Not Just Crafty

Handcrafted gifts, craft materials/supplies & workshops

Tel: 07944543739

32 Nottingham Road, Eastwood

NG16 3NQ

Ethos of Not Just Crafty

Not Just Crafty was formed by myself Carol Marks-Smith because as a crafter it became obvious when trying to promote handcrafted goods it had become increasingly expensive to hire a stall at venues or shop owners wanted to charge a large monthly wall/shelf space fee. I soon discovered lots of other crafters were also suffering similar problems and for some this was their only source of income whilst juggling school runs and fitting in craft events.

Our shop sells handcrafted goods ranging from painted and etched glassware, jewellrey made out of old currency, vintage style gifts, boxes, candles, cards, tags and unique gifts not available in the East Midlands and although the the shop has only been open just over a year the support and encouragement from customers has been amazing. With customers remarking ‘ I wish there were more shops like you for those of us that don’t shop on line’, and ‘I love your personalised gifts and personal service’, as well as ‘I feel like I’m a kid in a candy store I love your quirky gifts’. All these compliments are passed on to each and every crafter as it’s important that they know how valued they are. Not Just Crafty have a few more plans ahead so watch this space….


As a small business, we receive a lot of mail from suppliers including junk mail which we endeavour to re-use. This means wherever possible we use recycled mailing packaging materials, this means your package may not look as attractive as other businesses packaging but it does mean your packages are helping the environment. We also recycle glass bottles and jars and for those of you that have visited our shop you will have seen the range of glassware we now sell with more new designs/themes added since our launch.


Along with recycling the packaging, we also donate the stamps to charity. This enables the charity to use them to generate much needed funds. We also hold a Charity Garden Party annually and each year we choose a local charity to help raise funds for while providing a platform for new and existing crafters to promote their goods.

Our Personal Service

We offer a gift wrapping service at no extra cost.

A loyalty card – for every visit and purchase over £5.00 your card gets stamped and after 5 visits you are then entitled to a free gift.

Personalised gifts – wherever possible handcrafted goods can be personalised, such as personalised glasses, bottles, plaques and canvases.  Other goods that can be ordered such as animal doorstops, coin pendants, rings and knitware goods, we contact the crafter on your behalf and place the order. Please allow between 5-10 days when placing an order. We only take orders when payment is received, if orders are made online then we send an invoice payable through Paypal. But card or cash payments can be made in the shop.


About Us: Not Just Crafty –  A little about Our Quaint little shop