Woodland character fabric displayed as bedding
Designs by nouveau_bohemian, googoodoll, ewa_brzozowska, heleenvanbuul, taluna, mrshervi, bethan_janine and charlottewinter

Oh deer! We’re not sure if it’s the recent announcement of our July design challenges with Operation Shower or all of the adorable baby bibs our community has been creating with this video tutorial, but there’s on thing that’s true: we’ve got babies on the brain! This baby fever may also be a result of a trend we’ve spotted in the Marketplace: woodland animals. Let’s take a walk into the woods to see some of our favorite woodland friends that will leave any nursery serene and inviting.

Geometric bears are no longer in hibernation!  Perfect for projects like organic cotton knit leggings, bibs and caps, these bears are only of the cuddly sort.

Bears and Triangles by bohemiangypsyjane
Forest Bear by andrea_lauren
A baby romper made from a nouveau_bohemian design
We are fawning over this romper sewn by @littledreamer_au featuring hogs under hedges by nouveau_bohemian

Buffalo plaid has stood the test of time and proven it’s a clear winner as one of our favorite classic patterns. Pair it with a woodland moose and you’ve created plaid pandemonium!

Buffalo Plaid Woodland Moose by charlottewinter
Buffalo Plaid Woodland Moose by charlottewinter

For gardeners, deer might be considered the arch nemesis, but luckily for our sewing community, the only concern for these cuddly characters is the thought of running out of fabric! We love seeing these animals transformed into surface patterns and when you combine two crowd favorites like woodland creatures and watercolor, the possibilities for a woodland-inspired nursery are endless. Watercolor brush strokes soften the features of woodland characters, creating a serene look to complete your nursery decor. Find more inspiration in our deer-inspired curated collection.

Deer Head on Dark Grey by caja_design
Loved Dearly (large) by shelbyallison

Looking for a new project using our favorite woodland characters? Create a one-of-a-kind cheater quilt using our newest feature, Fill-a-Yard™ and be sure to share your finished project by tagging @spoonflower on your favorite social channel!