I'm off to Italy tomorrow - yay! Sun, Beach, Sand... and in my 'joy mode' I created a little sea creature! I saw this on the internet - someone painted a door with this beautiful little mermaid on a swing - in Copenhagen I think it was - and I fell in love with it. So I had to sew it literally straight away! But before I could get sewing I had to craft my own background - with fabric paint and a roller brush. I wanted a wave/water/drop feeling to the background, so I used green/white and blue.
For the sewing part: the tail was a nightmare, because I chose a silky fabric, that frayed into a million threads when cutting and melted on the iron when I tried to apply the heat'n'bond. Took me a few attempts to get the iron temperature right (and to clean the silly thing too!). But then it was 'green lights' for me to get sewing - and it was a right pleasure!
Here is a close up of the torso. Love the little dainty shoulders and the shell in her hair. The artist really thought of everything in detail. Was a bit hard to sketch at first, but in the end it all turned out just how I wanted it to be. This picture is going to be sold on a craft market in October.