by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Cuties here is a mermaid doll I made for Nora. She asked me to make one and as you can see,... I tried.

I made it out of fleece, but it should be made of cotton, as it was hard to turn through the neck, with all the fleece hair. Also, the fleece keeps wanting to stretch as you sew, so keeping things centered was a pain. It took me most of the day to make this...ugh...
I thought about gluing her hair to her head the way I have it in the first 2 pics...what do you think? Or leave it down as in last 2 pics?
The face as stated in the tag, is from embroidery library.

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by pacmp 24 Mar 2017

Very cute! Hope the hand/wrist pain has eased the last couple days. She is sure to be a very well loved creation and just think, any larger versions will just grow the little merfamily, so no need to make the tiny little ones ever again. I too love the hair down with the ability to braid, unbraid, and style up the fleece yarn. But perfect as she is. I have not seen hair done in that way. Are there multiple layers of the purple to give the volume of hair or are the braids added after? Fantastic job!

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toogie by toogie 24 Mar 2017

I added 6 long stands of fleece, about 1inch wide, into the head seam. You have to roll some up and tape down all of it, to keep out of the seams, you have to sew RST. Then turn it all out of the opening you leave in the body to stuff. The hair and the head have to pass though the neck, to come out the body when you turning RSO....I did make it larger but by increasing my pieces the head increases too so I still don't know how hard it will be to turn RSO (right side out).

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by pldc 23 Mar 2017

very cute ~hugs~

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toogie by toogie 24 Mar 2017

Thanks Loralye -good to see you comment-hope you are well-Toogie

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by lbrow 23 Mar 2017

Love it Toogie. The bigger it is the easier it is to turn. I like the washable easier to keep clean

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toogie by toogie 23 Mar 2017

Thanks Lillian, and I agree wholeheartedly. I have enlarged the pieces, but my wrist hurts, so don't know if the day will produce one or not.

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by serendipity79 23 Mar 2017

so cute!!! Can you share where the pattern is from please?

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toogie by toogie 23 Mar 2017

Thanks. Sorry, I did use some pieces of a pattern and some I made up, so there is no so called 'pattern'.

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by noah 22 Mar 2017

love it hugs

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thanks

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by sonjapotgieter 22 Mar 2017

Last pic!!!!Gorgeous...Well done!!Good attempt

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

She's a little off .....but then, aren't we all-lol-Thanks

osueo by osueo 22 Mar 2017

I've been OFF for about 500 YEARS!!!!!!!
It is darling!!!!
God bless you!!!!!!!

toogie by toogie 24 Mar 2017

lol

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by cfidl 22 Mar 2017

Very Cute!

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thanks Christine!

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by sjbrower 22 Mar 2017

Mermaids! Love Nora's new doll! Such a cute project. I love these little stuffies made from fleece. They are so soft! How big is this one? She's a cutie for sure. I like the hair made from fleece vs yarn as well. It doesn't tangle up as bad, and the whole thing is washable.

You said the face was from EmbLib.... Did you make up the rest of her?

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Some pieces I made up and some I adapted from other patterns. She is about 10 1/2 inches tall, but not very wide. I too like the fact its washable. All the felt I have is craft felt and it wouldn't wash well, I'm sure.

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by dragonflyer 22 Mar 2017

Great job, Toogie..like the hair down ....

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thanks..down it is then.

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by crazypatchmama 22 Mar 2017

whatever you think, I know you did a great job at it. the doll came out beautiful and am sure she will be loved. The hair looks good anyway you look at it.

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

You haven't took a close look, but I do thank you. It was such a tight fit with the arms already stuffed. I think I will enlarge the pattern and MAYBE make her one more. That way everything should be easier to sew and turn. I also need some yarn for the hair, don't you think?

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by jenne 22 Mar 2017

I did a wonderful job, I hope she loves it. I don't have any grandkids, is this a new thing?

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jenne by jenne 22 Mar 2017

oop (a typo)You did a wonderful job.

toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

I don't think its a new thing, little girls just love mermaids after seeing Ariel, Disney's The Little Mermaid. Thanks for looking

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by jrob Moderator 22 Mar 2017

This is really cute!

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thank you!

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by lhart 22 Mar 2017

You did a great job, she is really going to love it. I wouldn't glue the hair, my GD is always playing with the hair designs.

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thanks, I think I won't glue it and she can unbraid it too.

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by pennifold 22 Mar 2017

I like her hair down as in the last 2 pictures. Great job you've done on the mermaid. You are very clever. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Not really clever Chris but I do thank you. This was hard on my hands and wrist...I think I'm having carpal tunnel problems. She is not very big and I forgot to say I had to reduce the face design quiet a bit. I won't make another this small.

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by kathymourie 22 Mar 2017

She will love it. Sew Cute!!!

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thank you Kathy. I'm sure I will see her soon, so we will see.

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by lilylady 22 Mar 2017

Sew Cute! Worth the work.

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

It was a struggle sewing & turning, so thank you. Unlike me, she is not very wide (lol) so with the arms already stuffed...ugh...

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by asterixsew Moderator 22 Mar 2017

Lucky Nora she is going to love this

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

I do hope so, as I WON'T make another unless its a bigger one!

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by Sewmum1 22 Mar 2017

She is very sweet. Love her

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thank you, now lets hope Nora does. I can't disappoint her.....she thinks I can make anything!-lol

osueo by osueo 22 Mar 2017

GRANDmothers can make ANYTHING!!!!!!!

toogie by toogie 23 Mar 2017

lol-We have to keep up our image!

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by spendlove Moderator 22 Mar 2017

She is super cute. How big is she?

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2017

Thanks Sue, she finishes at 10 1/2 inches tall.

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