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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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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 3 days ago at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! It is always fun to get a little handmade joy in the mailbox!
Thank you Karen!
I was clearing out and organizing my studio bookshelves when I came across these zines I purchased years ago from Melissa McCobb Hubble. Melissa once had a blog where she shared her gorgeous collage and painted artworks (you can find her now on Flickr here). She and her friends created... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
Artist Anne Butera of My Giant Strawberry blog has hosted a "handmade joy exchange" between artists around the world for several years. She asks artists who want to participate to create something handmade for their partner, while pairing up another artist to send their handmade gift to the originating artist.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at the teacup incident
The Garden Party Girl dolls wish you happy Easter and happy spring. These girls love dressing up for a party! Dolls and accessories available in my shop, PinkGingerKitty . Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at the teacup incident
The dolls are having a party to celebrate Easter weekend. They have gathered in spring finery to swap stories and nibble on cookies while awaiting the first bunny sighting. Rumor has it that a white bunny named Morris is bringing the candy eggs this year. Did you spot Morris the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at the teacup incident
PinkGingerKitty shop has re-opened for business! Handmade dolls and accessories made with a dash of whimsy are just one click away! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne, for your sweet comments about my blog, it gaveme a niceboost! Sometimes I feel like my blog is just another echo swirling through the huge void of the internet.Whennice people like you respond to its colors and stories, it makes the time invested feel worthwhile. We did have a nice getaway to Las Vegas, so thank you for your good wishes. Kind regards, Sharon
I'm on vacation this week to enjoy the lovely spring weather. My shop is closed until Thursday, April 13. I'll be back here on the blog next week with more dolls and sunny daydreams! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at the teacup incident
Meet my newest Garden Party Girl, Flora Lamb. From her aqua hair and floral dress to her yellow stockings decorated with checked ribbon laces, she exudes a sunny positivity. Flora is the sous chef at "The Pink Radish", a vegetarian bistro in town. She is a whiz at making refrigerator... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at the teacup incident
Berets are such cute accessories, aren't they? The Garden Party Girl dolls love wearing them - it makes them feel chic! Because of this I've added a free matching beret to the bell-sleeved coats in my doll clothing line. The set makes a charming update for your doll's spring wardrobe.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at the teacup incident
New! My bell sleeve doll coats now come with a free matching beret. The dolls look so cute in this ensemble. There are several colors to choose from so you can highlight your doll for the season. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at the teacup incident
Spring is beginning to show up in my neighborhood with budding blossoms and daffodils. Colorado's weather is frequently a roller coaster as the seasons change. In spring we get periods of sunshine followed by wet snow and then summery heat. Because of this the plants take a while to fully... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at the teacup incident
1. Mint Green with Felt Flower 2. Rose Pink with Vintage Flowers 3. Blue with Felt Flower 4. Light Pink with Felt Flower New hats have been added to my PinkGingerKitty shop! The Garden Party Girl dolls now have lots of fashionable options for dressing up this spring and beyond.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at the teacup incident
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 Mar 24, 2017 at the teacup incident
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 Mar 20, 2017 at the teacup incident
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
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.
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
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
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
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