Russian-born Elina Oplakanska creates one-of-a-kind Teddy Bears and Bunnies for collectors. 

All of Elina Oplakanska’s works are handmade. She likes the Shabby style.

“It is sometimes a little difficult because my bears are very small,” she said. Elina stuffs the insides of toys' bodies' with wood sawdust. Sawdust is a natural material and she thinks it fits very well with the idea of old bears. "They are filled with sawdust, but I know they have hearts.  All my bears are one-of-a-kind, and I make them all myself. It is, for me, very important as I give all my love and feeling when I make my bears. It is like magic. You take fabric and sawdust in your hand, and as a result, there appears a little bear with all the character a person can have.”

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