Thursday, March 3, 2011

A new doll for my Bel

Over a year overdue, I finally completed my daughters Mermaid Doll in the waldorf style that she had been asking for. I am in love with mermaids now!

She loves it, and that makes me happy :)


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spring 2011

I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted here.... looking back, how many times have I started blog posts with that??  2010 has been a busy, crazy and exciting year as I added another venture to my list.  During my down times with the sewing business, I have been working on my photography.  I have been fortunate enough to have been given the chance to photograph so many wonderful families and awesome children in the past several months, view my gallery here:  Bunny Lane Photography

Back to the sewing business...2011 Spring and Summer lines are being finalized and weather permitting, I hope to capture my models in my latest creations in time for my March 7 launch, just a small sampling of the fabrics to be included this year are:

A majority of the fabrics purchased from one of my favorite online shops---Fairytale Frocks & Lollipops.  Cute name and the greatest service and shipping!  Their prices are awesome too! 

A sneak peek into Spring 2011 collection...introducing Serenity

and Catalina....

There is plenty more that hasn't been shown and will be available for purchase through my online shop at Bunny Lane Designs  or my Etsy shop. 

Please visit me on Facebook & Twitter and say hi!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 3--Kids Clothing Week Challenge

I revisited those vintage sheets that I used for the vintage wrap dress that I made earlier.  I just love how bright it is and best of all it has my 2 favorite and yellow.  I was inspired by a similar version of this dress from Wooden Soldier, but couldn't handle the price tag--a whopping $70 eeek!  My husband would have a heart attack if he found out that I spent that much on one dress--so I said to myself..."I can make that"  and so what resulted was that dress that Isabel is wearing and modeling for her to keep for herself :o)

Oh and in case you guys were wondering what a $70 dress looks like:

Mine was pretty close...I changed it a bit and I know that I have to add more ruffles next time and closer together, but I love this dress and it was a really fast and quick project.

Kids Clothes Week Challenge

I'm guilty of sewing for everyone else and trying to stock up my etsy store before I even get to create clothing my children.  Raise your hand if you do the same ;o).

I tease my 3 year old daughter (un-intentionally) by asking her to try on a dress so I can photograph it and then ask her to take it off just after she asks "Can I keep it on?"  Oh, bless her little heart.  So what didn't come soon enough, this week marked the start of the kids clothes week challenge.

The goal is to sew at least an hour each day----CHECK---I do more than that, but the idea is to sew for your own children and have a nice little wardrobe by the end of the week...GAH!

So Day 1 came and my little guy was the first, and he got this little outfit:

I love these shorts....check out his chubby little leggies that just makes my heart melt...

Day 2:  A goldfish set...for my little guy

He was taking a nap when I completed this so I wasn't able to snap a photo of him in it, but what I was able to do was create these assembly line style so that I could make some for my kids, but also have some to list in my Etsy shop as well--which I have 2 available right now :)

Day 3 is today and is currently in the works---something that I kind of concocted myself....hoping to finish it shortly so that I can snap photos while it's daylight and this time be able to say to my daughter...."Yes, you can keep it's yours :o) "


Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Frock By Friday

A Frock By Friday

I want to make that dress!

Love this Idea! Going to be joining this sew-along, since I love sewing clothes and love finding new patterns!!!

Stop over to Grosgrain and follow along and have a dress made in one week or sooner if you wanna cheat :o)

Friday, April 23, 2010

EEEEeeeeee!!!! It's here!

Had to share.....Guess what arrived early this morning?

I have been waiting for these books to arrive for almost 2months and they came a week earlier than the expected ship date!  They are just awesome and I have already marked several projects to add to my to do list. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I have a love for all things Vintage, especially vintage fabrics.  I acquired several boxes of fabrics from auctions, ebay and thrift store lucky finds several years ago and they have just sat in the same boxes unused just waiting, and begging to be used.

I found some old vintage sheets in one of the boxes and was really happy to have found them, just look at the loveliness:

I don't know how I could have forgotten about these.  Well, I started to work on one and turned one of them into this twist on a wrap dress

The pattern can be found on the special issue of Stitch Magazine

I just loved how quick and easy it was to put this together, and it really does have a simple, yet classy look, definitely plan on making more.

I tried it on my daughter and she just loved it!

Get your issue today, or if you're interested, this dress is available for sale, it fits a size 2-3, worn only for a few minutes by my daughter to take some photos :o)  Contact me by email if you would like to purchase this or if you would like one custom made for you.  (


Monday, April 19, 2010

Alabama Style

I created a truly one of a kind piece that turned out better than I could have ever imagined.  My hands and fingers are sore as this piece was truly created mostly by hand--very time consuming, but so worth it.

I used an applique pattern from:  Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin

If you don't have this book in your library yet, this is truly a must-have.  I created my own A-line dress/jumper pattern to trace the applique onto.

Using the reverse applique technique is really easy, but when it's what felt like a million stitches, I don't know the likelihood that I will ever be recreating this dress:

My main outer layer is Linen, and then lined inside with 100% cotton...this is a pic I took during one of my many breaks

before I turned it into a dress...

Now being modeled by my daughter Bel and I even created a matching headband. 


Creation Updates

That's all I got....because I can't come up with a catchy or funny title at the moment :oP

If you're a fan on facebook....this may be a repeat.  I share my latest creations on there as I make them and have giveaways often.  I have given away 2 outfits now and will have another giveaway once 400 fans have been reached!

Visit me here:

Etsy shop will be open soon, I've been sewing like crazy in order to stock up items and will have them up beginning of May.  Items will be available for purchase on my website of course as well as my storefront on Facebook and last but not least Etsy.

Lots of pics, I've been slacking on the blog post, but here are some of the latest creations:

Ruffle A-Line Dress

Ruffle Skants with  Ruffle tank

Because we can't forget the boys....matching ties including Daddy

Finally getting to cut into super soft Little Folks by Anna Maria Horner

My 300th Fan Giveaway winner received this Ruffle Bubble Romper

I created this quilt designed by Vanessa Christenson of V&Co. and donated it to the March of Dimes

Altered Pillowcase dress with Ruffles---my 200 Fan giveaway winner received this :o)

So that's it for the show & tell for now....Be sure to check back and also visit my facebook page to be notified when the next giveaway will be!

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