About me: My name is Anouk. I am the designer and maker of MonPilou dolls. I live and work in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There are five men in my life, my husband Dave and my four son`s and also two ladies, Jiyan, the girlfriend of my oldest son and my little cat "Pilou" (she's always with me).
After dollmaking, what I like to do most, is camping in quiet nature. I try to practice mindfulness and I love to dance.
With my first child on the way, in 1994, I started making dolls.
I found my own creativity and wished to make toys, stimulating the child`s imagination and creativity. My first dolls were not perfect, but I knew from the start that I could do this every day and it has not changed, since then.
I love to design, adore needlework, dolls and little clothes. It makes the children`s world, I love so much, feel closer.
Pilou is the French name for a soft flannel. But, the first flannel blanky doll, for a baby is often called a Pilou, as well.