Ingrid is from Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.
Her love for miniature toys and German Folk Art began when she was raised in Windhoek, former South West Africa (Namibia). Since 1997 she has been living in a coastal town, famous for its whale watching.
The teddy making "bug" bit her in 1997 when she made a few teddies for a local craft market. Her first 100 bears were large and made from synthetic fabric but she now works only wtih miniature bears using mainly velvets, other mini bear fabrics and sometimes mohair.