I always think I'm going to make things for Christmas (gifts, decorations, cards, etc.). It will be fantastic, the things will be beautiful, I will feel all accomplished, and so on. Of course, this rarely works out as envisioned (see this post over at Made By Rae, which pretty much describes my issues exactly).
I did manage to make one thing this year: the Mermaiden! I've had the Wee Wonderfuls book since, I think, September. I've been planning which delightful dolls to make for Adelaide, but this is the first project I've actually managed to do.
She's a wee little mermaid for a wee little girl. And I think she's pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
I had to do the fin differently than instructed, though it was entirely due to my own areas of weakness and inability, not the instructions or pattern. I just don't hand sew well at all. And I also usually hate trying it, which doesn't help. Also, the decorative machine stitching just wasn't working out for me. So I gave up and formulated my own plan, which worked fine for me and made me happy.
I wish I had been able to make more of these projects by now, because there are so many cuties. I hope to get moving on some more of them this winter, once we settle in to the slower pace of January and February.