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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
April 20

ICYMI April 20 New Homespun scented candles from The Onyx Exchange and handcrafted ceramic bud vases from Linnea Campbell Ceramics

ICYMI April 20

On this week’s ICYMI April 20 blog, we’re sending out all the good vibes for spring to stick around! Cross those fingers with us and check out some of our new product and events happening in store!

Bring spring into your home with handcrafted ceramic bud vases from Linnea Campbell Ceramics. And, have you always wanted to bottle the scent of our store? Well, Onyx Exchange did that for you. You can now purchase Homespun scented candles right in our store! It’s a citrus herbal mix and we think it’s pretty spot-on!

ICYMI April 20 Handmade dreamcatchers, baby booties, Indiana shaped pillows, and face masks at Homespun

What We’re Loving Right Now…

Handmade dreamcatchers, up-cycled baby booties, and all natural face masks, can it get better than that? (If only we had puppies and kittens in store).

Have a DIY-er in your life? You can purchase those faux leather Indiana pillows in store as-is, or you can get a kit to do it yourself! What a fun weekend day project, especially if we get another bout of cold/snow/rain (our fingers are still crossed that we don’t).

ICYMI April 20 booze flavored lip balms from Aromaholic at Homespun

Boozy Balms

Remember those cocktail lip balm packs we showed you last week? Well, you can also buy them individually, you know, if you only like IPA’s (this girl). From beer flavors to mimosa, margarita, and more, these lip balms will be sure to make you giggle, even if they don’t have any real bubbly in them.

ICYMI April 20 The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange 2018 Summer Show is Saturday June 16th!

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange 2018 Summer Show

Start your shopping lists now! Vendors have been selected and announced on our vendors page here.

Never been to an INDIEana Handicraft Exchange? Well…join us for a summer afternoon filled with contemporary craft, live music, food trucks, ice cream, beer, and cider on Saturday, June 16th from 12pm-8pm! We’ll have over 100 vendors slingin’ their handmade goods and you can enjoy music from The Independent Music & Arts Festival which is held on site the same day as our summer show at The Harrison Center for the Arts. Admission is always free to our patrons and the event is family-friendly and open to all ages.

The first 100 customers in line at the event who check in with their Yelp! app will receive a FREE SWAG BAG full of goodies, discounts, and more from our presenting sponsors and vendors!

Don’t forget, like always, we’ll also be accepting donations for Coburn Place and Project Home Indy during our summer show! Bringing in donations gets you FREE RAFFLE TICKETS to win prizes during the show! Needed items include: household paper products, baby diapers, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, trash bags, household linens, lightbulbs, body wash, adult pain relievers, IndyGo bus passes, instant oatmeal, coffee, granola bars, pillows, and batteries. Thank you for your continued generosity Indy!

For more information about our summer show, visit our FAQ page here.

ICYMI April 20 Vanessa Monfreda's new collage series will be on display at Homespun through the months of May and June

First Friday May-June 2018

Every month, Homespun: Modern Handmade hosts a celebration in collaboration with iDADA’s First Friday events. Our shows change every other month with various artists showcasing work in painting, illustration, photography, ceramics, and so much more.

For the months of May and June, we’ll be celebrating the new work of local artist Vanessa Monfreda. This collage series is inspired by Vanessa’s recent trip to Ecuador.

Born in Chile and spending part of her adolescence in Germany and Ecuador, Vanessa immigrated to the States with her family in the 90’s. Her diverse, multicultural background is ever present in her work and her use of up-cycled material adds another dimension to the already layered designs.

To learn more about Vanessa and her work, please visit her website at: http://vanessamonfreda.com/home.html

We hope to see you for First Friday in May and June!

Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
April 13

ICYMI April 13

The sun is finally shining and it officially feels like spring, which means our doors are open and are shelves are stocked! On this week’s ICYMI April 13 blog, check out our new goodies and our upcoming classes!

We’ll be featured in an upcoming gift and souvenir publication, so we took some pretty, new shots of our shop. Check them out above and below.

ICYMI April 13 shop handmade crystal and Indiana jewelry at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Mother’s Day Ideas

What’re you getting Mom for Mother’s Day? Stop in to see our handmade jewelry collection! From mini Indiana necklaces to crystals and stone, we can help you get the perfect gift for mom.

Want to make it a gift basket? Throw in some bath bombs, salts, and a candle and we’ll package it up for you in one of our custom gift boxes! You can never do too much for Mom on Mother’s Day.

ICYMI April 13 shop handmade cards, artisanal foods, and novelties at Homespun: Modern Handmade

New Novelties

Ever wondered what the Gryffindor common room smells like or Snape’s potion class? Well, now you can find out! We just received a new line of Harry Potter inspired candles from JKM Soy!

Don’t forget a birthday card for those April babes in your life. We’re constantly getting new and restocked cards in store. We’re big fans of the “Ermgerd Harpay Berfday” card from Band of Weirdos.

Throw in some Frittle (newly restocked and the pecans are back too) with a sassy button from Flair City Supply Co. and you have a birthday gift anyone would be happy to receive.

ICYMI April 13 shop small-batch, handmade cosmetics at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Spring Lip

Now that it’s time to break out the neons and pastels, coordinate with a spring lip from Aromi Beauty. Those matte babies last 8 hours, are vegan, and 100% cruelty free!

Always wanted to taste your favorite cocktails, safely, all day long? Well, now you can – with Aromholic cocktail and beer flavored lip balm packs!

ICYMI April 13 Home and Office Decor at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Make the World Suck Less (and Your Desk Too)

There’s nothin like a fun cubicle to keep you going until 5pm. Dress up the drab with pennant banners, pop culture nightlights, posters, and notepads in store.  We won’t tell if you scribble down your weekend plans while on the clock.

ICYMI April 13 Essential Oils Workshop with NaptownFLO at Homespun: Modern Handmade Saturday April 21st, 3pm-4pm

Workshop: Essential Oils 101 with Naptown FLO

This workshop is happening NEXT WEEKEND and we still have some spots available! Learn all about essential oils and make your own blend during this class! Click the link above to get your tickets!

ICYMI April 13 Geometric Pattern Weaving Workshop at Homespun: Modern Handmade on Saturday, April 28, 1pm-4pm

Workshop: Geometric Pattern Weaving

Only 2 spots left for this class! Click the link above to get your tickets ASAP! All supplies included and you get to keep your loom!

That’s it for this week’s ICYMI April 13! We hope to see you in the shop and on the avenue this beautiful spring weekend! And don’t forget to sign up for our classes before they sell out!

Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
March 30

407 Botanicals lotion and Tandem Ceramics at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI March 30

The spring temperatures seem to be back, but since you’re still stuck inside with this rain, why not get caught up on all things Homespun in this week’s ICYMI blog – March 30 edition!

The lotion restock of our dreams has returned from 407 Botanicals! Made with natural ingredients and essential oils, 407 harnesses the power of nature to bring you these moisturizing and perfectly-scented botanical concoctions.  We’re partial to the Vanilla Grapefruit (there’s a scrub in the same scent too)!

And we never knew how much we wanted a mortar and pestle until we saw this one from Tandem Ceramics. You can definitely up your cocktail-muddling game with one of those.

 

New vendor Tee See Tees at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Tee See Tee

They may be based in Michigan, but this Midwest t-shirt company threw some Indiana love our way! Designed, printed, and finished entirely in their studio in Michigan, these tees are limited design -so get in here quick!

 

Easter gifts and Horrible Adorables felted creatures at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Spring Goodies

Easter snuck up on us for sure. If the same happened to you, stop in and let us help you put together a custom Easter basket in store! We’ll make it look real cute. And for that real Easter-basket-feel, we can even finish it with cellophane and ribbon!

The felted creatures from Horrible Adorables have been restocked! Come check out the new sets and see what creature, or creatures, belong on your wall!

Handmade and local goods from over 400 makers at Homespun: Modern Handmade

More Makers the Merrier: Altered art from Jason Jones, “My body” patch from Band of Weirdos, hair pins from Rachel Pfeffer Designs, and “Going off the registry” card from Exit343 Designs.

Indiana stickers from Husband and Wife Press and prints, stickers, and buttons from local illustrator Bunny Miele

Local Flair

Whether you’re looking to represent our state or support Indiana artists, we have the flair for you.  Husband and Wife Press (Terre Haute, IN) create those sharp state-love stickers above. And we now carry the work of Bunny Miele, an Indy based illustrator and tattoo designer!

Essential Oils 101 Workshop and Geometric Pattern Weaving Workshop at Homespun: Modern Handmade in April

April Workshops

We have tickets still available for two of our upcoming April workshops!

Go with the FLO in our new workshop: Essential Oils 101 with Indy’s NaptownFLO on Saturday, April 21st from 3pm-4pm in store!

In this workshop, you’ll learn all the essentials about essential oils -including the history behind them, how & why they work, methods of use, how to incorporate them into daily life, and the relationship between our bodies & plants.

You’ll also have the chance to create your own essential oil blend! All supplies are included in the cost of this workshop! Get your tickets here!

Workshop: Geometric Pattern Weaving, Saturday April 28th, 1pm – 4pm

Learn a new skill in our upcoming Weaving Workshop! This workshop will focus on learning how to create geometric pattern weaving as well as the fundamentals of the weaving process. You’ll be led by Karisa Cole, the all around creative behind Ribbon & Roving!

All supplies will be included in the cost of this workshop – including your loom and yarn! Get your tickets here.

And like all our private events, this one is BYOB. So feel free to bring snacks and drinks if you’re the noshy type!

Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
March 23

New vendor Two Belmont Sisters at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI March 23

It’s time for ICYMI March 23! We’ve got brand new vendors, workshops, and, as always, restocks on your favorites in store!

New vendor, Two Belmont Sisters, has brought us handmade tote bags, pouches, and waxed canvas lunch sacks! What started as a hobby at the age of 8, Two Belmont Sisters has gone from all night sewing marathons to a full-fledged small business.

They continue to deliver on quality and creativity to their following. -And we’re so thrilled to carry them in store.

Check out a few of their totes below!

Tote bags from Two Belmont Sisters at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Teehaus Bath & Body at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Bath and Body for Spring

Well, spring is here, even if doesn’t feel like it quite yet.

The popular soaps from Teehaus Bath and Body are 100% all natural, made with only pure essential oils and natural colors. And they have mango and shea butter and coconut milk -guaranteed to get that skin ready for some exposure this spring!

Planning some weekend getaways to the great outdoors? Perfect for travel, we recommend Get Lathered’s solid shampoos and conditioners. They lather just as well as liquid shampoos and last even longer. Use just like you would with a bar of soap – but on your hair!

We welcomed new vendor NaptownFLO a few weeks ago, but we didn’t get to tell you about everything they offer! FLO’s healing balm is a combination of local beeswax, coconut oil, calendula, tea tree oil, and lavender. Rub it on those rough elbows and hands!

Did you know that facial tonics and toners balance the pH of your skin (that keeps it from becoming too dry or too oily), shrink pores, and add an extra layer of protection against impurities? With all those reasons, we can get behind an extra step to our cleansing regimen. And we’re choosing to go all natural with NaptownFLO, of course.

Moonshine body wash? Yes. Black Kettle Soap Co. says, “Straight out of the backwoods distillery, a mason jar full of ‘bubbly’ spirits. Moonshine is slightly woodsy with juniper, aloe, heliotrope and musk. Its clean and fresh scent is appealing to all.”  Sounds like it was made for some bearded men we know.

Natural and locally made bath and body products at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Air Plant holders at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Our Last Triple Hanging Air Plant Holder!

If you really liked these guys when we first posted them, you better get here soon! This is the last one left and some of us here keep imagining how good it would look in our front window.

Indiana LEGO art, hip hop cards, Indiana t-shirts, and Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook from A Couple Cooks at Homespun: Modern Handmade

A Few of Our Favorite Things

From Smitten by Kat’s rainbow Indiana LEGO art to Paper Michelle’s hip hop cards to our wall of Indiana t-shirts, you know where to come for local pride and quirky cards.

Speaking of local, we’re thrilled to have the Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook in store from the Indianapolis food influencer duo, Alex and Sonja Overhiser! The Overhisers are a rockstar team behind the development of their nourishing recipes, the beautiful photography of their work, and even a podcast! Definitely check them out here if you want to learn more and then come get their book from us!

Essential Oil workshop and Geometric Pattern Weaving workshop at Homespun: Modern Handmade in April!

April Workshops

We have tickets still available for two of our upcoming April workshops!

Go with the FLO in our new workshop: Essential Oils 101 with Indy’s NaptownFLO on Saturday, April 21st from 3pm-4pm in store!

In this workshop, you’ll learn all the essentails about essential oils -including chakra balancing with oils, ayurveda and dosha types, herbs and oils for women’s health, and herbal self-care kits.

You’ll also have the chance to create your own essential oil blend or herbal tea blend! All supplies are included in the cost of this workshop! Get your tickets here!

Workshop: Geometric Pattern Weaving, Saturday April 28th, 1pm – 4pm

Learn a new skill in our upcoming Weaving Workshop! This workshop will focus on learning how to create geometric pattern weaving as well as the fundamentals of the weaving process. You’ll be led by Karisa Cole, the all around creative behind Ribbon & Roving!

All supplies will be included in the cost of this workshop – including your loom and yarn! Get your tickets here.

And like all our private events, this one is BYOB. So feel free to bring snacks and drinks if you’re the noshy type!

 

We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming workshop! Until the next ICYMI, have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

 

 

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
March 16

ICYMI: March 16

This week, we have one focus for our ICYMI: March 16 blog – apply to become a vendor at our 2018 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange! You only have until tomorrow, March 17th at midnight, to apply!

Our Vendor Application for our 2018 Summer Show may be accessed directly on our site by going to our Vendors page. Click on the Application button and complete the form in full.

This is a juried event, meaning all applications will be accepted during the 6-week application window, then all apps will be separated by product category and ranked by an assembled jury of local artists and creatives.

For more information, head to our FAQ page here.

Summer Show Patrons:

Join us for a summer afternoon filled with contemporary craft, live music, food trucks, ice cream, beer, and cider on Saturday, June 16th from 12pm-8pm! We’ll have over 100 vendors slingin’ their handmade goods and you can enjoy music from The Independent Music & Arts Festival which is held on site the same day as our summer show at The Harrison Center for the Arts. Admission is always free to our patrons and the event is family-friendly and open to all ages.

The first 100 customers in line at the event who check in with their Yelp! app will receive a FREE SWAG BAG full of goodies, discounts, and more from our presenting sponsors and vendors!

Don’t forget, like always, we’ll also be accepting donations for Coburn Place and Project Home Indy during our summer show! Bringing in donations gets you FREE RAFFLE TICKETS to win prizes during the show! Needed items include: household paper products, baby diapers, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, trash bags, household linens, lightbulbs, body wash, adult pain relievers, IndyGo bus passes, instant oatmeal, coffee, granola bars, pillows, and batteries. Thank you for your continued generosity Indy!

For more information about our summer show, visit our FAQ page here.

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