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, January 7, 2012

My new curtains


I told you a few posts ago, I am working on new winter curtains.
It took me a long time to really finish them, but I did it :D
And here i show you a picture of them.

The first picture are the summer curtains. I like the colour of them a lot.


And this are now my winter curtains, the colours are not so colourful and bright
but the material is tighter and the curtains are long enough to be stuffed behind
the heating.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Felted bunny gets a back and tights - part 3

Yesterday i was working a bit more on the face - i build a bit more fiber onto the top,
then i made 1 eye socket - i hope you can see it nicely on the pictures how i sunk it in and how the 1 eye now fits nicely into the head.
And then i was working yesterday and today on the back.
Adding fluffy sheet over fluffy sheet till I got this nice rounding.
I think it looks strange :D but when i compare it with the pictures on the blog, i seem to be on the right way.
Then i started to build up the tights.
I made 1 first to see if it works … later come the step for step pictures of the other side.
I think i need to build it up a bit more, its still not really as it should be yet.
Here i show you how tiny the bits are i add and build up with.
Sadly i have no clue yet how to do it with a bigger sheet of wool…
And i don’t want to ruin anything.
This is how i tag the sheet on first around the corners, then i poke it till it is the same feeling as the belly.
Can you see, not really much to see after just 1 sheet :D
Over the first comes the second
There you might be able to see a little bit of the addition already.
Later on i do some more on the tights.
Might be a day or two till they are built up enough to go on with the feet.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Felted bunny - get it started - part 2

I have just seen, i was again very lazy with writing my blog !
I did take pictures, I just forgot somehow to put them online :D
So here are the pictures of the last days (i do work slow, i know)
so there are a lot of pictures in this post.
I did work after the instructions of  this blog (it is already translated to English here)
I make a lot of pictures, so you can see the size and also see from different angles.
As you can see, the start is made of 3 balls.
The lowest and biggest one will be the belly.
The middle one, it is the smallest, will be the chest. On the back of this ball will be build up some wool for the nice backline.
The 3rd and top one is the head. It is a bit smaller then the body ball.
The connecting is done like shown in the Russian blog.
Here i show you the 2 balls for the muzzle. I tell you now, before you do them - they are to big :D
This was the first try, working after the size i guessed from the Russian blog.
I guess you can see it, when you compare with the start picture i work after, the face is way to big.
Sooooo … yes you right … off it came again :)
Then, you also can guess, i was a day very frustrated … and the bunny body was laying here and was eyed in between and thought about it.
And yesterday I started a new try.
Sadly, i forgot again - to take pictures from the steps ….
So i need to describe what i did.
The balls of the side of the muzzle where about half the size of the first try.
The nose i did a bit smaller too, but i had to add more wool.
The chin was a tiny little bit smaller then the sides, and felted down to the size it is now.
For the cheeks i folded little wool sheets into flat balls and felted them into space, then i added wool till it looked like it does now.
The eyes are not fixed now, just position eyes to see how it will look like.
And the fluff on top of the head is where i remembered to take pictures :D
There i want to build up the head a bit more.
I also think i will add a bit more on the back.