You see it all started several years back, I started a business, Whiffy Bean Bags. My big kids were just 3 and 1 at the time and probably at first had little knowledge of what I did with my time. For the rest of the world, I spent a lot of time online researching and investigating, I spent countless hours sewing, Dad spent many hours cutting fabric for me as I totally suck at cutting and measuring and not to mention all the time I spent packaging items and going to the Post Office!
As we continued along, the big kids got older and it was clear they enjoyed their parts of the business. The Boy loved and still loves going to a fabric store, he is a softie for all fabrics and one of his favorite past times is picking out fabrics and having me make him new blankets. (don’t tell his guy friends) Big Girl became super interested in sewing but I never did make the jump into getting her a machine. She also seemed and still seems to enjoy the business part of running a business. She is about costs and picture taking and sales.
As this business was flourishing and the kids were getting even older and even more aware of what was going on, Dad decided to take a stab at soap making. He spent his hours of researching and concocting and testing all the while the big kids watched. Not long after he started, both kids started getting hyped up about making soap..they wanted to buy their own ingredients and pick the scents. They enjoyed making soap for their teachers and friends and the idea hit us!
Due to may outside influences not under our control, we made the tearful decision to close Whiffy Bean Bags. (maybe there will be another post some time about it but basically you can blame on the lead laws) but we had a new plan. Big Girl and I would start a soap business! (yes there are rules and regulation and laws we will follow but we won’t have to pay $1,500 to test each and every item we make like we would with Whiffy Bean Bags, but again that is another topic.) We currently are still in our testing stages and do not anticipate opening until Spring 2011.
We will post more next Thursday about our humble beginnings and will plan to make Thursdays our Fubble Bath Post Day! If you are not already a fan, please come by Fubble Bath on FB. You may find our link on the right hand side of the blog!
2 responses to “Telling our tale…”
I used to have a handmade soap business! I loved it and it was such a creative outlet! But I was a single mom at the time and couldn't focus soley on it. I hope you and your family love it! It's great when people enjoy the things you make!MargaretHttp://thegoodthebadthefamily.bloodspot.com
Thanks Margaret! We do enjoy it, maybe you can get back into it again some day.