Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Latherati Soaps Give Away

Thank-you to everyone who entered!!
There were 281 entries, and Random.org picked #242 as the winner!
Congratulations goes to Kirby!!

atherati Soap is a wonderful shop on Etsy. I have actually purchased a Soap (Prairie) and a Lip Luster (Queen Bee) from this shop!! As many of you may/may not know - I am addicted to handmade soap and lip balms. These are truly amazing!! The soap smells wonderful, lathers well, and lasts a long time. The lip balm is perfect - not to soft, not to hard. Julie has had her shop on Etsy since, May and resides in Rome, NY. She also has a wonderful BLOG. Before we get to the wonderful give away prize - let's learn a bit more about Julie and her soap!!

How did you decide on your shop name?
The etsy forums! I originally had other names picked out, but I asked people's opinions in the forums and eventually, settled on this one. I love it!

When did you start making soap and why?
I started making soap about 10 years ago. I was intrigued by the process and the more I read, the more I wanted to learn. I've been happily soaping ever since.

Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I can't have idle hands so I've tried many different crafts. I would love to learn how to metal smith and pottery.

Where do you craft?
Half of my living room is set up as a studio where all my supplies, bookkeeping, etc., is kept but the soapmaking happens in my kitchen. Yes, I lug my 50 lb. pails of oils to the kitchen, measure them out, then drag them back. I get a good workout at least ;-) I have my work table where I do all my labeling and packing of orders. I have shelves where the soap cures and other shelves for packaged products. Whenever I need a break, I swivel over to the piano (also in the "studio") and play a few.

What would you like to add to your space?
I'd love a separate kitchen/studio all in one room with a separate table to labeling, a separate table for packaging...and I'd really love it to be more organized, although, often I work best under chaos ;-)

What or who inspires you?
Books definitely inspire me. I have a keen sense of what a story "smells" like ;-)

Do you have a day job?
I'm a sock picker-upper, a taxi driver, a snack preparer, a band-aid applier, a quarrel settler...aka, mom

What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
Whatever soap I'm making is always my favorite but then new books are read and I'm inspired again.


Julie is giving one lucky winner 2 Bars of Soap and a Dry Oil Body Spray, in their choice of scent!!


Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each Entry!

* For the first entry - Go to: Latherati Soap
Pick your favorite item and come back here with the link.
* 1 extra entry - blog about the give away, and leave a link.
* 1 extra entry - grab my button on the sidebar and add it to your blog, let me know
* 1 extra entry - twitter about this contest with a link, let me know where
You can twitter this:

RT @audreyscrafts Win 2 Bars of Soap and a Dry Oil Body Spray:

*1 extra entry for each of my other give aways you enter - just comment telling me which one you entered.
* 5 extra entries - purchase something from the shop - leave me a comment telling me what you purchased and a link to the invoice.

This Give Away is CLOSED!!

The draw will take place on: Sept 18 at 10pm
Good Luck Everyone!!


Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded.
Thank-you for entering!!



  1. This one has great colors: KIMONO inspired by Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

  2. I entered your TLS Stitches contest

  3. keep trying my hardest to win some handmade soap, hopefully this is a lucky entry.

    The lavender mint lip luster sounds amazing, and I would love to try that item.

    thank you so much for the chance to win!
    lilygreig at gmail dot com

  4. Isle of Skye is my favorite


    I have actually visited isle of Skye and it is beautiful.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  5. I really like the ORCHARD inspired by Cider House Rules by John Irving, the scent sound wonderful especially since fall is on its way. The color is too pretty.


    jerseygirl137 at yahoo dot com

  6. Tweet!


  7. I would like the Orchard Lip Luster - red apple http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27141116 because i only tried the green apple. Thank for this chance! dikatzen@yahoo.fr

  8. i like the kimono soap inspired by memoirs of a geisha even tho i've never read the book - those soaps are just beautiful!

    sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

  9. i have your button on my blog - sadiekate's crafts and such

    sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

  10. i tweeted! http://twitter.com/sadiekate08/status/3806608660

    sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

  11. i entered the doll dress/apron giveaway,too.

    sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

  12. The Kimono soap sounds like it has a marvelous scent.


  13. I would like to try her Golden Ticket 6 oz. sugar scrub, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7418355&section_id=6303406

  14. I also entered your Ash Paints Giveaway.

  15. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27734950

    This is the link to the Kimono soap.
    The ingredients sound heavenly and the colors in the soap are beautiful.

    ps the sugar scrub sounds great too.

    I love how everything is inspired by books and passages in those books. The honey soap (secret lives of bees) is so cool looking.

  16. I pick this one match maker http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29753894


  17. I've got your button check my blog


  18. I like this one:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30114111. Yum!

  19. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27950027

    Longbourne inspired by Pride and Prejudice. This won was a no brainer for me. Love the scents! Love the Book! Austen rules!


Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!