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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! These dolls are quite fun to make :)
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Meet my latest handmade doll: Dahlia Pim, town Postmistress, church choral director and marmalade fanatic. Miss Pim is a well-known fixture in her community, dispensing motherly advice and naughty gossip in equal measure. Her green eyes don't miss a trick. Her job as Postmistress means she knows just who's receiving... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne :)
Thank you for contributing to the list, Anne and Robyn! Nike, I'm happy you like my blog :)
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Dahlia joins her friend Myrtle on the blog tomorrow - these garden party girls are ready to gossip! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Hanna and Nini!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on New Softie: Myrtle Peabody at the teacup incident
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Do you occasionally have trouble getting started on your creative projects? Do you find yourself stressing over your to-do list instead of jumping into action? Using a ritual behavior every time you sit down to create can help you quickly get focused. Many artists use simple rituals to put themselves... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
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Gorgeous morning walk along South Boulder Creek trail today. Come along for the ride via my Steller booklet. Have you seen Stellar? Its a free app that lets you tell your story in photos and video, with text - nice! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Anne :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Rosehip Cottage at the teacup incident
Snow in April doesn't last long and we need the water for all those tulips :) Thank you for visiting, Anne!
Thank you Anne !
Thank you Michelle :) Claire, thanks for the giggles!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on New Softie: Myrtle Peabody at the teacup incident
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Meet Myrtle Peabody, renowned hostess of garden parties and high tea. Invitations to Myrtle's fêtes are in high demand because she has such charming friends. Rumor has it she once hired a circus clown to entertain a depressed vicar at tea. The vicar laughed so hard at a squirting daisy... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
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I'm enthralled with all the spring flowers appearing in my neighborhood - blossoms, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. After taking this fun class on Creativebug.com, I drew a few flower patterns in Photoshop and added spring quotes to them. Don't you love looking outside and seeing what's new in the plant... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire and Nancy :)
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on Rosehip Cottage at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire! Good old Claude, he left us a legacy of beauty :)
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on Inspired By: Flowers at the teacup incident
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Snow is falling in Boulder today so I'm playing indoors with fabric and decor :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at the teacup incident
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If you've been following me on Instagram you already know I found a cute cottage-shaped butter dish recently at the thrift store. I instantly saw in my imagination a tiny fabric cottage with felt toys inside, inspired by the colors of the butter dish. For just $2 the dish came... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne for the compliments! I'm smiling because of you :)
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2015 on Inspired By: Flowers at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne, for all your encouragement! Its been fun getting to know you and your artwork online :)
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Spring in Boulder is heralded by sudden storms and clouds of crabapple blossoms. Daffodils, forsythia, tulips and grape hyacinth pop open in abundance. Snow is still in the forecast but often morphs into rain and soft robin's egg blue skies. The reappearance of color in the landscape makes me so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne and Hanna :)
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These puppies are on their way to the Sew Mama Sew softie charity drive to benefit the National Foster Parent Association. They are my thank you to the Sew Mama Sew team for six weeks of informative posts about softie makers, with tutorials and sewing tips. Sew Mama Sew has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at the teacup incident
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About a year ago I found an old copy of Stuffed magazine at a thrift store. It featured softie artist Junker Jane on the cover, an artist who's website descriptions I found fascinating. Although her art is very different from mine, we're both interested in invoking childhood memories through our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at the teacup incident
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Tulips from the garden, chocolate eggs and a recent find, a vintage Vera tea towel - that's what I call happy! May your Sunday bring you happiness too! Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at the teacup incident