Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Great Doll Bake-Off


When the dolls gathered to bake
they couldn't agree on what to make.
so each made a different cake.

They wanted to put them to the test
and invited an honored guest
to decide which cake was best.

The panicked bear almost cried -
please don't ask me to decide,
I couldn't possibly pick a side!

 He looked in such complete despair
the dolls agreed it wasn't fair
to put this burden on the bear.

From each cake they cut a slice,
some took a bite, some tried it twice.
Really, all the cakes were nice.

And being kindly dolls and wise
they gave all the cakes a prize
But who came first? That's a surprise.


Featured: I don't write much about paper crafts 
but I  recycle every pretty piece of paper 
that comes my way into boxes, bags, 
decorations or envelopes.

I picked up a brochure from
a biscuit company at the market.
I didn't fancy making any of the recipes
and made these paper envelopes instead.

70 comments:

Ageeth Mooij said...

Paper is jummy!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I love your creative soul Amalia! You just come up with the best ideas! I would not think to take a brochure and turn it not only into envelopes, but also into poetry! So clever, so cute, and I agree with the dolls and the bear, choosing a favorite piece of cake is just not possible, we love them all! :)

Louca por porcelana said...

Love your poem and the pretty envelopes!Hugs!

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Lovely poem!
Have a nice evening!:)

xxBasia

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

As always, your creativity amazes me! Those are the sweetest envelopes ever!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I love your poem and your envelopes are gorgeous! What a brilliant idea!!
Have an amazing week Amalia :)

Mia said...

Your envelopes are beautiful, Amalia. I just love them! And what a great poem, my friend. Kisses!

Ann said...

What a lovely way to recycle. Those envelopes are really pretty. I'm glad the bear didn't have to choose just one cake as the best :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love that you were able to make something so pretty (and useful) from recycled paper, Amalia. And of course your poem is charming. :o)

MaryAnne said...

Those envelopes are lovely!

Maria said...

Very clever and creative Amalia!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

the poem is really good, but those envelopes are amazing! Well done on recycling such stunning paper :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Your envelopes are luxurious. If I didn't know the story behind it, I would have thought you'd bought the :)
Job well done on making envelopes and reusing /recycling paper!

Jo said...

The envelopes are so pretty, what a fabulous way to recycle unwanted paper. I love your poem, such fun.

Luciana F. Damiano said...

The recycled envelopes were very beautiful, congratulations !!

Tanna said...

You are SO creative, Amalia. Those envelopes are gorgeous! AND, give new purpose to what would otherwise be trash. I love that. I hope we "hear" soon who won the cake cook-off. ;) And, thank you so much for your sweet words. You're an angel. Have a wonderful week. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Jeanie said...

I love your envelopes! They are so clever. And your poem is just adorable!

Edit said...

This poem is so cute, Amalia! I feel with the poor bear, I wouldn't like to decide either. :-) The envelopes are beautiful.
Have a lovely week! Hugs!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Lovely poem, Amalia! I really like that you recycle paper to make such lovely envelopes! Have an enjoyable week, my friend! ♥

Conniecrafter said...

That would be so hard to judge :) I do the same thing, I also recycle my Calendars into envelopes :)

VeggieMummy said...

What a brilliant recycling idea - perhaps I should try it with all the Pizza flyers that come through the letter box! Some really lovely poems and crafts recently and I love the list of things you have learnt from children! xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The envelopes are just beautiful ... and they are absolutely calorie free, something that could not be said if you’d made the recipes instead! Your poem as always made me smile this morning!

Kim said...

You are the queen of craftiness...and wittiness, too! I love them both. xo

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love your cute poem on the cakes and bear. I can only imagine being that test taster. You are wonderful and crafty to recycle the pieces of paper. The envelopes are cute. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

La Table De Nana said...

You have to be the cutest:)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a perfectly perfect thing to do with a food brochure! I love the envelopes and the fact that you came up with a poem to go with them is amazing. I just love the characters and rhyming in your poems!

Carla from The River said...

A great idea! They are so cute.
Happy Holidays my friend.
Carla

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Such a good idea! These enveloppes will definitely please any receiver. :-)

Anonymous said...

Haha, I do that too! I'm not an excellent baker or cook but I love the photos :-) Your envelopes are beautiful and the post you'll send will be unique and put a smile on the receivers face ;-)

Rosie said...

Enjoyed reading your poem and what a great idea to make the envelopes:)

roughterrain crane said...

A competition based on warm hearts always brings us happiness and smiles. Have a nice week.

Anonymous said...

Love the pretty envelopes, and poem to go with it (or the other way around?)! Skillful as always, Amalia:)
Didn't occur until now to invite you for Dec. 8 (this Friday) to link with one of your 101 art projects (link to "Weekend Journal Page, Dec.8, 2017" by putting your perma link in the comment
(several wordpress memes/challenges link like that).
Nothing else. Hope to see you there with linking one of your posts! You can link till January 3, Then 2 days later is the next post. Have a wonderful Hanukkah and other holidays you may celebrate:)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

You are so creative with your poetry and handwork. Can't imagine how you have time to do all you do!

Lorrie said...

Your envelopes are beautiful, Amalia, and such a good use for pretty papers. The dolls sound like they had fun with their bake-off!

baili said...

Always loved your adorable poetry dear amalia!!!

your creativity with papers is very inspirational!

very wise and decent way of thinking indeed

Sum of their Stories said...

Such pretty envelopes. I often make by own too as I am terrible at making a card without checking I have an envelope the right size first!

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Very lovely!! Mariuccia

Kitchen Riffs said...

Terrific! You're SO creative! Always a pleasure to read your posts. :-)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have such a lovely creative touch / always fun to see your projects and poetry! :)

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Unas imágenes preciosas! 🎄🎄🎄

Stephanie said...

You are so creative, my friend! This was a delightful and "sweet" post. Hugs to you!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a fun little poem! Your envelopes are so clever! Hope your week is cozy :) xo

Handmade in Israel said...

and they are just lovely!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your dolls are kind and thoughtful :) What sweet little envelopes, Amalia!

Decor To Adore said...

What a cute and clever idea. So frugal and great for the environment!

September Violets said...

How nice, to test a slice. Don't you just wonder what dolls' cakes actually taste like to them? They must be very sweet!
These paper envelopes are so pretty ... who would ever guess they were from brochures. To think I've thrown away so many missed opportunities!!
Wendy xox

Tricia Buice said...

You are so talented - being the foodie I am, I love these envelopes. Sweet sentiments from your dolls too :)

Rue said...

Those envelopes are lovely, Amalia and so clever! Love the poem too :)

xo,
rue

Fiona said...

So you not only have a talent with words, fabric and yarn but with paper too! Fab little envelopes do you have a template...they are SO neat. x

Teri said...

Such a sweet posting. Warmest Blessings ♥ Teri

akiko hiramatsu said...

Those envelopes go well with your lovely poem!!
I often forget what we are different , but your post remind me important thing!
Thank you, Amalia <3

akiko

Red Rose Alley said...

The paper envelopes are so cute, Amalia. You have many talents, and your poems always make me smile.

~Sheri

Nancy Chan said...

I like the poem. You are very great ideas. Very nice paper envelopes! Have a lovely day!

Margie said...

Cute poem! I love how your recycled the pretty cake recipe pages into envelopes. I think that'll work for calendars too!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely poem and your envelopes are just brilliant.

All the best Jan

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

Thanks so muchf ro stopping by!!
Hugs,
Deb

Our Hopeful Home said...

I LOVE these! You're so clever to make these, and your poetry always makes me smile! Have a blessed and lovely Christmas and thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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

Oh yes, it would be so difficult for the bear to choose! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Charm of Home said...

So crafty. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

Keri said...

Amalia, the poem is awesome!! I love how you used the recipe cards to make envelopes, very creative!

My thrift store addiction said...

These are so lovely and you are quite the poet!

Poções de Arte said...

Apaixonei pelos versos. O ursinho não poderia mesmo escolher.
O reaproveitamento ficou mara, adorei!!!

Abençoado e próspero 2018!
Abraços.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Another post showing how exceptionally crafty and witty you are. Well done, my friend! Hugs.

Kathy said...

Loved your poem; As a dollhouse lover, I think it would be a great roombox scene! I have never made envelopes from fliers/magazines but I have made lacey circles with a punch. I use my bulb/flower catalogs pictures to make mixed media cards-I add rubber stamping, paper flowers, buttons, rhinestones, lace, ribbon, charms, etc. My favorite gift cards are pictures from the back page of the calendar centered on a tiny card!I make simple price tags and Christmas tags from the cardboard from all kinds of things I buy--from Kleenex boxes to the candy cane box! My recycle paper bucket is full of slivers of paper, some with funky edges!

Diana Studer said...

Those will give double delight once they are received!

handmade by amalia said...

I make little boxes out of calendars as they are usually a bit sturdier

handmade by amalia said...

Yes, that is a big plus, you can determine the size of the envelopes. I've been known to make enormous ones out of movie posters :-)

handmade by amalia said...

I suspect the cakes would be VERY sweet, dolls know no moderation :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for featuring me Kathleen and for your kind kind words. They mean a lot.

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you for this kind message, Kathy and for visiting me. I would love to see your cards - where do you blog?