I am not sure if I have ever seen this site before.
I Googled Mermaid Images and it led me there.
It's called The Doll Maker's Journey and I put mermaid in the pattern search box and hit the Jackpot!
I just had to share some of my favorites with you- please go check out all the doll patterns at the site linked here.
There were 63 different patterns so keep choosing the next 20 at the bottom of the page to see them all. I grabbed a few photos to share and I may have a difficult time not ordering a pattern or two.
I usually draw my own but some of these are very well done. I think that the hands make all the difference and the face as well.
by Barbara Schoenoff
"This breathtakingly beautiful 17” reclining mermaid with webbed fingers is created with batik fabrics covered with fabric lace and exquisite embellishments."
The pattern is $12.00
I love the spiderweb embroidery and her face is serene and lovely. This has some great details and I think the tail makes it quite unusual.
Sea People by Susan Barmore "The texture on the tails of this fantastic 6”x9” undersea family is made by gluing string to the stuffed bodies before painting and antiquing them." This pattern is $ 8.00
I think this is very cool in a Folk Art sort of way.I like to paint fabric- it gives it a very leather like look and I like how this is stained and grunged to look old.
Mermaid by elinor peace bailey Item # EB718
Colorful 28" mermaid with that special epb flair!
The pattern is 9.00 Ya gotta love Elinor Peace Bailey! Her stuff is always colorful and whimsical!
Under the Sea by Cyndi Mahlstadt Item # CT301
"This whimsical 20" mermaid is created with a combination of wire wrapped armature and traditional stuffed cloth techniques. Detailed instructions on creating her needle sculpted face, eyelids and fanciful tail are included. Dolskin required." Sailor Maid by Susan Barmore Darling 8” painted mermaid with sailor collar and cap.
This pattern is selling for $8
SeaFoam and RipTide by Donna Schramek
"This colorful 12" seahorse and his impish 6" rider are especially fond of ocean resorts where they nibble on the toes of bathers just for sport to see them jump and splash." 6 bucks for the pattern
Sirens by Karen Shifton
"The pattern for this beautiful 16” long mermaid includes detailed directions for making fully needle sculpted hands, a contoured torso and a weighted tail."
Minerva, the Princess Mermaid by Arley Berryhill
"The pattern for this spectacular 20” mermaid features a wire armature for easy posing, wired hands and fins, optional mitt hands and detailed instructions for coloring the face,
making the hair, the tiara and braided sash. You’ll also learn how to create a “seaweed” boa using a fabric burning technique along with a paper mache rock for her to rest on." Now, I love her hands and her extra fins and she looks like she's had a few gin and tonics! and finally this last one...
Pearl Diver by Julie McCullough
"Fabric selection and embellishment choices transform this elegant 18" mermaid with quilted hair, fins and tail in to a spectacular piece of art."
There must be thousands of different dolls on that site!
I have bookmarked it and will go back when I have time- I encourage you to do the same!
Love & Stitches,