(Mer)Made Just for You!

After Explorer Beastie’s trip to the northwest coast last week, it seems like a good idea to carry on with this maritime theme for a little longer! How do you all feel about meeting a real, live Mermaid Beastie?Mermaid Beastie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesLook, there she is… elegantly running her paws through her tresses, as mermaids are wont to do. Now, at the risk of running aground on some treacherous rocks, let’s take a closer look at this elusive Beastie… You may never see her like again!

First, you’ve probably noticed that she’s wearing a rather fetching seashell bikini top… A girl has to keep up with fashion, even if she does live underwater.
Mermaid Beastie's Pink Seashell Top - CrawCrafts BeastiesShe also has a friendly starfish in her hair, to keep her lustrous locks out of her eyes.
An Unconventional Use for Starfish - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut of course, you probably want proof that this isn’t just a regular girl Beastie in a costume. So, here you are – check out her beautiful, scaly, sparkly tail!
Mermaid Beastie's Tail, by CrawCrafts BeastiesSharp-eyed Beastie spotters will also notice that her tail is stitched in such a way that she can lounge coyly on rocky outcrops, rather than sitting bolt upright…
Mermaid Beastie Makes her Escape - CrawCrafts Beasties… Although this shot captured her just as she got tired of posing for the camera, and she prepared to swim off to new and exotic shores! Since she left just before Christmas, I’m sure she found the waters around Ireland pretty chilly, but fortunately it wasn’t long before I received confirmation that she had arrived safely in her new home!
Mermaid Beastie at Home - C Alexander/CrawCrafts BeastiesHeehee! It looks like she’s settling in well – and possibly challenging the Christmas fairy bear for her spot at the top of the tree!

Thanks for joining me for another New Beastie day – I’ll have the last of my Christmas commissions to share with you next week, so be sure to drop back in for that! And join us again on Friday for part 2 of Explorer Beastie’s trip to the very top of Ireland. See you then!

27 thoughts on “(Mer)Made Just for You!

    1. Hmmm, I don’t think so… I observed her on dry land the whole time she was here, and she always had a tail. Hopefully she’s not a reverse mermaid whose tail turns into legs in the water – that’s no good at all!

  1. Speechless at Mermaid Beastie’s splendidness. The starfish is such a wonderful touch, and I like how the tail-stitching makes lounging on rocks easier for her. ๐Ÿ™‚ I so enjoy the mermaid shells, too, and the twinkle on her scales. (Is all the stitching hand done?). Just… wowee!

    1. Thank you! And yes, all those stitches are done by hand… Most Beastie-sized seams are so short that it’s not worth threading up the machine. Plus I just enjoy the directness of hand-sewing so much more ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you, Tajana! I’d actually toyed with the idea of making a Mermaid Beastie, but I’d never had time to figure out a pattern until someone requested one! It seems like she’s really making waves! (Also, excuse my ignorance, but what does your first sentence mean? ๐Ÿ˜†)

  2. Hi Helen, yes, I am happy to report that she survived the swim and was a wonderful Christmas surprise. As you could see in the photos, she wasted no time in exploring the house, she even found another mermaid to chat to! Our little grandaughter now thinks that mermaids are purple monsters with sharp teeth, so she has certainly made a big impression!

    1. Hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh wow, she’s going to get such a shock the first time she sees Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”! It was nice to see Mermaid Beastie head off to such a good home, and thanks again for sharing your pictures with the rest of the Beastie family! ๐Ÿ’š

  3. She is soooo lovely and I really like that you haven’t given her red hair. Nowadays every mermaid seems to look like Disney’s Ariel. But yours is definitely one of a kind!

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