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Frolicking in the Woods

"All things bright and beautiful... all creatures great and small!" - William Henry Monk

With the crispness in the air, and the leaves all turning, Autumn is singing it's glory! The deers are frolicking in the field and the bees are busier than ever preparing for winter. What is not to love?!

The Deer Doll pattern is such a popular doll pattern and it is easy to see why. With little hoof details and fawn spots on their foreheads, they are ready for a gentle, friendly hug. The Deer Doll pattern was previously only available in Machine Embroidery version, but today we are releasing the long-awaited Deer Doll Sewing Machine version! YAY!

The fabric I used in this post is the perfectly named - Harmony fabric and is designed by Melissa Lee for Riley Blake Designs. Since I love to fussy cut (it must be the quilter in me), I get really excited when fabric designers give space between their beautiful illustrations for just that - fussy cutting! Just look at the Main print with the bee hives and the Oh Deer print with the deer faces. Both these prints are just calling out to be fussy cut!

I was inspired to get a little crafty and ironed on some Light-Fusible HeatnBond to the back of the bee hives and cut them out to fuse-applique them to the doll clothing. I just loved how it turned out.