Charlotte Mermaid

Last month, I posted about Bedelia Mermaid, whom I carved from a very hard old piece of wood that was upcycled from a very old and fallen apart bed. LINK

Her sister, poor thing, languished in the freezer for several weeks, because I needed to force some moisture into the rock hard wood.

Bedelia thought that I was being rather harsh with her poor sister!

I named her ‘Frozen Charlotte’, which is actually a kind of doll that doesn’t have moveable arms and legs, but in this case, it was because she spent so much time in sub-zero temperatures.

Freezing the moistened wood made a world of difference!

When I tried carving Charlotte’s arm, I was delighted- carving the wood was now possible without my knife going instantly dull.

So, I moved on to carving the rest of her:

Bedelia kept her sister company:

And, when Charlotte was finally done, they sat and enjoyed finally being together after poor Charlotte’s dreadful time in the freezer.

Bedelia told Charlotte about some more sweet mermaids that have joined the flutter of memaids in the studio and wanted to introduce her to them.

Charlotte is rather shy, perhaps because of the time in the freezer – it takes her time to warm up to new people.

But when she met the sweet Bunnymaids, she wasn’t shy at all, and she whispered to Bedelia that she likes them very much.

Baby Bunnymaid held Charlotte’s hand, and they all sang a small song and decided that they were happy to be in such fine company.

Unfortunately, Charlotte is still feeling very cold, so I think that I will have to do something about that!

SCRAP HAPPY- Once a month, a group of bloggers who are into upcycling all post on the 15th of the month, sharing what they have created with upcycled bits of this and that in the past month. Charlotte’s introduction is my contribution to Scrap Happy for this month.

Here are the other Scrap Happy bloggers- I always love seeing what they have been up to!

Kate Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
KerryClaireJeanJon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, NanetteAnn, NancyDawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith



Filed under carving wood, doll & dolls & dollmaking & doll making, eco crafts & green projects, mermaid, wooden dolls, woodwork

22 responses to “Charlotte Mermaid

  1. YAY! Another non fabric #scrapper 🙂 Don’t know how I missed you in last month’ round of posts, but I’m following you now.

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  2. Frozen Charlotte is a perfect name – maybe she is from Antarctica and likes being cold?

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  3. Charlotte doesn’t seem any the worse for her time under the ice, she has a warm glow to her.

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  4. Beautiful carving. Maybe Charlotte is an Artic mermaid? 🙂


  5. Susan Nixon

    Now that is amazing. I do not have this skill or talent, and so I think you are awesome!

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  6. Ooooo I have never seen this technique before! You have some charming creations! Love this!

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  7. Thanks for sharing photos of your process. Very interesting. Perhaps Frozen Charlotte will get her own little quilt to keep her warm?


  8. Those mermaids are so cute!

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  9. Lovely to see Bedelia and Charlotte becoming fully acquainted after Charlotte’s rather frosty beginnings.

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  10. Heather Gilbert

    These are all adorable.


  11. Poor Charlotte had to chill out for rather a long time before finally being re-united with her sister! 🙂


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