Friday, November 6, 2015

Turn That Frown Upside Down


Last week I met the color brown
and asked him: Brown, why do you frown?
"I'm puzzled and I'm trying to think -
why do little girls so adore the color pink?"



Featured: a scrap-buster throw/tablecloth
made in many shades of brown

119 comments:

  1. You may not sew, Amalia, but you sure can crochet!

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  2. Wow! I knew you had been very busy at something... and what a precious rhyme to go with the blanket! I love all the shades of brown, and of course the pink shades too! :)

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  3. Beautiful !! I hope that Brown will find an answer !!! :-)) Have a lovely day !

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  4. Brown has never been so warm and inviting! Your throw is fantastic!

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  5. Adorei!
    Acho lindo os tons de marrom, rústico e aconchegante

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  6. Girls like brown also! :) Beautiful tablecloth.

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  7. Its a beautiful piece of crochet with a lovely mix of colours! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  8. It IS beautiful..and brown and pink are a marriage made in heaven.

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  9. Brown never looked so good! :)

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  10. Pink does go very well with brown! And I love your crocheted blanket. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Thanks for your dropping by my blog.
    As I child I didn't like the colour brown at all but as I got older I grew to love it. Now with all it's different shades its one of my favourites.

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    1. It's the same with me. Thanks for the visit, Jacqueline.

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  12. I would love to cuddle up in your beautiful throw all through the winter!

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  13. To me, browns are cozy colors. Browns remind me of winter sparrows.
    I like your throw and it looks perfect on the chair at the table. I'd pick that chair to sit in when I come to visit.

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    1. I hope you will. I'll make you brownies to complete the color theme :-)

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  14. So wonderful, my sweetest Amalia, these shades of brown make your tablecloth so of good taste, it's really refined, a true work of art ... sometimes are little details to make of simple things masterpieces, isn't it ?
    Thank you darling for sharing this so delicate work of yours,
    have a blessed end of the week
    with dear love
    Dany

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    1. Another wonderful comment, Dany. Thanks :-)

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  15. lovely little throw. I once learned to make the squares, but didn't know how to join them. I made enough squares for two throws, then I gave them away hoping they would find a home with someone who would finish that mess up. Glad to see your little guy is all put together.

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    1. I hope that there is a wonderful throw somewhere keeping someone warm.

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  16. Brown makes all those colours sing together in harmony. Such a pretty way to use up bits and pieces.

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  17. Amalia, brown looks very happy in your throw! ♥

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  18. How lovely! I love brown…………..

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  19. What a lovely stash buster project - I think I need to do something like that very soon! The browns are beautiful and very fitting for the autumn here. Have a great weekend. xx

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  20. What a lovely stash buster project - I think I need to do something like that very soon! The browns are beautiful and very fitting for the autumn here. Have a great weekend. xx

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  21. Lovely Amalia, tell Brown it can be happily married with Pink! Have a wonderful sunny week-end!

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  22. Yes, brown and it's shades can be quite beautiful ... and it does go with pink, which is my favourite colour!
    We are fortunate to have such lovely colours to choose from.

    I do like your little rhyme too

    All the best Jan

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  23. It's really perfect Amalia! What a great combination of colors! I can't do it so well. I begin with an idea and I finish with another...Haha,
    Happy weekend friend
    Olympia

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    1. I'm the same, Olympia. I always begin with an idea in mind and it evolves into something else :-)

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  24. Lovely colour combinations! Lovely photos too :)
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  25. Gosto do marrom nessa bela combinação de cores!...

    Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom!!!
    Beijinhos.
    ✿˚° ·.

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  26. Wonderful piece!
    I wish I could make one too ;)

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  27. Ha, ha - love it! Both the blanket and sentiments. What a refreshing change your blanket is!
    Caz xx

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  28. Amalia, I always look forward to reading your blog posts!! You're incredibly clever!! That's a very cute crocheted blanket!!

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  29. Amalia, I always look forward to reading your blog posts!! You're incredibly clever!! That's a very cute crocheted blanket!!

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  30. Lovely as always. :-)
    I do think your right about the color pink. :-))

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  31. Pink, pink, to make the boys wink! Brown looks lovely with little twinklings of colour peeking out here and there.
    Wendy

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  32. Wow, Wow, Wow! I can't believe you made that! When I was in high school I started a pink and white blanket, 45 years later it's still not finished! You have been busy Amalia, and it's just gorgeous! You did brown proud.

    xxx

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  33. It turned out beautiful Amalia. I love granny square throws because they can be made from leftover yarn. No wasted yarn. Love it.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  34. I am a massive fan of the 'proper' granny blanket in all colours - it is what granny squares were invented for. Jo x

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  35. Brown is quite right, he looks quite dashing with all the other colours on your blanket!

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  36. Oh, I love this throw, Amalia. It has one of my favorite colors, turquoise. This is truly a work of art.

    Have a nice week ahead.

    ~Sheri

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  37. So sweet Amalia! Brown should not be sad. Brown and pink together is one of my favorite combinations.

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  38. The colourcombination on this blankett is so mild and lovely!! This time poor brown will be loved by everybody.

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  39. I'm afraid I am guilty for not using brown , not because I don't like it, but for other reasons I just get bored working with it.I feel the same about working with navy blue, black. All the colours the Mr begs me to make him something with. I ran when he suggested a shades of brown scarf .Hehe.
    However , your colours are wonderful l love the turquoise.

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  40. Beautiful !!!!!!!!!
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  41. Poor brown color... It is indeed rarely a favorite. You have such a talent with words and rhymes. It is a pleasure to read you. And seeing what you have made, of course. (It may sounds like an afterthought, but it's not!) I like how you incorporated so many colors in this project. I particularly like turquoise next to poor brown. That should sheer him up.

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    1. Thank you, France. For me, the words and the work hold equal parts in the pleasure of creating.

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  42. Gosto de tons escuros e para mim não é problema vê-los nas artes.
    Adorei seu trabalho, parabéns!

    Abraços e ótima semana.

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  43. You know how to make brown pretty!

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  44. Beautiful and autumnal. And I really like the way you joined your squares. Anna x

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  45. that is a beautiful blanket. I love all the colours.

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  46. I like brown and I like pink and together they look wonderful together in your blanket. I like the turquoise in there too. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  47. Brown looks very happy! Stash busting is fun!

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  48. This look sooo beautiful Amalia :)
    I love all you make always nice !!

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  49. I love all the colors (brown included) you used in your piece. I've often wondered why little girls are drawn to pink and purple even if their mothers don't choose those colors for them.

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    1. Brain-washed by our Barbi culture, no doubt.

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  50. Really lovely. The colours all go together so well.

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  51. Oh my goodness! That many shades of brown is so lovely! I wanna make one wish you've have a DIY tutorial. Thanks for sharing this Amalia.

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    1. These are plain granny squares, Lei. I've used several scraps instead of a single yarn for each square.

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  52. Poor old brown...everybody loves pink! What a lovely blanket/throw or tablecloth, Amalia, whichever it is it will be loved! And such a sweet rhyme... You are clever! Quite adorable!
    Barbara xx

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  53. Oh my Amalia - this is a gorgeous throw. Lovely color combinations and great poem!

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  54. You are right brown can be very beautiful if you combine it well. Great work! xoxo

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  55. You are sooo talented. I wish I knew how to crochet!

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  56. Lovely and looking especially nice at your table with those beautiful colors!

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  57. Poor brown; it does get many frowns, I'm afraid, but thanks to your talent, it takes centre stage, albeit, in its always modest ways. Beautiful work, Amalia.

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. I've since met brown again and he was pondering the disappearance of bees. He is a deep thinker.

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  58. ...Because pink colour is trendy. Little girls know that too. I like blanket and poem:)

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  59. I love the colors together! No frowns here ;)))

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  60. Dear Amalia ... I so enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  61. love love love your throw!! And I see you're on Instagram :)

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  62. My great-aunt used to crochet like this. Brings back memories!

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  63. Wow gorgeous colors and design on your throw Amalia.

    Hugs diane

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  64. So pretty, and I love the brown with all the pops of color!

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  65. Very lovely! I love all handmade things-))
    Hugs,

    Yelena

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  66. So beautiful!! I always love the cute way you write your post:)

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    1. I'm glad you're back Preeti. Hope you had a fun vacation.

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  67. When my grand daughter was little I was surprised to see how popular brown and pink was for little girls. looks lovely together as in your little throw.

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  68. What a beautiful piece of art, Amalia...I really love the colors too :) Happy Tuesday !

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  69. I just love granny square throws and this one is especially pretty! As a little boy, my son's favorite color was brown!

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  70. Love, love, love the throw, Amalia. Beautiful colors - granny squares always look so cozy and homey to me.

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  71. I always thought brown was drab, but now I think it's really fab! (tee hee) Love all the colors you paired the browns with. Very pretty, Amalia. Hugs.

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  72. Hi Amalia,
    I love all of the colors in that pretty granny square blanket you made! What a lot of work but beautiful.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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  73. Love the blanket ... the browns look so warm and cozy.

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  74. This quilt will certainly do it for Mr. Brown! I think we're falling in love with brown again, even if little girls of all ages still love their pink!

    So many times I've noticed on your "Interests" profile section that you like the music of Johnny Cash. I do too, and he and June used to buy their Christmas trees each year from us when we were in the garden center business! Lovely, quiet man who just stood and waited until it was time to pull out his billfold.

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    1. Oh, Dewena, what a wonderful thing, thank you so much for sharing. I adore him and whenever I play fantasy dinner and Jane Austen is otherwise engaged, I invite him. And he always sings.

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  75. This is adorable and looks warm and cozy :-) Love your little closing poems. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Cute poem and a lovely quilt! Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  77. Such a cute quilt and love the brown and assorted colors throughout

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  78. I love your tablecloth's colors:)
    My mother gave me blue clothes, and she gave my sister pink.
    So I had adored for a long time.
    But now I can get my favorite color!

    akiko

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  79. How beautiful! Here in the states we call them "granny squares". They were very popular when I was a little girl, my mom even crocheted me a hat in that pattern!

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  80. Gorgeous colours, Amalia!
    I do love granny squares.

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  81. Brown has never looking so cheerful! Beautiful!

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  82. Absolutely wonderful your quilt Amalia! Well done to you!
    Olympia

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  83. This is so beautiful! I love the color brown and don't understand why so many people shy away from it! Hugs!!

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  84. Beautiful Amalia -- I love the pretty colors!

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  85. How pretty! Love the combination of colors you have used with the brown.

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  86. Truly a stash buster...I love how you've combined the colours and made something beautiful from scraps.
    Personally I like brown, it's warm.
    x

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