Need to ‘knock up’ a Halloween costume?

20171030_192119.jpgWe’ve been there – two nights before the big night and the small child decides they want to be anything other than the easy fancy dress costume that’s ready to go! They want to be a bat / zombie princess / pumpkinhead or in our case (last year) a Minecraft creeper.  Continue reading

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.

Fancy a ‪‎free‬ ‪feature‬ post?


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We are giving away 5 free ‘feature posts’ on a first come first served basis to those that contact us here with the words ‘Yes please feature us for free’.

You provide the photo/s and the information (or web link) and we will create a lovely feature post promoting you and your products, and we will share it across our social media (that’s 11,000+ Twitter followers and 699 Facebook followers). 



NEW: business support from Our Crafty Things


Our Crafty Things was established in 2013 over a cup of coffee and a wedge of cake with the aim of helping independent makers and home craft businesses like you reach a bigger audience.

Our original plan was to use our site and social media experience to help small businesses like yours shout BIG and help customers find you! We quickly grew our following to over 11.4k on Twitter and nearly 700 on Facebook but realised something was missing.  Continue reading

Great British Button Challenge

Hobbycraft want to get Britain sewing! They’re giving out free buttons to schools, and challenging teachers to bring sewing back into UK classrooms.

The 2018 Hobbycraft Report surveyed 10,000 people and found that 1 in 5 people in the UK can’t sew on a button.

Teachers can pop into their local Hobbycraft to collect their free buttons and stickers and download activity ideas. There’s a competition too!

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Guest Post by Shoplo – We help small brands grow

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