The Ideal Fish Extender

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by MommyMinnie, Aug 19, 2008.

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What do you want on your fish extender? Vote for more than one option.

  1. 3 pockets

  2. 4 pockets

  3. 5 pockets

  4. Extra deep pockets

  5. Photo Frame Pocket

  6. Pirate Theme

  7. Princess Theme

  8. Island Theme

  9. Other, please note below.

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  1. MommyMinnie

    MommyMinnie <font color=green>Let's just keep the bananas as o

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    I'm planning to make fish extenders for my family cruise coming up soon. What would you include in the perfect fish extender?
     
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  3. disneypoor

    disneypoor DH thinks I have a "thing" for Mickey! DVC Gold

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    I didn't post in the poll because I think it depends on how many you have in your family. We are a family of four, so I have a pocket for each family member. I had it made from a DISer that sells on Ebay, and it is awesome! I also had it personalized with our family name on a mickey head on the top and then on each pocket a mickey head with each person's name. I wanted it personalized so someone wouldn't decide they needed it more than I did on our cruise.:rolleyes1 Good luck with yours!
     
  4. Soccermom-Cheri

    Soccermom-Cheri one beachfront bungalow on Castaway Cay, please<br

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    I made five for our recent back2back cruises. Each had two pockets and I used Mickey fabric. I knew that there wouldn't be individual gifts for each person so two deep (6") pockets worked fine for us.

    If I make another, I will go for an island theme.
     
  5. mommylovesdisneymore

    mommylovesdisneymore DIS Veteran

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    So sorry to be "out of it" but what are you guys taliking about
     
  6. Magic3forme

    Magic3forme Grand Slam club members

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    I have a themed pocket for all 5 of us.
    dh has Steelers
    ds has Star Wars
    dd has butterflies
    dd has Tink
    me I have Mickey.

    also a plastic tie to secure it, so no one walks off with it.
     
  7. mishoe01

    mishoe01 Addicted to DCL but no need for an intervention

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    Anything you chose would be fine. 1 thing I recommend - is put your names on it - whether real or DIS - in a permanent way. That will hopefully deter anyone from wanting to take it.

    Mine has Tigger on it.
     
  8. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    We have three in our family so ours will have three pockets. I'm making one now that is a pirate theme...actually Pirates of the Caribbean. I did see one on Ebay I loved but by the time I got to go and order it, it was gone. It was the most beautiful aqua green color background.
    Anyway....I like a pocket for each person, with something meaningful to that person on their particular pocket.
     
  9. mommylovesdisneymore

    mommylovesdisneymore DIS Veteran

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    how do you make these? Does anyone sell them already made?
     
  10. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

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    I made ours with a blue background (think ocean), a DCL type logo at the top....deep pockets, one for each person in our group. I embroidered a design suitable to each person on "their" pocket, but didn't put names on the pockets.

    For instance, DD loves Chip and Dale, so they were on one pocket. My character is Belle, so she was on one.
     
  11. MommyMinnie

    MommyMinnie <font color=green>Let's just keep the bananas as o

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    Go to Ebay and search for "fish extender"
     
  12. sunshine1259

    sunshine1259 DIS Veteran

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    I have 2 pockets, one for me and one for my DH. It is on yellow fabric and is themed with Tinkerbell. Both of our names are on it as well as our last name. But I made a mistake in not reading the dimensions, so ours is probably going to be too big. Oh, well, we will make do.
     
  13. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I ordered my fish extender from a fabulous seller on Ebay. Mine has three pockets, is personalized and has nautical Mickey and Minnie on the top, Eeyore on my pocket, Grumpy on DHs pocket and Chip and Dale on the spare pocket. I really wanted Figment for my pocket, but that was the one character she did not have.

    dolphingirl47
     
  14. cruisinmama06

    cruisinmama06 DIS Veteran

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    I am new here, but I'll try to explain...lol. The Fish Extender is something that you hang on the metal fish outside your cabin door. It usually has pockets on it...it kind of acts like a mail box. Each member of your family can have a pocket. Then if you get involved with the Disers here, once you get onboard you can give/recieve small little gifts for each other.

    We currently have about 7 families participating on our Wonder cruise. We will bring things to place in their "fish extender"

    I went to ebay and found Tiffany, a fellow Disser, who makes these Fish extenders. I will be getting mine soon so I will be sure to post pictures. I am just so excited! :banana:
     
  15. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I did not know that Tiffany is a Disser. That is who I bought mine from. She really rocks. She is so wonderful to work with.

    dolphingirl47
     
  16. mommylovesdisneymore

    mommylovesdisneymore DIS Veteran

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    so there are people that will personallize them for you all I saw when i looked it up were about 5 and none I would want
     
  17. LuvBaloo

    LuvBaloo DIS Veteran

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    I agree with all the above posters that you need to put your name to discourage theft. We put all our names at the top and then had 2 pockets. We found graphics online of each person's favourite character and printed them out onto iron-on transfers. Then put DH and mine on one pocket (Jiminy Cricket & Baloo) and our DD's on the other pocket (Belle & Sleeping Beauty) With just 2 pockets I had room in between the pockets for Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy and Pluto to be surrounding a Canadian Maple Leaf.
     
  18. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie <font color=magenta>....at least I KNOW I'm a kook

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    I was lucky enough to get one of the ones that Soccermom-Cheri made for our cruise and it was PERFECT with the 2 pockets! (Thanks again Cheri!) But we were only a group of 11 families participating...so I guess if your FE group is a lot bigger then 3 pockets might be nice...but for a small group you would only need a couple! I think you need to know how big your group is that's participating in the exchange to have a better idea on how many pockets!

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    (PS) I voted on the "extra deep" pockets 'cuz they were really nice and stuff wasn't falling out & sticking out for other people to be tempted to steal!!
     
  19. cruisinmama06

    cruisinmama06 DIS Veteran

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    Yep, she is. :thumbsup2 I asked her because I noticed alot of people were getting them from "Tiffany". Found her screen name, she is LuvtheEars

    She does an INCREDIBLE job!

    MommyLovesDisneyMore - yes you can get them personalized. Mine will be :)
     
  20. Tinkerbell.RN

    Tinkerbell.RN DIS Veteran

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    No vote, again because it depends on your family. Judging from your post, though, I'd say 3 for you. We had one made by someone on the board who makes them. It had 4 pockets and was made out of fabric that was red with a pattern of Mickey heads in black. We personalized it with puffy paints and glitter glue. My dds (8 and 10) each did their own pocket and wrote their names in paint. I added glitter glue to "my" pocket and added my DH's name to his. (He decided to leave "his" pocket alone.) It turned out very cute!

    We didn't get individual gifts for everyone, but we did get some that were combo gifts. What we gave, we gave to each person in the family. It was a lot of fun! I loved the diversity in the ones we saw and those that I have seen pictures of!


    Just looked at the rest of the posts. Anal Annie's fabric is what ours were made of. Except the pocets were all out of that fabric and we "colored" the mickeys with paints or glitter glue.
     
  21. mommylovesdisneymore

    mommylovesdisneymore DIS Veteran

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    Awesome thread i too think it has to do with family size
     

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