Earlier in the year I was in a gallery gift shop with a friend and she saw some knitted fish which she liked, they were quite groovy and urban looking, done in metallic threads. I flippantly said something like 'I'll make you one for your birthday' rather than paying the huge price tag on them!
Anyway about 5 months on and with my friends birthday rapidly approaching in August, the knitted fish isn't exactly happening! There was little chance of me knitting one with my skills but I thought if I could find a pattern for a crocheted fish then at least I stood a chance. My search for a crochet fish pattern has proved unsuccessful so I set about Plan B, a fabric fish.
I thought I'd stuff it with lavender and then at least it has a purpose as there may be some disappoint when she opens the pressie and finds no knitted fish staring back at her!
So here's my fish, I used an old calendar tea towel for the back and highlighted her birthdate in embroidery silk. The front is a recycled tray cloth with a few embellishments added.