Hi, I’m Mariska Vos-Bolman. When my two boys are at school and my husband is at work, I create toy patterns. I started making toy sewing patterns in 2008. In 2015 I started making crochet patterns as well.
In 2001, after I finished the Utrecht school of Arts I worked for a Game Company as a 3d modeler for 7 years. But after a few years I decided I wanted to do something different for a living.
I bought a sewing machine and started to make soft toys, I enjoyed doing that so much that I decided to make this a fulltime job and started DIY Fluffies toy patterns company.
I got pregnant one month after I started DIY Fluffies so I wasn’t really up to a flying start. Now that my kids are getting older and going to school, I have more time to spend on crochet when I am at home with my cat.
My boys inspire me to make lots of toys. My youngest son wants all the toys that I make, he can even do a bit of crochet himself now, but he doesnt have the patience yet to finish his projects.
Now I also have a YouTube channel (DIY Fluffies), where I teach beginners how to crochet Amigurumi. I always love reading that people made their first Amigurumi by watching my video’s.
You can find my crochet patterns in my shop and website www.mariskavos.nl, but also in many books published by Meteoor books, including Zoomigurumi and Fantasy Amigurumi.
This year my book Amigurumi Made Easy will be published, a beginner crochet book with 16 easy patterns.
Other things that I like are Japanese kawaii characters, playing Pokemon go and reading.
I hope you enjoy making toys from my designs!