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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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Thank you for your nice comments, Kim! I'm glad this post brightens your day.
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on Inspired By: Color at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn!
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on Inspired By: Color at the teacup incident
You're welcome, Claire! I'm glad you enjoyed this post.
Toggle Commented yesterday 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 yesterday 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 :{
Thank you, Anne. With over three feet of snow in the last two weeks I'm seriously craving color!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Today's Snapshot at the teacup incident
Thank you Michelle! Let me know how you like it :)
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Flowers from the supermarket give the kitchen table some early spring cheer. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
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Like many people, my new year's diet goals fall by the wayside in the face of endless snowy days. Shoveling snow over and over is hard work. It feels like it should be rewarded with more than celery sticks and hummus. Recently I've been reading The Sugar Solution diet book... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Silvia! The warmth of your comments helps a great deal to offset the cold :)
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Snowing again, big fat flakes. Pretty in the back garden but I'm dreaming of spring. How about you? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
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A power breakfast meeting with myself :) Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn! I appreciate when other artists show us their messy starts and finishes too. Its nice to know we're all human.
Thank you Nancy!
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"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein For Christmas I received the doll pattern book Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang. It has 24 adorable softie projects to sew, each with its own lessons and challenges. The one I wanted to try first was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Yes we do!
A wall of fish and bird art sounds like a great idea, not to mention an inspiring source of happy creativity :)
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1. Felted chicks kit 2. Green owl ceramics 3. Flowering rabbit print 4. Yellow warbler print 5. Retro deer postcards 6. Rainbow zebra print The other day as I looked out the window at the snow falling, I wondered if an imaginary pet might add a happy vibe to my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Nancy! At least we have sunshine today :)
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2015 on Today's Snapshot at the teacup incident
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A little inspiration for those of you with cabin fever and longing for spring. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! I love your beautiful watercolors of flowers on Intstagram. Its been fun finding friends there and seeing what they're up to.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on Collecting: Birds at the teacup incident
Thanks Robyn! I'm happy I inspired an idea for you to collect. With your name it seems like a natural fit!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on Collecting: Birds at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on Happy Valentine's Day! at the teacup incident
Thanks Robyn! This project involved all my favorite activities: thrift shop hunt, crafts and creative up-cycling on a budget :) It was also quick and easy! Seeing my mantle decked out in new spring colors gives me a lift each time I see it.