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Banana peel, ribbon and dollar bills are among the random objects inspiring one blogger's 365 dress challenge.

Jeannie, from Baltimore, Maryland, set herself the admirable challenge of creating a dress a day, made from anything that catches her eye.

She makes stunning mini outfits fashioned from unexpected objects that are as random as a beautiful print on a paper bag she picked up in Amsterdam, to mundane, everyday items such as pie crust or her daily vitamins.

Jeannie decided to embark on her project in January after reading Noah Scalin's book, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life!.

She says the only rules are "there are no rules" and as well as rustling up mini outfts in 10 minutes she plans to spend hours on some adult-size dresses.

The dedicated amateur artist's designs are prompted by everything from fashion-oriented events like the Met gala or the US Kentucky Derby, to bad weather or business meetings.

Food plays a big part in her project, although some edible creations are slightly more appetising than others.

Jeannie wrote of this pretty daffodil dress, "More flowers for the first day of spring. I love this dress, too. The flared sleeves, the petal skirt, a bit of bling. I think this would work on Dancing with the Stars, no?"

She explains what promted her to make each miniature outfit, which range from pretty prom dresses to 50s style pencil cuts.

Taking a brave and diverse approach to her designs, we'd love to wear - or frame - many of her creations,

A mixture of yellow felt and lace - and a great deal of patience - resulted in the intricate evening dress, below.

What do you think to Jeannie's dress project? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Words: Anna Pollitt. Pictures: http://365creativedresses.blogspot.co.uk/

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