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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
Recent Activity
My handmade doll, Myrtle, likes to top up the whimsy at weekend parties and wanted to go shopping for a new hat. She told me she was looking for something unique to wear this Memorial Day weekend. Its fun devising hats so I made her three new ones to set... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
That looks fab! Love your neat pink stitching and the floral interior :)
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Working on a new doll and some accessories for the Garden Girls series. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the teacup incident
Its been raining off and on for days here. To combat the gloom I decorated the mantle with vintage gardening books, silk flowers, tea tins and a wood XO sculpture by artist Kristin Ward Fitzgerrell of Studio 22. A bright chunk of color for a grey day. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you for your sweet comments Robyn!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Softie design: puppies! at the teacup incident
Springtime means lots of babies in the animal world. On my walks I see baby birds, rabbits, deer and foxes. In my design studio there are softie puppies! These springtime Dachshund puppies are named Lola and Gracie. (I found their names here, in case you are also looking for puppy... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
Sewing projects are an opportunity to make a personal statement with color and design. Choosing fabrics that express one's style is an enjoyable process, one where creativity and confidence come into play. Confidence empowers us to buy and cut into beautiful fabrics, even if expensive or one-of-a-kind. In Boulder there... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Dana :)
Thank you Dana! You are talented with painted patterns :)
Toggle Commented May 15, 2015 on Inspired By: Pattern at the teacup incident
Really cute and fresh for summer!
Thanks Anne! Claire, I'm happy you found it useful :)
Toggle Commented May 13, 2015 on Inspired By: Pattern at the teacup incident
Thank you, Debbie, Susan and Anne! I'm happy you like her story :)
Say hello to The Lady Iris Collingswood, my latest handmade doll. Iris is Senior Editor of Hearth and Home Gazette and head of the Church Ladies Auxiliary Baking Committee. Her monthly Gazette is popular among town ladies for its seasonal recipes, garden tips, and crochet patterns. Iris is also best... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Anne!
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on New Handmade Doll: Dahlia Pim at the teacup incident
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! Put your feet up and relax, you deserve it! Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at the teacup incident
Aw, thank you Claire :)
Thank you Robyn! I like plaids and florals too, and lots of gingham!
Toggle Commented May 8, 2015 on Inspired By: Pattern at the teacup incident
This month's "inspired by" post is on pattern. I love playing with patterns! I'm definitely not a minimalist. Piles of quirky patterns makes me happy. As you can see in the photos above, adorning my kitchen table with layers of pattern brings me joy at every meal. My eye seeks... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at the teacup incident
Meet Miss Violet Martin: Headmistress at Hatterfield Primary School, avid orchid collector and winner of the Ladies Championship at Fair Isles Miniature Golf Course for three years running. Violet hasn't met a dogleg she couldn't master and she's a whiz at the windmill hazard due to her use of the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Joy and Kim! I'm happy you like my creations.
Meet Violet Martin: headmistress at Hatterfield Primary, orchid collector and miniature golf champion. See her in her full glory tomorrow, May 4, here on the blog. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at the teacup incident
May is finally here with the promise of flowers, sunshine, flea markets, picnics and long days to enjoy them. Since the first of May is traditionally celebrated with flowers, I'm sharing bird and flower collages I created recently in my art journal. Let them inspire your day! My collages are... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Susan! These dolls are quite fun to make :)
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2015 on New Handmade Doll: Dahlia Pim at the teacup incident
Meet my latest handmade doll: Dahlia Pim, town Postmistress, church choral director and marmalade fanatic. Miss Pim is a well-known fixture in her community, dispensing motherly advice and naughty gossip in equal measure. Her green eyes don't miss a trick. Her job as Postmistress means she knows just who's receiving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne :)
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2015 on New Softie: Myrtle Peabody at the teacup incident