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the teacup incident
Boulder, CO
Hello, you've landed on my journal of small pleasures. Here you'll find me exploring paper crafts, vintage finds, local interests and more.
Interests: creating soft toys, sewing, photography, writing, thrifting, nature, hiking, travel
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Note: Parts of this post first appeared 9/25/15. Half the fun of making dolls is making outfits to fit their personalities. My handmade dolls are dressed to reflect an earlier era, one that included elegant dresses, hats and stockings. Because they love clothes I imagine these dolls would enjoy switching... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
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Over the weekend I found a beautiful fall-colored tin box at a garage sale for $1 (its the last one on the right, above). I love these colorful tins that once held biscuits/cookies or tea. They were often imported from England and given as gifts around holidays. For this reason... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you for your kind comments, Anne! I hope your weather clears for a bit so you can take the dogs out for a hike in the woods.
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Pink Ginger Kitty shop sale ends tonight so stock up while you can! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
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We're celebrating my Etsy shop's first anniversary with a SALE: 20% off everything in the shop! Use the coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20 to save 20% on everything you buy. Sale ends Sunday Sept. 26th. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
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Sale going on now through Sunday at PinkGingerKitty! Use coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20 at checkout to get 20% off your entire purchase of handmade dolls and accessories. Stock up and save! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
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1st Anniversary Sale going on now at my Pink Ginger Kitty shop, new dolls included! Get 20% off everything in the store when you use the coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20. Happy Fall, everyone! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Its the 1st anniversary of my Etsy shop and I'm celebrating with a sale! Get 20% off everything you buy when you use the coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20. Offer good through Sunday Sept. 25th. Pick out a new doll friend and refresh the wardrobe of your current dolls with new hats... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at the teacup incident
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There's a new Garden Party Girl doll in my shop, named Chelsea Bond. Chelsea is available in my Etsy shop. Chelsea is the public relations maven for Owlet Press, a gift book publishing house that prints small books of inspirational titles. She spends her days creating press releases and sending... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at the teacup incident
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As late summer turns to fall the fields nearby are turning russet and chartreuse as cooler nights settle in. I love this time of year for its fleeting beauty and outdoor events that celebrate the season. I thought I take you along on a trail walk so you can enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at the teacup incident
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New doll in my Etsy shop: Florence Dashwood. She's an inventor of silicone canning rings that prevent spoiled food when home canning. She invented the rings to protect her award-winning marmalades from spoiling after opening. She made a small fortune selling the patent and now spends her time fundraising for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Poppy indulges Haley in a bit of dress-up time while they wait for a tailoring appointment. The weather around here has been lovely as summer turns into fall. There's an abundance of fairs, flea markets, farmer's markets and opportunities to be outside before chilly weather arrives. I thought you might... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! I love seeing your in-progress watercolor art on your blog too!
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Meet my newest handmade doll, Candice Burke. Candice is mom to Mia and Boris as well as the art teacher at Hatterfield Primary School. She loves filling her sketchbooks with fanciful scenes and dreams of becoming a children's book illustrator. She also runs a ladies book club that reviews children's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at the teacup incident
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The movers arrived yesterday from New Jersey with my mother-in-law's furniture so we are in the midst of setting up her assisted living apartment. The facility is lovely with helpful, friendly staff and we are sure she will enjoy living there. This Labor Day weekend will be busy with unpacking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Photos: (top left, bottom) Flowers and people along the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. (top right) A colorful installation at the Denver Art Museum. My blog is on vacation until September 2 while we move my mother-in-law from her New Jersey apartment to an assisted living community here in Boulder.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at the teacup incident
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The return of the university students to Boulder, school buses in the neighborhood, and the sun rising later in the morning signal that fall has arrived even if thermometer still says summer. My Garden Party Girl dolls have been gathering at PinkGingerKitty to discuss fall fashions. While they have enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at the teacup incident
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There is a new hat style in the shop for the Garden Party Girls! I call this hat the "folded leaf" because the shape reminds me of a leaf turning up and there are two tiny felt leaves sewn to one side. The hats are made of felt with large... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you for sharing your store, NDL. Stores such as these save so much good stuff from going to the landfill and help artists save money on materials at the same time.
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You may remember that I volunteer my time at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center here in Boulder by photographing cool stuff and loading up their Instagram page with my finds. With school about to start here in Boulder I thought I'd remind moms, teachers and home schoolers that thrift and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at the teacup incident
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What adds drama to a doll better than a red straw doll hat? A red hat festooned with white orchids and ombré ribbons of course! Just listed in my Etsy shop, this coral red hat looks great with many doll hair colors. Do you think pink and red clash? Maybe,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at the teacup incident
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A lucky find over the weekend: two colored vintage straw doll hats. I have decorated them for summer parties with my usual floral excess! These hats are slightly smaller than the natural straw hats I posted about last week, but look just as charming worn at a chic side angle... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Its always fun to add updated style to your dolls with new doll clothes and accessories. Just listed in my shop: three handmade doll jacket and hat sets that fit my Garden Party Girls. These jacket colors look dashing with many doll hair and clothing styles. The soft red floral... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at the teacup incident