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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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Claire, Kim and Anne - thank you for your kind comments! Yellow is always one of my favorite colors :)
Toggle Commented 8 hours ago on Farmhouse Chic at the teacup incident
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Etsy treasury of yellow toned Farmhouse Chic decor for fall. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago 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 6 days ago 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!
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2014 on Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins at the teacup incident
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.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Postcards from Santa Fe, NM at the teacup incident
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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!
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2014 on Vintage Sheet Treasury at {michellepatterns.com}
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Hiking trail near Table Mesa in Boulder, CO Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Pomegranate juice is packed with antioxidants and makes this smoothie a delicious fall treat. Frozen berries (I used raspberries), banana and greek yogurt combine to make an uplifting breakfast drink or afternoon pick-me-up. Pomegranate Berry Smoothie (makes two smoothies, 1 3/4 cups each) 2 cups frozen mixed berries 1 cup... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at the teacup incident
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With weather so changeable at this time of year a little fall baking seems in order. Around here we've had everything from sunny days with rainy nights to an early light snow! Comfort in the form of afternoon tea and muffins sounds really good to me. These low-fat muffins are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Experimenting with yarn hair for rag dolls. This month I set myself the challenge of figuring out how to attach yarn hair to rag dolls. After mastering short curly hairdos on my housekeeping fairies its time to try longer styles. I created a couple of practice toys and got to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you, Claire! I'd loan you Bert but I need him to do the weeding here this week. But don't fret, there are more fairies in the works :)
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2014 on New Fairies: Bert and Lola at the teacup incident
Thank you for your comments, Anne, Kim and Claire! Boulder is a fun place to live, especially if you love being outside enjoying the scenery.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2014 on Enjoying Fall Sunshine at the teacup incident
Thank you Kim and Nini! I enjoy embroidering the faces because that's when their personality shows up.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2014 on New Fairies: Bert and Lola at the teacup incident
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There are new fairies in the tea house: Bert and Lola! Bert is a garden fairy with a blooming talent for growing flowers. Lola is a housekeeping fairy who's fallen in love with Bert! Who wouldn't love this charming fellow? He sports a jaunty checked neck kerchief, a bouquet of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at the teacup incident
Your bags are always so pretty! You have a real knack for combining colors and patterns.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2014 on Made - Medium Grocery Bag at {michellepatterns.com}