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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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Posted yesterday at the teacup incident
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There's something enchanting to me about vintage items, be it books, linens or collectibles. While I love seeing modern rooms in magazines, vintage items are what I gravitate towards and sprinkle about my home. The vintage items I love best emit a happy charm. They vibrate love from some distant... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the teacup incident
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Meet my newest handmade doll, Lisel. She is the epitome of summer from her straw hat to her pink flowered shoes. Lisel likes everything about summer: sunshine, butterflies, lemonade, garden flowers, picnics, ice cream, bicycles, beaches and camping. She loves gardening and would spend the summer knee deep in flowers... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
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I'm having fun working on another one of these ladies today! Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne and Claire!
Thank you Claire! The book has fun exercises to follow and is a chance to try something new which leads to creative breakthroughs for me.
Thank you Kim! The book is great - I highly recommend reading it.
Thank you Anne! Its been great to see my sister on her own for a few days.
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Hello and happy summer! My sister is visiting this week to celebrate both of our June birthdays. In honor of her visit I'm taking the week off from blogging. You can find me on Instagram if you want to see what we're up to :) I will be back here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at the teacup incident
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Thank you Susan! She's quite the fashionable fairy :)
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Detail of a larger painting I'm working on from Carrie Schmitt's Painted Blossoms book. The book was a birthday present and it's so good! Visit here tomorrow for more on the book and full reveal of my painting :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at the teacup incident
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There's a new handmade doll in my studio, Babette the summer fairy. Flowers and sunshine make her happy. She's plump with good intentions and has smiles to spare. Like sunshine on a cloudy day, she's beaming with positive energy. Babette's apron and straw hat are removable. Her fabric wings help... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Try it, you'll feel like there's a summer party going on in your mouth :)
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2015 on Strawberry-Rhubarb Lemonade at the teacup incident
Hi Anne, Blue hair would have looked ok but the pink really stands out and makes her fun :) Thank you for visiting, I always love your comments.
Thank you Susan! She is ready for summertime flowers, just like me :)
Thank you Anne!
Thank you Claire! Cupcakes aren't necessary but if you want some, go get them :)
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Strawberries are in season! My favorite berry is the perfect sweet note for early summer eating. I like them on everything: herbal salads, sweet sauces, breakfast oats, and ice cream! They're especially good in this Strawberry-Rhubarb Lemonade. Its simple to make and looks so pretty poured into glass bottles for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at the teacup incident
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Today is my birthday and the 5th anniversary of the Teacup Incident blog! I'm celebrating at my favorite teahouse but I left these calorie-free photos for you. These are vanilla-buttercream cupcakes from the market with fresh-cut strawberries and cinnamon sprinkled on top. The dolls love them and so do I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest handmade doll, Mrs. Marguerite "Daisy" Woods. Marguerite is the younger cousin of Lady Iris Collingswood. Marguerite and her husband are horticulturists and have extensive gardens on their property that support their seed catalog business. Their bluebell wood is a coveted spot for early summer weddings. Lady Iris... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at the teacup incident
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I've reached an important step in this doll's construction: deciding what her hair color will be. Hair color gives a lady personality and calls for confidence if you are trying something new. Is she bold, demure, sweet, or sassy? The only way to decide is to plunk a pile of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at the teacup incident
Susan, let's go together! Lisa, it was great meeting you at Art Parts.
Such pretty blues! Could be a beach tote too :)
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2015 on Made - Batik Grocery Bag at {michellepatterns.com}