Sunday, June 18, 2006


In my house we are fans of Dexter's Laboratory cartoon, not that it has anything to do with my doll but with my animation interest, my husbands comic book interest and our mutual interest in science, it is a fun lighthearted show that we sometimes enjoy. So when I asked what my doll should be named he thought of Dexter's sister DeeDee, I think because of all the pink!
So here we have DeeDee, I made her with a felt white top body, soft rose print flannel arms, cotton stripe legs, felt lips (which actually started out embroidered but per suggested, needed to be bigger and more colorful - the original mouth is buried underneath), the remaining embroidered nose (used to match the old mouth), strawberry button eyes, a permanent ribbon stitched together with an appliqué strawberry, matching ribbon and nylon elastic waistband net slip, gingham heart appliqué (on the chest) with matching elastic waistband skirt and yarn hair! Whew long sentence! I had fun, hope you like it. Click the image to enlarge.


Anonymous cruststation said... cute, love the strawberry eyes and the strawberry in her hair! So much fun.

2:13 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hello crustation, it's so nice to hear that you like her, and her strawberries, thanks for saying so.

2:57 AM  
Blogger hannah said...

Deedee is so cute, I especially love her slip -who would have thought of giving a softie a satin and lace slip!!! so sweet!

3:20 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you hannah! I thought the slip added a little something extra peeking from beneath the skirt and it also gave sort of an illusion of a top with the ribbons. I'm so glad you like it!

9:32 PM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

Oh she is so you Gina!!

4:53 AM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

Gina, your face is amazing, like a movie star of the red carpet, what are you doing sewing!! you should be on the front page of magazines!!!!!

4:56 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

She's a gorgeous doll! Thanks for leaving a comment on my site too. I love 'meeting' crafty people.

9:41 AM  
Blogger nico said...

aww gina deedee is so cute! i love her dresses and eyes '-'\
dexters lab is great! used to watch it with my brother all the time... we really loved his accent!

9:45 AM  
Anonymous lindiepindie said...

That little creation is a cutie. I would have been nervous to try the strawberry buttons for eyes, but they turned out perfectly. I like her hair and ribbon. Nice job!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi cathy, I do to. It really was my pleasure, thanks for returning the favor!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hey nico my friend! Thank you! A fellow Dexter fan, we seem to have more and more in common eh?

12:00 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

lindiepindie - I was a little nervous too, at first I had contemplated a felt white circle and smaller black for eyes, but took a risk with the buttons. So, it's good to be validated. Thank you for your kind words!

12:03 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

weirdbunny - I just read what you wrote about me, you are so super, uber, duper kind and sweet. You made my week, thank you so much!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

The little slip, i want one just like it! Aren't your ideas clever and sweet!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Awww, thanks tongue in cheek, so are you!

12:55 AM  
Anonymous mariannealice said...

How glamourous you are! I agree with weird bunny - you look more movie star than sewing machine whiz(although obviously, being glamourous does not neccessarily preclude one from being a sewing machine whiz)
Love Deedee's name, eyes and 'specially her stripey legs- I always seem to draw my girls with stripes somewhere! I've enjoyed my first visit to your blog - sorry its taken so long since you left your comment to pop in!

3:45 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi mariannealice - I'm just so glad to have you here, I really love your beautiful projects. You are so generous to compliment me so! I used to do community theatre and it was a lot of fun. It's art too. But I have found my home in the more tangible creations, the crafts, drawing and my animations. I've seen your profile icon, you look very beautiful yourself! I'm so glad you like the doll, and I agree, stripes are great and so are polka dots!

1:49 PM  

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