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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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Thank you Susan and Sylvia! I'm glad you like my puppets.
Some people fantasize about trading houses with someone else or imagining the changes they'd make to their own home given a suitable budget. If that's you, see this funny website for for answers to your burning questions about HGTV sets and houses in the movies. I'm more interested in tiny... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn - what a lovely memory to share! You will see more little houses from me - I can't get enough of them at the moment.
What cute lining! Who wouldn't feel powerful with a band of alligators at her waist?
Mr. and Mrs. Fox, a pair of finger puppets, are newly married and settling down. They recently bought a little house which they named Sunflower Cottage. They liked how cheerful it was inside with its two snug beds to curl up in when its cold outside. The tall roof feels... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! I'd love to see your vintage sheet and pom pom trim lounge pants, should you make some!
Snow is falling around Colorado today but here at the Teacup Incident studio its sunny with bright colors and fun finds. These 1966 Joan Walsh Anglund dolls (above) caught my heart last weekend at the Super Duper Garage Sale in Longmont. The pair is a little disheveled from years of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
Anne - If its really cold outside then I prefer tea also. We occasionally get mild winter days and that's when a smoothie feels like a spring break, even if there's snow on the ground. Thanks for visiting!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on Pink Banana Smoothie at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting, Robyn!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on Sewing with Vintage Sheets at the teacup incident
So cute - I love your grocery bags. I also have a lingering stash of big pattern fabrics due to my tendency to make small stuff more often than larger pieces. Good for you to make use of your stash!
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2015 on Another Grocery Bag at {}
I'm sweet on anything floral and that goes double for fabrics. I love finding vintage materials with floral motifs and that includes vintage bed sheets. For sewers there are many reasons to collect vintage sheets. It’s an easy way to get a lot of fabric for a few dollars and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Hanna! I know you like pink too, so why not pink drinks?
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on Pink Banana Smoothie at the teacup incident
Winter makes me crave color everywhere I can get it. This pretty pink drink makes my eyes happy first, then my mouth says "oh yes!" to the flavors. Lime zest adds a wonderful bright note to this healthy drink made from banana, raspberries and yogurt. It makes a delicious afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at the teacup incident
Get creative this month via classes on or by trying the exercises suggested in "The Little Spark, 30 ways to ignite your creativity" by Carrie Bloomston. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2015 on Sophie and Bebe at the teacup incident
New softie: Sophie and her puppy, Bebe. Sophie is part of my Pocket Pets series featuring dolls with finger puppet pets. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Happy New Year to you too :)
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on Happy New Year 2015! at the teacup incident
Sophie and her puppy, Bebe, arrive on Friday January 9th. See you then! Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at the teacup incident
May your new year contain blessings large and small. My next post will appear January 9th. Until then, enjoy the fresh start a new year brings! Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Kim and happy holidays to you!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2014 on Merry Christmas! at the teacup incident
Books: Storybook Toys by Jill Hamor, Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang Its the last day of 2014 and I'm playing with my Christmas presents: two terrific books on doll making and a new iPhone! Its loaded up with classes for the year ahead and I'm eager to play on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at the teacup incident
Happy Christmas to you and your family! May your holiday be merry and bright. Christmas kitties like candy canes! This is my last post of 2014. My mother-in-law is in town and we will be entertaining for the rest of the year. Mark your calendars: the Teacup Incident returns with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at the teacup incident
Do you hear sleigh bells ringing? Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at the teacup incident
Hi Laura! Safe travels and happy holidays to you too!
Thank you Hanna!
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2014 on Happy First Day of Winter at the teacup incident