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 02, 2008

Stencil-along - end of week 3 (almost)

The cutting mat and hobby cutter have just been packed away. The iron turned off. The cat and the milk bottles put out. The lights turned off. The ink left to dry.

I'm running a little late on my freezer paper stencil update this week. There was a hold-up. A big one. The culprit was the home PC - it overheated and threw a hissy fit. Being as my two-toned stencil image was on said PC, I also overheated and threw a hissy fit. There's nothing like a bit of good old-fashioned petulance, followed by some prolonged sulking.

Anyway, three cheers for Mr Hoppo Bumpo, who got the PC working again this evening. That deed was almost enough for me to overlook a disparaging comment about my stencil (the words that's weird, never feel that encouraging do they?).

Tune in tomorrow, if you'd like to see my weird two-toned stencil. If you'd like to see other freezer-paper stencils (which almost certainly will not be at all weird), check out the sidebar to the right.


  1. Hip Hip Hooray for Mr Hoppobumpo!!! I look forward to the NOT weird two-toned stencil..

  2. hope all goes well for tomorrows unveiling

  3. The image you posted in this post is really cool - I made that "ooo" noise of the happy crafter when I saw it. Can't wait to see the two-zone delight.

  4. How did it get to week 3 already! I demand a recount, by the time I get oraginsed baking paper will be back in fashion! I will endevour to get some form of organisation this week-end, but I think I had that thought last week-end too

  5. Wow - I thought cutting out my simple apple design was fiddly but that is one intricate design -think I need to lift my game!

  6. This looks cool - and thank god for people who have the patience to fix computers. I certainly don't!


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