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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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Summer is ending with lots of good cheer for us: we adopted two kittens this weekend! Siblings Max (boy, black and white) and Ellie (girl, all black) are 3-month-old bundles of cuteness. Max is an explorer, always ready to play and interact with whoever is close at hand. Ellie is... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne. I think I like inventing their stories almost as much as making the dolls :)
Thank you Scotti! I appreciate your lovely comments. Thanks for visiting.
Thank you Susan! I was thinking of Lucy Ricardo when I added her hair :)
Thank you Hanna!
Meet my newest handmade doll: Lucy Damson. Lucy is a teacher at Hatterfield Primary School, where she does her best to instill a love of nature in her students. Her hobbies include gardening, reading about ancient history and beekeeping. She manages six hives at her parent's apple farm on the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne - let's celebrate summer past Labor Day if we can. Boulder is showing some signs of fall with cooler mornings and browning grasses but I'm happy to keep an endless summer attitude going.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Pink Lemonade Ice Pops at the teacup incident
1. Cat softie 2. Tabby cat print We have started looking for a new rescue kitten to love after losing our cat Tigger to cancer. Until we find the right one (or two!) I've been looking around on at all the wonderful and weird cat art that's available. Here... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
School is starting up around here for kids and college students but it still feels like summer in my garden. Blazing sunshine, heat lingering until after dinner, honey bees droning among the flowers. The late afternoon heat calls for something cold and sweet to savor, like these pretty pink lemonade... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at the teacup incident
Beyond fabric, pins, scissors, thread and a sewing machine, what tools are necessary for doll sewing success? The tools I list here are ones I consider essentials; I use most of them every time I sew a toy. They sit neatly on my sewing table so they're always at hand.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at the teacup incident
When its hot outside, my thoughts turn to easy food that needs no cooking. Fresh peaches from the farm stand and mint from the garden make this Caprese salad a stand out. The peaches give it a fresh spin and the mint is fragrant and cooling. This salad is as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire! The hats were a lucky thrift shop find, 20 hats for 25 cents each. Yes, I bought them all :)
Thank you Scotti! I'm glad you find the Garden Girls amusing.
Thank you Robyn! Your place is reserved for the next cupcake party :)
Thank you Nancy! You put a smile on my face :)
Start with a pick-your-own zinnia field (Munson Farm Stand in Boulder, CO). While you're there buy some fresh corn, peaches and veggies for your dinner. Choose an armful of eye candy. Bring home and arrange in an old tin kettle. Add a cute doll to bring on the smiles :)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at the teacup incident
Meet my newest handmade doll: Meriwether Day. Meriwether is a top notch baker and the proprietress of Good Day Bakery. Everyone in town loves her cakes, pies and croissants. Do try the peach-ginger cake with the maple walnut topping - its Meriwether's specialty. The Good Day Bakery is open daily... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Kim! Your comments made my day :)
Coming this Monday: see the full reveal of Meriwether Day, proprietress of the Good Day Bakery! Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at the teacup incident
When the hot "dog days" of August arrive, there's nothing better for lunch than a cold bowl of gazpacho. After a morning of sewing and photography, cold soup for lunch revitalizes me. A half sandwich, ice tea and grapes complete the meal. I can't get enough of this simple soup... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire for your sympathy and friendship.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2015 on Sad Today at the teacup incident
Thank you Kim. I'm happy you found something inspiring here :)
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2015 on Inspired by: Fabric at the teacup incident
The first thing I do when I start a new doll is pull a group of multi-colored fabrics from my shelves. I am looking for one fabric to shape the palette for the doll. It might end up being only a small part of the toy but its colors will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at the teacup incident
Meet my latest handmade softies: Mama Ariel with kittens Alex and Avery. This kitty trio is made from the same embroidered tablecloth as my doll Millie Darling. The pretty blue appliqué flowers and embroidery have been cut out and applied strategically to adorn these soft toys. They are all sewn... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at the teacup incident
Its gorgeous here today, sunny and hot. Hope you're having a good day too! Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at the teacup incident