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:

Nancy Chan said...

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!

Maya Kuzman said...

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

Luciana F. Damiano said...

A perfect embroidery to pack a jelly delights

La Table De Nana said...

That absolutely makes the jam PRICELESS.
Loveeeeeee.

Géraldine B. said...

So so beautiful and lovely !

Anna said...

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

Things and Thoughts said...

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

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very sweet and so perfect as a gift!

Ellie Foster said...

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

mamasmercantile said...

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

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

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

Blessings,
Sandi

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

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 :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

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

Amy at love made my home said...

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

Kim said...

Sweet...and sweeter! ;)

Benita said...

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

FlashinScissors said...

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

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sooooo adorable! What a lovely gift it would make!

Pammy Sue said...

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.

September Violets said...

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

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Darling idea. Would make a good gift.

Lorrie said...

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

Kim said...

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

Daniela said...

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

Enara Girl said...

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

JES said...

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

Stins said...

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

Quilting Stories said...

Your embroideries are always wonderful, so refined!

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful as always. :-)

eileeninmd said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Teri said...

Absolutely charming and oh so pretty! ♥ Teri

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

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

Wonky Patchwork said...

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!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

Lara B. said...

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!

She loves to crochet said...

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

Heldasland said...

Stunning piece , your work is incredible

Unknown said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

SO pretty!!!

Magia da Inês said...

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Bordados muito graciosos!!!

Boa semana cheiinha de alegrias!
Beijinhos.
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Anna said...

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

Mereknits said...

Super cute, I love it.
Hugs,
Meredith

Beth said...

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

Anonymous said...

too cute! Do you make your own designs?

Toni said...

Lovely!

Tricia Buice said...

so lovely Amalia - love the poem too :)

VeggieMummy said...

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

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

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

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Very pretty!

Beauty Follower said...

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

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Sunflowers With Smiles said...

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

A Joyful Cottage said...

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

Poppy said...

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

xo
Poppy

Anonymous said...

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!

DD's Cottage said...

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

susan said...

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

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

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

Helen Philipps said...

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

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

sweet old-fashioned loveliness.

magnoliasntea said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching!

ileana-carmen said...

So beautiful!

Pura Vida said...

Just love this

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

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

Poções de Arte said...

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

Stacey said...

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

TLady said...

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!!! ;)

Burlap Luxe said...

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

Dewena said...

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!

Red Rose Alley said...

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

Donna said...

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

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

What delightful covers, so cute!
Caz xx

Unknown said...

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

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

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

Diane said...

Super cute idea Amalia.

Hugs diane

Deanies Stash said...

Very cute idea and tribute.

Rosie said...

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

Tricô e Mais Tricô said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Maya, that is sweet.

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you Ellie, how kind ♥

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

I know exactly what you mean WP :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you Beth! That is some compliment :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Yes, that is half the fun.

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

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.

handmade by amalia said...

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

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks! And a hug for you.

The Charm of Home said...

How pretty are those!!

Donna Wilkes said...

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

ewa777 said...

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

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

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

Green Thumb said...

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

Feral Turtle said...

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

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

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

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

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

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

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

aspiritofsimplicity said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

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

Thimbleanna said...

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

Ela said...

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

Sofi Moukidou said...

Wonderful!
Thanx for sharring!

Conniecrafter said...

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

Starr White said...

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!