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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: this post was first published here in April 2015. Do you have trouble getting started on your creative projects? Do you find yourself stressing over your to-do list or doing chores instead of jumping into action? Using a ritual behavior every time you start to create can help you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Anne!
Thank you Anne! Its always fun to add fabulous shoes to each Garden Party Girldoll.
There is a new handmade doll in my shop, Penelope Dreyfus. Penelope is one of my Garden Party Girl dolls and they have been looking forward to meeting her! Penelope is a life coach, meaning she gives great advice to people who need a sounding board for achieving their goals.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow Myrtle decided it was time for a "Pretty in Pink" tea party. What is that, you ask? Its a doll tea party where everyone wears as much pink as possible! As soon as the invitations hit their mailbox, Myrtle's friends rushed to shop at Pink... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at the teacup incident
Here's an easy Valentine project you can make this weekend: felt and ribbon heart bracelets! These pretty tie-on bracelets consist of a double felt heart stitched onto a ribbon. If you like you can embellish them even more with a few sequins. They make fun party favors for little girls.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Meet my latest handmade Garden Party Girl doll, Andrea Thistle. Andrea is a children's party planner known for her creativity and ability to work with a budget. A former set designer, Andrea has lots of ideas about how to make your child's party a magical event, from unicorn inhabited forests... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you for stopping by Anne. Let me know how your artist's date goes!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2017 on Inspired January at the teacup incident
Winter makes me crave new colors in my studio, something bright and happy to perk me up in grey weather. Nothing lifts my mood faster than a new piece of art, especially something with a happy saying or trendy graphic. When I want new art I usually do one of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at the teacup incident
Meet my latest handmade Garden Party Girl doll, Elizabeth Birdsall. She is known as Birdie to her friends because of her sprightly manner. Birdie is a research librarian and a genealogist. She helps people trace their family history and fill in the blanks on their family tree. She is also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at the teacup incident
It may be wintery out but the Garden Party Girls are looking ahead to spring! They love layering pretty colors and patterns as a way of coaxing the sun to shine. This ikat print cotton jacket and felt hat set looks a bit like snowflakes and pairs well with my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at the teacup incident
As of this writing the United States has a new president. Whatever your political views you can rest assured that half the nation agrees with you and half doesn't. What is needed now is the American people working together to solve the problems we face. If you are unhappy about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at the teacup incident
Garden Party Girl dolls are always looking for new ways to dress up. They are thrilled about PinkGingerKitty's new collection of handmade doll hats. These one-of-a-kind creations add fun flair to a doll's winter wardrobe. Each felt hat is embellished with a pompom fashioned from soft, colorful yarn. Above, left... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at the teacup incident
After the holiday hustle of December I look forward to the quiet calm of January. January's short days and cold bluster keeps me from planning to much into my daily schedule. It also gives me space to pause and think about where I'm headed and what's missing from my creative... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at the teacup incident
There's a new handmade Sweet Friend doll in my shop! Meet "Gracie", an aqua-haired doll who loves to play games and eat cookies at tea parties. Gracie is dressed in a blue and pink floral dress with a removable flowered apron and two tulle underskirts, one white and one aqua.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at the teacup incident
Today I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to my fans and customers for your support in 2016. It has been my pleasure to create whimsical handmade toys and accessories for you. I sewed over 150 items last year equaling 45 dolls and softies plus numerous doll accessories such as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at the teacup incident
This January I'm offering a free felt flower necklace with any Sweet Friend doll purchase. These tie-on accessories can be worn as a necklace, headband or as a belt by the Sweet Friend dolls. The necklace consist of a hand-embroidered felt flower sewn to a 16" coordinating ribbon. You can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at the teacup incident
Snow is falling in Boulder today but I work with sunny colors in my doll studio to chase away the chill. There are two new dolls in my shop today: Dress-Up Kitty "Mimi" and Sweet Friend doll "Natalie". These dolls make great companions for children 3 and up, or for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at the teacup incident
May 2017 bring you good health and happiness! My shop and I will be back later this week with new toys and posts. If you came here looking for color to ward off the winter blues, have a look at my ColorStories Pinterest board. Its where I stash color inspiration... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at the teacup incident
Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year too! My shop is closed this week while I take a vacation from online connections to enjoy time with my family. My 83-year-old Dad is getting married to his longtime sweetheart on New Year's Eve. I'll be there with my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at the teacup incident
Don't forget to treat yourself during the holiday bustle. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at the teacup incident
Happy first day of winter! Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at the teacup incident
Meet my newest Garden Party Girl doll, Dame Adele Hathaway. Adele is the headmistress of the London Hathaway School, a finishing school for teenage girls started by her great-grandmother in 1885. The school offers training in manners and deportment both in-house and online through e-courses. Their most popular course is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Anne and I hope you are enjoying your weekend too.