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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Tuesday 16 June 2015

My Little Mermaid

Having a bit of a mermaid time at the moment.

I'm reading a book recommended by my harp teacher. The Ingo Chronicles by Helen Dunmore.

Then I saw a friend's entry for week one of the Summer of Colour challenge, of a knitted mermaid and I just needed to make one for myself.

Another friend asked me to provide a plotted photo gallery of the process so here it is....

Step 1, ask you friend for the pattern and choose some yarn, then get going...

You start at the top of the head and knit your way down the body to the tail fins.

You make the bikini top and arms separately.

You stuff from the top as you sew up.

Then rummage around for a couple of nice buttons for the eyes. I found some navy flower buttons in my stash.

And there she is, just needing some hair...

My little mermaid. Well not so little as she is about 15 1/2" or 41 cm long!


Sue said...

Loving the Mermaid.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

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