Thursday, 16 June 2011

Harry Hippo & Friend Ollie the Oxpecker

This is Jen's latest little felt African hippo...he likes to wallow in the mud. His best friend is Ollie the Oxpecker who helps him with his bathtime by eating the ticks and parasites off of Harry's hide!

You can make one too by printing out this template - Harry is just slightly longer than my hand from palm to end of fingertips. I drew the ears and tail too large - so follow the dotted line when you are cutting yours. (The ears and tail attached to the body in this template are purely for show! Don't cut them out along the piece of felt for the body - he just looks cuter with them drawn in!)

Stitch on your buttons for a nose, Ollie the Oxpecker and give Harry a wide smile and some teeny eyes.
Then stitch your ears and tail...we also gave him 3 little x'es on his behind...

Then blanket stitch around your two body pieces, leaving enough of a gap to put your filling into - fill him up - he is a fatty by nature so be extra generous...and then finish off your stitching and close him voila

cuteness personified!


  1. He is soooo sweet! :) And with that little bird on his back, oh my! Perfect!

  2. That is soooooooooooooo stinking cute!!!

  3. p.s. I received the buttons I won from you and they are wonderful! I shared a pic with my blogger friends if you'd like to see,

    Thank you so much! :)

  4. Thanks so much for the mention pleased your buttons have arrived...

    We are having another giveaway soon...for followers from anywhere in the world...previous winners welcome...keep a look out for it!

  5. Hi!

    I am your follower.
    I loved this Project!! :) Its so cute!

    Do visit my blog too and follow it if you like!

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Awwwww. Too darn cute! Love these little felt critters and the buttons added are frosting on the cake.

  7. It's so beautiful. I like the detail of the bird button because the hippos are always several birds standing on his back.

  8. Harry is all kinds of excellent. Ollie the Oxpecker is quite an obliging chap.

  9. thanks for visiting. I love your blog and adore all your buttons. Do you mail to Australia?

  10. Thank you ! Yes we post all over the world...and its really easy...just look at the website.
    Go to button catalogue
    Tell us which codes you want to order by emailing
    And how many...tell us whether it is for wholesale or retail.
    We email a total...if you are happy with pay! ; )
    Payment can be credit card or bank transfer
    Then we post off your buttons to takes 10 to 14 days on average to receive them...thank you for considering our handpainted buttons!


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