Beakers, test tubes and strange goos make her bedroom office look like a mad scientist lab, but her experiments are rather simple. Megan Green makes soap. Not ordinary soap, mind you, but awesome, hand-poured soap shaped like grenades, cassette tapes and doll heads. The mind behind Stinkybomb Soaps shared more about art, craft and keeping things out of reach of her two-year-old daughter.

Beakers, test tubes and strange goos make her bedroom office look like a mad scientist lab, but her experiments are rather simple. Megan Green makes soap. Not ordinary soap, mind you, but awesome, hand-poured soap shaped like grenades, cassette tapes and doll heads. The mind behind Stinkybomb Soaps shared more about art, craft and keeping things out of reach of her two-year-old daughter.

I'm originally from Lima. We moved here when I was probably 13 or 14. Lima's just not the most ideal place to grow up. My mom was a single mom, and she just decided to bring my brothers and me here. We grew up on the West Side.

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When I was growing up, I wanted to be a fashion photographer. I always had friends who wanted to be models, and I never thought I was that kind of person. I always thought, "Well, I like taking pictures."

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I've always been kind of crafty. I made these plush dolls for about two years. They started as a gag gift for Halloween. They were cute, but they kind of had a creepy undertone. Before that, I'd done photography in school, ceramics in school. I taught myself to crochet.

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The best advice I've ever received is always work hard for a paycheck. My grandma told me that.

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The Stinkybomb concept started because my husband is a World War II re-enactor as a hobbyist. He started making replicas of the items he and his friends use on their mock battlefields. When I was home with my daughter for the first six months, I thought how funny it would be if I took one of those molds and made it into a bar of soap.

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My husband and I have a very yin-yang relationship. He's very much into military, arsenal things, gun-collecting. I'm a little more liberal-minded. We have a really weird sense of humor.

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My most popular soap is made from an American WWII grenade. When I'm out in public doing shows, some people appreciate the sense of humor, and some people are completely aghast. I don't make a hard sell.

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My favorite thing about Columbus is that it's a very supportive city for the arts. I'm just amazed at how much love there is and how much support there is for the arts.

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The crafting community is also really interesting. Everyone's your competition. You're right next to the person, and we're both trying to sell something at the end of the day. But at the same time, you joke around with them, have a beer.

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Something people might not know about me is that I'm actually a nice person. I come across as really sarcastic and kind of mean, but deep down I'm a real softie.

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At the moment, three things I can't live without are diapers, my cell phone and the internet.

Know someone doing cool things around Columbus? E-mail John Ross at jross@columbusalive.com.