Catfish for Leo

My nephew Leo is turning four.  Last year I made him a trumpet.  This year he has developed a fascination for catfish, so a few days ago I decided to try and make him one.  We just gave it to him today at the party.  He liked it!


  1. LizBeth
    August 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Well, I would like it! Maybe somebody will give me a catfish for my birthday. Fried or stuffed, they're both nice. . . . . . Love your site. Best wishes for the book!

  2. annemineli
    August 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Çok güzel,ellerinize sağlık,sevgilerrr...

  3. Becky
    August 8, 2010 at 3:18 am

    That is the most charming catfish I've ever seen. I love his glamorous gold fins.

  4. Nö
    August 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Sure he liked it! It looks great!

  5. Bianca, Dave, Oli and Elke.
    August 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    man, i wish you were my dad!

  6. Tanja
    August 9, 2010 at 6:10 am

    That fish just makes me smile!

  7. kirsty
    August 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Fantastic! Love the stitching!

  8. Joel Henriques
    August 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks everybody! Now my son wants one too.

  9. Lori Henriques
    August 10, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Leo adores his catfish. (Yesterday I found it lying next to a smaller "baby" catfish he's had for awhile, now happily united.) And it perches so perfectly on a black and gold-toned leopard print pillow that sits in our rocking chair that it makes me want to start a blog to show you all! Once again, Uncle Joel has combined the beautiful and the sublime. . . :)

  10. at swim-two-birds
    August 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm


  11. Sandie
    August 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Fantastic blog. I love it !

  12. MaryElizabeth
    February 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I love this! I made my two year old some fish and she loves them, we take them all over. I love the contrast on this one though, and the face.

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