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BeauT Bears by Marianne

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My name is Marianne and I would like to tell you something about my bears and me.

The history of BeauT Bears is probably quite similar to those of so many other teddy bear artists, with one difference: at first I absolutely did not want to have anything to do with teddy bears. Sounds silly, what? Actually BeauT Bears thank their existence to the perseverance of one of my sisters (who was convinced I was absolutely-going-to-enjoy-bearmaking, and apparently she knew me better than I did :roll:) and the fact that one day, early 1997, I could not resist a piece of plush fabric that crossed my path! My sister provided me with the necessary things such as eyes and joints, and soon after my first bear was born. At that time living in the city of Dordrecht less than a 5 minutes walk from one of Holland's most renowned teddy bear shops, speeded up my bear-making and designing skills.

BeauT Bears are often in colorful mohair, but I also like to work with traditional colours and in alpaca. Some of my bears have needlefelted faces and/or leather trapunto paws.

Why are my bears called BeauT Bears?

To explain this, you need to know that BeauT is pronounced 'boat'. Some people pronounce it as 'beauty' or 'beauté', which I like of course. And to be honest I feel flattered too, for I always try to make my bears as beautiful as I can. BeauT Bears, however, are called so because they are all born aboard an 1895-built sailing vessel, a Dutch klipper barge, where I live together with my husband Jan and our cats Indy (a cameo and white Maine Coon boy) and Lotte (a shorthaired calico girl).

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Reply teddy-bear-artist
2:46 PM on September 25, 2010 
Marianne thank you so much, you are right it would be wonderful to get some good news... We are at the Fita archery championships in Lilishall all weekend and we are still waiting to hear about Manie... Hope all is well for you both too..
Hugs lanie
Reply Maggie2bears
7:08 AM on July 30, 2010 
Greetings & Welcome to the TBAAF Site Marianne ! We are delighted to have you join us here. We hope you will enjoy the time you spend while visiting us....there's much to see and do ! ! Thank you so much for filling in your profile page so quickly...we appreciate it. It was quite interesting reading about you & your adventure into bear making !! What a sweet bear you have chosen for your profile picture.....such a darling ! Wow....you live on a Sailing Vessel....that's amazing.........sounds very romantic ! I bet the bears miss it when they have moved on to other homes. I hope to chat with you one day. Have a lovely Weekend.
Kind Regards & Bear Hugs....Maggie