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Je m'appelle Melody et depuis toujours j'aime voyager. J'ai ouvert mon blog il y a plusieurs années de cela pour partager avec mes proches les deux ans que j'ai passé en Chine. Depuis beaucoup de choses ont changé! J'aime voyager mais pas prendre l'avion, lire, tricoter, faire du yoga, les jolies illustrations, les boissons chaudes, la photographie, les groupes folks et j'en passe... Je vous invite à la découverte!

The non-crocheter knitter/ baby steps into crochet.

The non-crocheter knitter/ baby steps into crochet.

I honestly never thought that I would be crocheting one day. The only time that I really hold a crochet hook is when I need to chain stitches for a provisional cast-on. The hook compared to the knitting needles doesn't feel natural/right... Lire la suite ›

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Highlights in June

Highlights in June

June has been another great lonth this year. The weather has been amazing, and a lot of time has been spent outside in the nature. I visited the Latvian ethnographic museum for the first time this year, and it's always such a pleasure to... Lire la suite ›

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Softness

Softness

Soft colors, soft textures, soft fabrics for the end of June. Lire la suite ›

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A sea of swatches

A sea of swatches

Life has been incredibly hectic these past few weeks. I wake up on Monday mornings, and when I wake up the next morning, it's already Friday. I can't believe that half of the year has already past, and the list of things that have to be... Lire la suite ›

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Highlights in May

Highlights in May

As you know, I was in France in the first half of th month of May. I spent the first week travelling and exploring Britanny. Eating lot of seafood, finding mussles & oysters on the low tide, knitting a little bit and taking pictures of... Lire la suite ›

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Blóm 2.0

Blóm 2.0

Sorry for the radio silence of the past month, but if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I spent the past couple of weeks in France, enjoying the countryside and my family. I've had such a wonderful time there, which made the month... Lire la suite ›

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Blóm

Blóm

  And here it is! Let me introduce Blóm, my newest shawl design. Blóm is a semi-circular shawl that features a simple and delicate lace section in the central panel. The pattern is both written and charted, and a video explains in more... Lire la suite ›

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Coming very soon..

Coming very soon..

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Botanical embroidery: the project bag sampler

Botanical embroidery: the project bag sampler

I placed an order the other day for a stunning handmade dress that is made out of a 100% lithuanian linen (get ready to see me wearing it on the next couple thousand posts). The dress was carefully wrapped in a little linen pouch, and the... Lire la suite ›

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Knit Along

Knit Along

This week I'm joining Ginny's Knit Along, and share a picture of something that I'm working on. Last week I was browsing ravelry stashes to find the perfect colorway of Malabrigo worsted. A couple of days later, the skein arrived in the... Lire la suite ›

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Homemade soy wax candles

Homemade soy wax candles

I've been wanting to make my own candles and soaps for a very long time now. Candles are often quite expensive and the majority of them are made out of parafin, which is not only bad for our health but also for the planet. I used to buy... Lire la suite ›

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Fiber artist feature: Liesl of Buckaloo View

Fiber artist feature: Liesl of Buckaloo View

I've been wanting to share Liesl's work for quite a while now, and never really found the time to introduce her properly. I've been following Liesl for more than five years now, and ever since I found her many years ago through Wordpress,... Lire la suite ›

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A knitter's Spring wishlist

A knitter's Spring wishlist

When I woke up this morning, there was a a thin layer of snow covering the floor. I made a pot of tea, put a warm cardigan over my shoulders and got into work. Whenever I looked outside, the only thing that I could really see was the grey... Lire la suite ›

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Mandarine's episode 8: Sourcing local yarn & meeting virtual friends.

Mandarine's episode 8: Sourcing local yarn & meeting virtual friends.

So, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that a new Mandarine's episode is available. In this week's episode I talk about the upcoming knitting wokshop that I'll be attending, sourcing local yarn, knitting a baby sweater and... Lire la suite ›

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A month away...

A month away...

I cannot believe that it's been a month already. I never took such a long break before, and it was absolutely unententionnal. I've simply been too busy working on many things at the same time. And when I woke up one morning I realised that... Lire la suite ›

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Saturday cast-on. Not with this one though....

Saturday cast-on. Not with this one though....

Saturday cast-on. Not with this one though. Wishing you a beautiful weekend! Lire la suite ›

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 First signs of Spring? Zebrina...

 First signs of Spring? Zebrina...

 First signs of Spring? Zebrina pendula Lire la suite ›

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Botanical embroidery project: chamelaucium

Botanical embroidery project: chamelaucium

  The second botanical embroidery project has been completed. This time I decided to embroider some wax flowers. Since purchasing a few branches a couple of months ago, I've been haunted by this flower that I've never heard off before. As... Lire la suite ›

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Waterlily

Waterlily

  I’m beyond words to explain how I love this pattern, and how this tee turned out. I’m trying not to wear it everyday, but it goes with everything so well, including my Canopy. I have more yarn coming it’s way for another... Lire la suite ›

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Yarn crush: Hole&Sons

Yarn crush: Hole&Sons

  Almost a year ago, I started following an Instagramer who's feed has inspired me over and over. Everyday I was virtually travelling to the Isle of Purbeck in England, following Benjamin's steps in the glorious country. In the Summer, I... Lire la suite ›

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