Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Days Are Here Again



The house is in an uproar
and everyone is gay,
a little baby girl
is coming home today.

Feeling quite resentful
is that little boy John,
what good is a sister -
babies make him yawn.

He knows well what is coming
all the fuss and noise,
she'd better leave him be
and never touch his toys!

But upstairs in the playroom
the toys are having fun,
they're throwing quite a party
and invited everyone.

The music box is playing
and the bear takes a chance -
he gears up all his courage
and asks the doll to dance.

They whirl about the room
and stumble on the bunny,
the bunny drops the cake
and even that is funny.

They've been quite sad and lonely
when John didn't want to play,
but now there is a baby - 
it is a brand new day!


This post is dedicated to all of you
who thought my doll and bear deserved better.
They thank you for caring.


Featured: some of my favorite softies
snuggled in a little bed
recycled from a cardbox.

132 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So adorable! :)

Gracie Saylor said...

Sweet, Amelia :) I love your clever makes and the ongoing adventures! xx

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So sweet!! Thanks for visiting!!

Hugs,
Deb

Wonky Patchwork said...

Ahhhh, thank you, perfect happy ending now! And they do look gorgeous, and very pleased with life, in their sleeping bag.

mamasmercantile said...

Now that really was incredible, such a great verse. You should get your work published it really is amazing. Take care and thank you for visiting and your encouraging comments.

Preeti said...

Sweet words for the cute ones !! You have a way to describe the sweetness:)

Unknown said...

Aw I loved this!!!

Ohmydearests said...

awww! this is beautiful! love your wonderful rhyme! and gorgeous softies! <3 (and your nieces drawings!)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

A lovely crochet sleeping bag to bring all your characters happily together in their recycled bed, Amalia! I see smiles all around and surely a smile to all who visit here. Thanks for sharing!

Luciana F. Damiano said...

It's a beautiful composition, congratulations.
Good week

Vee said...

Oh darling! Love your poetry...it's better than Mother Goose.

Kim said...

Lovely story! I like a happy ending! :)

La Table De Nana said...

You always make me smile.

a writing place said...

Oh how sweet!

And precious poetry to go with it.

Gentle Happy Spring hugs,
Tessa

Cranberry Morning said...

That is just darling! How wonderful.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is just darling! How wonderful.

Lowcarb team member said...

Five beautiful characters nestling together in their beautiful coloured bag ...
Lovely post
Lovely poem

Have a lovely week

All the best Jan

Maya Kuzman said...

The poem is fantastic Amalia and your dolls are beautiful and unique!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I think you could create a children's book with your delightful poetry and amazing creations! This is just too adorable, I could just imagine the dolls having their little whirl while John sulked... lol!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

That's a sweet poem and the dolls and bears are just adorable, Amalia. What a cute team!

Lorrie said...

Such a tender post, full of playfulness. The dolls look cozy, all tucked up together. Just like a sleepover party. I hope John enjoys the new baby eventually.

said...

Mas que poema mais fofo!! esses bonequinhos e essa bolsinha são lindos demais!
bjinhos

Anonymous said...

Love this whole family tucked in bed -too cute! Have you ever thought of writing a children's book?
Also, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your Spring with SEASONS this week -very much appreciated!

Ela said...

What a sweet post :))
Greetings

TLady said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!! ;) WHAT A SWEET POEM!!!! I came over because, I SO APPRECIATE your visits & your SWEET WORDS of encouragement AMALIA, MORE THAN YOU KNOW!!! It is people like you that make the world a NICER PLACE TO BE!!! ;) ((((HUGS!))))

Red Rose Alley said...

I love those little cloth dolls tucked inside their blanket. And the poem is such a cute one. Have you ever considered writing a children's book, Amalia? The girls want to write a children's book about their special traveling bear.

~Sheri

Mereknits said...

So cute!
Hugs,
Meredith

Sakuranko said...

Oh wow that is so cute darling
xx

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How adorable! The poem is so sweet and you are so talented Amalia, (love your name).
Thank you for your sweet visit.
Happy Easter and many blessings.
FABBY

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Amalia, another sweet, sweet poem, yes they needed more friends.

Ana said...

It is always a treat to visit, my sweet friend Amalia. Sweet post.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Gloria Baker said...

Amalia this is so cute and lovely :) :)

Gloria Baker said...

Amalia this is so cute and lovely :) :)

Lara B. said...

Ah... you paint such a fun scene with your words Amalia! I love your poem and the picture of your wonderful toys snuggled together!

Beth said...

A lovely little bed to tuck them all into!

akiko hiramatsu said...

What a lovely story, Amalia!!!
John seems to be happy♡

akiko

Quilting Stories said...

Amalia, your poems are the only ones I read! I love your little world. The crochet blanket and the dolls are so pretty!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolutely CHARMING! Everything from the perfect rhyme to the perfectly handmade "dolls" - but we know better: they are REAL!!!!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh my, SO sweet!! I am sure the bear and doll are thrilled to be in your sweet poem.

Kim said...

I am clapping my hands with glee your bear and doll have a new little one to play with. Perhaps John will come around....how could he not join in all that fun upstairs.....and cake too; he doesn't know what he is missing. Gorgeous, gorgeous poem Amalia and those softies and crochet blanket....just beautiful!

The French Hutch said...

This "Happy" post has me smiling and just can't stop! Your sweet poem describes any little one waiting on a new baby sibling to arrive home. The doll babies just to adorable! Thanks for my early morning smiles to go with my coffee……….Happy Spring.

Feral Turtle said...

You have such a way with words. LOVE this post! Cheers.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Giggles galore! Oh, my dear friend, you are a delight. I always share your poems with Dennis (as you probably already have surmised) and he said just now, "She brings so much joy!" Yes, yes, you do. Love from us in the U.S.. ~ Nancy

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Amalia, I love the cute bed you made, the stuffed toys, the beautiful crochet blanket and of course the story!
TFS this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Have a wonderful week and weekend.
Julie xo

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

So sweet xx

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is so sweet, Amalia! When my oldest daughter was a little girl she used to name all of her stuffed animals. I'll bet the new little sister will love these dolls very much :)

Carla from The River said...

Sweet as can be. So happy they got a chance to play and laughed about the cake. What a good group they are.
xx oo
Love, Love your imagination!!
Carla

Daniela said...

Awww !
happy days are always here, when you are by my side, darling Amalia !

I wish you a blessed remainder of your week and a Happy Easter ahead,
sending gentle hugs and love to you

Dany


The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Such a sweet poem, dear Amalia! Your words always make me smile. Thank you for spreading joy! xo ♥

Mary K. said...

And everyone will be happy in the end, maybe even little John! Love all of your beautiful crafts.

Amy at love made my home said...

They look so cute and happy!!! Just gorgeous! xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Ahhh...favorite softies all together! I brought out one of my favorite rag dolls to sit here beside me as I write on my computer. I needed the comfort! Sweet hugs, Diane

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Cute adorable softies!!!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

So sweet! And fun :)

Keri said...

Amalia, I'm so glad the bear and doll will be loved again!!

Annas Nadelbuch said...

Oh dear Amalia, your softies are so sweet !!! Also love the poem , puts me a smile on my face.
Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter to you and your family .
Warm regards, Carmen

Anna said...

What a lovely and united family !!!!
Great post !
Have a nice day !
Anna

JES said...

YAY! Thank you. I love a happy ending! :)

Anna said...

You should put your little stories in a book. Brilliant! And what sweet picture! Anna x

Conniecrafter said...

Your stories are always so cute, love the little bed and blanket you made for them, they sure look happy altogether :)

DD's Cottage said...

The bed is the topper for these cuties!

Ana Love Craft said...

Adorable poeam and sweet dolls, Amalia! I loved reading your beautiful post!
Have a Happy Easter!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Tricia Buice said...

Oh Amalia - this post brought tears to my eyes because today my brand new granddaughter went home with our son and daughter-in-law. A new family and they are so happy! We are thrilled too. All new toys have found a home in her lovely new bedroom. Jayden is two days old today! Love your poem and the pretty bed. They are snug and happy!

Jess said...

This is SO cute!! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

handmade by amalia said...

That may well be the best compliment ever, Vee! Thank you!

handmade by amalia said...

How kind, Maya. Thank you!

handmade by amalia said...

It is one of my dreams to one day write a book. Thank you very me for this wonderfully supportive message.

handmade by amalia said...

How kind, Lorrie. I am happy to report that John is coming around.

handmade by amalia said...

Well, of course they are real! And don't they work hard for us :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, I hope they are! I didn't think to ask them :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Isn't it just like a little boy to sit sulking in the corner and make you work extra hard to coax him out of it? Thank you for this lovely, lovely comment, Kim.

handmade by amalia said...

Joy works both ways, Nancy! You are both so very kind. Thank you!!!

handmade by amalia said...

I used to name them as well! Half of them were named Cindy for some reason. I'd forgotten about that :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Carla. I'm wondering if I should continue with their story or move on. I've never written a follow-up post before and it was fun.

handmade by amalia said...

I so like this idea of sharing my post with one of your favorite dolls, Diane. Perhaps she could come to the party, though I did spot a rather nice tea party on going on at yours.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your poetry and wonderful creations always tickle my heart in the best of ways.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, that's adorable -- your little poems are always so sweet and fun! And this one has a happy ending -- YAY!!!

Heldasland said...

Adorable poem, you are extremely talented. Happy Easter

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

They are adorable and look so cozy in the granny squares...love the poetry too...and happy ending are a good thing. Thanks for visiting!

Ida said...

Just got caught up with the post below and then this one. Both were wonderful and so much fun to read.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are just as cute as can be! They look so happy snuggled up together.

Gumbo Lily said...

They all look so snug and cozy in bed together! I don't think they are going to sleep tho. They look wide awake!! Congrats on the new baby girl that's part of your life. How fun!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I laughed out loud at the photo! so darn cute and the poem is delightful :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I laughed out loud at the photo! so darn cute and the poem is delightful :)

Jacqueline said...

That is all just so lovely!

September Violets said...

Ha!! Ha!! Loved this Amalia! Makes me want to slip upstairs to join the toys' party! Let's crank up the turntable!!
Wendy x

Marilyn said...

Love your poetry....please write more!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Amalia, I see a children's book in your future! Perfectly charming!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Little John may be apprehensive, but he'll love his baby sister when she arrives. In a few years, this is he who may be twirling his sister around the room. :-)
Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn Link party. Have a good weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a cute poem! Happy days welcoming home a new baby girl. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend.

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Hello Amalia,
This is Shirley from Teach The Younger Women blog. Just stopping by to say hello and thank you for your comment. I love your blog and added it to my sidebar so I can visit when you post.
Have a beautiful day,
Shirley

VeggieMummy said...

So glad that their story had a happy ending. Happy Easter. xx

VeggieMummy said...

So glad that their story had a happy ending. Happy Easter. xx

Stacey said...

I'm thinking you could write children's books and use your creations as the illustrations. Have I said that before?

Amalia, thank you for sharing your amazing skills with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Happy Easter. :)

Cheryl said...

Darling! Boy... at my house, my cats would be fighting over who gets to sleep on all those babies in that adorable bed lol...

TexWisGirl said...

so cute.

Lenka said...

What the lovely toys! They made my day.
Happy Easter to you!

Decor To Adore said...

Truly darling softies! Thank you for linking up this wonderful post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday. May you have a glorious Easter!

Dewena said...

I had to go back and find out the story on the little doll and bear. They do look happier now!

So it is now 4 days since the precious baby girl came home? Has it been a wonderfully busy time? All is well? Big brother is adjusting and lots of story time to entertain him?

Blessings to all,
Dewena

Bernideen said...

These are darling and will be included in my Special Featured Blogs tomorrow! Thanks for sharing and linking!

Art and Sand said...

I had to laugh at the timing of my reading this. A family member just had a baby today. Her little boy looked at his new baby sister and asked if she had to come home with them.

Thanks for sharing your poem at SYC.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Amalia. Its a very beautiful poem. You can write so well. I hope little John is getting used to having a little sister getting all the attention. All those soft cuties are looking forward to play with little sister.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Amalia. Its a very beautiful poem. You can write so well. I hope little John is getting used to having a little sister getting all the attention. All those soft cuties are looking forward to play with little sister.

Rosie said...

How lovely and amusing too with John's attitude to his new sister. I'm glad all the toys will be loved once more. Great poem:)

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, little boys are so sweet, especially when they don't mean to be 😘

handmade by amalia said...

They were when I took the photo. There's been a tiff or two since then.

Diane said...

What an adorable poem Amalia and such sweet crochet and embroidery toys.

Hugs Diane

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

That is the sweetest poem and your little cuddly babies are so darling. Happy Easter.

Ela said...

I wish you a very Happy Easter, Amalia !!

Bonnie said...

So many comments. Congratulations on the new baby! Such excitement.

Your poem is lovely. What a great gift God has given you!

Precious handmade dolls all tucked under the granny square afghan.
Have a blessed Easter.

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Easter, dear Amalia.

love, ~Sheri

Margie said...

Adorable! Your toys will fit right in with Woody and the rest of the gang from Toy Story.

white and vintage said...

Hello Amalie,
Happy Easter and lovely Greetings,
Christine

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What adorable toys, Amalia, and I loved your sweet poem. The crocheted granny square blanket is perfect for all of them to cuddle under.

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

Precious toys and precious poem! And how creative is that box?
hugs,
Jann

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Very nice, sweet and lovely. All! Happy Easter. Mariuccia

Jodiebodie said...

Spring is the perfect time to bring a new baby into the world. Lots of excitement even if some people are less than impressed! ;-) Happy Easter!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Amalia, thank you so much for coming to visit my post! I lost quite a bit of readers when I took a long break, and it's lovely to see someone comment. Yes, I am a lover of aqua blue and white, and you are kind to comment on it. I just enjoy light colors in my home! I hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday to simply relax and dream! Anita

Tania Pelletier said...

How sweet! Love all those cute little stuffies!

Tania

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Nina said...

How delightful, Amalia! Have you ever thought of making a book for children with your poetry and the pretty photos of you crafts? Both the adults and kids would love to read your poems!
Have a joyful Easter,
Nina xx

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I'm so happy to inform you Amalia that I featured this at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We hope to see you again. Enjoy the week. Julie xo

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful news, Julie. This absolutely made my day :-)

handmade by amalia said...

A lovely idea, Margie. They will enjoy going on adventures.

Anonymous said...

Hi Amalia,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I came to have a look at your blog and immediately became your new follower at Bloglovin'.
What lovely things you make and I think it's wonderful how you write your blog with poems.
Happy to have discovered your blog.
Have a nice day, Sigrid

Suzan said...

Adorable little new born toys!!
Such a sweet poem as well!!
Very special!!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Adorable photo, and such a sweet, creative poem!

Laura Lane said...

What a lovely poem!

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Beauty Follower said...

Cute happy party!

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Sandra said...

I wish I would be a child again to play with the dolls! Wishing you a lovely week!

Sandra xxx

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