Pippa Alice

A little craft diary

24 January, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — pippaalice @ 1:33 pm

Look I finished my doll:

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I don’t like her head *that* much. (OFF WITH HER HEAD! Um not really, I can’t be that cruel, not even to inanimate but anthropomorphic objects) but making her was a really interesting process. I used that japanese paper clay that dries in air and is incredibly light and I used this tute from the talented Paola Zakimi for the head. I think I need to practice 3-d painting A Lot More. It’s difficult.

I also did some shawl knitting and soft toy knitting this weekend. If all goes well I will have finished 6 craft projects this month. Though one of them was just ‘sew this piece of elastic together’. I could give Kirstie Allsop a run for her money. Or not.

I love crafting but I am about as far away from a domestic goddess as you can get. I love making things and working out solutions to problems. And I love reading craft porn websites full of classy homes all decked out in handmade and vintage. My house is a bit of a tip though. And my cats, rather than sit delicately on a hand crocheted blanket for me to take sweet pictures of, tend to eat any papercraft things I make and sick up on my crocheted blanket.

What I am saying is ENJOY the household porn stuff, wish your house was full of sunlight and lacking in cobwebs but don’t get caught up in it. Just make stuff, love making stuff, that’s all any crafter needs to do.

I am currently a bit obsessed with vintage and mori girl style knitting patterns. Tiny Owl Knits are amazing. I am probably too old to be wearing a deer hat but I guess there is only one way to find out…

I took some photos of my pictures on the walls of the Fox and Firkin in Lewisham.

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And it was lovely to have a gin with David and Katy. Though perhaps the band were’n’t quite to my tastes…

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2 Responses to “”

  1. Kake Says:

    The exhibition looks great. As does the doll!

    You are absolutely right about “just love making stuff”.

    • pippaalice Says:

      Thank you! I used to get slightly downhearted looking at those blogs but now I just find them inspiring, but more like a fairy tale. Heh heh.


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