Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

June 17, 2008

A new cushion

These days its a rarity that both Argy and Bargy should nap at the same time during the day. So when this huge treat occurred this afternoon, I worked like a woman possessed. After hastily vacuuming, washing and tidying, I sat down to sew this new cushion.

Whirrrr, whirrrrr went the sewing machine and overlocker, as I floored the pedals. Not a moment to lose. Just as I was offering myself a little self-congratulatory pat-on-the-back, I noticed something. I wonder if I am the only person to sew up all sides of a cushion cover, inside out, with the zipper closed?!

The front of the cushion is Pippijoe's beautiful cotton-hemp Daisies fabric and the back a soft red wool and cashmere blend.

I am quite pleased with how it looks, but am now a little disgruntled with the couch on which it resides. Time for some re-upholstering. Won't Mr Hoppo Bumpo be just delighted!


  1. the cushion looks great, so vibrant.

    When mr hoppo bumpo is done...can he come and upholster my sofa?


  2. Thanks for the kind words about the cushion, hollabee. Mr Hoppo Bumpo is a pretty handy with a staple gun. I shall send him straight over.

  3. I just wanted to ease your mind. You are definately NOT the only person to have sewed a cushion up to realise that the zip is closed.

    Thanks though, I will tell my sister and business partner Nicole that I'm not the only person who does it either! She gives me heaps over it.


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