Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bit of Whimsy MerMae Doll

I was super excited when Bit of Whimsy had a 40% off sale over black Friday weekend.  My husband decided he wanted to gift to the nieces and nephews this year so I had to come up with a gift for Sophie. 

She loves The Little Mermaid and I thought this doll would be perfect for her.  Not to mention I always love an excuse to buy a new doll pattern.  I've gotten so much use out of the Jean and Beth patterns I bought I consider it an investment.  I can almost always raid my fabric stash without purchasing a single new piece when I make a doll, which I love because I get rid of some fabric that's taking up space in my closets.

When I saw the pattern I immediately thought of a blue paisley fabric I used for pj pants last Christmas and a onesie dress last year.  For whatever reason the paisley made me think of a mermaid.

I am so in love with this doll!  Is she too cute or what?  I love her pink and blue hair.  I wouldn't normally use non-hair colors on a doll but considering this one's a mermaid I thought it was perfect.
I have to say I was a little intimidated when I read this doll pattern wasn't for beginners like the other patterns on the website.  Not that I'm a beginner but I just wondered how much more difficult it would be to put together.  I have to say I was happily surprised it wasn't that bad.  I think there are just more steps to this doll than to the other 2 I've made.  I've used my other patterns so much, it was nice to start on something new and a little different.  Kinda makes me want to buy another different pattern and make another one haha.  I'll have to refrain though, I think my husband would flip if I added another "project" to my to-do list.
I'm happy she is done and can't wait to give her to Sophie.


  1. I have to say that I've been a long time reader of your blog. And today I decided to take the plunge and buy a mermaid doll pattern from this delightful lady. I've just finished the doll tonight, my daughter is rapt. Thank you so much for recommending Bit of Whimsy. SO easy to follow, I can't wait to make mermaids and mermen for all my friend's kids!!

    1. 1st thank you so much for reading my little blog! 2nd I'm so excited you took the plunge. I love Bit of Whimsy and have had so much fun making so many different dolls. They are patterns that get used over and over again in my house and I never get tired of making them. I'd love to see your creations!



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