Den Lille Havfrue: The Little Mermaid

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It is all about dolls, here. I should be busy with holidays and studies (I am homeschooling two middle schoolers!) but those few free minutes find me working on four dollies for my daughters and a friend.
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Partly inspired by the arrival of my new book
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And also this adorable free pattern
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pink-little-lady—free-amigurumi-crochet-pattern
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I found this one half-finished in my pile the other day, stuffed her and sewed the arms.

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My littlest is asking for a mermaid.
One of the downfalls of my last few attempts at doll-making has been the face.

So this time we did a little research! We watched these videos together to learn to make hair and a cute mouth. For eye placement I guessed from the pictures in the book.

http://kandjdolls.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-embroider-mouth.html

I really like the wig cap hair method!
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It grew too late to finished her hair…but we will split the strands to create waves. My daughter wanted to help…so perhaps afterschool?

The video above mentions wrapping wood dowels and baking the yarn in the oven to create ringlets…I have got to try that!

Now, something else I have been longing to try…a crocodile stitch mermaid tail.

http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-crocodile-stitch/
I used this tutorial from Moogly to learn the basics, and I am sooo pleased with the result.

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Now I must get back to my day…I look forward my next little piece of free time!

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Happy hooking!

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