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December / Dicembre

Just a quick post to wish you all a merry month of December, full of coziness and warm thoughts while waiting for Yule (or Xmas, or however you like to call this happy holiday! : )).

As some of you may have noticed there have been changes in my blog, first of all my name: yes, I'm called Valentina. Melatia was just a username I chose for the web, but in the end I grew tired of it and decided to use my real name. So, not much of a change, is it? Another thing, from now on I'll write in English first and then in Italian. Might sound strange, but when I first learnt English I felt such a love for the language, as if I had found something I lost once again... my love hasn't diminished through the years, and I know I'm not perfect writing and speaking it, but words flow much more easily in English, I have much more fun when I use it, so... tough decision? Not really, and I'm happy with it! : )

Talking 'bout creative stuff, I'm... busy, to say the least. Knitting has really got the better of me, and I really don't know how I'll manage to finish my craftsy presents on time. 

Anyway... here, enjoy this little Winter Wren that visited me yesterday! It kept me company for quite some time, singing merrily though the rain was heavy, and I think it's too cute not to share with you...

Hope you all creative gals have a lovely week!

Un post veloce per augurarvi un felice Dicembre, pieno di tepore a bei pensieri in attesa di Yule (o Natale, o comunque vi piaccia chiamare questa lieta festività! : ))

Come alcune di voi avranno notato ci sono stati dei cambiamenti nel blog, primo di tutti il mio nome: sì, mi chiamo Valentina. Melatia era uno username scelto per il web, mi ha stancata e ho deciso di usare il mio vero nome. Non un gran cambiamento, forse. Un'altra cosa, d'ora in avanti scriverò prima in inglese e poi in italiano. Potrà sembrare strano, ma quando ho iniziato ad imparare l'inglese, anni fa, ho avuto la sensazione di ritrovare qualcosa che avevo perso... l'amore per questa lingua non è diminuito, tutt'altro, e so che non lo scrivo né lo parlo in maniera perfetta, ma le parole escono più facilmente in inglese, e mi diverto di più, quindi... scelta difficile? No, e ne sono soddisfatta! : )

Sul lato della creatività sono... impegnata, a dir poco. La maglia ha preso il sopravvento, e non so proprio come riuscirò a finire i regali per tempo.

In ogni caso, il mio pensiero per voi oggi è una foto di questo piccolo scricciolo che è venuto a trovarmi ieri. Mi ha tenuto compagnia per un po' di tempo, cantando allegro sotto la pioggia battente, e ho pensato che fosse troppo carino per non condividerlo con voi...

Vi auguro una buona settimana!

Don't forget about my gloves' pattern: it'll stay in special offer price for all the month of December, so take advantage of it!

Non scordatevi dello schema per i guanti: resterà in offerta speciale per tutto il mese di dicembre, quindi approfittatene!


  1. The winter wren looks so cute. Wishing you a joyful and blessed december :)

  2. Have a nice December , Valentina !!!!! I love your real name !!!!!
    Your English is excellent !!!!!!

  3. Beautiful name Valentina!!!!!Have a nice month!!!!Kisses!!!

  4. Ciao Valentina,
    vengo dal blog Azzurrocielo ed ho scoperto questo angolo veramente interessante per chi apprezza la creatività...e qui ne trova molta, complimenti!!
    Fata C

  5. Buon dicembre anche a te ....e vedrai che riuscirai a portare a termine i tuoi lavori!!!!

  6. I think your grasp of English is incredible, I think you write it better than I do and it is my only language.
    Hugs and Happy December,

  7. Buonissimo dicembre!!che tenero l'uccellino!!chissà quanti bi regali stai preparano a maglia...devi poi farceli vedere!!adooooooro la lingua inglese,mi piacerebbe parlarla di più e migliorare il mio inglese scolastico!!bacioni and happy week end!!

  8. what a lovely wren! and good luck with the knitting, I'm in the same boat with panic crochet gifts for xmas :) your English is great! I feel the same about German :)

  9. Why not !!! Nice to meet you .... And I wish you a happy creative week !!!

  10. ❀⊱•.

    Bom tempo do Advento!
    Bom início de semana com tudo de bom!!!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.♪♬° ·.

  11. Che bel blog! ti scopro ora! Piacere anche io mi chiamo valentina....e adoro sferruzzare!
    Buonissimo Dicembre e buona preparazione dei regali!

  12. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you too, Valentina!
    Take care,
    Michelle :)

  13. Hi Valentina..interesting post and your English is perfect good to here from you on my blog, trying to do a catch up been away for a long time I missed you all, sorry it won't last as soon as Christmas is over I'm back to work again for January but hoping for a quite time after than again lol....Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful new year ahead
    Hugs x


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