Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mr. Candy Man



Wouldn't it be dandy
to live in a world made of candy?

My gingerbread house
will smell ever so sweet,
and bright jelly beans
will pave out the street.

Giant lollipop trees
will reach to the clouds,
and I'll eat tons of toffee -
no grown-ups allowed.

I'll live in this world
with my bear and my doll,
and my good friend the dentist
will take care of us all.


Featured: Mr. Candy Man himself -
my little nephew Ariel
with a blanket and a soft ball that I made for him.

114 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea, the ball
    Gorgeous
    Julie xxxxx

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  2. How fascinated he looks by them both, these photographs of yours are truly stunning and your little nephew is so tender and sweet !
    You had a gorgeous idea to make not only the blanket but also the ball with the same yarns and the same colours, I'm sure that he's caught by this, first of all ... he's so tender !

    Thank you for this so beautiful post, my dearest Amalia,
    may your Sunday be blessed with love
    xox
    Dany

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  3. Ariel very sweet, crochet ball and blanket very lovely idea!! I like very much your post!! Mariuccia

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  4. Oooh that's so sweet! He loves your presents dear auntie ;-).
    Lots of love from Mirjam.

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  5. Love, love the blanket and matching ball. Cute poem, too.
    Have a great day!

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  6. Love, love the blanket and matching ball. Cute poem, too.
    Have a great day!

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  7. Lovely post !!! The blanket and the ball-cube are lovely !!!! And the little boy cute !!!
    Lovely words too !!!
    Have a fun week !
    Anna

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  8. you can almost see the man he will be 20 years from now. Cute idea of the matching ball and blanket.

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    1. I didn't think of that but you are right, there is that look about him.

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  9. Babies always make my heart flutter with love and delight! Your Ariel is adorable and I am sure the quality control passed with flying colors :)

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    1. That is exactly what I said, Maya! I do hope I passed the inspection :-)

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  10. Ha-ha! So sweet! Literally. Love the colors of the blanket and the ball.

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  11. Oh Amalia what a lovely post.
    I so enjoyed the photo's of your little nephew Ariel, so cute.
    ... and the blanket and ball are great too.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  12. I love babies..he's gorgeous Amalia and so are his gifts from you..lucky ittle boy:)

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  13. Those are wonderful presents for the little man.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. He is so cute, love that expression on his face in the first picture! He can easily grab hold of the big ball you made him, can't he? The colors in the blanket and ball are very cool. And to live in a gingerbread house would be also!

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    1. Except in the summer! What happens in the summer?

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  15. Ohhhh precious.... And blowing that bubble in the second photo! :-)))))))))

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  16. Super gifts and such sweet pictures. Jo x

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  17. Oooh....I love the idea of your candy world. Could we cover some parts with chocolate, too?? I suspect the dentists would have very, very fat purses in this little world. Your crochet is beautiful, as is your nephew Ariel; he is so very sweet. The crochet ball is very cool...love, love the colours. I never leave your lovely place, Amalia, without a smile on my face. Your blog is the most delightful of places to visit!

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  18. Precious boy, crocheted gifts and story, Amalia. Thanks for posting :) xx

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  19. Such a nice poem with so coulerful and lovely pictures!
    Nice Greetings,
    Christine

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  20. Such a nice poem with so coulerful and lovely pictures!
    Nice Greetings,
    Christine

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  21. Aww the baby is beautiful as is the blanket and ball. :0)

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  22. Dear Amalia ... so very precious! Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

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  23. A very 'sweet' poem, Amalia, I loved it! The baby boy is beautiful and I believe he's kept his eye on that cuddly ball the whole time he's been resting on that lovely blanket!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  24. What lovely gifts, the colours look great together! Gorgeous nephew too!
    Caz xx

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  25. I love getting your posts first thing in the morning. They just brighten my day!! How adorable is your nephew, the blanket and ball and the poem...so precious!

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  26. Your nephew is so happy with the ball and the blanket :) Lovely words, as always :)

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  27. Your nephew looks thrilled with his new blankie and ball you crocheted, Amalia! I just learned to crochet and I can't wait to start creating sweet crochet items.

    I always enjoy visiting your blog to see what you're creating and read your clever poetry that accompany your photos. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. How wonderful, Vickie! Crochet is the very best of crafts and don't let anyone tell you differently :-)

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  28. Lovely ball and blanket, cute poem and wonderful little man. What a lovely post! M x

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  29. Adorable!! You are one talented lady and one lucky aunt!

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  30. Mr. Candy Man is adorable, Amalia! Lovely poetry, my friend. Beautiful creations from his talented aunt! xo ♥

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  31. He is too cute and love that you made him a matching ball to his so cute blanket!! Fun poem to go with the post :)

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  32. Mas que fofo!!! Linda criança, lindas peças! Que cores mais alegres!

    bjinhos

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  33. Amalia, what a lovely poem, and yes that would be a fantastic world to live in. I like the granny square blanket and pillow you made!!

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  34. Cute poem and beautiful blanket and ball for precious baby!

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  35. Sweet as can be. I love the ball and blanket. Great colors. :-)

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  36. I loved this poem so much!
    Your nephew is adorable :)

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  37. He's the most darling little man! And the blanket and ball are so lovely!

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  38. What a gorgoeus blanket and such an adorable little man!

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  39. OMG what a cute little guy he is!!! I could eat him up along with your sweet poem. What a great blanket and ball. How lucky to have such a talented Auntie!! Cheers.

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  40. What a squeezable delight your little nephew is! And the ball and blanket you made for him absolutely adorable!!!!!!! I always delight in your poetry... quite gifted you are in that department my friend! Have a blessed day!

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  41. He is adorable Amalia. Love your blanket and ball - so cute :)

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  42. Gorgeous, Amalia!!! I looooooove this blanket! and Ariel is so cute...!!!!
    A big hug from Catalonia!

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  43. Gorgeous, Amalia!!! I looooooove this blanket! and Ariel is so cute...!!!!
    A big hug from Catalonia!

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  44. You have a super cute man! Great blanket! xoxo

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  45. How sweet little Ariel is !!!!I see he loves your crochet blanket and ball .
    You have wonderful colors selected, like it very much. Have a nice week, Carmen

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  46. He's adorable!

    Cute poem ....... did you right it yourself?

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    1. Yes, I write all the poetry on my blog. Thanks for visiting!

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  47. Your little nephew is adorable :) He looks like he's enjoying his new gifts. Cute poem ... it's good to remember a dentist is your friend when you live in such a sweeeeet house.
    Wendy

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  48. Mr. Candy Man seems to really enjoys his big ball ! What a great gift you've made ! And gorgeous, with all those colors beautifully assembled !

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  49. Love your poem and that precious baby!! So adorable!! Hugs!

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  50. Adorable baby!I love the beautiful blanket and ball that you made, Amalia! The colors you chose are so gorgeous! Sweet photos too!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  51. OMGoodness! Mr. Candy Man is adorable!!
    And the afghan and ball are amazing. Love the colors and pattern.
    You're good, Amalia!!

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  52. Your nephew is too sweet (pun intended)! He is a terrific model for your beautiful afghan and ball. I would love to live in your world made candy, especially since the street are paved with my favorite - jelly beans! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

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  53. He is adorable! And your crochet is lovely x

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  54. I saw your post before and it is very cute. I have a giveaway, it is a kawaii box, maybe you will like it for children. Have a nice day!

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  55. Ariel's first photo made me laugh and smile. He looks so surprised with his pretty new ball "All this for me?" He really seems to be inspecting your little blanket too - so sweet!
    Speaking of sweet Amalia, this poem is so much fun! The last part about the dentist made me laugh. :)

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  56. Love this Amalia!!! :) That soft ball is so neat and the poem is so "sweet"! :)

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  57. What a sweetheart he looks. I love the colours of the ball and blanket. Another great poem too. Enjoy the weekend. xx

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  58. What a sweetheart he looks. I love the colours of the ball and blanket. Another great poem too. Enjoy the weekend. xx

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  59. Amalia, these pictures are so cute of your nephew, and the blanket and soft ball you made for him are wonderful. You know, you should put a collection of your poems together and make them into a book, just a thought. They are delightful.

    Have a happy weekend.

    ~Sheri

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  60. What darling pictures and poem Amalia.

    Hugs Diane

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  61. Dear Amalia
    Awe I just want to pick him up for a cuddle - what a handsome little man!
    Love the crochet blanket and ball and I can see he does too!
    Your poem is great fun and yes the dentist would have to be on hand with all those sweets!!!!
    Shane x

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    1. And he would go to you, Shane. A friendly sort of baby (unless he wants to eat or sleep, of course :-)

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  62. This is such a neat idea! And the model is completely adorbs! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  63. oh my goodness look at those little fat rolls / LOVE him ...so cute ! :) He certainly loves your sweet gifts!

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  64. What a handsome baby boy! I think he likes what you've made for him too :)

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  65. Your nephew is a doll! He's lucky to have such a talented aunt :)

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  66. He's precious! I love those pudgy legs. :)

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  67. Oh bless him!! What a little cutie pie!! What precious gifts you have made for him! He's a lucky little man to have such a clever Aunty!!

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  68. How gorgeous is he??! I love the ball and the blanket, a very lucky little man xx

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  69. What a happy boy he looks with his special gifts of ball and blanket:)

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  70. Oh my gosh! What a cutie and I love the ball and blanket, and easy to see that he does as well! Did you write the darling poem?
    hugs,
    Jann

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  71. Hi Amalia, such a beautiful poem, love the ball and blanket. Beautiful post!

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  72. He's adorable, Amalia. Love those bright, big brown eyes! He's certainly enjoying his Auntie's gifts. They're beautiful. Love the poem, and of course I had to read it aloud to Dennis. We so enjoy your posts! Hugs, Nancy

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  73. What a lucky nephew! My kids still have their favorite crocheted baby blankets, I'm sure he will have his for a long time to come! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

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  74. Oh Amalia, this was just too precious! Such a cutie pie and your creations are stunning. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  75. Just popping by to catch up, what a handsome little man. I love the beautiful ball such a great make for a child, inspirational.

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  76. Que belo trabalho e as fotos do seu sobrinho, lindas!!!
    O poema não poderia ilustrar melhor tanta doçura. Gostei do "dentista cuida de todos nós!" rsrsrs.
    Abração esmagador e ótima semana.

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  77. Your sweet nephew is adorable!! I bet you made the ball and the blanket!!! You are amazing at all the beautiful things you create. I am intrigued how you got the ball to fit.
    I am in awe of your poetic ability! I know your gift is God given as all our talents are. It is a special gift that most can not do.
    Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie, how kind! And I filled the ball with fiberfill.

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  78. Awww. such sweetness. The ball and blankets is so pretty. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing pictures of your nephew. xo

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  79. Hello Amalia,
    thank’s a lot for your lovely comment!
    Hugs,
    Christine

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  80. Hi Amalia, what a little darling. So so cute and your blanket and ball is adorable. Love the color and the design. You are one talented lady. Sweet poem too. Have a great week. xo

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  81. Hi Amalia, what a little darling. So so cute and your blanket and ball is adorable. Love the color and the design. You are one talented lady. Sweet poem too. Have a great week. xo

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  82. What a cutie patootie your little nephew is. It looks like he's loving the blanket and the soft ball. What sweet gifts that you made for him!

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    1. I've been calling him cutie patootie since I read your comment, Kitty. He seems a bit baffled. LOL

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  83. Oh goodness, he's too cute! And looks extra comfy with that blanket!

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  84. Too cute! Love the bright colours of the crochet blanket and ball.

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  85. Ariel is adorable and he sure seems to like the blanket and ball.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  86. Sooo cute!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  87. What a sweet boy and a sweet poem!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  88. The blanket and ball are almost as gorgeous as you're little nephew :) just perfect!

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  89. That little fellow is just sooo adorable! Beautiful photos.

    Brenda
    xo

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  90. What a darling baby! I made much smaller balls when my grands were babies and they still love and play with them. That size looks great!

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  91. Ahh he looks so cute and looks as if he loves the blanket and ball! Sarah x

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  92. How sweet - the poem, your nephew and the blanket and ball you made!

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  93. I love that first photo Amalia, he looks so indignant. Fab crochet makes ...lucky boy. x

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  94. This is a great sweet little man:)

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  95. He is a very beautiful boy with your love♡

    akiko

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  96. SO sweet Amalia -- they're all beautiful!!!

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  97. Ariel will love playing with his new soft ball and matching blanket!!
    Lovely colors that you used!!

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