It’s that time of year again, and man, has it been a year! I mean . . . for us, at Gather and BHM, the year is just beginning, but we’ve been hearing it over and over again – WHAT A YEAR! *deep breaths* So here we are, year 11 under our belts. Boy does … More Tales from a Shopkeep : BHM 2019
Today the fam and I ventured into the wild (ok, downtown Bloomington) to visit the City’s Bicentennial Street Fair held on Kirkwood Ave between Walnut and Indiana, which, for those of you that aren’t familiar with organizing festivals (and wrangling cats) is a SUPER HUGE endeavor. It really is no small feat to close down … More Tales from a Shopkeep: Bloomington’s Bicentennial
Oh boy, this season has hit us like a mack truck, and there’s really no looking back! Where to start, where to start?! Let’s begin . . . at the beginning. Our NINTH annual Bloomington Handmade Market was just a few weeks ago, Nov 11, at the Monroe Convention Center. I can’t say enough positive … More Tales from a Shopkeep: BHM recap
As the holidays come to a close, we start the long haul to spring break. Even when you’re not in school, we still wait for that first sign of spring. But we have plenty to do! Bloomington is never short on activities. So here is my list of ideas: Read a classic novel One of … More Love Living Local
Back to the grind it is!!! Maker Monday folks, and this Monday we’re bringing you local puzzle extraordinaire, Marc Tschida from Press Puzzles!! Marc and I go way back…like, way way back; back when I was a copy girl at Kinko’s and he was a club promoter at Second Story (who remembers Second Story!?). Many … More Maker Monday – Press Puzzles
One of my very most favorite handmade pieces that I own is a vase just like this one by artist Marta Finkelstein. I love Marta’s and her husband Chris’s ceramic pieces very much because they often mimic nature in beautiful detail. I met Marta when we both worked at the IU Art Museum several years … More Best-Loved Handcrafted Treasure – from Allyson
This week was our Spring Break here in Bloomington – if you have any connection to the school systems that is. And, well, we do. Our little (and bigs) are in three different schools, on three different schedules, and thus, our schedule was definitely turned upside down (in a good way) this week. Bloomington slows … More Tales from a Shopkeep
Talk about Hoosier pride and Midwestern charm! There isn’t much that needs to be said about this witty and thought provoking apparel, except that it is amazing! “Express Yourself Without Saying A Word” with custom screen printed apparel from The Brick Shirt House.
I simply cannot wait to see what Alex has in store for Gathering in under TWO WEEKS!! His Brick Shirt House tees are SURE to please this IU Loving Crowd (as I’ve instructed him to leave all his Purdue gear at home;).