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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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I've been writing The Teacup Incident blog for over nine years now. Social media is so different from when I started blogging and I've changed too. Fast media sources such as Instagram and Twitter have replaced blogs as go-to sources for the latest news. There are also many other types... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Its been really nice being offline after closing my Etsy shop. I have been enjoying activities around Boulder: flea markets, gardening, farm stand visits, art painting and weekend trips to the mountains. I read or go for a walk after dinner rather than work on "content". I've set up my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at the teacup incident
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PinkGingerKitty is having a 50% off clearance sale through the end of July. My shop will close on August 1, 2019. Etsy.com has mandated that all its stores offer "free" shipping for US orders over $35 starting July 20th or find themselves outside the search range of its algorithms. Their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at the teacup incident
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There's a new handmade doll in my shop! Meet Elodie Edwards. Elodie is made from a mix of new cotton and muslin fabrics with ribbon details. She is 23" long, 13" sitting height (59 cm, 33 cm). She is stuffed with hypoallergenic Polyfil. Elodie's multi-color floral cotton dress has a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Today is the last day of my summer sale. Save 25% off on every handmade doll and doll accessory in my shop, PinkGingerKitty. Sale ends at midnight tonight. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, I'm hosting a summer sale at PinkGingerKitty. All my handmade dolls and accessories are 25% off, today through July 7th. This is a great time to buy cute and stylish toys made with love in Boulder, Colorado. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Happy Summer! I'm having a sale at PinkGingerKitty and you're invited! Receive 25% off everything you purchase from my shop today through July 7th, no coupons necessary. This is a great time to stock up on my handmade dolls and accessories. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Note: This post first appeared here in July 2017 Tassels are a fun addition to jewelry and perfect for summer. Here is an easy way to make your doll a wood bead and tassel necklace using embroidery thread for the tassel. See below for my step by step directions on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at the teacup incident
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I'm in California this week visiting my family, spending time with my sister and friends I haven't seen in a few years. I can't wait to catch up with everyone there and visit my favorite Bay Area cities. I'll be back next week with new content. Until then, have a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at the teacup incident
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1. Basket tote 2. Butterfly earrings 3. Hummingbird necklace 4. Truck welcome sign 5. Turquoise necklace 6. White succulent planters The summer solstice is fast approaching and we're finally feeling the heat here in Boulder. Celebrate summer's relaxed vibe with seasonal goodies. I've curated a few examples found in Etsy's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at the teacup incident
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I find it refreshing to take a break from my primary skill set and try something new. Exploring something unfamiliar allows me to turn off my internal judge and just have fun. If you are feeling stuck in your current art medium, I encourage you to give this a try.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! I know you are really enjoying your garden too.
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The weather is finally seasonal here in Boulder, warm sunny days with cool nights. Everything is beginning to bloom. I want to be outside as much as possible and enjoy this time of year. We also have family visiting for a week and my garden needs taming before the weeds... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Doll and accessories available in my shop, PinkGingerKitty. I hope your Mother's Day is sunny and full of everything you love to do! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Purple wrap jacket and pants set with beret on doll Henrietta. Spring is finally showing her colors around here in Boulder, even if the weather won't cooperate. We've had sun, rain and snow all in the past week and everyone is tired of wearing winter coats. I'm so happy to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Meet my latest Garden Party Girl doll, Natalie Clark. Natalie is made from a mix of new cotton and muslin fabrics with ribbon details. She is 23" long, 13" sitting height (59 cm, 33 cm). She is stuffed with hypoallergenic Polyfil. Natalie's pink and white floral cotton dress has a... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Doll Henrietta looks adorable on her throne of books. Spring is about two weeks late arriving here in Boulder. The forsythia is finally blooming along with short-lived yet lovely plum and apple blossoms. When the crab apples around town finally blossom then spring is here to stay. I can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at the teacup incident
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The dolls are celebrating Easter with chocolate eggs and new clothing from PinkGingerKitty. The shop is stocked with new hats and jackets. The aqua and yellow plaid jacket and beret shown above adds a welcome pop of color to any doll's wardrobe. The scarf and hat sets shown above and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at the teacup incident
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If you read my previous post you know I recently acquired a cache of silky rayon fabric samples from Arts Parts Creative Reuse Center where I volunteer my time taking photos for their social media pages. I enjoy working at Art Parts and seeing all the quirky art materials people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at the teacup incident
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A lucky find at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center has resulted in a bouquet of spring doll hats! Art Parts had a basket of tiny remnants made from new rayon polyester fabric used in neckties and pocket squares. I chose a variety of springtime colors and turned them into doll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Newly listed at Pink Ginger Kitty: handmade doll "Hanna Michelle", with her springtime fresh floral dress and cute hat featuring a vintage red flower. Hanna is made from a mix of new cotton and muslin fabrics with ribbon details. She is 23" long, 13" sitting height (59 cm, 33 cm).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at the teacup incident
Thank you Anne! Happy Spring to you!
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2019 on Inspired by: Daffodil Yellow at the teacup incident
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1. Paper daffodils 2. Yellow rain boots 3. Umbrella pin 4. Custom birdhouse 5. Yellow and white frames One of the first cheery signs of spring in my neighborhood is blooming daffodils and crocus. In between snow and rain showers those bobbing yellow heads on bright green stalks chase away... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at the teacup incident
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Note: this post originally appeared in March 2016 As a doll maker I fall in love with every new doll I make and can't wait to photograph them. I love to set up pretty vignettes that honor their best features. One of my favorite ways to display dolls is by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at the teacup incident
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This post originally appeared here March 2017. Berets make such cute accessories, don't they? My Garden Party Girl dolls love wearing them - it makes them feel chic! This felt hat is super simple to sew. I'm sharing the instructions here so you can make a beret for your own... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at the teacup incident