Sunday, 15 May 2011

She swam across the big North Sea........

despite the cold, just to be with me.
Her hair a-trailing in the waves,
occasionally resting in little caves.
Finally coming to Hastings beach,
she was almost within my reach.
A spell allowed her to walk on land,
and so she came to be in my hand.
A beautiful creature of the sea,
finally coming to live with me.

Last week I saw on one of Dorthe's posts that she had made some new mermaids and listed them in her Ebay shop. I couldn't help myself, I had to get one of the beautiful little mermaids and she arrived a couple of days ago. She is even prettier than the photos showed her to be, and she will look just fantastic in the bathroom in the French cottage, where she can keep Dorthe's sea fairy company.

Here she is -


Aren't the details amazing?

Dorthe's mermaid came with this sweet little tag -


and my wonderful friend also included these pretty little fabric pieces, wrapped around pieces of her drift wood -


I am so delighted with my little mermaid, If you haven't visited Dorthe's blog or her Etsy shop yet, do go and have a look, you are going to love it.

Have a lovely Sunday, enjoy yourselves!

Toodlepip xxx

18 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

I love mermaids and this is ADORABLE!

Victoria xx

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

Liz, that is so sweet and the details are brilliant!

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

The detail is phenomenal, aren't you lucky and am just thinking what to do with those fab pieces you received tied round the piece of driftwood. Dead original must say!

Denise said...

I love her!

Anneke said...

again an adorbale mermaid, and i like the poem.
your blog looks wonderful

sonya said...

Your mermaid is wonderful, Liz! And all the fabric pieces and sweet tag to boot! Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. Dorthe is so sweet and so are her creations.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Sonya

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Dorthe's mermaids are too sweet, aren't they? I have one of your mermaid's sisters hanging in my studio :-). The tag is beautiful and I'm sure you'll create something wonderful with the fabric scraps.
Have a great evening, Liz!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet, --I`m so glad she swam safe to you Liz- and that she will be coming with you to France.
And I LOVE your poem, -you are a wonderful poet, dear friend :)
it is so sweet.
Thankyou for showing her so beautiful in her new place,resting after the travel, on driftwood pieces.
Love,Dorthe

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
oh, the mermaid is just adorable!
Love Dorthes creations too and she is just the sweetest isn't she?
Have a lovely evening or rather a good night.
Hugs,
Marie

Kasia said...

The mermaid is lovely! Really pretty!!! What a wonderful buy! :)

Hugs,

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

She is a pretty mermaid. I love her bra! People that do faces well impress me so much. That album you found is too amazing indeed. What a brilliant find and such a treasure. Trust you to find it!

suziqu's thread works said...

What a beautiful mermaid that has been washed up upon your shore! Love your little poem! She is a treasure to behold and looks so perfect in the driftwood. What a gorgeous creation of Dorthe's made with so much character and expression. The little card and fabrics wrapped around the driftwood is a special touch. She is special!
Enjoy her,
Hugs to you Liz
Suzy

Vicki said...

Adorable. I love her work. Loving the pics of your dogs in the header too.

Kelly_Deal said...

What an adorable mermaid! Thanks for sharing!
Kelly

Diane said...

Liz, I think this is one of Dorthe's best ever! She's beautiful!!
Hugs, Diane

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Liz,
Oh Dorthe's Mermaid is darling. The details are amazing.
What a wonderful treasure for your French cottage.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great week.
XO Celestina Marie

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I'm so glad you got something so special in the mail! These are lovely!

marie said...

Dorthe's mermaids are so beautiful and Dorthe is so sweet!
I love her expression and her cute little shell bra!