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Old 04-10-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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I've Made...Fish Extenders! Take a Look! *Pic Heavy

I've become slightly obsessed with making Fish Extenders! I originally only meant to make one for our cruise, and then people kept asking about them and I kept coming up with more ideas and now I'm making about two a week. I'm currently working on Snow White and Mrs. Potts/Chip/Cogworth/Lumiere ones. I'm now convinced that I must make an entire Princess line as well as Sailor Disney among others. It's become an obsession! Each one is a lot of work but I've been loving the creative flow.

Here's the ones I've made in the last two weeks:

Minnie Mouse: (my First one)




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Old 04-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Very nice! You are so creative!
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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so cute!
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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They all look awesome!!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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These look super cute, however, how deep is the pocket? will the gifts fit in there? We have 100 cabins participating in our swap, would more then 1 person be able to put their gift in there? maybe a deeper pocket or something to "hold" the gifts? I like the idea!

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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My question is similar to that of LizzysMom.

They look absolutely beautiful and I must say, "Well done!" My concerns when looking at them are:
  1. How deep are the pockets?
  2. How sturdy is the entire piece? (Remember, people will be stuffing things in it several times a day.)
  3. On the same lines as above, can it hold heavy items? (You don't know what people may give you.)

Overall, they are gorgeous. My questions all point towards functionality.

ETA: I just went back and looked at them again. You are really talented. They are just beautiful.

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...We have 100 cabins participating in our swap....
Seriously?!?! That is a HUGE group! I don't know if this has been discussed with your group, but you may want to divide into two groups. Delivering 100 gifts will take a VERY long time. Heck, delivering 30 felt like a huge undertaking once onboard. Just a thought.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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From an artistic standpoint, these are amazing!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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Seriously?!?! That is a HUGE group! I don't know if this has been discussed with your group, but you may want to divide into two groups. Delivering 100 gifts will take a VERY long time. Heck, delivering 30 felt like a huge undertaking once onboard. Just a thought.

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YUp - they did split into groups, with the majority of the people wanting to do everyone. We have plenty of time to do it - it's the 15 night Hawaii Cruise.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #9
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My question is similar to that of LizzysMom.

They look absolutely beautiful and I must say, "Well done!" My concerns when looking at them are:
  1. How deep are the pockets?
  2. How sturdy is the entire piece? (Remember, people will be stuffing things in it several times a day.)
  3. On the same lines as above, can it hold heavy items? (You don't know what people may give you.)

Overall, they are gorgeous. My questions all point towards functionality.

ETA: I just went back and looked at them again. You are really talented. They are just beautiful.


Seriously?!?! That is a HUGE group! I don't know if this has been discussed with your group, but you may want to divide into two groups. Delivering 100 gifts will take a VERY long time. Heck, delivering 30 felt like a huge undertaking once onboard. Just a thought.

HTH,
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I make two kinds of Fish Extenders. One kind (Belle and the whole Princess line) is made with heavy fabric which is also lined on the insides and sewn twice over. The pockets are about a foot in height and the bottom tier is almost two feet in length. There are three pockets, so there's quite a bit of room in them. It's heavy duty.

The other kind is felt, which is both hot glued and then double secured with hand stitching all the way around the pockets. They're quite big, most about 8x10. These are more for lighter items and display, but they won't break easily (in fact I just got done trying to rip one apart because it was slightly off center and I had a very hard time doing so!)

For my personal use, these are big enough. If I was making them for someone else, I could easily customize them to make them bigger. The heavy duty Princess ones should be able to hold A LOT though as is.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Cute!
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You are so creative. These are all awesome
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Very creative ideas! You need to start offering them on ebay & etsy!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #13
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Just adorable....can't wait to see the whole line!!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #14
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Those are beautiful! I love the Minnie Mouse one.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #15
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Very creative ideas! You need to start offering them on ebay & etsy!
Thanks! I had a few people ask me about making them so I put a few of them up for sale but I'm mostly waiting until I get better with ideas.
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