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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
One of my favorite sculptural plants is a mounted Staghorn Fern and we are hosting a DIY workshop on Thursday November 4th at Gather in downtown Raleigh where you can make your own. We asked Megan of The Zen Succulent if she would teach a workshop on making them at Gather and she agreed. You can . . .
I've learned in retail that there are two kinds of people when it comes to scouting out finds: those that love the thrill of the hunt and digging through piles to find treasures, and those that like to have those treasures curated and presented to them. Nomadic Trading Company in Durham is the best . . .
I have another post due about all the transitions happening at Gather, for now though I wanted to share the upcoming classes we have coming up in October & early November: Kokedama: String Garden Workshop Tuesday, October 20th 6:30-8:30pm - $ 40.00 DIY Leather Trays Thursday, October . . .
Sometime last year I started hearing about a place in Chapel Hill called Honeysuckle Tea House. All I knew about it was that they served loose leaf tea, which has long been my beverage of choice. So on a hot summer day last year I decided to make the trek. From my house in Raleigh it is about 45 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
Here are some photos I took for the forthcoming book Modern Terrarium Studio, many of these didn't make the cut but I thought I'd post some of my favorites here. You can see more photos from the book here, below are ones with a lighter background, I'll be posting a more photos from the book in . . .
I was so honored when last year Megan George of The Zen Succulent asked me to be the photographer for her upcoming about terrarium crafts, Modern Terrarium Studio. The book, now complete, is a softcover craft book published by Fons & Porter and features dozens of terrarium instructions that you . . .
A scary post, I just posted on the Gather instagram account but one I felt compelled to write: "Alright ya’ll, I’m just going to throw out some real talk right now and issues that I grapple with as a shop owner and business trying to grow. I love, love, love indie businesses and makers. I . . .