Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Things to Wonder About


A little boy wanted to see
how many birds can swim in the sea;
his father said with a twinkle in his eye:
'about as many fish as can fly in the sky'!


Featured: little origami flowers
made out of tea-bag envelopes.

106 comments:

  1. You have such a talent both for verse and origami, I love the origami flowers.

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    1. Thanks, I can't seem to stop making them :-)

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  2. Lovely Origami flowers and great verse, Amalia.

    Hope you have a great week.

    Barbara xx

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  3. :-)!
    Pretty, love the one with the bees!!!
    Lots of love from Mirjam.

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  4. I do enjoy your little verses Amalia.

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    1. Thank you, Mitzi, I do have fun writing them.

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  5. Muito bonitas, até para decorar árvores de Natal.
    Abraços e ótimo dia.

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  6. I must say your tea bags are beautiful..as well as the origami flowers!

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  7. Hi Amalia, these are beautiful origami flowers. You do have beautiful tea-bag envelopes. I love origami too!

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  8. The lovely teabags made very cute flowers. Love the poem, too.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  9. SO cute. I could make a banner out of those!

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    1. That is a good idea, Kim. I've made quite a few more and was wondering what to do with them.

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  10. My darling Amalia,
    with your sweetness and your phantasy you truly amaze me, you're such a wonderful lady !

    Thank you for this all,

    sending much dear love

    Dany

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  11. Beautiful Amalia!! You always make the most beautiful things dear :)

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    1. Thank you Gloria, this is such a nice comment.

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  12. I love the little origami flowers made with teabags. How very clever!

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  13. love these colors and the words are just too cute!

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  14. Your crafting and verse writing prompt me to smile at you via our computer screens, Amalia. Thanks for posting! :) I have been working on creating some verses and water color pencil/woodless pencil illustrations to go with them. I enjoy the creative process as I imagine you do as well which is something delightful we can share, yes? xx

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    1. I suspect we share a lot of things, Gracie, but the joy of creating is certainly one. I look forward to seeing your illustrations.

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  15. Did you make the origami flowers? They are sweet -- like your poem.

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    1. Yes, once I mastered the technique they were quite easy to make.

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  16. Your origami flowers are absolutely delightful!

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  17. What a good idea to use tea bags envelops to make those lovely flowers!

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  18. Those must be really wonderful teabag envelopes - you made such beautiful origami flowers with them. Amalia, I thought they were fabric quilt blocks, LOL. Love your very clever poem! I immediately starting thinking about seeing puffins dive and flying fish fly.

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  19. Lovely, Amalia---you are so creative! My daughter used to make origami jewerly. How clever you are! ♥

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  20. How beautiful. I'd love to be able to do something like this. And what a great poem! xx

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  21. Your hands are really gifted amalia, never thought that those origamis are made out of tea papers! :)

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  22. Wondeful makes and magical poem ... I love them both ! Hugs ...

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  23. What a brilliant idea.
    Loved the poem too!

    Happy Thursday Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  24. Oh, my heavens! These are absolutely adorable. Amalia, you just amaze me. I love your creativity! Hugs, Nancy (Adorable poem, too.)

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  25. Now that looks like a tedious job...very unique and quite lovley! And I love your little poem too...you are so creative!

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  26. Beautiful. :-) I love the poem too.
    Carla

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  27. Those look amazing the words are so lovely too! Sarah x

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  28. You have a sweet blog! And how talented you are amning such lovely little flowers out of Tea bags :)! Have a nice weekend.

    Greetings from Sweden,
    ~ Maria ~

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    1. Thank you, Maria, for visiting me for the nice comment.

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  29. So cute! I love that poem, Amalia. You really do have one of the cutest blogs :)

    xo,
    rue

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  30. These are so pretty and so clever. Love your poem too.

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  31. You make the lovliest things and yout rhymes are adorable!!

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  32. Those are just wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  33. Very lovely ORIGAMI !!!
    And that Japanese print is so cute :))
    I would like to find some prints like it from my son's room.

    akiko

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    1. I got the print from a Japanese magazine - Coming Home! My favorite :-)

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  34. Oh my your flowers are just gorgeous!! such pretty patterns they made!

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  35. WOW Amalia, love the origami flowers. So pretty with the design. Sweet verse too. Have a nice weekend. cm

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  36. Hi Amalia,
    I think this is so pretty, clever and creative of you. I used to oragami when I was little.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

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  37. I really love origami but I do not have the patience to make them. Good thing my daughter loves to learn and make them. :)

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  38. So lovely...the prints lend themselves beautifully to origami...

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  39. You have much patience to create these origami flowers!

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  40. These are just beautiful Amalia, and I love the sentiment too. My daughter in law is Japanese, and used to make lovely jewelery from origami cranes, but that is on hold as she has a one year old! She has actually now got into crochet. I think she would enjoy your lovely blog.

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    1. Thanks, Jane! The crane is on my list of things to learn :-)

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  41. Love the delightful discussion between father and son! Your origami flowers are fall fabulous!

    Happy Sunday, Amalia!

    xo
    Poppy

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  42. ✿༽
    Flores que também são preciosos mosaicos.
    Ótima semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ✿✿ه✿✿ ܓ

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  43. Little WONDERMENTS here, love the tea bag flowers,.
    My daughter has made origami paper ornaments for a holiday tree, there just so sweet with creative printed papers.

    Thank you for your beautiful words over at my place.

    See you soon beautiful thinker of wonder.

    Xx
    Dore

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  44. How creative Amalia! Brilliant! xoxo Jen

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  45. They are just delightful! Very creative indeed!-)

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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    1. Thanks Yelena. I'm glad that you and your amazing blog are back.

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  46. I really love this quote, Amalia. Did you write it? These origami flowers made out of tea bag envelopes are so cool.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Yes, writing the little poems is the best part :-)

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  47. I love your beautiful origami, Amalia. Just lovely. And the poem - so sweet.

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  48. Lovely Amalia - the sweet poem is so nice too :)

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  49. Wow - you and I have had quite a Japanese zen thing going on! Love your origami, I can just picture you sipping your tea and making your flowers, beautiful!
    Brill words too :)
    Have a happy week
    Wren x

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  50. Wow, these are beautiful crafted flowers! Something so ordinary is transformed by your talent :)

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    1. That is a lovely way of looking at it, Liz, thanks!

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  51. Youa re so delightful, Amalia! And your origami stars are simply lovely. Hugs to you!

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  52. Okay, these are absolutely adorable! And I love that you have little matching poems!! :-)

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  53. Great origami and it seems very fitting to make them out of tea bag envelopes. Have a great week. xx

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  54. Great origami and it seems very fitting to make them out of tea bag envelopes. Have a great week. xx

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  55. Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  56. Isn't that clever? At first I though your flowers (or stars?) were made of fabric with the english-paper piecing method. In any cases, they are gorgeous. Amazing.
    Pinned and shared on G+

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  57. Wow what gorgeous origami flowers and fun idea.

    Hugs Diane

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  58. Wow what gorgeous origami flowers and fun idea.

    Hugs Diane

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  59. I love your beautiful origami, Amalia ! You are talented !
    Greetings

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  60. I love origami and these little flowers are just so very sweet. Wishing you a lovely day Amalia.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  61. Wow! What beautiful origami, and I loved the choice of the little rhyme to accompany your creative talent! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear Amalia :)

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  62. Beautiful origami Amelia! Love the poem too. So charming!

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  63. Your poem is delightful as is the origami, Amalia!

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  64. If you hadn't said what these were I'd have thought they were fabric stars using english paper piecing! Amazing. So pretty.

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  65. Good Morning, Amalia! Your origami flowers are so sweet and so unique! Love them!

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  66. Amalia you have been visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments over the months ... thank you! And now I have read back for the past little while through your most recent posts in trying to catch up with yet another beautiful blogger. I loved the photos of Scotland with all their hills, lochs & ruins. Your tour through Kibbuts Regavim I found even more interesting. It seems everyone has the same idea there ... beat the heat! Such inventive ways to relax in the shade and cool down. Your niece is a cutie, and the shot of her playing on the worn piano is delightful! I don't want to clutter your inbox with all my thoughts on every post, but I really enjoyed catching up with you and seeing your sweet embroidered and crocheted makes too. The last origami flowers are so pretty, and I thought at first they were a quilt square. Have a wonderful week!
    Wendy x

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  67. This rhyme has a lovely, classic, timeless feel to it. And your origami stars are gorgeous. I thought they were paper pieced fabric ones to start with and it's made me want to make some fabric paper pieced ones now.

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  68. Love the Fall colors in the origami. I have no talent for it, but can certainly appreciate it from afar.

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  69. It's been so long since I've tried origami. It is a beautiful art! I wish I had such lovely tea bags are you do!

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  70. They are so cute and pretty ... love them. No wonder you can't stop making them. And what a thoughtful bit of rhyme to add to this lovely post!

    Brenda
    xox

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  71. How lovely - great rhyme and wonderful origami:)

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  72. Amalia, you're a very talented person. I like your poem. Origami also is beautiful. Regards:)

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  73. You are SO clever! I love the little flower with the bees!

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