Tuesday, December 20, 2016


This amused me today.

It's a blobfish -

Poor thing.

It is, however, the favorite animal of one of Emily's very good friends, so we made her a Menagerie Blobfish for her birthday. I've made a fish from the Menagerie base before, but Emily convinced me that it could be turned on its head/tail and be a fish in the backwards configuration, too. Well! It turns out she was right. It also turns out that it's the exact shape for other sea creatures, like the clownfish. And angler fish. And manatees. And fattish sperm whales. 

I love being surprised by how versatile Menagerie is! 

Emily, incidentally, has asked for a Niffler. Apparently, it's Menagerie-friendly, too, she claims. Do I have the time to squeeze one in by Christmas Eve? One hopes.

We're set for a busy week here in chez ikatbag, so in case I don't pop back here before the weekend, have a wonderful Christmas, everyone, and safe travels for those leaving town. 


  1. Aww... that's the cutest ugly little fishy I've ever seen! Way to go!

    Good luck with the Niffler! And a blessed Christmas to all of you! ❤️

  2. Ooooh! It is not beautiful but so cute.

  3. The niffler, from what I can see, seems to be a perfect candidate for the menagerie pattern! I can't wait to see pics.

  4. I can't wait to see your Niffler! This fish is fantastic.

  5. Definitely the cutest blobfish I've ever seen! Happy Christmas and New Year!

  6. Your daughter has good taste - I loved the movie niffler (slightly different than described in the HP book, but absolutely adorable)


  7. Hi! I'm going to throw my hat in with those excited for the HP party posts. I used several of your party posts last year as inspiration (everything turned out fab) and just clicked back today to see if you had anything magic/HP. I'm already stockpiling cardboard.
    Your menagerie is adorable and might be the push I need to learn how to sew.

  8. Omg where can I buy this guy?! I absolutely love him!!!!!! <3 please email me if he’s available?!

    Thank you!!!


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