Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Gifts for Girls

We came up with some Christmas present ideas for boys last week, and as promised here are some lovely things that have been popular recently and that we think would make brilliant gifts for girls.

As you can see above, we have lots of lovely little gifts that will appeal to any little lady (and probably their mums too!). From beautiful accessories (because a girl can never have too many) such as the giraffe print tights and mary jane socks, to a pretty breakfast set (for ladies who breakfast?!) and a guitar rattle, for any aspiring little rockers.

If it's baby's first Christmas there's no better way to celebrate than with a 'my first Christmas' bib. Why not get it personalised and make it a wonderful keepsake for years to come? For Christmas day there's nothing better than Arty & Bella hair accessories. Each lovingly handmade in London, they are so pretty I'm keeping my fingers crossed I might even find one in my stocking this year (take note Santa).

And, speaking from personal experience you just can't go wrong with a new outfit. Whether it's a winter warmer like the cherry print cardigan or a fancy but comfy pearls dress (ideal for Christmas lunch), we have lots to choose from!

See these gifts and lots more on our website, and in our shop.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Boys Gifts

If you're anything like us, Christmas lists just keep on getting longer and even more daunting. Where to start?!

To make things a little easier we thought we'd show you some things that we think would make perfect gifts on Christmas day. This time we're focussing on pressies for the little men in your lives. As usual, they're available in our lovely Knigly Court shop or (mostly) online.

And never fear, we'll be covering gifts for girls next week :)
Toys, breakfast sets, booties, bibs: gifts that'll last for ages and be well loved!

A nice smart outfit for Christmas Day! As you can see above, it's so simple to look stylish in a bow tie bib, a tuxedo baby grow or a braces t-shirt. Effortless!

Pictured above we have a range of clothing perfect for this wintery weather.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Stocking Fillers - Gifts £10 and under

I don't know about you, but in our house one of the best things about Christmas is unwrapping lots of amazing surprises, filling the room with lots of lovely shiny paper. What could be better than waking up to a mountain of small gifts, all waiting to be unwrapped?

That's why I thought I'd share some of our small but perfect gifts instore and online. They make brilliant little pressies, wonderful stocking fillers or a nice something extra for someone special, just because.

And the best bit is? They're ALL £10 or less.

These elephant lights (above) are a great gift. As you can see the colour of the lights changes, making them a perfect little treat that'll last for years to come. We also have a moon or an angel. £9.95

A bib (below) is a perfect small present, and we have lots to choose from! The fruit bibs are popular year round, and specially for Christmas we have the pudding version (which look amazing on Christmas and Boxing day), £10 each. Our very own small bibs with the classic 'oops' or 'star' are 100% purse friendly at £3.50. Or our large 'I love chocolate' or seasonal 'I want my chrsitmas pudding' bibs, which fit up to 18months. £8.50

Or how about a game for when everybody (especially little ones) are tired of watching Christmas T.V.? Our traditional wooden soldiers £9.50 are by far our best selling Christmas toy. A game of 'Snap' £2.95, or 'Heads and Tails' £3.95 bring some old school family fun.

Last up, the all important accessories. For the little ladies we have Arty&Bella hair clips, handmade in London and available in a range of colours £8.95. There are also gorgeous Dimples socks £5.95 in size 0-12m, for girls the mary janes are available in red, pink and black, for boys the trainers come in brown and blue.

Everything is available right here and in our shop in Kingly Court.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

It's a Carnaby Christmas

To get everyone in the festive spirit (there's only 25 days to go!!) we thought we'd give you a little peek at the Carnaby Christmas lights. They're always a bit fun and a bit different, last year it was a spaceman Santa, this year we have enormous shiny holly and golden mistletoe. There's no avoiding it, Christmas is coming!!!

Don't panic if you haven't started thinking about presents yet, we'll be posting lots of gift ideas for the little ones in your life in the run up to the big day.

And the best news is...

It's practically December so mince pies are officially allowed. Yum!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

baby, it's cold outside

I don't know about you, but we've been feeling a definite chill in the air here in Kingly Court. The clocks went back, long nights are drawing in and we've had to pop the heating on!

In the shop we've been selling a lot of winter warmers. We've got some lovely jumpers and cardigans for little men and little ladies that have been incredibly popular. The cherries cardigan has been such a hit that I just had to get one for myself as well! We're going to start putting some of these items on the website but I thought I'd give you a sneak peek first...

There are lots of cute hats as well. For those of you already feeling festive the christmas pudding hats are back again for another year. There are some gorgeous chunky knit hats from Rockafella, as modelled by Thomas the bear in the top image. My favourite have to be the little bear hats though, how cute are those tiny ears!

All items are available in our shop, and if they're not there already they'll be online soon!

And remember, wrap up warm!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Our new window display

Filled with some lovely things from some of our best suppliers this season.oh baby London,tiny universe,Baberoo,whimsy dolls,carry me home bears,dolly dimples ,my happy accidents and The grateful thread .

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

For those about to rock...

Kingly Court's very own rockabilly hairdressers 'It's Something Hells' has moved into a new shop here on the top floor (o.k. they basically moved along one) that is a rocking haven of cool quiffs and retro glamour. It's a much bigger shop and we think they've done a grand job kitting it out!

In honour of this bigger, badder new arrival I thought I'd share a peek at some of our rocking products in store and online with you. Because why not start rocking young?!

There's the new 'biker' baby grow from OhBabyLondon, with its multiple zips it makes baby oh so rock n' roll. For young musicians-to-be our guitar rattles ensure an early start, banging (or should that be rattling) out some awesome tunes. Ensure little ones look the part in our very own 'rock baby' baby grows or how about a 'little rocker' stripy baby grow, that announces to the world "I Rock"?

It may only be rock n' roll, but we like it :)

Power of Making

Last week I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington to see the (free!) exhibition 'Power of Making'. I'd really recommend it to anyone who is interested in how things are made and the skills that are involved in making. It's amazing to see the methods of production and labours of love that are required to craft some of the weird and wonderful creations! The V&A themselves describe the exhibition as a celebration of '...the role of making in our eclectic collection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects, ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye-patch...'

This of course reminded me of all the lovely made objects in the shop. There are our babygrows, t-shirts and bibs which we lovingly create right here in Kingly Court, London. And who could forget our incredibly popular Carry Me Home bears? They are unique to us, beautifully made and make the best presents ever!

Not only do we make wonderful products, but we find other people who are excellent makers and crafters and sell their lovely wares online and in the shop. It's hard to say no to a My Happy Accident or Minimod toy or dress knowing the care and skill that goes into making them.

In fact, why go to the exhibition at all? The power of making can be found at Carry Me Home!

Friday, 28 October 2011

New bears arrive

A new batch of bears have arrived and these two
Loveable friends hubert and Benjamin are looking for a new home .. find them in the shop or buy Benjamin on line . X

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Carry me home photo..

Lovely breakfast this morning at the duck egg in brixton. Love the Mediterranean breakfast.. :)

Friday, 21 October 2011

A walk on the wild side...

This week we have met lots of cute animals on our travels around town and in the shop! There have been cats, hamsters and guinea pigs and a trip to a donkey sanctuary. Even this morning on my journey to work a squirrel fell out of a tree and landed right in front of me. Luckily I don't think he was hurt, just a bit startled and embarrassed, he ran off very quickly!

In the shop we have a veritable zoo full of lots of lovely toys (Sam and Oliver the Whimsy Foxes shown above and a beautiful handmade Happy Accident elephant pictured below are just a couple of examples). There are also lots of printed dresses, baby grows and sets with a range of very cute and cuddly animals featured. There's something cool and unique for every young animal fan!

And... while the temperature is dropping and those squirrels are collecting nuts (or falling out of trees) in preparation for hibernating, little ones can stay snugly and warm throughout the winter months in these fun leopard print all-in-ones. There's even a fur lined hood for added cuddly-ness. As usual everything is available in the shop or on our website. Purr-fect!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

London Calling

We've just received a brand new delivery of our best-selling telephone box and red bus lights, available again instore and on the website. Which got me thinking...

Lots of our products are made in the U.K and of course we design our own babygrows, bibs, hats and t-shirts right here in the shop, just off Carnaby Street. Carnaby Street itself is an iconic London destination, full of cool swinging sixties mod history. It's a pretty great place to be, there's always something going on (I walked out to get some lunch on Saturday to be met with a Zombie march!?) we're never bored!

Whether you're a day-tripper, a holiday maker or a born and bred Londoner, there's still nothing quite as cool for babies as rocking out London style with a rockbaby babygrow and union jack trousers, illuminated by some phone box lights!!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Carry the Market!

Carry Me Home is not only an amazing baby boutique! Many moons ago, long before we opened our lovely little shop in Kingly Court, Carry Me Home was born in London's Old Spitalfields Market. From our stall we sold all of our lovely babygrows, bibs and hats. And the best bit is...we still do! Every Sunday we have our busy stall, selling all of our most popular designs (Rock Baby, I Love Chocolate and Strawberry bibs are all best sellers). The market makes for an excellent day out, bringing together all of London's best up and coming new designers and surrounded by lots of lovely cafes, restaurants and bars (we all know how exhausting shopping can be). It's located in the heart of trendy East London, and easy to get to thanks to close proximity to Liverpool Street station. Find us every week opposite the pizza restaurant 'Fire and Stone'. So, if you're in the area come and say hello!

And if not there's also the shop and the website, facebook, twitter and the blog... so much choice!

Monday, 26 September 2011

getting a little bit of press ..

This weekend , while doing the the monthly, must go to boots and buy all my toiletries,and the new 'must have' nail polish . I spotted the new edition of Baby London,magazine,and remembered journalist Sarah Peters saying we might be featured, Like all editorials , you take it all with a little pinch of salt, as they can change their minds at the last minute, has who to feature. But here we are... page 156.... they of course choose, the now famous picture of our wooden soldiers ,We do sell other things people :) x but heh were not complaining x thank you :)

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Some more photos of lovely things in the shop x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Thought I'd share with you all how great the shops looking at the moment!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Here's a sneak peek at some of the dresses in store at Carry Me Home right now. Steven must have been fabric shopping - there are some cute new designs. Available from 6 months right up to 3 years, and reversible - its like getting 2 dresses!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


We had a delivery of these super cute dimples socks today, one of our best sellers! They come separately on a card - perfect as a little treat or as an extra with another present, or they come as 2 or 3 pairs in a lovely hard wearing box. We have pink, red or black Mary Janes for girls, and blue or brown trainers for little boys. Available online or in our Carnaby Street shop.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Gayle took this beautiful, and rather artistic photo on her way home one night last week. Everyone on Carnaby street must have been drenched! At least they had Kingly Court to shelter in!!

What happened to summer?! Thankfully the weekend has been quite nice and sunny, in London anyway. Lets hope the good weather continues, no more of this rain please, its July, Summer cant be over already!

Monday, 18 July 2011

the tiny universe arrives

These outfits all arrived this morning, how cute are the pictures !
I will put them on the website as soon as i can, they come on 0-3 months
3-6 months and 6-12 months. The book which i will also put more pictures up of
( I'm just impatient to get these pictures up ) :)
is actually full of the best words your little ones should learn....
diamonds, caviar and mansion, well start young I say. x

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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Learning is Fun!

Everybody knows that learning is fun, right? Well these gorgeous Alphabet Blocks certainly prove that! Engaging little ones with bright colours and play will help them to see learning as fun, rather than a chore. As a fan of typography, graphics and colour myself, I find these utterly irresistable and had so much fun playing with them to get these pictures!