Two misconceptions about candle-making

Candle-making is a popular craft that more and more people are taking an interest in. Here are some oft-repeated misconceptions about this fun activity. Making candles is a hazardous process that younger people should not attempt One myth about candle-making is that the required supplies and the way in which they need to be used are hazardous and this hobby should not, therefore, be taken up by younger people. This myth originates from the fact that candle-making involves using a double-boiler to heat up the water and the candle wax, and then pouring this warm wax into candle moulds, and because it involves the use of potent fragrance oils, which must be handled carefully to ensure they don't splash into the person's eyes or dry on their skin. [Read More]

Create a Gallery for Your Child's Bedroom with Clever Use of Picture Frames

If you enjoy interior design, decorating a child's bedroom is one of the most fun projects you can take on. It's a great opportunity to let your imagination run free, and you're certain to have a very happy occupant once the room is finished. There are limitless possibilities for decorating kids' rooms, from the colours and furniture to the extra touches, but one of the most effective ways to bring the room to life is to add a gallery wall. [Read More]

Soft Sell: Getting Your Soft Toy Into Distribution Stores

Anybody who's committed themselves to developing a soft toy product will know that it's a challenging but rewarding process.  Few products bring as much joy to their final recipients as soft toys - and as the person who has seen that toy through from design, material selections, production and marketing, that's a very satisfying thing indeed.  However, actually getting your toys to those end customers is not always easy, especially for first-time inventors and product designers. [Read More]