Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sticky Fingers



 

A home-made jam will take you right back
to a well-loved book or a favorite snack;
and every adventure should end with break
and leave you a bit sticky from tea, jam and cake.


Featured: My little tribute to Enid Blyton 
and her beloved Five Found-Outers,
celebrated with homemade jam
with its own embroidered cover.

121 comments:

  1. That's a cute embroidered Jam bottle cover. Enid Blyton was my favourite author when I was in school. Once I started on her book, must read it right to the end!

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    1. Me as well! Nothing and no-one could tear me away.

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  2. Oh my Gosh Amelia! These are little pieces of art! I wish all my lids were covered with embroidery as seducing as yours!

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  3. A perfect embroidery to pack a jelly delights

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  4. That absolutely makes the jam PRICELESS.
    Loveeeeeee.

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    1. I used the recipe you've recommended on your blog, it was excellent.

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  5. It is so pretty I would never open the jar (and never get to the jam!). Anna x

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    1. That would be a shame, Anna! My best one yet :-)

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  6. Yes, this little treasure makes the jam really precious!!! Soooo lovely Amalia!

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  7. Dear Amalia
    Your embroidery is so lovely and the covers make the jam extra special!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  8. Beautiful embroidery and perfect for the jam. It really would make an amazing gift. Take care.

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  9. A cute way to fancy up a jar of jam! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. It would be really hard to open that beautiful jar of jam with the amazing little cover on it! Your creations are always so unique, and unusual, and your little rhyme to accompany are just too fun! Have a wonderful day :)

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  11. Hello Amalia,
    Wow that embroidery is so pretty with homemade jam!
    What a beautiful gift this will make!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie co

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  12. How beautiful!!!! What a gorgeous way to decorate your jam! xx

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  13. Your stitching is absolutely amazing! I no longer have the patience for this needlework, but always love to see it!

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  14. I love these Amalia, such pretty embroidery, and such sweet words!
    There were a lot of jolly tea times in Enid Blyton's stories!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Indeed, and everyone was always sticky. I wouldn't let them into the house :-)

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  15. Sooooo adorable! What a lovely gift it would make!

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  16. Oh my gosh! This is too, too sweet! I wish you would do a giveaway with one of these. I'm dying over it. That skinny-legged bird! How precious.

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    1. No need for a giveaway, Pammy Sue. Let me have your address and I'll be happy to send it to you.

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  17. Lovely little tribute to some great childhood reads :) Such sweet embroidery ... makes having a treat of jam on toast all that more special!
    Wendy

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  18. What a sweet piece of embroidery. Love the Enid Blyton stories.

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  19. Your pretty and whimsical stitching looks perfect on that jar of glistening jam!! Yum Yum!!

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  20. What a lovely work of art you've made, my beautiful Amalia, the final touch for a little jar of homemade marmalade !
    Have a wonderful weekend, darling, thank you for everything,
    with love
    Dany

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  21. Very nice ideas. I love Enid Blyton's books, I read a lot of them when I was a child. xoxo

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    1. Me too. I wanted to be a girl detective :-)

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  22. Love everything decorative for jam jars! :) Thank you for sharing your sweet projects on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  23. That's the prettiest pot of jam I have ever seen! So very sweet....
    Love from Mirjam.

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    1. How every kind, Mirjam! Just the comment to brighten my day :-)

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  24. Your embroideries are always wonderful, so refined!

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  25. I always enjoyed reading Enid Blyton ...

    I enjoyed your rhyme and that lovely embroidery.
    What a lovely looking pot of jam, very special.

    Wishing you a happy weekend

    All the best Jan

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  26. The homemade jam sounds yummy and I like your pretty covering on the jar! Happy weekend to you!

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  27. How beautiful!!! I love embroidery! It's such a fantastic way to add detail!

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    1. Thank you for visiting me, Keri, and for the nice comment.

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  28. Absolutely charming and oh so pretty! ♥ Teri

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  29. Your embroidery is so charming, Amalia. Such a sweet way to cover a jar of yummy goodness! Enjoy your weekend. xo ♥

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  30. Your embroidery is just gorgeous, much, much too gorgeous to be sitting on a jar of jam, and yet so perfect sitting on a jar of jam all at the same time!

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  31. What a lovely jam topper...so cute and sweet! :)

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  32. What a lovely jam topper...so cute and sweet! :)

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  33. Both of these embroidered designs are so precious Amalia! As is the poem, which does take me right back to happy memories. You are so talented!

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  34. Gorgeous jam pot cover, I so admire embroidery and I loved Enid Blyton books too. Hx

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  35. Stunning piece , your work is incredible

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  36. Love this! It's one of my faves this week on Wake Up Wednesday.

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    1. Thank you Beth! That is some compliment :-)

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  37. What pretty stitching and a perfect cover for a homemade jar of jam! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  38. -`❀´-
    Bordados muito graciosos!!!

    Boa semana cheiinha de alegrias!
    Beijinhos.
    ❀❀ه° ·.

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  39. So, so cute !!! And yummy....
    Have a fun week !
    Anna

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  40. Super cute, I love it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  41. The embroidery is delightful. And I used to love Enid Blyton when I was a kid!

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  42. too cute! Do you make your own designs?

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  43. so lovely Amalia - love the poem too :)

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  44. What a beautiful jam pot cover. I'm sure Enid Blyton would approve; it would look perfect tucked into a picnic basket! xx

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    1. And it is a truth universally acknowledged that nicely packed picnic basket is a beautiful thing :-)

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  45. So pretty, bet it makes the jam taste even nicer xx

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  46. Love jams and the cover you have made is too cute!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  47. Love homemade jams, what a great hostess or holiday gift they would make! The embroidered cover is also adorable!

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    1. I will make a few more for a hostess gift having been thus encouraged :-)

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  48. Charming. I don't think there's anything more homey than a row of little jam jars with handmade covers. Yours is delightful. xo

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  49. Adorable and appetizing! Now you've got me craving strawberry shortcake, a delicious combination of cake and jam!

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. Oh, Poppy, I haven't had it in forever. And now I really want one :-)

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  50. This is precious; I love the embroidery top! What a great gift for a friend or hostess. Homemade gifts convey such a sweet meaning to me that you took your time to make this special gift!

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  51. Such a cutie-I love making jam and your top is great!

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  52. What a beautiful way to present a jar of jam. The embroidery is beautiful - they each tell a story.
    And the poem - very sweet!

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  53. So pretty, and l love today's poem. xoxo Su

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  54. Adorable embroidery and sweet poem too! Lovely idea!
    Helen xox

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  55. I strongly believe marmalade tastes better when there's a beautiful doily covering it.

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  56. These are beautiful Amalia - I love the embroidery!
    I loved Enid Blyton books too - Famous Five - Magic Faraway Tree - all good stories!
    Shane☺️

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    1. Thanks, Shane. That Enid sure knew how to write :-)

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  57. Quanta delicadeza nesse trabalho, parabéns!
    Esse vidrinho não passará despercebido na mesa.
    Abraços e ótimo final de semana.
    Márcia.

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  58. Amalia, your posts are always so pretty and artistic. :)

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  59. How LOVELY Amalia! I need to get back into embroidery here! I've always enjoyed it!!! Your jam cover is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for coming over to visit & for your well wishes!!! ;)

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  60. Oh Amalia, your jam toppers are amazing, there is nothing like a beautiful gifting with a country feel of a favorite jam and to add to a gifting presentation is the beauty of a hand embroidered jam lid cover. Your needle word is uniquely treasured from the beholder who has the pleasure of one of your jars. These would make beautiful gifts, you your make them up in bundles and then even sell them for ones who want to dress up a favorite jar to then gift it to a love one or friend at the holidays.

    You just inspired a garden cupboard filled with your beauty all wrapped up in wonderment.

    Thank you dear for taking the time to visit me, you have joyed my weekend. :)

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. If I'm to sell them I'll have to figure out a way to do them differently. These little embroideries took forever! I appreciate your support, Dore, and your kind words.

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  61. I'm not familiar with Enid Blyton books, will have to google them.

    I order good homemade jam from a place in upstate NY and they come with little gingham covers, which charm me!

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    1. How nice. I love it when people put some thought into the little details and finishing touches.

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  62. Your homemade jam looks yummy, Amalia. I haven't had homemade preserves in years. My sister used to do canning, and it was such a delight to taste all her goodies. Love the little embroidery cover for your jam.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    ~Sheri

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  63. Yum! I love making jam, and now I really want to stir up a batch after reading your post! Love the cute cover:)

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  64. Ahhh....I love it Amalia! xoxo Jen

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  65. Prettiest jam cover ever! I like that philosophy of ending the day with jam and cakes!

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  66. Super cute idea Amalia.

    Hugs diane

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  67. Such a pretty jam pot cover. It is always good to have jam and cake:)

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  68. Beautiful embroidery Amalia!!! I loved! Congratulations!
    Hugs

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  69. I have some vintage embroidered coasters - they would be great for this. thanks for the idea.

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  70. Beautiful embroidery and wonderful idea of using it to cover the jar of jam:)

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  71. That is soo sweet, makes the jam look very special. Makes me want jam on toast! Blessings, Pam in Norway

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  72. So lovely! I wanna make one too! Thanks for the idea!

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  73. OMGosh...these are perfect. You are so talented!

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  74. Such talent! My sister got the crafty genes in our family, I get the cooking gene :)

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  75. What a beautiful jar cover! With it, the jam will taste even better! I love that you mixed embroidery and crochet. :-)

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  76. Anyone would love to received a jar of jam and beautifully embroidered jar cover like yours. Yours will be a family heirloom!

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  77. Oh my goodness that is just so sweet!! I want to make one.

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  78. Nothing like a Jar of home made Jam and especially pretty one :-) dee xx

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  79. I don't know which is more yummy, the jam or the topper? Love it and as always your poem is such a delight! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  80. Perfect for a gift. I make a lot of jam during a summer time and always looking for a new ways to decorate the jars.
    Thank you for a beautiful idea!

    Hugs,
    Yelena

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  81. Love this idea, Amalia! Pinning it immediately, it's absolutely lovely! :)

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  82. Enid would be honored! This is adorable and perfect for a sweet little gift!

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  83. How beautiful !!! Amalia, you are very talented !!
    Greetings

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  84. How special to receive a lovely topper to some homemade jam, Lovely!

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  85. Thank you for this lovely idea! I'm planning to give lots of gifts from my kitchen this year, and this is a perfect way to make them extra special. Thanks again!

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