Sew and make a puffer fish stuffed toy and home deco out of a microfiber chenille mitten…. from square to sphere…. and turning a household’s cleaning glove to a kid’s loving soft toy. With a short elastic cord attach onto it and hang it in your car, stroller or even play pen for your kids to play with, let the puffer fish bounce and bungee jump all over the place. Toss it around, play “monkey catch” with it, or nap with it, it’s going to be your kid’s favorite buddy!!! Click next to view more pictures under the main photo.
Siblings and I used to go fishing at a deserted beach during the old days of childhood. One day we caught “a lot” of puffer fish than usual. In fact, there weren’t a lot of puffer fish in the sea, just that, there was 1 particular hungry puffer fish kept eating our bait and angled by us repeatedly. Knowing that puffer fish is poisonous and can’t be eaten, we released it back to the sea (it ain’t so lucky if we are Japanese, LOL)…. but it kept on coming back with hook scars all over it’s lip. In order not to disturb our fishing fun, we decided to keep it on the land and let it bloat, but will put it back to the sea before it exploded (will it?) or out of breath 😉 Looking at how it’s inflating was darn so cute (sorry, I don’t mean to be cruel to animals or fish), it was like blowing a balloon, with it’s funny facial expression, it was telling us that it was gulping it’s favorite air. Watching the fish getting bigger and bigger, rounder and rounder… wow, that piece of memory embedded into me so deeply that I have to make this puffer fish. This idea struck me immediately when I saw the chenille mitten at the store and inspired me.