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ICYMI: This Week At The Shop
November 17

ICYMI November 17

It’s ICYMI November 17 time! And if you really did miss anything this week, you can come out and see us tonight until MIDNIGHT during Mass Ave Midnight Shopper!

Shop for holiday goods (like the Circle of Lights ornaments above from Katydid Letterpress) and check out our Pop-Up Candle Bar with the Onyx Exchange from 6pm – 10pm in store! -You’ll get to mix your own scents to create a candle unique to you!

Like we do every year, we’ll also be accepting donations for Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven. Bring in the needed items below, and receive 10% off your entire Homespun purchase ALL DAY today, Friday November 17!

NEEDED ITEMS FOR COBURN PLACE SAFE HAVEN:

Body Wash, Deodorant, Clorox Wipes, Canned Fruit, Shower Curtains, Laundry Detergent, Cleaning Supplies, Anti-Bacterial Cleaner, Dishwasher Soap, Dryer Sheets, Dusting Spray, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Waste Baskets – Kitchen & Bathroom, Adult Pain Relief, Razors, Shaving Gel, Canned Meat (Tuna and Chicken), Tuna/Chicken Helper, Rice Cereal, Canned Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce, Granola Bars, Popcorn

Learn more about Coburn Place Save Haven here: http://coburnplace.org

NEEDED ITEMS FOR PROJECT HOME INDY:

Paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissues, napkins, Baby supplies: diapers (sizes 3, 4, and 5) and wipes, Cleaning supplies: dishwashing detergent, hand soap, dish soap, disinfectant spray, bathroom cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, kitchen cleaners, Laundry supplies: free and clear detergent (high-efficiency and regular), free and clear fabric softener/dryer sheets, Trash bags: kitchen size, New sippy cups, New linens, like twin sheets, crib sheets, bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths

Learn more about Project Home Indy here: http://www.projecthomeindy.org

A Hoosier Holiday

We’re packed with Indianapolis and Indiana gifts for your holiday season! For the little ones, baby onesies are back from Hoosier Proud and Megan Lee Designs. Decorate your porch for your holiday entertaining with an Indianapolis Flag doormat from Laura Jane Handmade Co. -Only a couple left in store!

Daisy Mae Designs has restocked us with her Indiana map wine bottle stoppers and bottle openers. -So perfect for the wine or beer lover!

Not all jewelry needs to sparkle this holiday season. Excite the minimal lady or fella with an Indiana necklace or earring pair from Crave Jewelry Design. You can’t forget to throw an Indiana sticker in their stockings (the one shown above is from 1606 Supply Co.).

And did you see our new t-shirt wall?! So many designs, so easily visible now!

Shy puppy and sleepy kitty plates are back from Early Bird Designs!

We Love New Vendors!

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t need to relax more. That’s why I constantly advocate for more bath and body vendors in our shop. And boy, have we have delivered for the holidays!

Soak up the Southern charm with the new collection from Black Kettle Soap Co. You can find Moonshine, Sweet Tea, and Coffee shower washes and Lemonade + Tonic and Mint Julep Sugar Scrub Cubes!

If you’re all about the clean burning candles and incense, you’ll be happy to find WAX BBY Candles and Zouz Natural Incense Cones now in store.

Give him the gift of a “Hairy” Christmas with the new beard product line from Weatherbeard Supply Co. From their beard wash to solid cologne, he’ll be happily smelling good with a healthy beard to boot!

Do No Harm, Take No Shit -pins, patches, and stickers are back from 1606 Design Co.! Make your cabin dreams nearly come true with new desk caddies from Savvie Studio, candles from The Onyx Exchange, and leather bound journal from Bluegrass Bookbinding!

Staff Gift Picks For The Week

This week, we brought you our picks for the little Threenager and Dapper Dudes in your life! Head here to see the lists and learn why our staff chose what they did!

Upcoming Events:

*TONIGHT: Candle Bar with The Onyx Exchange – Midnight Shopper Edition, Friday Nov. 17th, 6pm-10pm. Mix and match your own scents to create a holiday candle unique to your taste while we’re open until midnight this evening! We’ll also be accepting donations for Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven – bring some in and get 10% off your purchase. To learn more about the event and to see a list of needed items, click here.

Small Business Saturday at Homespun: Saturday Nov. 25th, 9am-10pm -we’ll be opening early today (9am) to give our fantastic customers early access to our brimming-with-holiday-inventory sales floor. In fact, the first ten customers will receive Swag Bags, one of which will be a SUPER Swag Bag with a high-dollar item from a participating Mass Ave store.

That concludes this week’s ICYMI for November 17! Keep following us on our social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest) to get the most up to date info on product as it arrives! See you tonight during Midnight Shopper!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This week at the shop
November 10

ICYMI November 10

Another week closer to Christmas, another ICYMI! -November 10 edition! Our shelves are bursting at the seams with brand new holiday product and tons of gift-worthy items.

Indianapolis coordinates pillow from Finch and Cotter could literally match any interior decor. And not only is it super cute, it is super comfortable with it’s down alternative stuffing. I was ready to take a nap with it. But when you can’t take a nap, sip some joe out of a Decorative Design Works Indy Mug. -Now restocked in store!

Gifts for Kids and Parents

Get kids to love bath time with new unicorn horn bath bombs from Pure Grace Soaps (they’re all natural and safe). And you can wrap them up as a perfect stocking stuffer with narwhal and unicorn wrapping paper from Adam Debolt. -Add on that narwhal holiday card from Beast USA and you’re all set!

After you’ve finished putting the kids to bed, it’s your turn for a bath! Get soaking with a holiday bath bomb set, also from Pure Grace Soap. Or, if you feel a cold coming on, get steamy in the shower with one of her new shower steamers (pictured below). The eucalyptus one is perfect for opening the sinuses. -Husbands take note, your wife would definitely like all of those things in her stocking.

New vendor, MIZU Brand, wants you to feel balanced and rested to take on the day. That’s why their sleep masks and chakra sprays are great gift ideas for the tired, anxious, or busy person in your life.

While the adults are trying to find balance, the kids just want to play. Give them something Christmas-y and crafty to take up their time this holiday season. New kits from The Dapper Jackalope, Cozy Blue, and Studio MME are sure to fit the bill.

More ideas for those suffering from the sniffles this season. Featured product from AYDRY & Co., MIZU Brand, JKM Soy Candles, D’Earth’s All Naturals, and Pure Grace Soap.


Good Things Come In Small Packages

With our handmade jewelry collection, you can wrap up a piece truly unique to your significant other.  We are all drooling over the new resin and wood line from Muro Jewelry.  Using naturally shed deer antlers, brand new vendor, MetaMorph, makes bright, bold necklaces and hand cast feather ornaments.

Hoppy Holidays

Delight the beer lover with a hop ornament from Cabin on Lake! The glass globe ornaments come in “all hops,” “dark beer,” and “black and tan.” Cheers!

Tell ‘Em What You Want (What You Really, Really Want)

New Nasty Woman necklace from Rachel Pfeffer Designs just hit our shelves. And our Christmas chocolate bars from Curly Girl Designs are now out! That one above is my personal favorite. I’m definitely telling my daughter that Santa wants champagne and chocolate this year. No shame.

Holiday (Celebrate)

Two song lyric headings back to back? I think so. While we’re not playing the holiday tunes just yet, our store displays are all things Christmas right now.  Come check them out and shop our vast holiday card selection!

Staff Picks This Week

This week we showed you what our staff had on their lists for their significant others and what they’d bring to their hypothetical office party. Head here to read the full lists and product descriptions.

Upcoming Events:

Candle Bar with The Onyx Exchange – Midnight Shopper Edition, Friday Nov. 17th, 6pm-10pm. Mix and match your own scents to create a holiday candle unique to your taste while we’re open until midnight this evening! We’ll also be accepting donations for Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven this evening – bring some in and get 10% off your purchase. To learn more about the event and to see a list of needed items, click here.

Workshop: Knit & Sip at Homespun – Midnight Shopper Edition: Friday Nov. 17th, 7pm-9pm – drink while you craft during this special late night edition of Knit & Sip! All supplies are included in this beginning knitting class. Get your tickets here!

Small Business Saturday at Homespun: Saturday Nov. 25th, 9am-10pm -we’ll be opening early today (9am) to give our fantastic customers early access to our brimming-with-holiday-inventory sales floor. In fact, the first ten customers will receive Swag Bags, one of which will be a SUPER Swag Bag with a high-dollar item from a participating Mass Ave store.

That concludes this week’s ICYMI for November 10! Keep following us on our social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest) to get the most up to date info on product as it arrives! Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
November 3

It’s ICYMI November 3rd!

Yes, we’re still spinning over saying NOVEMBER. However, we’ve got our shelves packed to the brim with new product, restock, and holiday items! And speaking of holiday, how about putting together a custom gift basket in store? Those coasters above from Katydid Letterpress are the perfect addition to some local artisan food items (also found in our shop).

Get Ready for 2018

We couldn’t be approaching a new year without adding 2018 calendars to our shelves. You’ll find Indiana themed calendars, mistaken lyrics, kitchen calendars, beer-themed, and more all from TF Publishing. We even have special wrapping for these babies. Gifts done and done!

Mr. Sogs Creatures

Beloved Mr. Sogs has restocked us with their fantastical creatures and Mini Creature Kits! -Those kits are perfect for the little aspiring crafter in your life (my daughter is real into it, and she’s 7). I was delighted to see Mr. Sogs making cards and I was laughing at all the puns. You can never have too many puns.

Indiana Wall Hangings

These wooden wall hangings make a great holiday gift for the Indiana lover. You can find multiple sizes and colors from Inspired Woodcrafts on our shelves. And I’d hurry in, these go quickly!

New Vendor: Lucca Workshop

Beautiful laser cut wood products from Lucca Workshop have arrived. You can find bookmarks, hair clips, laser cut cards, and dried floral notes all from this Cincinnati, OH maker. We love getting new vendors for the holidays!

November Window Display

We’ve got our November window up (and other holiday display areas in store – I’ll be showing you those next week).  But, come take a peek at our red and mint themed table-setting and get some ideas for your holiday entertaining!


Holiday Staff Picks

It’s time for our annual Holiday Gift Guide! Our staff have compiled lists of their favorite product for the 12 people you may have to shop for this holiday season. This week we showcased our lists for Mom and Dad. -Click those links to be taken to the posts where you can read more about each product! Be on the lookout for 2 lists to go live each week leading up to Christmas!


Our Homespun Halloween

Thank you to everyone that voted and participated in our Annual Homespun Halloween Costume Contest! All of our staff did an amazing job on their costumes, but our Sales Associate, Mark took home the cake with his Frida Kahlo costume inspired by Frida Doll from La Tiendita! Go Mark!

Upcoming November Events:

First Friday Holiday Charity Show with Cat Head Press: Friday Nov. 3rd, 6pm-8:30pm. The artists of Cat Head Press have graciously donated prints for this charity gallery show, where 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven. Learn more about the event here.

Candle Bar with The Onyx Exchange – Midnight Shopper Edition, Friday Nov. 17th, 6pm-10pm. Mix and match your own scents to create a holiday candle unique to your taste while we’re open until midnight this evening! We’ll also be accepting donations for Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven this evening – bring some in and get 10% off your purchase. To learn more about the event and to see a list of needed items, click here.

Workshop: Knit & Sip at Homespun – Midnight Shopper Edition: Friday Nov. 17th, 7pm-9pm – drink while you craft during this special late night edition of Knit & Sip! All supplies are included in this beginning knitting class. Get your tickets here!

Small Business Saturday at Homespun: Saturday Nov. 25th, 9am-10pm -we’ll be opening early today (9am) to give our fantastic customers early access to our brimming-with-holiday-inventory sales floor. In fact, the first ten customers will receive Swag Bags, one of which will be a SUPER Swag Bag with a high-dollar item from a participating Mass Ave store.

That concludes this week’s ICYMI November 3rd! We hope to see you tonight for our gallery opening benefiting Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven! Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
October 27th

ICYMI October 27th

It’s ICYMI for October 27th. And we’ll tell you, we’re almost missing things with the crazy amount of product we have coming in for the holidays. But we pulled it together and we’re still giving you a look back on our weekly product received, upcoming events, and more!

What happens when an architecturally trained group of friends with the shared love of travel come together? They create Point Two Design Group and make unbelievably beautiful city maps and state art like the ones pictured above. Look at those colors. We’re so thrilled to have these variations now available in our Indy print collection.

Give the Gift of DIY…

Now that we’re really approaching holiday and the temperatures are really dropping, you’ll be needing more things to do inside. -Or your crafty friends will. May I suggest new DIY embroidery kits from Cozy Blue? We have more than this in store, but I’m real partial to that galaxy/moon phase one. Space is all the rage.

Your Favorite Magnets are Back!

Hey Arthur’s Plaid Pants, we’ve missed you! Find Bowie, Golden Girls, Twin Peaks, and more pop-culture inspired magnets along with some lady power, and Indiana themed button magnets in store. Keep that fridge cool.

We’ll Take All the Sauce Please…

Made in Roanoke, IN, 100% of the proceeds from the sales of Best Boy’s products go back to charities that support families and children. I can say I have tried every. single. sauce. And they are all amazing. I suggest adding a couple of these to your foodie friend’s Christmas gift, or throw it in Dad’s stocking.  It’s food that tastes good and does good.

Speaking of Dad…

Shave kits and beard care kits from new vendor, Thirteen Thieves, make a great, already-put-together gift. Included in the beard kit are clippers, beard oil, mustache wax, comb, and beard brush. For the shave kit, you’ll find shave cream, aftershave, shaving oil, and nourishing oil. So, whether or not dad keeps those whiskers trim or has the beard of Zeus, we’ve got you covered.

Cats and Cards

They’re pretty much two of my most favorite things. And you can’t have too many cat calendars in your life.  New beautifully illustrated kitties for each month can be found in the newly released calendar from Gingiber.

Congratulations on your “Nice, Nice, Baby…” -If that song is now stuck in your head, you’re welcome. The ever-popular hip-hop cards from Paper Michelle are back!

Megan’s World

…is straight up crazy right now. So much so that we’ve called in other inventory troops to help her out. Thanks Claire. Here’s MK unpacking a brand new order from brand new vendor, Black Kettle Soap Co. There’s moonshine shower wash, shower bombs, and Lemonade + Tonic sugar scrub cubes. We are all so excited! Thanks for all that you do Megan!


Upcoming November Events:

Workshop: Knit & Sip at Homespun: Friday Nov. 3rd, 6pm-8pm – drink while you craft! All supplies are included in this beginning knitting class. Get your tickets here.

First Friday Holiday Charity Show with Cat Head Press: Friday Nov. 3rd, 6pm-8:30pm. The artists of Cat Head Press have graciously donated prints for this charity gallery show, where 100% of the proceeds will benefit Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven. Learn more about the event here.

Candle Bar with The Onyx Exchange – Midnight Shopper Edition, Friday Nov. 17th, 6pm-10pm. Mix and match your own scents to create a holiday candle unique to your taste while we’re open until midnight this evening! We’ll also be accepting donations for Project Home Indy and Coburn Place Safe Haven this evening – bring some in and get 10% off your purchase. To learn more about the event and to see a list of needed items, click here.

Workshop: Knit & Sip at Homespun – Midnight Shopper Edition: Friday Nov. 17th, 7pm-9pm – drink while you craft during this special late night edition of Knit & Sip! All supplies are included in this beginning knitting class. Get your tickets here!

That concludes this week’s ICYMI October 27th! We hope to see you at our upcoming events in October and during Mass Ave Monster Mash on Sunday! Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week At The Shop
October 20

Cactus Soap and Beastie Boys Koozie

It’s ICYMI time for October 20th!

With only 2 more weeks left in October, we are stocking our shelves to the brim with new product for the holiday season!

Brand new vendor, Tularoo Soaps, creates bubbly works of art like the cactus soap above. Their ingredients are all natural and they only use sulfate-free, non-comedogenic bases for their soaps. And bringing it full circle, all the packaging is recyclable as well.

You won’t find a more perfect stocking stuffer than the Beastie Boys koozie from Jolly Good Designs. -Enjoyable anytime of day.

Potholders by Umbrella Girl Productions

For the Kitchen Connoisseur

We’ve been restocked on reversible printed pot holders from Umbrella Girls and when bundled together, they make a great gift for the crafty cook in your life.

The almond butter sample packs from Revival Food Co. are back, and they are definitely a treat for this fall season. You can gift them all as is, or separate into smaller gifts. -So perfect! And we can’t talk kitchen without mentioning our Hoosier Harvest cookbook restock from Farm Indiana. This book is full of recipes from Indiana Chefs, farmers, food critics, artisans, and more!

Sweet Restock at Homespun

Sweet Somethings…

We just received the biggest restock on cards from Haven Paperie and the photo above is just a sampling of some of her new designs. That “Thanks for being a great kid” card nearly had me in tears. So cute. And look at that color scheme she’s using. A+!

What’s better than chocolate? How about chocolate that comes in a cute box with a cute saying ready to give to your cute friend? That’s right, those ever so popular chocolates from Curly Girl Designs are back!

Great things come in small packages… like the new thank you and happy birthday card sets from Big Wheel Press. And AC the Cat is trying out his paws at some crafty business below. That’s totally how I look when I start projects too. Well done, again, Kate Funk.

Cards and Card Set Restock

Perler Tricks Headbands

Halloween Accessories

Have a little Stormtrooper, Pikachu, or Ninja Turtle on your hands for Halloween? Accessorize their costumes with headbands from Perler Tricks. You can find more in store -and earrings, pins, and framed art made with these throwback beads as well!

The kids can add some Halloween flare without breaking the school uniform rules with skull hairpins and necklaces from Rachel O’s and Jean Elise Toys.  Sip some spiked cider out of a skull mug from local ceramicist Corey Jefferson.  And you can’t forget to send Happy Halloween cards to the nieces and nephews across the state. -Boo cards courtesy of Haven Paperie.

Halloween Accessories

Halloween Display Shelves

Hauntingly Handmade

Take some inspiration from our display shelves for your spooky soirees this season! You can find haunting prints and posters, dark decor, and other ideas from us in store!

Hayley’s Favorite Things

A Few of Our Favorite Things…

Haley B., our newest employee, is bringin’ you a few of her favorite things this week! A recent Indy transplant, she’s loving all the Midwest charm and she thinks that Indiana Peonies shirt from Yonder Clothing Co. is super charming too.

Hayley also has a prominent appreciation for pastel -hence her choice of Goldendrop Garland and vegan pleather backpack from MH Leathergoods. Welcome to the team Haley – you’re killin’ it on the Sales Floor already!

October Events

October Events

Fall Floral Pop-Up with Willow and Star Flowers, Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11am-4pm. Stop in our store for a fall inspired pop-up flower market. Buy a few stems or put together a whole bouquet and help spread the happiness this fall! Find out more about Willow and Star Flowers here.

Mass Ave Monster Mash, Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4pm-7pm. Join us for family-friendly trick-or-treating all along Mass Ave. Businesses up and down the avenue will be handing out treats (some candy and non-candy). This event is FREE – just look for businesses displaying the orange Monster Mash signs between the 300 and 900 blocks of Mass Ave.

That concludes this week’s ICYMI October 20th edition! I hope to see you out tomorrow for our Fall Floral Pop-Up in store from 11am-4pm! Have a happy, handmade weekend everyone!

-Amanda D.

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