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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer-y Centerpiece Idea.


Just a quick hello today... I'm enjoying my break, thanks to all of those who kindly took the time to comment here while I'm away! Your notes make me smile.
Monica x

Monday, June 25, 2012

Simple (yet lovely) Gift Wrapping.


Pair kraft paper with fabric tape, twine and a clay tag. As simple as that!
Monica x

Friday, June 22, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Just to Keep you Company...

... while I'm on break, I'll be posting totally random photos from my archive.
Enjoy!

Monica x
P.S. I'll leave comments open but sorry, I won't be able to reply to your lovely notes during my break!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Blog Break!

I think it's time for me to take a blog break. I've too many things going on at the moment...
I'll be back by mid July, hopefully with lots of exciting news and also a new tutorial for you.
I leave you with one of my favorite past works... perfectly fits my mood at the moment! I'm just daydreaming... :)


See you soon!
Monica x

Monday, June 11, 2012

Quick Gift Wrap!

Super- duper quick... No mess...
Sometimes it happens we have a "just because" little thought, coupon, sample for a friend to try... how can we prettify it in seconds (without muddling up too much)?
Just adding a paper doily!


In this case, I sent along to a friend one stick of Coccoina glue to try. Even if it's a humble thing, you can always add that special touch that tells the recipient you care.


Use a kraft paper bag for your gift, and simply close with a paper doily folded in half and stapled in place. Use half of a doily to embellish your handwritten card. Plain. Simple. Quick. Lovely.


Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!
Monica x

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Enjoying British Weather!


Well, sort of. After thunderstorms, rain spells, hailstorms, lightning storms, glorious sunshine, then thunderstorms once again, I thought it was time for Kim to have a new waterproof coat for the summer months (not lined with wool fabric this time). Made with IKEA fabric, in case someone is interested.
Happy Sunday, friends! Off to my working table to paint- busy Sunday for me!
Monica x

Friday, June 8, 2012

Just Add a Tag...


The simplest of things are always the best, do you agree?
Upcycle a mason jar adding a stripe of jute ribbon and a handmade clay tag. Fill with fresh water and a beautiful bouquet of cream roses.
Perfection.
Monica x

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bye Bye Tears!


First of all, let me thank you for your sweet support over the past month or so. After the bad spell due to a high level of stress, the sun is finally shining again! :) A quick post today, because after Surtex I've been showered with lots of things to do and new designs to work on! Hence sorry if I am kinda absent from my blog and yours at the moment. I can tell you the show went really well, I am flattered by the response to my work and very very happy, as never before. It took me awhile to answer my calling, but this is surely what I'm meant to do! :) I feel such a deep joy inside... In brief, I meant to tell you:
1. I have just seen my first products! It was SO exciting! They are making something beautiful with my art! I'll give you all the details when I am allowed to. I already saw some of them, all brilliant, you're going to love them too.
2. No, you haven't missed the link to my new online place... it won't be ready for launch until later this summer! I'm currently working on my new blog/website design, helped by talented and darling Hope. I'm sure it'll rock your socks off!
3. I needed a logo, and I'm happy to tell you I came up with something I love and that's soo me! You'll see it in my new website.
4. Currently also working on new (free) craft tutorials for you! But boy, life's just hectic at the moment, so please be patient.
Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Monica x