Category: “This Week at the Shop” News Series
ICYMI: This Week at the Shop:
September 15th

We’re back with another edition of ICYMI – This Week at the Shop for September 15th! And look who else is back, Queen B, Malala, Ruth, and more! Michelle Valansky of Creature Type has created this power packed coloring book full of 90+ pages of activities and badass-ery. Yes, I want to spot the differences between the two Amy’s (RIP girl).


Let your little ones creep along in new onesies and t-shirts from Paper Elm. And while the little ones play, parents get to relax, right? Well, if you get a minute, you should enjoy a cup of Bhota Chai (formerly Impeccable Chai) from Sobro Cafe in your brand new leather mason jar travel mug from LM Products. – Coolest parents on the block.

If you’re in need of a gift for the history buff in your life, look no further than the new designs from Rachel O’s Fabulous Whimsy. Each piece is made with a vintage Indiana map from 1899 or 1916!


What I’m using to color my Boss Babes coloring book; rainbow crayons from Art 2 the Extreme, of course. Yes, the kids would like these too.

New vendor, Hunky Dory Studio, puts more than Indy icons on her fused glass menagerie, but her inventory is so large, it’ll take me more than one week to show you it all! Stay tuned!

I love handmade soap. I love pretty, handmade soap. And I especially love pretty, handmade soap made using local ingredients from other local businesses. So many wins.

Harts Handmade Naturals combines beer from Indiana City Brewing Co. to bring you their Shadow Boxer and Yacht Rock scents, while beans from Tinker Coffee are used to create two other aromatic soaps in their line. Going to go shower now…

ICYMI: Upcoming Workshops:

Remember those macrame classes I was telling you about last week? Well, they’re nearly one week away and tickets are still available. Look how happy you could be after you make a macrame plant hanger or wall hanging! PS – the plant and pot are included in the price of the plant hanger class!

Columbus based fiber artist Sarah Harste is just the cutest and she’s driving across state lines to come hang with you! Both classes are also BYOB. I’ve given you so many reasons to sign up. So go do it here (plant hanger) or here (wall hanging). Get knotty!


One more thing guys, -you need to join our rewards program, like yesterday. You earn points with every dollar you spend in store and those points become cash you can redeem on future purchases. We’ll also send you a birthday coupon and a discount just for signing up. I know, you’re running to the store right now.

Well that’s it for this week’s ICYMI! If you get a chance to stop in and find something cute (like that’s hard), take a photo with your purchase and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for a chance to be featured on our page!

Wishing you a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop:
September 8th

The temperatures may be droppin’ but our shelves are hoppin’. – See what we did there?  We’re starting a new ICYMI: This Week at the Shop blog full of new product, sales floor happenings, and store events!

I’m Amanda D., resident Operations Manager (product photographer, social media slinger, event/gallery coordinator, and all things Homespun-related). I’ll be your new weekly author, compiling all the things I’ve photographed and posted in the last week (like the new city flags above from People for Urban Progress), right here, so you can catch up on your weekly Homespun digest!

So here you go, ICYMI: This Week at the Shop: September 8th! Enjoy!

I don’t know about you, but this chill in the air has me revving up my bathtub.  Good thing we’ve been restocked with new bath and body products from favorite vendors like Bitchstix, Pure Grace Soaps, and Brooklyn Candle Studio.  Yes, that’s a cupcake bath bomb. Someone get that water running stat.

You know I couldn’t resist a good ol’ fashioned fall themed chalkboard. And an Indy one too, of course.  These are always fun for me to do, especially when the whole staff gets together to help me come up with our handy little slogans. You can thank Key Holder, Claire, for the awesome “Back Homes(spun) again in Indiana” idea. High fives to Claire!

Did you know that about half of our 400 vendors in store are local to Indianapolis or Indiana? Did you also know I feature my own arms and hands in a lot of our social media photos – ha.

Pro tip: that B. Happy Peanut Butter is absolutely divine on a s’more. You can thank me later. New leather Indiana cuffs from Indypsire Art have arrived, along with a new Pride Lego Art design from Smitten by Kat.  Show off to your out-of-town friends with the Indianapolis City Guide from Printtext. That black cover is limited edition, so you should come buy it now.

We had an AMAZING turnout during our most recent First Friday gallery opening featuring the work of IPS Center for Inquiry School 2 Art Club! The students created work about what Indy and Love, both, mean to them. After recent world events, the students decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from the works sold to non profit agencies. If this doesn’t warm your heart, I don’t know what will.

The remaining work will be on display through September and October. Come support these talented, compassionate students and the causes they care about so much!

Upcoming Workshops:

You still have time to get knotty with us in our upcoming Macrame Workshops with guest instructor, Sarah Harste! Sarah is a Columbus based fiber artist who loves all things woven! She’ll be hosting two workshops in store on Saturday September 23rd. Take one or take both! For more information and tickets for the Macrame Plant Hanger class, click here. And for the Macrame Wall Hanging class, here. Get your tickets while you still have time!

That concludes our ICYMI: Week of September 8th! Keep up with our blog so you don’t miss out and be sure to keep following us on social media – where you can see things in (nearly) real-time!

We hope to see you in the shop soon!
-Amanda D.

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This Week at the Shop: August 28th

Fall is coming because: 1. it gets down to the 60s at night (I don’t care if it is in the 80’s during the day!) and 2. look at our new window display! AH!!! I am beyond ready for crunchy leaves. Our knitwear is currently being prepped for display, so until then we have a beautiful line up of new goodies to share with you.

New

New chair prints by Lisa Kessler Studio.

Vintage maps of Indianapolis printed on really nice canvas sheets by Arterx.

Handcrafted in Bloomington, IN, we’re loving the local love in these puzzles by Press Puzzles.

Beautiful new soy candles from JKM Soy.

New deodorant scent from Teehaus Bath & Body, it smells amazing. Another adorable print from Lisa Kessler Studio, and we’re in love with this decadent new jewelry line by Fulcrum Jewelry Studio.

Lots of great prints for the kitchen (or anywhere) from Art Food Collective, and more framed beauties from Lisa Kessler Studio. Restock on Indiana pillows by Lois & Ruby and there are just too many applications for this card tag by Igloo Letterpress.

Restock from Pure Grace Soap, bath bombs and cupcake bombs!

The most amazing metal pins from 1606 Supply Co., collect ’em all.

 

Coming Up

First Friday Featuring CFI 2 Art Club: Friday, September 1st 6-8pm: Here at Homespun, we’re passionate about supporting creative minds, especially the creative, young minds of our local community. We invite you to come celebrate a truly unique First Friday show featuring the Art Club of local Indianapolis Public School, Center for Inquiry School 2!

Workshop: Macrame Hanging Planter: Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3pm AND 4-6:30pm: Macrame is back with a modern twist! Join us for this macrame wall hanging workshop, where you’ll make your own macrame masterpiece from start to finish. In this 2.5 hour workshop led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you’ll learn three different knots and how to design your own unique wall hanging. Your choice of copper pieces and wood beads also available to dress your wall hanging up!

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market: Friday, December 1st, 5-10pm: Come join us for contemporary craft, holiday shopping, and fun on Friday December 1st during our 2017 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market!

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This Week at the Shop: August 14th

You don’t need special glasses to see that our new vendors are amazing! Get it? It’s an eclipse joke! Gotta make ’em while we can. Check out the new handmade goods on our shelves and see what’s new around the shop this week.

New

Brand new vendor Bluegrass Bookbinding has stocked us with some beautiful new leather journals.

Culture Flock is bringin’ the good vibes.

More from Culture Flock and Bluegrass Bookbinding.

 

Around the Shop

Love the pairing of art with the bags from People for Urban Progress in these refreshed shelf displays.

Are you ready to see the eclipse? We are! Beautiful star themed goods from Daydrifter, Arsenal Handicraft, Hoosier Proud, and Astronette.

Our custom basket displays are always changing and I love to see the combinations our crew comes up with! Especially loving the ketchup and mustard theme.

Coming Up

First Friday Featuring CFI 2 Art Club: Friday, September 1st 6-8pm: Here at Homespun, we’re passionate about supporting creative minds, especially the creative, young minds of our local community. We invite you to come celebrate a truly unique First Friday show featuring the Art Club of local Indianapolis Public School, Center for Inquiry School 2!

Workshop: Macrame Hanging Planter: Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3pm AND 4-6:30pm: Macrame is back with a modern twist! Join us for this macrame wall hanging workshop, where you’ll make your own macrame masterpiece from start to finish. In this 2.5 hour workshop led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you’ll learn three different knots and how to design your own unique wall hanging. Your choice of copper pieces and wood beads also available to dress your wall hanging up!

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market: Friday, December 1st, 5-10pm: Come join us for contemporary craft, holiday shopping, and fun on Friday December 1st during our 2017 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market!

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This Week at the Shop: August 7th

Beautiful sunshine on this glorious summer day! We’ve got these beautiful new paper flowers (yes, those are paper) by The Paper Peony plus more new gems to show you. Come browse through the rays and see what catches your eye!

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More blooms gracing our shelves by The Paper Peony.

We’ve got a restock from gem creator Salame Jewelry Designs including these rad new leather and crystal chokers.

Re-stock from Sarahmics including some edgy new gilded pieces.

Re-stock from textile artist Savannah Norris in the shop. These pieces make such a statement and are only 28 bucks!

Brand new (HILARIOUS) vendor Beckamade brings us a huge selection of great cards and magnets.

Sweet tee by Hoosier Proud, caramels by Newfangled Confections (with proceeds going to a local non-profit), sweet bone earrings by Dead Things by Sarah, and this photo just doesn’t capture the rich sparkle of these earrings by Muro Jewelry.

Around the Shop

LOVE this beautiful display atop one of our children’s book shelves. So bright and cheery and man those wool felted garlands by Goldendrop Garlands just pep up any space!

Coming Up

First Friday Featuring CFI 2 Art Club: Friday, September 1st 6-8pm: Here at Homespun, we’re passionate about supporting creative minds, especially the creative, young minds of our local community. We invite you to come celebrate a truly unique First Friday show featuring the Art Club of local Indianapolis Public School, Center for Inquiry School 2!

Workshop: Macrame Hanging Planter: Saturday, September 23rd, 1-3pm AND 4-6:30pm: Macrame is back with a modern twist! Join us for this macrame wall hanging workshop, where you’ll make your own macrame masterpiece from start to finish. In this 2.5 hour workshop led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you’ll learn three different knots and how to design your own unique wall hanging. Your choice of copper pieces and wood beads also available to dress your wall hanging up!

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market: Friday, December 1st, 5-10pm: Come join us for contemporary craft, holiday shopping, and fun on Friday December 1st during our 2017 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market!

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