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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
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Meet my latest Garden Party Girl handmade doll, Joy Snowberry! Joy owns a tea shop on the High Street where she serves the best scones in town. Her afternoon teas are very popular. Throughout December Joy serves a special Christmas tea that is not to be missed! It features an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the teacup incident
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Note: parts of this post originally appeared here in 2010. Now that we are officially in December its nice to put up a few holiday decorations. Making paper circle garlands for the tree or chandelier is crafty fun for adults and kids alike. They also make pretty photo backdrops for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at the teacup incident
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20% off all dolls SALE continues through the weekend. My Thanksgiving Sale is now over but there are plenty of temptations left to tickle your fancy in my shop. When you purchase something from me you support a small business owner. Thank you for encouraging my creativity by shopping at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Its Thanksgiving day here in America and I'm saying "thank you" to all my customers and fans with a sale in my shop! Today through Sunday save 20% on all dolls! Additionally, doll clothing and hats purchased at the same time as your doll ship free. Doll clothing must go... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The winter holidays are coming up fast and what better time is there to add a little sparkle to your doll's outfit? Here at PinkGingerKitty the dolls are super excited about wearing my new holiday outfits. Brocade, tulle and metallic touches in these outfits add drama to every doll. Crowns... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Coming soon to my Etsy shop: handmade party dresses for the Garden Party Girl dolls! Each brocade embellished dress comes with its own partially lined brocade jacket and a long tulle underskirt for added drama. The jacket has flirty bell sleeves and each piece can be worn separately. Worn together... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at the teacup incident
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New in my shop: handmade Garden Party Girl doll "Hannah Kelly". Hannah is a pattern designer for the home decor industry. Her nature inspired abstract patterns are popular throughout the US and Europe on everything from curtains to furniture. Her favorite color is blue. Her most popular fabric design is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Happy Halloween to you too.
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As the weather chills over Colorado the dolls love dressing up in cozy layers. They see no reason for style to take a backseat to the weather! In the photo above Melissa and Penelope go bright with dresses, coats, hats and scarves. Handmade dolls and accessories available in my shop,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Fall leaves are at peak color here in Boulder and dolls Suzi and Melissa are celebrating with afternoon tea. Melissa has just purchased a watercolor of flowers in fall colors that she's eager to show to Suzi. Suzi is wearing a new purple dress and jacket by PinkGingerKitty and wants... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The dolls have a new reason to celebrate: two new day dress sets have been added to my shop, PinkGingerKitty! On the left is a smokey blue cotton patterned with flowers that comes with a blue felt jacket. On the right is a jungle print cotton dress with a green... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The Garden Party Girl dolls are super excited about the new day dresses at PinkGingerKitty! They love that the cotton dresses come with coordinating felt jackets. Each dress has an elastic waist and a split back at the neck with a snap closure. Matching short felt jackets are embellished with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Have you heard the saying "Life is in the details"? Its the little things in life that add sparkle to the day: wearing earrings that match your eyes, colorful cloth napkins on the lunch table, a smile from a stranger or holding the door open for someone in need. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Happy First Day of Fall! The dolls are ready for the season change in new resort wear from my shop, PinkGingerKitty. Maybelle wears a pretty apple green and gold outfit while Melissa wears an urban chic blue outfit. Doll Allison thinks this is the perfect outfit for a drive in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The blog universe is changing as people gravitate towards other forms of media for their primary source of news and inspiration. When I started blogging 7 years ago (I've written over 1,000 posts in that time!), blogs were one of the simplest way to connect with and update fans about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest Garden Party Girl doll, Melissa D'Andrea. Melissa is the manager of a medical office for a team of 4 obstetricians. She loves helping new moms and moms-to-be acclimate to their responsibilities. She grew up in a large family so she has a calming influence on small children... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Parts of this post appeared on this blog in 2015. I love collecting colorful vintage handkerchiefs. You can find pristine ones with lovely colors and motifs at flea markets and occasionally at thrift stores. They make pretty doll scarves or you can sew doll aprons and other items from them.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at the teacup incident
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1. felted fox 2. felt deer kit 3. felt fox pattern 4. felted fawn 5. sewing pattern, forest creatures 6. toadstool pattern With fall right around the corner I'm feeling inspired by woodland creatures and forest colors. Orange, gold, green and chartreuse colors feel fresh right now. Its fun to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Today is the last day of my summer sale at PinkGingerKitty . Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing through midnight (MT) on Monday, September 4. Use coupon code ETSYSALE10 for an added 10% off your total purchase over $70, including sale items! Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at the teacup incident
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End of summer sale going on now at PinkGingerKitty. Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing through Monday September 4. Use coupon code ETSYSALE10 for an added 10% off your total purchase over $70, including sale items! Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at the teacup incident
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End of summer sale going on now at PinkGingerKitty. Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing through Monday September 4. Use coupon code ETSYSALE10 for an added 10% off your total purchase over $70, including sale items! Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Happy Friday! We're kicking off a holiday weekend here in the States and I'm celebrating with a sale in my shop PinkGingerKitty . Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing, today through Monday September 4. Visit my Instagram page for even more discounts! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Today marks the end of summer and start of Labor Day weekend here in the US. I'm having a sale in my shop PinkGingerKitty to celebrate. Enjoy 15% off all handmade Garden Party Girl dolls and their clothing, today through Monday September 4. Visit my Instagram page for even more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Hanna!
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2017 on Taking A Creative Break at the teacup incident
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Its mid-August and I am craving a creative break offline. I am taking a few weeks off from blogging to enjoy the summer and play in my studio. My shop will remain open and you can see what I'm up to via my Instagram feed. I will be back here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at the teacup incident