I am the hugest Beatrix Potter fan and have loved the books since childhood. I still have my first ever set of “little” books bought for me over the years by my special gran!. In fact our firstborn is named after one of the characters – well, it wasn’t planned but since his birth he has been known but the character’s name and his first birtday party was of the same theme.
While still pregnant I knew immediately what theme I was going to choose for my nursery – yup – Beatrix Potter!! I was so fortunate to come across the most amazing bits and pieces from all over. Cute tiny toys of all the characters and a stunning cushion with “our” signature character (bought before we knew he was a boy!), lovely linen with embroidered characters from a little haberdashery, sticker wall decals from Builders Warehouse (I kid you not!). Once I had decided on the theme I went on the hunt for all things Peter Rabbit and friends. And my nursery was LOVELY. In the end I far preferred buying all the odds and ends and making my own nursery than just heading to one shop and getting one of everything in a certain range. It was such fun!
Now you have the background you can imagine my joy at seeing that Gap have just released a stunning range of baby wear all around the theme of Beatrix Potter. My ovaries are pinging at the sight!! Too bad I am not pregnant, or planning to be pregnant any time soon. I would LOVE to buy some of these pretties from babyGap…. Someone get me a baby now!
The collection, which is designed for newborns up to 24 months, is based on the Tales of Peter Rabbit. To celebrate the much-loved children’s book, babyGap have launched a limited-edition collection inspired by the world famous author and her captivating tale. The range combines an assortment of soft knit graphic bodysuits, brightly coloured denims, cute one-pieces and patterned dresses – all so lovely and whimsical!
How cute are the Rabbit Whiskers jerseys??? I wouldn’t mind one of those pretty dresses for myself. And that beanie!!!
All of the pieces are inspired by the stories and have a vintage feel to them. For girls there is coloured and printed denim; cable knit cardigans and billowing dresses. For boys, key styles include a replica of Peter’s Jacket, a navy chunky knit cardigan and one-pieces in chambray and plaid. All the items can be ordered online via www.gap.eu
Since its first publication in 1902, Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of Peter Rabbit’s adventures in the English countryside has been beloved around the world by children and adults alike. In celebration of the book’s 110th anniversary in 2012, actress Emma Thompson wrote a sequel, The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, which I really do need to get my hands on asap!
What do you think? Are you a Beatrix Potter fan like me? Which book or character is your favourite?