July 28, 2013
I stumbled across Marcelle Crosby’s folded paper dresses while researching my top 12 affordable art prints for babies and children’s rooms, and thought they deserved a post to themselves.
The Traveller by Marcelle Crosby.
The Melbourne-based artist’s astonishingly beautiful – and completely unique - mini works of art are made using paper prints and maps, and they would make a gorgeous decoration on the wall of any little girl’s room.
Miss Italy and Miss Paris Pink by Marcelle Crosby.
Each dress tells a story, so if you or your wee one has a special connection to Paris, the vintage-style map dress of ‘Miss Paris’ would make a delightful keepsake. The paper-folded pieces are sold on the hanger, so you can directly hang on them on the wall, or get them framed.
I really love the way they look on the hangers, and these paper-folded wee beauties would add such a unique textural layer – and handmade element – to any child’s space.
Clockwise from top left: Cats; Miss NYC 2; Around the World; Dogs; all by Marcelle Crosby.
My personal favourite is The Traveller, pictured at the top of the post, which features a vivid nostalgic print of vintage travel luggage tags. But I’ve also got a soft spot for Miss London, naturally. I’m seriously considering get it for myself!
Miss New York, left and Miss Paris red by Marcelle Crosby.
Each folded dress is AU$70 and can be found in Marcelle Crosby’s store on Down that Little Lane.
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