Monday, November 20, 2017

Little Angels


Ten things I've learned from the company of children:

1. Many of life's problems can be sorted with something sweet and a cuddle.

2. Sharing may well be caring but it is best not to touch other people's toys.

3. The doctrine of The Other Cheek does not apply to the playground:
if they push you off the swing, you're gonna push them right back.

4. If you want to see kids disappear in a hurry - ask them to tidy up.

5. Words are more than their meanings.
Children still look at words with fresh eyes and discover amazing things.

6. A screen, any screen, will always be more interesting than anything else in the room.

7. No task is more difficult than washing your hands.

8. Affection should be earned, forgiveness should be given easily.

9. If you say it - mean it.

10. All stories should have happy endings, morals are optional



Featured: these little sock angels
were made with my niece Dana
from this tutorial by the my dear blogging friend
Kim of Exquisitely Unremarkable.
My nephew Ariel liked them very well.

91 comments:

Ann said...

Those little angels are so cute and the little angel playing with them is pretty adorable too

Louca por porcelana said...

I really love your sweet post!I love children and your item one is just truth for me...Those little angels are a great idea and very cute!Tomer is a sweet treasure!Xoxo.

La Table De Nana said...

Sweet as sweet can be:)

Tanna said...

Love. Love. Love. this WHOLE post, Amalia. The sock angels are so cute with wonderful expressions! Ariel is just precious. I want to join you in that beautiful sitting area and enjoy the sweet treat, too. ;) SUCH truisms. All from the Littles. Perfect. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

baili said...

Oh dear amalia i loved this adorable little angle playing with tiny angles made by you!!!

your learnings are REMARKABLY applicable my dear friend!

Maya Kuzman said...

Haha.. so well put and true to the single letter. Love them all; couldn't help laughing loud at no.3; trying to influence my/school kids to no.8 especially concerning the forgiving part.

Tricia Buice said...

You are so wise Amalia! Love this list, and it's sentiment. I truly enjoy my grandchildren, they are a blessing. Adorable little sweetie and creatively beautiful toys :)

hula-la said...

Wonderful post...and I just adore those little angels! Nicely done! Aloha!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love all of your pretty angels you made. I love the one with the brown hair and red button. I do remember seeing the ones that Kim made. It's so nice that you made them too. I love what you observed about children too.
Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
Enjoy the week.
Julie

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Wonderful words of wisdom!!
I would have had sooo much fun playing with those adorable Angels as a child. Fantastic!
Have a fabulous week :)

Luciana F. Damiano said...

I loved your text, lol
Really children teach us the simplest things.
A grace the set of dolls.

Rhodesia said...

Those little angels are fabulous, very clever idea. Have a good week Diane

Anonymous said...

The blond angel cracks me up - she looks so feminine:) the other sock angels are cute too:) Can tell it's easy for you to understand a child's mind! Yes, nothing is as difficult to wash one's hands:):)
Many thanks Amalia for linking all this cuteness up to All Seasons! Have a lovely week, Friend.

Jo said...

Great post and all true of course! Jo xxx

Gumbo Lily said...

Very wise words about children.
One other way to make children disappear is to grab a washcloth to wash faces. They run!

Love your cute sock angels.

Blondie's Journal said...

The sock angels are simply precious!! So is your little guy! I find that my grandchildren make me see with a new eye, a child's eye. They love texture and sound and taste. I have time now to enjoy these little things, more than I did when I was raising my own. Having 4 children under the age of 10 when I was just thirty-one was a very hectic time!!! ;-D

Thank you so much for such a very nice comment of my blog today, my friend. It really lifted my spirits!

Jane x

MaryAnne said...

What a great use for mismatched socks! I love your observations of children.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

How adorable! I think that you are exactly right with your insights :) xx Karen

Preeti said...

Cute dolls !! Agree with most of your learnings from children.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

These are truly so, so sweet and your lessons from the wee ones is spot on and touching too!
xoxo
Jemma

Mereknits said...

So true. Love those little dolls.

Jeanie said...

These photos touch me with the sweet children and your dolls. And your observations are so very on target. In so many ways (maybe not all!) they are far wiser than we are!

Conniecrafter said...

Very cute little angels! Looks like he really enjoyed them! Looks like you enjoyed a nice day outside!
Oh the things we could learn from children, well maybe not pushing someone else if they do it to us :)
Hope your having a great week!

Kim said...

Amalia, your post just made me smile so big!! Your angels are the sweetest and your list couldn't be more true. I love it. The fact that you guys actually made something I shared means the world to me. Thank you so much for sharing your creations, your story and your nephew with us. Your niece is a creative for sure and your nephew is truly cuter than the dolls! xoxo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love these little angels. I remember Kim's from last year. So sweet!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these and just may want to make some. I see some of the sweetest little socks and I love cuddly toys. We shouldn't have to share everything! Love your words of advice! Sweet hugs, Diane

Lorrie said...

Sweet photos of the angels and of Ariel's entrancement with them. True words about learning from children!

decorayadora said...

Hi Amalia, que muñeco más bonito, espero que tengas un bendecido semana

Little Wandering Wren said...

Those sock Angels are as adorable as Ariel's face enjoying them. Yes kids teach us endless good lessons, yours are great observations!
Wren x

likeschocolate said...

Cute little dolls, very creative! Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Baker said...

Amalia, really beautiful and cute!! xoxox

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá, belo trabalho lindo e criativo, pequenos anjos ou anjos pequenos, de uma maneira ou outra, sua sensibilidade é perfeita.
Continuação de boa semana,
AG

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Adorable dolls and words Amalia!!!!

Anonymous said...

The things children teach us, should be put into laws ;-)
And I adore your sock dolls!! They must be good for hours of playing!
I once made a sock doll for my daughter when she was little, and she loved it. He was given the name 'sock doll' and was used to sleep with, to throw and laugh how he fell down, to pet the cats with or to do a puppet-show with :-)
Sweet memories that come into my mind thank's to your blogpost :-)

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Gorgeous images and words, Amalia!
Thank you for your comment (on my bird post). I know Israel is an amazing place to see migratory birds, but you must have very many lovely birds wintering there as well?!

Poções de Arte said...

As crianças sempre têm muito a nos ensinar.
Lindos dedoches!!!
E belo posto!

Abraços e feliz dia!

Carla from The River said...

I love it. #4 just made me laugh out loud!

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

Lovely dolls!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

EricaSta said...

A wonderful Post - especially the ten points. And I would like to ask you, Dear Amalia whether I may repost this points! Lovely dolls I mean too.
Heidrun XO

Rosie said...

Lovely angels and very wise words:)

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Heidrun, I'm glad you liked the points - of course you are very welcome to repost them.

handmade by amalia said...

I wish you could have joined us. The treat was a plum-peach cake and very delicious :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Exactly! It is my nature to complicate so I do enjoy the simplicity of children.

handmade by amalia said...

And if you want screaming - threaten to wash their hair!

handmade by amalia said...

And thank YOU for the inspiration, we had a lot of fun with it. A big hug.

handmade by amalia said...

I love toys that stimulate the imagination. My nephew also used them for puppet shows as they are tiny and perfectly suit his little hands. Thanks for the lovely comment and for sharing these memories.

handmade by amalia said...

Very few birds stay here. Our winter is mild but still not warm enough for them. Having made the journey, they may as well go the 'short' distance to Africa.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Yes, wise words indeed! I especially loved the washing hands one since it made me think of a set of grandchildren that always miss that step.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

It is wonderful to see life through children’s eyes, the sense of wonder and a simplicity we often lose as we get older xx

Fiona said...

What a lovely sweet idea Amalia. How true your words are!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Feliz semana,
AG

Clairejustine said...

Aww, what a lovely idea. They are so sweet :)

Nancy Chan said...

You are so good with your craft, love the cute angels! Your nephew is so cute!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Amalia, your nephew is adorable. I love the cute angel dolls. Your list of 10 things is right on. Cute photos!
Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Very cute! ♥️♥️♥️

Sum of their Stories said...

So sweet, I love your photos and those adorable little sock angels.

marmarel said...

They are so sweet and lovely, very creative!
Greetings from Marijke

Mrs. U said...

These are ADORABLE!!! The perfect use for matchless socks, too!!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Kim said...

Some very wise thoughts here, Amalia. Those little angels are so sweet. Well done you and Dana. =)

FlashinScissors said...

Lovely photos, Amalia!
Cute angels! Thank you for the link to Kim’s tutorial too!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, I love your little sock angels. You are the best auntie! My kids and I made a bunch of sock puppets when they were young. I think we still have them! They were great fun to make and gave them hours of pleasure.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so pleased you like my cards.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Such a terrific post! And the angels are so much fun! Good post -- thanks.

Diane said...

What super sweet sock angels Amalia and your list of ten things you learned in the company of children is so true.

Hugs Diane

Annas Nadelbuch said...

Oh yes, I can understand that your little sweet nephew Ariel loves these adorable little angel dolls !
They are magical!

Lowcarb team member said...

Those sock angels are lovely ...
Enjoyed seeing your photographs and reading your list.

Enjoy these last days of November.

All the best Jan

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love the sock angels but I just cracked up at this one!

As the grandma of 5 I can heartily agree! :) 4. If you want to see kids disappear in a hurry - ask them to tidy up.

Margie said...

Awww, those sock angels made me smile.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Amalia, those sock angels are just adorable!! I love the 10 things that you've learned in the company of children...so true!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So precious, Amalia, and I love your 10 Things - so true! I am envious of your flowers - I miss mine :)

white and vintage said...

Hello Amalia,
what a lovely idea,this socks angels! They look so cute.
Have a nice weekend,
Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ariel is such a sweet little boy! I could see he loved the little sock people, Amalia. I loved your list--all truthisms! Whenever I ask my grandchildren to clean up they always become soooooo tired---lol!

betty-NZ said...

We should all pay more attention to how kids solve problems! Great post and such an adorable smile on the little guy with the cute angels.

Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Those little sock dolls are adorable. And we loved your list of lessons learned from children. Washing hands and putting away toys are the worst things.... :)

Happy day to you, Amalia!
Brenda xox

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Adorable little sock puppets. Lovely post.

roughterrain crane said...

It's really amazing to know children try to get harmony between them. Happy Sunday. Thanks for your kind words on my post.

Pam said...

Those angels are so adorable. So sweet seeing the little one playing with them.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

You got it right. :-) Those angels are adorable!

handmade by amalia said...

I used to have a lot of those until someone suggested I put the inside a pillow-case for laundry duty. Problem solved!

handmade by amalia said...

I tried to enjoy November but it went by with the speed of light :-(

Pam Richardson said...

What sweet angels! Children are a blessing .

blooming home and garden said...

Lovely, sweet angels, Amalia! True words from children...
Thank you for your sweet comment, you are welcome to follow,
Wishing you a sweet december,

Ida

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

So very sweet!!

Our Hopeful Home said...

These angels are absolutely adorable, love them! Your nephew is pretty adorable, too:) I couldn't agree more with many of your revelations. Kids really do make you look at the world through new eyes. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm, pinned!
xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

The Charm of Home said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

This is a wonderful post, Amalia. There's so much to be learned from children! Your nephew, and the angels are adorable!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Ariel is so cute with your angels!!
I was so moved by the Ten things, Amalia<3

akiko
www.akikohiramatsu.com

Red Rose Alley said...

The sock angels are darling. How fun this would be for kids to play and enjoy. Such a simple thing, yet so entertaining.

~Sheri

Ela said...

Oh, such a lovely post !!!! Those angels are adorable!!!
Greetings

Keri said...

Amalia, you're observations are spot on. The sock angels are sweet!

A Joyful Cottage said...

You are so insightful, my friend. The angels are adorable, as is that sweet boy. You are a very blessed woman. Hugs.

Penny said...

Adorable sock angels! I would have loved these when I was a little girl X