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.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Teddy Special edition - Jessie

Hello friends, i am Jessie.
I am a little bear of 30 cm, full of joy and happiness.
I have high quality, big, black German glass eyes.
My feet and arms are wired to be able to pose in every possible way.
I also got a spine, so my body can move too.
And this spine makes it possible to move my head in many ways without a joint.
My arms and legs are jointed.
My paws are made of faux leather and are sculpted.
My face is needle felted and carefully shaded with oil paints.
I was made in a smoke- and pet free environment.
I come in my own gift box with an birth certificate with my dates.
I am NOT a toy, neither for children or for animals.
Small parts could get loose and be swallowed.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jessie has now a face


Today Jessie got her (his?) face.
Isn’t the look like (s)he was on a party with Rasta man ?


I still need to stuff the limbs, sculpt toes and fingers and fit all together.


I have seen the question in a forum, make the felted muzzle with or without muzzle on the head under the felt.

This one is without. Somehow i find it easier to work without i think.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

work on new teddy goes good, and new ears on the wire for Jackson


now this looks just like i hoped :D
It stretches slightly … but not to much, when i sculpt it, i guess it give a nice effect.


And my lovely Jackson got his ears now on a wire, working like a headband.



and here is the best picture of him … i can’t stop looking at him :)


Joanne, thank you so much for the inspiration for the body.
I am so happy with this design now :) without you i would still struggle with sweet but normal teddy’s

I think i found my niche with this here *smiles broadly*

Starting a new dark brown bear


This time i will not post every step, but i will give you every day a short round up of what i did.

Today i took one of my lovely - and not so cheap - faux fur..
Which in it self is a wonder … because i just love to have the faux fur, but don’t dare to cut into it.

Well … today … i did it … i cut into it :D
And i prepared everything for the seam allowance haircut tomorrow :)

It is such a lovely fur, so silk, so tense, so … DROOL
I just love it.
it is the longest hair are just about 2 cm (nearly 1 inch)
The ground is a dark brown - grey with golden tips.
The little dark roll you see in the front of the first picture, is an jacket i owned, it looks a bit like antique leather, but it is a slightly stretchy fabric.
I want to try the paw pads with it … I don’t know if it works, because it is very thin.