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Crystal Art Buddies now available

Named Best Licensed Toy, Best Collectible Toy and Best Creative Toy at the BlogOn Toy Awards 2022, Craft Buddy's latest collectible toy range, Crystal Art Buddies have finally launched this month. Available online and also at major nationwide retailers including Hobbycraft, B&M, Forbidden Planet and ToyTown, the first series of Crystal Art Buddies ('Buddies') features 25 of your favourite characters from the Disney, Disney Princesses, Star Wars, Marvel and LOL Surprise! universes. Suitable for kids over aged 6, the Buddies are perfect gifts and stocking fillers for the festive season.

Posted: 17 November 2022

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Poppy's Christmas projects

Poppy and her team have created 10 colourfully quirky sewing projects for Christmas. The Christmas collection of sewing kits is the designer's second collection, building on the success of the first one which was launched this spring. The sewing projects are developed directly from Poppy's embroideries and they're a chance for people to make something useful and decorative without having to master embroidery first. They can be completed by hand but are also perfect for those starting out with their first sewing machine. You can find the company's products on Faire and they'll be back at the Top Drawer Trade show in spring exhibiting in the Craft section.

Posted: 13 October 2022

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Curious Universe award success

Now in their 10th year, the Bath Business Awards are sponsored by Reach PLC, BathLive and BusinessLive, in partnership with headline sponsor Truespeed. The awards recognise the importance of celebrating the positive accomplishments of all Bath-based businesses and acknowledge Bath as a great place to live, work and do business. They toast successes, celebrate achievements and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing great things across the region. Bath-based arts, crafts & toy company, Curious Universe, has been awarded the prestigious Bath Business Awards 2022 SME Business of The Year.

Posted: 6 October 2022

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Curious Universe launches #summerrocks campaign

Driven by a fresh directive as part of a broader strategic approach to maximise consumer awareness of its key lines ahead of the key Christmas buying period, Bath-based toy company Curious Universe is excited to launch its #SummerRocks campaign. The Instagram based campaign aims to celebrate all the fun of the summer season whilst also providing parents with creative and hands on activities to keep kids entertained over the summer holidays. The activation – which involves a mixture of family and parent influencers as well as some kidfluencers - focuses on a selection of the company's most fun and creative rock painting kits offering a variety of themes - including the Dazzling Rock Painting Kit, Galaxy Rocks Kit and the stunning Mandela Stones Set. The campaign will see influencer families sharing their rock painting creations via a their social platforms over the coming weeks, providing their followers and parents with summer holiday activity ideas as well as showcasing the wide range of results that can be achieved with the rock painting kits.

Posted: 1 September 2022

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ExaClair launches Avenue Mandarine Sewing Kits range

ExaClair Limited, the UK distributor for the Avenue Mandarine brand, has announced a new Masks to Sew Kit with wild animal designs. This new creative box contains all the material needed to create three fun wild animal masks - elephant, tiger and giraffe. The pre-cut felt shapes together with the punched sewing lines make it easier for younger children to learn how to sew. The plastic needle prevents little fingers being injured and the large eye makes it simpler for youngsters to thread it. The small shapes are made from self-adhesive felt to make it easier for youngsters to decorate their masks.

Posted: 11 August 2022

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Curious Universe celebrates inclusion in The Sunday Times 100

The prestigious annual ranking of Britain's fastest-growing private companies produced by The Sunday Times has listed Arts, Crafts & Toy company, Curious Universe, as a business which has earned recognition for its significant achievements and growth over the last few years. The Bath-based company is renowned for creating high quality and innovative products for curious minds around the world. With ranges spanning multiple industry sectors including Arts & Crafts, Books, Stationery, Toys & Jigsaws plus an established Sustainability program in place, the foundations of their growth are underpinned by their E.P.I.C company ethos: Explore.Play.Imagine.Create.

Posted: 7 July 2022

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Crafter’s Companion invests in new warehouse

Crafter's Companion is unveiling the look of its new Newton Aycliffe-based UK warehouse. The dedicated 54,000 sq foot, nine metres high pallet-racking space will enable the business to house 4,000 pallets of products. The warehouse will support the team's ability to meet the growing demand for crafting items with their customers across the UK, Europe and USA. In addition to increased space, the warehouse features 3,000 sq feet of office area and two dock loading doors, alongside modern staff facilities, including large training and breakout spaces, showers and changing rooms. The investment will also create new opportunities for the company and the local Newton Aycliffe area.

Posted: 31 May 2022

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Textile Heritage announces new 2022 catalogue

Textile Heritage is offering its trade customers a copy of its new 2022 catalogue, and a sample kit of one of their new products absolutely free, when they contact them quoting CRAFT22.

Textile Heritage is able to offer quick turnaround on orders, often the same day! And with POS solutions, no minimum order quantity and free UK carriage on orders over £100 trade, the company is keen to discuss how it can assist you with getting a collection of suitable items together which perfectly complements your customer base.

Posted: 27 January 2022

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ExaClair launches new Décopatch mini kits range

ExaClair Limited, the UK distributor for Décopatch has launched three new kits to complement its popular mini kits range, containing everything required for a new Décopatch project all in one convenient box.

These new mini kits featuring a teddy bear, dragon and turtle are perfect for kids and adults alike and make a great introduction to the world of Décopatch! Each kit contains one ready to decorate papier mâché shape, two sheets of Décopatch paper, one glue pot and a brush. There are a dozen different mini kits to choose from, including a unicorn, dinosaur, elephant and dachshund to name a few!

Posted: 25 January 2022

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Cosy Owl celebrates 4th anniversary

Online craft supplier, Cosy Owl, best known for its candle making products, is celebrating four years as a company this month, reporting a £3,213,529 million pound turnover this year, up 28 per cent from this time last year.

Cosy Owl Managing Director, Richard Fewings, who launched the brand in 2017, says sales growth for the Essex-based company really took off in 2020: "From March 2020 to March 2021, we saw a significant uplift of new customers. There was a 300 per cent increase in hobbyist candlemakers registering for accounts compared to the previous year."

Posted: 4 January 2022

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