Sunday, April 6, 2014

Playing by the rules

 Do you set yourself rules ? guidelines? parameters? Do you give yourselves little rewards when you have finished something? I do it all the time, then I change the rules, move the goalposts and dement myself .

 The rule for the weekend is to finish off some things, and I mean completely finished. No leaving the hand sewing for another day. 
As a result, yesterday I wound 11 little pom poms and sewed them to eleven little hats


I stuffed , closed, added ears and tails and nostrils


to eleven hat-wearing hippos.


28 comments:

  1. I'm ready for a party and it looks like you and your hippos are too! If you put them in water do they perform water ballet? You make THE best "stuff."

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  2. Hippos in hats - loving the nostrils. Love the blog

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  3. Oh, they are so cute Jodie. I love those happy hippos!

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  4. Hi!!!! They are adorable!!!!! Perfect guests for a party!!!!!

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  5. Utterly adorable! I too set myself goals, I sometimes achieve them and sometimes not!

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  6. Love those hats and hippos....Do you remember the game....Hungry, Hungry Hippos? I can see a photo shoot now....with your little guys all lined up ! I miss your photo stories....and bet your other fans do as well....In your spare time .....of course.

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  7. I want to go to the party...

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  8. Hippos Go Beserk!!!! I think that counts as finishing...

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  9. they are so cute. Enjoy your hippo party.

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  10. So cute and a wonderful color combination!

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  11. Oh my goodness, they are so charming!

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  12. I can't stand the cuteness of your hippo stampede.

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  13. I Love your circle of friends! Only problem would be to get them to move their derrieres/ bums to be able to join the circle. Cute party hats... party central at your place.

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  14. The reward for sticking to your rule is a herd of happy hat-wearing hippos. They look fabulous.

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  15. are they going to wear tutus as well? Those are just adorable

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  16. Because a hippo never feels 'finished' without its hat! :) Cute!
    We all set ourselves goals (I will not add to my fabric stash) and deadlines (i will finish this before Christmas) that we sometimes cannot stick to.

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  17. Oh how cute I love them!!! Now make them each a little bird and they can sing "Hippo Bird-day tooooo yoooou" :D.
    Sorry ... couldn't help myself ;).

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  18. no. if I write lists, I don't do what is on the list and then I just feel huilty and miserable and a total failure.

    My friend would be terrifed of your army. She claims a hippo tried to eat her at the zoo when she was a toddler.

    she also objects to octopusses and bananas.

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  19. Those are SO stinkin' cute! Now. What does one do with eleven adorable little hippos????

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  20. Completely hippo-tastic - even if you did drive yourself demented, from the photos I'd say that it was totally worth it! They are brilliant!

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  21. Okay, nobody's to-do list looks quite like yours, I'm sure of it! Very, very cute hippos (hippoes?).

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  22. Yep i do that too! You take the best photos! I think one day you could publish a children's counting book with your craft..1 Little red riding hood all the way to 11 hippos!

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  24. Rules... they're for breaking! Now what are you going to do with eleven hippos??

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  25. That is appropriate : party hats on little blue hippos. They are so cute. I hope you rewarded yourself well.

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Hellloooooo !!!!