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Old 07-20-2012, 12:00 PM   #1831
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sharing photos?

How can I share a picture of my FE and gifts? Would love to do this but don't have a photobucket account and can't seem to copy/paste the photos from my computer!

Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #1832
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What do you put in them? We are from the UK, would anything related to the London Olympics work?
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #1833
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Does anyone no where the thread is to show what type of gifts people are getting in there FE. I need some ideas. I have ten months to get it together before we sail.
I have done lots of different things. Made bottlecap necklaces for kiddos, magnets (out of the bottlecaps), keychains (letter beads spelling out the name of the ship), journals, Mickey Mouse sticky note pads, koozies (ironed on a pic of the ship and the date of our cruise), temporary tattoos, stickers, pirate themed items (for pirate night, of course), stuffed animal (get very small one to the 2 year olds on our list).

Other things we've received: frame, journals, homemade medical kits (like bandaids, travel size rolaids, etc), misc packs (clothespins, safety pins, highlighters, random things you might need on the cruise), Disney themed calendars, book marks, candy from another country, Disney Pez, artwork (one family painted and framed a small picture of our ship), etc.

My kids loved doing this on the cruise! It was fun seeing what "treasures" were waiting for us whenever we returned to our rooms!


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Old 07-20-2012, 05:14 PM   #1834
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Our FE

Someone on another thread told me how to post a photo so here is our FE:

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...ram1999/fe.jpg

I used the no sew directions as suffieldhockeymom posted above.

However I did a few things wrong so figure I'd let you all know if you follow these no sew directions!

First off, as you notice, the pockets are huge! People probably wondered what we were expecting in the giant pockets!

However somehow while the directions said the pockets would be 6" when folded over, I missed the 'fold over' step!! Because of this, there is more yellow and less red/white polka dots (we were channeling Minnie!!) but I think you still get the idea!

Also, not sure if you can tell from the picture, but it is VERY stiff! The directions called for all sorts of iron on stuff....I asked the woman in Joanne's about iron on interfacing and she asked what I was making so I explained it to her and what it would be used for and she gave me what was obviously the heaviest, stiffest iron on interfacing available!

As I don't sew and have no clue about stuff in the sewing aisle, I just took what she gave me!!

Well, 2 days before our cruise, armed with all my supplies, iron and my daughter and mom (who traveled with us) supervising, we set out to make the FE!

The stiff interfacing was almost the death of me because while the fabric adhered easily, it was very hard getting the double fold bias tape to iron down over the heavy pleats of the pockets!!

I admit, we resorted to a stapler and glue gun but no one is the wiser and you can't tell by looking at the FE!

We used iron on patches and iron on letters for our names. Added a sparkly Mickey head to cover the dowel ends.

It was way harder than I anticipated but the fact is, we all had fun (at times) making it and the experience added to our overall cruise! My daughter was thrilled to hang it outside our door! So, I would do it again (though will likely use this FE next cruise!!)

Of course, we got a photo of everyone elses FE as we delivered and forgot to get a picture of ours hanging by our door!!

Now, off to try to post what we made to the gift thread!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #1835
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This is our FE



We simply used Eva Foam Sheets (Craft Foam), hot glue, ribbon, and stickers...all from Michael's.

I wasnt aware there were instructions for making these. But our FE about 6" wide. We simply folded each sheet in half making pockets with the seams within. We hot glued the seams together, then ran this cute black ribbon with white polka dots through the back of each one of the three pockets.

Then decorated them...

Originally I was going to use clothing material and sew them together. But I ran out of time...DH thought of this (he LOVES his Gorilla blue and glue gun...lol)

We made sure to have our DS's heaviest books on them pressing flat over night.

It worked like a charm...we used it on Feb 2012 & plan to use it again in Feb 2013

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #1836
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I have bought 3 amazing embroidered FEs from Graddysmommy on eBay. If I could figure out how to post photos I will. But she is competively priced, had free & quick shipping and does Magical work!

P.S. I am just a customer of hers offering free advice...
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #1837
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I changed the url tags to img to make the picture show up. Very nice.

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Someone on another thread told me how to post a photo so here is our FE:



I used the no sew directions as suffieldhockeymom posted above.

However I did a few things wrong so figure I'd let you all know if you follow these no sew directions!

First off, as you notice, the pockets are huge! People probably wondered what we were expecting in the giant pockets!

However somehow while the directions said the pockets would be 6" when folded over, I missed the 'fold over' step!! Because of this, there is more yellow and less red/white polka dots (we were channeling Minnie!!) but I think you still get the idea!

Also, not sure if you can tell from the picture, but it is VERY stiff! The directions called for all sorts of iron on stuff....I asked the woman in Joanne's about iron on interfacing and she asked what I was making so I explained it to her and what it would be used for and she gave me what was obviously the heaviest, stiffest iron on interfacing available!

As I don't sew and have no clue about stuff in the sewing aisle, I just took what she gave me!!

Well, 2 days before our cruise, armed with all my supplies, iron and my daughter and mom (who traveled with us) supervising, we set out to make the FE!

The stiff interfacing was almost the death of me because while the fabric adhered easily, it was very hard getting the double fold bias tape to iron down over the heavy pleats of the pockets!!

I admit, we resorted to a stapler and glue gun but no one is the wiser and you can't tell by looking at the FE!

We used iron on patches and iron on letters for our names. Added a sparkly Mickey head to cover the dowel ends.

It was way harder than I anticipated but the fact is, we all had fun (at times) making it and the experience added to our overall cruise! My daughter was thrilled to hang it outside our door! So, I would do it again (though will likely use this FE next cruise!!)

Of course, we got a photo of everyone elses FE as we delivered and forgot to get a picture of ours hanging by our door!!

Now, off to try to post what we made to the gift thread!
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:39 PM   #1838
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The stiff interfacing was almost the death of me because while the fabric adhered easily, it was very hard getting the double fold bias tape to iron down over the heavy pleats of the pockets!!
I actually sewed on the bias tape on the top of the pocket after applying the interfacing but before putting in the pleats. Then, on the bottom of the pocket, it was moot since the bias tape lays flat.

Hard to explain without a visual.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:08 PM   #1839
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I have bought 3 amazing embroidered FEs from Graddysmommy on eBay. If I could figure out how to post photos I will. But she is competively priced, had free & quick shipping and does Magical work!

P.S. I am just a customer of hers offering free advice...
I just bought an umbrella spotter from her and I LOVE it and can't wait to use it on Castaway Cay!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #1840
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I'm soooo hoping there is a FE list on my trip

WOW! This is sooo cool! I'll be taking my 1st Disney Cruise next Summer and I so badly hope that someone puts together a list

Thank you for sharing the pictures and the awesome info on FE

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #1841
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I changed the url tags to img to make the picture show up. Very nice.
Thanks for doing that for me...I'm not technologically literate. I was impressed with myself that I even managed to get the link in!
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #1842
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WOW! This is sooo cool! I'll be taking my 1st Disney Cruise next Summer and I so badly hope that someone puts together a list

Thank you for sharing the pictures and the awesome info on FE

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You can always be the one who puts together the list. I took the lead on getting the list going for our Alaska cruise because I really wanted to make sure it happened. Now we have a decent size group participating--especially considering how small a group we have on our meet thread.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #1843
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There are so many fabulous Fish extenders! I cannot wait to start making ours for our first cruise in January
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #1844
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Thanks for sharing the Facebook link on FE's and gift ideas! It came in very handy for this newbie!
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #1845
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Multi Room Question

Hi! My parents are going with us and some of my kids are staying with them. How does it work if you are a multi-room family? I'm thinking of signing us up and would bring all of the goodies so my parents wouldn't have to. Would I bring one set to exchange - or would I need to bring two different sets of gifts (one for them to give out and one for us to give out)? I could also see that being a challenge as we receive different things on different days...... Just wondering because I'm sure we're not the first multi-room family to participate.

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