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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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The Garden Party Girl dolls are thrilled to see spring hats appearing at PinkGingerKitty. They've gathered in the main salon to try them on. The hats are easy to mix and match with the bell sleeve coats added to the shop earlier in the week. Their yummy colors makes it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
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Just in time for spring: ladylike bell sleeve doll coats! These pretty felt coats fit my Garden Party Girl dolls. They have long gathered sleeves and a bow on the front of the coat that conceals a hook and eye closure. These coats add charming Ă©lan to your doll and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
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Happy St. Patrick's Day from Myrtle and the Garden Party Girl dolls! We hope your day is full of good cheer knowing that spring is just around the corner. The girls are enjoying mint tea today while modeling new spring coats coming soon to PinkGingerKitty. These handmade bell-sleeved felt coats... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Guess who just arrived at PinkGingerKitty? Garden Party Girl doll Frances Delmont, a hospital administrator and collector of exotic succulents! Frances is a world traveler, always going to sunny, hot climates. She especially loves Palm Springs in California. She hopes that one day she can retire there in a mid-century... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! I am craving spring colors and scenes right now, as you can tell by my photos.
Thank you Anne! The little feltkitty seems like too muchwork for a cat toy that would be destroyed (at least by my cats!) but its a cute photo prop.
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Note: this post originally appeared on March 21, 2016 You've just bought a wonderful doll and you are in love with her. 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my newest Garden Party Girl doll, Suzi Jenkins. Suzi is a pediatrician who speaks five languages. She is married to a software engineer named Grant. Together they are restoring a Victorian cottage in the country. The house has extensive acreage with formal gardens and a pretty stable where they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The March meeting of the Dolls Newcomer Club went very well thanks to the creative efforts of dolls Maira, Penelope and Birdie. They modeled new spring jackets from PinkGingerKitty while suggesting ideas for the club's spring activities. Chocolate mint cupcakes and raspberry tea made the whole affair extra festive. Maira... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at the teacup incident
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A little fabric cottage with felt fox finger puppets that I made two years ago. (See this post for the details.) There's something about crafting cute felt animals that keeps winter at bay for me. Whenever snowy, freezing weather threatens to get me down, a couple of hours spent sewing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest Garden Party Girl, Maira Quinn. Maira is a school librarian, Girl Scout leader and Nancy Drew fan. She is a member of the Nancy Drew Sleuths club where she occasionally contributes to scholarly articles about Nancy's impact on elementary school readers. She is saving up her money... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Note: this post was first published here in April 2015. Do you have trouble getting started on your creative projects? Do you find yourself stressing over your to-do list or doing chores instead of jumping into action? Using a ritual behavior every time you start to create can help you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Anne!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2017 on Pretty In Pink Doll Tea Party at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Its always fun to add fabulous shoes to each Garden Party Girldoll.
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There is a new handmade doll in my shop, Penelope Dreyfus. Penelope is one of my Garden Party Girl dolls and they have been looking forward to meeting her! Penelope is a life coach, meaning she gives great advice to people who need a sounding board for achieving their goals.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow Myrtle decided it was time for a "Pretty in Pink" tea party. What is that, you ask? Its a doll tea party where everyone wears as much pink as possible! As soon as the invitations hit their mailbox, Myrtle's friends rushed to shop at Pink... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Here's an easy Valentine project you can make this weekend: felt and ribbon heart bracelets! These pretty tie-on bracelets consist of a double felt heart stitched onto a ribbon. If you like you can embellish them even more with a few sequins. They make fun party favors for little girls.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
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Meet my latest handmade Garden Party Girl doll, Andrea Thistle. Andrea is a children's party planner known for her creativity and ability to work with a budget. A former set designer, Andrea has lots of ideas about how to make your child's party a magical event, from unicorn inhabited forests... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you for stopping by Anne. Let me know how your artist's date goes!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2017 on Inspired January at the teacup incident
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Winter makes me crave new colors in my studio, something bright and happy to perk me up in grey weather. Nothing lifts my mood faster than a new piece of art, especially something with a happy saying or trendy graphic. When I want new art I usually do one of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest handmade Garden Party Girl doll, Elizabeth Birdsall. She is known as Birdie to her friends because of her sprightly manner. Birdie is a research librarian and a genealogist. She helps people trace their family history and fill in the blanks on their family tree. She is also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at the teacup incident
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It may be wintery out but the Garden Party Girls are looking ahead to spring! They love layering pretty colors and patterns as a way of coaxing the sun to shine. This ikat print cotton jacket and felt hat set looks a bit like snowflakes and pairs well with my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at the teacup incident
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As of this writing the United States has a new president. Whatever your political views you can rest assured that half the nation agrees with you and half doesn't. What is needed now is the American people working together to solve the problems we face. If you are unhappy about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Garden Party Girl dolls are always looking for new ways to dress up. They are thrilled about PinkGingerKitty's new collection of handmade doll hats. These one-of-a-kind creations add fun flair to a doll's winter wardrobe. Each felt hat is embellished with a pompom fashioned from soft, colorful yarn. Above, left... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at the teacup incident