A little obsession called … woodland

Woodlands, and the creatures that traditionally dwell within them, have long been an obsession of mine … though I’m not exactly sure why. Perhaps I can blame the fact that I read far too many British books as a child. The pages of such books tended to heavily feature mysterious forests, and enchanting characters in the form of rabbits, foxes, deer, and owls. Is it that I’m just naturally drawn to the wonders of a natural world that is so very different to that of what I know from Australia? Or maybe it’s because woodland creatures are just so damn cute!

Whatever the reason, maybe you share a woodland obsession too? If so, come and join me in further indulging your woodland fixation within the world of madeit.

Top Row (left to right):

  1. Deer Gift Tags, $6 by Bowerbird Design (I adore the colour of these … and look, DEER!).
  2. Oh! Deer! $50 by Pepper Stitches (much as I try to convince myself otherwise, you’re never too old for a soft toy).
  3. Forest Button / Badge Set, $6 by Tabitha Emma (wear your obsession always).

Bottom Row (left to right):

  1. Zoology Brooch – Rabbit, $12 by Pannikin (so cute, this one’s clearly very happy in his woodland world).
  2. Winter Woods Earrings, $29 by that vintage (because every good woodland needs at least two bunnies).
  3. Forest Tote, $45 by mooma (a forest you can put stuff in … amazing!).

After looking at all the lovely woodland inspired beauties on offer, I’m thinking I could very easily create my own little forest at home and surround myself with an ever attentive audience of rabbits, deer, badgers, and the like … hmm, I’m wondering whether this obsession may eventually become more than just a little embarrassing…


  1. kellie

    what an absolutely gorgeous collection!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kellie – Thanks so much!! I’m glad you like my little collection of goodies πŸ™‚

      … I really can’t say much more about how much I love all things ‘woodland’ inspired … the obsession just seems to grow by the day!

  2. Ms. SP

    Your post reminds of the experience of visiting zoos in other countries. It’s nice to be reminded that the animals in your backyard (or alley) are actually exotic and special. They are not just pests.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ms. SP – Oh visiting overseas zoos would certainly be particularly interesting … you’d especially see differences in what was classified as an ‘exotic’ species. Funnily enough, I’ve recently discovered that a koala has taken up residence just beyond my back fence … not quite a woodland creature, but still … it’s pretty special! πŸ™‚

  3. Gabrielle Bryden

    I can so relate to you on this – I always had my nose in the woodland books from England when I was a kid – The Faraway Tree, the Narnia books etc., No-one is too old for soft toys – haha.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Those woodland books of our childhoods surely have much to blame for obsessions come to the light later in life! πŸ˜‰

      Yes I too loved the Narnia books, Enid Blyton, Beatrix Potter and such.

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