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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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PinkGingerKitty shop is newly stocked with summer resort wear! The Garden Party Girl dolls look adorable in these wrap jacket and palazzo pants sets. The jacket ties in back with a bow and the elastic waist pants sit at the waist of my Garden Party Girl dolls for a seamless... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the teacup incident
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Note: parts of this post first appeared here in March 2014. The heat is on here in Colorado, just in time for the start of summer. Inventing toys takes a lot of creative energy and some afternoons my brain needs something edible to spark new ideas. Smoothies make a wonderful... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
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The beautiful weather this week inspired the dolls to have a picnic in the garden. Suzi invited Isadora and Penelope over to show off their summer hats from PinkGingerKitty. Suzi's picnic basket was a lucky thrift shop find, filled with a mix of IKEA and Peter Rabbit doll china. Pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at the teacup incident
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New in the shop is this lovely blue cotton blend floral jacket and felt doll hat. The jacket was handmade from a Ralph Lauren design fabric sample. It features a mixture of cream roses on a denim blue background. The jacket is partially lined so your doll can wear the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at the teacup incident
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This weekend is my birthday and the dolls are celebrating with cupcakes and party hats! Here's another reason to celebrate: 15% off everything in my PinkGingerKitty store today through Sunday night. These handmade dolls are made to last, with double seams inside to ensure a sturdy doll for posing and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at the teacup incident
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It's my birthday week and I'm celebrating with a SALE at PinkGingerKItty. Use the discount code JUNECELEBRATE15 to take 15% off everything you purchase from my shop. Buy any handmade doll or doll accessory and get 15% off your total. The more you buy the more you save! There is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest handmade doll, Isadora Drake. Isadora loves boating, fixing up old furniture and gardening. She lives in a fabulous lakeside house complete with wraparound verandas, a swimming pool, boat dock and full rose garden. Isadora and her husband Bertie love going to garage sales on the weekends looking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Robyn! We're glad the alligator stayed in the river rather than coming up onto the bank. We were never in real danger but it was startling to see him!
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New handmade doll listing in my shop: Isadora Drake. Her story and photos will arrive here on the blog this Friday or take a peek at her now in my shop. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at the teacup incident
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History and gorgeous architecture in Charleston, South Carolina. We are back from our Southern vacation. My sister and I loved traveling through the Southern states! We had a great time with family in Charlotte, NC and soaking up the beauty of Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. It was everything we'd... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at the teacup incident
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I hope you have a great weekend planned, full of sunshine, good friends and barbecues. Happy Memorial Day! Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am on vacation until next week. Have a great day! Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Last year when my sister came to visit me we had so much fun catching up with each other that we decided to do a destination vacation together this year. We are meeting in Charlotte, NC this week to see relatives and then drive on to Charleston and Savannah because... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at the teacup incident
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To all you moms out there: thanks for all you do and enjoy your day! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Garden Party Girl doll "Flora" and Sweet Friend doll "Gracie" make a darling mother/daughter pairing. As we enter Mother's Day weekend I want to show you sets of my dolls that make charming mother/daughter duos. My Garden Party Girl dolls and Sweet Friend dolls are sized to be ideal companions.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at the teacup incident
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The past weekend was a busy one! On Saturday I went to the first outdoor flea market of the season and to Art Parts Creative Reuse Center's birthday sale. At the flea market I found two tin canisters (see above photo) and at Art Parts I found a good sized... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet Maybelle's daughter, Rosemary. Rosemary is one of my smaller Sweet Friend dolls. She is made from the same pretty floral designer fabric as Maybelle. My Sweet Friend dolls make ideal companion dolls for my larger Garden Party Girl dolls. Rosemary is sturdy enough to be played with by children... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Meet my newest Garden Party Girl doll, Maybelle Cruz. Maybelle is a social media manager for an online clothing company. She loves seeing the latest fashions come to life in the photo shoots and marketing videos she produces. She is known for her hats and dressing with panache. On the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Did you know I make custom doll hats? The hats I make for my Garden Party Girl dolls also look cute on other dolls that are 16" - 18" in size. Clients have DM me about making custom hats for their dolls after seeing my Instagram feed. I found I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at the teacup incident
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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 Apr 24, 2017 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! It is always fun to get a little handmade joy in the mailbox!
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2017 on Anne's Handmade Joy Exchange at the teacup incident
Thank you Karen!
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2017 on Anne's Handmade Joy Exchange at the teacup incident
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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 Apr 21, 2017 at the teacup incident
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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
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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