Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Gifts for Christmas

Well my lovelies - it's all happening now.  christmas is a-coming!  The shop is as stocked as it's going to be - and I have finished all the shopping.

Here is a quick little roundup of what I have been organising for you all.  I have tried to find you a wide selection of different kits for all ages and all crafts - that is a little bit different from anything else.

All your yarn craft needs are covered - with our own knitting, crochet and French knitting starter kits - as well as The Craft Factory First Kits for girls knitting and crochet.  Plus our own knitting and crochet project kits.  There are a few larger kits of our own - bit more of a challenge for those with a bit of practice (full backup and advice is always on hand from me).  And I have added a few needle felting kits this year - for those who have been experimenting with this.

Sewing has really stepped up this year - we now have a few of our own sewing project kits - and my new fabric supplier continues to wow us with his choices - did you catch the Tartan range - or the Dinosaurs?  The tartan went out soooo fast.  He has sent us some simple cushions and apron projects for those of you just starting out with your sewing machines along with a couple of bigger patchwork kits.  Sewing boxes - let's talk sewing boxes - such great value - I picked these up in the big Groves sale for you - and as always - if I get a good deal - I pass it straight on to you guys.  I don't pad my prices so I can offer big discounts - you get solid value ALL the time xx.  Only here in the shop - these never manage to get listed on line.

Still on the sewing theme - I have finally found you some tapestry kits.  Seriously - there is so little out there - unless you want to spend £50/£60+++.  I have found you a range that uses thick cottons instead of 100% wool at much better prices.  I have loads of starter kits for the kiddies - as well as some larger, harder kits for the 'biggies'.  There are still some Fat Cat kits - boys and girls beginners - and a few bigger ones - not sure if I will continue these through next year.  Nothing wrong with them - they are great - you just need new stuff.

As for the 'other' ideas - there are a couple of soap kits - still some paper mache dolls - couple of airfix sailing ships - few wood slot together figures - painting Russian doll kits - managed to get you some dream weaver kits this year.  I have added stamping and inking starter kits to our own project range - perfect if you want a taster or something a bit different.

Or - create a gift bag of your own.  My own range of handmade gift bags are available - free if you spend over £15 - or £2.50 / £3.50 / £4.50 depends on size if you just want a bag to make up your own themed bag.  Add a few fat quarters - lace / ribbon bundles - reels of thread - pins - tape measure - buttons - for a perfect sewing gift - - - or go for ink pads - patterned papers - embellishments - to make a paper crafting goodie bag - - - or - and this is new - add all sorts of beads / jewellery findings / tools / stringing equipment - and make up a jewellery making goodie bag.

There are loads of little pretties to add as stocking fillers - glitters - gems - kits - papers - ribbons - lace - Robin yarn - crochet hooks  - knitting needles - paint - ink pads - Decoupatch figures and papers.

I have topped up on the basics - loads of double sided tape - pva glue - foam raisers - glitter glue - heat embossing powders - A4 / 12" card stock - card blanks - paints - gems - embellishments - die cutting - embossing folders - chipboard shapes - 6" / 12" scrapbook papers - felt squares - beads.


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