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.

November 16, 2009

The compendium of fabric-buying justifications (Chapter 3)

Statement: Fabric? What fabric?

Situation: Passing off fabric as hardware to the Man of The House (MOTH).

Context: Chalkboard cloth.

Success rate: Clearly a high risk, but potentially high return strategy. Hinges on whether the MOTH subscribes to the if-it-looks-like-a-duck-and-sounds-like-a-duck philosophy.

Regarding the example above, I have only one thing to say: quack, quack.

You might also like my previous excuses:

The compendium - Chapter 2


  1. I can't wait for more justifications, as I'm rapidly running out of storage space, and my usual vague excuse that "It's for an experiment" coupled with a sage head nod seems to be wearing thin these days.

  2. quack ;) I don't see any fabric.

    Wouldn't work here :/ since every time I buy fabric hubby is usually in the same store. hmm could maybe say its for school so its being used for an educational purpose :p

  3. You are, quite simply, my hero.

  4. I'm so tempted to buy some of that chalkboard cloth...it looks amazing. I just have to work out WHY I need it.

  5. I'm with Nikki... I've been lusting after chalkboard cloth too although I have absolutely no reason to need any!

  6. Ooh, very risky. But definately worth a try!

  7. Bring on the justifications! I'm dying to see what you make with this.

  8. WOW did not know about this till I read this post! COOL. Do tell show us what you do with it.

  9. I just bought some of this recently! Can't wait to see what you get up to with it.

  10. I am definitely waddling to the Chalkboard shop.
    Quack Quack...say no more!!
    Chele x

  11. Yes , well , allow me to help you with the justification process ! Does MOTH ever complain that you forgot to buy something at the market? Just ask MOTH to quickly jot it down on your new noticeboard to remind you !
    see my link .



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