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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
Did you have fun at the doll's virtual tea party (#sweetdollteaparty)? The Garden Party Girls had a blast outside in the garden. They served blackberry tea and lemon crème almonds to snack on. It was so much fun I have extended the online party through the holiday weekend. Add your... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
Hello and welcome to my Garden Party Girl's virtual tea party! Have you shared your photo at #sweetdollteaparty? There's still time to join the party. Post a photo of at least one doll and one teacup (or several of each) and use the tags #sweetdollteaparty and @sharonrohloff. Show off your... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
The Doll's Virtual Tea Party is this Wednesday - are you ready to party? All you need to do to participate is take a photo of one doll and a teacup (or several dolls and teacups). Post your photo on Instagram with the tags #sweetdollteaparty and @sharonrohloff and you're in!... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at the teacup incident
If you didn't already know, on Wednesday, May 25th, the Garden Party Girls are hosting a virtual tea party online. You are invited to participate! All you need to do take a photo of at least one doll and one teacup (or several dolls and teacups) and post it on... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Sylvia! I hope you'll join the party :)
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on A Doll's Virtual Tea Party at the teacup incident
Meet my newest handmade doll, Jemma Bell. Jemma is a fabulous hat designer who owns a millinery shop called Bellwether Hats. She is a key supplier of custom hats for my Pink Ginger Kitty shop. Her charming creations are influenced by the seasons, vintage materials she finds in small shops... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Kim! Round ups are a way for me to spy what's out there and shop while I share :)
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on Charmed by Birds at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne. Join the partywith that cute doll you made a few years ago!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2016 on A Doll's Virtual Tea Party at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2016 on May Day Fun at the teacup incident
My Garden Party Girl dolls have planned an online tea party and you are invited! They are holding a virtual tea party on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. You can participate by posting a photo of your doll(s) and teacups on Instagram on May 25th. Who's invited? Open to all doll... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at the teacup incident
Once spring shows up here I love seeing songbirds returning to the garden. Blue birds signify happiness to many people. They symbolize freedom, blue skies, and carefree soaring to me. I enjoy collecting ceramic birds for home decor, drawing and coloring birds for fun and making collages with birds cut... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at the teacup incident
We've had a few days of lush sunny weather here in Boulder. Our lawn was mowed for the first time since fall and the lilacs are blooming. It feels like we've turned a corner into spring and everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. We will likely still have rainy... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at the teacup incident
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 May 2, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn! The ladies are always happy 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 Apr 29, 2016 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 Apr 26, 2016 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 Apr 25, 2016 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