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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pretty and Organized and a Little Preview!

I will start with the preview, which you can find here...
My new line of fashion totes will be featured in the upcoming issue of Haute Handbags, should you fancy to read my article it will be available on April, 1st.

I will share more pictures after the publication.
This is to introduce my ring binder, slipcovered in a matching fabric, lace and style! I designed it back in September 2009, to be the perfect addition to the totes... you know, office chic ;))

Pretty silk rosettes adorned with beads and crystals add  some sparkle even to the busiest day!

I tied a pen to the organizer with a bow which keeps it closed also.

I restrained me from buying an agenda this year, because I end up not using the daily calendar (I prefer the techno options!) as opposed to a lack in note/project/idea pages... So I built my own organizer, with lots of blank pages for my sketches and ideas, and I enclosed a separate pocket calendar I had been given.

I will change the slipcover seasonally or when I like it, so my organizer will be always 'new' though prettily inexpensive!I have projects for the inside cardboard dividers, too... sooner or later ;)

And this is a manly version I made both for my hubby and my English friend's 12 y.o son last Christmas...

... I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have appreciated the pretty lace and rosettes that much!

Monica x.


  1. You make such beautiful things..I know a very special lady who turns my tapestry needlepoint stockings..into the real thing when the needlepoint is done..I tell her she has fairy fingers..You do too.

  2. WOW! Oh my goodness how stunning these are! And I love the "manly" version, too! And what a beautiful pen your hubby gave to you! ;) Congrats again for being featured in a Stampington publication!!!

  3. Congrats on being published! I love these customized agenda's! I am totally hooked on buying agendas and notebooks and I customize them too. And I keep them. I think I haven't thrown any away since...1978. Hahaha, maybe I should blog about that!

  4. Hi Monica,

    Love all the talent and beautiful things you have made.
    Congratulations on another article being published of your fabulous totes.
    So lovely that you have the pretty lace for you and the manly ones, for the gents.

    Happy week

  5. Congrats, Monica! I'm proud of you, but I'm not surprised. You do beautiful work!

    And look at that cute little hedgehog. LOL! He's adorable as are the binders. Great job!


    Sheila :-)

  6. Monica~~~

    Congratulations. I am so sincerely happy for you. Your new pieces are stunning. Just SO pretty and I can't wait for them to go into your shop. I am loving the organizer!


  7. Congratulations!! Well deserved! Your binders are so pretty!
    Last weekend I worked on coming up with a prettier way to keep all my lists, etc. and gave up. Guess I was not in the mood. Need to do some of the things on the lists and shorten them .. :-) I have lots of supplies - just need to put them to work.

  8. Congrats Monica!! That is super! And everything is so beautiful. Can't wait to see the totes!

  9. Gorgeous! Congratulations!
    Your blog is beautiful~
    I found you Etsy email and tried to answer your question...
    Hope your day is wonderful~

  10. Monica, everything is wonderful as always! I shall look forward to seeing the tote bags and the journal slip covers are very beautiful. Congratulations on the latest article! Things are moving for you! Your photos are always a treat. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us :o)

  11. Congrats Monica!
    Can't wait to see the rest. All of these are excellent!
    Love the pen :)

  12. Oh I am so glad that you are going to be published again Monica. I am so happy for you. I cannot wait to see the issue and the feature. You are blessed with such talent and I love that I get to see it everytime I visit here. These notebooks are just awesome.

  13. Congratulations, Monica !
    Your creations are always gorgeous !
    The pen also, what a special gift.

    I've seen that film 'Labyrinth' a long time ago, with David Bowie.

  14. Oh my goodness, Monica. These are absolutely exquisite.


  15. Congratulations dear friend! I always new the world would discover you. Everything is so lovely. I can't wait to get the magazine. I just know I will be owwing and ahhing all the way out of the bookstore.

  16. What beautiful work! I came by your blog last week on Pink Saturday and wanted to come back when I could spend a little more time. Your blog is so elegant. I have enjoyed my visit today. Thank you for stopping A Happy Valentine this week and leaving me a comment.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

    P.S. I plan to mention your blog on my Pink Saturday post this week.

  17. Your binders are beautiful and so practical, too. Congratulations on being published. You do beautiful work. Have a great weekend.

  18. Your work is beautiful. Congratulations on being published. I can see why they picked your lovely work!


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