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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Mermaid's Tail

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about my food last week. I'm very pleased to report back that I lost 5 1/2lbs at the end of that week, then 2lb last week, so a good start.

I keep meaning to take photographs of the mermaid tail I made Imogen last year. I had planned to make it as a Christmas present, but gave it to her early so she could start using it straight away.

I used a shell crochet stitch, hoping it would look like the scales on the tail.

Crocheted it in aran using pink, brown and cream

 I left a gap about halfway down the back of the tail so Imogen could put her feet in and pull the rest over her without having to wriggle into it

I made the tail separately and attached it when I'd finished

I'm pleased to say that Imogen loves it and sits or lays on the sofa looking just like a proper little mermaid (it was all she wanted to be when she was little... sigh). It's really warm and very cosy, I'm so pleased I made it for her.

I haven't done any crochet this side of Christmas, but I have been keeping my fingers busy. I'm not too far from finishing my Bambi cushion front that Andrew bought me for Christmas.

I've really enjoyed doing it, very therapeutic to sit in an evening stitching and seeing the cute picture come to life. Not much left to do, though it will also need a back made for it.

Take care


  1. Oh i love the mermaid tail, ive never seen one before. Well done with tbe weight loss!

  2. Your Bambi cushion has some lovely details - and the mermaid tail is a really clever idea. Jx

  3. Fabulous, I've never seen a mermaid tail before, what a great idea. I bet Imogen't lovely and cosy in it. The Bambi cushion is looking lovely, not too much left to do now. Well done on the weight loss, you've made a great start, keep it up.

  4. Congratulations on the weight loss. : )
    I like to do needlepoint too and I'm working on lighthouse.
    The cushion has pretty colors in it.

  5. Well I tried to leave a comment from my ipad last night and it kept clicking me off....we'll see how this goes. I hope you aren't getting a bunch of half finished comments! About your last post, I always write out meals for the week then make my grocery list from that. It is so helpful. I've been doing that for about a year now, and it seems I can no longer get groceries for the week without the process of meal planning first!
    This post, what fun to snuggle up in a mermaid tail. My nieces would have loved that!
    Congratulations on the weight loss.
    And, I started following you on Instagram.
    Have a great weekend.
    Cindy Bee

  6. Hello Cheryl - Well Done You! Losing such a lot of weight in so short a time - the meal planning is doing well, isn't it? Just don't overdo it, will you?
    What a lovely mermaids tail you have made for Imogen! I particularly like the shape of the tail - very pretty.
    It is the best part of these long, dark Winter evenings, to sit beside the fire with some stitching - you have done well with your Bambi project!
    It has been lovely , catching up with you again!
    Have a brilliant weekend!

  7. What a lovely idea! I've never seen a mermaids tail.
    Congrats on losing the weight!
    Your cross-stitch looks lovely.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Love the mermaid tail. How fun and creative you are!

  9. My Goodness Cheryl!... That Mermaid Tail is just about THE CUTEST THING EVER!!!
    And about the weight loss, all I can say is ... YOU GO GIRL!!!
    Love the sweet Bambi needlework. Can't wait to see it all done up!

  10. What a creation - no wonder Imogen loved it! And well done on your weight loss.
    Caz xx

  11. That mermaid's tail is amazing. An acquaintance of mine asked me to make one for her daughter, there was no way I was going to spend that much of my time making this for someone I barely know. Yours is fantastic.

  12. Fantastic mermaid tail! I hadn't heard of them until today - crocheted ones that is, I know of mermaids! - and this is the second that I have seen, what a great idea they are! xx

  13. Congratulations on losing so much the mermaid tail!

  14. A mermaid tail, I've never seen one of those before but I have to say it does look very comfy cosy!
    Your cushion is so sweet, it should have pride of place on the sofa.
    Lisa x

  15. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I appreciate that so much. The little mermaid's tail is amazing...and so cute. I would love to know how to crochet or knit. Congratulations on losing weight. Gosh, that is such a hard thing to do!

  16. The mermaid tail is a brilliant idea, we should all have one.

  17. The little mermaid tail is just perfect for turning a real little girl into a real mermaid! Imogene must be over the moon with her new "tail".

  18. You are very talented. Beautiful crochet and embroidery work!!

  19. I love the mermaid tail. Does it come in adult sizes too - just the thing for cold nights in front of the telly....

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