7.18.2009

under the sea

my good friend Chelsea has three darling girls. the oldest are twins who are turning 6 August 1st. they love dolls and when it comes to the water, well, they think they are mermaids. how cute is that? she showed me a picture of a mermaid and asked if i thought i could create some mermaids for her two mermaids. how could i pass that up? here, they are, the finished product.
i love them, do you?each doll has a hand embroidered face and a pink felt heart sewn on her chest. the mermaids are sewn in such a way that they can bend at the waist, so they can easily sit in a chair for under-the-sea parties, on beds to be read too, and "swim". :) one thing Chelsea liked most about the picture was that the mermaid had on a modest top instead of the usual shell bra. these tops really finish these girls off perfectly. i hand sewed in the yarn hair to match the girls' hair color. these dolls can be customized as far as eye color, hair color, and top blouse fabric goes.
don't you love the green sequin fin?
i'll be putting some up in my shop to sell soon. these girlies will sell for $35 (includes shipping) because of the time and materials it takes to do them. Pottery Barn Kids sells something not nearly as cool (well I think) for $39, sheesh, come on Pottery Barn. i'll let you know when they're there.


7 comments:

boneyfingers1183@gmail.com said...

I think they are FABULOUS!

Ash & Jon said...

you're right. Pottery Barn's is not anywhere as cool!

Mom said...

The dolls are incredibly wonderful! I'm amazed at your creativity and artistic ability. Once again, you go girl!

Mark and Jill Smallwood said...

you are just becoming a wonder-woman with all your sewing! I wish I could sew 3D things!

Handi Andi said...

Ummm... did you know that I still have your BYU K doll that you made in high school? The original K Doll? You put it in the DI pile before you were leaving for your mission and I snagged it. Kenna loves it. She plays with it all the time. I know it was headed to the DI once upon a time, but Kenna could sacrifice it for if you want it back for your mascot, or if Kylene would want to chew on the hair. I just gotta find it first. Someday it could be worth something because it was the beginning of something big. :-)

Chelsea Monet said...

I love you, Kristi!

Jules said...

dang cute!
ps--around keagan's bday --I want to order a redhead doll of somesort. :)