I thought about making this a doe (female.) I mean, the book is for a girl, and all the deer we have seen near our house have been does. But, I didn’t really trust it to look like a deer without antlers (look, Mommy! D is for Horse? Or Dog? Or… what is that, Mommy?) And, bucks are flashier. And antlers helped the visual composition. And I thought they would be fun to appliqué. So, it’s a buck.
I don’t like this one as much as the others. For some reason I couldn’t get the pieces to fit just right and the neck looks short to me. I’m not going to do it over (probably,) but I’m guessing it will always bother me a little.