Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Rippely Ripples

After my last post I managed a few more rows of my gorgeous ripple cushion and then decided to call it a night. I tidied up a bit and then went to pop Hamish out for his evening constitutional before bed. I had to laugh when I saw this and couldn't resist a photo. He obviously adores the cushion as much as I do and was reluctant to let me have it back. Initially, he tried to pretend that he was asleep in an effort to keep it for himself.

Then when he realised that I wasn't having any of it, he reluctantly opened his eyes and gave me the look, as if to say, what ripple cushion? where?...I have no idea what you are talking about!!! Bless him.
So here it is in it's glory...........another drum roll please!

Of course the next dilemma is how to back it and make it into a scrummy cushion. I am torn between the woolly felted jumper thingy or a piece of recently purchased CK fabric! Bearing in mind I love the idea of said felted jumper thingy, but have never felted before and also do not have a suitable jumper in the right colour. I do however have some fabric as mentioned and it would be a lovely contrast, but the felted thingy would be pretty too...Ohhh decisions, decisions. What do you ladies think ?

Do you want another look at it, close up this time, go on, resistance is futile I can assure you.

The littlest fairy has now staked her claim to it, she has just the right spot on her bed for it she tells me. Apparently, a small fairy can never have too many cushions, bet you didn't know that, did you?

Meanwhile, I have made another dishcloth. Apparently grown up fairies can never have too many of them either!! Cheeky madam.

Dev X


Libby said...

Congratulations! The ripple looks great. Can't wait to see if you felt or not. :-)

Mandy said...

Oh Hamish is adorable!
And so is the cushion so will you be giving it to Hamish ?? lol

the pig lady said...

Hamish is gorgeous, but your ripples beat him to first place by a whisker!! I'd go for the felted jumper back, I have a real thing for felted sweaters - I have mountains o them! A great website for using felted jumpers is My Easter bunnies were made with charity shop cashmere jumpers, soooo cuddly, you're little fairy will be able to snuggle up perfectly! hugs Debs x

the pig lady said...

Apologies for the terrible spelling this morning, knot enuff coughy!!!!! Dx

Julia said...

Hello there!

My word your ripple cushion cover is looking marvellous!! Love the colours and no wonder your pup is loving it too :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog, in answer to your question about the shell stitch, I found it in my Happy Hooker book and yes, its an easy one. Id be happy to share how I did the pattern with you if you want to get in touch :)

Love Julia xxx

Julia said...

Hello again

Thanks for your message, I will try and do a little post about shell stitch in my very own words later on today (or tomorrow) as a few people have asked me how so I will try my best to describe what I do without breaking any copyright laws :)

Love J x

Herzblatt said...

How cute, your "little" dog..:-))
I often want to know what they are sometimes thinking about....our Ronja ist thinking a lot...where is her meal...when does she get her meal....does she get a there somebody to go for a walk with me....and so on....*lol*
Your ripple looks nice!!! Isn`t the kangoroo wonderful I found in a shop in Denmark???

Melanie said...

Hi there, I ,love your blog and I hope you dont mind but I've added your blog onto my blogroll on my site.
I am hosting a swap at the moment on my site, please feel free to pop over and take a look, and to join the swap if you wish.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

skippinginthemeadow said...

My hands are raisd in th ar lapping very loudly as give you a standing ovation on the crochet!!!!! Well done!!!!!
Hamish is absolutely adorable!! Bless him x

skippinginthemeadow said...

My hands are raised in the air clapping very loudly as give you a standing ovation on the crochet!!!!! Well done!!!!!
Hamish is absolutely adorable!! Bless him x

gwengoods said...

Beautiful ripples and gorgeous dog. Congratulations!

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

That is so beautiful, I so wosh I knew how to crochet!! Hamish is adorable!

Lace hearts said...

Oh, wow, it's lovely - I can't wait to see how you back it. Mine's halfway thru and I don't know what to do about the backing either.
Love the piccie with Hamish. Cheeky thing.

alisonb2 said...

I am pleased you have sorted out your ripple problems and I just love the colours! Purple is my favourite colour. Well done you!

Melanie said...

Hi there, I am hosting a book swap over on my blog. It is a permanent feature, which will always be on my blog, it is not a one off, like the rose theme swap I'm hosting. I have listed a load of my books which I am willing to swap, take a look, there may be some you fancy. If you would like to list books which you no longer want, and are willing to swap, just contact me at, or leave a comment on my blog, with your name, the name of your blog and the books you wish to swap, and I will type them up and post them on the swap page, so the more and more people who participate, the wider the range of books there will be to choose from, and remember, it will always be there on my blog.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

skippinginthemeadow said...

eeek! sorry about my last comment being posted twice (the first being utter gobbledy gook. I am very dyslexic and don't use spell check in the comment box.
Anyway, the reason I came over was to wish you a happy (and hopefully sunny) weekend
Still adoring your lovely doggie xx
Any more crochet projects in the pipe-line ?

Merruli said...

Your ripples look so good and just right for the summer to come. A ripple throw or a cushion has been on my to-do-list for over a year now, well, still just dreaming about it.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Hello there, I just stumbled upon your blog and I thinks it's lovely. I have started to follow you so I can see how your ripples go! Cheers!