This is Minstrel. He's around 8cm tall and is made from a mixture of mini-bear fabrics - American Velvet and Cashmere; he's stuffed with polyester filling and his feet contain steel shot which gives him the stability to stand independently.
I made Minstrel for an auction arranged by some friends of mine in a group I belong to. All the members of the group are creative people with chronic health problems and all the items have either been donated or handmade and donated by them - Minstrel is my contribution. The auction is now open to bids, which can be made up until the closing date - 28th April 2013 - and the person who has made the highest bid will win the item. All the money raised will be shared equally between Macmillan and Invest in M.E.
If you're interested in bidding for Minstrel you can access him directly here - alternatively you can access the rest of the auction site here.
I wish you very happy bidding, I am happy to be contributing to two great causes which are both very close to my heart, and I hope Minstrel finds himself in a lovely new home very soon.
If you want to know any more about the organisations we're supporting, please follow the links below:
Macmillan Cancer Support
Invest In M.E.