Friday, October 29, 2010

A Sweet Mermaiden doll.

Be still my beating heart!

I am so in love with this little mermaid, I love her, love her, love her!

A is going to be a mermaid for Halloween (costume pictures to follow). To go with the costume I decided to make this dolly for her to carry around as company.
I came across this free download from Hillary Lang's book: Wee wonderfulls. She also has a great blog with fun pictures of her creations .

This was a fun, easy project to make. The pattern was very clear and clever! She is small, just as long as my hand, so you do need a knitting needle or such to get all those corners turned out and the stuffing in all the right places.

 I did not have flannel for the body , so I cut up an old pillow case . I love the vintage velvet for her hair. I also think it is easier to turn inside out than corduroy.

I am not very good with embroidery, but I managed to make her face look OK!
If you have time I would recommend you try this lovely project. Took me just under two hours. Great weekend project.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

This is soooo adorable! I'll have to try this one too!

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