Merbaby & Cardigan

A friend had her second baby this summer and I made him a cardigan and this merbaby doll. I came across the Merbaby Rattle pattern and knew it would be perfect for my creative, whimsical friend. I just stuffed it like a toy rather than obtaining rattle gear and I’d definitely make another in the future.

I seem to have done the hair slightly differently from the directions and that resulted in a wonderfully thick mane that I hope little one likes grasping.

The cardigan is Bella Bambina’s Cardigan for Babies, which I’ve now made at least 5 times with a slight sleeve modification. I love the look of natural buttons but sometimes wonder how the wood is sourced, so I was pleased to find coconut shell buttons that are produced from what would otherwise be wasted from coconut food processing.

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