Monday, 20 October 2008

houston we have a problem

or should i say we did..a major one too.. our shop computer just decided to crash and burn, and for about 4 weeks we had nothing to play with, no images to manipulate, no e mails to answer and no idea what went wrong ?...hence why our little blog has been neglected ..sorry blog ? we bought a new all singing all dancing computer..transferred all the old data to it and here we are again..blogging.

so whilst the computer was away we sure did keep ourselves busy . it was our turn in the courtyard window so me and the boss got our thinking hats on and rustled up another masterpiece, this time based upon an old ABC chart that we found.

and using products from the shop we filled the little space with a full on visual feast...possibly our best one yet..we put black and white copies all over the walls and floors and used colourful bits to indicate a letter..

we love blogger

so some months back we jumped ship and left blogger for an apparent better place..but i say blurghhhhhhh to that as blogger rules and is easily the best place to blog...well in my opinion it we are back here after months of teething problems on another site...

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

fun in the window

so yesterday me and Gayle...also known as the boss, decided we needed a new window display to promote all the new goodies we have in the shop..we had the lovely idea of a rainbow effect using lots of ribbons, and hanging in the window one of our new dresses that has butterflies on it...and then Gayle would draw onto the glass more butterflies...well all was going very well until we had a momentary fit of giggles as we threw up into the air all the ribbons..just in for the aim of getting a good picture...and i think you will agree...we did that alright..

so after we stopped pretending to be rhythmic gymnasts we finished up and debated for a while if the rainbow arch was wonky or not....and then i used my engineering skills to suspend the dress whilst the boss got out her pens and drew all over the windows...guess who will be cleaning that off in a few weeks time ?...anyway i hope you agree we ended up with a lovely if your around our way come in and see whats new..the shop is looking more colourful than ever...

Thursday, 20 March 2008

my favorite thing..

I have so many things in my shop,but sometimes something will arrive,and I have to try really hard not to pop it straight in to my bag.
At the moment my favorite thing is this little cat, I can't really explain why, but when you hold him in your hand he just seems to fit,nice and snug, although I have a childrens shop I can tell you that alot of my toys are never seen by children,as there snapped up by adults,they can't explain why they just have to have them .
This little cat is handmade,and there's only one of him,he's looking for a good home that will love him as much as we do , If you think that's you ,drop us a line

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

brand spanking new stuff in the shop

so the last few weeks have seen more and more new stock arriving at the shop..and with us having hardly any storage space, we have to find new and ingenious ways of displaying it all and hiding it in the back out of sight..but just look at whats new in carry me home ...

these fab ABC wall charts just made us smile as soon as we saw them and we knew they would look lovely in the shop...and they do, coming in pink or blue they are a lovely way to learn..and they are only £15.00...get them here if you want one..

and also we have got some fantastic new 3 piece sets from Olive & Moss, and with such excellent names such as perry the panda and Louis the lion and Michael the monkey...who could resist..they are on the website too, already in the shop they are proving to be very popular.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

some of our etsy faves

Friday, 7 March 2008

new and improved etsy shop

so we have had an etsy shop for a while now, long before this blog was born, and between me and you its been put on the back burner while we get the all new sparkly all singing all dancing website up and running...and if you have ever built a website then you know how long all that takes....but finally we have updated the etsy shop with things you wont find on the main web shop, things that are made just for etsy, and things we want to try before putting them in the big you know what to do...get shopping...

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

we eat bogies

Erm, well OK we don't really, because we are fully grown up adults, but kids just love em...dont they ?..and this t shirt proves it, this is one of a range from a collection i designed with my friend tom, they are for sale here in the shop and some of them are on the website
each t shirt has a secret hidden message that the wearer can flash at their own discretion, more often than not provoking a chuckle along the way.

Friday, 29 February 2008

we are a toy box..

so yeah we sell fab clothes for cool kids, but give them a toy to play with and they will be happy for ever..and here in carry me home we have toys that are more than just a throw-away 5 minute fun thing, many of what we sell are one of a kind, handmade future heirlooms that are only available here in our little box of delights.

from knitted cake rattles to spotty fair trade cats and little ribbon haired happy accidents, we have many different styles to suit all demands and guaranteed to spark off a childs imagination.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

baby jasmine

so we received the best e-mail today that made us smile a happy smile. we always tell our customers to send us some pictures of their baby wearing our clothes but sadly not many do...but today one very happy customer sent us these brilliant pictures of his new daughter jasmine, and what a beauty she is...don't you agree ?

so you now know what to do..and that is get your cameras out and get snapping , and your little poser could be here on our blog, these pics are destined for our website where I'm sure she will cause a flurry of orders... thanks wear them so well.

Monday, 25 February 2008

my neighbour ..

I'm so lucky to have my shop in the heart of London , and am therefore surrounded by things most fabulous.. this is a picture of my glamorous neighbour jewellery designer and owner of Black pearl, Fiona Deffenbaugh,she is has the retro pin up girl look down to a fine art , and often puts us all to shame with her effortless glamour,how she finds the time while running her little empire is beyond me.

Step in to her shop, which is decked out like the inside of a Hawaiian hut, bamboo roof and all, not only will you find Fiona's jewellery designs, but pencil skirts,corsets,(which can be made to order)lingerie,vintage clothing and even some nipple tassels.The reason for my blog though ,get to the point gayle, is that last Thursday Fiona held a Luau in her shop , with punch that had a serious kick,flower garlands, umbrellas,and a burlesque performance! all in her little shop,it was an opportunity for her to show off some of her new collection and spread a little sunshine during the miserable month of February.Fiona tells me that she hope's to do this once a month, so next time you could come to join us, join the black pearl mailing list at her website see you soon happy Luau ! gayle xx

Friday, 22 February 2008

words words words

hello, Steven here with more images of the stuff we do here at carry me home, Gayle started the business doing slogans onto mainly adult clothes, but eventually found that slogans suited kids things so much better, and these collages show some of the ones that are firm favorites in the shop and online.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

what lovely stuff

its monkey no 1 here, Steven, and i just wanted to continue to show what we have here at carry me home and give you guys a feel for what we like. the shop and website is constantly changing as new stock arrives and current stock sells. these couple of collages are just a quick example of what we have at the moment.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Now it's really me ..

Hi there, So no.1 monkey boy Steven is really the one that does all this techno computer stuff ,My Brain doesn't seem to like it . So it's him that usually writes all the blurb about carry me home , but thought it was time I should join in ..
what to say really on my first blog ,,
I'm quite excited this week as I have a new girl Sarah starting,she's going to be doing my stall at London's Spitalfields market.I've had
the stall for about 5 years so thought it was time to let someone else have a go for me , Whoo - ee I get to have Sundays off . what shall i do ? .
It's been freezin the last couple of Sundays , so staying in on the sofa might be the best idea !
Spitalfields market which is in the heart of London's east end, has been all over the place lately they have been doing loads of work , some of the building is listed ,and now they've found big cellars under the floor so the work which has disrupted the whole market is gonna take so much longer.I hope it will get back to it's former glory soon ,there's about 400 small business' relying on it.
so if your around on Sunday it's still a great place to find new designers,vintage and yummy food, say hello to Sarah if you see her xx gayle

Sunday, 17 February 2008

we are proud to announce...

....the arrival on Sunday February 17th, 2008, a new bouncing healthy beautiful blog,...tee he he.. excuse us for being like new parents but this blog has been cooking in the oven for a while now, and its finally here, all sparkly and new and ready to grow into something amazing.
so firstly who are we..well we are me, myself and i, Gayle..hello, and i own this whole thing, its my baby you could say....and my baby is called carry me home.

so carry me home has been around now for quite some years...its the usual story, i started off making things for friends, they loved it, they asked for more and then they asked if i would make for their friends and it was then that i had that light bulb moment and thought i could turn this into something...and here years later i own and manage a mini empire that has a west end London boutique and a blossoming online presence and its here that i sell to customers from around the world my own in house collection alongside many other independent designers, who all make carry me home a unique little box of delights.

we sell clothes for new born babies up to toddler size, we have colorful toys and gifts and decorative products for nurseries as well as pampering products for new mum's. the main collection in the shop is my own, which is also called carry me home, its easily the best seller and its from a small room in the back of the shop where i sit and design and make these baby grows, t-shirts, hats and bibs in a rainbow of colours.

we actively promote other independent designers and sell products that are so limited edition that when they are sold they are not replaceable, many hand made, hand printed and hand embellished items that make us stand out and offer something different but still very wearable. these sit alongside established brands who are a constant backbone of this business.

through this blog we hope to offer a more personal insight into what we do ,what we like and any exciting news we might want to share...carry me home the blog might have just been born..but we are already old beyond our come in, enjoy and have a play.