Hi! I'm Maike

A fourty-something year old living in the Netherlands together with my boyfriend Koen and our elderly tuxedo cat Max.

For as long as I can remember I have been crafting all kinds of things. I was that weird kid that preferred to stay indoors folding origami cranes or making polymer clay sculptures ;)

When I was about twelve years old I discovered my mothers sewing machine and made my first ever plushie from a pattern in the "Libelle" (a womens magazine my mom had)

Here he is! His name is Snuf and he's made out of an old cotton sheet. I also made Snuf some clothes, but I like to show him to you in his full glory, because I'm particularly proud of that belly button ;)

Both Snuf and I had no idea he would be the first of many, many more...

All my creatures start out as an idea in my head and then a quick sketch in my sketchbook. I get inspiration from many things and places. I suffer from severe Pareidolia, that means I see faces all the time in everyday objects so I have monsters and other critters in my head all day through.

After I've decided what creature I will bring to life next I will make some prototypes in my home studio. Yes it's always this messy.

Over the years I have made many different types of monsters, animals and dolls. You can check them out in my gallery.

  • This is Max. Our handsome tuxedo cat.

  • This pretty lady is Zoë. She unfortunately passed away, but we had 15 amazing years together.

Do you have a question or suggestion? Please feel free to get in touch via the contact form or my Instagram or Facebook.