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Monday, January 10, 2011

two little mermaidens

About a week before Christmas I decided that the matching mittens were not enough of a present for my two nieces. They needed dolls. Chalk it up to pre-Christmas insanity.

Little Mermaids

I've been thinking about making softies all year, and dabbled a little with a few puppets. I used the lovely (and free!) Mermaiden pattern from Wee Wonderfuls. The construction was really interesting - you sew the fabric pieces together before cutting them out, and then finish the whole thing by hand - and I thought they turned out quite cute. I had a bit of a problem with the green maid's face (a bit squashy), but the brown maid came out much more even. 

Bouffant Mermaid!

I really love her and think her hair looks like Loretta Lynn with a huge bouffant! I like to imagine that instead of singing like Ariel under the sea, she's singing with a twang!

6 comments :

  1. I recognize the green mermaid's tale! That is the same fabric as my Princess Zoe dress. Most comfortable costume EVER.

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  2. oh, how adorable!! That's such a cute and thoughtful gift. I bet they loved them!!

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  3. So cool! I love the octopus pattern. :)

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  4. those are amazing!!! your nieces will be soo thrilled! What and awesome pattern to get for free

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