Rather than my normal Fearless Fantasy Friday, I thought I'd feature this gorgeous child's coat today!
It's from the shop Little Goodall on Etsy... and what a brilliant shop it is. Just the most darling and charming outfits that look fabulously well made and sturdy. Gorgeous animals and characters!
Here's the description that goes with it:
It's a child in fox clothing! Fox coat of eco-felt, made from 100% post consumer plastic bottles. Looks and feels lovely, beautifully made. This Little Goodall original design features foxy "claws", a fox face hood, two slip pockets for warming foxy paws, and a fuzzy yarn fox tail.
Interior of coat is fully lined with a fun cotton print (print is subject to change from one in last picture due to limited supply, but will remain graphic, brown, and gender neutral), closes down the front with three vintage buttons. Sleeves lined with brown poly lining fabric to slip easily on and off over clothing.
What a glorious thing - I wish I'd had something like this to frolic around in as a kid.... I would have loved it!
As you know I love all sorts of woodsy creatures, and one of my favourite passages from any book ever was about a fox, in the middle of a pine wood, in a book called The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner. (Look it up if your children love to read fantasy in the likes of the Narnian series and Harry Potter etc).
This book was one of the cornerstones of my childhood..... seriously.
It taught me many things.
And, it reminds me of one of my well-loved passages:
Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've just finished to stay near it. What's that book for you? (Markus Zusak).
I still have that book today although it's about 35 years old.
Just looking at this foxy coat takes me back.... oh to be a child again (or else find a grown-up foxy coat to play in!)
Happy Friday everyone. :)
I hope you get to 'play' this weekend!
Visit Little Goodall on Etsy if you're looking for gorgeous coats to stir your own children's playful and imaginative side.