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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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Softie superhero Edna Wintergarden zooms about the landscape on silver wings, studying butterflies and contemplating the deeper meaning of metamorphosis. Toy design by Sharon Rohloff. Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Dana! I'm a fan of everything pumpkin too - and now you have me craving pumpkin donuts!
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Thank you Claire! Look for Edna Wintergarden, Superhero on the blog this Friday :)
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Look who's getting ready to go trick or treating... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Dana! Farmhouse chic resonates with many of us who appreciate handmade, time worn goods. Lucky for us, we can find lots of examples to inspire us online :)
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Thank you for visiting and commenting, Dana. Making new softies is challenging and fun!
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In the interest of continuing my rag doll hairstyle experiments, I made a second Jess Brown rag doll from her book (see my first doll here). Jess' book doesn't explain how she creates the hair for her dolls beyond instructions to layer strips of fabric or felted wool across the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
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A few weeks ago we had our house painted and changed the door color from varnished wood to a beautiful mellow orange. Our house is a creamy khaki color with deep olive green trim, so the orange door is the perfect compliment. However every time I see that door I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
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I am enjoying my dahlias for as long as they last. The warm weather we've been enjoying could end at any time, shutting down my flowering plants for the season. These two plants, one pink and one plum, have been blooming since July. I hope they brighten your day as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at the teacup incident
Claire, Kim and Anne - thank you for your kind comments! Yellow is always one of my favorite colors :)
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Etsy treasury of yellow toned Farmhouse Chic decor for fall. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at the teacup incident
You are right Anne, every sewer needs a seam ripper from time to time! Thanks for dropping by!
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Sweet potatoes and black beans are coated in cumin, chile and coriander in this delicious, warming chili. Lime and orange zest add sweetness and complexity. Serve topped with avocado chunks, sour cream, fresh cilantro and tortilla chips for a hearty lunch or supper. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili (serves... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you for the nomination and the positive comments, Kim! I appreciate your interest in my blog :)
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Fifteen professional sewing tips gleaned from the pages of Stuffed magazine. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Here is a new way to enjoy your zucchini patch: a savory zucchini curry soup dressed with chunks of ripe pear! When I first made this soup I liked the curry notes but felt it needed a little sweetness to balance the spice. Chunks of ripe pear added just before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn and Kim!
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Review of Jess Brown rag doll, made from her book patterns. My post includes PDFs of custom accessories: a turban and a feathered headband. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thanks for visiting Claire! I'm glad you enjoyed my photos of this wonderful museum.
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Amazing and inspiring toys from the International Folk Art Museum, in Santa Fe, NM. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you for your kind comments, Dana and Kim!
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Thank you for visiting Robyn, Kim, Anne and Claire! Claire - stay tuned, I'm writing another post with more photos from the Folk Art museum. You'll love the colorful artworks I captured.
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We had beautiful hot weather last week in Boulder but I'm still on a fall baking kick. I made these tasty oatmeal cranberry muffins for breakfast one morning. They have a smooth cake-like consistency and make a lovely afternoon snack. Serve them fresh from the oven or freeze them and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Bronze sculpture on the Museum Hill plaza, Santa Fe Last week we took a short road trip to Santa Fe, NM. The weather was fantastic, burnishing the town with summer's golden light. We stayed at the lovely Santa Fe Hotel, Hacienda and Spa in the Railyard district. This hotel is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at the teacup incident
Vintage sheets are so charming, aren't they? I am always on the lookout for them at thrift stores. I like using them to make stuffed toys. Thank you for sharing your treasury!
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