This is the gift that accompanied below card. My aunt-in-law recently painted her kitchen green, and their house has an aquatic theme (uncle-in-law is a marine biologist).
The stripes on the fish were a happy accident; the fusible web would not stick to these Target towels, so I was just trying to keep the appliques attached. I ended up really liking the stripes, though. The button is vintage, and the fabric is a fabulous scrap of cotton.
Here is my applique pattern, feel free to use: