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« on: February 06, 2011 10:54:41 AM »

My daughter is slightly (okay wicked) obsessed with mermaids and has been begging me to stitch her up a mermaid. I didn't want to stitch the actually Little Mermaid because she kinda annoys me, but found this pattern (http://zuill.us/andreablog/category/embroidery/free-patterns/page/4/) and thought it would work.

I am not to excited about her face, I stitched and unstitched several colors and none of them looked right so I decided to just stick with black. The same with her arms, I couldn't find a fleshy looking color, that was the closet I had, so she kinds looks a little jaundiced.  Wink Her hair is my favorite, I was originally going to use a strand of metallic red *which you can see if you look close at one part of her hair* but it kept getting stuck and looked off, so I stopped. Her hair is comprised of straight stitches, back stitches and split stitches. When I originally just did a few stitches to show outline like the original pattern showed, it didn't look right. I really like it this way!

As an added bonus I found this nifty frame for a $1 at Target that matches perfectly! :-)


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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 02:04:04 PM »

Awww, she's cute! Redheads are supposed to be pale, anyway Smiley I love the hair! I think the texture is great, and I like the one metallic streak - highlights?
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011 03:19:37 PM »

Aw, she's cute! I think the flesh color is a great compliment to the red & green! Lovely!

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011 06:09:16 PM »

I didn't want to stitch the actually Little Mermaid because she kinda annoys me,
This cracked me up, I think she annoys me too, but I never thought of it! You did a great job stitchin' Grin!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011 06:16:34 AM »

nice stitching! i've used this pattern before too, and i had trouble with the face. but she looks great. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011 01:50:05 PM »

That is adorable! Your stitching is beautiful and the frame you picked is just perfect!

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