Mermaid Tail Snuggle Blanket


On Monday I shared a pic on my facebook page of a (wrapped) gift I had made for my niece for her birthday. But of course I couldn’t share what it was until she had received it.

And she has received it now, so I can now share… yep, it was a mermaid snuggle blanket. And yes, it went down well with this lovely little 8-year-old!

I had the idea of making this for her after I had seen pics of similar items turn up in my pinterest feed. After a bit of googling I stumbled upon a free pattern at Maid for Mermaids. It comes with a great tutorial too!

She loves purple so I went to my local Spotlight store to pick up the fabric. I was hoping to find a lilac polar fleece but the darker purple was all they had, so I lightened it up with the lilac and white spot minky for the band at the top…

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…and the tail.

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I sadly don’t have a pic of it being modelled but quite frankly, I could have gotten my daughter to model it for me, but I knew I couldn’t handle the disappointment I knew she would feel when she found out it wasn’t hers :'(

So we have to just make ourselves content with a dodgy pic of it laid out on a sheet on my daughters bed 🙂

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Hi! My name is Michelle. I live in Newcastle, NSW. I am a wife to my darling husband and a mum to my 4 gorgeous kiddies.
I have a blog called “Pretty Practical”. I’m a pretty practical person – I like things to be useful … BUT I also like them to be pretty. Thus … pretty practical!

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