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« on: May 27, 2011 10:40:45 AM »

I made this mermaid for puamelia in the Mini Poppet swap.


AlwaysInspired gave me some great information on how to go about making a mermaid. For the shape of her tail I actually took the leg pattern that inez used and then shared for her contortionist poppet Gloria. I just widened it at parts and added a fin instead of a foot at the bottom.

Her hair is Yarn Bee's Infatuation in the Ocean colorway and is amazingly soft. You could sit and stroke it all day. It does shed a little though.


When I had finished her body I thought she needed a little something, so I added seed beads to the bottom of her tail.


Her top is just a rectangle that I scrunched in the middle and then sewed over to keep it gathered in. In the back it is done up corset style.


And how could she not have a necklace?  Also you can see a closer shot of her top from the front.


She was pretty much done when I thought she was looking a little plain in the belly area so I added a belt. (It's non-removable.)


I love how she turned out and was so sad to see her go, as was my four year old daughter. She has consoled herself, however, by telling me I can just make her a pink one instead!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011 10:44:20 AM »

I love the tiny details!! Especially the octopus necklace.. and I really like the texture of her hair, its very mermaid-like I think.  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011 11:34:59 AM »

She is awesome, and all of us girls here on the receiving end think so. Thank you so much Mele! I can attest to her hair - I love the feel, the smell, and I don't even mind the shedding. The kids do tho, so I got her back!  She is amazing, and thank you for sharing how you went about doing the tail. <3
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011 11:53:33 AM »

I adore her!! I'm completely in love with her hair and belt Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011 12:31:56 PM »

She is so fantastic, Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011 02:12:57 PM »

She is totally adorable.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 03:36:46 PM »

Thanks everyone. I've been informed I have to make a pink one now.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011 04:22:04 PM »

She is so pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011 08:05:34 AM »

she's adorable meleriffic...=]  Great work on a small scale...must explore this poppet crafting further!  I love to see the details that make them each so unique!
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2011 03:15:59 PM »

Love it! Such great detail!
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011 04:11:22 PM »

Meleriffic, your mermaid is stunning. I just love her. I love the necklace & the belt they're beautiful.  Great job!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2011 04:26:13 PM »

Thanks everyone. She was really fun to make.
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013 10:30:02 AM »

I've been doing a little poppet research before starting to attempt my first. This is definitely one of my favorites, though! Love her details, she's gorgeous! Great job!
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013 11:13:00 AM »

Thank you.
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