Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Face Soap Mold

Happy Face Soap Mold
From SpinningLeaf

Product Description

SpinningLeaf's four cavity soap molds are perfect for Cold Process (CP) and Melt and Pour (M&P) Soap Making! The wide open cavities allow for fast and easy filling, helpful in a fast paced production environment, or when casting thicker than normal soap bases. The design of our four cavity soap molds allow you to vary your pour up to the maximum stated volume. SpinningLeaf is proud to offer durable, high quality plastic craft molds which are as eco-friendly as possible. Our four cavity molds are manufactured from FDA Approved .060" Gauge white HIPS plastic, and are built to last. All our products are proudly made in the USA. Free sample with every order


  • Four Cavity Soap Mold
  • Soap Size: 3 x 3 x 1.375"
  • Cavity Volume: 3.9 fl oz (114 ml)
  • Maximum Casting Temperature: 165 °F
  • Manufactured from heavy duty (.060" gauge) FDA approved food grade white HIPS plastic

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Top Christmas Toys and Gift Ideas 2008

Top Christmas Toys and Gift Ideas 2008

Top Christmas Toys 2008 is always searching for great gift ideas, tracking down new gift ideas for Christmas or any other holiday occasion.

Merry Christmas! So what's going to be the top 10 Christmas Toys and gifts list of 2008? Here is a small selection of top tipped 10 Christmas selling products and gifts . These products are likely to be the top selling christmas gift ideas this year.

US - Top 10 Christmas Toys 2008

1. Fisher-Price Elmo Live

2. Fur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin Pup

3. Wild Planet Hyper Dash

4. Bakugan Battle Pack (Styles and Colors May

5. Fisher-Price Smart Cycle

6. LeapFrog® Leapster® Learning Game S...

7. Bakugan Battle Arena

8. Hasbro Electronic Hyper Slide

9. Hasbro Playskool Busy Ball Popper

10. Scene It? Seinfeld

We know how difficult it is to find the perfect toys and gift for that special someone. Our Store Top Christmas Toys 2008 aims to help you discover a great toys and gift idea for every Christmas occasion. Simply be inspired by our suggestions!

UK- Top 10 Christmas Toys 2008 list

UK- Top 10 Christmas Toys 2008 list

Christmas is coming soon and busy parents are looking for the ultimate gifts for their kids. So what's hot this year? Find the top 10 list of Christmas gifts toy for kids here. List to be announced by the Toy Retailers Association.

1. Fur Real Biscuit My Lovin Pup. This interactive toy is the perfect gift for any pet loving child. This life-sized dog can obey commands and even wag its tail, which gives kids all the benefits of owning a dog without any of the hassle.

2. My Life Portable Console - Virtual Life Simulator. This product rocketed on to the OFFICIAL 2008 top 10 Christmas list. The My Life CONSOLE is a virtual life simulator made available this Christmas and designed especially for girls. It's the ultimate pocket games console that combines the ever so popular charms of virtual fashion dolls with the ever increasing interest in video games!

3. Nintendo DS Lite Handheld Console (Pink). Nintendo DS Lite Pink revolutionizes the way games are played with ultra-bright dual screens and touch-screen technology. Connect your Nintendo DS Lite Pink wirelessly to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and put your skills to the test against players across the room or across the world.

4. Bandai - Catcha Beast – Red. The Toy Retailers Association added this toy to the Top 10 Christmas Toy list of 2008. Available in Red or Blue - Catcha Beast is a new kids electronic boys action game from Japan. Your kids have to track and catch a number of virtual beasts.

5. Star Wars Clone Wars Clone Trooper Helmet. This is the ultimate young boys gift this Christmas!!! The Star Wars Voice Changer Clone Trooper Helmet was straight in on the Christmas 2008 Top 10 Toy list as announced by The Toy retailers Association. Any child will be instantly transformed into an authentic Star Wars Clone Trooper with the Hasbro Clone Wars Voice Changer Helmet.

6. Rescue Pals Swim To Me Puppy. This is our favourite from the OFFICIAL 2008 Top 10 Christmas Toys list! Swim To Me Puppy is the cute little stray that swims all day long. He walks then in the most fun way he begins to swim when you place him in water! Swim To me Puppy includes goggles, towel & adoption certificate. You can fill out the adoption certificate & register on-line!

7. Fisher-Price Elmo Live. Another hugely popular kids gift idea this year is this great Elmo Live character. Elmo made it straight onto the Toy Retailers Association Top 10 Christmas List 2008. He did so beating off stiff competiotion. This Christmas Elmo has come alive! Your kids can Laugh and play with Elmo Live on Christmas Day and for ever afterwards. Elmo is probably most kids favourite Sesame Street character.

8.Bakugan Battle Pack. Never heard of Bakugan? Neither had we, but guess what... it's on the Top 10 Christmas Toy list of 2008 in the UK!
Answer the Bakugan call to brawl and decide the fate of the galaxy! Action Figures pop open from the magnetic marbles when they land on the Special Bakugan Card! A perfect Christmas gift for any boy the Bakugan range offers many different packs to choose from.

9. High School Musical Get The Moves Dance Mat. This Christmas many expect the HSM 3 Dance Mat to top the Christmas sales list. It is already featured in the official Top 10 Christmas Toys List of 2008 Have you 'Got the Moves'? Learn these amazing dance routines with four songs straight from the High School Musical 3 movie! the HSM 3 Dance Mat incorporates 3 difficulty levels for beginner, star and super star!

10. Zapf Creation Baby Born with Magic Potty, white. This is a wonderful 43cm function doll. Baby Born and magic potty are well and truly on the Official UK Top 10 Christmas Toy List of 2008.
BAaby born with Magic Potty has 8 true to life functions. Baby Born drinks from her bottle, eats her own special food, needs her nappy changed, cries real tears, uses her potty, has moveable limbs, is bathable and opens and closes his eyes. She will make the perfect christmas gift for any young daughter.

More UK - Christmas Toys 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Clear Gycerine Soap Base

Clear Gycerine Soap Base
From Soap Expressions

Customer Reviews

OK but better out there3
I got my feet wet with a kit that included this base. It's all right, but has both Sodium Lareates in it, better base can be had elsewhere. Remember, the more chemicals it has in it, detracts from its value as a homemade real soap product.

Product Description

This is 1 pound of Soap Expressions Clear Gycerine Soap Base. Soap crafting is an easy craft for kids of all ages. Ingredients Glycerine Clear Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Starate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerine, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laurate


  • Diamond Clear
  • Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • Great kids project

Making Layered Candles Instructional DVD

Making Layered Candles Instructional DVD
From Gatehouse Candles/Marie Kauffman

Customer Reviews

I Love Layered Candles! The Berry Bowl Is Fun!5
Layered candles are very popular for me and this video teaches you how to make layered pillar, contaniner, and bowl styles. These videos (there are several for sale from this company) are consistantly good and I have enjoyed them all. I also recommend Introduction to Candle Making DVD and Making Gel Candles Instructional DVD

Product Description

This Intermediate Level Video ("Basic Candle Making Knowledge Required") teaches how to make 3 different types of Layered Candles, including Layered Bowls, Layered Pillars, and Layered Container Candles. This DVD also includes Bonus Instructions on how to make a "Berry Bowl" Candle and a Photo Gallery of Layered Candles. Your instructor, Marie Kauffman will take you step-by-step through the process of making Layered Candles and along the way will pass along some great tips and advice. Aprox. Run Time: 40 minutes


  • Learn how easy it is to make your own candles!
  • Step-by-step instructions for 3 different styles
  • See how to do containers, bowls & pillars
  • Bonus "Berry Bowl" instructions included
Making Layered Candles Instructional DVD

Making Gel Candles Instructional DVD

Making Gel Candles Instructional DVD
From Gatehouse Candles/Marie Kauffman

Product Description

Join Marie Kauffman as she walks you through a fun and fact filled video lesson on making nine different beautiful and popular gel wax candles. Includes instructions on basic container gel candles, a compote with embeds, fruit preserves, gel shooters, beer glasses, root beer floats, maple pecan sundaes, strawberry pies and ice tea sets. Gel safety instructions, tips for working with embeds and techniques to get great looking realistic effects are also included! Marie Kauffman has been active in the candle industry for over 40 years. All full time candle maker and professional teacher, Marie teaches candle making to hundreds of students every year.

Customer Reviews

"From Novie To Expert", Seriously!5
"From Novice To Expert", Seriously
I really loved this video! You can tell that Marie Kauffman loves working with Gel candles. This is the 5th video from Gatehouse Candles that I have seen, and while they have all been very good, this one is just outstanding. The video takes you from the most basic type of Gel candle through fairly involved candles that use other type of waxes as well. One lesson builds on the next, giving the needed experience to tackle the more complicated candles. The advice on working with embeds and how to use "scrap" wax was worth the cost alone. I just love the Maple Pecan Sundae and Ice Tea Set Projects, but I think the Strawberry Pie and Fruit Preserve candles will sell better for me.

Very detailed instructions
Overhead shots during the detailed parts help a lot
Great Tips and Tricks
Great safety advice
Every major type of Gel candle included

None! This is the best candlemaking video I have ever seen (and I have a lot of them)

If you are interested in Gel candles, or candle making in general, this video is for you! Highly recommended.