The Works – Utterly Bargainous Craft Supplies

Last Christmas, quite by accident, I fell over a website for a company called The Works.

No, I know, I was probably the last one to hear about them, but just in case, I’m here to spread the joy.

Because The Works are… a bargain hunters dream

They really are.

I snapped up so many deals last Christmas, and I continue to browse the site regularly; the stock is always changing and you just never know what you’re going to come across. From fab boxed sets of books to popular toys and handy party gifts, it’s my first port of call now.

Today I was looking at their craft supplies section, getting ready for a lovely artistic Autumn. As a Home Ed mum, craft supplies are probably our biggest-used resource (after the computer!) – and something I can never have too much of. Admittedly though, we are having to redesign an entire room just to house what we already have. It’s amazing how you have cupboards full… and still let out an “oooh!” when you see those particular ribbons, or papers, or buttons.

Here’s some of what fell into my basket today when I wasn’t looking:

fantastic value scrapbook with 30 sheets of coloured paper - 99p!

fantastic value scrapbook with 30 sheets of coloured paper – 99p!

2 pack of typography flip books with black and white vintage designs - 99p!

2 pack of typography flip books with black and white vintage designs – 99p!

large wooden buttons

A beautiful selection of 10 large assorted decorative wooden buttons – £1!


But my best bargain of all?
This one.

6 x Das 1kg Terracotta Modelling Clay for under £20

6 x DAS 1kg Terracotta Modelling Clay for under £20

That’s six packs of this fab white modelling clay (the terracotta version is the same price if you prefer it) for under £20; I expect to pay around £6 per pack for this size. DAS is brilliant for sculpting and pottery work at home because it keeps moist easily while you work it, and then it air dries to a nice finish which can be painted.
And such a big bundle means we don’t have to work on tiny-scale miniature sculptures!

May I suggest you meander on over to The Works if you’re not already familiar? I dare you to leave without adding something to your basket…


Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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