Went Fishing

Hi there.

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.)

I’ve missed it so I’m back AND even with something to share:

Fishing Anyone?

Can you guess what it is?
This was one of the Christmas presents I made for my kids as well as all the cousins. It’s what I was writing about here.

Fishing Game

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.

Fishy Close-up

I sewed the magnets in place to keep them from moving around and getting lost in the fish. The kids can alway rely on the magnet being in the same place therefor it helps with the “catch”.

Fishing Poles

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.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. So cute, the starfish especially. I made an updated and cuter version for a swap back in December. It’s fun to see a different style.

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  2. Posted by Ellen on January 13, 2008 at 1:09 am

    I love your fishing set. Great way to use up scraps. Lots of love and work went into those. I came upon your blog while looking for a skirt pattern and have found so many more great ideas and tons of inspiration. Thanks for writing it all down to share. You have a great eye for style.

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  3. Posted by greenkitchen on January 13, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Wow! I really need to make a set. Right now it seems like a lot of work. It’s funny what we each find intimidating.

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  4. Posted by Fini on January 13, 2008 at 11:31 am

    There you are! The kids loved the fishing poles. It a contest who can catch the most fish!

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  5. The fishing sets are so cute! It’s cool that both you and Chris worked on them. You’re both so talented!!

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  6. Yes, I missed you! Glad to see you back!

    Happy 2008!!
    Lori

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