Saturday, May 7, 2011

Percy the Purple Hippo

Yes, I love being an aunt--I finally have my own personal little someone to make special things for! As a kid I was never really a blanket person--I was more of a stuffed animal cuddler, so I decided to make my little niece her own little stuffed animal friend. Since my sister has always LOVED the color purple, I went with that--meet Percy, the purple hippo!

Percy was so named by my little brother, who ironically is always teasing about how much stuff we make my little niece (poor thing is becoming a bit spoiled, but what can you do); he came into the sewing room and saw this fuzzy little purple creature and suddenly fell in love--I think I may have to make him one soon--and quite fittingly named our new little friend Percy. Okay, my favorite part--don't you just love that little tail?!
And of course, since Percy was made for a little girl, he gets a big beautiful pink flowered bow! :)
I think my sister wants to keep Percy for herself--not that I blame her, he did turn out pretty cute (and oh so soft!) if I do say so myself. :)


Post Edit: Thank you to Dorene for reminding me--I had completely forgot to mention where I got the pattern!--while we were at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo, we had the opportunity to meet Carol, from Carol's Zoo, and I fell in love with the hippo. Carol's Zoo has the greatest stuffed animal patterns--some of them are only two pieces, so perfect and so easy! And they turn out so cute too. :)


Thank you to Eat... Craft... Sow... for featuring this project!

and to The Funky Polka Dot Giraffe!







27 comments:

Katie H. said...

Wow, Kellianne! That's all I can say...WOW. You're so talented! I need to hire you to spoil MY niece, too! I totally share the first time aunt feelings...it's the best!!

Christine said...

He is so cute! Absolutely adorable...

Cook Clean Craft said...

I want to give Percy a big cuddle. I'm sure he will be loved!

tartankiwi said...

Awwww! He's so cute. What a lucky niece you have!

Dorene B said...

He/She is an adorable hippo!! Where did you get the pattern? I just love it!!! So cute!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

So sweet & cute! Your niece is a lucky little girl! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Anne Maskell said...

I love Percy! I want one for me!

Pamela said...

Can't get the silly grin off my face. Percy is just adorable and your niece will be delighted.

New GFC follower from All Thingz Related.

Walking by Faith said...

How adorable is Percy! I've been taking Emma to the zoo lately, and once she is old enough to have a favorite animal, I sure hope it's a hippo so I can make her one of these. ;)

Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays!

Jennifer said...

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donatella said...

I didn't know there was a book with patterns for stuffies! My step-daughter has a collection of hyppos, I guess I know what i'll make for her birthday (even if she's 19 she'll like it!) i'm your next-post-neighbor at sew much ado :)

The Gunny Sack said...

Oh, this little hippo is great! I bet he will love it!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Very cute hippo. I used to make soft toys for my daughter but now we are more into paper crafts.
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! This little fella is DARLING. Thanks for creating such a fab blog.

Jenna said...

I LOVE your hippo! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I think my kiddos need a herd of these guys!

Melanie said...

Love it!!!

I would love for you to come link up your post at my "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! And... please link up some of your other favorites from blogs you love! Then, those bloggers will also get lots of unexpected, encouraging comments!

Blessings!
Melanie

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How cute! You are so creative and talented! Thank you so much for linking up and hope to see you next Thursday!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh Percy is adorable! Who wouldn't want to cuddle with him? Thanks for linking up to my BFF Open House!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

awww!! he looks so cute and cuddly :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Aww, how cute is that!! I'll bet your niece loves Percy :D

Thanks so much for linking this up!

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

How can you not love a purple hippo? So cute!

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

This is absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

~ Sarah

Daisie Hanson said...

Super duper cute! I love the color. It looks so cuddly!

Melanie said...

ADORABLE!!!!! How cuuuute!!! :)

Visiting from the the "Encouragement is Contagious" linky party at my blog, "Only A Breath"! I hope your week is a wonderful one!

Blessings!
Melanie

dogsmom said...

You could spoile me any day. Even old ladies love soft cuddly purple hippos.

At first I thought he looked velvet. Maybe since I have a velvet dress that color looking for a project. A closer look shows me he is fleece. Much cuddlier.

Nikki ~ Let's Craft!! said...

toooo cute!!!! Would love for you to stop by to visit me... http://bestpartofbelieveis.blogspot.com/ I am your newest follower!! Hope you follow back!!

~ Nikki

Wendi said...

LOVE the PURPLE hippo!
I want one :)
Thank you for posting on Creative Blogger's Party & Hop!
Your newest follower,
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