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:

  1. 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! :)

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  2. Love your poem and the pretty envelopes!Hugs!

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  3. Lovely poem!
    Have a nice evening!:)

    xxBasia

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

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

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

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  7. 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 :)

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  8. 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)

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  9. Very clever and creative Amalia!

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

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. The recycled envelopes were very beautiful, congratulations !!

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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!

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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!

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

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

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  26. 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 ;-)

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

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

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  29. 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:)

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

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

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  32. Always loved your adorable poetry dear amalia!!!

    your creativity with papers is very inspirational!

    very wise and decent way of thinking indeed

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  33. 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!

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    1. 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 :-)

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

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

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  36. Unas imágenes preciosas! 🎄🎄🎄

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

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

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

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

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  41. 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

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

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

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

    xo,
    rue

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  44. 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

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  45. Such a sweet posting. Warmest Blessings ♥ Teri

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  46. 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

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

    ~Sheri

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

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

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  50. What a lovely poem and your envelopes are just brilliant.

    All the best Jan

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  51. 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

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

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

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

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

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  55. These are so lovely and you are quite the poet!

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

    Abençoado e próspero 2018!
    Abraços.

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

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  58. 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!

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

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  59. Those will give double delight once they are received!

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