Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Member Feature: Barefoot Soaps

Tell us a little about your shop.
Barefoot Soaps sells handmade glycerin soaps and bath bombs. Every bar is handmade from top quality ingredients that are great for your skin!

What brought you to etsy?
I discovered Etsy when I was planning my wedding. After I was done with wedding related shopping, I started browsing for everyday handmade things and fell in love. I had been making soaps and bath products for about a year for friends and family and thought I would give Etsy a try!

How long have you been crafting?
I’ve been soaping for a little over a year, but I LOVE to create so I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember!

What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
My Vanilla Cuppies. They smell JUST like vanilla cupcakes, and they have added cocoa butter to keep your skin silky smooth. I also love our Massage Bars.

What is your "day job?"
I am vocal music director for 6-12th grade. I teach three choirs as well as middle school general music. Crafting after school is like therapy for me.

Where do you find inspiration?
The outdoors. I find delicious outdoor scented fragrance oils and let my imagination go. I also love finding untraditional things to use as soap molds. I also LOVE getting inspired by foods. I also decorate cake, cupcakes, and cookies (another one of my crafting hobbies) so I’m constantly looking for molds and fragrance oils that remind me of baking.
What is one thing you wish you could do better?
I really wish I could sew. My grandmother is an amazing seamstress and she tried to teach me growing up, but I could never really catch on. I would love to be able to sew!

What is one crafting tool you couldn't live without?
My silicone soap molds. They make unmolding soap so much easier, and last so much longer than traditional molds!

What is your favorite book/movie/song?
I don’t really have favorite books, more like favorite authors. I LOVE Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson and Stuart Woods. I also love the Harry Potter series. My favorite movies are Star Wars. I also LOVED Avatar and the new Alice in Wonderland! Being a musician, it’s so hard to name a favorite song. There are too many!

Where else can we find you?
I’m on Twitter at @barefootsoaps

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