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« on: June 19, 2008 09:40:56 PM »

Christmas is a time for joy, and obscure references in my case.  Here is a gift I crafted last Christmas for one of my loved ones.  See there is a family story involving her and the song "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas" so I felt duty bound to give her one!  One of the lines says something like, I can't wait to look under the tree and see my Hippo Hero standing there.  Well, here came an idea!



He is made of fleece, with a fleece removable costume for his secret identity. 
There was a puppy pattern that I happened to have from Simplicity I think, so I did some modifying and ended up with the cutest hippo I know! 





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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008 09:55:44 PM »

Oh my gosh. That is the cutest little thing I have seen all day! *wants to snuggle it* I love those little bucky teeth and his cute little cape!

Edit: OH! And I know that song!! ...and now it's stuck in my head. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008 11:27:24 PM »

That is so cute!!!!!! I love him.  A Hippo hero is something you definitely don't see every day...  very cute idea!  I must say the spiral little nostrils may be my favorite part... or the button eyes... or the teeth... i don't know i just loooove it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 12:35:34 AM »

Oh he is just THE cutest, he's goooooorgeous, I WANT ONE!!!  Wink  Nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008 03:13:53 AM »

SO CUTE! I love his little swirl nostrils ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008 06:39:19 AM »

Hippo is too cute!!! Love the superhero costume...I am sure he is well loved!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008 10:18:21 AM »

That is one adorable hippo. I especially love his nostrils!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008 10:25:40 AM »

hes adorable!
i want one for christmas lol... to the fabric store i go!...
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008 10:32:59 AM »

...I want a hippopotamus for Christmas now too Smiley. He is TOO cute!
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2008 11:25:54 AM »

Oh my goodness, he is so stinkin' cute!! That song was a constant theme around our house this past Christmas, too. So I got my daughter a Hippo Webkinz. This would have been much better. Well done, you!
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