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My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New teddy is on a good track !


the new one is far from finished, he still needs a face, and 1 paw and 1 sole needs to be worked on
and the back is not closed, just pinned.

BUT i had to have a look, and i need to show you the results so far :D

He can stand :


he can sit


he can be on all 4


even his bumm looks kind of ok, does seem to be a bit shifted to the side though …
needs some investigation :D


and he can lay down !! :D


for those interested here a few steps :

i traced the sewing line with running stitch, and also the line where i want some hair to be after cutting the soles.


then i cut on the hairy side, all hair on the seam allowance, right to the showing red stitches.
which means, i don’t need to pull any hair out of the sewing line after i am finished :D

and then i cut the centre free from hair too … right to about 1 or 2 mm from the sewing line


here i helped myself a bit and taped the hair out of the way, same as here i did with the back part too.


and then i prepare the pads i am sewing in there - i like to stitch the edge on so i don’t have the fiddling around when i sew them onto the fur.


then i just placed them onto the shaved pieces and sew them on - don’t forget to leave 1cm open so you can stuff them a bit after turning.

sew the pad into the foot, turn the whole thing …. stuff the toes and the sole, close the gap and of course the toes and sole will be a bit sculpted too :D


this teddy i also tried the first time with screw and lock (?)

which means, i couldn’t stuff the leg, (arm) close it and attach it then to the body….
i needed to partly stuff it, attach it, hold the end of the screw with one hand, and fix the locking item with the other hand. fiddly stuff …

and THEN i had to finish stuffing and sew the opening … and THIS i did not like a little bit.
so i thought, i need to fix this screw somehow, so i can close the gap before i attach the foot.
which looks like this.


to hold the discs and screws in place for gluing i attached the other disk on the outside


and this are all the secrets i found out so far :D

thanks a lot to the more then friendly and fast help from the artists in my forum :D
it is in German, but those of you who speak German, i am sure you will like it there :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the tip on taping the fur down when doing the feet. I never thought to do this. It will make everything so much easier.