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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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Chia seeds are the latest trend in healthy eating. These tiny seeds are packed with fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium and anti-oxidants. When I saw them at my local market I had to try this chia seed pudding recipe from Giada de Laurentiis (Feel Good Food cookbook). The no-cook, maple-laced... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Pretty sewing or art projects, in books or on blogs, often inspire me to try creating something new.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Creative Reading at the teacup incident
Thanks for visiting Trixi!
Thank you Susan!
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The world around me is visibly growing, blooming and expanding as the earth shakes off its winter coat. Each day new flowers appear and there is finally a hint of green on the hills and trees of Boulder. Inspired by spring, I invested in my own artistic growth by buying... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
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Spring here means bunnies appearing under neighborhood shrubs and I think they are so cute! Today I'm sharing my pattern for bunny pocket place cards with you. These softies are 7.5 inches high from ear tip to base. They have a pocket in front for nametags or candy and a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Dana! They're simple to sew, and can be made from small scraps of fabric. Check back on Friday, download the pattern and have fun sewing this weekend!
The fabrics and colors of this design are yummy! I'm really into contrasting zippers these days and I love that spring green. Thanks for the inspiring photos :)
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on Medium Zip Pocket Pouch at {michellepatterns.com}
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On the Teacup Incident this Friday: a free PDF pattern and tutorial for sewing these adorable bunny place card holders. Tuck a name tag into each bunny's pocket to simplify seating or add them to Easter baskets. These are quick to sew and would make sweet adornments for the children's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn! Marshmallow Peeps were partly my inspiration - why not enjoy making turquoise chicks and pink bunnies?
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2014 on Thumbprint Cards for Easter at the teacup incident
Second entry - I love this one too! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58687601368544172/
This tote is so cute! Great idea for a giveaway. I love your clutches and totes. Here's what I pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58687601368544175/
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Have you ever turned fingerprints into doodles? I used to do thumbprint doodles as a child, turning fingerprints into dogs, little people and funny faces. This is a fun way to make spring cards. Invite some children to help or just put on some snappy music and hop to it!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at the teacup incident
This is so charming! I love the striped material - thank you for adding links to the fabric sites.
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Here in Colorado the temperature goes up and down rapidly during seasonal transitions. In spring this means we can go from snow to heat and back again over a week and sometimes all in one day! As the weather warms up I find myself craving lighter meals, bright with green... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Hanna! You inspire me :)
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Pretty Scrap Bags at the teacup incident
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With all the sewing I've been doing lately I've made a mound of fabric scraps that are too pretty to toss. After finding Noodlehead's zippered pouch tutorial on Pinterest, I turned my scraps into pretty utility bags. Since I wanted to use my stash of thrift store zippers I adapted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn and Kim! Smoothies are a great energy booster and I really love the tasty green ones - they make me feel virtuous that I chose them over chips! You are sweet for liking my toys - I'm a bit obsessed with making them these days, as if you couldn't tell...
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Inventing toys is hard work (also fun!). Some afternoons my brain needs something edible to spark new ideas. These two smoothies, from Giada De Laurentiis' Feel Good Food cookbook, do the job as well as bolster your fruit and vegetable serving count. The Strawberry/Spinach/Yogurt smoothie is rich with sweet and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at the teacup incident
Congratulations Dana! I'm happy you want the bunny and I'm sure you and your kids will have fun playing with her.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2014 on Bunny Toy Giveaway Winner! at the teacup incident
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The bunny giveaway has a winner... its Dana! Dana Barbieri said: "I love the bunnies! I will say my favorite is the pink bunny. I prefer the the fabric on her ears but they are both so cute! Thanks for having a give away. Keeping my fingers crossed. xo" Congratulations... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at the teacup incident
Comments are now closed for the giveaway. Thank you for your interest!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2014 on Bunny Toy Giveaway! at the teacup incident
Thank you for your comments Anne, Claire, Robyn and Dana - you're choices have been noted and you're all in the running!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2014 on Bunny Toy Giveaway! at the teacup incident
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This is an adaptable salad that tastes as fresh as spring. Strawberries, arugula and feta cheese are topped with a strawberry vinaigrette that's so yummy you'll think of many other uses for it. The salad itself is simple and can be switched up simply by adding cooked chicken, nuts or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Today is the first day of spring! I'm looking forward to more sunshine, crabapple blossoms, birds building nests, farmer's markets, soft colors, new fashions, and daffodils popping open around my neighborhood. What do you love about spring? Drawing, painting and eating fresh artichokes! Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at the teacup incident