Well actually, I can. It was last Friday, when I saw this: This cutie is "LoisLeigh's Story Time Mermaid Bookmark." When I saw her, I knew I had to make her; she is just too cute!!!!
Lois Leigh Anderson is a very talented knit and crochet designer, who has also designed Jack and Jill bookmarks and is working on a Little Red Riding Hood version (I can't wait for this one; Red Riding Hood has aways been my favorite fairy tale.) The patterns are available for download in her shop on Ravelry:
and also in her Etsy shop: AndersonsCreations.etsy.com
I love her sweet face, and the garland of shells around her head!
I had hoped to work on her this past weekend, but things didn't go as planned (as usual.) But Lois says she works up very quickly, so I will make the time to sit down and crochet her soon.
My plan is to make her for my granddaughter Anna for Christmas. I think she would make a wonderful gift for a little girl (or a big one!), tucked inside a book of fairy tales (maybe marking "The Little Mermaid," by Hans Christian Andersen?) I know she will love it.
And after I have finished Anna's, I will make the Little Red Riding Hood for myself!