Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 2010 Challenge - Give me Gothic CLOSED - Winner to be announced June 3, 2010

The Challenge is now closed and a winner has been chosen via
The winning book is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Thank you to everyone for leaving comments!

Time for a new Challenge here at the Latherati blog! I received a convo from a reader requesting a gothic scent so what better way to find a fantastic gothic read than by offering a Challenge?

Just leave a comment with your suggestion for a gothic novel, including author. Be sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you win. I'll use a Random Number Generator to choose a winner.

The winner will receive one bar of soap inspired by the winning book, along with another bar of their choosing. Challenge ends June 2, 2010, 9pm, EST.

*** Photography courtesy of my friend, Jeffrey Montalbano. Click on any of the pics to check out his photos on Flickr :-) ***

Friday, May 7, 2010


It's Friday and I'm looking forward to the weekend. My son's 7th birthday party is tomorrow and that means more Bionicles, Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Legos and Bakugan toys. Typical boy :-)

Latherati's first craft show, the MayDay Underground in Rochester, NY, was a success. I had such a great time meeting so many talented crafters & artists. Here is my booth. The venue was awesome...the basement of an old warehouse.

The checkout table with my new knucklebuster

I finally made my Alice in Wonderland soap. It'll be ready in 4 weeks. The top color wasn't exactly what I was going for. I wanted more of an orange color but I think this works. I named it Curiouser...from Alice's quote "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice.

Curiouser - sweet orange marmalade, white cake, tea and a smidge of black pepper.

This week I'll be making more dry oil body sprays. I love the feel of this oil. It's light, non-greasy and lightly scented. Try spraying it on right after your shower prior to drying off. With the hot weather coming, you can also keep it in the fridge so when those dog days of summer have you wishing for a cool down, a few sprays should do the trick.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mayday Underground

My daughter helped out at the MayDay Underground Show in Rochester. She put together this little video. Grab your bucket of popcorn and enjoy :-)