SoapScentsations' Profile

About

The abbreviated me:
My loves: 3 great men! My husband and two boys!
"Christ who strengthens me"
Crafting/Artwork/all things artsy
Chocolate
Herbal Tea
A great bar of soap!
Making people happy
I LOVE Etsy!!!

My dislikes: doing dishes and cleaning toilets!

A longer version:

I am a "semi-professional" full-time mom, part time soap maker, and crafter/artisian of all types. There aren't many art forms that I haven't at least tried once. I can't knit or crochet (I have tried on numerous occasions)....I should add that I just discovered the knitting LOOM and THIS I CAN DO!! so excited, but I love to paint, draw, sew, mosaic, scrap...just to…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 7
  • Joined February 11, 2008

Favorite materials

soap, stick blender, fabric, paper, sharpies, spray paint, and my ever, trusty hot glue gun

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About

The abbreviated me:
My loves: 3 great men! My husband and two boys!
"Christ who strengthens me"
Crafting/Artwork/all things artsy
Chocolate
Herbal Tea
A great bar of soap!
Making people happy
I LOVE Etsy!!!

My dislikes: doing dishes and cleaning toilets!

A longer version:

I am a "semi-professional" full-time mom, part time soap maker, and crafter/artisian of all types. There aren't many art forms that I haven't at least tried once. I can't knit or crochet (I have tried on numerous occasions)....I should add that I just discovered the knitting LOOM and THIS I CAN DO!! so excited, but I love to paint, draw, sew, mosaic, scrap...just to name a few. I have a degree in secondary speech/theatre education that I have yet to use in a monetary sense. I do think it helped prepare me for what was to come with raising kids (especially a very DRAMATIC five-year old). Being home with my kiddos is the single most important thing for me. If the whole soap thing ever interferes with that I will definitely close shop. I spend my days keeping up with my two boys, 8 and 5, and all their activities, trying to teach them how to be nice young men, keeping our house in a somewhat functional state, and keeping my Etsy shop up and running. I am an active member (president) of my sons PTL and our church. I spend my spare time (oh wait--I don't have any) reading---it's been awhile since I picked up a book that had more than 5 words to a page. Ah well, such is life.

About my work and Etsy shop:

I feel very new to ETSY, but find I love it more every day. There are so many ways to promote your work and share ideas with all the other creative people on ETSY. A friend of mine told me about ETSY a couple months after I launched my home-based business "Soap Scent-sations". I just loved all the work on ETSY so much; it felt like home to me, that I decided I would give it a go. Creating beautiful, fun, yet useful things for other people brings me great pleasure. I don't think I would enjoy it as much if I were just making them for myself and my family. Sharing is part of it. Making something with my two hands that someone else can enjoy. It is kind of like sending part of yourself out in each bar.

What sparks new ideas for me:

There are lots of things that give me ideas for another soap. The whole soap-making idea came from trying to find a soap my youngest could use without breaking out. So my kids are definitely inspiration to me. Interesting molds give me ideas. I've used everything from traditional soap molds to the plastic toys come in to make soaps. A favorite of my kids were the LEGO Star Wars character soaps I made for them. And just colors in general can make me grin. My whole shop is pretty colorful, especially the bath poofs. Those are my favorite soaps to make and use. That is mostly because they are really simple. Single colors, single scents, and it has a bath net in it that makes it ready to use as soon as you hit the shower.

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