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mermaid Doll

Mermaid Rag Dolls

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.

Cotton Rag Doll

Full View
Cotton Rag Doll

Detail with Hair

Cotton Rag Doll

view from behind


Before

Cotton Rag Doll

Cotton Rag Doll

Close up of embroidery on the face

Older Mermaid Dolls
These Dolls are made like Raggedy Ann Dolls
These two are the first I made.

Mermaids

Cotton Rag Dolls

I had an idea for some serpentine arms after this.

Here is a pattern for the Sepentine style arms

Mermaid Doll

3 Part Paper Pattern

Cotton Rag Doll

Mermaid Doll

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

mermaid Doll

Mermaid Doll with Serpentine Arms

Mermaid Doll

Mermaid with Serpentine Arms

Older version

nine patch

9 Patch 2 Inch Squares

work in progress 9 Patch

work in progress 9 Patch

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

2 inch squares

2 inch squares

 

Nine Patch

Nine Patch fragment

I have connected it to this square with these two blue 9 patch squares

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Detail


I have two other squares that are different from these

now how to use them.