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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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1. Red, white and blue floral fabric 2. Dala horse fabric 3. Floral embroidery pattern 4. Southwestern pillow cover 5. Bird fabric 6. Colorful Mexican animal fabric There's something joyful and summery about folk art patterns. The exuberant colors and shapes seem to say "Let's have a party!". Modern interpretations... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at the teacup incident
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Today is the last day of my birthday SALE at PinkGingerKitty! Sale ends at midnight tonight. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at the teacup incident
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I'm celebrating my birthday with a huge sale this weekend in my PinkGingerKitty shop! The sale lasts four days: June 8-11 (my actual birthday is Monday, June 11). All dolls in my shop are 25% off and doll accessories are 50% off. Additionally, any doll clothing or hats purchased at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at the teacup incident
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There's a new handmade doll in my shop! Meet Mary Alice Moss, a mother of four children, choir director at her church and a lover of peonies. She has a fabulous garden that was featured in this year's charity garden tour. Her peonies are renowned for their size and colors.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Its a holiday weekend here in the States and I'm ready to welcome summer with Strawberry-Basil Ice Pops. These are flavored with a basil syrup made from boiled sugar, water, and fresh basil. You mostly taste ripe strawberries but the basil adds an earthy topnote to these sweet pops. Try... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at the teacup incident
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I'm on vacation for a few days to get away from my usual routine and open my mind to new inspiration. What inspires you? Inspiration is the spark that fuels every creation, be it a painting, a song, a room redesign, a fabulous meal or clothing style. We are endlessly... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Wishing all of you a wonderful day full of happy activities and memories. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at the teacup incident
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New in my shop: 8" summer straw hats that fit my the Garden Party Girl dolls. These vintage Sinamay hats come in luscious colors and are decorated with a mix of new and vintage flowers and ribbons. I was able to source a selection of colors of vintage unused straw... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Meet my newest handmade doll: Henrietta Hart. Henrietta owns an ice cream shop where she serves scrumptious ice cream confections, from cones to cakes. Her rich ice cream comes in luscious flavors such as roasted strawberry and buttermilk, lemon blueberry with toasted almonds, chocolate bacon sundae, and honey rhubarb. The... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Making your own doll hats is a great way to add pizzaz to your doll collection. Adding an embellished felt daisy is a cute way to add signature charm to any doll hat. The 3 hat styles shown in my photos are all from my downloadable doll hat pattern which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest handmade doll, Genevieve Solange. Genevieve works as a concierge at a large hotel. She is the person to see if you need dinner reservations, theater tickets or to arrange a fun outing for your children. She is also a connoisseur of pastries and can guide you to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at the teacup incident
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(Parts of this post originally appeared here in Nov. 2015.) Sewing soft toys is a very satisfying way to play with fabric, color and shapes. There are many toy digital patterns on Etsy available for download but with only a small investment of time and energy you can invent toys... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest handmade doll, Marjorie Brooks. Marjorie is an accountant at a small firm who enjoys helping families learn how to save money. She also has a side project designing paper dolls that she licenses to stationery stores and book publishers. In photos above: Purple scarf set can be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Hope your Sunday is lovely! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Its Easter weekend and the start of spring break for most students here in Colorado. The dolls are celebrating spring by wearing new hats, handkerchief scarves and nibbling candy. Here they are sharing chocolate eggs and jelly beans and even a few peeps. Doll Lucy gave Naomi and Amy vintage... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at the teacup incident
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New in the shop: spring doll hats and hat and scarf sets. Celebrate the change of seasons with a doll hat. New: add a felt coat in the color of your choice to complete the look! Coat ships free with your doll hat or clothing purchase. See listing for details.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at the teacup incident
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May the luck of the Irish be with you today! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at the teacup incident
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There's a new handmade doll just listed in my shop! Meet Annabelle Post, boutique shop manager with a knack for finding the perfect outfit for her client's special events and business functions. Once she knows your needs and body type, she can assemble a complete wardrobe update for you, everything... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at the teacup incident
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There's a new handmade doll in my shop and her name is Lucy Halligan. Lucy is a vegetarian food blogger who's written two cookbooks as well as an e-book on photography for bloggers. She is currently obsessed with the Japanese art of cutting vegetables into fancy shapes. Lucy is made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at the teacup incident
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New at PinkGingerKitty: instant download patterns for making doll hats! The pattern includes directions for making 3 of my most popular styles. Customize your Garden Party Girl dolls with hats in any color you like. These hats were designed to fit my Garden Party Girl dolls. Instant download includes: Patterns... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Dolls in photos above: 1. Amy 2. Maya 3. Kim 4. Melissa 5. Mavis My shop is loaded up with new Garden Party Girl dolls. These dolls make lovely spring companions, especially when accessorized with cute hats, coats and scarves. You will find a variety of pretty hats and scarves... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at the teacup incident
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New handmade doll "Maya Petersen" has been added to my shop! Maya is a painter and art teacher. She loves encouraging creative play. Every summer she leads an art retreat in far flung locales. This summer she's headed to Reykjavik, Iceland. Maya is a symphony of blue tones. She wears... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Dolls Lisel and Myrtle are giving treats to everyone they see today in honor of St. Valentine. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest handmade doll, Mavis Howard. She's a designer of children's playhouses and tree forts. She loves creating custom playhouses for her clients, especially when they request reusing vintage materials such as old doors and windows. She is known for her mushroom-shaped fairy playhouse design with a curving shingled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at the teacup incident
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When the snow is falling and it seems like spring is far away I like to make paper collages with a bird theme. It brings a little sunshine into a pale grey day. This collage project originally appeared on my blog in 2010. It is one of my favorite quick... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at the teacup incident