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    new mermaid & plus size too...lol

    I just wanted to say, "hello!" to all the merfolk's in Texas, especially DFW. While I may not have a mermaid tail just yet I've long been a mermaid at heart. Guess I was about 8 when I was allowed to ride my bike into town to spend the summer days at the pool with friends and the weekends had always been spent at the lake with family as far back as I can remember. My love for mermaids didn't really happen until I was about 12 and learned more about the story of Pisces. In recent months I've been wishing I could afford a tail from MerTailor or FinFolks but I can't. Then I found a great site with other tail makers listed. When I saw they made their tails out of swimwear fabric my search began for how to make my own tail. In my search for fabric I found this place. Blaze was the first person I met here that was super helpful and that made me even more excited about my decision to join and even more so about making my tail. And yes I'm a plus sized woman but I'm not letting that stop me. If it was possible to make an Ursula costume that I could swim in I totally would just for the giggles of it.

    I know that was a mad mess of an intro but please stop by and say hello. I'm a night auditor so I'm up most nights is any of you are night owls too. I'm not on my personal Twitter much but I am on Facebook and Voxer. My info for those is in my profile.

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    Welcome!!!
    Glad to have some more Texas mermaids.
    Mermaid Enora

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    Welcome!
    thanks a million for your help today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Enora View Post
    Welcome!!!
    Glad to have some more Texas mermaids.
    Thanks for the welcome. Can't wait to see your tail. You're more adventurous than me...when I finally make my tail it will only be fabric.

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    How pretty would this be for a Koi inspired tail?

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    I love koi tails and that fabric looks just perfect for it!
    Mermaid Enora

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Enora View Post
    I love koi tails and that fabric looks just perfect for it!
    Will have to save for that one. It's $20 a yard plus shipping. Might be a good idea if my first tail was made of a not so challenging fabric too. I've never sewn sequin fabric before.
    "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren

    Sessilee means "Blind to Self Beauty"

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    Formerly known as MermaidAmbrGlow

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    wow that is a lot.
    Where did you find it at?
    Mermaid Enora

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    SpandexWorld. I tried to make the word Koi a link but I don't know if it worked.
    "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren

    Sessilee means "Blind to Self Beauty"

    Website: http://mermaidsessilee.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidSessilee
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/SessileeStrfish

    Formerly known as MermaidAmbrGlow

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    don't see any link
    is there anything similar at joanne, michaels or hobby lobby?
    You can use coupons online for those stores
    Mermaid Enora

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    Nope. They have some sequin fabric but none that looks like koi scales.

    I'm still searching though. I work the overnight shift so going to the stores has to wait until my nights off.
    "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren

    Sessilee means "Blind to Self Beauty"

    Website: http://mermaidsessilee.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidSessilee
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/SessileeStrfish

    Formerly known as MermaidAmbrGlow

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    totally understand. I work 12 hour day shifts so my shopping has to wait till days off too.
    Hope you find some more good koi fabrics.
    maybe you could bleach a koi pattern into some other sequin material?
    Mermaid Enora

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    I was planning to go Friday then I remembered it was a holiday so I'll go to the water park instead and go shopping on Saturday for material. No rush though because I still have to buy a monofin.
    "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren

    Sessilee means "Blind to Self Beauty"

    Website: http://mermaidsessilee.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidSessilee
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/SessileeStrfish

    Formerly known as MermaidAmbrGlow

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    Quote Originally Posted by MermaidAmbrGlow View Post
    I was planning to go Friday then I remembered it was a holiday so I'll go to the water park instead and go shopping on Saturday for material. No rush though because I still have to buy a monofin.
    When you say 'go' do you mean to the fabric district in Dallas? If not let me know; I am headed there on Saturday myself and can tell you where to check. There is a whole store only for spandex fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    When you say 'go' do you mean to the fabric district in Dallas? If not let me know; I am headed there on Saturday myself and can tell you where to check. There is a whole store only for spandex fabric.
    Dallas has a fabric district? How did I not know of this? Better yet why did my mother not know this? Shame on her Dallas native status for not knowing such important information. Where is this place that I must go to?
    Last edited by AmbrGlows; 07-02-2014 at 12:09 PM.
    "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren

    Sessilee means "Blind to Self Beauty"

    Website: http://mermaidsessilee.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidSessilee
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/SessileeStrfish

    Formerly known as MermaidAmbrGlow

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    There are several stores on Perth street; http://www.yelp.com/biz/wherehouse-fabric-outlet-dallas is good for sparkly fabric but they don't carry stretch anymore; they sold it to the store next door which isn't listed but it's ALL STRETCH fabric.

    And then one right down harry Hines a few blocks called 'Golden D'or' and they have a whole spandex room as well as a clearance section in the back you can sometimes find good deals at.

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    AWESOME!!!!
    "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren

    Sessilee means "Blind to Self Beauty"

    Website: http://mermaidsessilee.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidSessilee
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/SessileeStrfish

    Formerly known as MermaidAmbrGlow

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    Welcome to the network! For a state that seems very desert-like, there sure seems to be a lot of mermaids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PearlieMae View Post
    Welcome to the network! For a state that seems very desert-like, there sure seems to be a lot of mermaids!
    Texas isn't all desert-like...that's just West Texas. We have lots of lakes, a few good natural springs and some great beaches down on the Gulf...plus tons of pools and water parks. I guess our merfolk population is so big because we firmly believe water to be a great escape from the Texas heat...just my guess.
    "Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Sophia Loren

    Sessilee means "Blind to Self Beauty"

    Website: http://mermaidsessilee.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MermaidSessilee
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/SessileeStrfish

    Formerly known as MermaidAmbrGlow

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