First Friday at Gather, This Friday

Elizabeth Galecke Gum Bi Chromate Print at Gather in Raleigh

This Friday we are hosting long-time Raleigh photographer Elizabeth Galecke and her pretty gum bi chromate prints alongside Local Salon. The event runs from 6:30pm-10pm and Elizabeth is also bringing her famous rosemary cookies. We've also just posted our craft class schedule through March on . . .

Nail Designs & Patterns

Gray and Pink Polka Dot Pattern Nail Designs | Feminine Modern Blog

Do you paint your nails? Have you noticed all the interesting nail designs that are popping up everywhere? I have a running list of images sent via texts to girlfriends with all sorts of inspiring nail art. Here are a couple: I am always in love with pattern and colors and the fun places they . . .

Flowers in January

Flowers in January

It's January, my routine has changed, I'm easing into my new daily schedule and I'm bundled up to stay warm. For the past few years I have been so busy running a shop (then moving it and changing it) that I haven't had any time to pause and reflect here on this blog. I'd like that to change so just . . .

Gather’s New Location & Size, A Tiny Shop

Gather, A Tiny Retail Shop, Gifts & Garden in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina

Surprise! I've moved Gather to downtown Raleigh and closed the space in Cary. The new space is a micro shop (only 16ft x 6ft with a larger classroom area in the back) in downtown Raleigh. The grand opening is tonight from 6-10pm. Why you ask? Read on. Let me preface it by saying that this new . . .

On Change & Taking Risks

On Taking Risks & Making Changes

I’ve probably talked about this on here before, but it’s on my mind now so I’ll ramble on some more. I am equal parts analytical and creative, equally ambitious and driven with the other half of me seeking balance in all endeavors. As a result, I am constantly reevaluating and shifting and pivoting. . . .

July Classes at Gather

July Classes at Gather in Cary, North Carolina

There are some great classes coming up in the next few weeks at my shop, Gather: * Tues July 21 - Learn to make a gorgeous fiber wrapped necklace. We carry these beautiful necklaces in our shop by talented local maker Erica Fink. In this class she is teaching her technique on how to make these . . .