Thursday, 29 November 2012


 New Blog Button 

Ok so here is my new blog link button, fingers crossed it works! Let me know what you think, I'm working on a few others too! I've put it on the sidebar of my blog, feel free to use on your blog and support Monicastudio, i would just love that! Just copy/paste the button into the sidebar of your blog.  Message me if you want me to add one of your buttons to my blog love x 


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

An origami love story

My Exhibition at the Holiday Inn Hotel
LOVE NOTES - An Origami Love Story
This work consisted of 18 Painting varying in sizes, mostly in black and white with hints of pale blue. The idea came from some love notes I recieved and some origami I was researching including some origami love hearts. The exhibition was on the walls in both the bar and the restaurant areas.
Me taking some pictures on my phone 
A layout shot of one of the walls in the Bar area.
 In the restaurant 
In the Bar 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Pom Pom tree

Another tree made pretty with lovely Pom poms along with my special tinsel one. Makes theses dark grey days a bit more colourful


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Veggie lasagna

Veggie lasagna .... Yummmmmmm!!
In my cute new

Casserole dish

Veggie Lasagna


Cup of Lentils

2 cups of Veggie Quorn mince

1x Courgette

Large piece of Broccoli

Tin of chopped tomato

Small Jar of Tomato pasta sauce

Cheese- mozzarella, cheddar and cottage cheese

Lasagna pasta sheets ( I used Spinach ones)

Serves x 4

boil the lentils for approx 30 mins, add the chopped courgette and broccoli for the last 10 mins

fry the chopped onion until soft then add the quorn mince then add the chopped tomatoes and tomatoe sauce along with the drained lentils and vegetables

Cover the casserole base with lasagna sheets

layer with the mince sauce then the cheese ( I mixed the 3 cheeses together)

Cover with more lasagna sheets, mince sauce then top with cheeses until the dish is full

Top with cheese

Put uncovered in oven for 15 mins or until cheese is melted

Eat and enjoy x


Garden shed

There has been quite a lot of wind and rain here in the past few weeks which is not always good for the garden!! ... as this is the remains of the shed next door, I thought it looked quite interesting!


Tuesday, 13 November 2012


I couldn't help but buy a few flowers from the cutest little flower shop the other day. I just loved the orange berries an then I saw the cabbage type flowers and added a few almost starry packed greenery to finish it off.

Although I must say they don't smell the best :(

For the vase I just used an old jar and sprayed painted it then wrapped around some pearl beading. The colours look better in real life x


Monday, 5 November 2012


Just thought I Would share these lovely paper tapes I bought online a few days ago, the colours are just so pretty. I also bought a big green bull dog clip. This is the website Present&Correct - New! It's worth a look if you love stationary!!

It also came in a really cute package with one of their lovely labels.


Thursday, 1 November 2012


Last Saturday was a lovely day and it went like this....

March Hare Craft & Vintage Market where i got this lovely Necklace 'thunder storm locket' by Lee May Foster-Wilson of Bonbi Forest | Home to the Artwork and Treats of Lee May Foster

Costco was next on the agenda where we ate yummy pizza and bought double sided xmas wrapping paper

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Then in the evening we spontaneous went to see the killers who were playing at the AECC 2 minutes from my house... Yaaaaah for the spare tickets that were being sold outside. It was an amazing gig!!!!!!

It seemed the lightening theme followed me and the killers had lightening on stage and also floating from the ceiling, a great ending to a lovely day!!!

It was a magical day and I'm especially thankful to my lovely boyfriend who made it all happen x x x