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    Crajuice Launch craftjuice/blog

    by  • April 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

        Craftjuice have finally started a crafts blog all about what’s hot on craftjuice, updates, trends, tips and user interviews. To the left your see the current screen shot of the site including a pick of the day which today was a painter called Louise Mead ! Craftjuice blog will also support guest posts, tips [...]

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    The Easter Competition

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Craft Forum has recently been collecting entries for this years Easter Craft Competition.  This year has seen lots of entries and voting has just opened. The competition entries are all based around Easter and this can be interpreted however you like, colour, style, tradition etc.  We have 14 great entries and you can place [...]

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    by  • March 22, 2013 • 1 Comment

    One of the often asked questions on craft based forums is about insurance. There are several things to consider: Home Insurance:  Are you working from home and do you currently have house insurance.  If the answer is yes, then you need to inform your insurance company that you run a craft business from home.  Failure [...]

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    Craft Forum Competition Time ~ Easter

    by  • March 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

      The Crafts forum is currently running a competition based on the theme of Easter.    You can enter any craft and translate the title in any way you wish. You could for example decorate an Easter Bonnet or basket, you could make a green and yellow picture, create a fluffy chick or make a [...]

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    The Candle Olympics ~ Tealight Challenge

    by  • February 25, 2013 • 0 Comments


    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the Forum Candle makers and the challenge they set themselves to make a long burning tea light. Finally, all the entries were in and Saturday night saw the big burn.  With all the tealight makers on Standby anxiously watching the thread, the honour of lighting the [...]

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    CE Toys ~ Part 4

    by  • February 22, 2013 • 0 Comments


      This post is a summary post for the series of posts written about CE marking toys and the legal requirements. CE Toys ,  CE Toys ~ Part 2 ,  CE Toys ~ Part 3 How to get CE’d To gain a self certification you must produce a technical file. The file must contain certificates proving EN71 1-3 [...]

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    CE Toys ~ Part 3

    by  • February 21, 2013 • 0 Comments


    This post follows on from CE Toys and CE Toys ~ Part 2 Having been informed that other people were trying to get certified gave me a real boost and knowing that some people had succeeded in gaining a CE mark pushed me into further investigation.  In my travels around the internet I cam across a company called Conformance. [...]

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    CE Toys ~ Part 2

    by  • February 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

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      This post follows on from CE Toys series Initially when I discovered that toys in the UK required CE Certification, I thought to myself, well it can’t mean me.  I’m only a small scale maker, but common sense made me do some research and after reading up on the subject I was shocked to [...]

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    CE Toys

    by  • February 19, 2013 • 0 Comments


    I have recently been through the process of gaining CE certification for my sock monkeys and rag dolls.   UK law states that any toy sold must conform to BS EN71 1 -3. In the Uk the law says that “any product or material designed or clearly intended for use in play by children of [...]

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    Candles, Candles & More Candles

    by  • February 1, 2013 • 0 Comments


    We are very lucky to have some amazing candle makers on the forum. Currently they are undergoing a challenge set by Spencer101 Round 1 – The Tealight Marathon. Nice and simple this one – Create the longest burning tealight you possibly can. You can use any wax, any wick, any additives you so desire. The [...]

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