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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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The dolls have a new reason to celebrate: two new day dress sets have been added to my shop, PinkGingerKitty! On the left is a smokey blue cotton patterned with flowers that comes with a blue felt jacket. On the right is a jungle print cotton dress with a green... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
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The Garden Party Girl dolls are super excited about the new day dresses at PinkGingerKitty! They love that the cotton dresses come with coordinating felt jackets. Each dress has an elastic waist and a split back at the neck with a snap closure. Matching short felt jackets are embellished with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Have you heard the saying "Life is in the details"? Its the little things in life that add sparkle to the day: wearing earrings that match your eyes, colorful cloth napkins on the lunch table, a smile from a stranger or holding the door open for someone in need. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Happy First Day of Fall! The dolls are ready for the season change in new resort wear from my shop, PinkGingerKitty. Maybelle wears a pretty apple green and gold outfit while Melissa wears an urban chic blue outfit. Doll Allison thinks this is the perfect outfit for a drive in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The blog universe is changing as people gravitate towards other forms of media for their primary source of news and inspiration. When I started blogging 7 years ago (I've written over 1,000 posts in that time!), blogs were one of the simplest way to connect with and update fans about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest Garden Party Girl doll, Melissa D'Andrea. Melissa is the manager of a medical office for a team of 4 obstetricians. She loves helping new moms and moms-to-be acclimate to their responsibilities. She grew up in a large family so she has a calming influence on small children... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Parts of this post appeared on this blog in 2015. I love collecting colorful vintage handkerchiefs. You can find pristine ones with lovely colors and motifs at flea markets and occasionally at thrift stores. They make pretty doll scarves or you can sew doll aprons and other items from them.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at the teacup incident
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1. felted fox 2. felt deer kit 3. felt fox pattern 4. felted fawn 5. sewing pattern, forest creatures 6. toadstool pattern With fall right around the corner I'm feeling inspired by woodland creatures and forest colors. Orange, gold, green and chartreuse colors feel fresh right now. Its fun to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Today is the last day of my summer sale at PinkGingerKitty . Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing through midnight (MT) on Monday, September 4. Use coupon code ETSYSALE10 for an added 10% off your total purchase over $70, including sale items! Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at the teacup incident
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End of summer sale going on now at PinkGingerKitty. Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing through Monday September 4. Use coupon code ETSYSALE10 for an added 10% off your total purchase over $70, including sale items! Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at the teacup incident
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End of summer sale going on now at PinkGingerKitty. Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing through Monday September 4. Use coupon code ETSYSALE10 for an added 10% off your total purchase over $70, including sale items! Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Happy Friday! We're kicking off a holiday weekend here in the States and I'm celebrating with a sale in my shop PinkGingerKitty . Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing, today through Monday September 4. Visit my Instagram page for even more discounts! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Today marks the end of summer and start of Labor Day weekend here in the US. I'm having a sale in my shop PinkGingerKitty to celebrate. Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing, today through Monday September 4. Visit my Instagram page for even more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Hanna!
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Taking A Creative Break at the teacup incident
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Its mid-August and I am craving a creative break offline. I am taking a few weeks off from blogging to enjoy the summer and play in my studio. My shop will remain open and you can see what I'm up to via my Instagram feed. I will be back here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Note: this post originally appeared here in February 2016. I find vintage fashion illustrations entertaining to look at. They clearly show their era in the fashions but often in a fun and colorful way. The ladies in the illustration above look ready to cut out and place in a tableau.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Over the last few months we have been working with a landscaper to renovate part of our back garden from a weedy mess to a relaxing space. Late snowfalls over the past few years destroyed the evergreen border we planted 15 years ago against the fence. Drought and invasive insects... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Sometimes when I sew my dolls I imagine what it would be like to have tiny doll helper sewing alongside me. In my imagination the dolls have lives of their own so why not imagine them with their own sewing station? This idea might also entertain any creative children in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Kim!
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Meet my latest handmade doll, Megan Blair. Megan is an interior designer with a penchant for moody colors and dramatic accessories. She is known for wrapping powder rooms in bold floral wallpaper, adding velvet and silk to the living room and painting kitchen cabinetry dark grey to add drama. She... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at the teacup incident
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I love making fashionable dolls with whimsical personalities. I achieve this via a mix of unusual colors and patterns. The finishing touch for a pretty doll is adding an eye catching hat. I've made over a hundred hats in my doll making career. I use felt, straw, and a variety... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at the teacup incident
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New in my shop: handmade doll Millie! She is one of my 16" Sweet Friend dolls designed for little girls and collectors alike. Millie wears a blue and green floral cotton dress with a removable yellow dotted apron and two tulle skirts, one white and one yellow. Her arms can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Have a lovely weekend yourself!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2017 on Coconut Cinnamon Ice Pops at the teacup incident
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Note: this post was first shared here in 2011 Its been blazing hot here in Boulder this week which has me thinking about ice pops. I usually make simple fruit pops for dessert or afternoon snacking. However when guests are coming I I like to make these decadent treats. Creamy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Tassels are a big accessory trend right now. Here is an easy way to make your doll a tassel necklace using embroidery thread for the tassel. See below for my step by step directions on making the tassels which I found on the Sweet Lulu blog here. For each tassel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at the teacup incident