Saturday, January 31, 2009

National Foof Day

What is National Foof Day? Well, it is in celebration of a word that came about on Zuzu's Petal and Buds forum, kinda to replace tut...but it grew in its uses...

So, in honor of the wonderfully fun word a swap was proposed and had more participation than any other swap I have been in so far.

What was the swap? Create a piece of art that represents the word Foof to you. So, without further ado, here is my foof.

At first I was going to do a play on words and make a "Fooftastic recipe box" but I got as far as prepping the box...then it sat there waiting for me to finish but it just wasn't quite right.

So, one night I woke up with this idea...

I wanted something a bit cheeky but yet still feminine so i decided on this design...and it took every bit of my paper crafting and sewing skills to pull it off...


The First thing I did was to make the doll...I stamped and colored the face and then attached all the body parts (everything was stamped and or cut out of white cardstock) I attached them using some lovely pearl brads (very feminine) I am not an artist, well, at least not one with painting and drawing...so eluding to the "parts" a woman would have was difficult but I am pleased with the "hidden assets" I gave my doll...

To add some interest to the doll I gave her some stockings made out of a shimmery twaul (I have no idea how to spell that word) and for the garters I used thin ribbon and some fabric flowers.

The last touch on the "inside" of my Foof was to create a mirror for her to hold. I went back and forth as to weather to actually include this part or not...in the end I included it and slipped it in her hands.

The Doll was then glued to the floral background paper which is spritzed with gold Glimmer Mist.

To make the curtains I stamped a decorative background stamp using gold shimmery fabric paint on a green cotton. I sewed the edges under and threaded some pipe cleaners through he top and bottom. I then hand sewed them down... To hide a few of the messier sewing holes and pipe cleaner I added some gold glitter at the top and bottom.

The doors of her dressing room are attached with pink brads and the last touch was pink eyelets with ribbon strung through to keep the doors closed. The inside of the doors are lined with a pink shimmery cardstock.


I finished the piece off with some Gold German scrap along the top and a shear gold ribbon to hand her from.

I hope my Foof recipient enjoys my Foof...I had a lot of fun making her...

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh that is absolutely brilliant - I love it - what a great foofin' idea

Happy National Foof Day

Paula said...

lol love your idea - excellent!
Happy National Foof Day xx

Moira said...

How fooferlicious is she, and what a fab idea, very cheeky!

Ginger said...

I do love this, Cannot wait for it to arrive. I was very intrieged when I read previously that it was curling up and had to be weighted down to get it flat..I can now see why LOL.
So much work has gone into this, thank you so much. I will sit on the doormat and wait for my Postman now.

Melanie said...

foofin brilliant! happy foof day!!!!
xx

Flippinpest said...

I hope Foof day brings all the foof that you desire ;-) Fantastic foof, great idea!

Elisabeth said...

OMG!!! This is awesome!! I about fell out my chair though!!

Rachel said...

Caro- That is soooo clever! I really like the humor in it.

lisa said...

love your style, this project is great! I linked to this post in my blog carnival - hope you'll take a look! http://lafemmepapier.blogspot.com