Well, a friend of mine came across the idea too and wanted one, and I was super stoked that she thought of me to make it.
She wanted one for her niece...and something for her nephew too. What to do? We talked about sharks, and a few other options, and settled on a dragon. Because what kid doesn't want to be a dragon, right?
So a mermaid and a dragon...what could be easier? Well, for starters, I couldn't find a pattern I liked. I know, I know, I was probably just being difficult. But I just didn't feel the "Oomph" from any of the patterns I came across.
So what do I do? Of course, I make my own. OMG, it takes so much math! In the end, though, it all worked out. And I even wrote it all down, so I can do it again, if I have to.
Really, I loved both these pieces so much, it hurt me to see them go...but I know the little ones they are meant for will enjoy them, so I'm also glad.
It took about two months of constant devotion, ignoring all other projects I had on the go, but I can honestly say that my first real commission was a resounding success. (At least, Auntie loved them...she'll be bringing them home soon!)