Barn Cat Creations
Born and raised in Washington, Diana Kralovic has been a Skagitonian for just shy of 15 years. In 2017 Diana founded Barn Cat Creations, as a way to help her heal from a bout of postpartum depression. Diana says that she needed a way to be Diana again instead of “just” a wife and mom. “My family gifted me a soapmaking class,” Diana says, “and after lots of experiments, tests and trial and error, I began selling!”
Barn Cat Creations has since grown into a local business focused on sustainable, effective and eco-friendly products that are good for our bodies and good for the earth. Besides soaps, Barn Cat Creations offers facial oils, a hair rinse, and various household friendly products on their website. Diana’s products are now sold coast to coast through online orders as well as in local markets. From adorable cat shaped soaps, to whimsical winter themed items, and even a Skagit Valley Tulip Festival official soap, Diana’s creativity is apparent in all of her creations.
Diana’s products be found locally at Perry & Carlson, Schuh Farms, Skagit Acres, The Skagit Valley Food Coop, Tulip Town and more. This fall and winter you can also find Barn Cat Creations at the following local holiday markets in the Skagit Valley: The Burlington-Edison Craft Fair on November 4th, The Nutcracker Holiday Show in Anacortes from November 9-12, and The Valley Made Market holiday show December 8-10.
Diana says she avoids using plastics as much as possible, She chooses sustainable ingredients and packaging materials as much as she can, and every business decision is made with the planet in mind. If it doesn’t work, if she wouldn’t use it on her own kids, and if it isn’t easy on the earth, it will not be sold by Barn Cat.
We recently asked Diana what her favorite Skagit grown crop was: “I should probably say the really beautiful and iconic crops like the tulips, or blueberries, but honestly, it’s probably potatoes. I love a good potato burrito, mashed potatoes, french fries, you name it!” says Diana.
We’re grateful to have the support of Barn Cat Creations for the Genuine Skagit Valley program and are proud to feature Diana as this week’s #GSVMemberMonday feature. Thank you, Diana and Barn Cat Creations!