Disclaimer: Seller Spotlights are hand selected by the ArtFire Staff and contacted personally. We ask sellers to tell us a bit more about themselves and their business through their own eyes.
“I enjoy making items that are both pretty and practical.”
Assorted Rainbow Dishcloths by Ewenique Essentials
is my little shop of handcrafted luxury soaps and unique accessories hand made in Florida. My name is Debbie Lamb, and I enjoy making items that are both pretty and practical. Over the years I have tried my hand at just about every type of handwork that involved a needle and colorful thread or yarn. My mother taught me to sew when I was a teenager. From her I learned attention to detail, neatness, and careful execution.
Later I began quilting and made dozens of quilts and quilted wall hangings. Now I enjoy making smaller projects like quilted zipper pouches and hot pads. After I was married, my mother-in-law, who had emigrated from Europe as a young adult after World War II, taught me how to knit. When she was no longer able to continue knitting, she gave me many of her patterns and needles, which I now use to make beautiful fingerless gloves and scarves, as well as dish cloths in a variety of colors.
Knitted Fingerless Gloves by EweniqueEssentials
“I read that some curly girls used natural soap bars to clean their hair.”
In addition to being a quilter and a knitter, I am also a soap maker. Several years ago I learned that the best way to care for curly hair was to avoid using shampoos which contain harsh detergents. I read that some “curly girls” used natural soap bars to clean their hair. I became intrigued in learning how to make soap, and after months of research I made my first batch. Today I love the process of soap making, the benefits of using natural soap and the artistic element involved in making something so practical that is also a delight to the senses. My luxury soaps are made with good for your skin ingredients. “Ewes Soap” is a play on words because everyone should “use soap.”
Lavender Half Sized Soaps by EweniqueEssentials
“I have been learning about SEO, branding, product description writing and photography.”
Happily married for over 32 years, I have been a dedicated teacher to my four children. After 20 some years of homeschooling, three of my children have graduated from college and are beginning their own careers. My youngest has two years left of high school at home, and I have much more time now for crafting. As my full time job of homeschooling comes to an end, I wanted a new challenge, to learn new skills, and grow in other areas. It was on a soap making forum that I learned about a new online selling venue called ArtFire, and in March 2010 I opened my ArtFire shop. Besides creating new products, I have been learning about SEO, branding, product description writing and photography.
Unscented Goatmeal Soap by EweniqueEssentials
My goal is to provide a wonderful handmade product, a pleasant online shopping experience and excellent customer service. ArtFire has provided the storefront and the necessary tools. I am thankful for other ArtFire artisans who have been a tremendous source of help, encouragement, and inspiration. Whether sewing, knitting, or making soap, I enjoy creating a handmade item that is useful and unique, pretty and practical, and an affordable luxury. It gives me great satisfaction to make things which combine the elements of simple beauty, creativity and usefulness.
Debbie Lamb at Home wearing one of her Knitted Scarves
Some of us at ArtFire got to meet Debbie in person when she visited Maker House/ ArtFire Headquarters last month! She wrote this blog
to commemorate the experience. Thanks to Debbie and all other Maker House supporters for being a part of making this artisan maker space possible. Little did we know that while we were featuring her in a blog, she was also doing the same!