One of the things I've always loved about blogs and blogging is the amount of talent and inspiration I find out here! I love visiting creative people to see what they're doing. We get good ideas that way. Same with pinterest right? Sometimes I get inspiration overflow and don't know what to do first!
I have to tell you that one of the best places for inspiration is at Magpie Ethel's. She is just freaking amazing.. her collections and creations are the best. Not to mention her "somedaybeachhouse" OMG!
So many times I've gone to her Etsy sale too late and missed the chance to buy something I loved from her and it happened again a couple weeks ago when she did her mermaid sale. But this time I noticed the custom order button! woo hoo! so I ordered a spunhead mermaid from her and she came early this week. Isn't she stinking cute!? I'm obsessed with her! lol!
So Back to the Inspiration part..
Laurie (Magpie) makes the most adorable mermaids out of old story book dolls and I have a bunch of them and I was obsessively inspired to give it a try! So I pulled a couple dolls out and pulled off their legs! I know.. thats just bizarre. but I did it. Laurie told me that she bought her dolls with the legs missing already.. well.. I didn't have that option... so I amputated!
Then I made paperclay mermaid tails for them! The hardest part was waiting two days for them to dry. Once dried the fun part began! painting and embellishing!
I have a million seashells, but didnt have any tiny matching shells that would work for little mermaid bras! so I had to make a special trip 45 minutes away to michael's to get some! lol!!
So worth the trip because they turned out so darned cute!
lol.. someone mentioned that the little one above looked angry.. and I said.. well you'd be angry too if someone pulled your legs off and glued seashells onto your breasts with hot glue! lol!
Aren't they sweet? Don't ya think?
And sooo.. it was a happy Mermaid week! and now were at another saturday morning with a bright and sunny day ahead! And where do you think you'll find me???
yup... its a lake day!
Today Bethany and I are going kidless... I bought a bunch of goodies for our lunch and snacks and some new magazines. We first have Torry's soccer game to go to and then hes staying with his dad. Of course he doesn't know that we're going to the beach, that would be a problem. lol! I feel a little sneaky and Bethany feels guilty! lol! but that's the plan!
Have a great day my bloggy friends!