I just found out that my cousin is having a baby girl in July. Normally, I would want to knit a baby sweater or blanket, but July babies don't need a sweater. (I know, I know, I could knit it a 6-mo-old winter sweater, but I like my baby gifts to be a little more immediate.)
That's where Pinterest came in.
Ah, Pinterest. If there's is one time-suck that I am particularly vulnerable to, it's you. But I came across some really fun needlework projects and when I saw some dolls, I HAD to make one too.
Because I'm dealing with a baby and not a little girl, I wanted to keep everything simple. So I didn't include any little parts (like beads or buttons) that could be ripped off and swallowed.
I present my simple little mermaid. She's for the baby, but ten bucks says she'll be intercepted by the big sister. :)