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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 25, 2012

the next 9 hours


Today the sun was shining, and it was so warm outside, i was sitting on the terrace while sewing for 2 hours :D

I started off with preparing the paw patches for the feet
Then pinning them into place


Sewing them on to the red line i stitched. And leaving a small opening for the stuffing later on.



Because i wanted the toes and finger part a bit loose, so i can stuff it better (more filling) i smoked (that's the word for it ? ) the edge with running stitch again, and secured it on to the edge030031

After 3 and a half hour all arms and legs where finished


Then half an hour for sewing the darts.

Then I spend an other hour to pull out all the red threads, pinning the parts together for sewing.
Just in time for TV “listening” i was ready to make me an other cup of coffee and settle down with my box of parts.

3 Hours later I had the legs on the back and the front and pinned the paws into place


The head, The body and sewn the head to the body.

Here you can see, i have the opening for the stuffing in the front, and also just sewn half of the neckline of the head.
That’s because it is easier for me to insert the spine later on, and sew the 2 “arms” on to the head seams and the rest to the back seam.


Here i show you why i spend a day cutting hair


Can you see … nothing caught in the seam line … which means no annoying pulling hair out of the seam line … which i sooo much hated.

Just give the whole thing a really good brushing  - i use a cat brush


Catch it somewhere and give it a good shake


No seam line to see :)

Still to do tomorrow :
Sew the arms and sew the pads into the feet


That's then again for a while with sewing …
Because the next part is the wirering (how is this spelled ? my dictionary doesn’t know, and i don’t know either) of the arms and legs.
Preparing the spine, covering wire and spine with something soft, and secure the padding so it stays where it is supposed to stay.

I don’t know how far i will get with it tomorrow …


  1. You are so perfect with all of your preparations. I love seeing them all.

    1. thank you joanne :)
      again it is your fault :D
      your little ones, are so neat and tidy... where you can see how much attention is payed and how much one cares at making !
      so i try my best and be a good follower :)