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June 2019 - Newsletter

Welcome to our latest Newsletter.

The main reason for sending this email now is to ask for help with our exciting new website

We also have a couple of new items online and details of extra items we would like to stock.

Please do let us know what you think of our Newsletter and what sort of info you would like us to include in the future.


CRAFT BITS NEW WEBSITE

We have been looking to update our website for a few years now, but the webmaster was busy doing our Sister Site - Dianne's Knitting yarns.

We are now pleased to announce that the new website is almost finished and it should work just as well on Mobile and Tablets as it does on Desktops.

You can view what we have done so far, and order if you wish, via the following temporary link. We would love some feedback on what you think about this new design and check it works on all devices.

https://www.cb.cpu-enterprises.com/

We are most excited about one of the new features - a search facility. It is not for the whole website, but is on the Foam Stickers & Shapes page and the Iron On Motifs Page.

We have wanted some sort of search for a very long time, and we have now found one that works on single pages with the items in a table. That table can also be sorted into alphabetical or number order.

Please can you test those pages especially and let us know what you think plus feedback any errors.

Thank You


CRAFT BITS NEW ITEMS

The following items have been put online in the last couple of months. The links all go to our new website but they are temporary links so please don't bookmark yet.

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

Pink Pincushion which Includes 8 reels of threads.

Pink Pincushion

   

Large Iron On Motifs are great for changing a plain tee-shirt into a fun kids top and these three are new in stock, but only on the new website

   


ITEMS WE WOULD LIKE TO STOCK - WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We attended the Stitches Trade Show a couple of months ago, mainly to check out new Kits for Craft Kits, and had a workshop with Pixel Hobby UK.

Initially we were just looking at the kits they supply, but after having a good chat with them we found out we can also buy the components of the kits separately. 

The pixels are small plastic squares of different colours which are pushed onto a pegged base to make pictures. There are two sizes of pixels and lots of different colours. You can attach the bases together to make much bigger pictures. You can also remove the pixels when the picture is done, if you wish, and do a different picture. We have given the kits we got at the workshop to an autistic lady and she loves them. We have lots of pictures of designs she has done

So what we intend to do is buy some of the kits for the Craft Kits website, and buy the components for the Craft Bits website.

We also looked at Dazzle Dots, we may be buying some for the Kits website, but we don't think they are as versatile as the Pixel Hobby UK system.

If you are interested or want more info please let us know


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 and they do not have a Newsletter of their own.

There are several new Mouseloft Cross Stitch Kits on the Craft Kits & Gifts website, which is also optimised for Mobile and Tablets.

Mouseloft has launched a Brand New Range of Cross Stitch Kits - Mouseloft Make Me for Springtime.

There are six to choose from including some that would be perfect for Easter or birthdays - Lamb, Bunny, Easter Egg, Cupcake, Chick and Bee

 

Four New Kits in the Mouseloft Stitchlets Range - Electric Guitar, Unicorn with Rainbow, Decorated Llama and Sloth

 

Two New Kits in the Mouseloft Tiddlers Range - Llama and Beehive

 

 

Two New Kits in the Mouseloft Paw Prints Range - Boxer and Border Collie

 

Two New Kits in the Mouseloft Quicklets - Range which includes a Hoop Ring for stitching and framing - Unicorn and Llama

 

 

Craft Kits do have their own Facebook Page, Twitter account and Pinterest page - there are links to all of them on all of the pages on our new Responsive Website www.craft-kits.co.uk


Craft Bits also have various Social Media accounts on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. If you do not belong to any of these you can still contact us by email, or via our Customer Forum,

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

New Website Temporary Link - www.cb.cpu-enterprises.com

13.06.19

Winter 2018 - Newsletter

Welcome to our last Newsletter of 2018.

This email contains info on Last Posting Dates, Holiday Opening Hours, New Items for Craft Bits and Craft Kits.

With Christmas only a month away, everyone always seems too busy to relax. So why not combine presents and relaxation by crafting your gifts this year

There has been a lot of publicity about the Martin Lewis campaign to stop unnecessary gift giving. Obviously not for children, but for the extended family and friends, the list that seems to get longer every year. If you really feel you can't stop because others still give to you, then why not make your gifts instead. They will be cherished long after brought gifts are sent to the charity shop.

Our sister sites - Craft Kits and Dianne's Knitting Yarns - have suggestions for gifts to make, and our site has lots of bits & bobs to help you jazz things up to finish off those crafty gifts. You can find a selection on our Xmas Page but check out the New Items below too.

We would love to hear what you decide to do this year on our Forum, Facebook page or on Twitter.

Please do let us know what you think of our Newsletters and what sort of info you would like us to include in the future.


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 more details - we always note new items on there as soon as they are online.

We all love bells, especially the big jingly ones, and we have some new colours of 30mm Jingle Bells stock.

Jingle Bells

   

These new Iron On Motifs would be perfect for adding to Christmas stockings or decorations. There are two or three different motifs per pack but we have just shown a few below - check out our forum for a look at all of them.

Please note - we will not be ordering from this supplier again until after Xmas so there is a limited supply - first come first served

   

If you are doing a Christmas craft that will not be washed, or you are happy to remove before washing, then these Felt Motifs will be perfect. We think they will be great for Stockings, Decorations or even for Xmas Cards

   


CRAFT BITS UP TO HALF PRICE CLEARANCE

Our up to Half Price Clearance sale is still ongoing as we really need the space for new things. Many are items we are unable to get again so we decided to reduce the prices as low as we can, most are Half Price. We still have some to add, so keep an eye on the Forum for more info.

You can find a full list of the items on the following link - www.craftbits.co.uk/sale.htm


LAST POSTING DATES AND HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

You can find all our last posting dates, based on information from Royal Mail, for delivery before Christmas Day on the Info Pages online or via this link - Last Posting Dates

We send our Non-UK parcels by Airmail, and different countries have different dates, so please do check out our list online.

All our UK parcels are sent by First Class Post, so if you order before 6pm on Wednesday 19th December your parcel should be sent on the Royal Mail last posting date of Thursday 20th December (subject to stock etc...)

We will then be closed until Thursday 3rd January 2019, but we will try to answer emails over the holidays if we can.

Please Note, the last time we will be ordering from our Toy Components suppliers is on Monday 3rd December, so if you want more than we have shown as in stock, please order before that date


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 and they do not have a Newsletter of their own.

There are several new Kits on the Craft Kits & Gifts website, which is now optimised for Mobile and Tablets.

We have 4 new Mouseloft Christmas Kits in stock which you can buy either with or without cards.

 

There is also a new Mouseloft Stitchlets Kit for a Llama - apparently they are popular at the moment

 

Craft Kits do have their own Facebook Page, Twitter account and Pinterest page - there are links to all of them on all of the pages on our new Responsive Website www.craft-kits.co.uk


Craft Bits also have various Social Media accounts on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. If you do not belong to any of these you can still contact us by email, or via our Customer Forum,

Finally, everyone at Craft Bits, Craft Kits, Dianne's Knitting Yarns and CPU Enterprises would like to wish you all good health and prosperity over this holiday time and in 2019.

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

25.11.18

 

Summer 2017 - Newsletter

Welcome to our latest Newsletter.

As the summer weather has been a bit hit and miss, and with the school holidays over, keeping a craft project or two on the go is a very good idea. We would love to hear what crafts you are up to on our Forum, Facebook page or on Twitter.

This Newsletter includes details of the new items in stock, including on our Craft Kits sister site, and part 2 of our Behind the Scenes series.

Please do let us know what you think of our newsletters and what sort of info you would like us to include in the future.


CRAFT BITS NEW ITEMS

The following items have been put online in the last couple of months. There are a few more due in shortly, plus we still have to update our Clearance Section with more items we got in stock a while ago but can't get again.

Keep an eye on our Customer Forum for more details - we always note new items on there as soon as they are online.

We all love the feel of fur (synthetic of course), so we just had to get these Faux Fur Trim Rolls in stock when our suppler showed them to us. Perfect for trimming Christmas stockings or sacks. Or you could even use it to jazz up collars, cuffs and hats. 100% polyester. 8cm wide x 2m long. The brown one is a more luxurious version.

   

Iron On Motifs are very popular at the moment, probably due to the resurgence of make & mend sewing crafts. They are perfect for making plain tee-shirts, baby grows or jeans individual. They are also useful for hiding a tear or stain

The following are just some of the new ones in stock - check out our forum for a look at all of them.

   

If you are doing a craft that will not be washed, including cards, scrap books or kids decoration, then Felt Motifs are just perfect.

We already have several types online (Halloween, Christmas & Easter) but when we saw these Pirate theme motifs we saw lots of possibilities. We hope you like them too

   

These Iron On Motifs are a lot bigger than our normal ranges. Some of the pictures below show them on garments so you can get a bit of an idea of the size. We think they will be perfect for baby blankets or creating kids dress up costumes.


CRAFT BITS UP TO HALF PRICE SALE

Our up to Half Price Clearance sale is still ongoing as we really need the space for new things. Many are items we are unable to get again so we decided to reduce the prices as low as we can, most are Half Price. 

You can find a full list of the items on the following link - www.craftbits.co.uk/sale.htm 


BEHIND THE SCENES - PART 2

In our last newsletter we started our series with a quick history of why we started Craft Bits. If you missed it you can check out all past Newsletters on our Updates Page online.

Although Craft Bits is part of CPU Enterprises, it is mainly run by myself (Carole) and Martin. I also do the office work for DKY & Craft Kits, so it will usually be me who answers your emails and the phone during office hours. I also do the majority of the website updates, the accounts and ordering.

My background is in Civil Engineering and was lucky enough to be able to use some of the early Computer Aided Design programs. They also taught me a bit about Web Design, which has come in very handy. I took voluntary redundancy and joined the CPU Family Partnership 13 years ago. However, as you know from the last Newsletter, I had already started Carole's Crafts (which later became Craft Bits) quite a few years earlier.

My crafting past includes knitting, crochet, jewellery making, sewing - mainly baby clothes, origami, in fact quite a few things except Toy Making. I always find it pretty ironic that Toy Eyes is one of our biggest sellers when it is not something I have regularly used. However I have learned a lot over the years from our customers, and my sister has also given me some advise - she loves making toys.

I have one grown up daughter, who I am very proud of, and a wonderful husband who keeps me cheerful. Many years ago my daughter got me into dancing, I enjoy Ballroom, Latin and Line Dancing. My one night out a week is to a Line Dancing class with my husband where we help out the teacher. I enjoy playing 8 ball pool and was quite good - but not as good as my sister. I played for the County and even had a couple of England trials - many, many years ago. I was also a qualified World Rules Pool referee, but I don't get much time for either now.

Running a business is hard work and I get very little time for crafting, I have a cardigan I started before my daughter was born, she is now 26 years old!

I admire our creative customers and enjoy hearing about their crafts. Please do feel free to post on our Forum, Facebook or Twitter pages with what crafts you enjoy doing.

We hope you are finding our series interesting, if there is anything else you would like to see in our newsletters then please let us know.

You can find out more about CPU Enterprises, including their full history, on the CPU Blog.


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 and they do not have a Newsletter of their own yet. .

There are several new kits on the Craft Kits & Gifts website, which is now optimised for Mobile and Tablets..

We have 4 new Counted Cross Stitch Christmas designs from Mouseloft in stock. They are available with or without Cards and are, as usual, very cute.

  

 

We have some brand new kits in stock which are perfect for beginners. These Cross Stitch Hoop kits are worked on 6 count hole punch felt sheets, with bright threads. Finished design size 13cm diameter.

Each kit contains Felt Cross Stitch Fabric, Backing Felt, Embroidery Threads, Needle, Wooden Embroidery Hoop Frame, Instructions. Some also include beads.

  

 

Craft Kits do have their own Facebook Page, Twitter account, Google+ page and Pinterest page. There are links to all of them on all of the pages on our new Responsive Website www.craft-kits.co.uk


Craft Bits also have various Social Media accounts on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Twitter. If you do not belong to any of these you can still contact us by email, or via our Customer Forum,

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

07.07.17

 

Spring 2017 - Newsletter

Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2017.

We had hoped to send out a newsletter earlier than this, but better late than never

In this email there are details of new items plus the first in our Behind the Scenes Series mentioned in our last email.

Please do let us know what you think of our newsletters and what sort of info you would like us to include in the future.


CRAFT BITS NEW ITEMS

The following items have been put online in the last couple of months. There are some more new items which are due in shortly. We also have some items we got in stock a while ago but can't get again, which we will be putting in our Clearance Section shortly.

Keep an eye on our Customer Forum for more details - we always note new items on there as soon as they are online.

Quite a few customers have said they like the new Glitter Covered Felt Fabric, so we have increased the number of colours we stock. Magenta is out of stock at the suppliers but we have shown it below as it should be available soon.

   

We have all the following new Iron On Motifs now online - both elephants are in pink and blue but we have just shown one of each here.

There are also some more Mixed Packs of Iron On Motifs online. There are 10 Motifs per pack worth over £16 at just £5.00 per pack - While Stocks Last.

We always try to put a good mix of designs in these packs and only one of each motif per pack. Many designs are exclusive to these packs.

 

   

In December, just in time for Christmas, we added some more Xmas Felt Motifs to the website. Each pack contains the 8 motifs shown with the largest being 6.5cm x 7.5cm These are sew or glue on so would be perfect for adding to decorations or home made stockings. You can never start your Xmas Crafts too early


CRAFT BITS UP TO HALF PRICE SALE

We have quite a few items which we will not be stocking in the future and really need the space for new things. So we decided to reduce the prices as low as we can, most are Half Price.

You can find a full list of the items on the following link - www.craftbits.co.uk/sale.htm 


BEHIND THE SCENES - CRAFT BITS HISTORY

To start our series we thought we would give you a quick history of why we started Craft Bits.

Craft Bits is part of CPU Enterprises, which is a family run business started by Diane and Peter in 1985. It now comprises of the Craft Bits, Dianne's Knitting Yarns and Craft Kits websites.

DKY started on a Market Stall and had a lot of customers asking for Safety Eyes to complete their knitted Teddies. Most places only sold eyes in packs of 100 in those days, so we brought a few packs and split them into pairs - Carole's Crafts was born in the mid 1990's. A couple of years after we went online in 2000, we changed the name to Craft Bits, but we do still have the original domain - www.caroles-crafts.co.uk.

Since then the site has grown and grown, now stocking much more than just Safety Eyes, although they are still among our best sellers. We still stand by the reason we started, to supply small amounts to customers, and that will always be our focus.

You can find out more about CPU Enterprises, including their full history, on the CPU Blog.

More about Craft Bits in our next Newsletter.


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 and they do not have a Newsletter of their own yet. .

There are several new kits on the Craft Kits & Gifts website, which is now optimised for Mobile and Tablets..

We have a brand new range of Counted Cross Stitch Kits from Mouseloft in stock. Mouseloft Quicklets Kits are stitched on 11 count Aida with no backstitch, so perfect for beginners. Each kit includes a 3 inch wooden embroidery hoop for framing.

 

 

We also have some of the Wooden Hoops in stock to fit the Quicklets designs, plus some Flexihoops which fit all the other Mouseloft designs.

 

There are also 5 new designs in the Mouseloft Stitchlets range.

 

Craft Kits do have their own Facebook Page, Twitter account, Google+ page and Pinterest page - there are links to all of them on all of the pages on our new Responsive Website www.craft-kits.co.uk


Craft Bits also have various Social Media accounts on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Twitter. If you do not belong to any of these you can still contact us by email, or via our Customer Forum,

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

30.04.17

 

Autumn / Winter 2016 - Newsletter

Welcome to our final Newsletter of 2016.

Lots of you emailed to let us know you received our newsletter for the first time in July. We are really pleased the new Newsletter programme is working so well. We are very excited about letting you know about us now we know the emails are getting through the spam blockers

In future emails we would love to give you a bit of background behind Craft Bits and the other CPU Enterprises websites. But we also want to make sure you get the info you want from us, so please do let us know the sort of thing you would like to hear about.


CRAFT BITS UP TO HALF PRICE SALE

We have quite a few items which we will not be stocking in the future and really need the space for new things. So we decided to reduce the prices as low as we can, most are Half Price.

You can find a full list of the items on the following link - www.craftbits.co.uk/sale.htm 

We may add further items to the list in the near future - we have quite a bit we have brought but never had time to put online and now can't get again


CRAFT BITS NEW ITEMS

In anticipation of how well the Sale is going to go, we have already ordered in some new items. There are quite a few others we would love to get in stock, but really need to make a bit more room first

Keep an eye on our Customer Forum for more details - we always note new items on there as soon as they are online.

The Glitter Felt we already have in stock is now at 40% off. We been told by some customers that it is just not glittery enough for them, so we decided to stock Glitter Covered Felt Fabric Sheets instead.

Unfortunately the supplier has found them to be so popular many colours are now out of stock, but we do have a few sheets in the 7 colours shown above - at the moment. If they are popular we will get more colours as soon as we can.

   

We have stocked Silver Snowflakes on 4 colours of Felt for quite a while now, so was quite surprised when we saw the supplier had other coloured snowflakes available. We now have 5 other types in stock, the snowflake design is slightly different and some have more than one colour snowflake. Please let us know what you think

   

Still going along the Felt Theme, we have some lovely Xmas Felt Motifs in stock. These are sew or glue on so would be perfect for adding to decorations or home made stockings. We are sure you will find lots of things to do with them - we look forward to seeing them.

  

We have lots of new Iron On Motifs and can't show them all on here, but we thought we must show you these lovely Xmas ones. They are all shiny, sparkly or have sequins, so are sure to make your decorations stand out.

 

Lots and Lots of new Iron On Motifs - we have only shown a couple here.

  

More Felt Motifs - Sew or glue on - Yes we know Halloween is over, but you can always stock up for next year. These are so lovely and glittery they are sure to sparkle up your spooky decorations.

 

We also have some new Halloween Iron On Motifs ready for next year. These too have a bit of a shine to them, which is quite difficult to get across in pictures.


LAST POSTING DATES FOR XMAS AND HOLIDAY OPENING

We now have Royal Mails suggested Last Posting Dates for parcel delivery before Christmas. We send our Non-UK parcels by Airmail, and different countries have different dates, so please do check out our list online. All our UK parcels are sent by First Class Post, so if you order before 6pm on Tuesday 20th December your parcel should be sent on that last posting date of Wednesday 21st December (subject to stock etc...)

We are posting out on Friday 23rd December (if you order before 6pm on Thursday 22nd December), but your parcel is not likely to arrive before Xmas. We will then be closed until the New Year, we will try to answer emails if we can, but they may not make sense if we have been on the booze .......


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 and they do not have a Newsletter of their own yet. .

There are several new kits on the Craft Kits & Gifts website, which is now optimised for Mobile and Tablets..

DoCrafts Mini Soft Christmas Kits - 15 designs

 

Mouseloft Xmas Cards and Xmas Stitchlets - X-Stitch Kits - 5 new designs

 

Mouseloft Stitchlets - 14 designs - X-Stitch Kits

 

Mouseloft Halloween Kits - New Range - 6 designs - X-Stitch Kits

 

Mouseloft Beige Cards and Envelopes - perfect for the new Halloween Kits

Craft Kits do have their own Facebook Page, Twitter account, Google+ page and Pinterest page - there are links to all of them on all of the pages on our new Responsive Website www.craft-kits.co.uk


Craft Bits also have various Social Media accounts on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Twitter. If you do not belong to any of these you can still contact us by email, or via our Customer Forum,

Finally, everyone at Craft Bits, Craft Kits, Dianne's Knitting Yarns and CPU Enterprises would like to wish you all good health and prosperity over this holiday time and in 2017.

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

27.11.16

 

Summer 2016 - Newsletter

Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2016.

We have had some problems sending emails via our Newsletter programme which is why this is our first of the year.

Because there are so many new items, this Newsletter is really just a list, but we hope future emails will have some behind the scenes news and views. Please let us know the sort of thing you would like to hear about

CRAFT BITS NEW ITEMS

We are always on the lookout for new suppliers, especially for Toy Components which is our biggest seller. As well as the new items shown below, we have also brought some sample packs from a different supplier which we are now assessing.

Keep an eye on our Customer Forum for more details - we always note new items on there as soon as they are online.

Mixed Pack of Teddy Eyes and Noses with Plastic Washers

Mixed Packs of 30% Wool Mix Felt - 9 inch, 6 inch, 3 inch, Die Cut Shapes

Safety Triangular Soft Plastic Noses

Safety Triangular Soft Plastic Noses with Plastic Washers - 5 sizes in 2 colours

Safety Triangular Flocked Noses

Safety Triangular Flocked Noses with Metal Washers - 5 sizes in 2 colours

Iron On Motifs

Lots and Lots of new Iron On Motifs - we have only shown a couple here.

Iron On Patches

Lots of Iron On Patches - packs of 2 - we have only shown a couple here
Felt Motifs Felt Motifs - Sew or glue on - Easter chicks, bunnies & eggs
Yellow PomPom Packs Yellow PomPom Packs in various sizes for Easter Chicks

Various new items

We have also added a few items customers have requested that were only available on our Sister Site - Dianne's Knitting Yarns.

Those items include 25g balls of Crafty Knits Toy Knitting Yarn, Short Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks, Craft Bags, Button Tins, Knitting Dolly, Tape Measures, Habi & Sewing Sets, Scissor Sets and lots more.

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.

There are several new kits on the Craft Kits & Gifts website, which is now optimised for Mobile and Tablets..

Macramé Owls Starter Kit - Includes all you need to make 2 macramé owl hangers

Macramé Owls Starter Kit

Rag Rugging Little Owl Kit - This kit makes one Little Owl and uses a technique similar to Rag Rugging.

Rag Rugging Little Owl Kit

Dream Catcher Kit - includes all you need to make 2 different sized dream catchers

Dream Catcher Kit

Kleiber Felt Kits - sew your own felt item which has lots of uses. We have one new designs - Owls - 2 colours per pack

Kleiber Felt Owl Kits

Mouseloft Tiddlers - 4 designs - X-Stitch Kits

Mouseloft Tiddlers

Mouseloft Stitchlets - 10 designs - X-Stitch Kits - more coming soon

Mouseloft Stitchlets

Craft Kits do have their own Facebook Page, Twitter account, Google+ page and Pinterest page - there are links to all of them on all of the pages on our new Responsive Website www.craft-kits.co.uk.

Craft Bits also have various Social Media accounts, so we look forward to hearing from you by email, on the Customer Forum, on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Twitter

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

25.07.16

 

Autumn / Winter 2015 - Newsletter

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Welcome to our last email Newsletter of 2015.

The past year has been a difficult one for many small retailers, and we are no exception. The latest Google Update has shown us that we really need to upgrade our website to be mobile friendly so we can get back to the top of the search engines.

Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for sticking with us over the past year, we really do appreciate your loyalty. Thank You Thanks

This year our biggest sellers have again been all types of Safety Components and we have managed to find a couple of new suppliers - more details in New Items below. However, one of our biggest problems is space, we just don't have room to keep as many of each item as we would like. Occasionally we run out and sometimes our suppliers can't keep up with demand, during the last few months this has been a major problem. We hope to be fully stocked with Teddy Eyes again by the end of January.

UK LAST POSTING DATE FOR XMAS

Monday 21st December is the Royal Mail last posting date for First Class UK delivery before Christmas.

If you need your parcel before Xmas please order before 6pm on Sunday 20th December and we will do our very best to get your parcel out on Monday (subject to stock availability). Please do remember that delivery times are in the hands of Royal Mail and we have no control over your parcel after it is picked up from our Warehouse. But Royal Mail are pretty good at this time of year at getting parcels to you in time.

All dates for other countries are available to view on our website via the link on the Home Page, in the Shopping Basket or via the following link - https://www.craftbits.co.uk/open-xmas.htm

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

We will be posting out parcels on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 but we cannot guarantee that Royal Mail will delivery any parcel sent on that date to you quickly. To have your parcel sent on that day we will need your order by 6pm on Tuesday 22nd December.

The CPU Card Payment Phone Line will close at 1pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 and will fully re-open at 9.30am Monday 4th January 2016. The Shopping Basket will still be active so you can place your orders as normal at any time over the holidays. Your details will be held on a 128 encryption Secure Server until we re-open.

If you have a question you can still email us and we will answer as quickly as we can Big Grin

CRAFT BITS NEW ITEMS

The following new items have been put online since the last newsletter. Details of all new items are always shown in the Customer Forum when they come in stock.

Chenille Stems Chenille Stems
Chenille Stems Tinsel Stems

Chenille Stems and Tinsel Stems

We have a new supplier for these so Beige is back in stock and the new colours - Mid Blue and Mid Pink - are now online.

The White Iris Tinsel Stems are really lovely and the picture does not do it justice.

Safety Cats EyesSafety Cats Eyes

Safety Cats Eyes

New Size - 9mm - in Orange and Olive Green with metal washers

Safety Teddy Eyes with Plastic WashersSafety Teddy Eyes with Plastic Washers
Safety Teddy Eyes with Plastic WashersSafety Teddy Eyes with Plastic Washers

Safety Teddy Eyes with Plastic Washers

Various sizes in Clear, Blue, Amber and Brown.

We only have a few in stock of these at the moment but more have been ordered.

Liberty Bells

Liberty Bells

Packs of White bells now available in sizes 8mm, 11mm and 15mm.

Jingle BellsJingle Bells

Jingle BellsJingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Mixed packs of White and Red bells now available. Sizes available are 8mm, 12mm and 15mm.

We also have 35mm bells in Red or White each with a snowflake on the bottom and stars on the top.

CRAFT KITS WEBSITE

There are several new kits on the Craft Kits & Gifts website.

Kleiber Felt Kits - sew your own felt item which has lots of uses. 6 designs, 2 colours per pack

Kleiber Mini Felt Kits - Cup Cakes

Kleiber Mini Felt Kits - Lion

Kleiber Mini Felt Kits - Cats

Kleiber Mini Felt Kits - Birds

Kleiber Mini Felt Kits - Kangaroo

Kleiber Mini Felt Kits - Hedgehogs

Mouseloft In the Woods Range - 8 designs - X-Stitch Kits

Mouseloft In the Woods Ferdinand Fox

Mouseloft In the Woods Harriet Hedgehog

Mouseloft In the Woods Cyril Squirrel

Mouseloft In the Woods Bartholomew Badger

Mouseloft In the Woods Chirpy Bird

Mouseloft In the Woods Rosie Rabbit

Mouseloft In the Woods Tiny Toadstool Mouse

Mouseloft In the Woods Old Ollie Owl

Mouseloft Christmas Stitchlets - 5 designs - X-Stitch Kits - available with or without Circle Aperture Card

Mouseloft Christmas Stitchlets Christmas Eve Robin

Mouseloft Christmas Stitchlets Camper Van Collecting The Tree

Mouseloft Christmas Stitchlets Christmas Baking

Mouseloft Christmas Stitchlets Three Little Penguins

Mouseloft Christmas Stitchlets Christmas Patchwork Owl

Craft Kits have a Facebook Page, Twitter account, Google+ page and Pinterest Page - there are links to all of them on the new Responsive Website www.craft-kits.co.uk.

Craft Bits also have various Social Media accounts, so we look forward to hearing from you by email, on the Customer Forum, on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Twitter

Finally, everyone at Craft Bits, Craft Kits, Dianne's Knitting Yarns and CPU would like to wish you all good health and prosperity over this holiday time and in 2016.

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

06.12.15

 

Spring / Summer 2015 - Newsletter

Craft Bits on Facebook

 

Twitter cpu_cb

Welcome to our Spring / Summer email update.

Toy making continues to be a real trend at the moment, with Safety Components being one of our biggest sellers, along with Felt (keep an eye out for some new felt colours coming soon).

We just thought we would let you know that we do have a sister website called Dianne's Knitting Yarns who, surprisingly enough, sell knitting yarns - including Crafty Knits DK 25g balls in 28 colours. They also sell all the Jean Greenhowe Toy books, plus many other toy patterns Laugh Out Loud

NEW CRAFT BITS ITEMS

We often get things in stock but just don't have time to get them online straight away. Occasionally when this happens we find we can't actually get any more Sad That is why some of the following "new" items are marked as "while stocks last".

Pom Pom Packs Twin Colour Pom Pom Packs

Pompoms

Mixed packs of 100 in various sizes from 7mm to 25mm including 25mm Twin Colours

Halloween Felt Shapes

Felt Halloween Shapes

Each pack has 4 different colours in one design - 8 different packs

£0.50 per pack

Gutermann Seed Beads - Topaz

Gutermann Seed Beads

Each pack contains 12 compartments of different sized beads - 4 packs each with different colours

£6.00 per pack

Jelly Sparkle Pony Beads

Pony Beads

Limited supply - while stocks last

Sparkle Jelly Colours

Sparkle Flower Pony Beads Neon Flower Pony Beads Clear Flower Pony Beads Clear Jelly Flower Pony Beads

Flower Shaped Pony Beads

Limited supply - while stocks last

Sparkle, Neon, Clear, Clear Jelly colours

Owl Iron On Motif Owl Iron On Motif Fox Iron On Motif Fox Iron On Motif

Iron On Motifs

4 new motifs - £1.50 each

Not to scale - dimensions noted on website

Skull Beads Mixed Colour Skull Beads Glow in Dark

Skull Shaped Beads

Limited supply - while stocks last

Mixed Colours and Glow in the Dark

CRAFT KITS WEBSITE

We have added a few new Mouseloft Kits on our Craft Kits & Gifts web site recently and 2 new colours in one of the Create-A-Kits.

Mouseloft Easter Cards - 3 New Designs

Mouseloft Easter Cards Springtime Bunny

Mouseloft Easter Cards Happy Easter Lamb

Mouseloft Easter Cards Easter Chick & Eggs

Mouseloft Tiddlers Kits - 3 New Designs

Mouseloft Tiddlers Songbird

Mouseloft Tiddlers Orange Camper Van

Mouseloft Tiddlers Moustaches

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - 5 New Designs

Mouseloft Stitchlets Princess

Mouseloft Stitchlets Dangling Hearts

Mouseloft Stitchlets Patchwork Owl

Mouseloft Stitchlets Fifi The Dog

Mouseloft Stitchlets Green Camper Van

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - 4 more designs - not new but we have only just got them in

Mouseloft Stitchlets Rockhopper Penguin

Mouseloft Stitchlets Bright Butterfly

Mouseloft Stitchlets Playful Dog

Mouseloft Stitchlets Cuddly Dog

Create-A-Kit Head Start Hat with Pompom - 2 new colours

Head Start Create-A-Kit Hat with Pompom - Badger

Badger (504)

Black & White Pompom

Head Start Create-A-Kit Hat with Pompom - Pink Dash

Pink Dash (505)

Pink & Black Pompom

There is a Fun and Games Section on the Craft Kits website (via the About Us tab) which is just for fun, but you can add your high score to the list and see if you can beat other CPU Customers Big Grin

Craft Bits are now on Facebook and on Twitter, so we look forward to hearing from you - by email, on the Customer Forum, on Facebook, on Google+ or Twitter @cpu_cb

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

28.06.15

Autumn / Winter 2014 - Newsletter

Welcome to our last email Newsletter of 2014.

This is just a short update which is mainly to let you know about our holiday opening hours.

However we also wanted to thank all our customers for their custom over the last year - Thank You Happy Face

UK LAST POSTING DATE FOR XMAS

Friday 19th December is the Royal Mail last posting date for First Class UK delivery before Christmas.

If you need your parcel before Xmas please order before 6pm on Thursday 18th December and we will do our very best to get your parcel out on Friday (subject to stock availability). Please do remember that delivery times are in the hands of Royal Mail and we have no control over your parcel after it is picked up from our Warehouse. But Royal Mail are pretty good at this time of year at getting parcels to you in time.

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

We will be posting out parcels on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 but we cannot guarantee that Royal Mail will delivery any parcel sent on that date to you quickly. To have your parcel sent on that day we will need your order by 6pm on Monday 22nd December.

We do have a new feature on our website home page, and in the Shopping Basket, which tells you how long you have to order for your parcel to be sent in the next Royal Mail pickup. Please let us know if you like this or if we can word it any better.

The CPU Card Payment Phone Line will close at 1pm on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 and will fully re-open at 9am Tuesday 6th January 2015. The Shopping Basket will still be active so you can place your orders as normal at any time over the holidays. Your details will be held on a 128 encryption Secure Server until we re-open.

If you have a question you can still email us and we will answer as quickly as we can Big Grin

WEBSITE SURVEY

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our CPU Websites Survey during the summer. The results have been collated and published on all our sites Info Pages. You can get to it on CB on the following page.

https://www.craftbits.co.uk/survey/sites/sites.htm

We have picked out the Winners and Runners up of the Prize Draw and they have been notified by email.

We have implemented some of the suggestions from the Survey and will look in detail at all the results over the next few months.

Thank you all once again

CRAFT KITS WEBSITE

We have 4 new Mouseloft Christmas Stitchlet Kits on our Craft Kits & Gifts website which are available with or without a Circle Aperture Card.

Santa Stop Here

Santa's Airdrop

Ho Ho Ho Santa

Little Winter Robin

There is a 20% discount voucher available on some of the Children's Craft Kits on our Craft Kits and Gifts website. This is to make room for some more new kits. Sale ends 6pm Thursday 18th December 2014.

Craft Kits has started a Facebook Page and is now on Twitter @cpu_ck - there are links to both on www.craft-kits.co.uk.

There is a Fun and Games Section on the Craft Kits website (via the About Us tab) which is just for fun, but you can add your high score to the list on some games and see if you can beat other CPU Customers Big Grin

Craft Bits has also started a Facebook Page and is on Twitter @cpu_cb, so we look forward to hearing from you - by email, on the Customer Forum, on Facebook or Twitter

Finally, everyone at Craft Bits, Craft Kits, Dianne's Knitting Yarns and CPU would like to wish you all good health and prosperity over this holiday time and in 2015.

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

13.12.14

Summer 2014 - Newsletter

Welcome to our Summer, with a hint of Autumn, Newsletter.

Our last Newsletter had the exciting news that we had lots of new colours in Teddy and Cats eyes. At that time we did not have room to keep all colours and sizes in stock so many were on a Special Order basis.

We had such a fantastic response to the new colours that we soon had to make room for them all. But we are still struggling to keep as many as we would like in stock, which is why we have a list of the number of eyes we have online. If you order more than stated on that 'Stock Level List' we will let you know the expected delay.

Toy Eyes and other Toy Making items appear to be our biggest sellers at the moment. We would love to expand into this area a bit more but, as we are not toy makers ourselves, we are a bit lost as to what you would want us to stock. If you can give us an idea or two, please email us by replying to this email or via our Forum. You could also give your suggestions in the Shopping Basket Message Box when you next order :-)


NEW ITEMS

Baby Word
Dragonfly  Baby Dummy

Iron On Motifs - Page 1

3 new designs

From £0.70 to £0.95 each

Not to scale

Sewing Machine Handmade For You Basket of Yarn
Knit and Sew Love Stitch  Knitting

Iron On Motifs - Page 2

6 new designs

£1.40 each

Not to scale

Orange Set   Banana Set  Apple Set  Bird House
Bird on Leaves  Bird on a Branch  Blue Bird  Heart

Iron On Motifs - Page 3

8 new designs

From £1.50 to £1.90 each

Not to scale

 Ice Cream with Jewel  Fawn Organza Hat

Iron On Motifs - Page 4

2 new designs

£2.10 each

Not to scale

If you want to comment on these new items or anything else about our Newsletter / website / stock please email us at or add a message on the Customer Forum.


WEBSITE SURVEY

We have published a Websites Survey to help us work out what you, our customers, need from our websites.

The survey is about all of our current websites but you do have the chance to skip sections about sites you have not used. The questions are on various subjects including how you access our site, PayPal, Postage, the Forums and Social Media.

Please do help us to give you the site you want by filling in our Websites Survey before the deadline of Tuesday 30th September 2014. You also have the option of being entered into a prize draw if you complete the survey.

If you need any more info about this, or anything else, your quickest option is to send us an email  - we aim to answer emails same day and often within the hour.


CRAFT KITS WEBSITE

We have been giving the Craft Kits website a re-vamp - nothing major - mainly making the navigation a bit easier and checking all pages work well. We have also changed how the Mouseloft Kits are ordered, please let us know what you think. If you find any errors or links that don't work then please do let us know - it is really difficult to check all the pages on a website :-)

The following new kits were put online in the last few months.  

Popcorn Cross Stitch - 2 New Designs

Popcorn Cross Stitch - Spring

Popcorn Cross Stitch - Acrobats

Mouseloft Tiddlers Kits - 3 New Designs

Mouseloft Tiddlers Kits - Contented Cat

Mouseloft Tiddlers Kits - Happy Whale

Mouseloft Tiddlers Kits - Summertime Hedgehog

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - 6 New Designs

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - VW Beetle

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - Red Scooter

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - Space Invaders

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - Golfing Teddy

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - Braying Donkey

Mouseloft Stitchlets Kits - Bird & Birdhouse

Mouseloft Special Occasions Cards Kits - 3 New Designs

Mouseloft Special Occasions Cards Kits - Meerkat with Rose

Mouseloft Special Occasions Cards Kits - Graduation Teddy

Mouseloft Special Occasions Cards Kits - Twenty One

We also have a 20% discount voucher available on some of the Children's Craft Kits on our Craft Kits and Gifts website. This is to make room for some more new kits. Sale ends 30th September 2014.


There is a Fun and Games Section on the Craft Kits website (via the About Us tab) which is just for fun, but you can add your high score to the list and see if you can beat other CPU Customers :-)

We look forward to hearing from you - by email or on the Customer Forum.

Best Regards

Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

24.08.14


Spring 2014 - Newsletter

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter - the weather outside today was sunny and still, very different from just a couple of weeks ago. The worst we suffered was a broken fence, we know many of you have had much, much worse and our hearts go out to you.

NEW EYES & NOSES

We have been waiting for the promised new colours in Safety Eyes for many months, we even delayed our last newsletter in December 2013 in the hope they would arrive before Xmas.

Now - at last - we can announce the new colours are available :-)

There are 5 new colours in Teddy / Animal Safety Eyes with Metal Washers in 12 sizes.

There are 4 new colours in Cats Safety Eyes in 4 sizes.

                 

We also now have in stock Amber Teddy / Animal Eyes with Plastic Washers in 3 sizes and 3 larger sizes in Triangular Noses (metal washers).

As you can imagine, making room for so many new colours, in all the sizes, is really difficult. Therefore we have got some of the most popular sizes in stock with all others available on Special Order. The delay should be a maximum of 3 weeks and usually much quicker. We are not able to split orders for various reasons, so if you need the rest of your items sooner please put in two orders. As we see which other colours and sizes are popular we will adjust which ones we keep in stock.

If you want to comment on anything about our Newsletter / website / stock please email us at or add a message on the Customer Forum.


OTHER NEW ITEMS

As usual - the following items were noted on the Customer Forum when they went online.

Safety Wiggle Eyes Safety Joggle Eyes

We have a few packs of the 30mm size back in stock. We are not sure if we can get them again so please buy while you can :-)

Round Leather Thonging

New colours - Some are only in 1mm, some only 2mm and some in 3mm

Flat Leather Thonging

4 New colours

Mixed Box of Sequins

Assorted Colours and Shapes in a handy box

Christmas Shapes Novelty Pony Beads

Yes we know Xmas has just gone but we didn't get these until the New year :-)

Mix of 40 beads per pack.

EASTER & SCHOOL HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

As many of you know, for various reasons detailed on the CPU Blog, we send out parcels on three days a week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

At certain times of the year we send out parcels on two days a week - these include around Bank Holidays and, because we are a family run business, it also includes School Holidays. We like to give everyone plenty of time with the kids :-)

We also have to do a stock take every year at the end of March or beginning of April. It takes quite a long time and no orders can be sent out while we are counting.

A full list of the Card Payment phone line opening hours are shown in the CB Forum Messages Section and will be at the top of the shopping basket during affected weeks.

Quick Tip - The phone lines are usually open on the same days that we send parcels out, but orders need to be placed by 6pm the day before. We also open the phone lines on Saturdays when we are in the main office doing paperwork :-)

Remember - the quickest way to get an answer is by email - the phone line staff do not always know everything about the stock on the Craft Bits website.


ROYAL MAIL PRICE INCREASES

RM have sent us the new postage prices which come into force at the end of March, all the prices for our size of parcels are going up again. We have not increased our P+P price for a couple of years so unfortunately we will have to this year.

Therefore the UK price for small orders will go up to £2.75 with UK orders over £20 having free P+P. This will be applicable for all UK orders placed after 6pm on Thursday 27th March 2014.

We are sorry we have had to do this and hope you do understand it is the best way for us to keep all our item prices as low as possible.


CRAFT KITS WEBSITE

We have a massive 20% discount voucher for some of the kits on our Craft Kits and Gifts website. This is to make room for some new kits we saw at the Craft Hobby + Stitch UK Trade Show in Birmingham last month.

There are a couple of new kits from Mouseloft which should be available shortly. Please keep an eye on the CB Forum for when they go on our Craft Kits site. Don't forget that www.craft-kits.co.uk also has lots of other Pocket Money Kits for kids of all ages plus some great beginner kits.

There is a Fun and Games Section on the CK website which is just for fun, but you can add your high score to the list and see if you can beat other CPU Customers :-)

We look forward to hearing from you all - by email, Guestbook or on the Customer Forum.

Webmaster
Craft Bits
CPU Enterprises

07.03.14


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