Profile of Marianne
am Marianne van Beelen. It is nice to see you and thanks for visiting
Something about me and my work.
I have been crafting and making things for a
long time. My first loves were greetingscards , knitting, cross-stitch,
collecting and making teddy bears and dress all kinds of dolls.
Then I found health problems made things harder
and harder so knitting, stitching and sewing had to go. I concentrated
on the greetingscards and published how to articles about them. Also I
combined card making and bear making techniques creating my Furry Friends
cards. ( read about them and the book I wrote on the site).
Then I discovered dollhouses and miniatures , a whole new and wonderful
world. I learned to knit and crochet in 1/12th scale and found this caused
a lot less joint and muscle problems than full scale work. I started to
dress little mini babies and even sold some.
Out went the fur fabric and in came chenille stems. These enable me to
make teddies again. A new range of Furry Friends was born : Miniature
teddies and bunnies .
I still do some greetingscards and other crafts but slowly miniatures
are taking over my life and my site. I hope I will be able to make them
for many years to come and that they will keep bringing smiles to everyone
who looks at them.