A while back, I bought a bunch of clearance fabric from Fabric.com… it was one of those sales they had where the already marked down fabrics were an additional 30% off. I fell in love with this print– it has some odd-looking (in a cute way) bunnies and gnarly carrots all over it. The bunnies have some ca-razy looking eyes… (i don’t know, maybe they’ve been eating too much grass?) Anyway, I bought this print in 3 different colors and I think I paid around $2/yard. cha-ching! Jay McCarroll (1st winner of Project Runway- love that show!) designed it for Free Spirit, and he’s got a ton of other cool stuff to check out: like these psychadelic deer, some kooky robot birds, and this pink blob something-or-other. I dig it all!
After trying out the easy smocking technique on G’s old pillowcase last month, I thought I’d try it again on some new fabric. These bunnies were calling my name. No, really! They were! Eeeeeeeekkk!
I even got to try out my new (free!) bias tape maker for making the straps.
Once I got into this project I knew it would be too small for Ellery, but luckily I have a super cute and petite niece who I’m sure can rock it just fine.
I can’t wait to see little Avery (or “Tiny” as she prefers these days) running through the yard on Easter morning… finding candy-filled plastic eggs, the soundtrack from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas playing in the background (it’s a family tradition….weird, right?) in this stoner-bunny dress. She’s gonna look awesome. And she’ll probably find the egg with the cash in it.