Sunday, July 31, 2011

Blast 10 :: Gone fishin'

and so, apparently, has the battery charger for my camera ...bummer.

But it is here somewhere, right? One would think....

I have looked every stinkin' place I can think of - guess that's the problem. It must be one of those "how did it get there?!?" deals. Oh well, after contemplating not posting since I lacked a pic, I thought, 'now, how dumb is that' and am posting anyway. I will pop the pics in as soon as the charger magically reveals its hidden location to me. Now,  back to our regular scheduled programming....

As I was saying...fishing! I have been wanting to make a fishing game for ages. Literally, since my almost 11 year old was little. This was one of those situations where I wanted it to be perfect - and never did it. This time? I let go a little and here I now stand, rod in hand...fishies just waiting to be caught.

The fish are just simple ones, a hint of fish if you will...made from wool felt. Each are cut free hand so they're all a bit different from each other (love that) with a smallish round magnet sewn in. Same deal with the worm; only this time with a  ribbon sewn in as well. The dowels are from Casey's - their lot assortment to be exact. You can purchase a whole bulkbox of seconds that are a mix of everything. We've had a bunch of fun checking those pieces out and imagining what wonders they could hold...

Super sweet. Super simple. And done. Why on earth did that take me so long? That's okay, its still in time for a little one's birthday in a few weeks. We have 2 this month so the crafting around here will be pretty much birthday oriented 'til the end of the month. Oh yes, and then we have one more in September...so maybe just a bit longer.

Completion time: 1 hour and 15 minutes (all that hand sewing does add up!)

Now, if only I could find my charger....

(Charger found! Monday afternoon :)



3 comments:

momto5 said...

totally LOVE this. yet again something i could probably do. where did you get the magnets?

Woodspritemama said...

any craft store ~ they are the small round ones - super strong!

Marisa said...

Oh, I love this. So pretty! The worm is brilliant.