Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Sale

Just a quickie post to let you all in on a little sale at the Latherati shop. Enter coupon code: HAPPY2011 at checkout and save 11% on your entire purchase. Good until midnight January 4, 2011.

Wishing you the very merriest, happy New Year to all my family and friends (real-life and cyber ;-)

Be sure to check back soon for the upcoming Valentine Challenge. I have something very special in the works.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A new obsession & an upcoming Challenge!

My new obsession...Treasuries! I can't stop making them. Here's one I made for the New Year. 2011 is the year of the rabbit with trends being...the color honeysuckle, fashion trends of cat eye glasses, kitten heels, clogs, tassels, fringe, lingerie as outdoor wear, etc. Feel free to leave comments. Who knows, perhaps it'll make it to the coveted Front Page of etsy :-)


As you know, Valentine's Day is coming up. I'll be reading Valentine: A Love Story by Chet Raymo to inspire a new Limited Edition fragrance for this holiday full of love and romance. Challenge details coming soon ;-)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Indie Garage Sale Recap

The IGS (Indie Garage Sale) is the closest show I do to home. Makes it super convenient, especially because it's a two-day show. Saw many familiar faces and met some new artsy/craftsy friends. Pics were taken with my Blackberry (darn if I can ever remember to bring my real camera!) Day No. One/Daughter No. One - Don't tell her but she'll be getting this mustache pillow for Christmas :-)
Day No. Two/Daughter No. Two - She HAD to have this Panda hat.

My friend from Amaranth Press was my neighbor. :-)

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a weakness for all things "leaves". Beautiful pottery from AdkGirl

InterStellar Love Craft jewelry is simply stunning.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

NYC and BUST

The Latherati Booth at Bust

I spent last weekend selling Latherati goodies at the Bust Magazine Craftacular. What a wonderful experience. Not only did my trusty friend, Lori, and I take in the sights and eat our way through the city on Saturday, we were among the most talented of artists/crafters I've ever seen on Sunday.

a book quote (of course!) at the New York City Library

Lori is one of those friends who can find humor in getting lost in NYC by my following all the pretty twinkle lights (away from our destination), empathy for aching, blistered feet and a cheerful reminder that good friends are as rare as they come. She is one of those and I can never thank her enough for a fantastic weekend.

me and Amy Sedaris

One highlight of the show was meeting Amy Sedaris who was there signing her book, Simple Times, Crafts for Poor People. If you haven't read it, you should, as you will find yourself laughing out loud with her quick wit and snarky language. Of course, I couldn't read her book and NOT make a fragrance inspired by it! I presented her with a little gift of "Twinkles" at the show which had an uncommonly crazy blend of 15 different notes. Did she like it? I don't know but it's her book to a T.

So, the crazy weekend is over and I'm back to my normal routine of a life. NYC is great in small doses but to come back to my cozy apartment, my children and my work was what I looked forward to. I can relax a bit and enjoy the holidays in my twinkle lit living room with a roaring fire and a cup of cocoa.