Introduce Yourself: Hi! I'm Gail Cutts- soap artisan who loves all things natural!
What is the name of your shop and how long have you been open? My shop- Soap Cutts Handmade Soap has been open for just over a year
Where can people find you and your products? I sell my product at the Saskatoon Farmers Market so customers are directed from my Facebook page directly to my Etsy site. I also sell from my Instagram account too.
What's been your best Etsy experience? I don't have one significant Etsy experience but know each interaction is an opportunity to connect with the larger community who support locally handmade products. I'm a people person so love sharing my interest in natural soap products.
Introduce Yourself: Hi! I am a stay at home mom, or as I like to put it, a Domestic Engineer, and I live Lashburn, Sask, a small town near Lloydminster. I have a teenage daughter and an 11 year old son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder.
How did you get started ? I started making candles when my son was small because I wanted to help supplement my husband's income and I wanted to be able to stay at home at the same time. I started making soap about 3 years ago because I was always fascinated by the whole process of it and how all all the ingredients benefit our lives. I also love knowing how much people love what I make and knowing that I made it myself, with my own two hands.
Where can people find you online?
What do you like about selling on Etsy? I really love that I don't have to do all the maintenance and work like I do with having my own website, and also that Etsy has a good traffic base already established, so it is easier for my product to be seen through Etsy.
What brought you to Etsy? The fact that it is mostly all handmade products. And that it is so easy to work with
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about your shop or yourself? I love creating! I am always willing to try new things, and to make something by request. If there is something that people want and I don't have it in my shop, please let me know and I will do my best to make it for them!
Introduce Yourself: My name is Lindsay Buhay. I am originially from Prince Albert but have been in Saskatoon since 2008. I always thought I wasn't crafty at all. I can't sew, draw, paint or do pottery. But greatly admired people who could. As I got older I began to try new things and discovered I am crafty after all. I am constantly trying new things. Some I fail at and some work out. Sometimes the opposite of what I thought going into the project. I have discovered a new love for making things and I look forward to never running out of the things to try and possibly fail at.
What's Your Shop's Name? My stores name is Spa Stuff. Simple and describes exactly what I want to portray. To me a Spa is anything we can do to pamper ourselves and take some much needed me time.
What do you make/sell? How do you make it? I make yummy smelling things for your bath. Bath salts, Milk Baths, Bath Teas all scented with herbs and oils. I have recently started to experiment with Sugar Scrubs, Body Butters and lotion bars. I am continually trying new things and hope to have a wider variety in my store soon.
How did you get started? I got started making sugar scrubs and some bath salts for myself and gift for Christmas. They starting to become more popular and so it just snowballed until now I find myself trying to turn it into a business instead of a hobby.
Where can people find you online?
My facebook is https://www.facebook.com/LindsaysSpaStuff
Instagram is https://instagram.com/lindsaysspastuff/
What do you like about selling on Etsy? Even though I haven't gotten any sales yet I like the sense of team. It has allowed me to reconnect with a friend from the past and I have learned so much by reading the boards. Everyone wants everyone to succeed and its a great environment to learn in.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about your shop or yourself? Just that I value feedback. Please check out my shop and feel free to offer suggestions to improve. I love learning from other people and their shops.
Thanks for giving me this opportunity!