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« on: December 26, 2010 12:46:19 AM »

As a little girl I remember cutting out paper fish and attaching paperclips to them so I could "go fishing" with a magnet and some string.  I have wanted to make something similar but obviously more durable for my toddler.  When I stumbled upon this tutorial http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com/2010/07/felt-fishing-set.html I was excited to add this to my daughter's X-mas list. 

I printed off the patterns and then went my own merry way and realized later when I came back that I changed some stuff up but I like what I did change.  I added fabric scales to both sides of the fish.  She left one side completely felt because she used velcro on the hook and wanted plenty of felty surface to catch the fish by.  I knew Aria would get easily frustrated with velcro so I actually sewed a magnet inside the hook and added D-rings to the fish. I also added a few more lines to the fin and omitted the eyes.  I plan on making a board with nails to hang the fish by and make hooks to hold the pole.  If she really likes the fish game, I will likely add a pond (maybe a fabric bucket) and a fishing basket to collect her fish in. 

Anyhow, enough chit chat...here's the fishing set.

Fishie caught on hook

Close up of the fish (I love the fact that I was able to find such well suited scale like fabric in my stash)

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010 01:00:31 AM »

Very cute! I bet someone is having a blast fishing already and without all the smell of real fishing!

« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2010 01:42:36 AM »

This is adorable! I love the tails of the fish - it just adds to the cuteness! I bet Aria has a blast with this for a very long time!

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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010 06:59:43 AM »

That is so awesome! I have to make some for my daughter and youngest son!  Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010 07:24:46 AM »

HA! Here it is the day after Christmas and I've already got my project picked out for next year ! Love it!
Thanks so much for sharing !

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2010 09:00:17 AM »

very cute!

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2010 05:57:38 PM »

This is adorable!

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2010 07:04:02 PM »

So cute! I used to have a plastic set like that when I was younger, years later I still find myself making a paper version of this when I'm bored.

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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010 08:22:30 PM »

this is soo cute and creative!
I remember playing a game like that when I was little. I would have loved it so much more if they were plush fish like the ones you made.
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2010 08:42:04 PM »

Oooh really cool!  Wink I like the modifications you came up with.

If you make more fishes, maybe some of different sizes... like tiny guppies and large trouts! Maybe even a plaque for "catch of the day" or "biggest" or "smallest".

I will have to remember to make one of these fishing sets when my little one is at the right age.  Grin
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