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.

May 04, 2010

Nothing to see here ... please move along (to the Stitches and Craft Show)

Can you guess what this pile of pom-poms, sparkly pipe cleaners and googly eyes is? Squint very hard and use your imagination. Do you see the dragon fly yet?

I thought not. Frankly, nothing dents your confidence more than a craft project gone wrong. Especially when the kit says "Ages 4 and up" ... and you are clearly a bit older than 4.

Thankfully I can point you in the direction of some genuinely beautiful and inspiring craft and design instead. The craft event of the year - The Stitches & Craft Show 2010 - starts in Melbourne tomorrow.

Make sure you pop in say hello to my very talented friend Caitlin of Pippijoe. Her beautiful hand screen printed fabrics are just irresistible. (If she has side kick there on Wednesday or Saturday - one with brown shoulder length hair and glasses - please don't mention the dragon fly).

Then head straight on to look at the fabulous bag patterns at Nicole Mallalieu Design. I am looking forward to picking up one of Nikki's lovely brand new Party Purse patterns.

After that, grab your show guide and head post haste to see Jodie at Ric Rac, Sandra at Pepperberry & Co, Nic of Yardage Designs, Holly of Two Cheese Please, the girls at Ink & Spindle ..... and ....

Gosh, the list of craft talent is endless. Check out the show guide. Maybe you will need to go twice? I know I will be!

The Stitches and Craft Show, Melbourne 2010
Open daily 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 5 May - Sunday 9 May 2010
Caulfield Racecourse



  1. Go Melbourne! I think I need to get to the Melbourne show one year. Don't tell anyone, but I think it is better than the Brisbane one. :)

  2. Very excited for you Liesl, looks like there are going to be so many fantastic people there, yourself included, have a great time.
    I am busting to come and look around, I promise I will not mention the_____ ___!

  3. The 4 year olds they are making at the moment are pretty cluey!
    I am going on Friday - bummer. We will have to catch up soon

  4. No dragonfly...but I do see a disembowelled, beheaded spider. Does that help? Best wishes for everyone at the Show. Wish I was going to be there.

  5. I didn't get the dragonfly either. Hope you have a nice couple of days at the show.

  6. Seems like everyone is talking about this show. It sounds super and I am supremely jealous. Just another reason to relocate to Australia.

  7. Have a great time , I'm not jealous .... really I'm not ! Yes I am .

  8. Ha, funny dragonfly!;)

    Stitches and Craft ey?! Gotta see how i fit that into my work schedule!
    I shud come around just to tease u for the dragonfly, ..just kidding right?!:)

  9. Liesl It was SO LOVELY to meet you today! I hope to see you again soon.

  10. I am jealous. I am . No stictches and craft for me this year. Full report on your return please with lots of pics.

  11. Thank you. I like it.
    I visited a cartoon site. This cartoon site is really enjoyable.


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