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


Turn your handmade hobby into ££s!


Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash

If you have a hobby, you are passionate about we expect you’ve thought about trying to turn it into a business.

Some of you may have already started, some of you are wondering whether you should take the plunge, some of you are just wondering if you could make some money on the side? Of course, you can! Continue reading

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!