You know, I love owls and owl fabric, but there has been some rumbling out there in the world wide web that owls have had their time in the spotlight and now need to move over and let another animal dominate for awhile.
(More of my favorite owl fabrics below)
The discussion has turned to which animal should be the next owl. Here are some of the contenders:
The fox! There really isn't much fox fabric out there right now, I think many of us would like to see it rise in popularity.
(clockwise from top left: Anika (coming soon) from Monaluna, Winter Foxes (out of print) by Michelle Engel Bencsko, Flora Fox by Luzia Pimpinella for Farbenmix, found at Holland House, Fox in the Snow by Rose McCracken)
Elephants! Long a staple in nursery design, I love seeing elephants taken on by those who prefer a more modern look.
Whales! Whales have such a fantastic shape for interesting designs and patterns.
From my small and unscientific poll on Twitter, I received votes for deer, hedgehogs, unicorns (okay, my vote) and narwhals!
I haven't even touched birds, cats and dogs as I think versions of them will always remain popular (think Scottie Dogs in the 1980s). Modern interpretations of these animals could be another post another day...
What do you think? What should take over the for the owl?
(clockwise from top left: Little Red Deer Japanese fabric found at This and That From Japan, Hedgehog Heaven from Michael Miller Fabrics, Far Far Away by Heather Ross found at Felt Cafe, N is for Narwhal by Maile on Spoonflower)