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, April 11, 2015

10th of april


i slept long, then we went for the weekly shopping, and then it was evening again
so i just knitted a few rows
and then i spent the night sorting my fiber stash
sorting a corner and under the table, so its now nearly free of random "stuff i need"


but now my wool stash is freshly sorted, i know again what i got
i refreshed all of the neem tissues
cleaned a cubbord, reorganised it, and have a nice start for sorting through the rest of the cubbords *lol*
but … as i spent the night doing it,  i will go to sleep before i go on :D

Friday, April 10, 2015

9th of april


sun was shining again, so i did some of the dirt work outside
flicking some of the alpaka i still got in a box, it has loads of sand in it, so it has to be done outside
you see here 2 of my selfmade bags, and you see 2 sections each
but each bag got 6 sections, and fits perfectly on my dry stand
then i opend up the rest of the gothland locks, 220 grams are a LOT of locks *lol*


and i knitted some more :)


Thursday, April 9, 2015

8th of april


yesterday the sun was shining, and so i was sitting outside for some time
knitted a lot - i reached now the first half of the body part


then those locks i dyed the day before where screaming for me
so i digged out the other locks, the gothland, and started to fluffing them apart
the bugger are really sticking together, and are slightly felted, so it took a few hours for just a small part

and tried the first bit to spin
i need to get the twist under controll, i add to much - far to much twist


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

april the 7th


i played a bit on the pc ( a long bit actually)
then i dived into my locks - click on more to see my treasures
digged out my white wenslaydale locks, digged a bit more for the kool aid i got a few weeks back
and gave it a try
my camera HATES HATES HATES all with the slightest bit of red in it … so its impossible to show the real colours ! :(

first foto - still wet - at night - in the kitchen
2nd foto - dry and inside at good light


first foto - outside in the shadow
2nd foto - edited with gimp - thats closing in to the right colours - but much brighter and shinier :(


then i combed a few balls of wool and knitted half a repeat while watching tv


and then some spinning
this time some black alpaka, i am not sure if it is now or if it isnt baby alpaka quality …
and its not a lot - just 59 gram - divided onto 4 bobbins - makes it 15 grams each
and i spun 2 :D
no sleep again


click more to see my treasures

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

6th of april


yesterday i went to bed early, as i had no sleep the night before
and did just some combing and rolled the now dry skein of my angora


Monday, April 6, 2015

5th of april


i spun all 3 bobbins of my angora bunny fluff
and i didnt sleep
so i even plyed them, and washed it
411 meter, 92 gram of fantastic soft 3 ply angora bunny :D :D :D


and i also knitted and knitted and KNITTED a lot yesterday, i am a good bit into the body section, and finished the first 100 gram of my selfspun yarn


Sunday, April 5, 2015

4th april


yesterday i got up late and back to bed early
and did just a bit of knitting
and again i "found" a mistake in the chart … so unpicking again about half of what i knitted