I have been making mermaids – Bubbles is a lovely small-ish mermaid which is designed to hang on the wall, or as a mobile. They are quite quick and easy to make, very similar to Rainbow Dancers.
For painting the face, use the tutorial for Lavinia. I used a mixture of fibes for the hair, and put a string of beads and some fringe around the waist. The little boobs are suffolk puffs (yo-yoes). A little piece of ribbon for hanging them.
Like to have a go at making one of these? As a featured blog doll, the pattern is discounted on my website.
While you are there, check out the companion quilt! I Love Mermaids is a fantastic qult I made several years ago, featuring these little mermaids and undersea creatures.
|I Love Mermaids Quilt|
I have also put the pattern for this quilt at a discount price.