About me

DIY Fluffies patterns are created by me, 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 got my Masters of Arts at the Utrecht school of Arts in I worked for Guerrilla Games for 7 years. I was employed there as a 3d modeler, working on the Killzone franchise.

But after modeling guns and military for all these years, I felt it was time for something different, something more inspiring. During my last year at Guerrilla I bought a sewing machine and made my first stuffed toy. I enjoyed doing that so much that I decided to make this a fulltime job.

diy fluffies bike

I got pregnant one month after I started Fluffels so I wasn't really up to a flying start.

Now that my kids are getting older and going to schoolI have more time to spend om my business.

My boys inspire me to make lot's of toys. My oldest son loves sea animals and my youngest son loves penguins and dogs. I bring my crochet work to the playground. That is the fun part of crochet, you can bring it anywhere!

I also love making things for my home in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ilike sewing pillows, bags, crochet cacti and other fun stuff.

Other things that I like are japanese kawaii characters, pottery, reading and pugs.