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.

92 comments:

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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

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

    your learnings are REMARKABLY applicable my dear friend!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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 :)

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. Great post and all true of course! Jo xxx

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  14. 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.

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

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  15. 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

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

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

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

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

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  20. So true. Love those little dolls.

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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

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

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

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  25. 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

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

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

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  28. 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

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  29. Cute little dolls, very creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Amalia, really beautiful and cute!! xoxox

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  31. 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

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  32. 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 :-)

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    1. 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.

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  33. 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?!

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    1. 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.

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

    Abraços e feliz dia!

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

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  36. 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

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

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  37. Lovely angels and very wise words:)

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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

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

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  41. Dear Amalia ... such a sweet idea. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

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

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

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  44. 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!

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

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

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

    His,
    Mrs. U

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

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

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

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  50. 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.

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

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

    Hugs Diane

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

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

    Enjoy these last days of November.

    All the best Jan

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

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  55. 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.

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  56. Awww, those sock angels made me smile.

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

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

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

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  60. 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!

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  61. 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.

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  62. 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

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

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

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  65. What sweet angels! Children are a blessing .

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  66. 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

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  67. 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

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  68. How sweet! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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

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

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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

    ~Sheri

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

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

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

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

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