This doll had a crazy start. My great niece liked to play with old Barbies from the time she was a baby and she loved the Little Mermaid so I made a tail that would fit over the Barbie Legs. I came across this tail the other day and needing a refresher course in doll making, I thought I will start with this. You see my great niece is 7 now and she wants to make a Mermaid Doll. I made a pattern for the upper body and the arms, assembled and stuffed, embellished and used embroidery to make the face. I will make the hair next. Orange it will be.
Older Mermaid Dolls
These Dolls are made like Raggedy Ann Dolls
These two are the first I made.
I had an idea for some serpentine arms after this.
Here is a pattern for the Sepentine style arms
A work in progress.
The 3 separate parts were machine sewn to make the forms and then stuffed with the fiber fill
Assembled by hand sewing
I have taken a break from this piece over the summer. I am designing as I go.
Today I went back to it and have started cutting some new 2 inch squares from my scraps.
I am committed to creating scrappy quilts and I like to get as
many different patterns of fabric as I can which makes for very fussy cutting.
Seems that I am working with the interplay
of dark and light and a 9 patch cross unit. I can not plan ahead not in my DNA.
Here is the new square I made yesterday
I have connected it to this square with these two blue 9 patch squares
I have two other squares that are different from these
now how to use them.