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.


October 21, 2010

My creative space {Blogtoberfest day 21}



Sitting on my desk this week is a small stack of Jalie patterns. The near parity between the Australian and US dollars means that I was able to buy these online for nearly half what I would pay in Australia.

To avoid too many questions about this purchase, I have arranged the acquisitions so that this trouser pattern is on top.



Friends, there is no way Mr HB will want to investigate said purchases if he thinks that I might want to sew him something. You know ... to wear.

Of course if you have used Jalie patterns before, you'll know that they are multi-sized from child to adult. This one is intended to be new trousers for Argy and Bargy. But there's no need for Mr HB to know that ... we'll keep that our secret. OK?

In fact I might even add a tape measure and a pad and pencil close by ... with alarming things like inner leg jotted on it.


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17 comments:

  1. Little Mr D asked the other day if I could sew him some shorts after I made another (easy) skirt for Miss A. Not sure I can but I better go and look at those Jalie patterns.

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  2. I just bought my first Jalie pattern - very impressed with the range of sizes, now to actually cut it out and sew.

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  3. I had a good laugh at your plan - are you sure he won't be delighted at the thought and you will have to actually make them?

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  4. Clever girl. (You made me break out in a cold sweat just thinking about---gasp!---sewing from a pattern. Can't wait to see Messrs. A&B decked out in their new finery!

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  5. Great idea. Now you have to start asking him about what fabrics he would like so you can go on a fabric shopping spree

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  6. You are fabulous! Love your plan.

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  7. Great plan! love it, and he will have to wear them to work right?

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  8. sounds like a very very good plan to me! xo

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  9. Great plan - I think we should all be able to use this little trick at least once to cover up certain internet purchases!

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  10. You are EVIL Hoppo. But god I love it!

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  11. oh how funny! Love it. Just the words 'inner leg' makes me laugh. Very "Are you Being Served"! xo

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  12. Ah, good thinking. I think I might employ a technique like that to hide my internetty purchases too!

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  13. Clever and cunning, you've got it all goin' on Liesl :)

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  14. Love it!! Way to smokescreen the hubby! You are going to LOVE your new Jalies! I've sewn the sweetheart top (ahem, several times and in several sizes) and the jeans and been very happy with everything Ive made from a Jalie pattern.

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