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This Week at the Shop: February 13th

Happy Valentine’s Week! I think at this point (with the advent of Galentine’s Day, especially) we’re all aware you can do whatever you want with Valentine’s Day. Single or taken, it’s just an excuse to indulge a little. So whatever your status, whether you’re young or old, plant or animal, we’ve got just the thing to make sure you have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

New

New beauties by local artist Mab Graves, DIY globes by Igloo Letterpress, cheerful prints lighting up the sale section by Fifi Duvie (only $8!), and sweet little kitty toys (merimice!) by Go Pet Design.

This isn’t new, but I really don’t need a good excuse to post this gorgeous set of bowls by From Donna’s Hands. Especially with this recent sunshine, I’m feeling full of rainbows! This set would brighten up any kitchen.

What We’re Wearing

We’re feathered and fine in this golden long sleeved hoodie by Megan Lee Designs. Necklaces by Nice Lena and Astronette, scarf by Nicole’s Threads and bag by ReFind Originals.

Coming Up

Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging: Saturday, February 25th, 2-5pm: The textile art trend is sweeping the world of interior design, and that means macrame is back baby! Have you always wanted to learn? We have the perfect class for you! Savannah Norris, local stylist, artist, and Jane of all trades, will help you craft a macrame wall hanging during this workshop. All supplies are included – you’ll just need to bring yourself and your crafty spirit!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, March 3rd: 6-9pm: Join us for IDADA’s First Friday Gallery Walk in-store celebrating the work of local illustrator and comic artist, Robert Young. Graduating with a BFA in Illustration from Herron School of Art & Design, Robert later earned his MFA in Illustration at The Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently an Illustration Professor back at Herron School of Art & Design, Robert has had work featured in Time Out New York, Until Now Magazine, The Classical.org, The Travel Channel, and more.

Workshop: Intro to Weaving: Saturday, March 18th, 2-5pm: In love with the wool and woven textile movement? Come learn how to be a part of it in this workshop! Woven tapestries have always been very chic and it seems that they are hard to come by, as they are handmade, unique, and cherished. Three perfect adjectives as to why you should take this workshop! Students will learn how to thread a needle and begin a loom, as well as several braiding methods. All supplies will be covered in the cost of this workshop, including a handmade weaving loom for each student to take home. Participants may bring 4 balls of their own yarn to make something truly unique!

Workshop: Wire Wrapping Basics: Saturday, March 25th, 1-4pm: Have you ever wanted to go on a gem hunt? Well, here is your chance! Rana Salame Striedinger of Salame Jewelry Designs is opening her treasure chest of gemstones for you to peruse and select from to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Students will learn several wire wrapping and jewelry assembly techniques to create one unique item.

Workshop: Feather Hair Accessory: Saturday, March 25th, 4:30-6:30pm: ly by and wire wrap a few hairpins for your summer updo’s with our resident gemstone queen Rana of Salame Jewelry Designs! Learn a few feather crafting and wire wrapping skills to make three hairpins or a hair comb. The options are endless and there will be a variety of feather, crystal, and metal options to choose from. Sips and snacks provided or you can byob!

Workshop: iPhoneography: Saturday, April 15th, 1-3pm: Learn how to utilize your iPhone’s camera features to their maximum potential in this iPhoneography workshop with local professional photographer, Rana Salame. Students will learn basic photography techniques like composition and lighting as well as how to use effects to enhance images. Participants will edit photos in the VSCO Cam app to make images more creative and visually appealing. Once skills have been covered, the group will hit the streets of Mass Ave to test out newly acquired techniques. A roundtable discussion will follow to study images and next steps to continue snapping like a pro.

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: February 6th

It’s love month and we are just chuck full of ideas for making this time special for you and yours. Check out our How-To post for instructions on how to make a sure-to-please handmade Valentine’s Day accordion book, check out our list of events including The Local Love Event THIS Saturday featuring artists in-store and custom creations, and pop-in and let our friendly staff hook you up with some awesome gift suggestions.

New

New stuff from ReFind Originals, these leathers are so soft and amazing! On the left are wallets and on the right are wristlets that also have a strap so they can function as the perfect lightweight purse!

New from American Heirloom, muddlers, cutting boards, and Party Numbers and cake toppers. We also have these new gemstone hair pins from Salame Jewelry Designs. I think we could all use a little healing and protection (the perfect little addition to your v-day gift).

As I was browsing around this afternoon I came across this adorable cowl from Part Time Hooker that I never noticed before. Upon picking it up, I was amazed at how silky soft the inside is! I think this is re-purposed cashmere, folks.

A tiny little itty bitty piece of our amazing love cards available. They are so hilarious/ sincere/ beautiful. You can’t go wrong.

We’ve got all new pieces from Erik Lundorf and they are amazing!

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram: we’re doing a Staff Sweethearts series that is the cutest thing. Get to know our staff and their significant others as we pick out the perfect gifts!

Coming Up

The Local Love Event: Saturday, February 11th: 11am-4pm: We’ve packed all the local love into one event, so you’ll have no trouble shopping for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. We’ll be featuring a jewelry bar with Salame Jewelry Designs where you can personalize the perfect pendant, earrings, or bracelet for your s.o., bouquet orders will be taken from Jacquelyn Nolen of Blue Flower Studios, and The Onyx Exchange will be mixing up your individiually chosen candle scents at another in-store candle bar. Jewelry, flowers, candles… what more could you ask for? Oh, how about 14% off all Homespun product on top of that!

Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging: Saturday, February 25th, 2-5pm: The textile art trend is sweeping the world of interior design, and that means macrame is back baby! Have you always wanted to learn? We have the perfect class for you! Savannah Norris, local stylist, artist, and Jane of all trades, will help you craft a macrame wall hanging during this workshop. All supplies are included – you’ll just need to bring yourself and your crafty spirit!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, March 3rd: 6-9pm: Join us for IDADA’s First Friday Gallery Walk in-store celebrating the work of local illustrator and comic artist, Robert Young. Graduating with a BFA in Illustration from Herron School of Art & Design, Robert later earned his MFA in Illustration at The Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently an Illustration Professor back at Herron School of Art & Design, Robert has had work featured in Time Out New York, Until Now Magazine, The Classical.org, The Travel Channel, and more.

Workshop: Intro to Weaving: Saturday, March 18th, 2-5pm: In love with the wool and woven textile movement? Come learn how to be a part of it in this workshop! Woven tapestries have always been very chic and it seems that they are hard to come by, as they are handmade, unique, and cherished. Three perfect adjectives as to why you should take this workshop! Students will learn how to thread a needle and begin a loom, as well as several braiding methods. All supplies will be covered in the cost of this workshop, including a handmade weaving loom for each student to take home. Participants may bring 4 balls of their own yarn to make something truly unique!

Workshop: Wire Wrapping Basics: Saturday, March 25th, 1-4pm: Have you ever wanted to go on a gem hunt? Well, here is your chance! Rana Salame Striedinger of Salame Jewelry Designs is opening her treasure chest of gemstones for you to peruse and select from to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Students will learn several wire wrapping and jewelry assembly techniques to create one unique item.

Workshop: Feather Hair Accessory: Saturday, March 25th, 4:30-6:30pm: ly by and wire wrap a few hairpins for your summer updo’s with our resident gemstone queen Rana of Salame Jewelry Designs! Learn a few feather crafting and wire wrapping skills to make three hairpins or a hair comb. The options are endless and there will be a variety of feather, crystal, and metal options to choose from. Sips and snacks provided or you can byob!

Workshop: iPhoneography: Saturday, April 15th, 1-3pm: Learn how to utilize your iPhone’s camera features to their maximum potential in this iPhoneography workshop with local professional photographer, Rana Salame. Students will learn basic photography techniques like composition and lighting as well as how to use effects to enhance images. Participants will edit photos in the VSCO Cam app to make images more creative and visually appealing. Once skills have been covered, the group will hit the streets of Mass Ave to test out newly acquired techniques. A roundtable discussion will follow to study images and next steps to continue snapping like a pro.

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: January 16th

Just a few new fabulous things on our shelves this week, but our Winter/ Spring workshop schedule has officially dropped and it is chuck full of fun things to do during this dreary season. Scroll to the bottom to see the full list, or head on over to our Facebook page to see an event schedule and stay up to date on the latest offerings.

New

Brand new vendor, Lovelane brings us these INCREDIBLE capes, doublets, shields and hats for creative kids. They are extremely well made and magical! Perfect for all the indoor winter play.

Love this cute Valentine’s display and adorable hearts dress from Donetta’s Designs.

New patches from The Victory Garden of Tomorrow, posters by Nikki McClure, sleep masks by Sleepy Cottage, and restock on these perfect plaid scarves from Nicole’s Threads.

Coming Up

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Erik Lundorf: Friday, February 3rd: 6-9pm: Erik has created a line of Indiana inspired illustrations just for his January – February gallery exhibition in our store. With a Studio Art concentration in oil painting, Erik graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He currently works on a wide range of projects from privately comissioned portraits and personal comic strips to commercial illustration and digital design.

Cocoa & Canvas: Saturday, February 4th: 10:30am-12:30pm: Create a collaborative work of art with your child while warming up with cocoa and donuts! Deanna Leonard from Caravan Classes will instruct on how to paint a Wayne Thiebaud inspired canvas with your choice of donut as inspiration. Partners will learn about color contrast, shading, and light while participating in this fun creative process.

The Local Love Event: Saturday, February 11th: 11am-4pm: We’ve packed all the local love into one event, so you’ll have no trouble shopping for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. We’ll be featuring a jewelry bar with Salame Jewelry Designs where you can personalize the perfect pendant, earrings, or bracelet for your s.o., bouquet orders will be taken from Jacquelyn Nolen of Blue Flower Studios, and The Onyx Exchange will be mixing up your individiually chosen candle scents at another in-store candle bar. Jewelry, flowers, candles… what more could you ask for? Oh, how about 14% off all Homespun product on top of that!

Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging: Saturday, February 25th, 2-5pm: The textile art trend is sweeping the world of interior design, and that means macrame is back baby! Have you always wanted to learn? We have the perfect class for you! Savannah Norris, local stylist, artist, and Jane of all trades, will help you craft a macrame wall hanging during this workshop. All supplies are included – you’ll just need to bring yourself and your crafty spirit!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, March 3rd: 6-9pm: Join us for IDADA’s First Friday Gallery Walk in-store celebrating the work of local illustrator and comic artist, Robert Young. Graduating with a BFA in Illustration from Herron School of Art & Design, Robert later earned his MFA in Illustration at The Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently an Illustration Professor back at Herron School of Art & Design, Robert has had work featured in Time Out New York, Until Now Magazine, The Classical.org, The Travel Channel, and more.

Workshop: Intro to Weaving: Saturday, March 18th, 2-5pm: In love with the wool and woven textile movement? Come learn how to be a part of it in this workshop! Woven tapestries have always been very chic and it seems that they are hard to come by, as they are handmade, unique, and cherished. Three perfect adjectives as to why you should take this workshop! Students will learn how to thread a needle and begin a loom, as well as several braiding methods. All supplies will be covered in the cost of this workshop, including a handmade weaving loom for each student to take home. Participants may bring 4 balls of their own yarn to make something truly unique!

Workshop: Wire Wrapping Basics: Saturday, March 25th, 1-4pm: Have you ever wanted to go on a gem hunt? Well, here is your chance! Rana Salame Striedinger of Salame Jewelry Designs is opening her treasure chest of gemstones for you to peruse and select from to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Students will learn several wire wrapping and jewelry assembly techniques to create one unique item.

Workshop: Feather Hair Accessory: Saturday, March 25th, 4:30-6:30pm: ly by and wire wrap a few hairpins for your summer updo’s with our resident gemstone queen Rana of Salame Jewelry Designs! Learn a few feather crafting and wire wrapping skills to make three hairpins or a hair comb. The options are endless and there will be a variety of feather, crystal, and metal options to choose from. Sips and snacks provided or you can byob!

Workshop: iPhoneography: Saturday, April 15th, 1-3pm: Learn how to utilize your iPhone’s camera features to their maximum potential in this iPhoneography workshop with local professional photographer, Rana Salame. Students will learn basic photography techniques like composition and lighting as well as how to use effects to enhance images. Participants will edit photos in the VSCO Cam app to make images more creative and visually appealing. Once skills have been covered, the group will hit the streets of Mass Ave to test out newly acquired techniques. A roundtable discussion will follow to study images and next steps to continue snapping like a pro.

See ya next week, friends!

 

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This Week at the Shop: January 9th

Hey all! Its a slow, rainy week but we’ve got some sweet items to brighten your day. We’ve also got a couple new events coming up including one called Cocoa & Canvas (doesn’t that sound amazing?!).

New

We’re feeling the love on our shelves this week!

We have a HUGE selection of Valentine’s cards, and this one just jumped right out at me today. From Steam Whistle Letterpress.

Get your organization on this year: Annual Weekly Planner from Little Otsu, Recycled Calendar Notebooks by Nikki McClure, Slingshot Organizer from Slingshot Collective, and wall calendar by Haven Paperie. What Did I Buy Today? Journal by Kate Bingaman Burt.

New cards and prints! Mom and Dad cards are by Allison Cole, sweet little pandie postcards by Trish Grantham, mysteriously alluring prints by Lela Shields, and cards by Power & Light Press and Jill Bliss.

Restock on these ever popular magnets by Sarah Utter, new constellation prints by Archie’s Press, pins by Pop Glory, and delicious new suckers in a rainbow of flavors by Leccare.

Gallery

Brand new -almost- sold out show up from Erik Lundorf. He’ll be bringing us a restock soon, make sure you come and check out this popular work!

Coming Up

Cocoa & Canvas: Saturday, February 4th: 10:30am-12:30pm: Create a collaborative work of art with your child while warming up with cocoa and donuts! Deanna Leonard from Caravan Classes will instruct on how to paint a Wayne Thiebaud inspired canvas with your choice of donut as inspiration. Partners will learn about color contrast, shading, and light while participating in this fun creative process.

The Local Love Event: Saturday, February 11th: 11am-4pm: We’ve packed all the local love into one event, so you’ll have no trouble shopping for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. We’ll be featuring a jewelry bar with Salame Jewelry Designs where you can personalize the perfect pendant, earrings, or bracelet for your s.o., bouquet orders will be taken from Jacquelyn Nolen of Blue Flower Studios, and The Onyx Exchange will be mixing up your individiually chosen candle scents at another in-store candle bar. Jewelry, flowers, candles… what more could you ask for? Oh, how about 14% off all Homespun product on top of that!

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: January 2nd

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks to our wonderful costumers, vendors and friends for a great holiday season and 2016. 

Make a resolution to buy ethically made, beautiful heirlooms that last. Buy better, not more! And let us help.

New

Beautiful new ceramics by Elizabeth Benotti Handmade Ceramics.

We just got these new “man” scents (MANdles, if you will) from Brooklyn Candle Studio. And these lovely little works of art on the right are bath bombs from Willow & Honey.

New geometric beauties from Courtney Fischer, metallics and woods combine to dazzle in these new pieces from Studio AMF, and little books- functional and stylish- from Ohmygolly Press.

Brand new soaps and lotions from Revive Bath & Body. Help provide business training to women in developing nations with each purchase.

New prints from The Black Apple and Jillian Nickell.

Pop-out earrings and pendants from Melissa Borrell Design are so unique and fun! Clasps and chain included.

Brand new vendor American Heirloom brings these gorgeous cake stands and cutting boards, handmade in Brooklyn.

New window is cozy and snowy.

What We’re Wearing

We are ready to party in this tee by Bad Knees Tees and bow tie by Rock My Bow Tie.

Coming Up

First Friday: Friday, January 5th: Erik Lundorf: 6-9pm: Join us for January’s First Friday Gallery Walk in store from 6pm – 9pm. We’ll be featuring new work by local artist Erik Lundorf and we’ll have treats and libations to keep you warm!

Erik has created a line of Indiana inspired illustrations just for his January – February gallery exhibition in our store. With a Studio Art concentration in oil painting, Erik graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN and currently works on a wide range of projects from privately comissioned portraits and personal comic strips to commercial illustration and digital design.

The Local Love Event: Saturday, February 11th: More info to come soon!

See ya next week, friends!

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