Ok, so when I say "in progress" for this, I mean the koi doll part is finished but that it will probably be part of something else.
My thinking right now? Bag accessory. This is subject to change but I've been wanting to make several bag accessory sketches come to life and this is one that involved the needlework I've been diving into so it was a natural first choice.
I have some gold hardware for this but I'll have to go shopping for some connecting pieces.
If I don't find the right ones for this particular fish, it'll live another life as a regular doll or scenic piece.