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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

some angora bunny fluff


over the weekend i worked on some of my angora fluff - not yet finished, but i got something to spin, incase i finish the little black/blue i got :D



Saturday, May 30, 2015

shopping fun

shopping is fun :D
other ladies go and buy shoes, i go and buy spindles
actually i was just wanting a jenkins …. so i went to ravelry and had a look if someone sells one
nope - but i found this little pretty one …

and then i though … well the one i got, from is fantastic, some more of them is a good thing too

there comes more - much much more ….

some crafting of last week



because spinning all black is really boring, i took again a break in between and i desided i need to do some learning of the long draw
nothing special, a 34 mic fiber called irish, in the shop
afterwards i was ready to fill the first bobbin (50 grams) and started the next one

i also knitted a bit on my shawl, and i got my turkish out, and spun a bit of some old rollags, i made them last year to test my blending board
and as it is really jsut a tiny amount, an idea is taking shape in my head already :D

AND i am sorting through the last patch of baby quality alpaka - "just" 400 grams *facepalm*
and because this is soooooooooooooooooooooo boring, i also got me some of the angora out, thats just 200 gram
pick pick pick all the shorts, nepps and felted parts out :D

Friday, May 29, 2015

some gardening

it was raining and raining and raining for quite some time, so i could not work on my flowers
but on wednesday, it was dry (i thought) and just did it, it was cold, i was freezing and sweating
but i did my flowers :D
its really hard to take fotos when the sun bangs down :D
here is all of the new containers i have now
and here some details …
oh Boy ... i can not make my Posts with Windows live writer anymore
messed around now to try to use Google blooger intern blogwriter stuff, and that is just crap
so - no more Blogging here till they fix it - sorry

Thursday, May 21, 2015

20th of may


what a long break - sorry

my camera works again, it was just the cable ! i am really glad about this
my new job goes good so far, just officework till now

beside of fotographing my furs for selling them, i didnt do much lately
just spun a bit more of my black merino silk mix AND ! more further down


then i test spun some lovely grey merino, i tried to go thicker, which really is not easy for me, so i made a 3 ply


the 2nd top was a tad easier, and got thick even as a 2 ply, its a lovely high twist yarn
sadly the high twist takes away all the softness :(
but i tried a bought pattern, a hexagon, with the 3ply, and this is lovely ! i need to learn to spin softer, and thicker,
and then i make myself an afghan to cuddle with :D


Thursday, May 14, 2015

13th of may


today i come with a sad news
my camera doesnt work
well the camera works, but i cant upload the fotos :D

so i ordered a new cable, and hope it is the cable and not the camera !


and then i desided to close down mytopteddy - the teddy production that is :D
if you want some cheap fluff, visit my fb page :

close down

Thursday, May 7, 2015

6th of may


to start - i can FINALY recieve the mails again :D
thank you all for the comments (yea thats specially for you Mela :D )

i didnt do much yesterday, just washed the test spin sample
and knitted a tiny bit out of it


and collected the final dry baby alpaka
if i am right, this is the last fiber i have to prepare before i start to work


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5th of may


i played with a new fiber mix
18 micron merino, and tussah silk, which i dyed with the left overs of gunmetal dye some time ago
i am going to bled the 2 together, and mix some black bamboo into it
it will be 6 batts, with something like 45 to 50 gram each
i might need to deside if i want to make a 4 or 3 ply


then i knitted a stunning 4 squares, till i was so restless again, and went back to carding :D


here you see 2 batts after the 1st pass through the drumcarder, and 1 batt after 2 passes
i might need to run it though 1 or 2 more times, to get it even more blendet


i did a little sample with my handcards, and this spins like high polished dark steel :)
and yes, its sparkle you can see here !


AND i did a tiny bit of spinning again - i need to finish this black
i desided i dont like to spin black, i can hardly see it, as the light comes from the back.


and i chatted many many hours … :D

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

4th of may


i played a bit with my locks, as i didnt clean them good enough before washing and dyeing
i have to pull the locks apart now to get the seeds and grass out
but as i would do this anyway, i saved myself some time and did the whole process sloppy *lol*


later i finished the battmaking of my nice pink/lilac wool


and prepared some baby alpaka for washing


Monday, May 4, 2015

saturday the 2nd of may


i spent the rest of the day fluffing up and brushing fibers to make small batts
its now all ready to be run through the drumcarder



1 part i already did card, and then dizzed it off, worked wonderfull


and a little test spinning … i LOVE it


AND i finished row 18 !
just 22 rows to go, each 1 sqare shorter then the one before :D


Saturday, May 2, 2015

friday the 1st of mai


a holliday in germany
i have been sleeping long :D
then we wathced the last movie of the hobbit, and i was knitting - no foto today, i just have no free space :(
and afterwards, about 10pm till saturday at 3 pm i was finishing the carding of my ole and pepe alpaka fleece
some batts had the 1st go already, some didnt - those i had to fluffing it up
make a rather fast batt, or 2 … and then devide it into 4 equal parts, and make the batts


from left to right :
overdyed with red, 100 gram
the palest parts of the fleeces, 105 gram
the medium coloured parts, 130 gram - this was also the colour i took away to dye red with
and finaly on the right, 150 gram of the darkes parts