Saturday, 29 September 2012

colour and shape

Sometimes, being in Carry Me Home is like being in a wonderful picture book, full of beautiful shapes and colours.

Because really, whatever your age, how can you resist an amazing or unusual colour combination, or a funny and fantastic print? Sometimes clothes really can change your mood. I have a favourite red jumper that has a dog print on it. I wear it when I'm nervous, or meeting people for the first time because it is such an ice breaker, it always seems to make people (me included) be happy and relax. How wonderful is that?! I think our baby clothes (such as the moustache baby grow pictured below) have that element of pure, unadulterated loveliness, that makes me appreciate clothes all the more.

I rather think these photos speak for themselves, but just look at the cheeky prints, such as the grey moustache baby grow below. Or how about the handmade, reversible dress pictured above? It's a little bit happy, a little bit arty and a lot of bit cute!

Stars seem to be featuring quite a lot in the shop at the moment, and why not when they're as cute as the navy stars top pictured below? Last weekend we had a customer who bought the baby grow version for 3 different friends who were pregnant...what a magical group of babies they're going to be!

And of course for any wildlife fanatics out there, what would you do without a bird print? I am personally very taken with the (as I've chosen to christen them) 'disco owls', but the roosters seem to have a more knowing, slightly French cool-thing going on (tres chic).

So, put on your favourite print, in a nice happy colour and wear your biggest, bestest smile because colours and shapes are just marvellous :)
(especially at 2.9 Kingly Court, Carry Me Home)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

where the wild things are

I don't know about you, but one of my all time favourite books when I was little was Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'. It's both magical and real, it's other-worldly, it's imaginative, scary, exciting and just amazing.

This week we've receieved even more new and exciting things in the shop. Looking at them and enthusing about them to everybody within in a 5-mile radius of Carry Me Home (and on facebook) I realised that everything is fun, cute and stylish, but it is also very practical...perfect for a teddy bears picnic, a walk in the woods, or even an incredible adventure to where the wild things are! With clothes for little ones, practicality must always be taken into account, but we know that doesn't have to mean drab and boring clothes. Just look at these little beauties, and then get yourself out there and play, imagine and have fun, it's what Carry Me Home clothes were designed for!

I'm properly obsessed with these red cord trousers (soon to be online). They seem to go with everything, they're perfectly unisex, they've got a cotton jersey lining (so cosy) and they are amazingly good fun! Pair them with a tux t-shirt for a formal teddy bears picnic, or let the wild things know how cool you are with an I Rock t-shirt (or baby grow). Are you going to be a wizard when you grow up? Better start dressing the part with a navy stars top (or baby grow).

I usually try not to sound too biased about my favourite things in the shop, but with the green/ grey fox jumper I make an exception, because it is THE BEST! Especially when teamed with one of our new reversible body warmers, or some grubbies dungarees.

As Autumn approaches Carry Me Home babies and little ones are ready to go out and have fun!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

new things!

Strange, exciting and amazing things have been occurring at Carry Me Home this week...
yep, it's that time of year, when all of the NEW THINGS!!! begin to arrive. This week alone, we've opened several boxes containing:
and much, much more.

It has been quite overwhelming, this sudden influx of new and lovely things, and we've been doing our best to share our excitement on facebook and twitter. We're glad that so many of you are excited and delighted too!

Lots of things have already been added to the website, such as the navy stars baby grow, and moustache baby grow in pink or grey, the braces baby grow and t-shirt and the mask baby grow (all pictured below), and we're in the process of adding everything else. However, if you see something you like, do call the shop (02074341840) or pop into Kingly Court, as everything is available right away.


I just want to draw your attention to a few of my new favourite things...

The navy stars baby grow: celestial, beautiful, calming, soothing and magical. This would make a great little gift for a new baby as it's not gender specific, and i have yet to meet anyone who doesn't love it!

The pink/ grey moustache baby grows: funny, cute, charming, unique. Never have I wanted a moustache so badly! A baby grow with a sense of humour, if ever there was one!

The superhero mask baby grow and hoodie/ sweatshirt: again, this is cute and sweet, but it also has an extra kind of dressing-up element, which makes it all the more fun, imaginative and playful (the hoodie even has cool monster-like fins on the hood!)

And finally... a few of our old favourites are also now back in stock, like the tie bib and the ever popular 'been inside for 9 months'. Something old, something new! x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

small things are always cute!

If you've read this blog before, or if you're one of our super-lovely facebook fans, you may have noticed that we love taking photos. We just love to document the many cute, funny, and plain wonderful things that happen inside and outside Carry Me Home. So you can imagine how excited were we when our good friends at the Lomography shop, just across the way from Carry Me Home on Newburgh Street, introduced us to their 'baby camera' range.

I hope I wasn't the only one who audibly squealed at the sight of the 'diana baby' and 'fisheye baby'. 
How sweet!
But don't let that fool you, and don't underestimate the power of these little lovelies to take fantastic photographs.
(I'm composing my Christmas list as we speak)

Of course, here at Carry Me Home, we have long valued the phenomena that is known as...'small things are always cute!' mainly because we are surrounded by incredibly small, incredibly cute baby grows, baby bibs, baby dresses, baby toys, baby t-shirts (you get the idea), all for super cute little ladies and little men.

And this blog, we have something small, cute and NEW!!! to share with you. 
Yep, it's that time of year, when the new season stuff starts arriving, and our first are these fabulous dungarees, by a great new brand called 'Grubbies'. Not only is it the bestest name for a kidswear brand, but they're also the perfect baby dungarees, made from super soft denim, right here in good old blighty. They are perfect for little ones to roam and play (and I keep on calling them goodies, because they have a certain 1970s feel about them) and come in all sizes from 0-3m to 12-18m. They'll be online soon, but until then do call or visit the shop, they're worth it!

And remember the golden rule...small things are always cute!