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  • Making Homemade Beeswax Candles?

    I am making some as gifts and doing the easy options of placing pellets and wick in glass bar/pot and putting in oven to melt. I have all of these items now and don't want to faff around with pans AND have to buy pans in order to do it.

    I was just wondering, can I add anything to the pellets to make them look more interesting? Otherwise they will just be plain candles in a plain glass pot? I personally wouldn't mind this but as a gift I am worried it'll look boring?

    Someone mentioned glitter but A. Not sure if possible B. it'll all sink to the bottom and C. i think it might look naff?

    If there are any experts out there willing to help a poor person create some nice xmas candles then I'd be really grateful thanks :)

    2 AnswersDo It Yourself (DIY)7 years ago
  • How do I stop Buttercream Icing turning orange when adding red food colouring?

    Is it due to the butter? I'm not sure why this happened. I made some cupcakes (new to baking!) and wanted to make pink ones WITH butter icing and for some reason, the red food colouring just made it orange :/ It was the liquid food colouring and not gel.

    I want to have a go at making blue ones too but worried that these'll come out green. I followed the recipe and they tasted lovely, just not sure why that happened.

    Any ideas of tips please? Bearing in mind that I'm new to all of this!


    4 AnswersCooking & Recipes7 years ago
  • Canon 400D Disable flash?

    How do I disable this completely as it's broken. I have bought an external one. I was told to stop using the built in flash immediately otherwise it could effect other parts of the camera. They said to disable it and start using an external one instead. I've googled this and people have just said to use the setting with no 'no flash' symbol. Surely there's a way of disabling it completely so that I can use an external one instead.

    Help please :)

    2 AnswersCameras7 years ago
  • Which External Flash for Canon EOS 400D?

    My internal flash isn't working :( Checked it over and the connection's gone. Need to turn this off asap once I know how.

    So I need to buy an external flash - as you can probably tell, I don't know much about cameras, I use this for general photos and taking photos of my craft work etc

    I can't afford much at all and would preferably one that works automatically as like I said, I'm not that clued up with cameras.

    Please could someone point me in the right direction with regards to a decent flash which isn't going to cost an arm and a leg. I have tried looking on line for suggestions but keep finding suggestions for people who are pros!


    3 AnswersCameras7 years ago
  • Legislation: Selling children's clothes (I'm in the UK)?

    HELP! Still waiting to hear back from my local Trading Standards office and starting to get impatient. I have spent all day looking at various websites and getting really confused by it all :S

    I want to make and sell things such as baby dribble bibs, hats, taggie blankets, travel changing mats, toddler clothes, aprons etc but want to know what I need to do legally.

    This is very overwhelming - I'm not over stupid but I'm finding this all a bit too much. I want someone to just explain in black and white exactly what I need to do so that I can try and sell them legally :S I will open a shop on the US site Etsy and also have a page on Facebook.

    Can anyone help please?

    5 AnswersUnited Kingdom8 years ago
  • New TV doesn't have 5V antenna power option?

    We have bought a new TV for our bedroom, it's arrived and we've just realised that it does not have a 5V antenna power option so not picking up any channels. It will only work if TV in lounge is switched on - obviously this is not ideal.

    Have looked on the internet for ways around this but finding it all a bit confusing and not sure what we can do to sort it.

    Anyone else had this problem before and know how to fix it?

    Many thanks

    1 AnswerTiVO & DVRs8 years ago
  • How to make top part of baby mobile?

    Please can anyone help me with how I go about making the top part of a baby mobile? I have made the parts that will hang but not sure how to make the top part so that it looks professional/nice. So far, my parts are looking great so want something decent to hang them from. I have some wire that I could shape but so far, what I've tried looks naff.

    Any ideas on what will look good and is easy to do?


    1 AnswerNewborn & Baby8 years ago
  • TEFL course financial help?

    My partner would love to do a TEFL course but at present he is the main bread winner. I am self employed and about to go on maternity leave (baby due in 4wks). I will then be receiving approximately £130 a week stat. mat. pay.

    He currently works in a well paid job but it's only temporary and his contract ends in December. So, he will need to find new employment.... but ideally he really wants to teach.

    Does anyone know if we would get any financial support whilst he did a TEFL course? Obviously, he would not be able to do it if not as we can no way survive off of my small mat. allowance.


    1 AnswerFinancial Services8 years ago
  • Alice In Wonderland Nursery - Wall stencils?

    I want to do an Alice In Wonderland themed nursery. Can't go too mad, small room and hardly any money.

    I'm thinking light blue/turquoise curtains, birdcage light shade with tea cups in? And I finally I want to make some silhouette shapes of the characters in blue to attach to the walls. I am in rented accommodation so can't paint them on the walls - what is the best material to use in order to make something decent for the walls?

    5 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling8 years ago
  • Which is cheaper? Full electric kettle boiled or GCH for an hour?

    Okay, so I have been trying to find this out on line for aaaaages now and all I can find out about is boiling a kettle on a gas hob which isn't helpful to me.

    I've just moved in to a property with GCH - hurrah! We're used to boiling an electric kettle to do our washing up which when I last checked would cost about 14p a pop.

    What I want to know is, would it be cheaper for us to carry on doing this or would it be cheaper to stick the GCH on for an hour in order to get hot water?

    Any thoughts most welcome thanks!

    4 AnswersAlternative Fuel Vehicles8 years ago
  • New tenancy saying tenant responsible for annual service of boiler?

    This seems a bit tight to me! We are about to sign a tenancy agreement for a new house and in it it states that the tenant is responsible for organising and paying for the boiler to get serviced each year.

    I have checked with the letting agent and they have said that this is correct and that the 'all of the landlord's properties requires this.

    I'm quite miffed as I always thought that it should be the landlord's responsibility seeing as it's his house and his boiler. Thing is, everything is ready to go ahead - we have handed in notice at current place and move in in 2 weeks time so we are going to have to sign this tenancy. Just seems a bit rubbish to me :(

    5 AnswersRenting & Real Estate8 years ago
  • Knitting: How many stitches for baby blanket using Point 5 yarn 12 needles?

    I have some gorgeous Point 5 colinette yarn in two different colours so would like to make a striped baby blanket. I've only ever knitted scarves so not sure how many stitches I need to cast on in order to make the right size for a baby blanket. I don't want it too thin and looking like a scarf!

    Can I ask - will I be able to make a reasonably wide blanket for a baby using a size 12 needle?


    4 AnswersHobbies & Crafts8 years ago
  • Trickle Vents - do they allow in the cold?

    Our letting agent is wanting to fit trickle vents in to our double glazed windows due to condensation/damp in order to allow air in to the property (even though we air it every day!). I just wanted to know if this is going to make it cold? We already have a permanent cold breeze coming in to the house from somewhere and I'm worried that this is going to make it worse?

    We air it throughout the day but worried that we'll be 'aired' in the evenings too and it'll make it freezing!?

    Sorry - don't know much about then hence the question.

    5 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs9 years ago
  • Working Tax Credits- Sent 2 forms now in August! Not heard anything!?

    Please can anyone help me. Is it normal to still be waiting to hear back whether we qualify for working tax credits?

    The trouble is, as it's been 4 months - my partner is now in full time work!!!

    Situation is: He works 37.5hrs a week but on only £6.50ph. I am self employed and only earning £90-120 a week (working 40+ hours a week too!), sometimes I earn nothing per week.

    Would we qualify for anything now? I am also currently paying back £40 a month for a working tax overpayment. We are really struggling and it's making me feel sick.

    I would call them but it took me days and days of trying to get through back in August for them to say they'd send out a form. They did, I spent hours completing it - sent it off then a couple of weeks later they sent me another one the same! I am still waiting to hear back but this seems like a long time to wait.

    Do you think we are able to get any help now as I am on a very low wage - and shall we just forget this past claim?


    1 AnswerUnited Kingdom9 years ago
  • Any rabbit bonding services in or near Exeter, Devon?

    We don't drive so it would need to be quite local to this area.

    If anyone has any details of anyone then please kindly reply.

    Many thanks

    1 AnswerOther - Pets9 years ago
  • Contents Insurance for Self employed home craft worker?

    Help! I'm trying to get a new policy, a cheaper one and used I found the cheapest one and called the company to arrange. The kept me on hold for ages then came back and said that none of their insurers wanted to insure me because I had a business from home!

    It's not a business, I am a self employed home craft worker - I do piece work for a company who collects it from me and drops it off. No money is passed as it gets paid straight in to my bank account.

    Does anyone know why they refused? Surely I'd be great seeing as I'm at home 24/7!?

    Anyone else know what I can do? I need to sort out insurance today - and it needs to be cheap as piece rate home work isn't well paid.

    Many thanks

    3 AnswersInsurance9 years ago
  • Legal advice: Contact Lenses starving eyes of oxygen?

    My boyfriend had a horrific time the other day - he couldn't see and I had to guide him to A&E.

    He was trying out some new lenses which Vision Express kept asking him to try out. Anyways, it turns out that they aren't shaped correctly and were starving his eyes on oxygen. He's now having to put anti biotic drops in to his eyes are he still can't see correctly.

    We both lost pay as unable to work.

    Anything we can do? I don't like the thought that these lenses are out there potentially damaging peoples eyes!!

    3 AnswersOptical9 years ago
  • Are all iPhones the same size/shape?

    I have an iPhone 3GS and wanted to know if all other types of iPhones are the same size? I am making iPhone socks so wanted to know if the one's that I made to fit my 3GS would fit other iPhones?

    Also, what other phones are there? 3, 3GS and 4....?


    4 AnswersMobile Phones & Plans9 years ago
  • Self Employed - Paying National Insurance Contributions?

    I have recently registered as self employed (as from 30th June 2011). I finally received a letter from HMRC acknowledging this and saying about what happens next (that I will receive notice about completely my tax return which I assume won't be until March 2012 time)?

    I was hoping that with this letter it would tell me how to go about paying NI contributions but it doesn't.

    I have just spent a bit of time looking on their website and it says about quoting a NI contributions unique number which I do not have.

    Does anyone know how I get this or do I need to just sit and wait some more?

    I am new to this and have had no help what so ever. I do not want to get in to trouble by not doing things right and do not want to leave my NI contributions until months and months down the line when I'll be expected to pay loads as on a very low wage.


    4 AnswersUnited Kingdom9 years ago