Category: “This Week at the Shop” News Series
This Week at the Shop: July 17th

Lovely new items for you, especially if you have a little one on your gift list.

Cool down and spend some time browsing what’s new in our gallery and shop!

New

You need this shirt if you’re traveling this summer! From new vendor Cradlemade. LOVE these new wall hangings from artist Andria Green. Also these little onesies from Exit 343 Design are too funny.

Perler beads ya’ll! These gumball machines are so perfect.

Don’t forget about the cold brew coffee. This How-To post from last June is ringing true this week; the humidity is real, folks. Cold brew is easy and so satisfying, read my recipes here and grab some Tinker from the shelves now.

Around the Shop

Beautiful displays by our talented staff.

Gallery

Brand new work by yours truly! I make books under the name Read Write Books and Homespun is kind enough to feature them in their gallery for the next two months. And don’t forget my zine- a collection of security envelope patterns, because who knew there were so many?

Coming Up

Weaving Workshop: Saturday, August 5th, 1:00-3:00pm: We’re bringing our classes back with a bang in this new Weaving Workshop from local textile artist Ribbon and Roving! – Maybe you’ve seen some of her pieces for sale in our shop! Well, Karisa, the creative hands behind Ribbon and Roving, is a long time teacher and signature cocktail aficionado (yes this class includes a boozy component).

See you next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: June 26th

It’s been the most intoxicatingly perfect temperature outside. We hope you’ve been spending time porch-ing and hiking. Enhance your outdoor adventures with handmade swings, pickles, hats, or party supplies from Homespun!

Here’s a little taste of what’s new this week.

New

Love these uplifting new books from School of Life Design.

Top three pieces are from new vendor Weeds and Wonder, the bottom two are from Field & Forest.

Beautiful paintings (in print form) by Lucie Shearer.

Really fun questions for families and couples! Spice up your life!

Sweet shiny patches from Boonie Patch Co. and a lovely new assortment of stickers by Jean Elise Toys.

Around the Shop

Our shelf displays are ready for summer fun!

Coming Up

First Friday featuring Read Write Books: Friday, July 7th, 6-8pm: We invite you to join us for a new First Friday gallery opening in store featuring the hand-bound work of local artist, Lee Bennett, otherwise known as Read Write Books.
Bennett has been journaling since kindergarten and speaks of her work as “meaningful vessel(s) for you to fill with all your thoughts, drawings, bits and pieces that represent your current self.” In an electronics-ridden world, Bennett’s work literally reopens an era when pen took to parchment and cursive wasn’t dead. Each book is thoughtfully made and meant to last a lifetime. Bennett will be displaying her new series “Leatherforms” in our store during the months of July and August.

 

See you next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: June 19th

Our sunny, colorful shop is waiting for you to discover all kinds of great handmade goods this week! We’ve got a lot of new things going out on the floor- we’re freshly restocked from the Handicraft Exchange this past weekend. Shout-out to everyone who made that such a great day!

New

Squeeeeeeeeee!!! Need I say more? Mini planters (in monocles, no less) from Scavenge & Bloom.

Bag by Bad Knees Tees and Indiana wall art by Inspired Woodcrafts.

New goodies from Hart’s Handmade! That shampoo and conditioner smell amazing.

Around the Shop

We’re ready for some summer adventures, how about you?

Or then again, maybe we’ll just stay in and read all day… We have the most beautiful, unique books for your kiddos.

See you next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: June 12th

Father’s Day is coming up and I don’t think we’ve ever had such a unique and wide selection of gifts for dad. Whether dad loves food, beer, alcohol, books, dressing classy, or gardening, we’ve got just the thing! Not to mention the cards. To all you dads out there who’ve worked hard to care for us, you deserve to be treated.

Dad

My choices this year. Iron Leaf Press on the left and Arsenal Handicraft on the right.

And so many more!

This flour sack tea towel is so classey with illustrations of different knots. And a Dad’s Den scented candle? Um, yeah.

And, of course, beer. This little Hook & Loop pennant is the perfect way to give beer a little cheer, and this bottle opener by The Machine Shoppe is tough and useful, just like dad.

Around the Shop

Still can’t get over the detail and beauty of these wings from Green Beetle Shop.

This adorable wire wall hanging by Gauge NYC would be the perfect little touch to any room. Do you know someone who could use a gentle soothing smile in the mail? This card by Haven Paperie is just the thing.

Coming Up

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, Saturday, June 17th, 12-8pm at the Harrison Center for the Arts: The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies. The IHE has become a notable stop on the Midwest indie craft fair circuit, which includes events such as the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, IL, Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH, Craftin’ Outlaws in Columbus, OH, Art vs. Craft (now defunct) in Milwaukee, WI and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair in Detroit, MI, among many others. The IHE began in 2007 as a way to highlight local crafters and artisans as well as to expose Indianapolis to some of the best vendors on the national indie craft fair map.

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: June 5th

I have LOTS to show you since my last This Week update. We’re all decked out with pride for PRIDE! Plus, the Handicraft is coming up on the 17th (deets below) and don’t forget Father’s Day on the 18th (gift inspo below). Such a fun month here at Homespun!

New

Best doormat ever by Laura Jane Handmade Co. Huge selection of hilarious cards from Paper Wolf Design, bicentennial stickers from United State of Indiana, and lovely little mid-west cards by artist Rebecca Stockert.

Gorgeous zodiac cards by A Quartzy Life, cutest kitchen towels and prints by One Lane Road.

The coolest books for the budding fashion designer by Lesley Ware.

New stationery by yours truly a.k.a. Read Write Books, stickers by One Lane Road, and weaving by Ribbons and Roving.

The most beautifully colorful (and those French knots!) embroideries by Needles and Knots, and a brand new line of candles and diffusers, Penn & Beech.

All this adorableness comes to us from Wee Moochi. Up there we have little stuffies of ramen, egg dumplings, and eggs and bacon. Sushi and bubble tea pins below!

Father’s Day

Let’s just say, we’ve got you covered.

Pride

Rainbow beauties!!!

What We’re Wearing

We’re ready for the next festival or flea market in this dress by Nicole’s Threads, bag by ReFind Originals, necklaces by Nice Lena, Grey Theory Mill, and Astronette, and turban by Just Liv.

Coming Up

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, Saturday, June 17th, 12-8pm at the Harrison Center for the Arts: The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies. The IHE has become a notable stop on the Midwest indie craft fair circuit, which includes events such as the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, IL, Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH, Craftin’ Outlaws in Columbus, OH, Art vs. Craft (now defunct) in Milwaukee, WI and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair in Detroit, MI, among many others. The IHE began in 2007 as a way to highlight local crafters and artisans as well as to expose Indianapolis to some of the best vendors on the national indie craft fair map.

See ya next week, friends!

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