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Old 07-13-2008, 12:55 PM   #391
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You did a TERRIFIC job!!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:10 PM   #392
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We leave for our cruise in 1 week and are very excited to be participating in the FE Exchange, but was very unsure of how I was going to get one.....little stressful decision. I decided I'd just make my own.....can't sew at all so wasn't quite for sure how it was going to work but after a couple of hours at Michaels and 6 hours or so of using fabric glue this is what I came up with.....
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Just thought I'd share.....if I can make one.....anyone can
Looks great! You did a fantatic job!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:26 PM   #393
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We leave for our cruise in 1 week and are very excited to be participating in the FE Exchange, but was very unsure of how I was going to get one.....little stressful decision. I decided I'd just make my own.....can't sew at all so wasn't quite for sure how it was going to work but after a couple of hours at Michaels and 6 hours or so of using fabric glue this is what I came up with.....

Just thought I'd share.....if I can make one.....anyone can
How did you do the embellishments? Are they stickers? Iron-ons? I would love any info you have to share..I have a lovely FE that I need to embellish and personalize and not a clue as to what to do...

Thanks!!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:30 PM   #394
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How did you do the embellishments? Are they stickers? Iron-ons? I would love any info you have to share..I have a lovely FE that I need to embellish and personalize and not a clue as to what to do...

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Believe it or not all of it is scrapbooking stuff. I've never been a scrapbooking person, but I went to Michaels and they had tons of Disney stuff to choose from. All of the stuff had sticky on the back and it seemed like it was going to stay, but I glued everything down with fabic glue to just be sure. It was like scrapbooking without the pictures Even the letters I found in the scrapbooking dept at Target.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:43 PM   #396
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Believe it or not all of it is scrapbooking stuff. I've never been a scrapbooking person, but I went to Michaels and they had tons of Disney stuff to choose from. All of the stuff had sticky on the back and it seemed like it was going to stay, but I glued everything down with fabic glue to just be sure. It was like scrapbooking without the pictures Even the letters I found in the scrapbooking dept at Target.

Thanks!!! It looks great, btw!!!
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Thanks...it was actually fun to make.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:49 PM   #398
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What type of cloth materials are most of you using to make your FE's? I'm trying to make ours and I'm not sure what's going to hold all those goodies...canvas/felt/cardboard behind material...???
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:11 PM   #399
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Where are you all getting the Mickey rods? I need to make ours in early August so I was starting to read through this thread - you all have some creative ideas and adorable fish extenders.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:42 PM   #400
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Where are you all getting the Mickey rods? I need to make ours in early August so I was starting to read through this thread - you all have some creative ideas and adorable fish extenders.
I actually used a wooden rod (from Michaels) cut it off to the length I wanted and then I had someone to pick me up two black Mickey Antenna toppers and put on the end of each rod. My husband had to make the antenna topper holes larger, but it worked. Then we painted the stick and the antenna toppers black. The toppers of course were already black, but it had Walt Disney World in white....so we just painted the whole topper.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:07 PM   #401
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Thank you Dawn for making me the most beautiful fish extender EVER!!!!!
I love how the pixie dust forms into a hidden mickey and yes the lavender looks beautiful! It was wrapped so pretty too! Super Duper Job


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Old 07-26-2008, 10:47 AM   #402
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I want to keep this thread going as I am in the beginning stages of making a FE! My only problem is I don't know where to begin. I have found the mickey fabric at Hancocks but I don't know how much to buy of it. Is there like a "recipe" so to speak, somewhere that tells you what you need (like ingredients in a recipe when cooking) and directions on how to make a FE somewhere? I really want to try to do this on my own versus just buying one. It would make our cruise in Nov. that much more special...coming back to our stateroom and seeing "our" FE hanging there...the one "I" made. Can anyone help me???
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:32 AM   #403
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Mickey heads on rods???

This is a great thread! Can anyone tell me where to get the Mickey heads for the ends of the rods at the tops of these?
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:42 PM   #404
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What type of cloth materials are most of you using to make your FE's? I'm trying to make ours and I'm not sure what's going to hold all those goodies...canvas/felt/cardboard behind material...???

I use Twill for the extender itself and cotton print for the pockets. THe twill has body so it doesn't lose shape or look wrinkled. I have used interfacing on the pockets to give them some body as well.


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This is a great thread! Can anyone tell me where to get the Mickey heads for the ends of the rods at the tops of these?
Antenna toppers.


I guess I didn't get the other question quoted but 1/4 yard of fabric is all you need because the width of that wall is less than 9 inches (I forgot the exact measurement) and once you sew the seam allowance it fits perfectly. 1/4 - 1/3 yard of a different fabric to make the other pockets (lesser amount makes flat pockets, larger amounts allow for pleating the pockets) and then all you need is a dowel rod and embelleshments and you are done. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you want.

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Old 07-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #405
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This is a great thread! Can anyone tell me where to get the Mickey heads for the ends of the rods at the tops of these?
An alternative is to put a round wooden ball on the end, which you can purchase where you find the dowel rods in the crafts stores. Then, if you have the tools, slice two slits and insert 2 small wooden disks, which would be the ears. I personally would paint the wood then, as well.
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