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!