She's finished at last!
I named her after a sweet mama friend- Mere, whose whole name is actually Meresani. She’s one of the kindest mamas that I know. My two little ones love her, and while my little boy was trying to come up with "M" names my little girl liked Mere's name (pronounced Mary) and I thought it was a good choice. It works out well too since Mere is the Old English word for sea, according to wikipedia at least. Sometimes I don't research very well, and have spent far too much time fine tuning this doll anyway :)
Anyway, she was really fun to make, and I enjoyed trying to come up with my own version of a mermaid that wasn't like all the other super cute versions out there. I wanted to make her extra special by embroidering details like scales on her tail and giving her a little shell bra & sea star hair accessory. Additionally, I took pretty detailed photos of how I did the hair also since this was a bit of a departure from my regular hair.
Also, it helps that my little one LOVES her and wants to take her everywhere. In fact, I had to put my foot down after she was sure that Mere wanted to take a bath since mermaids love the water. Two year old little girls don't quite understand the logic that yarn mermaids and bathtubs don't necessarily go hand in hand.