Friday, December 18, 2015

Raccoon sewing pattern

There is a new DIY Fluffies sewing pattern available.

I designed this raccoon while drawing with my kids. A lot of my plush designs have been made this way. Sometimes one of my sons says "Mom are you drawing plush toys again?!"
He prefers dinosaurs and sharks :)

What do you think of my raccoon sewing pattern?

You can get the pattern here:
DIY Fluffies Etsy shop 
Dawanda shop

raccoon sewing pattern

Raccoon plush pattrn

raccoon softie pattern

Friday, December 11, 2015

DIY Fluffies crochet patterns

Crochet is one of my favorite crafts. So I decided to make crochet patterns from my sewing patterns!
I started with my love and star elephant and I'm making many more.

It is so much fun to do!

Creating a crochet pattern takes a lot of time, just like creating sewing patterns.
Here you can see that I made six heads of my rhino before I was happy with the shape of its head.

creating a amigurumi pattern
Foto from instagram
This is the final result:

rhino amigurumi pattern

Love and Star elephant amigurumi pattern:

elephant amigurumi

You can find my pattern in my etsy or raverly shop:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Craft Daily - Sew a hippo or monkey video

Would you like to see how to sew a cute hippo or monkey from my book Sew Cute to Cuddle?
Go to the Craft Daily website and watch my video!

Get 20% off Craft Daily off untill dec 2015  video's with Discountcode: BLOGLOVE

Sew Cute to Cuddle

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Free christmas ornament sewing pattern - Elephant

A free sewing pattern on my website! I created this elephant a while ago, but I updated my website so it was gone for a long time. Now it is available again!

Enjoy sewing this cute elephant!

christmas elephant sewing

christmas sewing patterns free

Friday, October 30, 2015

Etsy visits DIY Fluffies

Last week I had a visit from Etsy! They had a bunch of questions about my work.
I have been an etsy member for 8 years now, but I would never had expected to have a visit from so many people from etsy. Even the CEO of Etsy Chad Dickerson was there!

This group of etsy admin were in Amsterdam to visit the Etsy Team Captains conference.

It was a great visit and we talked about my shop. I told them why I decided to open an etsy shop and about my daily routine. I have an etsy shop since 2008, lots of changes were made to etsy since that time. What I like about etsy that it is so easy to use and it is great way to sell worldwide.

I have told them about my future plans, which is adding crochet patterns to my pattern shop and creating more patterns!

We talked about many more etsy related things, it was a wonderful and interesting visit.

Here is a photo of the etsy team that visited and my neighbour Natasja, she was so kind to help me.
(She has an etsy shop as well and makes wonderful dolls).

We are staying at my mother's in law house for a little while. So the visit was not at our house but at her house.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halloween sewing patterns

It is almost Halloween! Time to sew some cute scary decorations.
I have some very scary sewing patterns available.

Like this cute bat, easy and fun to make!

Or make a cool zombiebear with this fun sewing project.
A plush everyone will love!

halloween sewing pattern
 Or a very cool monster!!

monster halloween pattern
halloween monster sewing pattern

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Manatee plush sewing pattern - sea animal

My son Kyan loves Manatees, everytime we visit the zoo he want to see them at least three times.
So I just had to make a Manatee sewing pattern.

This amazing sea animal is also known under the name Sea cow.

Would you like to make a manatee to?

Go get the pattern here:

- Stuffed animal pattern  ETSY
- plush toy patterns on DAWANDA

manatee toy pattern

seacow sewing pattern

sea animal sewing pattern

sea cow plush pattern

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bat plush pattern

I designed a bat plush sewing pattern. My son Mylan loved it so much, I had to make two more!
He picked out is own fabric. The black bat with the red wings is his bat.
A fun sewing project for halloween!

He had a nice round belly for extra cuteness!

You can buy the pattern here:

- Stuffed animal pattern  ETSY
- plush toy patterns on DAWANDA
bat plush sewing pattern

plushie pattern

stuffed bat sewing pattern

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sew mama sew - six weeks of softies!

Six weeks of softies

Check the sew mama sew blog for Six weeks of softies.

For six weeks it is al about softies!
Tips, free patterns and a very awesome softie sewing contest.

You can even win a sewing machine!!

There are great free sewing patterns.

I have written 10 tips for sewing softies for sew mama sew.
You can find that here:

sewing softies contest

sewing softies contest
Free elephant pattern  from funky friends factory

10 sewing tips by Mariska Vos-Bolman

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Stuffed Cow pattern

Cow's are one of my favourite animals.
I think they are very cute. So I just had to make a stuffed cow pattern!

On the photo's below you can see a cow made from cotton and a cow made from fleece.
The fleece cow is much rounder then the cotton one, because fleece stretches a bit.

Make your own super adorable plush cow with my step by step easy to follow sewing pattern!

Here you can buy the cow pattern:

- Stuffed animal pattern  ETSY
- plush toy patterns on DAWANDA

stuffed animal cow pattern

cow plush pattern

cow softie pattern

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

fox softie sewing pattern - plush diy

I made a new plush pattern, this time a stuffed fox!

My name Vos is dutch for Fox, so it was about time I made one :)

Available in English, Dutch and German.

I used cotton for the body and felt for the eyes, fleece for the nose. Other fabrics will work to!

It is available here:

- Stuffed animals patterns  ETSY
- plush toy patterns on DAWANDA

Check my facebook to see photo's of foxes made by others with this pattern:

fox softie pattern

fox diy softie

fox soft toy pattern