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Monday, August 25, 2008

hungry hungry hippo

another crocheted animal for another baby. early in the summer big k asked me to make two baby gifts for her. i completed a sock/glove elephant for her and this time, i made a hungry hippo. SO FREAKING CUTE.

hippo


just a note, the snout part is tricky and the author/creator does expand a bit more in her comments section, due to quite a few bloggers asking for assistance. that helped me a lot.

hungry hippo


what i learned:
i'm just not all that great with the sewing thing. i didn't bother with sewing in buttons for the eyes and nostrils, i just used black yarn. i have this fear that any button i sew would come undone and then, BAM, the baby swallows it. my lack of sewing skills is also evidenced by how crooked the snout and head are but i think it's charming.

big k isn't sure if the baby is a boy or girl and even tho i chose pink, i think it's still a rather uni-sex stuffed animal, don't you? (good grief, now i'm wondering if it is...)


editted to add:
hippo


how hilarious is this? pat totally reminded me that i had this massive hippo as a kid. that thing was bigger than me.

4 comments:

  1. this is TOO cute. Someone gave my sister a hand puppet elephant when her daughter was born and she lives on the changing table. It's a pink elephant...literally! ha:) I love the photo you took...so clever:)

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  2. It's so cute! I love the eyes. And that picture of you is awesome. That is a huge hippo!!

    btw, your parcel is on it's way!

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  3. Chessa -
    thanks, it is so huggable! i wish i had the patience to make it even bigger.

    jen -
    thank you, i can't wait to see my parcel. it's like xmas .. in august! :)

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  4. Chessa -
    thanks, it is so huggable! i wish i had the patience to make it even bigger.

    jen -
    thank you, i can't wait to see my parcel. it's like xmas .. in august! :)

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