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Our Crafty Things is dedicated to helping independent makers and small businesses reach more customers. We love all things handmade and because we know finding things online is not always easy, we share our finds and treasures with you here and on Twitter and Facebook too.

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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.

Ooops Santa’s lost a button!

Santa's lost button “Mummy, mummy Santa lost a button!” How lovely would that sound on Christmas morning?

You can cast some festive magic with nibbled mince pies and Rudolph’s carrot, leave footprints under the tree and now Santa can ‘lose’ his buttons for excited children to find on Christmas morning.

A perfect stocking filler if he accidentally drops it in their stocking, or how about amongst the gifts under the tree? Wherever your children find it, they are sure to be amazed, excited and captivated by the magic of Christmas. You can buy your Santa button here.