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London Lainey Lewis

I am currently working 7 days a week. Which leaves very little time for me to do anything like, cook, bake, walks, distillery christmas market, etc. I am however extremely flattered and humbled by all the people who come by the store and tell me they read the blog, or tell me they drove down from Markham/up north. Please be patient I have very exciting news coming up and cannot wait to fill you guys in. I am also currently in the process of setting up our online shopping so that ALL of our items can be available for purchasing online. London however is starting to notice my absence. When I get home she will not let me put her down for a second without starting to cry. She will give me hugs and kisses none stop which literally melts my heart each and every time. She won't let anyone put her to sleep but me, but then because she has not seen me all day she tries to stay up. And me being the big softy that I am have to admit I have let me stay up for a few nights past 9:30 - 10PM (normally her bedtime would be 6:30-7pm) The other thing that is happening that breaks my heart is that when she comes to the store during the day she wont want to leave. Once she leaves  its always with her full out crying/screaming. I have actually had to close the store down a few times and carry her all the way home as she will not go in the stroller. I almost wonder if she should come to the store or save her the cry? feeling a little confused. I just love seeing her for that short period so much. Being able to hold her kiss her! I am crazy about her!...okay I am going to stop now. 

tiny human....

tiny human....

she loves balloons (did you know we sell and blow balloons up?)

she loves balloons (did you know we sell and blow balloons up?)

tornado London!! this is her favourite spot....

tornado London!! this is her favourite spot....

Our 1st Media Event

I am proud to say that Macpherson Toy House attended its first media event. It was exciting! Tons of talking, tons of people. Lots of editors, bloggers, and tons of good exposure. Hopefully with a little bit of luck we will be picked up in somebodies holiday gift guide, or t.v segment. I was there from 8am to 7pm, and when I got home I fell asleep right away in my clothes without washing my face or brushing my teeth until 9am the next morning. I didn't realize I was so drained! I woke up to 4 boxes of new merchandise, time to unpack, price, steam, rearrange, and create barcodes! ..... and its only Wednesday :) 

my amazing hubby

my amazing hubby

Lookbook

Our first look book is complete!! I am happy to say thank God this week is over! What a stressful experience. I never thought 12 pictures, and 12 little descriptions would be so difficult. Anybody who has said this is easy has obviously never done it. This is all very new to me. I am however, extremely happy with the way it came out (thank you Tony Smith!). It was hard narrowing it down to only 12 items as I have hand picked everything myself. Every piece is special. Every piece in our store in handmade, and has a heirloom quality about it. Our items are meant to last, meant to be passed on from generation to generation. The whole concept of our store is to stay away from anything that is mass produced, plastic, and yes things that are made in China. I have made a conscious effort to support local talent and carry as many things as I can that are made in Canada. There is a link to our look book at the bottom of our website or you can click right here. Please have a look and let me know what you guys think. It is perfect for the holidays!

 

Chop Wood Carry Baby - chakra spray set

Chop Wood Carry Baby - chakra spray set

Angulus - shoes

Angulus - shoes