Fish Extenders?

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  1. kecall

    kecall DIS Veteran<br><font color=purple>You all are cons

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    I understand what Dis'ers use the little fishy for, but why is it there in the first place??? Just decoration for the hallway??? Or am I not understanding the whole thing and the metal fishy is also something the Dis'ers put up in the hall?

    karen :)
     
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  3. njmom23grls

    njmom23grls DIS Veteran

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    No - the metal fish is put up by DCL - for your mail and messages - believe it or not - DCL sends mail. Such as "Park West Auction - tonight - win $500" or "You have an appt. at 4:00 pm with Molly in the DVC Club" or "Please join Capt. Mickey for his ...." and sadly, your statement of acct where you go have a drink to drown your sorrows at how much you spent at Shutters and the Bar :rotfl: - you get the idea.
     
  4. glassslipper2004

    glassslipper2004 DIS Veteran

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    I'm curious too.
     
  5. micmse2003

    micmse2003 <font color=red>I am proud to have OMD. Obsessive

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    I made mine. Just take a doll rod(wood stick) along piece of material and add pockets. The excitement was going back to your room and finding little presents in the pockets. I think I gave more out than I received but it is always better to give than receive.:rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  6. Laurabearz

    Laurabearz <font color=deeppink>I cant load my bobbin!<br><fo

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    I love this concept... I might see if I can get our gang cruising in Oct on board for something like this...
     
  7. micmse2003

    micmse2003 <font color=red>I am proud to have OMD. Obsessive

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    This is my fish extender I made. Only took a few minutes and I do not sew .

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  8. elderfam

    elderfam There is no such thing as too many Disney trips!

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    Home made using Iron on transfer paper that prints on our home ink jet printer.
    You need 1/4 yard of fabric, iron interfacing, wide double fold bias tape, and a 3/8" dowel 8" long.

    Pockets are 11" X 5 1/2"
    Back is 32" X 8"


    Cut out backing and pockets then iron on interfacing.
    Sew bias tape on top of pocket
    pleat once on each side and pin bottom of pocket so that it is 8" wide.
    baste, then pin bias tape on bottom and sew on
    Pin pockets on backing and sew bottom of pocket to backing
    Pin and baste around entire outside of project.
    Pin then sew bias tape around outside edge of whole fish extender
    fold top over leaving room for you dowel at top and sew along the inside of bias tape down each side to secure.

    I am not a professional! These are just my notes on how I made mine. Good luck!

    Kudos to CQUICK for passing on the instructions to me! This is such a fun project!
     
  9. DWjunkie

    DWjunkie Mouseketeer

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    How cool! Are these just for DVC members? What are some of the surprises that you put/received in a FE?
     
  10. Linda Bell

    Linda Bell Goofy1

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    Just did an search on "mickey mouse pockets". One yellow one left...and some of a slightly different design...hurry...there was an orange one but I just got that...I sent the gal a note and asked if she was getting more...

    Linda;)
     
  11. webray

    webray Love the wineauxs!

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    The Fish extender, original purpose was to accept all the treats/gifts dis'ers were giving each other during the Panama cruise. Nothing to do with DCL at all.

    The Fish..near your door, the permanent thing is to accept mail from DCL (notes and such).

    Debbie (epcotkilterfan) found those wonderful mickey hanger with pockets and thought they would be cool, since so many people were bringing gifts, we needed more room than just the fish to deliver them to. She was right...our cruise was like Christmas morning, every day..lol.
     
  12. Stephieann

    Stephieann DIS Veteran<br><font color=00cc00>Oh no....he is M

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    Ahhhh!!! Finally a thread on this!! I have looked for this thread for a while and now i know all about fish extenders...THANKS FOR THE INFO!!! Going to have to get one of these!!!!
     
  13. pfishgirl

    pfishgirl In Loving Memory of Our Son 5/6/

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    I was Just explaining what a Fish Extender is to my Fellow cruisers. We are doing a Secret Santa :santa: for the Dec 8 Magic cruise and I was explaining on the 9/08 cruise meetup about the extenders.

    Great Job!!!! :thumbsup2

    If I was Crafty I'd make my own but I think I will just pack a Christmas stocking
     
  14. Caitsmama

    Caitsmama <font color=darkorchid>Closet Hannah Montana Fan!<

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    :goodvibes subscribing!
     
  15. BethanyF

    BethanyF DIS Veteran

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    Would a small tote bag work? Or is it better to have lots of pockets?

    I still havent looked for a thread on our dates yet, but seeing as it is still 18 looooong months away, there is time.
     
  16. webray

    webray Love the wineauxs!

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    Lots of pockets! A fish extender doesn't interfere with the fish at all, so as not to interfere with disneys mail left at door when they need to leave it for you.
     
  17. allshookup

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    For the sewing impaired such as myself, there is a Mickey & Winnie the Pooh being sold on ebay as we speak under Baby Disney Nursery Wall Hanging Pockets. I don't know how long they will last, but I bought something similar for our cruise next August.
     
  18. elderfam

    elderfam There is no such thing as too many Disney trips!

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    I made this one using the same instructions as the 4 pocket, just shorter and a little less fabric.
     
  19. Angel- Exp624

    Angel- Exp624 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all the pics and info, guys !!!!!
     
  20. California Screamin

    California Screamin Earning My Ears

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    I want to try making one. How long does the string or ribbon that it hangs from need to be in order to not block the door number placque?
     
  21. Crystal_27

    Crystal_27 DIS Veteran

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    What a lovely idea! Can't wait to make one now. :rotfl:
     

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