I have a new line of patterned greeting cards in the Gather Goods shop. This collection features hand lettered sayings over some of my graphic pattern designs. The color palette of this greeting card collection is soft and muted and many of the phrases are inspired by friends. Patterns . . .
I get asked the following question a lot. Instead of just answering all the emails individually, I thought Iâ€™d wise up and post my thoughts here for more people to see. â€œI was wondering if I could pick your brain about the collaborative space you had at the old Cary shop. Myself and a few . . .
A scary post, I just posted on the Gather instagram account but one I felt compelled to write: "Alright yaâ€™ll, Iâ€™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 . . .
I love collecting recipes and combining flavors at home. Itâ€™s extra special getting to do this at Gather as well. Each month I try to work with my staff to come up with a â€œdrink of the monthâ€, this month it is a delicious Ginger Matcha Latte. So good. I also adore these green mugs that I stock . . .
I'm really excited about this upcoming class at Gather on Saturday. It finally feels like Spring here in North Carolina and I am definitely in gardening mode. In the class on Saturday you will make and take home this DIY Succulent Wreath full of over 30 different succulents. Not only do these plants . . .
I'm a nominee for the Martha Stewart / American Maker contest that the publication is currently hosting. My business is eligible to win $10,000 to apply towards it - wow, what a long way that would go to pay down the expenses I've put into building Gather. In order to be considered my profile needs . . .
One of the amazing things about Instagram is the ability to catch glimpses of places in locales you havenâ€™t yet or may never travel to. Iâ€™ve collected a handful of photos of spaces that others have shared that are inspiring me recently: Here is a peek at Amy Merrickâ€™s pop-up flower shop . . .
Every once in a while I'll be on Pinterest and I'll see an image of Kindred that's been posted and re-posted dozens upon dozens of times. Today was one of those mornings. A blogger that I follow had pinned an image of Kindred's front door and that image had then been re-pinned scores of times from . . .
I've just updated my packaging for my tea towels so now they are in handsome gift boxes. You can order your own here or if you are in downtown Raleigh you can purchase them at Kindred, at 131 S. Wilmington Street. . . .
I have some new paper products in my shop, available here. . . .
The West Elm + Etsy event in Charlotte was fun. All of the participants are very talented artisans and I look forward to working with them again - hopefully at the Rock & Shop! . . .
I'll be selling my wares along with nine other North Carolina designers at the West Elm in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday. If you are in the area, I hope you'll stop by. RSVP Here. . . .