Last Fall my family had the opportunity to take a cruise up the New England Coast. It was my first time in that part of the country and I absolutely loved it. I was so inspired by the gorgeous scenery and the strong influence of the sailing industry in the area. As we were on the cruise I started to imagine what it would be like if my "my Mermaids" (from my earlier fabric line) moved up here from the southern seas. I imagined them taking on the pirates, fishing for lobster and making friends with all of the fisherman and women. When I got home I began sketching and the Ahoy! Mermaids line was born.
I hope you love it as much as I do. ~Melissa Mortenson