My name Tetiana Skalozub. I am a stuffed toy designer and teddy bear artist since 2007.
I live in Odessa, Ukraine and raise 4 kids, 1 husband, 2 cats, 1 chinchilla and 2 snails 😁 I hope some day to have a puppy, but it is still a dream now.
As you can see my huge passion is toy design. I am fond of making new models, teaching students and getting your feedback and suggestions. This means a lot for me.
My main aim is to involve people in creative life and show what opportunities it can bring to them.I want to show that even being mom of four kids and having no possibility to work by education you can still go on making career, doing business and having fun at the same time!
So many people write to me saying they cannot sew.
Maybe you are one of them? Let's define what "can't" means.
How many times have you tried and failed?
Is your wish big enough?
I started sewing teddies 12 years ago and I didn't have any skills in sewing at all. Moreover, I was fond of crocheting and knitting, but in no way was I fond of sewing.At that time there were no sewing kits or tutorials.
I tried to find ANY information I could about teddies and techniques. I was surfing from one handicraft forum to another, collecting everything that concerned teddy bear making. There were a lot of experiments, fuckups and tears.
But finally, I got my first magnificent results! It was an incredible feeling of super-power!Since then I have been creating dozens of cute toys that found their homes all over the world. I helped Santa and Valentine in making people happy. And honestly saying, it's a great experience!
Anyone can do the same! You can try. You can collect knowledge from experienced artists. You can turn your art into a way of life!
Let’s make this world better together! Let’s make gorgeous artworks and share them with others!