The crochet girl has just been taught to do the crocheting. She is working on a bedspread - meant as a gift to her best friend, the carpenter boy.
The Anne Beate Nisse is a small doll – not more than 11 cm tall. The delicate metal shoes guarantee
that they are always well balanced for standing or sitting. This makes them very well suited for decoration.
All parts of the doll are handmade and the face is handpainted.
The Anne Beate doll has a long tradition in Denmark and has been produced for more than 50 years now. Anne Beate dolls are passed from generation to generation.
The making of the dolls follows the original traditions. Everything is their own design and everything is handmade in the highest quality. As every doll
is unique - they each have their own personality. Find the one that is made for you - and he or she will bring you joy and happiness for many years.
Handmade in Denmark.
From the Anne Beate website...
Once upon a time in Odense there was a small shop called NumbSkull Jack. It was situated right opposite the house of H.C. Andersen.
You might even pay it a visit today – because everything there is just the same now, as it was then – the owner of this shop was Inge Stokkebye, mother of 3 beautiful daughters and 1 son.
One sunny autumn afternoon in 1963 she came home and found her youngest daughter Anne Beate sprawled on the couch with a stack of film magazines...
“ This will not do! We must find some occupation for you. I need someone to make some pixies – this will be just a job for you."
“Oh, but I can´t do that – I never did anything like that before," Anne Beate answered alarmed.
“Nonsense – You can do anything, if you give it a try!"
And this is how it all started.
The first 40-50 pixies were not easy. Anne Beate shed many tears and claimed, that she would never learn.
But she did – and after a couple of months it was as if the pixies themselves took over.
They made their own decisions about how to look and what to carry in their hands. And this is how it has been ever since.
This is the true story of the birth of the first Anne Beate Pixies.
In 2004 Anne Beate Stokkebye had to step down and sell the company. She was not young anymore and illness had taken its toll.
The pixies soon settled in with their new pixiemom, Mette Markes Jepsen, in their new surroundings. And today it seems as if it has always been this way.
New pixies are born every year and the whole family is rejoicing. Pixies take leave to go and live with their new people.
Modern times is slowly moving into pixielife. Today the family has homemade furniture to sit on. The children have a swing to play on. The older pixies have their own newspaper, Pixienews.
Yes, the times they are a-changing...but still pixies will be pixies...