Woodland Animal Baby Gift Set

I was so excited when I was asked to use this darling fabric to make a baby gift set to welcome a friend's new baby! I adore all the animals and love the retro motif. 

The set included a baby blanket (22" x 36"), 3 coordinating burp cloths, and an owl onesie. All were personalized with baby's name or monogram. 

The main woodland animal fabric was paired with two geometric prints - one golden orange and one green - from Simpatico's Simply Color collection.
Simply Color Ikat Diamonds in Mustard
Simply Color Ikat Diamonds in Green
 I think the modern geometric patterns of the Simply Color fabrics helped balance the retro style of the Woodland Tails fabric for a truly contemporary look that would appeal to any new mom. 

This fabric trio was used specifically for the burp cloth set. Two were embroidered with the baby's name and the third was embroidered with the baby's initials in a traditional monogram style. All were lined with an incredibly soft and plush minky fabric in an ivory quilted pattern.

Because the baby blanket was the largest item the main Woodland Tails was used for the front and the same soft ivory minky fabric that lined the burp cloths was repeated on the back of the blanket. While baby's name is embroidered in a handsome brown thread, I used turquoise thread in the topstitching to bring out some of the blue hues in the woodland fabric. Baby is sure to be cuddly and warm in his new blanket! Particularly because the blanket is so thick, it also makes a great mat providing a large cushioned surface to play and relax on.
Personalized baby blanket folded in half
Baby blanket with plush backing and large silk embroidery pesonalization

The owl onesie incorporated the colors in the blanket and burp cloth fabrics. An adorable golden orange and yellow owl sits atop a brown tree branch with green leaves. I used blue silk thread for the baby's name to again bring out the blue hues in the main Woodland Tails fabric. I think the combination is so cute!

All in all, this was such a fun project to work on and I loved combining the fabrics from the different collections for a one-of-a-kind custom gift set :)

Nautical Nursery Fabrics - Itemized Breakdown

Nursery Fabric Breakdown

Bedding Style - Vogue Pattern 7245


Sail Away in Bloom
Riley Blake Medium Navy and White Dots border at the bottom


Find the Narwhal in Bloom
Navy blue pattern fabric for the border (TBD)
Will be monogrammed/personalized with baby's initials/name


Riley Blake Medium White and Navy Dots
Turquoise or pink ties

Crib Sheet

Anchors Away in Navy

Crib Skirt

My Favorite Ship in Bloom
Riley Blake Medium Navy and White Dots border at the bottom


Chair Pillow

Find the Narwhal in Bloom
Navy blue pattern fabric (TBD) accents
Will be monogrammed/personalized with baby's initials/name

Fonts options for personalization and/or monogram to come!

Baby Bedding

Baby Bedding Fabrics

Out to Sea by Sarah Jane

Sail Away - Bloom 
15 continuous yards

My Favorite Ship - Bloom
9 continuous yards

Find the Narwhal - Bloom
7 continuous yards

Nautical Map Panel - Breeze
6 continuous yards

Navy Polka Dot Options

Color Stories
3.5 continuous yards

Dumb Dots Navy - white or navy dots (smaller/tighter pattern)
15 continuous yards

Lots A Dots - white or navy dots
11 continuous yards

Dear Stella It's a Shore Thing (.75 inch dots)
7 continuous yards
Riley Blake Medium Dots Navy and White  (.75 inch dots)
5 continuous yards with option to order more

Riley Blake Medium Dots White and Navy (.75 inch dots)
15 continuous yards

Bedding Styles

Vogue Pattern V7245
Includes blanket, crib sheet, bumper and  dust ruffle.

Examples in the same pattern:

Custom Window Coverings and Baby Bedding

Curtain Styles

Pottery Barn always has such beautifully classic designs that somehow remain fresh and modern.
  • Living room
  • Master Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
Roman shade for kitchen



What styles appeal to you?
Solid white, linens and creams

Subtle neutral designs


Geometric prints


email example

Solids, small prints and more elaborate designs

Baby's room

Bedding Example

Gender neutral. Toile. Navy, green and teal color scheme

Sea cliff marine
Sea cliff breeze

Nautical theme?

 Accent with more blue for boy or pink for girl

More gender neutral fabric options

Navy blue, lime and teal geometric and elephant combinations

Other ideas???