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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: paper crafts, photography, writing, gardening, cooking, thrifting, mysteries, travel
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If you've been procastinating about buying Christmas presents, time is almost up. Try looking beyond a generic gift card at other options both online and off to show your thoughtfulness. The ideas below should satisfy any creative friend on your list. Knitters and sewers appreciate the possibilities offered in a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
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Over the weekend I tried an apple-cranberry crisp recipe from 1001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes. It turned out great: it was simple to make, delicious, and makes a yummy dessert for cold winter nights. Granny Smith apples, fresh cranberries, and crystallized ginger are baked under a sweet streusel topping that will... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
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Meet Clara, the Christmas Elf. Clara's mission is to spread cheer and you'll find no sweeter companion on dark winter nights. She loves candy canes, gingerbread and Christmas carols. She will help you thread popcorn into garlands for the tree and make whipped cream for the hot chocolate. Need a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Clara arrives tomorrow, just in time to help with Christmas prepping and general merriment. She's more than an "elf on the shelf" - Clara brings free giggles and smiles to the needy :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Michelle - I love your patchwork bags so that's high praise coming from you! Thank you Kim, for your sweet comments. You made my day!
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2014 on My First (doll) Quilt! at the teacup incident
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I'm always looking for quick ways to jazz up my holiday gatherings with pretty decor. These DIY holiday treat bags can be made in under an hour, especially if your kids help out. They look charming gathered on a tray near the front door, ready to hand to guests as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at the teacup incident
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My vintage doll bed got its first quilt this week, along with a tiny mattress, bolster and pillow! I love the look of quilts but have never made one because it seems so laborious. After reading through the instructions for one in Jess Brown's Rag Doll book, I decided a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Meet Polly and Percival! They live by the sea in a tiny blue cottage with yellow shutters and hollyhocks crowding the door. Polly likes to make things. She carves birds from driftwood and makes wind chimes from seashells. Her owl sculptures of Percival are best sellers in her Etsy shop.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Nancy!
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Catarina and Kitty have new friends! Meet Polly and Percival on Monday, December 1st. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at the teacup incident
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During the holidays its easy to over indulge with food and drink and feel lethargic the next morning. Try this healthy ginger-berry smoothie for breakfast after a night of rich food. Berries, yogurt, fresh ginger and cranberry juice give it an eye-opening bright pink color. Its full of vitamins with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at the teacup incident
Yes, Dana, I have enjoyed this year's sewing adventure! Thank you for visiting.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2014 on Making Softies: Photo Props at the teacup incident
Thank you for your kind words, Claire and Dana!
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2014 on Life: a work in progress at the teacup incident
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Adorable Joan Walsh Anglund sculpture, found recently at a thrift store. Today is our Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States and I wish to thank all my readers for visiting and cheering me on this year. I so appreciate your interest in my toys and the Teacup Incident. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at the teacup incident
Aww, thank you Claire and Dana!
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2014 on Catarina and Kitty at the teacup incident
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Softies are such fun to make and even better to share. The smile of delight from a child or happy adult when they clutch something I made is the best feeling in the world. Showing off my handiwork on the web is almost as fun, with friendly feedback arriving from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thanks for the cheery words Susan, Robyn, Nini and Anne. I'm happy you all like her!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2014 on Catarina and Kitty at the teacup incident
Thank you for your sweet words, Robyn and Anne!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2014 on Life: a work in progress at the teacup incident
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Meet Catarina and Kitty! Catarina and Kitty live in a tiny cottage beneath a bramble hedge. The hedge protects a large vegetable garden that Catarina (Cat for short) tends with Kitty playing by her side. Cat adores vegetables and her favorite is carrots. She is a whiz at making carrot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at the teacup incident
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New character doll arriving here tomorrow! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at the teacup incident
Aww - who doesn't love a slightly deranged kitty? So cute - thank you for sharing the manufacturer.
Hi Kim - thank you for your kind words. Purple hair is just the start of her charms for this cozy little lady :)
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Life: a work in progress at the teacup incident
Soup and chili - two great antidotes for cold weather! Thanks for visiting Anne!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Soup's On! at the teacup incident
Thank you for your kind words, Hanna!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Today's Snapshot at the teacup incident
Thank you Dana and Anne!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Cozy Comforts at the teacup incident