Christina Caretti / Torch Illumination-Leavenworth
Christina Caretti was born and raised in the rainy Pacific Northwest. She has always had a passion for crafting and cooking, so naturally when a passion for candle maker at Torch Illumination came open, she jumped on it. She loved learning how to make candles and using her creative side. When the previous owner talked about selling the business for other pursuits, she knew she had to take over. Being an entrepreneur her whole adult life, things with Torch flowed naturally. She has been able to quench her creative thirst while still enjoying her free time on a small hobby farm in Omak, WA. When she is not mixing up new candle ideas, she enjoys riding her horses, hiking in the back country and gardening.
Anne Bloom / Seattle Sundries - Seattle
Anne takes pride in making her soaps using all natural base ingredients, and the scents used are natural essential oils. (nothing synthetic found in these soaps.) The designs for her packaging are also made by Anne using 'traditional' tools, like pencil and paper along with computer programs, printers and die-cut machines. Each tin of soap has a different theme and inside is a little story about what that particular soap could be good for. A little bit of humor and a love for the simple things in life are poured into each one.
Chris Ballew / Casper Babypants - Seattle
The music of Caspar Babypants is a mixture of old traditional songs, nursery rhymes and original compositions. Ballew takes old familiar tunes and finds ways to update them so that they both retain their original charm and feel modern and personal. HIs wife, artist Kate Endle, does all the artwork for his CD covers.