I’ve been collaborating with the brand Miffy for several years now - twice a year I make Miffy products to sell from my web shop to help keep Dick Bruna’s work alive for many years to come. Dick Bruna has been one of the most influential illustrators in my career and the love I’ve had for his work started when I was a child in the 70s looking at my Miffy books. (many of which I still have).In 2008, I was fortunate to have had my work sold in Habitat stores across the UK alongside some of Dick Bruna’s. I was also very sad when Dick Bruna died in 2017.( He died on my Birthday.)
Miffy headquarters contacted me several years ago to ask if I’d like to sign a licensing contract to allow me to make Miffy items. (and give them a percentage from my sales). It’s been an absolute joy and I love sourcing the vintage Dick Bruna fabric from all over the world to make these items. It’s becoming increasingly harder to find as much of the Dutch fabric was designed in the 60s and 70s.
Below are some of the products I’ve been making in my studio the past month or so. These shall go on sale Sunday 7th April 10am (UK time) from my web shop.
Handmade Miffy toys from vintage Dick Bruna fabric
My next Miffy products will be sold just before Christmas 2019. You can also find examples of my other handmade Miffy products on my Pinterest board here.