Sunday, 29 January 2012

What a week!'s been all systems go this week at Crafty Bitz towers preparing for our first ever showcase and we must say we're really pleased with how it's gone!

We received some amazing photos, sold a few things, received new likers, a few new members, members taking part received some new likers too and not to mention all the sharing that's been going on.

So a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who took part, shared the album and popped by for a visit!

We've already discussed our next showcase for Mother's Day which will take place from Friday 2nd - Monday 5th March which isn't too far away really. So get your thinking caps on and get creating as we'll be opening application for the Mother's Day showcase in a few weeks time :)

Handmade Monday Blog

Just in case you're not aware of it and you have a blog then you need to check out the 1st unique gifts blog

Every Monday they have a Handmade Monday blog where people can submit links to their blog for other people to pop along and have a nosey at. They just ask that you mention the blog in your blog so word gets out!

(Just a few "blogs" there for you teehee)

The Crafty Network

We contacted Linda at The Crafty Network over Christmas to see if we could work together to support each other and we're pleased to say she's on board. The Crafty Network has over 2,500 likers on facebook and is used on a daily basis by people advertising their goodies. Been going since May 2011 and we're looking forward to working with Linda for everyone's benefit.
On that note, do take a look at the Valentine's Showcase over there too check it out here

You'll see some of the fab items we had in our showcase too so do bob on over

Handmade For You UK

Just like with The Crafty Network we're also showing mutual support for Handmade For You UK.
Maxine does a fantastic job running the facebook page and website by herself and her latest mechanism for facebook pages is photo album categories where you simply tag your business under any relevant albums
Check it out here
Handmade For You UK shared our showcase a few times over the weekend which was fab!


If you haven't heard of CRAFTfest it's a week long craft fair organised by the lovely ladies over at Creative Connections.
Here's how it works:
You join the creative connections website where you can update your profile, find friends, make ones, upload pics etc
Your stall works by adding your photos to an album which you call "Shop name's CRAFTfest stall"
Each photo has a description, price and link to where people can buy that items from
Once you sign up you get assigned a team leader who is there to support you and guide you through the process.
For full instructions visit this dedicated site

It's a fab way to meet new people and hopefully sell some of your items at the same time. This is the 3rd CRAFTfest and each one gets bigger and better so don't miss out as for £5 it's fab!

And that's it for now, don't forget that becoming a member is and will always be free and we'll never charge for showcases! If you're interested in being one of our member interviews for the blog please get in touch.

Thanks again for your ongoing support

Sarah and Natasha :)



  1. Well done Sarah and Natasha - what a fantastic week. I recently joined Crafty Bitz and will be adding my 'bits' to it asap. Hope you both have a good week.

  2. Wow... so many good ideas and place to have a proper look through. Think I may have to set aside a couple of hours to check this out properly. :)

  3. Thanks again for featuring my pet products in the Valentine's showcase. Well done for doing it! x

  4. Thank you both for all the hard work you put into this showcase, no mean feat to pull it off.

  5. It all sounds excellent - lots of promotion there, so best of luck with it.

  6. Lots of promotion - a lot of work. Good luck - Mich :)

  7. I'm tired just reading about it! ANd already thinking about Mother's Day!

  8. Thanks for sharing all these links, now off to have a look...
    Jo x