Pippa Alice

A little craft diary

Obligatory “I’m a cat owning, crafting, boheme” post. 24 August, 2008

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I love looking through the Craftzine blog. Lovely, lovely jealousy inspiration.  I did subscribe to the magazine but found it a bit sucky, (even with all the lovely electronics I will never make but am still fascinated by!) however the blog is amazing.

I am having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. I may for for a lovely little ride (on my pushbike!) in the rain to Stratford. Am a bit unwell but if you can’t drive yourself into the ground on a Bank Holiday when can you? I can’t cycle back though as I intend to be ratted later.

There is a mysterious mewing going on somewhere. I assume it is Ginny (or a really weird ghost.) but I can’t see where she has hidden herself.  I have two cats. Ron and Ginny (Yes I am that sad, they are actually named after Harry Potter characters). They look like this: (B&W is Ron, Tortie is Gin)


Today I had INSPIRATION and did some sketches for some necklaces I want to make. I hate that I am so lazy, I have a (ugly) sketchbook full of ideas and no motivation to make them into something beautiful. Awful lazy wench that I am.

Back to Craftzine blog, here is me retelling what they have already told everyone about:

Recently there has been a thing about the ‘Beware; old people!’ sign where there is an old lady bending over with a walking stick to denote ‘oldness’. Older people’s rights campaigners are saying it is offensive. And I can see why, however it is really important that the sign invokes the idea of ‘people who might not be able to walk across the road so fast, so better slow down’ in drivers. And that sign does it perfectly. And simply. It’s just a normal black silhouette picture like other road signs.

It’s something I am fascinated by, the simplest way to invoke an idea. That’s why I have been playing about with Paint a lot recently, can a load of curvy squares invoke a set of Russian dolls or a monkey? Apparently they can and not only that you can connect with them the way one would connect with ‘real’ art. Not that I am saying my weird little scrawling are exactly art. But they invoke feelings in people even though they are done with the simplest art package in the world. I think that is pretty cool. In a similar vein I love how these invoke Summer.


This clock is lovely. I need a black clock for my living room and everything I have seen in the stores is rubbish so I have decided to make my own one. Except I haven’t a clue what would look nice. :/ I think someone else should design me a cute gothy clock so I don’t have to. (also why can you only buy damn ugly clock hands in the UK?)

Are you rich? Do you love me? Even if the answer to all these is no I still think you should buy me the little red riding hood pin cushion from here.

Aren’t people AMAZING? Of course I am hideously jealous of such talent.

I did my A level Art on abandoned places (I am the trespass queen!) and hadn’t realised there was a Livejournal community dedicated to people’s amazing pictures.

These are currently my favourites:

Super amazing abandoned zoo!

Abandoned Russian sports camp. (I think this is breathtaking!)

Gothy greenhouse.

I am really sad I have missed going around Battersea Power Station. I did see it once when they had several gigs on there (I went to see Cast, but only because I wanted to see the power station, okay?

And here is a power station I don’t want to visit any time soon.


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