Little Mermaid Hoop

I found this adorable pattern posted on Flickr’s Needle-n-Me‘s photostream. I originally saw her post in Hoop Love Vintage Transfers group and knew I wanted to stitch it. The fabric is a very light blue cotton that I had in my stash. I used tiny backstitches on the fish and mermaid bodies. The fish lips and eyes are satin stitch. The water is stem stitch. I love how this stitching turned out. 

Our guest bath has evolved into a bit of a beachy feel. The walls are painted a light blue/gray and I use celery and white as the accent colors in the rug and shower curtain. I have a free-standing chest painted black. The top of the chest, shown here, holds a few beach type decorations. The framed print was a birthday card from a friend this year. The title, A Day At The Beach. The shell sitting in the front of it was found a few years ago during our yearly Hilton Head, SC vacation. In the center, the candle votive was a thank you gift from one of my daughter’s high school teachers. I filled it with shells we have picked up, including the star fish. The angel holding the shell to her ear was a gift from my sister. The book, in a house by the sea, my daughter gave it to me while in Hilton Head a few years ago. I love how all the gifts and finds go together so beautifully to create a cohesive feel. I think my little mermaid hoop fits right in. 

The card says:

a day at the beach

It can make us feel like
all our cares are an ocean away.
Sun on our shoulders, feet in the sand, 
      cool beverage in hand…
the waves roll in, our thoughts roll out
 and all is right with the world again.

Doesn’t that sound perfect? 



  1. Your mermaid is so cute and it fits right in with the beachy vignette that you created in your bathroom.

  2. Thanks so much, Paula!

  3. This is so adorable! Love her hair, especially.

  4. Thanks, Christine. I love the pop of her hair color, too. πŸ™‚ She was a fun project.

  5. Beautiful!

  6. Such a fun piece! This reminds me of back when I used to do a lot of candlewicking and frame the pieces in embroidery hoops. A cute addition to your bathroom!Thanks for joining Grace at Home!

  7. I absolutely love this! Great job!! Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

  8. Yes, this sweet little homemade mermaid looks very much at home with some of your favorite treasures:) I love to embroider but just haven't in so very long. This reminds me I should pull it all out, I know I have so unfinished projects in there. Thank you for sharing this lovely collection at Freedom Fridays. Have a super great day!

  9. Thank you!

  10. Thanks, Richelle! I appreciate you hosting Grace at Home.

  11. Thanks so much! I am excited to have found your Fantabulous Friday!

  12. Thanks,Evelyn! You should pull those UFO's out. The great thing about embroidery, it travels well! Thanks for hosting Freedom Friday!

  13. Gabrielle was beside me when I was reading your post earlier.. she said that she wants one!! It looks great!Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  14. Thanks, Christine and thank Gabrielle for me. πŸ™‚ I appreciate your great weekly link party. Thanks for hosting. πŸ™‚

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