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.

About me

Hello and welcome!  Hoppo Bumpo is my alter-ego and a bit of fun online.  My real name is Liesl and I live in the lovely city of Melbourne in the south east of Australia.

My main job these days is as a stay-at-home mum to two rowdy boys Argy and Bargy (not their real names!), who are 7 years and 5 years respectively. My life is filled with Lego, Star Wars and references to zombies.

To counterbalance the focus on Y-chromonsonal interests, I took my first dressmaking lessons in 2008. I've since become very fond of sewing and experimenting with new crafts.

Although primarily a sewing blog, I also write about the exploits of my two small boys; my lazy cooking habits; a not-so-green garden; food allergies; two adopted cats; and the perils of decorating children's birthday cakes.

In my previous life I worked in the corporate world as a Training & Development manager.

Thank you very much for taking the time to drop by. I am very grateful for all my visitors. I have met the loveliest people - both online and in real-life - though this blog.

My full Google Blogger Profile can be found here.