Saturday, February 09, 2008

Fish

I've had and idea for a fish in my head for over a year, but it has always seemed a bit hard. Maybe it's because I have thought about it for so long that it actually wasn't.

Thanks for all your toilet training encouragement. I wish I had some hints for you. I few people said to be consistent and I think that is so true. As well as being patient. Something I am not good at, but I am trying and I am trying to encourge them. Also bribery. I know it is probably not the best thing, but they will do anything for dates ot tiny teddies.

31 comments:

Ainslie said...

He's a very cute fish. I'm with you on the bribery thing. I also think reward charts can work really well if the little ones are old enough to understand....each time they use the potty/toilet, they get a sticker and when they've got five/ten stickers, they get a little reward (play at the park, freddo frog, dates and tiny teddies...whatever works).
GOOD LUCK!!!

Cathy said...

your fish is just beautiful. He has a really nice face.

Violet & Rose said...

I love it when the things in your head become the things in your hands. Well done on the fish, he is fantastic.

And I really don't envy you with the toilet training X2. You won't know yourself doing everything X1.

Nettie said...

Oh my gosh he is so cute! I love his little fat face.

Jodie said...

That fish is the rockinest fish softie ever !

sue said...

The fish turned out so well. Bribery does work but I tried not to use sweets, and used a sticker chart instead. I suppose it depends on what your child loves doesnt it. You wont know yourself once you have less nappies to change.

SadieandLance said...

Hey the fish looks great!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Kate the fish looks gorgeous, something from "Finding Nemo".
Love those ties you do, so cute.
Love all the different fabrics too.
Good luck with another week of potty training.

Tina said...

Awww he's sooo cute!!!! :):) You are awesome!!!

mimi k said...

I love the fish!

tamdoll said...

Your fish is great. I think the longer I think about something, the easier it is to make, too. It's almost if our brain figures out how to make it and goes through the process before we actually do it. How come that doesn't work for housekeeping?

luv Abby said...

ohhhh I luv this fish..... it rocks.... and your fabric choices are awesome as usual....
luv Abby

Selina said...

That's a great fish...looks cuddley. Your girls must be at an age to love all your work.

two hippos said...

I love your fish, so cute and colourful. Good luck with the potty training and don't feel bad about a little bribery.

Jelly Wares said...

Love the fish!!!! I'm with you on toilet training aswell at the moment, isn't bribary a wonderful thing??

Jodie

Gabrielle said...

Excellent fish! or 'tish' as Thomas says.

Annie said...

Georgous fish and bag - love the circles! Good luck with that toilet training. It's just a hard time that I believe you have to live through. All kids are different but keep heart, it will get better.

JuicyFig said...

hehehehe - I love this guy! brilliant!

jenclair said...

I love this bright and cheery fish!

Katie said...

oh, this is one of my favorites! love it!

Skye Rocket Sews said...

The fish is amazing!I love your stuff!
I know toilet training seems to go on forever,hang in there.

Sarah and Jack said...

This fish is darling!

(I know this is never what anyone wants to hear in regards to potty training, but with Jack, we just waited, and waited and waited some more. When he was ready, he did it all on his own, no "training" required. He was about 3 years, 3 months before that time came though. LOL)

Anne said...

I found your blog through Di's list, so I thought I would say hello. I love this fish.

picklesticks said...

Great fish!

www.tantehilde.be said...

This fish is another lovely creature from your hands! I love your bags too! I have so many bags, I'm a bag-addict, but still I'm considering buying one from you...

sammyjo said...

very cute fish es so cool!

Jade said...

He's so cute! Looks like a cartoon character!

Di said...

I love the fish - they are so fantastic!!

Chara Michele said...

oh that fish is adorable!

Linda said...

oh your fish is gorgeous Kate I hope you get to make lts more he's very cute indeed. Hope you are feeling well :)

RheLynn said...

Oh so cute! You've done some wonderful things lately and I haven't told you that ;) I've seen you branch out and do some creative and interesting creatures in the past few years! Wishing you the best of luck and creativity! (KNITOWL)