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The Frozen Fuffalump Story

Once upon a time, in the land of Etsy, a challenge was proclaimed.  Post something "ICY."

It was up to the artist, Jennifer to step up to the challenge.  She began by making a doodle at the bottom of her weekend schedule.  She was remembering May of 2006 when she and her Father-in-law felt frozen to death stepping off the plane in Providence, RI after being in warm, sunny Florida.



This January, Florida had that same feel.  Jennifer saw frost on her lawn and car windshield some mornings.  She read funny stories from her EtsyFEST teammates of small critters like frogs and lizards coming in from the cold.  Her office attire would consist of a long sleeved mock turtle neck, sweater, wool pants, wool jacket with hoodie, gloves and scarf.  Yes, in Florida!  Jennifer dove into her Fuffalump supply of socks in her studio.  "Sorry, I need to wear these!"

 

Icy to Jennifer meant cool tones of blue so she pulled out many different types of blue fabrics.  Some of them were hand dyed cottons, a baby hand cover, stretchy striped material that may have come from a halter top, and her favorite, soft, light blue fake fur.


 Jennifer wasn't sure what kind of Fuffalump would emerge.  She started with the teeth since she knew exactly what expression they should make.  She tried fabric eyes but returned to her favorite Fuffalump trademark of stacked buttons.  For the nose, she used the baby hand cover which was given to her by a very dear friend.  Does it look familiar?  Yup, the other cover was used for Bitty Baby Bird (see his post in this blog).  The tough part was the arms.  Jen worked a while on them and decided to look at them with a fresh pair of eyes the next day.


She decided his arms should match his body and stitched deep blue lips around the teeth to make them stand out.  She named him Frozen Fuffalump and thought he would be good friends with Stressy the Stress Monster Fuffalump.  Frozen Fuffalump hopes to live happily ever after in someone's warm home. 

Update: Frozen Fuffalump was adopted almost as soon as he was posted on etsy.  He is living in sunny California.  Here is a note from his housemates:

"Frozen Fuffalump arrived in time for Rob's birthday... with days to spare!  Rob loves him!  I know because he put him near his side of the bed on his bureau and he mentions every so often how he sees him and gets a kick out of his expression...I'm so glad that I saw your Frozen Fuff when I did, and that no one else beat me to him!...even though I thought it was pretty warm day here today, Fuff still looks a little frozen!  Ha Ha!" - quoted with permission from Kim. 

Thanks again Kim and glad Frozen Fuffalump is giving you lots of laughs!

20100111

Fun Fuffalump Film Quote



"No, no. It's not schizophrenia. It's just a voice in my head. I mean, the voice isn't telling me to do anything. It's telling me what I've already done... accurately, and with a better vocabulary."

Fuffalump pictured is Swaggy.  She was made for my neice out of her leftover bedroom swag fabric.

20100110

Fun Fuffalump Film Quote



"Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world and in here is the dream."

Can you guess this recent movie Psychedelic Pete Penguin is quoting from?


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Fun Fuffalump Film Quotes



Police: "Are you classified as human?" 

Korben Dallas: "Negative, I am a meat popsicle."

Can you guess what film Wally the Duck is quoting from?


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Fun Fuffalump Film Scene

 

Fun Fuffalump Film Scene: "Andalasia...I've called every travel agent. I'm not sure if it's a country or a city." Robert: "It can't be a state." Sam: "More like a state of mind. She told me it's just beyond the meadows of joy and the valley of contentment. What is that all about?" 

Can you guess what movie this scene is from?

I had so much fun doing a Christmas Movie Quote a day on Facebook that I thought I would start the new year with Fun Fuffalump Film Quotes and Scenes. Pictured above is Stella who lives in Tennessee.


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Unfinished Projects 2009






Happy 2010 Everyone!

Last year my New Year's Resolution was to finish my unfinished projects.  I get very excited about trying new things.  Consequently, I will start something and put it down to start something else as my mind jumps from one possibility to the next.  I am happy to say that by September I had 9 unfinished projects finished.  And, I enjoyed the problem solving.  Some things, like a crocheted black shawl, ended up being just that.  But one thing I started was a white, knitted (I'm a novice) pillow cover.  It ended up making it into a striped Fuffalump bag.  You can see photos of some of my projects on flicker: Finishing Unfinished Projects

The project I am most proud of is my bead embroidered purse.  You can read more about it here as one of my blog entries and even see a film of it in progress.

This year, I will be working on marketing my Fuffalumps thanks to Robin Pedrero and a book she recommended and now I do, called I'd Rather be in the Studio by Alyson Stanfield 

I also plan on sticking to my yoga every day.  It seems to happen every year that the first 3-5 months I am doing yoga most mornings and I can see the results a couple weeks after I start, more energy and less headaches.  So, my resolution is to do yoga up to and including December 2010.  How about you?  How did you do with last year's resolution and what is this year's plan?