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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!

Taking a step forward

  If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you might already know that two of my favourite topics are knitting and self-sufficiency. If I do talk (a lot) about knitting, yarn, stash and other woolly-related matter, I don’t...
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Yarn Along

  Knitting/ Since reorganising my stash, and having beautiful yarn on display all the time, I started feeling the urge to cast something new. A few months back, Grace sent me the most wonderful package that contained some Quince &...
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A week of wool

  Lately I decided to reorganise my stash and separate the yarn that I stricktly use for the shop to the one I use for my personnal projects. I don't own much, but I love to see these little skeins together. Whenever I stop by, I try not...
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From the garden with love

  Oh we had such a wonderful weekend! We took the bus on Friday evening and enjoyed the two hours trip to reach our destination in Lithuania. It was amazing to see the fields changing colours with the golden hour, and the white storks...
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Yarn Along

  Knitting/ I've been enjoying knitting my Keynote a lot lately. And I'm planning to work even more on it over this weekend: I'm going to spend some time in Lituania, eating homegrown food and relaxing.     Sewing/ The other day I found...
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A knitter's Summer wishlist

  I hope that you're enjoying your Summer. We're having such a blast in here, and all I want to do is to spend time outside. And I do! We reached 30°C last week, and the only kind of material that I could/ wanted to wear was linen and...
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Yarn Along

  Knitting / Keynote I'm really enjoying this knit so far. For a long time I thought that I had made another mistake with the increasing, but I figured out that everything was fine eventually. /Warble. I haven’t made that much progress...
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A BluebirdLab giveaway

 Linen dress: Thrifted | Pants: Old | Bag: Vintage | Pendant: Bluebirdlad | Shoes: Seychelles About a year ago I discovered Juste's work, and I was immediately drawn to her sense of creativity and felt connected with her aesthetics. She's...
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Unexpectedly

The berries got even bigger than last time and are flourishing now. When I head outside with my baskets, I know which path in the woods will lead me to find my favourite bushes. No later than yesterday afternoon, I was there again, filling...
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Yarn along

  Knitting | I've just received this gorgeous skein from Pickles, and I'm getting ready to swatch it. That's the early C. present that I was talking about last week, and that's the pattern that I have in mind for it. I also made a little...
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Herbals

  This week has been so hectic for so many reasons! We started by celebrating Jāņi which is the Latvian Midsummer festival. We spent quite some time in the kitchen, cooking and eating caraway cheese. Then we headed out to the woods to...
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Evening walk

  I just came back from a lovely walk in the woods and the meadow. It's been so refreshing to go out after spending the whole day inside, renovating the flat and cleaning up the dust that accumulated in every corner. After whole the rain...
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Yarn along |Knitting| | Reading| |Watching|

 Knitting Since I left Latvia to visit my parents in France, I realized that I barely touched my needles - except during the flight. And I haven't knit much since I came back too. To tell the truth, I've been busy trying new things, and...
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An easy Summer recipe: fast fermented pickles

  Since I started brewing my own kombucha last year, I've been eager to learn more about fermentation. For a few months already, every meal that I eat starts with a fermented something - sauerkrauts, sauerrüben and most recently pickles....
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A forager's simple wishlist

  1. It's always a good idea to keep a foraging ressource whilst mushrooming in the woods. But if a book is too heavy to carry around, there's also some apps that are very useful to identify mushrooms. Check and double check the item...
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Midsummer simplicities

  It’s been raining so much in here lately. Days and nights of heavy rain made everything grow so fast! Unexpectedly the mushrooming season is officially opened! I couldn’t find any better way to celebrate midsummer than foraging in...
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A blucase giveaway

After spending two lovely weeks with my parents in France, I'm back to Latvia, my luggages filled with treats from the countryside (and yarn). Whist I was in Paris, I realised that it was time to say goodbye to my dear old laptop and get a...
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Homesteading dreams

  Snippets of the beautiful countryside and my dreams of living this kind of life. For a few days, my parents and I are renting a little farm. Every morning, I'm awake by the sound of the rooster who's excited to announce the early hours...
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Botanical in Paris

Jeans: old / Jumper: Cotton from H&M / Bag: Monoprix (old) / Shoes: Seychelles Since I left my dear Latvian woods, I've been taking daily walks here in France. Every single day, I take a long walk in the field behind my home. I was...
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A knitter's natural wishlist

Here's what I have in mind these days. 1.I'm still dreaming of natural fibers, and these Kelbourne woolens, Road to China yarns are absolutely stunning. I wouldn't be able to choose among them. 2. This little basket is adorable, and I...
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