Merman with octopuses, octopi, or octopodes

I had to google the plural of octopus.

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The arm fabric looks like seaweed to me.

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And I still have some of this absolutely perfect merman hair fabric left so let’s use it!

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I thought that trim looked pretty great for a belt- I thought I’d look up what the official name is for that trim but I don’t even know where to start!

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Big Merman

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A Merman should come after the fish, I am absolutely sure. I am still working through a pile of men that are sewed and stuffed, prepared before Christmas. Little by little, they all come to life.

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I made his beard from a quilting batik fabric.

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This toile- ships and florals.

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His belt-

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Big Man Merman

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A new merman with skeletons. This month has been a lot of men with skeleton tattoos!

I got a new IPhone last weekend and am blown away by the amazing camera. I took photos with the phone and also with my Canon EOS Rebel and the phone pics were so much better. So, some of these photos were taken with the new phone and someĀ  with my SLR.

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And here is the back side of his hair-

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btw- this is #100 doll of 2017!

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I love the proportions of this mer-fellow-

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Palm tree arms-

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And here are the 2 mermen, next to each other. Every time I dye fabrics, the skin tones come out differently and here it is really, really obvious!

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hey look, a merman!

I’ve tried something new- a twist on my man pattern. I’ve been thinking about it for a long while now and finally got to figuring out the tweaks and sewing him up.

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It is fun to go through my supplies- which toile would work for a sea creature? Which patterns and colors would make a good tail? And sea hair, what does that look like? What about trims?

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Here is the back of his hair.

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I like how the rick rack works but I found a lot of other trims that I will experiment with too.

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I am excited at all the possibilities. That is what keeps me interested and making.

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I thought that skeletons on a boat, pirate skeletons, worked well for the underwater theme.

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There are more in the pipeline!