Saturday, September 5, 2009
Artisan Feature - Carvel Country Soaps
It is important to show the world the charm of handcrafted items, and I plan to do this one artist at a time. Today I feature Carvel Country Soaps from Alberta, Canada. Below you can find her interview:
1. What is the first memory of crafting that you can recall?
I remember as a child, being no more than 6 or 7, helping my mom's friend sew doll clothes for my cabbage patch kids. I remember being thrilled to choose the materials for each outfit from her scraps and then see those scraps become something. It was very fascinating for me.
2. What are some of your favorite past times?
When I am not making soaps and things, I enjoy reading, golfing, curling, and scrapbooking.
3. What do you specialize in?
I specialize in handmade, paraben free bath and body products.
4. What made you decide to open up a shop on Etsy?
Let's face it, those of us with shops on Etsy are there to sell, I saw opening up my shop as a way to get my products more exposure. The friendships and daily chats are an added bonus, I've met so many fantastic people because of Etsy.
5. How did you choose your shop name?
Carvel Country Soapworks- I live in a rural setting near the hamlet of Carvel & I make soap and other goodies. I love my shop name, it really ties everything together.
6. What are your hopes for the future?
Over the past few years I have seen tremendous growth in Carvel Country Soapworks both locally and on Etsy & I hope this trend continues. I am hoping to expand my product lines as well as add additional wholesale accounts.
7. How do you feel about custom orders?
I love custom orders! I offer a number of fragrances and colors and will gladly put custom orders together. I have worked with a number of customers for various events such as baby showers, weddings, birthdays as well.
8. Try to sum up your workspace in as few words as possible.
Bright, Spacious, my escape.
You can visit Carvel Country Soaps' Etsy Shop here:
And you can send Krysta a message via the Etsy Convo system or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Krysta is also offering a 10% discount for my blog readers! Just enter the promotion code: "BLOG" in the comments to seller at checkout. Just in time for the upcoming holidays! It is not too early to buy your loved ones gifts - and you can't beat handmade either!
JUMBO Crayon Soap Set
Coconut-Lemongrass Bath and Body Bar
JUMBO Goat Milk Soap Bar
All available at http://www.carvelcountrysoaps.etsy.com
Thank you so much for reading!