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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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Thanks for visiting Nancy and Claire!
Claire - you live in England, you must have access to lots of tea tins!
Thanks for visiting Nancy! I hope you find something pretty at Home Goods :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Welcome Spring! at the teacup incident
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Sometimes I hit a lull, creatively speaking, where my ideas feel a little stale. This is usually after I've been working hard on a big project and need a rest to reboot. Its not always a creative block; sometimes it more of a "what's next?" feeling of being at loose... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
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I loved this biscuit tin on sight - the vibrant colors, retro shape and floral pattern made it the perfect addition to my collection. Vintage tea and biscuit tins are pretty, inexpensive (from $8 - $12, usually) and handy for small item storage. They can also be used as a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
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Today is the first day of spring! It feels like change is in the air, what with daffodils popping up and warm sunshine instead of frozen clouds. Although our weather is still unpredictable, a little change in my home decor seemed in order. After a decked out Christmas I purposely... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire. May bunnies brighten your day!
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2015 on Springtime Bunnies at the teacup incident
Thank you Joy! I appreciate your praise since you are quite the sewer.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2015 on Springtime Bunnies at the teacup incident
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May the luck of the Irish be with you! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at the teacup incident
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Spring is warming up Boulder this week and we're all grateful for the sunshine. In my studio new bunnies have arrived: Mama Betty and her babies, Bluebelle and Bart. These black and white bunnies sport striped patches and gingham backs. They nest together in a pocket of flowers, just like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at the teacup incident
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Boulder has finally had a reprieve from winter with a week of sunshine. University students are wearing shorts at the bus stop, giddy with spring fever. We will likely get more snow before true spring arrives but now is a good time to celebrate with a spring salad. This one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at the teacup incident
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A lucky find at the thrift store: two German teacups for $2 each. Spring flowers for my table! Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you all for your kind comments! I'm happy to share my process and hope it inspires those who want to sew toys to give it a try.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on Doll Making: My Process at the teacup incident
Thank you Dana and Claire!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2015 on Felicity and Fiona at the teacup incident
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Meet Felicity and Fiona! These twin fairy sisters run a speedy messenger service, dispensing love to those in need. Want to cheer a chum, celebrate a milestone, wish a friend happy birthday? Send them a fairy IM (instant message)! With their pink braids, bright clothing and bags full of hearts,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! I love Fiesta ware :)
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2015 on Inspired By: Color at the teacup incident
Thanks Anne! I'll have to check out Laurie's pretty roses.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2015 on Today's Snapshot at the teacup incident
Gorgeous! Perfect for spring.
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2015 on Mini Pleated Pouch at {michellepatterns.com}
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This is Felicity. She delivers heartfelt messages between friends via her messenger bag. She's going to demonstrate for you how I make my toys from start to finish. I start all my projects by picking out fabrics. For Felicity, I played with a pile of pink cotton fabrics until I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at the teacup incident
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There's too much snow outside, not enough pink. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you for your nice comments, Kim! I'm glad this post brightens your day.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on Inspired By: Color at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn!
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on Inspired By: Color at the teacup incident
You're welcome, Claire! I'm glad you enjoyed this post.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on Inspired By: Color at the teacup incident
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What inspires you? Inspiration is the spark that fuels every creation, be it a painting, a song, a room redesign, a fabulous meal or clothing style. We are endlessly curious about that strange alchemy that turns a thought into a distinctive form. I listed some of my personal sparks here,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you, Anne, for sharing your problems with hand stitching - that's happened to me too! I primarily need to work on tiny stitches and get some stronger pins so they don't end up bent :{