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, March 24, 2012

BB part 2 …


Parts are cut
Face is placed
now i start to sew the face into place


some hours later :


now to the magnets in the hands

and later again :
this hair needs to be pulled out of the seams


and again a bit later
now … can you see a seam ?


it is not yet closed on the back

do you want the hair around the mouth cut off ?


the magnets are very very very weak
they hold … but just when you hold very carefully … do you want stronger ones ?


i might not be the best looking BB … but for sure i am the coolest looking BB :D


i would have been better with 4 parts, but as usually - your wish is what i do :P

Friday, March 23, 2012

The progress of BB


I got an order, a BB for a little girl.
I use Schulte cotton plush for the body, felt and suede for the eyes.
There will be magnets in the hands.
Some special fill material to make very soft when stuffed.

And now … lets begin the journey.


Teddy Special edition - Coinín


Hello friends, i am Coinín
this is Gaelic, and means “Little Wolf”.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

The making of Coinín


This is the fur i have chosen.
it is a fashion faux fur. Very dark grey base - sparkling silvery tips … about 5 cm long hairs.


here i had already sewn all parts together, and cleared the hair from the future face.
2nd picture, the test, where to place the eyes.


some very early stage of felting the face.
This time i started with sculpting the eyes, before i did the snout.
This needs to be shaped now


One side felted already.


The face is sort of finished. just the ears are missing.


Now how do you like this hairstyle ? *laughs*
the 2nd picture is Coinín in the transport box … he is NOT assembled there - so the scissors are not stabbing his belly :D


Testing the placement of the ears



You can see the finished wolf here : MyTopTeddy - Coinín

Sunday, March 18, 2012

This last Teddy did not work :(


i started with the reddish fur i showed you last post …
and cut out both Teddy straight away … sadly …
because the bigger one i started off with, i messed up toes and fingers … and no fluff left to remake them.

THIS will teach me, not to cut without having fluff left :(

and the backing is so stiff, i lack the motivation to start the smaller one.

So now i am sitting here, rather annoyed - and am thinking what i might be doing now.