go fish

July 14, 2010

I feel bad that my blog has been slightly neglected while I sew my orders this week, so I decided to pull out something from the past to share. I’ve been thinking about making one of these for Sofie because I think she’d LOVE it now.

Last March I was trying to come up with a gift to make for a friend’s son. He was turning 1, but also had a 3 year old sister. I found something similar to this online (don’t remember where) but changed it slightly to make it my own. It’s a fishing game!

(Please excuse the bad pictures. I never imagined I’d be sharing this on a blog someday!)

I found a basic fish shape, traced it, and sewed 2 pieces of flannel with wrong sides together. I left it open across the tail so I could toss the magnet in. Then I stitched the end closed and the magnet in place. Clipped the edges with pinking shears and voila! Magnetic fish!

Then I had my Dad help me by drilling holes in my fishing poles (12″ dowels) and magnets so I could tie the twine between them for added security.

This is then 9-month old Sofie enjoying the game! I forgot she used to sit with her feet crossed all the time. She still does it sometimes!

I found this nautical flannel to use for the “water” instead of plain blue.

The whole thing took less than 2 hours to make and I can only hope it’s provided it’s recipients with hours of fun!

5 Responses to “go fish”

  1. Marie said:

    They LOVE lovelovelove their fishies, and so do all their friends! 🙂

  2. Betsie said:

    I think the nephew will be getting something similar for his birthday! And yes, this will mark something like the 58th time I’ve ripped off one of your ideas. I always give you credit though! 🙂

  3. Melissa said:

    I’m GLAD! 🙂 Rip off away!!

  4. Misty said:

    Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch’s “Sew Cute Tuesday”!

  5. Bridgette said:

    How cute…AND fun!! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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