My favorite yarn shop is The Constant Knitter. Located on Francis Street it is always wonderful to go in and have a natter to Rosemary about new projects and yarns. The shop was just listed in the top 12 Irish Times Best shops in Ireland. More information on their yarns and classes here

If you looking for a really lush cosy winter knit, or even a standout piece of jewellery, then pop into Dolls, a beautiful clothes and homewares boutique owned by Petria Lenehan. Located on Emorville Avenue, Dublin 8, it joins BiBi's Cafe, run by Petria's sister Maisha. The food and coffee is healthy and delicious. See more on the websites - www.dollsboutique.ie here and www.bibis.ie here

Looking to support Irish Design and Craft? Check out This is Alainn a new blog that showcases beautiful Irish made things. www.thisisalainn.blogspot.com here

Looking for something interesting to brighten up your day? Well pop along to Synth Eastwood's blog and you'll find lots of jolly things www.syntheastwood.com/blog here

Keep your children cosy this winter with Si and Lu's lovely clothes. www.siandlu.com here

Canter Canter loves Clever Box Club. Amazing Castles, Play Houses and Puppet Theatres all constructed from recycled Cardboard.
www.cleverboxclub.com here

Mira Mira stocks lots of beautiful fairtrade toys.
www.miramira.ie here

Peas and Pods Family Market A Market held once a month in Dublin city.
www.peasandpods.ie here