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« on: August 14, 2010 01:01:32 AM »

Bath and Beauty Featured Member

The latest featured member for the Bath and Beauty Board is....mcook72677! Mandy is a fabulous soapmaker (I know, I have some of her soap in my bathroom right now!) She has been a member of Craftster since August 2007 and posts her fabulous projects all over Craftster. She also won the Eco-Friendly/All Natural B&B Challenge!




Q: Why (and when) did you begin making Bath and Body items?

A: My ex-bf's mom made these melt and pour soaps for some Dr. Laura charity thingy and I was like "it would be super cool to make soap from scratch."  So we both started making REAL soap and haven't stopped since.  That was about 10 years ago and I still love it.


Q: What is your B&B philosophy (as far as all-natural, animal products, etc)?

A:  Being free from plastic packaging is one of my main goals.  Plastic sucks!!


Q: Besides soap, what other B&B items do you make?

A: Occasionally I make bath fizzies, creams, solid lotions, and lip balms.


Q: How did your first soap making project (or lotion, bath bomb, etc) go for you?

A: MASHED POTATOES!!  That is what my first soap making experience was like.  I was so disappointed that I tossed it.  Now I know that it probably could have been saved somehow. 


Q: What is your favorite B&B project on Craftster that you posted?

A: My white trash beer soap because it won me a t-shirt.  The beer soaps that I make now are less white trash because I moved up from Keystone to Bell's. 

White Trash Beer Soap




Q: What is your favorite B&B project on Craftster that someone else has posted? 

A: simplyorganic's sugar cube scrubs look amazing but I think all of her posts look pretty amazing. 

A few new Sweets




Q: What is your favorite non-B&B project on Craftster that you have posted? 

A: The snake is my favorite non-B&B project of mine because it was made for my daughter and she loved it so very much.

Check Out My Big Snake




Q: What is your favorite non-B&B project on Craftster that someone else has posted? 

A: I love, love, love this rug by subloke!!!  It is just gorgeous.

Felted Stone Rug




Because I love gratuitous pictures, here are a few more of my favorite mcook projects!

Imperfect Rainbow Cake



Eight Loaves of New Soap








Burlap Coffee House Apron




Freezer Paper Sewing Machine




Horsetail Butter Sticks




Mandy, thank you so much for answering these questions and sharing about yourself with the Craftster community!


If there is someone you would like to see featured on the Bath & Beauty Board or the Purses, Bags, and Wallets Board, please feel free to shoot me a pm!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010 06:56:56 PM »

that's my girl!!!

Awesome write up!! And Ive NEVER seen that felt stone rug before..cute!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010 06:24:25 AM »

Omigosh, the big snake is blowing my mind.  Congrats, mcook!  You rock!
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010 08:01:38 PM »

I want to thank all of the little people that made this possible! LOL
Seriously thanks for all of the kind words and thanks to you MareMare for the recognition!!! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010 11:56:51 PM »

I want to thank all of the little people that made this possible! LOL
Seriously thanks for all of the kind words and thanks to you MareMare for the recognition!!! 

Thanks to YOU for being an awesome possum! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010 08:43:46 AM »

I love that pepple rug!!

Your soaps & packaging are very nice also!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010 09:04:34 AM »

Great interview! I think I'm going to have to spend some time wisting some B&B products today! I love your apron as well!
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010 10:14:57 AM »

Nice post! I love the rug too...And the soaps looks amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010 01:49:53 PM »

That snake is absolutely darling!!! Is it filled with stuffing so it's like a pillow or filled with beans/rice to be a sort of beanbag?
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011 10:34:08 AM »

Great!
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