.
He is fully cotterpin jointed and has blue glass eyes and a sparsely stitched nose. He is filled with kapok, used in the making of early bears, and has steel shot in his body for extra weight. Horace comes wearing a red, white and blue sash tied together with a rusty old safety pin with a bronze coloured "Hope" charm.
If you would like to reserve any of the Little Scruffs on my site for up to 5 weeks a Â£10 deposit will secure.
If you are in the UK and would prefer to have this bear sent by the lower price of signed for or by courier please let me know and I will adjust the postage
Discounted postal costs for ALL countries outside the UK can be found on my Terms page along with questions on reserving a bear