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Welcome to Michele Made Me!

Oops! You've clicked on the "About" page... Does that mean you're interested in finding out more about me? Really?... Crazy stuff. But okay if you insist. My name is Michele Pacey. I probably should be polite (like the good little Canadian that I am) and wish you a proper "Welcome to my sweet spot of craftiness!" I started this blog on the 12th of April, 2010, as a place to collect my crafty concoctions. One of the hardest parts of blogging for me is talking about myself. I never know how or where to begin. Usually I just make stuff, put down some words about the stuff I make, and pray it will keep you from nodding off. But if you're really thirsty for Michele-facts, I've written bits of my story back HERE.

Also, I have three children: two adult girl-children (known here as "Elle and Dia") and one boy-child (known here as "The Boy"). All three are beautiful, creative, and bright as sunshine. They are my loves. I don't share many pictures of them in an effort to respect their privacy. So you'll have to take my word for it, okay?

I am wife to a self-employed entrepreneur (known here as "Lo"). And I know this may sound cliché but he's just about the sweetest, most giving person I know. I love him with all my heart. Even now when I think of him, I could just burst. Sickening, isn't it? Plus, he's the cutest, which doesn't hurt if you know what I mean.

Names used on the blog are pseudonyms as you've correctly assumed.

I guess I could tell you why I do this whole craft blog thing. HERE's an interview that speaks to that a little. So, I make stuff out of other stuff, but mainly out of what some might consider garbage. I sew, I knit, I quilt, I crochet, I cut, I paste, and I love it all. It's a never-ending cycle that's been a part of my life for as long as I can recall. I hope you'll enjoy it along with me. 

Other stuff? I love to sing. This is something I share with my 10 siblings. When we get together - a rare thing these days - sweet singing happens spontaneously. We've oft been compared to a choir of angels. The angel metaphor is pushing it these days though. We're more like a choir of normal fallible human people with good pitch.

I like to garden. But my garden has struggled the last few years. Maybe this year's the one, eh? 

I don't do the cooking at our house. Lo does it. Believe me, it's better that way. Sometimes I try to bake. Just this morning I tried to make steel cut oats for breakfast. I burnt them. To a crisp. Rar. If I do ever blog about food, it'll be something that only needs thawing, melting, or maybe boiling (if you're lucky).

I was born and raised, and continue to reside in Ontario, Canada. I'm what they call French-Canadian, which means my ancestors are from France but I was born in Canada and I'm bilingual, or proficient in both French and English.

So that's about it for now. Thanks for visiting. Drop in anytime!

If you have any questions, do email me 24/7 at michelemademe@gmail.com!



19 comments:

  1. Hi Michele,

    I came across your blog via http://pinterest.com/pin/7704385/.

    Love your projects! I'll be attempting to make a reversible fabric box this weekend.

    Thanks for sharing your talent on the 'net!

    Regards,
    Monica

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  2. I dont speak english. Please translate.
    Impresionante!!! Tus trabajos me sorprenden gratamente.
    Eres realmente creativa. Te admiro.

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  3. Hi Michele...I just discovered your lovely blog.I am wondering you don't cook What do u eat or Who is cooking for you?Because non-cooking imposible for me :)By the way ı have new blog to follow (may be :) )http:mycreationsandinpirations.blogspot.com
    Have nice day.......

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  4. This is amazing. You are extremely creative.

    I wonder what these would look like painted....maybe spray paint would work?

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  5. I just found your blog. It was a "favorite" of someone else blog. I can't believe your creativity. It is inspiring. I feel like if I turn my computer off to go to bed, I may never find it agin (it is magical like that). This is definitely my new favorite blog. Just posed it on my facebook page. Love Love Love it!

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  6. I was directed to your ridiculously creative blog by Pinterest, which I believe to be complete GENIUS for the artcurious people out there. I wanted to share that one of the reasons I am so excited about your site is the way your write your tutorials. You are witty, smart, swift and clear and therefore easy to understand and a great motivator. I pick up on it and hope others appreciate it as well. Kudos! and Thank You.

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  7. Amazing site, wonderful ideas, what a cleaver way to be creative! Your blog is very very lovely

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  8. I too just stumbled across you, Michele. What a delightful blog, with truly lovely inspired ideas. And a beautiful eye. We are growing bamboo, so I think the wind chime might be in order very soon.

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  9. Me ha gustado leerte, y a pesar de que no hablo inglés, tus fotografías (y el traductor) me han ayudado a entenderte. Felicidades de nuevo. Saludos desde España.
    I enjoyed reading you, and although I do not speak English, your photos (and the translator) have helped me to understand you. Congratulations again

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  10. Lovely...lovely....lovely Blog..Super Creative..why dont you have FB Share or Like icons? I want let my friends know through FB about this wonder.

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    1. I'm going to have to research how to install Facebook share and like buttons. I have no idea how to set those up... I'm silly like that. In the meantime you could put up a link, if you want...

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  11. Hi Michele, loved all your ideas. I must say creative, yet economic.

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  12. Hi Michele, your blog is so inspiring :D it's lovely to know you and your blog :)
    Warm regards from Indonesia :)

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  13. You and your blog are a delight. Thanks for all the awesome ideas! I especially love your hexagon quilt!!!
    Nancy :)

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  14. Michele,
    I just wanted to say that I think you are a Creative Genius!
    I've been looking around on your blog and I am inspired and in awe of your creativity and your aesthetic!
    The fact that nearly everything is from recyclables only endears you to me more!
    Thank you for sharing such wonderful, crafty goodness with us!
    Suzi

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  15. desde Argentina, te leo,te sigo, te admiro! sigue así! muy inspiradores todos tus trabajos..gracias por compartirlos!
    LAURA.

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  16. Hi Michelle, I'm so happy to have found your blog. Very inspiring and I hope to learn a lot from all your craftiness!

    A fellow crafter
    Rock

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  17. Hi Michelle, It's good to meet you. I love your site. Thanks to you my house is full of stuff that I would have cast aside and I now save to use for fun projects. . . I'll probably add a little glitz. You might want to come up with an organizer (out of that cereal box)for those project that you have posted so that I can keep them handy. Tee hee.

    luvglitztoo

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