This Spring, some exciting news came to Staplehurst, the village where I live. An opportunity arose for our seasonal pop up shop, known as Kentish Made and run by Katie Higgins, to become a permanent fixture in the high street!
Katie, of Marmaduke Scarlet and her team of hard working helpers soon had the shop (formerly the old bakers), looking great and ready to fill with lots of handmade goodies.
There’s a great community of independent designers, makers and businesses in Staplehurst and it’s so exciting to see them all under one roof, all year round!
Local baker Claire’s Bread supplies freshly baked bread daily and weekly sausage rolls too!
As well as delicious brownies and biscuits, every Friday there’s a cake of the week, all baked by Rebecca of Vallance and sons from her home bakery. Rebecca also makes gluten and diary free bakes, which is great for me, having to be gluten free. A lovely treat for the weekend to look forward to!
There’s something for everyone, with a wealth of handmade goodies to choose from!
I’m thrilled to have a selection of my handmade jewellery available to buy at Made by Kent and I’m so pleased with the support I’ve received so far!
So if you’re local or passing through this part of Kent, do pop in and have a browse, you won’t be disappointed!
To find out what’s new in the shop and for more information on the makers, please take a look at the Made by Kent Facebook page!