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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
Available my PinkGingerKitty shop: Garden Party Girl "Naomi" and Sweet Friend "Chantal" Naomi is a mom and surface pattern designer at a greeting card company. She creates the designs that decorate many different products, from books and cards to soap packaging. In her spare time she loves to paint with... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne. Im happy you like my early work because Im working on some new animals to bring to my shop inthe new year.
Bert and Lola, two characters I created when I was learning to sew dolls. Every artist needs inspiration. We often start our craft out of admiration of artists who's work we love. I fall for handmade toys with unique character rather than the calculated appeal of mass marketed goods. As... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
Now in my PinkGingerKitty shop: felt jacket and hat sets for my Sweet Friend dolls! These adorable jackets and hats lend a dainty retro look to the Sweet Friend dolls. The jackets have a sewn down lapel and tie in front via a ribbon attached at the waist. The ribbon... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne, it was fun. She had a great time!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2016 on Taking a long weekend off... at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2016 on New Sweet Friend Doll: Ava at the teacup incident
Last weekend was Boulder's Open Studios, a yearly event where artists throughout Boulder open their studios to the public so we can meet and buy art directly from the artists themselves. I really enjoy seeing where an artist works and getting to know them outside a gallery setting. A favorite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at the teacup incident
There's a new Sweet Friend handmade doll in my PinkGingerKitty shop. Meet Ava, a coral-haired cloth doll in a floral dress, removable patterned apron and 2 tulle underskirts, one white and one coral. Ava loves tea parties and snuggling under the covers. She is good at keeping secrets and would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at the teacup incident
We have relatives in town to celebrate my mother-in-law's 90th birthday and I am taking the weekend off from blogging. This weekend is all about family and enjoying the fall leaf colors! I'll be back Tuesday with a new doll. Until then, enjoy your own fall adventures! Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at the teacup incident
Here's what's inspiring me today: Dahlias! They come in so many beautiful colors and shapes that its easy to find ones to love. These are from a local Colorado grower who sells them through Whole Foods Market. I love how they start out with tight geometric petals that gradually soften... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne. I hope the sun comes out for you soon. At least grey skies showoff fall leaf colors to their best advantage!
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2016 on Displaying Vintage Tins at the teacup incident
Note: Parts of this post first appeared 9/25/15. Half the fun of making dolls is making outfits to fit their personalities. My handmade dolls are dressed to reflect an earlier era, one that included elegant dresses, hats and stockings. Because they love clothes I imagine these dolls would enjoy switching... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Over the weekend I found a beautiful fall-colored tin box at a garage sale for $1 (its the last one on the right, above). I love these colorful tins that once held biscuits/cookies or tea. They were often imported from England and given as gifts around holidays. For this reason... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you for your kind comments, Anne! I hope your weather clears for a bit so you can take the dogs out for a hike in the woods.
Pink Ginger Kitty shop sale ends tonight so stock up while you can! Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at the teacup incident
We're celebrating my Etsy shop's first anniversary with a SALE: 20% off everything in the shop! Use the coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20 to save 20% on everything you buy. Sale ends Sunday Sept. 26th. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at the teacup incident
Sale going on now through Sunday at PinkGingerKitty! Use coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20 at checkout to get 20% off your entire purchase of handmade dolls and accessories. Stock up and save! Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at the teacup incident
1st Anniversary Sale going on now at my Pink Ginger Kitty shop, new dolls included! Get 20% off everything in the store when you use the coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20. Happy Fall, everyone! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at the teacup incident
Its the 1st anniversary of my Etsy shop and I'm celebrating with a sale! Get 20% off everything you buy when you use the coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE20. Offer good through Sunday Sept. 25th. Pick out a new doll friend and refresh the wardrobe of your current dolls with new hats... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at the teacup incident
There's a new Garden Party Girl doll in my shop, named Chelsea Bond. Chelsea is available in my Etsy shop. Chelsea is the public relations maven for Owlet Press, a gift book publishing house that prints small books of inspirational titles. She spends her days creating press releases and sending... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at the teacup incident
As late summer turns to fall the fields nearby are turning russet and chartreuse as cooler nights settle in. I love this time of year for its fleeting beauty and outdoor events that celebrate the season. I thought I take you along on a trail walk so you can enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at the teacup incident
New doll in my Etsy shop: Florence Dashwood. She's an inventor of silicone canning rings that prevent spoiled food when home canning. She invented the rings to protect her award-winning marmalades from spoiling after opening. She made a small fortune selling the patent and now spends her time fundraising for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at the teacup incident
Poppy indulges Haley in a bit of dress-up time while they wait for a tailoring appointment. The weather around here has been lovely as summer turns into fall. There's an abundance of fairs, flea markets, farmer's markets and opportunities to be outside before chilly weather arrives. I thought you might... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at the teacup incident