Bits and Bobs for all sorts of crafts - no minimum order

Bits and Bobs for all sorts of crafts - no minimum order

Bits and Bobs for all sorts of crafts - no minimum order

Bits and Bobs for all sorts of crafts - no minimum order

Email Updates

Our email Newsletter is sent out when we have information about new items or important messages for customers.

You can sign up via the button above and unsubscribe any time you wish via the link on all Newsletters sent.

So you can see the sort of thing we send out, the latest Newsletter sent on 3rd April 2024 is shown below.

There have been lots of other newsletters sent out prior to this one, links to more recent ones can be found on our Archive Page.

CraftBits

Spring 2024 - Newsletter

Welcome to our latest Newsletter.

This newsletter include details of some new items (including Craft Kits), P+P prices and some recent redesigns.

Craft Bits New Items

The following items have been put online in the last couple of months.

Keep an eye on our Customer Forum for details of new items - we always post on there soon after they go online.

Pixel Hobby pixels are sustainably produced from bio-plastics. The raw materials for these bio-plastics come from bio-ethanol that has been converted from sugar cane.

The pixel squares, and the frames they come on, are 95% renewable and 100% recyclable.

We now have all colours back in stock, plus 7 new ones, in Standard and XL pixels. We also have in stock the new flexible base plate, some design leaflets, keyring bases in 9 colours and some accessories.

If you scroll down to the Craft Kits section of this newsletter you will see they have some Pixel Hobby Kits in stock.

 

Toy Making was the reason we started Craft Bits many years ago and is still our biggest section online. Quite a few of our customers knit and crochet toys which Crafty Knits Double Knit in 25g balls is perfect for.

We have 39 colours in stock, including the 2 new ones - Slate Grey (427) and Lilac (428).

 

Our Craft Cases and Bags page has a few craft bags, knitting needle bags, crochet hook cases & yarn holders which we regularly add new ones to.

The picture below shows the newest ones added (not to scale).

 

We also stock a few Miscellaneous Crafting Accessories such as Tape Measures, PomPom Makers, Pin Cushions, Buttons, French Knitter and much more.

The latest items are these lovely Retractable Unicorn Tape Measures.

Royal Mail Tracked

In our last newsletter (December 2023) we told you we had moved to Royal Mail Tracked for all our parcels.

While we were disappointed initially in some of the tracking and billing information, it appears to have settled down and we are now fairly happy with our choice. Hopefully you are too, please do let us know, especially if you find the email and/or text you get from Royal Mail helpful.

There are also a couple of benefits we had not realised at first.

Firstly the price we pay will NOT be rising in April along with the other Royal Mail price increases published recently. Our contract started in November and that is when our price will no doubt increase. So we are happy we do not have to pass on Royal Mail price increases twice a year.

Secondly, we can actually send much bigger parcels than the standard parcel contract would allow us, up to 30kg actually. Previously we had to use a more expensive service for heavy parcels which was getting difficult to justify, the new maximum means we can continue with the free P+P for orders over £40.

We do have to send a minimum amount each quarter to be able to continue to use tracked. Last quarter we were above the minimum, but we are coming up to our quiet time so do please continue to order from us

Forum and Guestbook Redesign

You may have noticed our Customer Forum and Customer Feedback Guestbook have changed and we wanted to tell you why.

The old forum and guestbook used an outdated version of PHP, which our hoster has, quite rightly, refused to allow any more.

Therefore we had 2 weeks to update both, the guestbook was replaced with a new one and the forum has been upgraded to the latest version. Both should now be responsive like the rest of the website and look just as good on a mobile or desktop computer.

It took a while to get the styles to match our website (pinks) and we would love some feedback on what you think. The pictures below show the new forum and new guestbook. We didn't take any pictures of the old ones which we now regret. If anyone has any problems or suggestions please do contact us.

CPU Enterprises Redesign

While we are on the subject of redesigns, we thought we would let you know what we have done with the cpu-enterprises.com domain.

This domain used to point to the Dianne's Knitting Yarns website, but CPU Enterprises encompasses all our websites (Craft Bits, Craft Kits & Dianne's Knitting Yarns) so we have redesigned cpu-enterprises.com to reflect this.

We have added About Us & Contact Us pages which gives info on each of the websites as well as info about CPU in general.

Hopefully you like what we have done and we look forward to hearing from you.

CPU Enterprises Website

Craft Kits Website

Craft Kits is one of our Sister websites, along with Dianne's Knitting Yarns. We include new items from CK in our Newsletters as we know a lot of our customers also shop with CK, who do not have a Newsletter of their own. DKY do have a newsletter and you can sign up for that on their Updates Page

Full details of new kits can be found on the Craft Kits section of our Forum and on the New Items page on the CK website.

Our biggest seller is Mouseloft Cross Stitch Kits probably because it is our biggest section as we keep every single current kit they produce in stock. The following are the newest kits.

Each kit contains 14 count Aida, threads, needle and full instructions. The designs will fit within a 64mm diameter circle for framing or cards.

The following are the newest kits we have in stock.

Tiddlers
2 new designs - Toadstools, Curious Cat

Stitchlets
3 new designs - Toadstool Cottage, Yoga Bunny, Highland Cow

 

Before the pandemic we had some Pixel Hobby kits online, but we had to take them offline when they sold out as we were not able to order from them for quite a while.

We have now been able to order again and have 5 designs from the Pixel Hobby 3 Piece Keyring Kits section in stock.

We will be adding more different kits over time, if there is any you particularly want us to stock please do let us know.

Craft Bits have various Social Media accounts as shown below. If you do not belong to any of these you can still contact us by email, our Contact Us Form on our website or via our Customer Forum Customer Forum.

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises
www.craftbits.co.uk
 

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