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This Week at the Shop: April 17th

We’ve got some lovely new items to share with you this week, as well as an incredible spring line up of events: from Earth Day to letter writing, make sure you make plans to get here!

New

Smitten by Kat brought some more awesome Lego art!

Brand new Blake’s Charcuterie Boards are handmade by a sweet 10 year old boy! And locally made leather bags new from MH Leathergoods.

Around the Shop

Sweet, sweet spring cheer!

Coming Up

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-9pm: Come celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday April 22nd! We’re asking customers to bring in reusable materials like tin cans, cereal boxes, water bottles, and egg cartons to make a recycled planter/seed starter in store! We’ll have paper and other fun things for you to decorate your planter – and we’ll be giving away a FREE seed bomb from local maker Department of Everyday! Bring your kiddos with you and teach them about Earth Day and the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling with this fun project!

Crafternoon with Ash & Elm Cider, Tuesday, April 25th, 7-9pm: Join us for an evening of crafting and cider! Bring something you’re working on, or bring some of your favorite crafting supplies to share with a friend. The crafty gals of Homespun: Modern Handmade (US!) will be on-site to show off some of their favorite DIY projects. Tickets are $20 and include two glasses of cider and access to some supplies and knowledge from your Homespun hosts.
Letter Writing Pop-Up with Haven Paperie, Sunday, April 3oth, 2-4pm: April is National Letter Writing Month and we’ve paired up with the queen of letter writing, Haven Paperie, to bring you a pen and paper pop-up in store. Whether you’ve been wanting to send a note to an old friend, a lost love, or just put something out into the universe – this evening is dedicated to you! Bring your paper, a favorite card you’ve been meaning to send, and sit down with us and Heidi, the hand behind Haven Paperie, who will be here with envelopes and stamps – ensuring the safe delivery of your handwritten words.

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop, Sunday, April 30th, 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!

Pampering Pop-Up: Saturday, May 13th, 11am-4pm: There’s no one that deserves more pampering, attention, and relexation than Mom. Bring her in store on this Mother’s Day Eve, for an indulgent experience featuring bath and body demo’s from 407 Botanicals and a jewelry trunk show from Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing. You and Mom both will also enjoy 10% off your entire Homespun purchase today.

Macrame Hanging Planter Workshop, Saturday, May 13th, 1-4pm: Have some flowing greenery that needs hanging for full-effect? Always wanted to learn how to macrame? Then we’ve got the perfect class for you! Savannah Norris, local stylist, artist, and jane of all trades, will help you craft a hanging planter perfect for your growing green babies and your personal style! Bring yourself and your plant (in a small – medium pot or jar) and a sturdy stick (optional) if you’d like to make it a contemporary wall hanging – all other supplies will be provided. Discounted tickets worth 2 entries are available! – Perfect to bring MOM along with you on this Saturday before Mother’s Day!

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: April 3rd

We’re still waiting on our new POS system to be able to bring out all the new beautiful goodies but in the mean time give us a follow over on Instagram and check out our Spring Bling campaign. We’re highlighting some of our sparkliest this season. Read on for look at some awesome items currently on the sales floor, and a sneak peak of our upcoming How-To blog post!

Around the Shop

Gorgeous spring gift basket!

Do Yer Thing tote by Tender Loving Empire, adorable little tiger display in our kids’ section, love this little baby play bar by Red Barn Collective, and bring these multi-purpose travel bags with you on your spring adventures, printed and made by Little Minnow.

Mark made this amazing paper flower and we can’t get over it! Look how big!

Spring Bling

It’s a thing. Follow us on Instagram.

Sneak Peak

Stay tuned to see what I’m workin’ on for our next How-To post!

 

Coming Up

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, April 7th: 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: 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.

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-9pm: Come celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday April 22nd! We’re asking customers to bring in reusable materials like tin cans, cereal boxes, water bottles, and egg cartons to make a recycled planter/seed starter in store! We’ll have paper and other fun things for you to decorate your planter – and we’ll be giving away a FREE seed bomb from local maker Department of Everyday! Bring your kiddos with you and teach them about Earth Day and the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling with this fun project!

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop, Sunday, April 30th, 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!

Pampering Pop-Up: Saturday, May 13th, 11am-4pm: There’s no one that deserves more pampering, attention, and relexation than Mom. Bring her in store on this Mother’s Day Eve, for an indulgent experience featuring bath and body demo’s from 407 Botanicals and a jewelry trunk show from Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing. You and Mom both will also enjoy 10% off your entire Homespun purchase today.

Macrame Hanging Planter Workshop, Saturday, May 13th, 1-4pm: Have some flowing greenery that needs hanging for full-effect? Always wanted to learn how to macrame? Then we’ve got the perfect class for you! Savannah Norris, local stylist, artist, and jane of all trades, will help you craft a hanging planter perfect for your growing green babies and your personal style! Bring yourself and your plant (in a small – medium pot or jar) and a sturdy stick (optional) if you’d like to make it a contemporary wall hanging – all other supplies will be provided. Discounted tickets worth 2 entries are available! – Perfect to bring MOM along with you on this Saturday before Mother’s Day!

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: March 27th

We’re getting ready to upgrade our POS system, so we’re back logged on new product (get ready for a major update soon!) so for now I’ll skip the weekly What’s New section and provide you with a comprehensive Around the Shop. As you probably know if you’ve ever been to our shop, we have a huge variety of goodies available to browse. This means even I, who walk the shop twice a week, often come across beautiful little finds amongst the shelves that I had never noticed before. Take a look, and if you haven’t been here in a while, come and see what you can find yourself!

Around the Shop

Lovely new pillow display. The perfect way to perk up your home for spring.

I love the styling our staff comes up with for our shelves! Our products play together so well.

Red Barn Collective and Re: Katherine Scott creating a magical little space.

Mesmerized by these beautiful prints from The Black Apple.

Gorgeous mushroom sticker by Jill Bliss.

It’s spring time and that means our dogs will be spending a lot more time outside, these blends by Tyson & Tater will help them stay healthy and happy (bug repellent spray not pictured!).

What We’re Wearing

On the left: scarf by Pointelle Designs, necklace by Grey Theory Mill, tank by Megan Lee Designs, and purse by 1606. On the right: necklaces by Grey Theory Mill and Black Crystals, tank by Nicole’s Threads, and purse by ReFind Originals.

Coming Up

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, April 7th: 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: 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.

Pampering Pop-Up: Saturday, May 13th, 11am-4pm: There’s no one that deserves more pampering, attention, and relexation than Mom. Bring her in store on this Mother’s Day Eve, for an indulgent experience featuring bath and body demo’s from 407 Botanicals and a jewelry trunk show from Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing. You and Mom both will also enjoy 10% off your entire Homespun purchase today.

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: March 13th

Did you know Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival? If Wikipedia says it, it must be true! Better find a little bit ‘o green to wear on the 17th and support your fellow Irishman. We’re here to help!

Around the Shop

This cheery little strawberry by Happy Grey Skies is peeking out of a tumbler by Staci DeBolt Pottery.

Freshen up your kitchen with one of the many choices of potholders by Umbrella Girl Productions, this new license plate light by Indyardart reminds me of road trips, a bright new clutch like this one by Oh Sew Betty! will fight away the snowy blues, and don’t stop believin’ in that summertime garden with these stakes by Peg & Awl.

Two sure signs its spring: our displays are full of plants and animals and our checkout is full of Indianapolis Indians baseball schedules!

Our window is complete! So fresh, so springy.

Coming Up

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!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, April 7th: 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: 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.

Pampering Pop-Up: Saturday, May 13th, 11am-4pm: There’s no one that deserves more pampering, attention, and relexation than Mom. Bring her in store on this Mother’s Day Eve, for an indulgent experience featuring bath and body demo’s from 407 Botanicals and a jewelry trunk show from Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing. You and Mom both will also enjoy 10% off your entire Homespun purchase today.

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: March 6th

Today the sun was shining in the shop, making everything look bright and new! Take a look at some of the glorious new products on our shelves now.

New

These new pieces from Willow Modern Glassware were certainly not immune to the luminous qualities of the evening sun. Awesome little glass cactus that will live forever pairs great with these little glass dishes.

This  wooden lazy Susan by Richwood Creations is covered in springtime flowers! These shot glasses by United State of Indiana are ready to make drinks and sit on the porch with you, and this print by Cordial Kitten isn’t knew, but it is a classic. Also loving these adorable new onesies by Hoosier Proud.

Gallery

The Scum Lords exhibit by Robert Young is on now and looking BA. Especially loving the mystery trading cards.

Around the Shop

Our new window display is in progress but already glowing.

Our sign-work looking sharp and our awesome new doorbell is ready for a little customer interaction!

Coming Up

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!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, April 7th: 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: 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.

Pampering Pop-Up: Saturday, May 13th, 11am-4pm: There’s no one that deserves more pampering, attention, and relexation than Mom. Bring her in store on this Mother’s Day Eve, for an indulgent experience featuring bath and body demo’s from 407 Botanicals and a jewelry trunk show from Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing. You and Mom both will also enjoy 10% off your entire Homespun purchase today.

See ya next week, friends!

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