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Sixteen slugs and a sock hippo

I’m pretty proud of myself this week. I actually sewed up all sixteen of those toys I cut out and fused. It’s been too unpredictable outside to get some better photos, but here is my new batch of “Hug Me! Slugs”, all lining up for their school photos. Maybe tomorrow, kids.

I also made “Hilda the Hug Me! Hippo”, my sock hippopotamus. She’s quite a bit larger than the slugs I made this week. I keep picking her up and carrying her around. She just asks and asks. So, what can I do?

We watched a cute movie this weekend, Lost in Austen. For anyone who enjoys Jane Austen, it is a miniseries takeoff of the novel and a entertaining spin on the miniseries Pride and Prejudice. A modern woman finds a door in her bathroom that leads directly into the Bennets’ house, switches places with Elizabeth, and inadvertently disrupts the order of everything. They must have cut out this scene from the version we watched:

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0 thoughts on “Sixteen slugs and a sock hippo

  1. i've been looking everywhere for a sock hippo! do you sell them?
    thank you

    -charles

  2. Charles, yes, I do sell the sock dolls. I just haven't posted any recently. Here are two other blog posts of mine showing the hippo:

    http://elizabethruffing.com/2009/08/hippos-and-ducklings.html

    http://elizabethruffing.com/2009/08/menagerie-continues-to-grow.html

    If you, or anyone else who visits, is interested in one, please contact me: http://elizabethruffing.com/contact.html I'm considering making them with skirts or vests.

  3. Hi Elizabeth

    I love the Hippo! She is too cute. Is there a pattern or kit available for her? I would love to have either if possible. Please let me know. She makes me smile.

    Thanks so much.

    Donna Harper

  4. Hi Donna,

    Thank you so much! No, I don’t have a pattern for my hippo, although I do plan to make more of them. If you are interested in making your own sock dolls, I would highly recommend the book Stray Sock Sewing by Daniel. I have a post about it here: http://elizabethruffing.com/2009/04/emily-and-edwin-make-their-first-appearance.html Daniel has a second book which is wonderful too, called Stay Sock Sewing Too:, which I posted about here: http://elizabethruffing.com/2009/09/so-many-things-to-be-inspired-by-today.html

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