Welcome to Our Crafty Things

We want to help more people buy from independent makers and crafters, so we exist simply to share and showcase lovely things that we think you might like too! 

If you’re looking for something special, unusual or just unique we can probably help you. As we all as featuring fabulous things on the site, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+  where we share the lovely things we find too!

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Have a handmade Christmas

We love a handmade Christmas, so we’ll be gathering together lots of ideas on this post from our crafty friends on Twitter and Facebook! We’ll include the links so you can shop direct, read on for lots of lovely gift ideas.

Littlen’s Crafts

Littlens Scrabble tagsQUIRKY.  These personalised scrabble tags are  unique Secret Santa’s, stocking fillers, decorations or even pressy tags! Just pop over to Facebook and have a chat with Littlen’s Crafts to see what can be done.

 

 

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MAGICAL.  Make a little one’s Christmas morning even more magical with Santa’s lost button.

How fabulous would it be to find this amongst the presents under the Christmas tree? You can order your Santa buttons here.

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Oh help, oh no, it’s a Gruffalo!

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed making this super cute gruffalo kitazine from The Knitting Network. All I had to do was crack open the kit and everything I needed was inside, including the needles. 

This gruffalo was so easy to do. The pattern is clear and easy to follow (even for the less experienced knitter). But the best part was stitching and stuffing him as we went along. So many times I have been sat with 20+ components knitted, facing the daunting task of putting it all together. 

I think my first gruffalo turned out pretty well. The kit also included a pattern for a gruffalo jumper which might be the next project. A perfect Christmas duo for little Gruffalo fans.

Cute, Quirky and Utterly Unique

Michelle Abrahall Merchandise

There is no disputing that these creations by Michelle Abrahall Merchandise are cute, quirky and utterly unique! Strong lines are combined with bright and bold colours to create unconventional and unique designs. Bearded men, cute little birds, glamorous women and zodiac signs are available on pocket mirrors, notebooks, tote bags and even temporary tattoos!

If you are looking for an unusual gift or something a bit different for yourself then you can see the full range on Etsy. Prices start from £3.99 + postage, so there is something to suit all budgets.

Pop over and have a look and let us know what you think!

 

 

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The crafting world is a busy one. Lots of people selling lots of incredible things. Most of the time, standing out and just being seen is the hardest part, let alone getting a sale. Perhaps your computer skills aren’t as fresh as they used to be. Maybe you’ve never been overly confident with your ability behind a PC in the first place. Fear not!  We’ve put together this simple checklist that can help your handmade products get seen, regardless of your computer skills. Continue reading