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« on: September 18, 2005 06:03:41 PM »

Well, I simply adore Miffy!  If you can believe it, Miffy turned 50 this year (yeah, she looks dang good for 50!) and I decided that I had to make myself something to commemorate her birthday.  I started playing with felt scraps and made an applique of Miffy.  Next thing I knew, I made a black corduroy tote for the applique.  Goodgrief.  Anyhow, here's the tote:

     

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Of course, I needed something outrageously funky for the lining to balance the somber black corduroy:



Well, happy 50th, Miffy!  Thanks for all the good memories!
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005 06:05:42 PM »

Its really cute...but who's Miffy?

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2005 06:08:13 PM »

drool. i LOVE Miffy. and i love your bag, you've done Dick Bruna proud.

And I think the stitches on the applique are cute too, they fit the illustration.

Oh, I'm so ready to make my own...
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005 06:11:24 PM »

That is SO cute!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005 06:12:41 PM »

Good gracious!  You've gotta learn all about Miffy  Smiley  Hurry over to www.miffy.com to read about it!  I'm 30 and still have fond memories of Miffy!
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005 06:51:55 PM »

Miffy, a sweet little bunny, Miffy, a cute little bunny.......and friends!  I LOVE Miffy but had no idea she was 50 Shocked.

You captured her beauty, that's such a sweet bag.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005 08:23:58 AM »

Lottchen, you should definitely make a Miffy applique!  If you do, please post a picture of it.  I would love to see more Miffy appliques Smiley

starlene, thanks.  I think I will try and do appliques of Miffy's friends too.  It might be fun to make a change purse, cell phone case, etc and adorn them with appliques of Miffy's friends.  Hmm...must add that to my list of things to do!

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2005 08:36:24 AM »

When I worked at a video store I used to play Miffy to freak out the customers. It didn't work as well as the Teletubbies, but I would occasionally get banned from playing them Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2005 08:58:41 AM »

patriautism, Miffy's a classic!  Though I'll bet the Miffy videos aren't as in demand as other mainstream movies  Wink  Teletubbies aren't bad, but Barney videos...now that would seriously freak me out!
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2005 09:27:10 AM »

The customers would stand there with their necks craned up to the screen, slackjawed and wide-eyed. The best thing to put on was The Monkees Head though. Suprisingly rated G and totally freaky.
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2005 09:39:07 AM »

Aww!  Love Miffy, love your bag!!  ^_^
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2005 01:17:50 PM »

that applique is so cute!
I get told off by my bf if i call her Miffy(he's from the Netherlands), she's actually, originally, called Nijntje.
So we should all call her that Tongue lol
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2005 01:24:31 PM »

that applique is so cute!
I get told off by my bf if i call her Miffy(he's from the Netherlands), she's actually, originally, called Nijntje.
So we should all call her that Tongue lol

Really?  That's neat.  How do you pronounce "Nijntje"?  I'm almost afraid to ask about the original names for Nijntje's friends (Snuffy, Poppy Pig, Boris, Barbara, etc.).
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2005 02:29:49 PM »

Really?  That's neat.  How do you pronounce "Nijntje"?  I'm almost afraid to ask about the original names for Nijntje's friends (Snuffy, Poppy Pig, Boris, Barbara, etc.).

hehe http://www.nijntje.nl/ have a look around lol!!
i think you pronounce it like 'ni ne-cha' although don't quote me on that, my dutch speaking ability is non existant!
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2005 04:14:05 PM »

Yeah, she is called Nijntje.  I have a friend who went to school in the Netherlands and she sent me some super cute Nijntje socks! ^_^
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2005 06:29:29 PM »

Yeah, she is called Nijntje.  I have a friend who went to school in the Netherlands and she sent me some super cute Nijntje socks! ^_^

Hmm...it might be cute to embroider "Nijntje" on one of the straps and "Miffy" on the other strap.  Kinda makes it bilingual!  That way, everybody's happy!
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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2005 08:07:29 PM »

Oh Yes! I remember Miffy from my preschool days.  I remembered being baffled trying to figure out if Miffy talks...is she does, where's her mouth?  Huh
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2005 08:21:07 PM »

Oh Yes! I remember Miffy from my preschool days.  I remembered being baffled trying to figure out if Miffy talks...is she does, where's her mouth?  Huh

Lol, good point.  Perhaps she has a tendency to mumble and speak in a little bunny voice?  Here's another question.  How can you tell if she's happy, sad, confused, or pissed off?!?  Still, you gotta love her...and there's a rather endearing quality about the simplicity of Miffy...or Nijntje...
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2005 08:29:33 PM »

i love it!!
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2005 10:38:47 PM »

Love Miffy! Love the bag! My two year old would DIE for it!
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2005 02:01:41 AM »

Its sooo weird to see nijntje called miffy its just wrong  Grin Love the bag I grew up with nijntje and still have all mij books! You pronounce it kind of nine-che.
Might do something similar for mij son as my next project. (Since I found crafster my project list has grown to several miles)
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2005 03:56:06 AM »

aww miffy!! i used to love that show. except they dont have it on tv anymore.. or maybe its just on while im at school.. i seriously had NO idea that miffy is 5O. she is obviously of a superior race that does not age or wrinkle or sag, unlike us humans. my PE teacher is in her early 20s and moaning about droopy triceps. okay.. slightly off topic.. aaanyways. miffy rOcks!! and i love your bag!! the lining is super rad. great stuff.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2005 07:19:44 AM »

Its sooo weird to see nijntje called miffy its just wrong  Grin Love the bag I grew up with nijntje and still have all mij books! You pronounce it kind of nine-che.
Might do something similar for mij son as my next project. (Since I found crafster my project list has grown to several miles)

Thanks for helping me figure out how to pronounce "nijntje"!  She's one cool bunny Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2005 05:31:35 PM »

It's adorable! I love Miffy! Though I never watched the show before. I have a Miffy pencil case that I got as a gift...I'd never heard about Miffy until that point. I love your bag! great job!
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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2005 10:27:14 AM »

Miffy owns my life, therefore, I honored her in my username. My boyfriend calls me "Miffy" sometimes, too, cause when we first started dating, I'd take him to the book store after movies and read him the Miffy books.

Awesome tribute, by the way <3
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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2005 11:10:00 AM »

Miffy owns my life, therefore, I honored her in my username. My boyfriend calls me "Miffy" sometimes, too, cause when we first started dating, I'd take him to the book store after movies and read him the Miffy books.

Awesome tribute, by the way <3

That is so sweet Smiley  I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one on craftster that thinks Miffy...oh pardon me...Nijntje is adorable!
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2005 11:48:14 PM »

Nijntje, designed by Dick Bruna, is Dutch, so yes, I grew up with her too.
"Nijntje" is short for "konijntje", like small children may say it.
Konijn = rabbit
Konijntje = little rabbit.
She has a last name too: Pluis (plush).
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2005 04:58:14 AM »

Nijntje, designed by Dick Bruna, is Dutch, so yes, I grew up with her too.
"Nijntje" is short for "konijntje", like small children may say it.
Konijn = rabbit
Konijntje = little rabbit.
She has a last name too: Pluis (plush).
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I'm getting all kinds of cool info about Nijntje, aka Miffy!  BeaG, thanks for explaining how the name was derived Smiley  I would never have figured that out in a million years!  The bunny has a last name too?  See, I didn't know that either Tongue  Now I wonder how the name 'Miffy' was derived...
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« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2005 05:59:09 AM »

that is soooo cute
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