I was given cart blanch for fabric choices - gulp. I made the birds and the squirrel match as they seemed like a nice winter set with several colors in common.
The backs are simplified woodgrain with a zipper closure placed through the back rather than on the edge, because I was concerned about the thickness of the yarn cross stitch combined with the piping was going to make me cuss and cry if I tried to put a zipper in there. Not to mention maybe mess up the cross stitch!
The piping is made with green to go with the trees in both the stitches.
The faun with the roses felt springy and fresh! I had ideas of what back fabric I was hoping to find that did not pan out, but I did find a red with white dot in a shade of red that really went nicely with the cross stitch and of course tied in with the bow on the faun’s head!
I did the piping in the same fabric.