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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
Say "hello" to my latest handmade doll, Victoria "Tory" Parker. Tory is a mom to three children, William, Henry and Jenny, and wife to Liam Parker, who owns a luxury auto dealership. She's also a top notch seamstress and style advisor to the shop Pink Ginger Kitty. Tory loves dressing... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn! The ladies are alwayshappy to celebrate their friendships with tea and cookies
We're celebrating Myrtle's birthday today! She was thrilled to discover her dear friends are holding a tea party held in her honor. Even though it is rainy today in Boulder, its always sunny in Myrtle's world. It was supposed to be a surprise party but Lisel spilled the beans early... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
New spring doll clothes have arrived in my shop, PinkGingerKitty! This cute yellow and turquoise houndstooth jacket and felt hat is perfect for those rainy days when you and your dolls need a lift. The jacket is made from a soft acrylic blend fabric with lapels that can be folded... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
My Etsy shop reopens tomorrow, 4/26, with new doll accessories! In the shop you'll find several felt cardigan sets with matching hats (above) to dress up your dolls on warm spring days. The sets are available in several colors with embroidered front edges on the cardigans and pretty details on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Lynne and Anne!
Thank you for your good wishes, Lynne, Holly, Anne and Claire. The move went well and she seems to love the place. She used to complain of loneliness and depression but since she moved she's not said one negative word, just praise for the staff and facility. She already goes to meals with new friends and on an outing to see the spring blossoms. We are confident that she will be safe and happy there for many years to come.
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2016 on A Brief Blog Break at the teacup incident
Hi Claire, We are very lucky that Denise and her board saw a need for recycled art supplies and opened a shop to fill it. We have a large art community and many kind donors who drop off materials weekly so the selection is always changing.
The earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson I'll be back here next week with new dolls and their accessories. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at the teacup incident
These are daffodils, grape hyacinths and daphne rescued before the weekend's snowstorm. The tulip is the only one that escaped hungry deer. A bit of spring prettiness for your Monday! I'm out of town this week. My shop and blog will be back next week with new dolls and merrymaking.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at the teacup incident
My mother-in-law will be 90 years old this year and is losing her short-term memory abilities. This coming week I will be in New Jersey helping to move her into an assisted living apartment. All meals are served in a communal dining room so she will no longer struggle to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at the teacup incident
You may remember that back in January I participated in a doll show at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center here in Boulder. This retail store and gallery's primary purpose is selling recycled art supplies. Art Parts CRC is a non-profit reuse center that accepts donated used and new art supplies... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at the teacup incident
Hi Scotti, good to hear from you! Thank you for your kind comments and yes, I will draw more pages :)
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on Coloring Your Way to Calm at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on Coloring Your Way to Calm at the teacup incident
Thank you Nancy. It is fun to write up the lifestyles for these dolls. I trust you are enjoying the artistic life in Tucson.
Thank you Lynne and Nancy! These dolls lead exciting lives :)
Meet my latest handmade doll, Professor Camille Greene. Professor Greene teaches Botany at the local college. Her area of expertise is lathyus odoratus, or sweet peas. Her work has focused on breeding for fragrance and color. She loves bouquets in all colors but her favorite sweet peas are the purple... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Lynne! Have fun coloring :)
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2016 on Coloring Your Way to Calm at the teacup incident
By now I'm sure everyone on the planet has heard of coloring books for adults and how coloring can be stress relieving. With coloring books in every newsstand and supermarket there's subject matter for everyone's taste. Do you like flowers, cats, cityscapes, rain forests, mandalas, Harry Potter? There's a coloring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at the teacup incident
Meet my newest handmade doll, April Golightly. Miss Golightly is a florist's assistant with aspirations to manage all the bridal work in the future. She has a deeply romantic heart and is a voracious reader of historical romance. She secretly hopes to one day find her own Mr. Darcy, although... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at the teacup incident
Spring is slow to arrive in Colorado. In March we get teased by a few warm days and daffodils only to be slammed with snow and rain. While we wait for spring to deck herself out with blossoms I got busy with felt and silk flowers and created more spring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at the teacup incident
Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at the teacup incident
Meet my latest handmade doll, Elsie Warren, now available in my Etsy shop. Elsie is the mother of four boys and one girl, wife to Judge Bernard Warren, and a collector of rabbit figurines. She also tends a topiary garden at the back of her home that includes a 10'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Lynne. Have fun displaying your dolls in England!
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2016 on How To Display Dolls at the teacup incident
You've just bought a wonderful doll and you are in love with her look. You want to showcase her in your home or studio and perhaps photograph her. It would be fun to display the doll in a way that builds on the her unique qualities, right? As a doll... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at the teacup incident