Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Doomed Duet


Primrose and Orangette
are singing a duet 
at the village fete.

Orangette clears her throat
hits a high note
and startles a goat.

The goat bleats a cry
and runs into the guy
who sells meat pie.

The guy really tries
to save his meat pies
but hope soon dies.

All around the fair
people stop and stare
at the guilty singing pair.

Then the pie stand
topples to the ground.
And our duo is banned.



Featured: my hippie bus.
One day I will drive it to Tahiti
with the wind blowing in my hair.

112 comments:

Manu said...

Oh these are so cute!!!
Have a nice day

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

aww Amalia what sweet story and nice work :)

Maya Kuzman said...

I would love to escape to an island somewhere and forget about everything for just a while :)
Love the van...the poem too...

Ann said...

Primrose and Orangette are seriously cute. A hippie bus ride to Tahiti sounds like fun :)

Patricia said...

Oh what cute little people you have created, and I love the poem. What fun in a Hippie Bus! There are a lot of those around Australia...

FlashinScissors said...

Eeeek! How awful! All those pies lost!!!! Poor man! Poor Orangette ..... such embarrassment!
Lovely to see Orangette again! Loved the verse too!
Tee hee, I used to have a converted VW when I was very young ..... I wish I'd kept it! It was funny driving it here in England because it was a Left Hand Drive ..... and of course our cars here are RH drive ..... it did cause a few stares!
My camper van had been driven in South Africa before I bought it and had a "T" bar on the front .... not sure if this was for protection from wild animals or what?????
Barbara x

Luciana F. Damiano said...

Beautiful colorful bunnies

Nancy Chan said...

I love this cute poem about Primrose and Orangette.

Tricia Buice said...

I LOVE your duet and the hippie bus. I am sorry for the pies however, but he can make more!

handmade by amalia said...

Lucky you, Barbara. It is my dream car! I'm sure I'll find one some day, it will be Tiffany blue and of an adventurous nature.

handmade by amalia said...

Everyone is sorry about the meat pies. I'm just glad it wasn't the scones.

handmade by amalia said...

Road trip! We could go together. But I want to pick the music :-)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You have made me smile once again with your sweet talent and oh these bunnies!
xo
Jemma

Kim said...

Your tale and friends made me giggle...but that van...dreamy! And in red? Are you kidding me? Swing by the states and grab me on the way. Pretty please! :)

Bridget said...

They are so adorable! I loved the story too - if only the goat hadn't been startled. :-)

Vee said...

Your rhymes not only make me grin, they make me laugh aloud. What a wonderful hippie van! And Primrose and Orangette could not be more adorable.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I so love your hippie bus!!
What a mischievous double act!!! Loved the poem.
Have a wonderful week :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Primrose and Orangette look a little baffled by what mayhem their duet has caused at the fair. hehe They are darling little bunnies and I love the little details of the buntings and retro flowers on the bus. My parents owned a yellow and white VW bus just like it when we were growing up. I guess they still had a little hippy left in them. I hope someday you make that trip with the wind blowing in your hair!

magnoliasntea said...

Love, love this sweet story in prose. The subjects are adorable, and I hope you get to make that trip with the wind blowing your hair.

magnoliasntea said...

There's a gentleman in Pulaski, Virginia who bought hundreds of those vans, and when someone has an order for one, he builds what they want with parts from the others. I'll take a pic of his lot for you the next time we are there, Amalia. Dreaming is fun, eh?

Polly said...

Poor Orangette and Primrose, they didn't mean to cause such mayhem. Can I join your road trip please? I will bring cake :-)

Red Rose Alley said...

Primrose and Orangette are darling cloth dolls, Amalia. And your poems always make this girl smile. I heard one time that orange was the happiest color, and I think that's true.

Enjoy these wonderful March days, my sweet friend.

~Sheri

Lorrie said...

Cute and adventurous bunnies! Where are they hiding now, I wonder? Driving to Tahiti in a VW van would be an epic journey! Dream on!

Mereknits said...

Love the bunnies and the poem about their adventures.

Benita said...

What an adorable little pair they are!! And I love the hippie bus!! I've always dreamed of owning one myself...unfortunately, they are outrageously expensive!! Love and hugs!!

Tania Pelletier said...

Awww, what a cute poem!

Tania

MaryAnne said...

One of my neighbors drives a van like that! It makes me smile every time I see it.

handmade by amalia said...

You'll be SO welcome, Polly!

handmade by amalia said...

You must come, Kim! I'm putting a record player on the roof! Everything I needed to know I learned from Priscilla Queen of the Desert :-)

Preeti said...

They are cute!! And the van too:)

A Joyful Cottage said...

In my humble opinion, the goat should have been the one to be banned from the fair. Silly thing! Oh, well, I'm sure Primrose and Orangette will bounce back with their singing career. They look quite resilient, and awfully cute. A drive to Tahiti with the wind blowing through my hair sounds delightful. I'll pack my bags immediately! Hugs, Nancy

Dewena said...

My first chuckles of the day! Thank you, Orangette and Primrose and Amalia!

I'll be waiting for an account of your drive to Tahiti, Amalia,
Dewena

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Another cute and funny adventure for us to enjoy! Love the addition of the funky bus!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh how I adore these sweet wee felty friends!

Also, thank you so very much for your warm and heartfelt comments.

I wanted to let you know that I am nearing the end of my college experience and am currently doing a 7-week internship at a museum as a requirement for graduation. It is an interesting experience to be sure.

I must admit that I am struggling to try and manage my time and make sure my family's needs are met. Sadly, this leaves little time left for visiting my favorite people in the world and their fabulous blogs. I hope you'll have patience with me. Thankfully, this time won't last forever and I will soon, once again, be able to see all the wonderful things you are doing.

May glorious weather and lovely flowers put a spring in your step,
Laura

Kitchen Riffs said...

Cute! And such a fun post -- thanks.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen said...

Oh these are so adorable, Amalia. And that van also looks cute. :) Such a pretty and fun post.

Aritha said...

I love your felt nonsense :-)So cute.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oh, we just love your bit o' nonsense and sense of great adventure ... I feel the child inside giggling to see such fun.

Wishing you and the bunnies a splendid day...
Brenda

Pammy Sue said...

Love it. I hope you do! Groovy, man...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

A sad day for the pie man :) Love the duo and the Hippie Bus!!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

What an adorable duet Primrose and Orangette make, and I love the van, sweet poem.

Lowcarb team member said...

They look a very nice duet ...so colourful.
I enjoyed your poem.

Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Primrose and Orangette gave me a giggle, Amalia. How sweet! Love the hippie van, too. ♥

Conniecrafter said...

Oh no, quite the commotion they have made at the village fete, they will be the talk of the town :)
I love your bus with the flowers, I bet they want to jump right in after their ordeal :)
Have a great remainder of your week!

Anna said...

Ready to take some vacations ;)
They are both lovely !
Have a nice day !
Anna

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Your are full of surprises Amalia! Somehow I didn't picture you the hippie type, but I'm on board right there with you! Now what kind of music would we be playing?

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Hilarious! Those poor girls, such adventures they have! And I love that little red VW bus... a little trip sounds delightful indeed :)

Retro blue said...

You made me smile:)))))
Hugs :)

HWIT BLOGG said...

What a cute duet :) Have a happy weekend now, take care and have a lovely time...
Titti

Cheryl said...

Your stuffies are adorbs :-)

Carla from The River said...

I will go with you, we can sing and laugh and have our hair blowing in the wind. :-)
As always, love, love your posts.
Carla

handmade by amalia said...

There is a seat with your name on it, Carla, and we'll go on a school holiday :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Van Morrison. Definitely. Maybe a little Joni Mitchell thrown in?

handmade by amalia said...

Yes, they made a quick getaway straight to the tea shop and found consolation in a large slice of Victoria sponge :-)

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Those poor meat pies!!!
On a cool breezy day here, I love the thought of Tahiti!!
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Nina said...

Love the bus and the tiny bunnies!
Your poems make me feel happy and smile :)
Enjoy the weekend, Amalia!

Shannon @ Of The Hearth said...

What a sweet joy to see this post tonight! I love your creativity. The flowers on the van are great!

handmade by amalia said...

If it makes you feel better, Nancy, the other goats have been giving her funny looks since the Unfortunate Incident. And you must come, Nancy! It wouldn't be the same without you!

Margie said...

Another charming poem and image to bring a smile to my face!

Anna said...

Oh yes! And enjoy the trip!! xx

Poppy said...

Tahiti, huh? Wow, sounds intriguing!

Too bad about the doomed duet. They were so cute!

Have a wonderful week ahead, Amalia!

xo
Poppy

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Stopped by to get a happy hit of sweetness. Enjoyed your poem and pretty dolls.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL this one is like a Mother Goose rhyme :)

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Who knew that singing could bring such bad luck? I love the sound of your rhymes!
Those two girls look quite lovely, even though they had a bad day.
I wish you a nice week!

Teri said...

So, so cute. Hugs ♥ Teri

Celestina Marie said...

Oh my how cute. Love your poem.
Have a great week ahead 👩🏻‍🎨

Anonymous said...

Oh this poor duo;) Is there still a seat left in the bus? Haven't been to Tahiti yet! Thank you much for sharing this duo/duette's experience with ALL SEASONS! Have a bright springy week:):)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your cute little creations always bring a smile. Pick me up on your way to the city! Hugs, Diane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would love to ride to Tahiti in that bus!! If I sang out loud it would cause more havoc than Orangette did! (I can't carry a tune.) You make me smile -- thanks!!!

Rhodesia said...

Excellent. Have a good week Diane

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Love it! I can see your poem as a picture book. :-)

betty-NZ said...

What a great story!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Lovely poem, Amalia!
I imagine that Primrose and Orangette are singing in my bath room now!
Your hippie car is so cute!!!

akiko
www.akikohiramatsu.com

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your poem made me smile, Amelia. I do hope you get to drive that hippie van to Tahiti! Can I come along along for the ride?

Enara Girl said...

Super cute creations! I love the picture, the van looks good as well. xoxo

Rosie said...

Your poem made me smile,I can just imagine the catastrophe happening at the village fete:)

VeggieMummy said...

Adorable poem and I love your Hippy Bus - I could do with a full sized one to take off for the beach. xx

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Loved your darling characters, the hippie bus and your cute poem, Amalia. Too bad that Orangette and Primrose were banned!
Also, your little sampler from your previous post is so dear and creative!

Diane said...

What a fun poem Amalia and love the little characters.

Hugs Diane

Debby Ray said...

I am always amazed by the adorable characters and poems that you create for them! What a fun post!

cristina said...

I love the hippie bus! I want one! hahahaha!
Hope you've a nice day, dear Amalia!
kisses!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

This poem had me smiling throughout!

Ohmydearests said...

aahhh! delightful! have a beautiful week!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Here's a big grin from Thailand for your post, Amalia. Can I book a spot on your hippie bus to Tahiti please?
Wren x

Tanna said...

Smiling so big with dreams of the wind in our hair as I join you in the VW on the way to Tahiti!! Loved this post, Amalia. You always make me smile. blessings ~ tanna

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh you made me smile with that poem!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I can picture it all happening with a smile on my face! xx Karen

Rue said...

You always make me smile, Amalia :)

xo,
rue

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

Absolutely brilliant!
I too love your hippie bus.
xx

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, how sweet! Visiting your blog just makes me smile! I hope you one day live your dream and get on that hippy bus xx

Tamara said...

oh dear..oh my! what a catastrophi ;) Poor duet... but at least they tried! Such sweet characters.. your Primrose and Orangette. Made with happy colors and special odornments. I love your hippy bus. Thank you for the smile. Wishing you a lovely weekend <3

Tamara xo

decorayadora said...

hi dear Amalia!!! que lindo poema.. y esos muñecos son tiernos

Kasztanowy Domek said...

These are so cute!!!
kisses:-))

xxBasia

DeniseinVA said...

I love your hippy bus and Primrose and Orangette. Thank you for the cute story, I leave smiling :)

EricaSta said...

I love the Hippie Bus, and of cours your sweet poem.

niwibo said...

When you are driving to Tahiti, take me with, please.
I love such old Hippie Busses and a lot of sun and wind on my face.
Your poem is so sweet.
Sunny greetings, Nicole

Kathleen Our Hopeful Home said...

Oh my gosh how sweet! They look adorable (I love the colors) and the VW bus is fantastic! Love your poem and idea of taking a "vacation." xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

September Violets said...

My son has a similar VW Type 2, but the top doesn't pop up (and I think it's the bigger scale). My neighbour across the street is fixing up TWO full-sized Type 2 campers! Every so often we hear him rattling down the road revving that distinctive sounding VW engine. I hope Primrose and Orangette aren't banished for the entire fete :(
Wendy

Keri said...

Amalia, that's a fun poem, that poor duet. :) I'm sure you'll have a fun time traveling to Tahiti.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Love your hippie post an it brought back some great memories.. Also enjoyed your wacky and cute post...hope the duet improves in tone.

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

Ha, ha! Too cute as always!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, that is getting featured this week at Home Sweet Home! The doomed duet stole my heart! Tooo Cute! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

handmade by amalia said...

This is kind and completely made my day! Thank you :-)

handmade by amalia said...

They've already been let back in but no more singing :-)

handmade by amalia said...

This is turning into a group outing. Wonderful.

handmade by amalia said...

I'm so happy you're also joining, Tanna.

handmade by amalia said...

We would be honored to have a world traveler such as yourself :-)

handmade by amalia said...

You will be very welcome, Pat :-)

handmade by amalia said...

There is a seat with your name on it, Diane.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Sweet poem! I love the rabbits! xoxo Su

Isabel said...

Tão giro!

Nice!

Kreanimo said...

Those are zo cute!