Wellcome to my blog

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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Looking at 2 furs for new Teddy's


I was digging in my faux fur storage and dragged out 3 furs…
After staring at them for some time, i decided, i want to try my new designs a bit smaller then the 30 cm they are now.

So the choice are now this 2 lovely pieces.
the red one is 21 cm by 70 cm and got a 1 cm pile
the brown one is 42 cm by 70 cm and has 2 cm long hair.
I could easily make a 25 cm bear with the red fur … BUT :D
as the hair are so short - i am going to try a 20 cm bear AND a 15 cm Bear out of it.

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I spent hours with gimp today to work out a layout plan for the red one.
first i did the 25 cm bear … so much waste - no no … no good :D
then the 20 cm bear … sooo much space left - can it be enough … and then i tried it … moving pieces around and back and forth and back again … and i worked out a way to fit those 2 bears onto the fur AND have it rather symmetric from the pattern on the fur … WOHO :D
now i JUST need to cut out the pattern pieces - and this time i need to work reversed …
Means i cut out the pieces, and lay the large paper with the holes in it onto the backing and trace the lines …

now you kind followers - cross your fingers and wish me luck - i really hope this works as i hope it does :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Work on Blog and Homepage nearly finished

As you can see, i worked on the style of my blog and homepage.
The work is nearly done, just the side bars from my main blog need to be exported to the “storage” blogs - so you can see them there also. I will work on this in the next couple of days.

If you stumble over a bad mistake - please let me know.

And now have fun on my newly designed Place :)