When I decided to participate in an annual ornament gift exchange with a group of my internet friends I returned to one of my favorite mediums---felt---& decided to make mermaids. I began by drawing her on paper---Free clip-art is great for ideas on this step. I added a seam allowance & printed several copies. I cut the different pattern pieces I needed from each copy. I only needed 3 pieces for her but find this method the best when I need a large number of pattern pieces. I sewed & stuffed all but her tailfin, glued on her hair, gems & shells, & finished the details with paint pens. When hanging, she's about 7" to the bottom of her tailfin. Hubby was given the task of choosing which one I kept for us---the orange with yellow gold hair. The others were well received by all of my friends.