Thursday, 7 March 2013

Shop Local

I have some incredibly talented friends, not only are they knock outs on skates, but they're industrious little bees that sell amazing products.

If you have access to the internet, or find yourself lucky enough to be in or around Sheffield, you should check them out.

Not only is Kandy Diamond, owner of Knit and Destroy, a Harry Potter fanatic, but she's a wizard when it comes to knitting too. The magic spills out through her needles into the cat cushions, pencil scarves and book worm book marks that she crafts. I love all of the things she has in her shop and think they make the perfect presents for your friends, or yourself. I have my eye on the glow in the dark Elvira cushion and the tea cup coasters.
Knit and destroy collage
Take a look for yourself here.

ten and six teas
ten and six teas pic
If you hadn't already noticed, I am a massive fan of tea. That's the one thing I always have to make sure people from home are sending me. When you mix tea with amazing flavours, then it's even better. I've tried the Earl Grey and the Caramel tea from Ten and Six and they're the best. What's more is that they sell the cutest tea accessories that I've ever seen, Swan shaped tea diffuser anyone?
ten and six teas collage
Why not throw a tea party and try a few of the flavors? I'm definitely going to try the Wild Cherry one as soon as I get the chance. Visit their site here.

forge bakehouse
Forgehouse Bread
Run by the awesome Holly Hotrod. She's barely opened the doors of her bakery and already it's been nominated for two awards for Sheffield's Exposed magazine. She sells delicious rustic bread and the gooiest, stickiest and richest brownies that I've ever tasted, along with lots of other treats that I need to try. The perfect accompaniment to a good brew.

Call in on a Saturday morning to get the perfect weekend bread to have with butter and scrambled eggs, or smother in jam for afternoon tea. Yum.
Forge Bakehouse Collage

Find out how to get there here.

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