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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
Recent Activity
Meet my latest handmade doll, Charlotte Simson. Miss Simson is an interior designer with a modern viewpoint. She believes every woman needs a space of her own, no matter how busy she is with her children or husband. Her goal is to create for her female clients a private area... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
Thank you Scotti! I always appreciate your comments. Barbara, thank you for dropping by and commenting! You'll find many toy design tips in the categories section to the right of this post under "Softie Design". Look there for inspiration and see how I learned to sew toys. The further back you search the more beginner my projects, starting in January of 2014.
Thank you Simone! You are right, every doll needs a hat :)
The bounty at farmer's markets is one of autumn's lovely pleasures. With piles of ripe, gorgeous vegetables and fruit, its hard to decide what I want to do first: eat the food or paint it. Luckily I don't have to choose: I buy what I know we'll eat and photograph... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
There's something new in my PinkGingerKitty Etsy shop! This "Firebird" coat and hat set will fit any of my Garden Party Girl dolls, giving them a warm bohemian look for winter outings. Dolls Mabel Sweet and Lisel model this black felt coat and purple felt hat set. The coat has... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
There are few things that distinguish a doll more than her accessories. A chic hat will set your doll apart and give her clothing pizazz. Fashioning a hat from felt is relatively simple project and some hats can be sewn by hand. Ribbons or embellishments will make them fancy for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at the teacup incident
Half the fun of making dolls is making outfits to fit their personalities. My handmade dolls are dressed to reflect an earlier era, one that included elegant dresses, hats and stockings. Because they love clothes I imagine these dolls would enjoy switching up their look for fall. Here's how I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Abby for your encouragement and enthusiasm! Your blog is the first place I look when I need softie business advice and industry news :)
Today is the day! My Etsy shop is now open and you are invited to stop by! The shop is called Pink Ginger Kitty and I will be offering for sale my best Garden Party Girls, Pocket Kitties and Dapper Dachshunds. Here's the link: PinkGingerKitty. You can also access the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at the teacup incident
The weather here is still summery but sunflowers along the highway, aspens turning in the high country and early sunsets speak of fall's arrival. To celebrate the season I created desktop and iPhone wallpapers with a sunny fall flavor featuring my dolls Lucy and Lisel. Its available as a free... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at the teacup incident
Myrtle Peabody enjoys a shopping trip to NY City after Fall Fashion Week. As always, she's the pinnacle of fashion decorum. I'm having fun trying out fall looks on my Garden Party Girls, in preparation for making new toys. Its time to update the dolls for the season! Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at the teacup incident
Mary Jo Hamilton of Acorn Bookbinding LLC, Habitat for Artists/ artist in residence Kristin Fitzgerrell and friends, Mud Whimsy Ceramics One of the pleasures of September is the plethora of outdoor markets, fairs, sporting events and festivals that appear on weekends. On Saturday I had the pleasure of visiting the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at the teacup incident
These kittens are growing before our very eyes, by about an ounce a day! This was a lucky still moment for me and my camera before they dashed off on another lap around the living room. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2015 at the teacup incident
They are just charming! I think I'd love to play in your fabric closet :)
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Thank you Claire, for your kind comments :)
Thank you Susan! You made my day :)
Meet my latest handmade doll, Mabel Sweet. Mabel is mom to teenage Toby, a hollyhock cultivator and a gin rummy fiend. Mabel's husband Bob owns and operates Sweet's Emporium, a five and dime store on Grand Avenue. Need an umbrella, a pair of socks, fishing line, party streamers, a yard... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at the teacup incident
Meet Mabel Sweet: mom, hollyhock cultivator and gin rummy fiend. See her reveal tomorrow, Sept. 11, here on the Teacup Incident blog. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne :) Kittens are one of the best presents you can give yourself.
Kitties drinking water, Ellie looking fierce (although she's a softie) while Max watches birds outside, two kittens resting at last! I hope you're having a fun weekend! There's a new Garden Party Girl doll on the way this week - you can see sneak peeks on my Instagram page. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you for commenting, Nancy!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2015 on Inspired by: Museums at the teacup incident
Dale Chuly glass sculpture; Sir Terry Frost, "Orchard Tamborines" at Boston Museum of Fine Arts This month's "inspired by" post is about how museums enrich our experience of art. By putting art on display and offering a context for understanding it, we are encouraged to look beyond color and form.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you for your nice comments Anne. We just adopted kittens so let the lap sitting commence!
Thank you Abby! Your city is a wonderful place to visit.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2015 on Boston Trip and Kittens! at the teacup incident
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 Aug 31, 2015 at the teacup incident