Which seems finished, until you remember those little things that animals sometimes have... ears. I cut them out and then when I was doing final assembly and decoration, I forgot them on my little side table. Which meant that I ended up putting her eyes where her ears were supposed to go. Woops. I say again - poor Henrietta.
I finally fixed her up last weekend. There, now she can see AND hear...
She has button joints
And the cutest little tail
And her face is a bit crooked. Just like mine.
I won this pattern in the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway event. The only change that I made was to trim the ears into a rounded shape that is more authentically hippo. (They are still a bit big, though... I might have made an error cutting them out).
Overall the pattern was really easy and went together quickly. The only thing I will change next time is to add registration marks to the pattern (like used in garment sewing) so that I can match the sides better. That way Henrietta's little siblings will not have her crooked face.
You can get the pattern for yourself on etsy.