A little bit about these merbears... They are made from fake fur, fleece, upholstery fabric, glass eyes, embroidery floss and wool felt. Their arms and heads are jointed with plastic joints so they can move their heads and arms. The boy merbear has a fleece crown and the girl has a fabric shell bikini top. I made them so that they can hang on the wall. I just realized I forgot to measure them but they are big....probably around 17-19 inches. The girl is a bit smaller than the boy.
One of the coolest features of these guys are their eyes. I had ordered glass eyes before but never this large and when I got them I realized that the backs needed to be painted. If I didn't paint them you could see the fabric through the glass and it didn't look good. I ended up painting the eyes first with a glitter paint and then with a complimentary color over the glitter once it dried. They came out so cool! Now I want to paint other eyes and try out different combinations of colors and techniques.