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« on: October 11, 2009 09:33:33 AM »

i think i jumped on the dotee-train a little late!

anyway, this is my first-ever stuffie, and first-ever dotee, though i do know how to sew and such.

first of all, let me say that Nessa is not the original eggplant dotee. smmarrt made one for a swap awhile back (if you'd like to see hers, i've posted the link here).

nessa was born of the fact that i think eggplants are darn cute, plus a book i just finished reading a few weeks ago called "alone in the kitchen with an eggplant." i said as much to my fiance, and he got a weird look and said, "sounds sinister." and before we knew it, we were riffing off each other creating a story about a murderous eggplant with her jaunty green-leaf cap, all in a british accent. so, yeah, inside joke.

anyway, pics!


she's completely hand-sewn, made of felt, beads, buttons, ribbon, and a sculpey knife.

here's her pet spider, Leroy, who never leaves her side (i HATE HATE HATE spiders, so it seemed an appropriate sidekick for a homicidal vegetable)


and here's a nice shot of her leafy cap.


i don't think i'm quite done with her yet, though. i'd like to add a little more embroidery down on the bottom, some more leaf detail to her cap... and i think dotee's should have something to look at on the back, so i have a "green" word bead that i'd like to incorporate into the phrase "with her jaunty green cap," but i got halfway through the word "jaunty" and tore it all out because i apparently need much work with my word embroidery skills!

anyway, comments and especially constructive criticism is most appreciated. one cannot improve without first knowing what needs work!
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009 09:48:54 AM »

LOL@ homicidal eggplant!  That is so cute.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009 10:51:36 AM »

Wow - she's awesome. And yes, I clicked on the picture because the silhouette was familiar! Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009 08:10:50 AM »

Adorable and creepy!.............  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009 07:34:13 AM »

thanks! maybe i should move on to a "cereal" killer (Ha! just kidding, it's awful cliche)... or should i?....
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009 01:06:13 PM »

Yes! Then I can "borrow" from you!
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