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.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I was not really lazy


You remember when i told you i cant decide which fur to use ?
and how i cut 3 furs ?
well … those 3 furs are now close to be ready - for faces :)
the limbs are jointed and stuffed and closed
the heads are stuffed and mounted to the body and got the eyes.

Now i need to wait till the wool arrives … wool ? yeaaaa
i ordered 15 different shades of grey and brown mohair for felting :)
and when the wool arrives, i am hopefully ready to get the felting started.


On Tuesday i got a loooovely present from a dear friend, Richard Backschas, i show you further down what it was.
But this meant, i had to research about traditional teddy pattern.
So i looked at a lot of pictures, and made the first pattern.
Here is the bear - the first proto type :)
He is really small - just 24 cm - IF he could stand, which he cant… poor fellow


He is not really optimal yet, so i made a few changes to the pattern, and cut a grey sparse mohair … it is partly sewn, i was just so itching from the cut hair i had to stop for last night.
I already ordered some wood wool … it should arrive today or on Monday.

I don't know if it works out all right and usable or if it needs some more adjustments, but in case i need to make a version 3, i got some white sparse mohair :)
After this i should be ready … what for you ask … ohhh you will see … scroll down :)


Here it is … the present
Some so wonderful antique mohair !!
deep red wine the colour … i am drooling over this colour :)
This will be the final version of my traditional style teddy.
I cant wait to see him :)


Monday, June 4, 2012

I am going sooo slooow at the moment


some days ago i started with Mrs Childeater … Abberdena she will be called - if all goes like it is supposed to go


Everything is ready … all i have to do is felt a face and paws.
But i don’t feel like it.

So today i have cut some more teddy … didn’t know which fur to go for, so i gone for all :)