Sponsored giveaway : DIY Fluffies

by KateG on 25/09/2011

in Sewing+Fabric, Sponsored giveaway

We would like to welcome advertiser Mariska Vos-Bolman of DIY Fluffies to whipup.net today, to feature her business and to offer a fantastic giveaway to our readers.

DIY Fluffies are stuffed toy patterns that look very adorable and are also a lot of fun to make. They make perfect personal gifts. Most of my plushes on the photos are created with fleece. But you can use any fabric to make them. The patterns are suitable for any fabric, cotton, felt etc.  The PDF patterns are downloadable patterns that you can print out yourself. I also have kits available, if you don’t want to search for fabric yourself.  DIY Fluffies products are available from my own shop but also from craft shops all over the world.

Where to find DIY Fluffies online: Shop :: Twitter :: Facebook

Tell us about your background and how you started your business.

I started in 2008. I worked in the video game industry and I really needed a change. So I quit my job and started making soft toys. Which I do part time now, together with being a mom of two boys. The first one was born in 2008 and the other 2010. I started making plushes and jewelry that I sell at www.mariskavos.nl. After that I decided to start selling the patterns and kits of my toy, which I mainly sell at http://diyfluffies.etsy.com This is easier to combine with being a full time mom. I get many emails from people that enjoy working with my patterns and that is very rewarding.

How do you incorporate your kids in your business?
I get a lot of my inspiration from my kids. My son loves lions, rockets, elephants and now they are all patterns in my shop :) They usually don’t care much for plush toys, but they seem to like mommy’s creations! I have some photos on my website with them holding some of the toys. They make great models!
What is next for your business?
More patterns, I’m mainly focusing on getting more patterns in my shop. I would love to create a softie pattern book, but I don’t have enought time for that at the moment.

Today DIY Fluffies  are offering a prize of a Lucky Lion soft toy sewing kit to one lucky Whipup.net reader. So please leave a comment here to be in the running to win. You have 72 hours to enter. Winner will be chosen at random, announced here and contacted via email. Good luck! Congratulations to Kaden!

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