Soap Wish: We’d like it to grow into a full time business in the future, but for now we’re doing it part-time while we continue to learn the craft.
Anne-Marie: I love your Etsy site! Do you have any other outlets for selling? Farmers Markets, craft shows, etc?
Soap Wish: Thank you again! We’ve done a few small craft shows and we’ve also sold quite a bit through word of mouth. We love to have people come back to us or send their friends, it really makes our day.
Anne-Marie: Your soaps are so creative and detailed. How do you have the time to put so much detail into all of your soaps? What type of things do you outsource?
Soap Wish: I wrote this description of creativity in our house awhile ago and it pretty much sums it up:
The Man: “I finally finished my scale model of the Taj Mahal made out of 4 toothpicks and two pieces of tape”
The Boy: “Do you think it’s okay the dog ate my experiment? You know- the one I had growing in the sink?”
Now, who do you think makes the intricate soap designs? As for outsourcing, I’m pretty much focused on exploiting my husband’s talent at this point.
Anne-Marie: Your chocolate soaps look so realistic (and delicious). How much practice did it take to perfect these tiny pieces of art?
Soap Wish: We tried quite a few different techniques before we hit on one that gave us the look we wanted. The next step was getting it to the point where we could count on the same result each time. Let’s just say there was some waste involved.
Anne-Marie: Your chocolate soap is so convincing that one would think you’ve actually made chocolate before. Where did you get your inspiration for your fabulous chocolate creations?
Soap Wish: There is a really great bakery not far from us that carries fabulous chocolates as well as baked goods. We (okay, I) love stopping in there to look at all the great things they come up with. One day we decided to see what we could do using soap instead of chocolate. We had never made chocolate before, but now that we’ve made chocolate soap we’d really like to try making the real thing one day. Of course, that’s the day I start on the road to weighing 1,000 pounds…not enough willpower.
Want to hear more about Soap Wish? Check back in Monday for another round of Q & A with Sheila.
Vinca Leaf Quilts says
Um, those are like TOTALLY beautiful!!! GAAAAAAH!
These are amazingly creative!!! And now I know what to get for my mom and sister, who already have everything! 🙂
I’m amazed at the designs and of course curious o how they were achieved. I could and would never have the patience for something so detailed. Beautiful!
Teresa R says
The chocolate soaps…oh my goodness!!!! And LOL at her comment about weighing 1000 pounds; that’s one reason I’d refrain from making chocolates (even though I really would love to). It’s bad enough that I bake so much in the winter that I do gain a few pounds.
I think it’s so cool that Sheila’s dh works with her! My dh still thinks I’m insane for loving soaps as much as I do.
Peace, Love & Soap says
Those soaps are amazing! It’s so nice to hear other peoples’ stories of how they started. I feel kind of like i’m in a rut, lately. Does that ever happen to you? Any suggestions?
I’m not sure if it’s proper for me to jump in here, but I just have to say thank you!!
The only downside is that after reading all the wonderful comments the man feels he deserves an apprentice. A 22 year old blonde apprentice from some eastern European country..strickly business of course. 🙂
Thank you for all your support!!
I am in awe. That is simply amazing! Some people ooze talent and creativity and they are obviously dripping with it!
It's astonishing to me to learn that there are so many talented fellow soapers who have so much vision into the future of crafting such magnificent soaps.
I LOVE this place!!!
Sunnie's Soaps & Soy Candles
I can honestly say I am not easily
impressed but I am so impressed
by this dynamic duo’s creations.
This is so incredible that i might drop candles and make soap only,,,
but the part about the patience of a gnat migtht blight the ointment
as it were……
what a piece of art.
and, i am not easily impressed with packaging but their’s rocks
plain and simple
and oh so elegant!
Melanie D says
These soaps are Amazing! So creative…makes me want to go make something!
The soaps are beautiful. The detail is amazing and the packaging is well thought out and elegant.
Yay! Not only are Soap Wish’s soaps amazingly innovative, but Sheila is so nice, too. Their blog is so cool – definitely check it out! http://www.soap-wish.blogspot.com/
Wow and wow! Those are fabulous! And to have a hubby that can help is an extra bonus! Thanks for sharing the interview.