Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Once Upon a Time


Long ago when I was four
I think I was a bit of a bore,
my room was always such a mess
and mother had to help me dress.

I didn't like to share my toys
and sometimes fought with other boys,
I always wanted something sweet
and couldn't even cross the street.

I think back on those times and laugh -
now that I am four-and-a-half.



Featured: This embroidery was created
from a drawing by my niece Michal.
Still wondering what to make with it.

94 comments:

  1. Great poem Amalia and what a wonderful way to capture the little picture, I'm sure you'll do something brilliant with it.

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  2. SO CUTE ! :)) You give me an idea of using some of my kids drawings (which I kept), and then put them all in a quit .....

    In stitches,
    XOXOXO
    Nadine

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    1. I love the quilt idea, Nadine. Looking forward to seeing that.

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  3. Amazing embroidery made based on the design of your niece.
    Very cool!

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  4. Such, such fun, Amalia. I love the fact he didn't take very long to be all grown up. Your embroidery is so sweet.

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  5. Que trabalho divertido!
    Que tal uma almofada? Acho que ficaria legal, ainda mais para o quarto dos pequenos...

    Abração e ótimo dia.

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  6. What a lovely poem Amalia! I loved it and couldn't help but laugh at the ending :)
    I always highly appreciate projects like this - when kids' drawings are transferred onto a textile project. I am sorry I didn't make many with my kids when they were younger.
    I don't know how big the piece is but to throw some ideas I think a cushion or a (tablet) cover would be nice. Last but not least, my compliments to Michal on her inspirational drawings!

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    1. I must decide so it doesn't end on my unfinished pile, there is no more room there!

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  7. A little pillow?A large horizontal journal cover?
    No wait..a cookie cutter:)

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  8. So precious...

    How talented you are, to be able to do this. :-)

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  9. This is SO sweet. Your young niece is quite an artist and you are amazing to be able to turn her artwork into a masterpiece!

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  10. Such a sweet post as always could you make it into a wall hanging? its so lovely and so is the poem to go with it, dee x

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  11. 6 months is a long time for a 4 year old, plenty of time to grow up! Love your colourful version, so true to the original and yet bright and colourful too.

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  12. wonderful little piece. Maybe a small pillow for a child's rocking chair?

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  13. Dear Amalia ... such a sweet posting. Thank you for sharing. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  14. Adorable!!!! You made me laugh - thank you :)

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  15. What a cute poem, and an adorable picture. Your niece is a very talented artist! I've embroidered pictures drawn by little peeps too and framed them in embroidery hoops to keep it all very simple. I love the addition of the coloured felts, they really liven it up!
    Wendy

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  16. I just love how you recreate the children's drawings Amalia! Did Michal claim this one for herself? She might have ideas on what you could make with it.
    Your poem is so wonderful and funny! I love how whimsical your poetry is. Someday you should gather them all together in a book!

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    1. She has yet to claim it. I wonder if I'll get to keep one or if she's waiting to see what I make with it :-)
      Thanks for another lovely comment. And a hug.

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  17. I love it, such a keepsake.
    Meredith

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  18. I think I may have said this before, and at the risk of sounding redundant I'll say it again, but you must write a book!! :)

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    1. As many times as you like, Kim! I love hearing it :-)

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  19. You (and Michal) make the cutest things together!
    I agree with Kim. A book with all these beautiful embroideries and poems, would be a lovely thing.

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  20. YOU are very creative! Love your stitching and poem.

    :)Hope

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  21. SO charming...I love how you used the drawing!

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  22. You always make me smile. Lovely stitching and clever as ever poem.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  23. Adorable drawing and and stitching. Sweet poem. Love your art……...

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  24. It is a joy to admire your creative efforts, Amalia! Thanks for posting! xx

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  25. So totally sweet, embroidery,drawing and the poem too! Love it! Xxx Mirjam.

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  26. So cute, both the creation and the poem :) One day I will try your way of writing a post , will let you know when I do :) hope that's fine, I am not good at rhyming words.

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    1. I will look forward to that, Preeti, I'm sure that it will be great.

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  27. Hi Amalia, it is very cute! I will give to my students. I wrote to you this week. Sandra

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! I hope that you'll let me know how your students like it.

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  28. Oh my! This is my granddaughter exactly!! She is 4 1/2. What a great poem. I think you should frame your lovely work with your poem printed underneath.

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  29. WOW You are so talented Amalia!!! That is amazing.

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  30. I'm in agreement with Kim, Amalia. You must write a book. I love coming here because you always make me smile. And I share your wit and talent with my husband, and that makes him smile, too. So everyone is happy here this morning. Thank you! Never, ever stop spreading the joy, my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. This comment made so happy, Nancy. Now I feel the joy as well. Thank you!

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  31. Loving both the poem and the embroidery! I think it would look beautiful framed or perhaps a pillow. Your work is always so beautifully done.

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  32. I love the poem, drawing and you needle work Amalia. TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  33. So cute, they must get such a kick out of your stitching's using their drawings and that poem is just the cutest especially they way it ends, LOVE it!

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  34. Yyou gave me a smile on my face with your post today . Thank you dear Amalia !
    What a lovely poem. Have a wonderful week .

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  35. I love the embroidery. Love all the colors. Great poem, too! I would make a pillow out of it. =)

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  36. Lovely poem and embroidery, Amalia. I think it would be nice framed along with the poem. You are so talented, my friend! xo ♥

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  37. Adorable embroidery, Amalia. The pretty drawing is really inspiring! Lovely poem!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  38. I wonder how proud he is to have inspired you in creating such a wonderful panel ... the project is his ;) !!
    Thank you for sharing always so much sweetness and love
    sending dear hugs across the miles,
    with gratitude
    Dany

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    1. No worries, times flies, you'll catch up soon :-)

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  40. Amalia, this is hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh!! :)

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  41. Well I'm sure that YOU were never a bore, and I have no doubt that Michal is not either!

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  42. Adorable!! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  43. I love embroideries created from children's drawings; it's such a lovely way to preserve them. Maybe a small cushion or lavender bag? Have a happy week. xx

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  44. I love embroideries created from children's drawings; it's such a lovely way to preserve them. Maybe a small cushion or lavender bag? Have a happy week. xx

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  45. Oh wow... such intricate work, it is beautiful! And your poem lovely to match... so funny! Perhaps a pillow? Or a framed piece of art... as indeed it is!

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  46. Adorable! I think this is such a lovely idea. I'm so grateful I saved some of my daughter's drawings. If I remade her drawings with embroidery, I'd put them in a quilt.

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  47. Absolutely adorable! I love the poem and that precious drawing! Hugs!

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  48. Such a great idea to make little girl's drawing into an embroidery!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  49. Ha, ha, ha..... She's quite a girl, looking back on her past and analyzing it.
    But she also has a laughing mind and a tender heart, as we can see in her felt rendition. She's beautiful and looks happy, surrounded by her pretty flowers. :-)

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  50. How adorable!!! Your little embroidered piece would look wonderful framed and hung on a wall!

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  51. Adorable !!!
    Have a nice and creative weekend !
    Anna

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  52. So adorable and so true :) I have a grandson who will be four next month. What a precious drawing and piece you made from it. I'll bet Michal would love it framed in her bedroom! Her drawing is really cute!

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  53. Thank you for a smile:)))
    Hugs for you and Michal:)

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  54. Sorry Amalia, it was me-Passon retro. I didn't change my nick.

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  55. Oh gosh...this is so cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  56. Love the colours in the embroidery and love the verse too!

    Hope you are having a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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  57. Love how you translate drawings to fabric. Really cute! And a fun poem, too.

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  58. Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great week!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  59. So cute, Amalia! I love the colors you chose and the drawing by your niece is adorable. Perfect poem for it as well :)

    xo,
    rue

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  60. You are so creative! I love my visits here! Thank you for sharing these treats on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  61. What a sweet idea to use your nieces drawing as a pattern, Amalia. How about turning the piece into a little wall hanging for her room?

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  62. I think it is so neat how you can transform a drawing into a new piece of art! A true gift :)

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  63. It's so cute amalia! I could be a pillow case.

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  64. How adorable - both the poem and the pic!!

    Your trip to the market in your previous post reminds me of all the wonderful ones on Crete; so intriguing!

    xo
    Poppy

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  65. Hello dear!
    I have a giveaway, maybe you want to join it.
    Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  66. this just made me LAUGH; so darn cute...both the embroidery and poem!! :)

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  67. this just made me LAUGH; so darn cute...both the embroidery and poem!! :)

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  68. Michal's illustration is so lovely!!!

    akiko

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  69. You sure did have a great day out, great food, views and and little rust!

    Carol

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  70. make something for Michal's mother to cherish?
    Or for granny?

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    1. I like this idea. I think my sister would, as well :-)

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  71. I must have rocks in my head not to come to your blog more often. It's always, always, always a pure delight to visit your beautiful site. Love that embroidery work based on your niece's artwork. What a treasure. Loved the bit of poetry too.

    Sending happy wishes and thanks...
    Brenda
    xox


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    1. Such a lovely comment, Brenda. Thank you :-)

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