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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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After the holiday hustle of December I look forward to the quiet calm of January. January's short days and cold bluster keeps me from planning to much into my daily schedule. It also gives me space to pause and think about where I'm headed and what's missing from my creative... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at the teacup incident
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There's a new handmade Sweet Friend doll in my shop! Meet "Gracie", an aqua-haired doll who loves to play games and eat cookies at tea parties. Gracie is dressed in a blue and pink floral dress with a removable flowered apron and two tulle underskirts, one white and one aqua.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at the teacup incident
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Today I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to my fans and customers for your support in 2016. It has been my pleasure to create whimsical handmade toys and accessories for you. I sewed over 150 items last year equaling 45 dolls and softies plus numerous doll accessories such as... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the teacup incident
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This January I'm offering a free felt flower necklace with any Sweet Friend doll purchase. These tie-on accessories can be worn as a necklace, headband or as a belt by the Sweet Friend dolls. The necklace consist of a hand-embroidered felt flower sewn to a 16" coordinating ribbon. You can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Snow is falling in Boulder today but I work with sunny colors in my doll studio to chase away the chill. There are two new dolls in my shop today: Dress-Up Kitty "Mimi" and Sweet Friend doll "Natalie". These dolls make great companions for children 3 and up, or for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at the teacup incident
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May 2017 bring you good health and happiness! My shop and I will be back later this week with new toys and posts. If you came here looking for color to ward off the winter blues, have a look at my ColorStories Pinterest board. Its where I stash color inspiration... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at the teacup incident
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Merry Christmas to you and a very Happy New Year too! My shop is closed this week while I take a vacation from online connections to enjoy time with my family. My 83-year-old Dad is getting married to his longtime sweetheart on New Year's Eve. I'll be there with my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Don't forget to treat yourself during the holiday bustle. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Happy first day of winter! Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Meet my newest Garden Party Girl doll, Dame Adele Hathaway. Adele is the headmistress of the London Hathaway School, a finishing school for teenage girls started by her great-grandmother in 1885. The school offers training in manners and deportment both in-house and online through e-courses. Their most popular course is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Anne and I hope you are enjoying your weekend too.
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I use Photoshop to turn my favorite photos into coloring pages. Its fun to convert photos into black and white line drawings so I can color them any way I want to. These pages are great to have on hand when children visit. Use photos of your friends, pets or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! I hope youre cozy in the snow too.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on Faux Fur Fabulous! at the teacup incident
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With snow on the ground and the temps in the teens the dolls are bundling up in faux fur to ward of the chill. Mink, ocelot, and leopard print faux furs are the favorites around here. It makes no difference whether its a hat or cape - soft, luxurious faux... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Note: parts of this post appeared in November 2015 Winter holidays are the the perfect time to update your dolls with fancy dress! A few small changes to their attire will give them a beautiful new look for winter. Go ahead, get fancy! What is the first thing you notice... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2016 on There's Always Time For Tea at the teacup incident
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Dolls Hillary and Myrtle enjoy a well-deserved cup of tea while planning their Christmas parties. We are officially in the holiday season, with many year-end activities to fit into our already busy schedules. A time-honored way to de-stress is to make time for tea. Tea also makes a great theme... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Part of the fun of having dollies to play with is dressing them up! Here is an easy felt flower necklace project to dress up your doll's wardrobe. Little girls might like a matching one to wear as a bracelet or necklace - the project is easy to adapt. Just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Today is the last day of my holiday sale so grab your favorites from PinkGingerKitty and save! Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase when you use the coupon code INSTATHANKS15 at checkout. Make the holiday extra merry for someone special with a handmade toy! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at the teacup incident
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Have you heard the news? Everything at PinkGingerKitty is on sale this weekend! Enter coupon code INSTATHANKS15 at checkout and enjoy 15% off everything in your shopping cart. Sale ends Sunday at midnight. My dolls and accessories are made by hand from my own patterns, resulting in unique toys with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at the teacup incident
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It is Thanksgiving day here in America and I would like to thank you, my blog readers and customers, for the joy you've given me this year. I am grateful for your friendship, comments and sales. I wish you all the best in life! To show my gratitude I'm offering... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at the teacup incident
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My new "Dress-Up Kitty" dolls are here! Meet Astrid and Lulu, two kitties with their very own mix-and-match wardrobes. Each 14" kitty comes with a dress, a coat, a top, a pair of shorts and a felt flower headband/necklace. They make the perfect gift for cute-obssesed fashionistas aged 3 and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at the teacup incident
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If you follow me on Instagram you've seen sneak peeks of Lulu and her wardrobe. I made the jacket and dress prototypes above from vintage fabrics while inventing her clothing. Lulu is a handmade "Dress-up Kitty" linen toy that comes with her own wardrobe. She will be in my shop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at the teacup incident
You're very welcome Anne! Thanks for stopping by.
Thank you Anne.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2016 on The Road Ahead at the teacup incident