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 04, 2009

Hoppo Bumpo's birthday giveaway

Hop-hop-hooray!

Hoppo Bumpo is one year old today and this post is just one shy of 400. (Never has one woman been able to say so much about so little! )

To mark the occasion and to thank you very much for visiting my blog, I am having a giveaway. One lucky person will win these three treasures:
  1. 2 metres of gorgeous Mameyakko print by Kokka
    A 100% cotton in green and purple


  2. A beautiful bag sewing pattern
    The "Day Bag" by Nicole Mallalieu Design



  3. 3 balls of super luxurious red 8-ply yarn (50g)
    Blended cashmere, wool and soy

Anyone, anywhere - new reader or old - is welcome to enter. Simply leave a comment before 9am this coming Tuesday 9 June (AEST Melbourne time). I will be drawing a winner at random. Do make sure you leave a traceable link (for example, e-mail address or link to a blog), in case I need to contact you.

Thanks for dropping by .... and good luck!

94 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first year - 400 eh? well done.
    It's always a pleasure to see what you've been up to.

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  2. Congratulations!
    And thanks for the chance to win such beautiful things!

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  3. Congratulations and best wishes on your blogversary! Wow 400 posts is amazing! Looking forward to loads more Hoppo Bumpo inspiration in the year ahead.

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  4. Congrats!! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Woohoo! Happy Birthday, Hoppo Bumpo! Shouldn't we be giving YOU presents? Heehee :)

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  6. Congrats! Time flies when you're having fun. Great giveaway!

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  7. I found your blog awhile ago through Sew Mama Sew I believe, and I've been reading ever since. I love your wit and lightheartedness. Congratulations!

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  8. Hoppy Birthday to you! Thanks for the lovely gifts. I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you. :-)

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  9. Happy Blogiversary - I really enjoy reading your posts - can't believe you are almost at 400!
    kareno369(@)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Woah! 400 posts in a year, you're prolific! And congrats on the blog-iversary.

    Looking forward to more posts.

    xxx

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  11. 400 in a year? Wow! Congratulations.

    If Purple Paisley Patch is saying 'thanks' already does this mean we should instigate a stewards' inquiry??? I think we should be told ;-)

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  12. I just dropped by to view your tutorial on french seams. I found it very helpful. I like your blog and will be checking in regularly. Congrats on the anniversary!

    Christine
    ember_to_phoenix@yahoo.com

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  13. Congrats on one year! I read your blog regularly, and I adore it.

    That fabric is beautiful!

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  14. Happy Birthday Hoppo Bumpo! I am so glad you made your blog, it came in so useful when I wanted to do the flat fell seams. Thanks.
    Your prizes are fantastic, the fabric is gorgeous.

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  15. Happy First Year. I was pretty shcoked when I realized I had been blogging for over four years. It becomes such a habit that you forget how long you've been at it!

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  16. Wow! 400 posts in one year is a lot of posting!! Congrats for your blogversary! It´s a nice place to come and read what you share with us :)Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  17. Wow! 400 posts in one year. I'm hanging my head in shame...not really. I've never pretended to be anything other than slack and lazy...LOL. I've really enjoyed reading your blog - especially the seam finishing series. Thanks for putting so much effort into your blog.

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  18. This is a great giveaway, thank you!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  19. Happy Blogaversary toooo yooouuuu.. (sand to same tune as Happy Birthday )

    You are a blog veteran with 400 posts!

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  20. Happy Blogisversary! Here's to many more years of blogging :D

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  21. Great give-away! I've been reading for a few weeks and have been enjoying it.

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  22. Happy Birthday Hoppo Bumpo! It's been a wonderful year and that's a wonderful giveaway.

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  23. Congratulations on 1 year of blogging! I enjoy reading your blog very much....I'd love to be included :-)

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  24. Have I ever told you tgat Kokka make my favourite fabrics? I just thought you should know....

    400ish posts is such an acomplishment. I remember my excitement when I hit 100. If you took that excitement x 4 = quad loads of excitement? Congratulations.

    PS. I love your sticking post. That looks like fun. Watch out hubby, I have tape and I will stick it...

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  25. Wow, that is so generous!

    Happy birthday.

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  26. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear HB-Blog courtesy of HB
    Happy Birthday to you

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  27. What a generous giveaway. Count me in! I have been reading your blog pretty much since I started blogging myself. It is one of my "very favourites" in my reader. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  28. Happy Birthday, Hoppo Bumpo!

    Following you for a while, and going to do ist further on, cause it's always fun reading here.

    Greetings from Germany,

    Tanja
    :-)

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  29. Congrats on the blog milestones Liesl. What a lovely giveaway.

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  30. Happy Birthday and congratulations, love your blog.

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  31. Hop Hop Hooray indeedy! Congrats on reaching such an amazing milestone. I can't resist a giveaway!

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  32. Happy Blog Anniversary!! Nearly 400 posts in a year - wow! I've only just found your blog and I love it - such a generous giveaway too!

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  33. Happy Blog Birthday! And wow 400 posts. That is quite an achievement.

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  34. Oh YAY! More giveaways!

    Congrats on 1 year and heres to many more!

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  35. Wow! 400 posts in just one year!!? I'm only up to 82 and am 6 months old...I think...lol
    Sign me up!
    Come visit my Guessing Game Giveaway while you're at it!

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  36. Happy birthday - 21 again??
    And if I can remember correctly from high school french....
    Bon Anniversaire et tu (if it's correct it should say happy birthday to you!)
    :)

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  37. Ohhh pick me pick me!

    Can we see Dolly all complete before she goes away?

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  38. Wow, great giveaway, count me in!

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  39. Congrats. Hoppo Bumpo!
    I love reading your blog. It always makes my day!

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  40. What, only a year old? I'm sure I've been reading you for more than that. Oh wait, it must be the prolific posting making me think that! You put us to shame seam lady. Hoppy Birthday. x

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  41. Has it really only been a year? Congratulations! And thanks for tunning a giveaway too.

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  42. Congratulations on one year, and 400 posts - all of which have been witty, delightful or informative! Amazing.

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  43. Here I was worried about 200 posts in nearly a year! You make me feel better :). Yay, please enter me and thanks for a year of cool blogging!

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  44. Whoa, so many comments, I'm not surprised the prized are fabby!

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  45. wooo, possibly the greatest blog giveaway ever!!!! (well three perfect presents that are right up my alley - i haven't actually read about every single blog giveaway from all time - but wooooo! anyway)
    haha sorry, love your blog hoppo :)

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  46. Happy bloggiversary! It has been fun reading your entertaining posts.

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  47. 400 posts!! That is so impressive. Your giveaway is so generous - it's all beautiful.

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  48. Happy Birthday Hoppo Bumpo! One year, that's great! I just started blogging, but I can see already how addicting it can get!

    To many more years!

    Karin

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  49. wow, 400 in one year? Thats pretty good to say the leaast ;) I would love to be added to your giveaway as I love everything in it :)

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  50. Congrats on one year! Yes please count me in!

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  51. happy blogoversary. Thanks so much, for sharing so much with us. I look forward to you posts, and of course winning the prize! tee hee

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  52. HAppy Birthday toooo you,
    Happy Birthday toooo you,
    Happy Birthday, Hoppo Bumbo,

    Happpy Birthdaaaaayyy toooooo yooooouuuu!

    I´m a silent reader from germany, since your seam-along I didn´t miss a post!

    Please count me in, the prizes are amazing!

    Best wishes from Germany,

    Kati

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  53. Happy, happy, birthday. That's more than a post a day. Wow! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. Happy blog birthday! I've been following for a little while now and I wish you more fun blogging years ahead. Thanks for the give-away chance, too:)

    Vicki

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  55. Happy One Year Blogging... look forward to catching up again at the next TCB !!

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  56. Thanks for your blog, here's why I visit:
    1. The beautiful and varied "view from your desk photos" - I live in Michigan where we only get sun 20% of the time and your colorful sun filled skies are are refreshing.
    2. Your witty short posts. Easy to read quickly.
    3. The antics of the boys, I too raised two boys and can identify with so many of their "activities".
    4. Your sense of humor and writing skills. You pack so much in a few words, well done!

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  57. Happy Birthday to you! I enjoy your blog very much - witty, real & informative. Yippee!
    LadyTessie(@)comcast(.)net

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  58. Congrats on a year - wow that's a lot of posts in a short time.
    Your blog is always entertaining!

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  59. O....M.....G Liesl. ALL that stuff? ALL of it? Are you kidding? Blimey - pressure's on me now to come up with something special in six months time!

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  60. Congrats on the Blogsversary and thanks for the gifts you're offering. And I think that's always plenty to say about crafts and life. :D Keep up!

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  61. Happy Blog Birthday! I love reading your blog. BTW, that porridge you posted about the other day, I am totally trying it. :)

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  62. Oh, happy...blirthday? What a great giveaway. Think I can get lucky TWICE on your blog? ;-)

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  63. 400 posts! What a legend. Congrats - your blog is my favourite and I love seeing what you blog about.
    Melinda

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  64. 400 in a year is quite an acheivement! Congratulations and HB, HB!

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  65. You're supposed to GET presents on your birthday, not GIVE them!! Happy birthday HB.

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  66. Oooh - Happy Birthday to HB :)

    Looking forward to reading the next 400 posts over the following year :)

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  67. Congratulations on hitting 400 posts.I've come to your blog via Miss Muggins.Love both your blogs and visit often to see what you're both up too and to be inspired :) Barb.

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  68. WOW - Congratulations on your first 400 posts - they have been such a pleasure to read. What a generous giveaway! Please pop my name in the draw!

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  69. Congratulations, and thanks for an inspiring and sweet blog. Look forward to 400 more!

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  70. What's not to love about this blog? Keep it up, congratulations and celebrations!!!

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  71. What fabulous fabric! I've only just found your blog, but I found it because I read Nicole's all the time. Now I've got two to read, and 400 back posts to boot!

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  72. Happy Birthday to one of my favourite blogs!

    Hip Hip Hooray!

    What an amazing giveway!

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  73. i love reading your blog, i too am fairly new to sewin' and knittin' and you're an inspiration to those of us at home with small children. i'm looking forward to the next 400. pen

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  74. Congrats on the 1st anniversary !

    Awesome giveaway !

    How to choose really !

    I am thinking I will go with the 3 balls of wool ... Although the bag pattern is tempting cause she is such a great designer ! But no I will go the wool ... Yes I think so !

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  75. I've enjoyed reading your blog- I think I found it through Sew Mama Sew for the seam finihshing series. I've enjoyed the how-to's.

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  76. Congratulations on the milestones!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  77. Congratulations HB on your bloggy birthday - and I personally love a friend that can talk, cant bear those awkward silences :) Here's to the next 400. Please include me in your fabulous giveaway

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  78. Congrats...quite an accomplishment! Thanks for an entry in your wonderful giveaway:)

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  79. Congratulations on a hopping great blog which is bumpofull of fun (sorry - poor attempt at humour)
    Regards, michelb5@chw.edu.au

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  80. Liesl, congrats on yr first year and what a very generous giveway

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  81. Congratulations! Love your work!
    : )

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  82. happy 100th that's great news!!!! and what an incredibly generous and gorgeous giveaway Liesl!!!!! fingers and toes crossed for this one :)

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  83. A'Hem...Happy Bumping B'day to you! Awesome effort, really enjoy your blog and attribute it to the many ideas I now have to go and get creative...with confidence. Impressive stuff. Warmest Regards, Moby

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  84. Congratulations! You have such a lovely and inspiring blog, it is one of the few in my out-of-control bloglines list that I keep up with each day :)

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  85. Happy Anniversary! My how that year has flown! Congratulations :-)

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  86. wow, congrats on 400 posts, that's alot for one year!

    glad i found your blog :-)

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  87. congrats on your one year anniversary!Believe it of not I've been trying to find five seconds to leave a comment to enter your giveaway and just managed to do that three days later. I never thought of myself as a busy person. Love the fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. What a fantastic & generous giveaway - thank you!

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  89. Thank you to everyone for entering the giveaway. I really enoyed reading your lovely comments.

    The giveaway was drawn at 9am this morning. The name of the winner can be found over here.

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  90. Oh..My..God. THAT'S what I missed?? WAHHHHH!!!!!! :p

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