This is a vintage pattern that was originally made with an oval bar of Sweetheart soap. Since Sweetheart soap is no more, you will have to improvise. The soap that I have used for this pattern was found at the Dollar Tree store. The fish in the picture at the right is sitting on the box that the soap came in.
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By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR
About The Author: Harlean Greathouse is a mother of three who has been married for 45 years. Long time readers of ThriftyFun will probably recognize her as Harlean from Arkansas, the name she has posted under as a valuable member of the ThriftyFun community. She specializes in wood crafts and enjoys designing crafts using recyclable materials, knitting, crochet and has been an arts and crafts vendor for over 35 years.
Your soap fish is really cute. I remember the fish and the swans made from the bars of Sweetheat soap. The Vermont Country Store has Sweetheart Soap and lots of other products that everyone thinks are extinct. Their products are a little pricey but I have ordered from them several times and have never been disappointed. Their website is www.vermontcountrystore.com. Check out their website and ask for them to send you a catalogue. Its fun to go back in time looking at things like Evening in Paris cologne and Rosebud salve, among other things.
Margaret from Denton, Texas
I remember making these in Girl Scouts. Boy that sure took me back! Do you remember putting sequins on the tail! Thanks a bunch for reminding me I had forgotten about these little fish! And Thanks Matjak, for telling me about the Vermont Country Store! Darlene
this is so cute !! I love it
It is very attractive. I think that I also made this soap fish .So it looks very striking.
Cute craft. Sweetheart soap can be found in the Vermont Country Store catalog. I haven't checked their web site but it is in the catalog.
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