Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blood of the Rose and Better World Books

I finished up the author promos for Kate Pearce's new novel, Blood of the Rose. They are on their way to her publisher to help market the new book. I must tell you, I really enjoy these little collaborations with an author to make the perfect scent for a newly written book. And to pack them up and send them on their way is a little bittersweet. I get attached to the little boxes of soap and tiny perfumes. They are so sweet :-)
Exciting news here at the Latherati studio. I've been looking for a literacy program to help and after much research, I partnered with Better World Books. It's a fantastic program that not only supports literacy programs worldwide but they offer a home for gently used books so they don't end up in a landfill. They collect used books through various programs, sell them and use the proceeds to help support various literacy programs. I'm very happy to be working with them.
It's been a crazy holiday season (and it isn't over yet!) but I'm going to take a few moments this evening to have a hot cup of tea and chat with my daughter while snuggled under cozy blankets in our twinkle-light lit living room. Aaahhh.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY Customer Appreciation Sale

I want you all to know how much I appreciate your business. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support. To show my appreciation, I'm offering a Black Friday special to my blog readers.

Black Friday Only (Nov. 26, 2010, 12 am to 11:59 pm EST). Take 10% off your entire Latherati purchase. Just use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. Limited to stock on hand...so get there early :-)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Art of Soap and more excitement

The book cover - I have swirl envy ;-)

I was absolutely giddy to be a featured artist in the new soap book The Art of Soap. Debbie Chialtas of Soapylove put the book together and it's just fantastic. Full of ideas, inspiration and love. I am proud to be a part of it.

one of Latherati's pages

Not only did Erin Pikor do all the gorgeous photography, she is also the amazing soaper behind Naiad Soap Arts

Another proud moment...Latherati was accepted as a vendor at the Bust Magazine Craftacular in New York City on December 12th. So, I've been a soapmaking mad-woman, making sure I have all my ducks in a row.

Blood of the Rose roll-on perfume

On the Latherati Promo news front...I am just finishing up author promos for Kate Pearce's second book in the Tudor Vampire Chronicles, Blood of the Rose. We went with the same scent as the first book (Kiss of the Rose) but changed the label color to a rich, dark teal. Stunning.

I loved the look of this freshly cut batch of soap for Blood of the Rose :-)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Getting ready for MayDay

It's MayDay time again :-) Tomorrow is the second MayDay Underground show in Rochester, NY. So, today will be spent on some last minute re-stocking (why do I always wait 'til the last minute??) and packing up the truck. There will be a luau theme and I'm wondering if it's too cold for a grass skirt and coconut bra...uh, yea, probably. What am I saying? Even if it were 100 degrees, you wouldn't find me donned in such a get-up!

Wanted to share a couple of finds with you. I'm addicted to buying old, unusual books and you can often find me scanning the bookshelves at any thrift store I happen to find. A word to the wise...if we are ever on a road trip and I spot a thrift store, grab the dashboard and hold on for dear life because I WILL be stopping :-)

A Textbook of Filing, 1920 & The Secretary's Handbook, 1929

How copies used to be made

a Visible Index

If you ever have the need to reserve a spot on a steamship...

...or address a Baroness :-)

In Latherati product news, I'm working on some gift sets, most notably some Jane Austen sets. I'll have a box-set of all six fragrances...working on the labels today. Also, some baskets filled with soap, lotion, etc. They'll be perfect for gift-giving.