When I originally created Forest Friends Tea Time, I wanted to celebrate childhood and the joy children receive from playing make-believe. I’ve also been a fan of Beatrix Potter for some time, so I wanted the artwork to tell a story with animals having tea. The quirky little houses are where they live, and the brown cobblestone background gives the artwork a warm and civilized feel.

The original Forest Friends Tea Time in brown

I recommend printing this design on canvas, twill, or quilting cotton. Use for projects that require infrequent washing to preserve the vibrancy of the colors.

But I realized when moving my artwork to Raspberry Creek Fabrics that I needed to find a way to make the backgrounds lighter. These dark rich browns won’t print or wear well on many of the fabrics offered by Raspberry Creek. So, I removed the cobblestone layers and rearranged the elements to create a Forest Friends Tea Time design that works on lighter colorways. Then, I sampled the colors in the design and created lighter tints to use for the backgrounds.

Forest Friends on Aqua


pale pink

Pale Pink

Lemon Cream

Lemon Cream

Forest Friends - Pale Lavender

Pale Lavender



Forest Friends - Peach Cream

Peach Cream



I’m also considering creating a ditsy version of this design. Leave me a message if you’d be interested in having this an option.

More designs featuring Forest Friends

I’ve added cute animals to these designs and may add them to a few others eventually as well.

Check out these cute and quirky tree houses.

Perfect for fall, these pumpkin cottages (and condos) are sure to please.

This way back to the Animal fabric designs.

This way back to the Animal fabric designs.


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