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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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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 yesterday at the teacup incident
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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 4 days ago at the teacup incident
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Its gorgeous here today, sunny and hot. Hope you're having a good day too! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
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This week I am working on pattern development for my "Pocket Kitties", a mommy cat and two kittens. You can see an example of a finished softie set here. I want to offer the pattern in my Etsy shop when it opens because this is a fun softie group to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you for your sympathy Anne.
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Thank you Lynne for your kind words.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Sad Today at the teacup incident
Thank you Nancy.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Sad Today at the teacup incident
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Have you heard of MOO? Its a company that makes custom business cards, postcards, stationery and more. The great thing about MOO business cards is you can place full color photos on both sides of their high quality card stock. You can also print small batches (starting with just 50... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire!
Thank you Susan!
Thank you Robyn. She does remind me a bit of you with her dark hair and preference for white clothes!
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Yesterday we said goodbye to our beloved cat, Tigger. She gave us so much joy over the past 15 years, and was a wonderful family member until her recent decline due to cancer. We miss her dearly. While I try to keep this blog a light and happy place for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at the teacup incident
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There's a new handmade doll in the studio today: meet Millie Darling. Millie is the wife of Dr. Theodore Darling, mother to three little girls, an expert pie baker and she loves a good game of garden croquet. She is famous for her blueberry pie with its flaky cinnamon sugar... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at the teacup incident
You are welcome, Hanna! Have fun :)
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on DIY Washi Tape Butterflies at the teacup incident
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I am obsessed with butterflies these days, probably because my weedy garden is host to so many pretty ones. Since I also love playing with washi tape, I made some paper butterflies from a patchwork of tapes and turned them into cards and tags. Today I'm sharing my process with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Scotti! I'm glad you think she looks younger than my other dolls as that was something I was aiming for :)
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Meet Maya the Mermaid! She loves starfish, hair products and swimming around the Hawaiian Islands. Her bank account is full of sand dollars which she'll share with you if you need some. Tropical fish love her because they blend in with her colorful scales and fuchsia tail fin. They sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you for your kind comments, Priscilla! I don't sell my dolls yet but hope to open an Etsy shop in the fall. Look for a shop announcement here in September.
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Summertime means long, hot days with lots of activities scheduled. Outdoor exercise, children's playtime and gardening often take center stage on weekends. Don't let the summer heat stop you. Keep a few beverages on hand for cooling down after a long day at work or play. Here are six classic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2015 on New handmade doll: Lisel at the teacup incident
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Listening to A Fine Frenzy's "Come on, Come Out" and feeling grateful for the lilies in my garden on this rainy day. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire! I'm enjoying your travel photos in your Instagram feed :)
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2015 on Summer Bucket List at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! It sounds like you are enjoying summer too - with your "Savor Summer" blog project!
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Thank you Anne! I love visiting your blog for your "joy lists" and beautiful watercolors - they make me happy too.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on Inspired by: Vintage at the teacup incident