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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
June 22

ICYMI June 22 Perler Tricks art at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI June 22

ICYMI June 22, summer has officially rolled in, and she’s brought nerd inspired goods, fresh shiny housewares, and new vendors! Read on for this weeks ICYMI June 22 blog to see it all!

Perler Tricks, the purveyor of nerdy wares, has truly delivered with his new “Stranger Things” inspired piece. We can’t believe it’s still on our shelves (hint hint). And for the nerdy office mate, why not pick up a pixelated, potted plant from the Mario years.

ICYMI June 22 Modma hand-painted and hand-printed tea towels at Homespun

New Vendor: Modma

Hand-dyed and printed, you don’t get more handmade than the tea towels from Modma! These sets beautifully compliment each other and they make great gifts for the hostess/host or new homeowner!

Come see all the color combinations in store today!

ICYMI June 22 JKM Soy Candles Concrete Botanicals at Homespun

Concrete Botanicals

As if JKM Soy Candles hadn’t already been successful with her original soy candle line, her wood-wick line, or her recent Harry Potter inspired collection! She’s now developed a whole new group of modern scents and styles.

Concrete Botanicals boasts scents like Windowsill Succulents and Cactus Flower. Hand-poured into concrete-esque vessels and painted in a mid-century modern style, these were made for the contemporary lofts we all admire on Instagram.

ICYMI June 22 housewares and accessories at Homespun

Pretty Little Things – From Indiana notecards to stickers to buttons, check out our new stock of goodies from fresh vendors.

Heavy Metal

And the 90’s are back! We’re not mad. And you shouldn’t be either!

These glittering gloss-to-matte lipsticks have a flattering shade for everyone (trust us, we tried them all). From Gold Digger to Pumpkin Spice to Pixie Dust and more, the names are just as fun as the shades. Stop in to find yours today!

Workshop: Paper Peony

Join The Paper Peony on Saturday, July 21st from 2pm – 4pm during our paper flower workshop where you will learn to create your own Peony flower!

This workshop will focus on the techniques used to make a paper Peony; including how to make Peony seed pods, fringed stamen, how to shape petals and finish off the flower with sepals and leaves. Every participant will get to take home their own handmade flower along with a coupon for a future purchase at The Paper Peony!

Get your tickets here!

Thanks for checking out our ICYMI June 22 blog and we hope to see you around the shop this weekend!

Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
June 8

ICYMI June 8 Shop Pride tees, buttons, wall hangings, and more at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI June 8

ICYMI June 8 – It’s PRIDE weekend! We are a business happy to support everyone! Come shop our selection of Pride buttons, shirts, puzzles, wall hangings, and even cards! Love is love Indy! -And we love YOU!

ICYMI June 8 Indiana Pride Flag puzzle by Press Puzzles at Homespun

Indiana Pride Flag puzzle by Press Puzzles

ICYMI June 8 Father's Day cards and mugs at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Father’s Day is June 17th!

And that’s next weekend you guys! If you ask us, mugs from Farizula Designs paired with local coffee and pour-over-kit makes for the most perfect Father’s Day gift ever!

ICYMI June 8 Frida sculptures, Bitchstix lip balm and JKM Soy Candles restock, and new woven necklaces at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Restock Love

Our current exhibiting artist, Vanessa Monfreda, brought us a new paper mâché sculpture! And. It’s. Frida! Come get her before someone else does! Only one available in store!

The bitch is back! Bitchstix, that is! Find your favorite lip balms, muscle rubs, SPF, and more from the vendor that gives 100% of her net proceeds to domestic abuse prevention programs. And we swear by that muscle rub, FYI.

And it wouldn’t be summer without a restock on summer scents from JKM Soy Candles. New scents like Matcha, Tiki Beach, and Dragonfruit Papaya have us getting out our blenders for cocktail time.

While jumpsuits and rompers are all the rage this summer, pair your new ensemble with a bold woven necklace from Black Sheep Goods! These beauties come in multiple colors and the one above even has a brass embellishment. You’ll really set yourself apart from the crowd while wearing one of these to your summer events.

ICYMI June 8 organic tea towels from Art Goodies at Homespun

A rainbow of a tea towel restock from Art Goodies! All organic!

ICYMI June 8 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Saturday June 16

Upcoming Events:

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, Saturday June 16th at The Harrison Center for the Arts, 12pm – 8pm!

Just one week away! 100+ makers and artists, live music, beer, cider, food trucks, and FREE admission! Our annual summer show will be held on Saturday, June 16th at our regular venue, the Harrison Center for the Arts, from 12pm-8pm. More info here.

ICYMI June 8 Crafternoon: Air Plant Holder at Homespun: Modern Handmade on Saturday July 14 2pm - 4pm, tickets on eventbrite

Crafternoon: Hanging Air Plant Holder, Saturday July 14, 2pm – 4pm

In this class, you’ll learn how to sculpt a crescent air plant holder from polymer clay. You’ll have time to sculpt, bake, and paint your air plant holder before adding your live air plant -included in the price of this class!

And per usual, we’ll have something bubbly for you to sip on while you craft away! Tickets here.

ICYMI June 8 Workshop: Paper Peony Flower Tutorial Saturday July 21 2pm - 4pm Homespun, tickets on eventbrite

Workshop: Paper Peony Tutorial: Saturday July 21st, 2pm – 4pm

This workshop will focus on the techniques used to make a paper Peony; including how to make Peony seed pods, fringed stamen, how to shape petals and finish off the flower with sepals and leaves. Every participant will get to take home their own handmade flower along with a coupon for a future purchase at The Paper Peony! Get your tickets here.

We hope everyone enjoys Pride this weekend! Stop in if you’re around after the parade! We’re open from 10am – 9pm with FREE parking behind our building all day long! See you tomorrow!

Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

 

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ICYMI: This Week at the shop
June 1

ICYMI June 1 Father's Day Cards available at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI June 1

It’s ICYMI June 1, and being June, that means Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 17th to be exact)!  And our store is packed with cards for Dad. Vendors like Paper Michelle and Cracked Designs bring you punny and poppy greetings, while Lacelit and Igloo Letterpress provide playfully poignant notes.

Stop in to get the perfect one before they’re gone!

ICYMI June 1 Shop baby onesies at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Dads to be?

Maybe there are some Dads to be in your life! Get them a hip onesie to go along with their hip Father’s Day card! There’s nothing more exciting than knowing you’ll be celebrating the little one that’ll make you a parent soon!

ICYMI June 1 Shop Indiana hand-painted wall hangings at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Indiana Wall Hangings

Is Dad a sports fan? Is Dad a wine or beer drinker? Well, New Art Studios has created the perfect gift for him. Hand painted designs on real wood (in the shape of Indiana, of course) would go great in Dad’s den, study, or bar!

ICYMI June 1 Fiber and Gloss buttons, magnets, and cards at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Fiber and Gloss

Fiber and Gloss is back with a bang! And more things!

From inspiring buttons and magnets to new, adorable punny cards, Fiber and Gloss appeals to the optimist inside us all.

ICYMI June 1 Fun stickers and magnets for boss babes at Homespun: Modern Handmade

No Boys Allowed

No, these gifts aren’t for Dad. But they are things we’ve been seriously crushing on in store.

New “Quiet Girls” sticker from Band of Weirdos and snarky magnets from Beckamade are everything the usually not-so-silent-badass inside us wants!

ICYMI June 1 Vanessa Monfreda's new collage series will be on display at Homespun through the months of May and June

 

Upcoming Events

First Friday: Vanessa Monfreda, Friday June 1st, 6pm-8pm in store. 

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

ICYMI June 1 Crafternoon: Tassels and Tonic at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Crafternoon: Tassels & Tonic, Saturday June 9th, 2pm – 4pm

Back by popular demand! We’re hosting another Crafternoon: Tassels & Tonic!

On Saturday June 9th from 2pm-4pm, we’ll be making a tassel wall hanging complete with wooden beads! You’ll have various yarn colors to choose from and you’ll be guided during the project by our own Operations Manager, Amanda Dowdal.

For tickets click here.

ICYMI June 1 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is Saturday June 16 at the Harrison Center from 12pm - 8pm, FREE admission

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, Saturday June 16th at The Harrison Center for the Arts, 12pm – 8pm!

100+ makers and artists, live music, beer, cider, food trucks, and FREE admission! Our annual summer show will be held on Saturday, June 16th at our regular venue, the Harrison Center for the Arts, from 12pm-8pm. More info here.

ICYMI June 1 Crafternoon: Air Plant Holder at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Crafternoon: Hanging Air Plant Holder, Saturday July 14, 2pm – 4pm

In this class, you’ll learn how to sculpt a crescent air plant holder from polymer clay. You’ll have time to sculpt, bake, and paint your air plant holder before adding your live air plant -included in the price of this class!

And per usual, we’ll have something bubbly for you to sip on while you craft away! Tickets here.

ICYMI June 1 Workshop: Paper Peony at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Workshop: Paper Peony Tutorial: Saturday July 21st, 2pm – 4pm

This workshop will focus on the techniques used to make a paper Peony; including how to make Peony seed pods, fringed stamen, how to shape petals and finish off the flower with sepals and leaves. Every participant will get to take home their own handmade flower along with a coupon for a future purchase at The Paper Peony! Get your tickets here.

We hope to see you along the avenue this weekend or at one of our upcoming events! Thanks for checking out our ICYMI June 1 blog! And, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the most up to date shop news!

Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
May 18

New summer jewelry at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI May 18

ICYMI May 18, we’ve got new jewels in store, t-shirts, bath and body products, and, just announced, – a new Crafternoon date for June! Read on to get the handmade lowdown and find out how to get tickets to our next class!

Redbud Jewelry Patina Cuffs at Homespun Modern Handmade

Summer Style

We’ve got new jewelry pieces for effortlessly cool summer style.  Half moon necklaces, hair combs, and pins offer art nouveau style, while contemporary embellishments of stones and crystals bring it back to the present. A restock from Redbud Jewelry boasts new earring designs and patina copper cuffs that are our new summer staple.

And if you’re looking for some race-day wear, we suggest the minimal Indy and Indiana designs from Crave Jewelry. Available in multiple metals in store!

Crave Jewelry Designs at Homespun Modern Handmade

Honeycomb necklaces and pollinator print at Homespun Modern handmade

Power to the Pollinators

If you’re like us, you’ve been itching to get your hands dirty in those flower beds. May we suggest checking out this great article from Indiana Native Plants and Wildflower Society? There are some wonderful ideas and alternatives to non-native species to plant that help our local bee population thrive!

And if you’re all about those bees, check out the honeycomb necklaces above. And that pollinator print is the only one in stock! -Hurry in bee lovers!

Teehaus Bath and Body at Homespun Modern Handmade

Our Cup of Tea

Teehaus Bath & Body has sent us the restock of all restocks. If you’ve been on the hunt for natural deodorants, soaps, or even an all natural facial-care regimen, Teehaus has it for you.

And Father’s Day is just around the corner, give Dad the gift of beer soaps and Guiness shaving bars. All Teehaus products are made with natural teas, essential oils, botanicals, and local honey to give your skin everything it needs, without the things it doesn’t (like chemicals).

Yonder Clothing Co. T-Shirts at Homespun Modern Handmade

Sport Some Local Love

Local artist, Yonder Clothing Co., has restocked us with some of his most popular t-shirt designs, like the Indiana peony tee. With a full size run currently in stock, get here quickly before these beauties sell out (again)!

June Crafternoon Tassels and Tonic at Homespun Modern Handmade

June Crafternoon

Back by popular demand! We’re hosting another Crafternoon: Tassels & Tonic! On Saturday June 9th from 2pm-4pm, we’ll be making a tassel wall hanging complete with wooden beads! You’ll have various yarn colors to choose from and you’ll be guided during the project by our own Operations Manager, Amanda Dowdal. Click here to get your tickets!

Thanks for checking out our ICYMI May 18 digest of all things new in store! We hope to see you out and about on the Avenue this weekend! Have a happy, handmade day!

-Amanda D.

 

 

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ICYMI: This Week at the Shop
May 11

Mother's Day cards at Homespun: Modern Handmade

ICYMI May 11

ICYMI May 11 – you have only 2 days to get your Mama something special! From cards to bath and body to housewares, let us help you find the perfect gift!

If you’re waiting until the last minute, we do have free parking in the lot behind our building! Lot free parking hours are Monday – Friday after 5:30pm, and all day Saturday and Sunday!

Contemporary, handmade gifts for Mother's Day at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Unique Gifts for Mom

Is Mom a book lover? We just received new stock of Indy Writes Books, an anthology of over twenty Indiana authors writing about their love of books. Proceeds from the book go back to Indy Reads!

If Mom is a planner and list-maker (aren’t they all?), we have a plethora of notebooks, planners, and calendars (20% off!)! For the plant-Mom, a vase from new artist Courtney Zimmerman would be a beautiful addition to her planter collection.

New Weatherbeard solid colognes are sweet and spicy combinations suitable for both men and women!

Recipe cards and boxes, and home decor at Homespun: Modern Handmade

Passing down recipes is a tradition for so many families. Help continue this tradition for Mom with a recipe card set! Complete the gift with a handmade, carved wooden recipe box! Multiple designs are available in store.

New pillows from Donetta’s Designs and black kitty planter from Muddy Heart were made for the decor-driven Mama.

Wedding gifts, summer tees, and grilling supplies at Homespun: Modern Handmade

All Things Summer

When we think of summer, we think grilling, tank tops, and events.

Up your barbecue game with restocked goods from Batch No. 2. From Curry Catsup to Blackened Cajun Mustard, your burgers will be second only to the beer.

Tanks and summery tees from People for Urban Progress, Megan Lee Designs, and Home Town Riot have hit the shelves! Only select sizes and quantities in store, so get here quick!

Let your dress be the only thing you have to worry about this wedding season. Find cards for all couples and distinctive gifts for the new nuptials or even your own wedding party in store!

Summer in Indy means all the outdoor events, and we can’t wait for one of our favorites – Indy Pride! That’s our last Pride calendar in store too, come claim it before it’s gone!

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange 2018 Summer Show at Harrison Center on June 16, 12pm-8pm.

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange 2018 Summer Show

Speaking of events, don’t forget our INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Summer Show on June 16th! From 12pm – 8pm at Harrison Center for the Arts, find 100+ artists and makers slingin’ their handmade goods, live bands, beer, and food trucks! First 100 people in line to check in with their Yelp! App receive a FREE SWAG BAG! For more information and to see the vendors selected for the show, go here.

Happy Mother’s Day to all those Mamas out there!

-Amanda D.

 

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