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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
Recent Activity
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New handmade doll "Maya Petersen" has been added to my shop! Maya is a painter and art teacher. She loves encouraging creative play. Every summer she leads an art retreat in far flung locales. This summer she's headed to Reykjavik, Iceland. Maya is a symphony of blue tones. She wears... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
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Dolls Lisel and Myrtle are giving treats to everyone they see today in honor of St. Valentine. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest handmade doll, Mavis Howard. She's a designer of children's playhouses and tree forts. She loves creating custom playhouses for her clients, especially when they request reusing vintage materials such as old doors and windows. She is known for her mushroom-shaped fairy playhouse design with a curving shingled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at the teacup incident
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When the snow is falling and it seems like spring is far away I like to make paper collages with a bird theme. It brings a little sunshine into a pale grey day. This collage project originally appeared on my blog in 2010. It is one of my favorite quick... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Meet the latest Garden Party Girl dolls: Amy and Kim! They are ready to warm up your winter days with springtime cheer. Amy is a gourmet chef and Kim is a chemist who concocts fragrances for use in home products. They enjoy comparing notes and recipes over tea. Detail photos... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at the teacup incident
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My Etsy shop reopens today with new dolls and accessories. Take a peek at all the goodies right here! New dolls "Amy" and "Kim" in my PinkGingerKitty shop today. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at the teacup incident
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I support the 2018 Women's March. Together we rise! Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at the teacup incident
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1. Teapot purse 2. Teacup zippered pouches 3. Quilted teapot, cup and saucer 4. Crocheted tea party set 5. Fabric teapot, cup and saucers 6. Knitted teapot cozies This weekend I am in California celebrating my Dad's 85th birthday with family and friends. I have been enjoying my winter break... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Thank you to everyone who visited this blog and supported my shop in 2017! I am taking a short break to recharge and restock my shop. I'll be back January 19, 2018 with new blog posts. Hope to see you then! Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Wishing you a bright and lovely New Year ahead! Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Happy New Year to you too. May all your creative plans bear fruit :)
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2017 on Fairytale Teahouse in Boulder at the teacup incident
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Let's celebrate the last weekend of 2017! Everything in my PinkGingerKitty shop is marked 20% off, including the delicious pink party outfit pictured above. Better hurry because this sale ends on New Year's Day. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The Dushanbe Teahouse offers a fairytale setting and nearly 100 varieties of tea for your enjoyment. The building was a gift from the craftsmen of Tajikistan upon becoming Boulder’s sister city. Lavish paintings, Persian motifs and overlapping patterns on every surface make this a space to linger in. The handmade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at the teacup incident
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PinkGingerKItty holiday sale going on now! Everything in my shop is 20% off with no minimum purchase. Convo me to set up a special listing if you want multiple items to save on shipping charges. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The dolls and I wish you the happiest of holidays! Enjoy 20% off my entire shop today through January 1, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at the teacup incident
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There are so many ways to enjoy the holidays, such as gathering with friends and family. Dolls Birdie and Maybelle like catching up on the latest news over tea and cookies. Here are some other ways the dolls enjoy the week leading up to the Christmas break. Hannah likes coming... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Hanna! Happy Holidays to you!
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1. Holiday campers 2. Santa gift tags and invitations 3. Trio of Christmas prints 4. Joy to the World 5. Falala print If you are stressing over last-minute Christmas gifts and a dwindling budget, give art printables a try! These are very affordable and can be downloaded instantly to print... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest Garden Party Girl handmade doll, Joy Snowberry! Joy owns a tea shop on the High Street where she serves the best scones in town. Her afternoon teas are very popular. Throughout December Joy serves a special Christmas tea that is not to be missed! It features an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Note: parts of this post originally appeared here in 2010. Now that we are officially in December its nice to put up a few holiday decorations. Making paper circle garlands for the tree or chandelier is crafty fun for adults and kids alike. They also make pretty photo backdrops for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at the teacup incident
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20% off all dolls SALE continues through the weekend. My Thanksgiving Sale is now over but there are plenty of temptations left to tickle your fancy in my shop. When you purchase something from me you support a small business owner. Thank you for encouraging my creativity by shopping at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Its Thanksgiving day here in America and I'm saying "thank you" to all my customers and fans with a sale in my shop! Today through Sunday save 20% on all dolls! Additionally, doll clothing and hats purchased at the same time as your doll ship free. Doll clothing must go... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The winter holidays are coming up fast and what better time is there to add a little sparkle to your doll's outfit? Here at PinkGingerKitty the dolls are super excited about wearing my new holiday outfits. Brocade, tulle and metallic touches in these outfits add drama to every doll. Crowns... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Coming soon to my Etsy shop: handmade party dresses for the Garden Party Girl dolls! Each brocade embellished dress comes with its own partially lined brocade jacket and a long tulle underskirt for added drama. The jacket has flirty bell sleeves and each piece can be worn separately. Worn together... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at the teacup incident
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New in my shop: handmade Garden Party Girl doll "Hannah Kelly". Hannah is a pattern designer for the home decor industry. Her nature inspired abstract patterns are popular throughout the US and Europe on everything from curtains to furniture. Her favorite color is blue. Her most popular fabric design is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at the teacup incident