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ICYMI: This Week at the shop
February 16

ICYMI: February 16th

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but on this week’s ICYMI blog, we’ll show you how you can treat yo’self post holiday!

And what better way to treat yourself than by buying a new handbag? Check out that printed leather backpack above from local makers MH Leathergoods! Stylish, functional, and large enough to fit your tablet, notebook, and camera for all your 2018 adventures.

Obsessed with the camel leather trend like we are? Well, MH Leathergoods has you covered there too. Look at the selection below. From fringe, to studs, to buckles, you can’t go wrong with any of these selections for spring!

 

Camel colored leather bags from MH Leathergoods at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Camel colored leather bags from MH Leathergoods at Homespun: Modern Handmade

 

LM Products at Homespun: Modern Handmade

LM Products at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Even More Leather

We’ve been restocked from sought-after maker, LM Products. Find his leather trinket trays, notebooks, and leather handled travel jars on our shelves now!

 

Ceramic planters at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Ceramic planters at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Going Green

Hop on that plant train! While we don’t sell plants (yet), we do sell some beautiful planters that can help up that green game in your home! Above planters from Tandem Ceramics, Art by Jen F, Mod CRMX, and Elizabeth Suellentrop. To see what would work best for that Instagram worthy #shelfie, come see all the displays we’ve put together with our faux plants in store!

 

Oceanne Jewelry at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Oceanne Jewelry at Homespun: Modern Handmade

From the French Countryside to Cleveland

If you haven’t seen this trendy line, then you haven’t been in our store enough!

Oceanne is a Midwest maker inspired by her French heritage. The raw brass mixed with turquoise, marble, and minimal accents reflects her transition and love of countryside living to her now urban lifestyle. From hammered brass statement rings, to minimal lariat necklaces, to triangle earrings, her line is perfect for day to night wear!  Come see for yourself!

 

Handmade gifts at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Even more ways to treat yo’self: Leather handle mug from LM Products, coffee from Tinker Coffee, jewelry from Fulcrum Jewelry, Onyx Exchange candles, and scrubs from 407 Botanicals.

 

New wall hangings from Ribbon + Roving at Homespun: Modern Handmade

New wall hangings from Ribbon + Roving

Wall Hangings from Ribbon + Roving

Local weaver Ribbon + Roving has restocked us with some little beauties and some even larger ones now! How cute would these look next to your new ceramic planter? Come pick one or three up soon, as they never last long!

 

Handmade goods at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Having a late Valentine’s Day this weekend? We still have these beauties available in store! Rings from Oceanne Jewelry, hanging air plant holder from Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics, perfume from Aromi Beauty, and mini cards from Haven Paperie.

 

Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Homespun mentioned in Washington Post article

It was surely a Happy Valentine’s Day for us! The Washington Post wrote up a beautiful piece on why you should visit our amazing city! We were mentioned along with some of our outstanding neighbors on Mass Ave. Read the full article here. Thank you Washington Post!

 

Homespun is hiring!

Homespun is hiring!

Always Wanted to Work with Us?

Well, it’s your lucky day! We have openings for a part-time Sales Associate and near-full-time Shift Manager. Read more about our openings and how to apply here. We look forward to receiving your submission!

That’s it for this week’s ICYMI blog! We hope to see you this weekend for some treat-yo’self-shopping! We’re open Friday and Saturday from 10am-9pm, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday! Free parking behind our shop on the weekends!

Have a happy handmade day!

Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
February 11th

Tattly temporary tattoos and Rachel O's hairpins and earrings at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI: February 11th

Countdown: 3 days until Valentine’s Day! And whether you’re searching for that big gift, or want some add-ons, we’re bringing all the options to you in this week’s edition of our ICYMI blog!

Who doesn’t love temporary tattoos? Skip the big store brand and shop our selection of Tattly in store. From beautiful watercolor florals to traditional black outlines, these are perfect to slip into that Valentine’s Day card.

Button earrings and hairpins from Rachel O’s Fabulous Whimsy make for a great jewelry choice for the kiddos. We even have love and heart printed ones -so right for this occasion.

Alternative Valentine's Day gifts at Homespun: Modern Handmade

More Valentine’s Day Alternatives…

If you ask us, getting a gold feminist button for Valentine’s Day is just as badass as any other piece of jewelry. And we’re pretty sure your lady would feel the same. Check out all the button and patch options from 1606 Supply Co. in store today!

Have a kitty cat, plant loving person in your life? Then those ceramic kitty planters from Muddy Heart were made for you (to give to that person).

The unicorn bath bombs from Pure Grace Soap have been restocked in store and we can see some little girls squealing over those when they open them on Valentine’s Day.

Not that having the sniffles is romantic over Valentine’s Day, but putting together a sweet care package to make them feel better definitely is! Shop our entirely handmade bath and body line full of soothing remedies to help your SO get through this cold season!

Wooden air plant holders and marbled air plant magnets from Savvie Studio at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Wooden air plant holders and marbled air plant magnets from Savvie Studio.

Eclipse rings from Redbud Jewelry, necklaces from Spark Metal Studio, geode necklaces from Grey Theory Mill, and resin rings from Sloane Jewelry Designs at Homespun: Modern Handmade.

Eclipse rings from Redbud Jewelry, necklaces from Spark Metal Studio, geode necklaces from Grey Theory Mill, and resin rings from Sloane Jewelry Designs.

Now for the jewelry…

From gemstones to metalwork to resin, we guarantee you’ll be able to find something for your Valentine from our handmade jewelry collection!

And we offer free gift wrapping in store, so your gift will look just as good going home as it will on your significant other.

New stamped bracelets and geometric minimal bangles from Grey Theory Mill at Homespun: Modern Handmade

New stamped bracelets and geometric minimal bangles from Grey Theory Mill!

Geometric statement necklaces from Nice Lena at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Geometric statement necklaces from Nice Lena are sure to wow her on Valentine’s Day!

Handprinted rug from Laura Jane Handmade Co. at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Because you do…

Check out this new rug from Laura Jane Handmade Co.! We wouldn’t be mad about receiving this for Valentine’s Day. It’s pretty much like a giant card!

Manly Valentine's Day ideas at Homespun: Modern Handmade

For the boys (but girls too)

The beard laden men in your life will rejoice over our beard oils, balms, and waxes from popular vendors like Weatherbeard Supply Co., Circle City Beard Co., Scodioli, and more.  Pair that beard care with a beer soap from Teehaus and you’ll have one happy lumberjack.

Looking for something outside of bath and body for your boy? Check out our amazing selection of ties and bowties, leather journals, and musky scented candles in store. We have something for every type of Valentine.

Valentine's Day cards at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Don’t forget the card! We have something for the kiddo, SO, Galentine, or whoever is your Valentine this year!

***SOLD OUT*** Crafternoons at Homespun

Our first Crafternoon may already be sold out, but have no fear as we’ll be trying to offer trendy DIY classes like this one every second Saturday!

These crafts will be less involved than our traditional workshops, but they’ll still send you home with a trendy, completed project! All supplies will be included for every class!

Be on the lookout for the next one in April!

The Local Love Event is TODAY Sunday, February 11th from 1pm – 4pm in store!

This Valentine’s Day, spread the Local Love!

We’ll be featuring a candle-maker bar with the Onyx Exchange and you’ll be able to preorder Valentine’s Day bouquets from Willow and Star Flowers all in store TODAY, Sunday, February 11, from 1-4pm! Pick up a handmade Valentine’s Day gift too from one of our 400+ makers!

Spreading love and shopping local has never been so easy!

Can’t wait to see everyone today!

-Amanda D.

 

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
January 26

Indiana pillows at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI: January 26th

In case you missed it, winter is still alive and well in Indy (sigh). And all we want to do is cozy up to all our cozy things in store, like these Indiana pillows from Lois & Ruby.

Available in multiple colors/patterns and two different sizes, these pillows range from just $32-$35. They are definitely a chic, and affordable addition to any decor. Stop in this weekend to see the whole selection we have in store!

Yellow Owl Workshop DIY Books at Homespun: Modern Handmade

The Season for DIY

As if you needed an excuse to stay inside during this winter, our selection of DIY kits and books can at least help you feel productive, and creative, while you’re keeping warm indoors.

Christine Schmidt is the colorful creator behind Yellow Owl Workshop. Her creativity sparked in grade school coloring contests, and she’s been making ever since! Her DIY books can help you learn hand printing techniques, Shibori dying, and so much more! There’s even a book on crafting with the kids, because we know how important it is to keep them busy, too, during this brutal winter!

Valentine's Day gifts at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Rose Gold (and more) for Valentine’s Day

Ladies, it’s time to start dropping hints. Local crystal goddess, Rana Salame, of Salame Jewelry Designs has stocked us with so many rose gold pretties that we can’t choose a favorite! From cuffs to necklaces to earrings, you can create the perfect, sparkly gift for Valentine’s Day! So, ladies tell your dudes, and then guys, we recommend coming in during our Local Love Event so you can pick up some jewels and place a flower order, all at the same time! We made it so easy for you!

Crazy plant lady is the new cat lady in 2018. And, if you fall into that category, the ceramic crystal hanging planter from Bean & Bailey is definitely for you! It’s the last one we have in store too and it’s lonely.

Been coveting our sleepy doggy and kitty plates from Early Bird Designs? Well, you’re in luck, because we are well stocked on those babies right now. They sell out quickly, so be sure to drop hints for those too and encourage your SO to come in sooner rather than later!

Originalitees restock at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Long time vendor, Originalitees, has restocked us with some of their most popular designs -including the “Born and Raised” tee shown above!

 

Workweek Motivation at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Motivational cards from Band of Weirdos, Haven Paperie, Cracked Designs, Arthurs Plaid Pants, and Igloo Letterpress, wall pennant banners by Flair City Supply Co., mini banner from Urban Bird & Co., grudges tee from Alison Rose Tees and snarky magnets by Flair City Supply Co.

Workweek Motivation

If you ever find yourself in need of some workweek encouragement, our card vendors have your back. You are a champion and never forget it.

Did you think we had finished showing you everything from Flair City Supply Co.? Think again! Check out the rest of their wall pennants above! Talk about some permanent workweek motivation if you hang one of those on your office wall (and your office will look so much cooler too).

Whether you get through the week by smiling and bearing it, or with a little snark, we’ve got something for all attitudes.


The Local Love Event

We’re just a few weeks away from the best Valentine’s Day shopping event of the season!

We’ll be featuring a candle-maker bar with the Onyx Exchange and you’ll be able to preorder Valentine’s Day bouquets from Willow and Star Flowers all in store on Sunday, February 11, from 1-4pm! Pick up a handmade Valentine’s Day gift too from one of our 400+ makers!

Find more info about Onyx Exchange here.

And more info about Willow and Star Flowers here.

Spreading love and shopping local has never been so easy!

New Workshops Coming to You!

While this workshop sold out in one day, don’t fret! We’ll have more workshops posted soon (and we’ll probably offer this one again based off of the great response)! So, keep checking back to find out all the ways you can get crafty with us in 2018!

Have a happy, handmade weekend everyone!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: January 19
This Week At The Shop

ICYMI: January 19th

On this week’s ICYMI blog, we’ll show you everything from jewelry to cards to Galentine’s Day ideas!

Jump on trend with Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet. Our jewelry cases are packed with amethysts, enameled violet pieces, and eco resin designs speckled with gold flakes. -Doesn’t sound like a bad idea for Valentine’s Day to us.

And with gemstones so on trend, why not pair Salame Jewelry Designs quartz hairpins with a 1606 Design Co. screen printed clutch. Ladies, rock those rocks.

For the Bold…

Got a gal by your side that can’t help going big and brazen? Well, we’re not just full of dainty gemstones. Havok Designs creates the statement geometric necklace above. And when paired with a striking red lip from Aromi Beauty, you’ve got a match made in eye-catching heaven.

For the minimal, however, new etched metal cuffs from Tobias Designs are a safe medium between statement and everyday. And the new delicate, beaded beauties from the Natasha J. Collection are sure to please that layered bracelet lover.

Let’s Grow Mold Together

In case you were wondering where you should get your Valentine’s Day cards this year, we’ll just leave this little sampling right here.

And for Your Galentine

Because Leslie said it right, “Ovaries before broveries.” From pin pack sets to girl power nail decals, and Golden Girl cards, your best lady can feel like the queen she is with our handmade collection.

Flair City Supply Co. really has made our week. We’re a little obsessed with everything, but we can’t get over this “Stay Sharp” pennant banner. Perfect for the classroom, office, or kids room!

More pin packs from Flair City Supply Co. We’re relating real hard to that anxiety one.

Have you guys checked out our sticker selection recently? Everything for the boss babes to the introverts to the politically passionate. And we still have those single pins from Flair City for you too. How hard did you adult today?

More from Mab Graves

Mab never disappoints. And this paper doll series is so cute that we want to cut them out and play with them all. But they’re also so cool that we want to keep them intact and frame them. Decisions. Decisions.

Some of Our Favorite Things This Week

The swirling, galaxy-like resin collection from Muro Jewelry is flying off of our shelves and we’re obsessed with that blue pendant that’s still left in store. Sara B., known for her specimen and mineral pieces, has expanded on her sleek, minimal pieces and we are 100% on board with it.

Add some color to your kitchen with ceramic serving trays from Art by Jen F. And at just $26.00, you have no reason not to get them. Your house would also be happy to own that happy cloud/happy house print from Cordial Kitten. Don’t you want your home to be a happy one?

This Valentine’s Day, Be Better Than Supermarket Flowers

During our Local Love Event on Sunday, February 11th from 1pm-4pm, you can preorder Valentine’s Day bouquets, make a candle right in store, and, of course, shop our 400+ vendors. All that’s left is the dinner reservation. See more details about our event here!

Do the Handmade Hustle with Us!

We have some exciting new workshops on the books for 2018! And you’ll be able to take our classes right in the backroom of our store now! Keep following us on social media and keep checking our website for upcoming workshops to be posted! We’re so excited!

Have a happy handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

 

 

 

 

 

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ICYMI: January 12
This Week at The Shop

ICYMI: January 12

In case you missed it… we’re nearly halfway through the first month of the year and we’ve got new loot coming in from our beloved vendors all the time!

Frida is near and dear to our hearts here at Homespun and we are loving this tote bag and sticker from Culture Flock.  Paired with Frida dolls from La Tiendita, you can be an the it girl of your girl gang.

Pocket Scarves

Pocket scarves from local maker, Specifically Random, have returned! These scarves have a special zippered pocket to hold your phone and two trimmed holes for your earbuds. Fashion forward and functional, you can look good and get warm while listening to your Podcast on your way to work.

Flair City

Flair City brings you your favorite girl-power-snarky-donut-pizza-loving magnets and buttons. And we’re excited to show you the new pin packs for Galentines Day next week!

Damn it feels good to be a Ginger…(sticker from The Dapper Jackalope)

And blonde and brunette too, if we’re talking hot sauces from Best Boy and Co. Their mustards and sauces taste better knowing a portion of their proceeds are given to non profits supporting children and families too.

Whether you need a gift for the sports enthusiast or the 12 month old in your life, our diverse collection has your back. Check out the new framed prints from Townsville Art (note those Pacers colors).  And surprise baby (and mom) with the adorable collection of felt hats and headbands from Mosey Handmade and textiles from Augie & Lola.

Just a few of our favorite cards this week. Lifesaver thank you card from Haven Paperie and Say Anything tribute card from Kate Funk.

Weekend Vibes

Cozy up with this restock from Penn & Beech Candle Co. (Like really, hurry in to get these before they’re gone again). And then take note from this Emily Winfield Martin print and chill allllllll weekend, especially with the impending winter storm. -Fingers crossed it’s not as bad as it sounds.

The Local Love Event

This Valentine’s Day, spread the Local Love!  We’ll be featuring a candle-maker bar with the Onyx Exchange and you’ll be able to preorder Valentine’s Day bouquets from Willow and Star Flowers all in store on Sunday, February 11, from 1-4pm! Pick up a handmade Valentine’s Day gift too from one of our 400+ makers!

Our first Kids Craft Series: Valentines Day Edition SOLD OUT in two days! We’ll be offering this crafting session in conjunction with our Local Love Event, so parents can shop stress free! We’ll be holding these kids crafting sessions every month, so don’t fret if you weren’t able to reserve a seat for this one!

That concludes this week’s ICYMI blog! We hope to see you in the shop soon and during our upcoming events! Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

 

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