Fish Extenders?

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  1. Cruise

    Cruise <font color=blue>Wake up, your month is up!;)</fon

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    I'm not only impressed with your skill, but with your patience as well! I'd get about halfway through a project with that much detail and throw my hands up in frustration. It looks great! Congrats on finishing it!
     
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  3. disneylady

    disneylady Mouseketeer

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    Any chance that you'd want to make extra $ selling those? I'd buy one today if they were available. You've done an outstanding job!
     
  4. LoveMickey

    LoveMickey <font color=red>Can't wait to feel the "wonder" of

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    Tiffany Great Fish Extender.

    I just had my first attempt. It came out alright, but my 'iron ons' did not come out good on the fabric. I see you have lighter and some darker fabric.

    What did you use to put the pictures on with? Mine came out but they are hardly visible.

    Thanks,
     
  5. bettydau

    bettydau Sunny Cruiser

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    LoveMickey, I used stick on letters to make our names (not the beautiful pictures used by others), but the letters didn't show up well on the fabric. I bought stick-on black felt and put it on the fabric under the stick-on letters (can you tell I don't sew???), and now the letters are much more visible. Maybe this will help you.
     
  6. LoveMickey

    LoveMickey <font color=red>Can't wait to feel the "wonder" of

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    Thanks I'll try that on the lettering.

    What about the pictures on the pockets? My pics (off of the dis sites) just did not come out as bright as yours.
     
  7. LuvtheEars

    LuvtheEars DIS Veteran

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    Were your iron on's transfers or patches? I embroidered the pictures on my pockets with an embroidery machine. I would think ironing your pictures onto a fabric they show up on (like white) then cutting that out leaving a little border and sewing or glueing them to the pockets might help some. I'm not sure.
     
  8. LoveMickey

    LoveMickey <font color=red>Can't wait to feel the "wonder" of

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    Thanks I'll try that. I do like the way mine came out, sewing wise.

    I used iron on interfacing and did a reversabile one. Pirates on the back side. pirate:

    Thanks again.
     
  9. LuvtheEars

    LuvtheEars DIS Veteran

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    Will you post a picture when you are done. I want to see how it turned out!
     
  10. dahuffy

    dahuffy Always Be Nice To The Lunch Lady

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    Ditto that!!
     
  11. LoveMickey

    LoveMickey <font color=red>Can't wait to feel the "wonder" of

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    Depending upon how it comes out, I may be brave enough to post a picture.

    But I guess others will see it on the ship, so I guess I will :upsidedow

    It may not be for a few weeks though. I'm very rusty at sewing and my first attempt was not good enough to show.
     
  12. solgent

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    hey! i'm one of the 13-yr-old twins of solgent! i was reading about these fish extenders, and they seem really cool!! would it be ok to just walk down a random hallway and just drop stuff in anyone's FEs?? :confused3 do a lot of ppl use FEs, or not a lot? just wanted to know!:thumbsup2
     
  13. disneytraceyl

    disneytraceyl Loving All Things Disney

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    What great ideas? I have been educated on the fish extenders. I will have to make one for our door.
     
  14. RweTHEREyet

    RweTHEREyet DIS Veteran

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    Your finished FE is just beautiful. :thumbsup2 I love the Captain Mickey at the top. I have not forgotten to call you. I have had year-end at work and just one thing after another. I promise to be in touch soon.

    It looks like you may have a new part-time job in the works. ;)
     
  15. Buckeye Gal

    Buckeye Gal Beach Girl Deep in the Land

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    Hey there! I think it would be absolutely be wonderful to see someone perform such a random act of kindness by dropping off a little "something" in another cruiser's FE. I know it would put a smile on my face! :goodvibes

    It seems that there are more people who put up a FE when they are on the 7 night or longer cruises than when they cruise on the Wonder for the 3 and 4 night cruises. If you and your family are planning another cruise, I suggest you ask the people on your cruise meets thread (mom or dad might be able to help you find it if you're not sure where it is) if they want to get in on the Fish Extender fun. I know people on my next upcoming cruise are anxious to participate! :fish:

    Have a good one!
     
  16. elderfam

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

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    RweTHEREyet; Your FE is outstanding! :wizard: Can I ask what type of sewing machine you have?

    Cynthia
     
  17. tksbaskets

    tksbaskets DIS Veteran

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  18. Dani Dani Dani

    Dani Dani Dani Mouseketeer

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    You should sell these! I know I'd DEFINITELY buy one for our upcoming cruise! It's absolutely adorable!
     
  19. wonderapril2007

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    I totally agree. I would love to purchase one if you made them to sell.
     
  20. LuvtheEars

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    Thank you! I started your FE this weekend! Call when you can! :thumbsup2

    I also used a Bernina (I have a Bernina 200). I have the Designer software that digitizes any true type font. I used the waltautograph font that I found online. I'm honestly not sure where I found it though or I would post the link. Try to google "Walt or Disney Fonts". :surfweb:
     
  21. LoveMickey

    LoveMickey <font color=red>Can't wait to feel the "wonder" of

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    My FE are almost complete. Once I get the rod all set I'll post the pictures.

    I did two of them, one for us and one for my nephew and his wife and little one.

    In case anyone else had issues with the iron ons - my solution, use fabric with very light colors. I did in fact reverse the fabric for the pockets to make the material light in color. The iron ons came out better this way.

    My FE is not as nice as LuvtheEars with her embrodery, but I think I like it
     

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