Ball Gown for a Princess

January 6, 2007 at 10:53 am (Formal, Hippy Chic, Michelle)

Detailed with beautiful curly embroidery, this beautiful ball gown is a hit with Princesses and Little Girls Alike. The detailed halter top goes equally well with jeans, and is made from 100% organic, recycled cotton to please those Princesses with a little bit of an environmental conscience!


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Understated Christmas-wear

January 6, 2007 at 10:50 am (Business Attire, Classy, Michelle)

This outfit just has a hint of Santa in it, and its fashionable vest could certainly be worn year round. The fuzzy trim on the skirt adds that little bit of cheery punch to the outfit, and is a hit with the elves.


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Party Dress

December 18, 2006 at 3:05 am (Cards, Classy, Michelle, Paper fashions, Semi-Formal)



Wear this girly-to-the-max ensemble to let the world know (and the men know) you’re young and all girl!

Love, Mel

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Little Red Dresses

December 10, 2006 at 11:52 am (Classy, Formal, Michelle)

With so many little red dresses to choose from, how will she ever decide what to wear to the Christmas Ball?

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November 30, 2006 at 12:12 am (Michelle, Retro)

This little darling jacket belongs to a spunky cool teenager with an admirable control over street slang. Retro cool.


Part of the coolness of the card is the inside, which is all decorated with ripped paper strips.



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Linen meets Chic

November 14, 2006 at 9:56 am (Business Attire, Michelle)

This outfit is perfect for board meetings, and especially for impressing high-powered CEOs. It says “Sure, I know how to dress in a pantsuit, but my camisole and bag remind you that I have a personality after all.” The clash satisfies … linen shirt and shrug, with a bold orange camisole. Love it.


Guess what … the black stripey paper in behind is “found” – it was the bag I got from the paper store while restocking my blank card collection … bonus!

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Christmas Dinner Party

November 8, 2006 at 8:38 am (Classy, Michelle)

With its asymetrical hemline and silver-embellished boat neck top, this red and black ensemble is ready for a New Years Eve or Christmas Party. The belt is made out of some neat Adornments I got a while back on sale and didn’t know what to do with… they’ve suddenly become some of my favorite trims!


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Autumn Leaves are Falling

November 2, 2006 at 1:15 am (Business Attire, Casual, Michelle)

And here’s an outfit to match … notice the pretty leather belt, compliments of the trim care package I got in the mail today! I also incorporated some Via Rail Puke Bag, as the background to the skirt, just to make you jealous.

This outfit is perfect for playing in the fall leaves, with boots that are far more rugged than they might first appear! The hat adds both to the effect, and the warmth, of the outfit.


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Sorting My Paper Collection

November 2, 2006 at 12:25 am (Craftorials, Discussion, Michelle)

As my last post suggests, I love making paper fashions, but dread waking up in the morning to the mess my late-night crafting tends to leave in its wake. I knew it was an organizational issue, and so I thought an organizational cure was needed. I love all the suggestions you’ve given in the comments – I think I will definitely use some of them – however, here’s my first go at being paper-organized.

Originally, I’d just been throwing all my paper crafting supplies in one of the larger drawers on my cheap-o plastic set of drawers. As you can see, it was overflowing and unwieldy, paper flying out in all directions.


So, I headed over to my neighbourhood Canadian Tire and for $11 purchased another nice set of plastic drawers, this one specifically for holding documents. It’s got three drawers, each about 7 cm deep. So I set about sorting into new categories, I choose

  1. Cardstock, any size
  2. ”Found Papers” – anything I’d rescued from the recycling bin, mostly tissue papers, brown paper bags, tin foil, and my beloved and cherished Via Rail Blue Textured Puke Bag (now a collectors item… they’ve sadly moved to boring white ones)
  3. Blank cards and trims
  4. Indian handmade papers (I have lots, I keep buying packs from Michaels
  5. Other purchased speciality papers

Now all pretty and sorted, I can’t wait to begin crafting again! The whole process was surprisingly short and enjoyable – I have quite a lot of paper, and it only took about half an hour to sort through it all. It was a welcome distraction from applying to PhD programs, and intellectually, quite its opposite. I think I may even buy another set of drawers, and categorize my paper even further – $22 is little to pay for paper piece of mind!


Keep Smiling,

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Keeping It Clean

October 30, 2006 at 10:46 am (Discussion, Michelle)

I’m loving the paper fashions, but am finding it difficult to keep my workspace clean. Since I’m a student and my crafting workspace is my work workspace (it’s not like I have a craft room), it’s important that I keep my life in order. And then there’s the inevitable saving of every piece of interesting-looking paper – paper crafting begets a big pile of papers.

I’ve got some ideas on how to keep it organized, but am interested in what you think? Any bright ideas on keeping your craftspace relatively clutter-free?

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