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I made this fresh felty fish for my brother’s 50th birthday using Mimi Kirchner’s pattern. I had been dying to make one ever since I first saw hers a few months ago. I made him out of felted wool sweater scraps. (Check out Mimi’s etsy shop, she’s an amazing talent!)

Fish looks a little grumpy, as though sitting still for his portrait pained him greatly. I like him.

Have a great weekend!

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  • Scrapiana

    So cute! You’re right: Mimi’s an amazing talent. I’ve been wanting to make one of her fish for ages (but haven’t even bought the pattern yet, which won’t help). Was he fast to assemble?

  • Betz White

    He was fast to assemble once I was in the assembly stage! It took me a while to decide on just which scraps I wanted to use for this since it was a gift. Mimi’s instructions are very thorough so it took a little time (well spent!) to read through everything.

  • Kristy

    I love it! It is super cute & I want one! Great job!

  • mimi k

    Thanks so much! He is adorable and cuddly looking!

  • Lisa at Lil Fish Studios

    My birthday is coming up… just sayin’.

    He turned out beautifully!

  • hkpowerstudio

    So dang cute, I’m sure he will love it!

  • hannah

    adorable! I will have to get the pattern and give it a try. I love the pillows that your fish is set on. Did you make them? they are beautiful.

  • random Cindy

    That’s great! One of my sweet friends (who is not a crafter, just remarkably thoughtful and observant) just sent me several wool sweaters, one of which has a colorful band of fair isle that would be perfect for this. I’ve recently discovered that the scraps of washed wool left over from processing wool to spin make awesome stuffing.

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar

    He looks like the perfect 50th birthday present!I love how the ribbing makes lovely fins and tail.

  • Michelle Engel Bencsko

    Oh, he came out so cute!

  • Tina @ Squirrel Acorns

    Super Awesome!

  • Gloria P.

    Fantastic Fish, your brother is going to love it! Excellent work.

  • thestoryofkat

    such a cool fish! what a unique use of up/recycled sweaters.

  • K

    Okay, you don’t know me from Adam. But I have your hedgehog pattern – driven to it by my daughter – and I am charmed beyond the dreams of – maybe not avarice, but something like it in the making-things vein. I think you have a delightful mind. There’s this quilt store a couple of towns down, and when I go there, I always find myself sort of injected with this high hue energy. I get the same feeling when I visit your blog. Just thought I’d tell you so.

  • Betz White

    Thanks for your lovely comments! I really appreciate each and every one of them. Mimi inspired me and I am thrilled to be able to pass it on and inspire my readers. :)
    P.S. Hannah, I did make my other pillows! More about them later…

  • sooz

    I like him too! He’s a very handsome chap.

  • Steffi

    Wow…great job and so cute!

  • Elsa

    nice looking fish!
    I love Mimi’s work! she is so inspiring …

  • nurks

    how funny it looks!!

  • ColorSlut

    What a fantastic project and it looks so nice!

  • GroovyMoments

    That is SO cute!

  • Kerri

    i love your colorful fish!

  • sweetmyrtle

    hello popped over from twitter… i do like your fish!
    thanks for the craft book alerts i shall check out ours.
    warmest wishes

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