Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good things have come my way...

Good Thing No. 1 - Jen, of The Hand Crafted Cottage blog sent me a convo yesterday telling me she included Latherati in a lovely blog post...all about soap and soapmaking. Check it out HERE Thank you Jen :-)

Good Thing No. 2 - Latherati will be at the MayDay Underground Craft & Arts Show in Rochester, NY, Saturday, May 1st. Follow your nose to the Latherati booth!!!

Good Thing No. 3 - You will soon find Latherati's Jane Austen bath & body products at the Jane Austen Centre Gift Shop in Bath, England! I'm getting a package together this week. Yay, I'm international!

Oh, and last but not least...I received a convo from a customer that will be the inspiration for the next Latherati Challenge. Be on the look out for it in the next week or so.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

This crazy life

So, it's been awhile since I've blogged. Care to hear my excuse? Well, just hear me out. I'll keep it short.

I had plans to move out of my soon-to-be ex-husbands house. Thought I found a great house to rent...signed the lease, boxed up my treasures and was geared up for the big move. Moving day came...learned about the pit bull next door that escapes often enough to corner and scare the wits out of my new neighbor. That was red-flag number one. There were others but I won't go into detail. To make a long story short, I lugged my prized possessions back home and am sitting tight until something better comes along.

One good thing that came out of this debacle...I reorganized my soap studio. It may be short lived but it's set up to allow for maximum organization. Here are a few pics. I always love to see how everyone's workspace is set up so thought you might like to see mine. Of course, all the soapmaking is done in the kitchen but this room is where I sit and think, blend, package and ponder. And when I need a break, I sit down at my piano (to the left of the bookcase) and belt out a few tunes.

my desk

supplies

Finished product


my new mailing station. I didn't have one before. This makes it SO easy.

I know you are all probably anxious for the next Challenge and don't you worry, I have an idea brewing, perfect for summer.