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« on: August 23, 2007 12:18:26 AM »

I made this mermaid last year and she is one of my favourite creations. I based the pattern off a waldorf doll and her felt tail is handmade felt (made by a friend) and her hair is made from mohair wool. She is made from all natural materials except for some of her hair. I made her with the idea of her being a play companion for a little girl. I have since sold her on Ebay. Hope you like her! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 12:37:02 AM »

She's just adorable! I love all the detail.

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007 12:42:23 AM »

Oh, how lovely. She looks like she's dreaming.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007 06:39:01 AM »

I love her!  I'm just getting into dollmaking myself and this truly inspires me.  Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007 09:07:47 AM »

Woah, that's really good! One question though, how do you put the hair on?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007 06:54:20 PM »

Thank you all for your lovely comments. Cheesy  I will have to think and write up how to do the hair - it's pretty simple, I just have to gather my thoughts.  Will do it soon.


« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007 03:01:43 AM »

How to do the hair! 
1.  Measure length of hair required, from one side, up over the top of the head and down to the other side.
2.  Cut lengths of yarn this long, a lot if you want thick hair, not so many for thin.
3.  Divide into three lots.
4.  Take one lot and lay it over the top of the head.  Spread hair out so that it covers the back of the head.  Hold in place with an elastic band around head at eye level. 
5.  Stitch the hair on to head all the way around with a back stitch at about ear level.  Take off band.
6.  Again lay another batch of hair over the head and this time stitch around the head about half way between ear and centre part.
7.  Finally take last batch of hair and again lay it over the top of the head and this time stitch a centre part.  This top layer covers the other rows of stitching that attach the hair to the head.

I used the head band to help hold all the hair down.  I stitched that onto the head.

I hope this is clear.  If you have any questions let me know and I will try to answer them.

« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007 03:47:55 AM »

She's wonderful. I like her headband and belt.
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007 08:04:03 PM »

Wow, she's so beautiful. I would be afraid to play with her.

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007 11:43:24 PM »

Thanks for your comment Kitty98626 - I just like to think that my creations are loved by who ever receives them.  I enjoyed making her, that's the fun part!

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