I walked to the train station in the bright sunshine this morning with a bag full of toys and other crafty bits and hopped on a train to Rowlands Castle. I visited this bustling little village to meet Linda Kirkbride who runs Handmade Studios. Linda owns this lovely shop, which is filled with beautiful handmade gifts and homewares, with a particular emphasis on textiles. I had a great time spotting the work of some of the lovely people I follow on Twitter, including Lemons for Lemonade, Modflowers and Sew Ray Me. There are plans afoot to run workshops and groups from this lovely venue, so watch this space!