Did anyone wonder where I went? Probably not. But to the few who did, I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately. I had a serious blog-block. Well, more like blog-lazy or blogged-out. The holidays hit me hard this year and I needed a little down time to rest, play and get some house things done. (Yes Nana, I finally got my ironing caught up.)
The whole thing came out just as I imagined thanks to a little inspiration from here and here. Each set comes with 15 fabric fish and starfish that are lightly stuffed with a magnet sewn into the fish noses or starfish tip.
This was a shared project with the poles and the “bait” made by Chris. The poles are bamboo from our backyard which were sanded down to hopefully lower the risk of serious eye damage. He drilled a hole through the top to string some twine and attached the wooden bugs. Each set came with two poles so Chris had to carve 6 bugs, drill holes for the magnet, glue it in place, then paint and seal each one. (Funny thing is that the boys thought Chris was carving peanuts and with Eddie’s terrible lisp, it came out more like “peeenush”. Yes, you pronounced it right. Chris and I still call them “peenushes” for a cheap laugh.)
These fishing sets were fun to make and I love watching the kids play with something made by both Mom and Dad.