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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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This Week at the Shop: February 27th

This sunny little selection above our dressing room jumped out at me like a cheerful spring day. Items that reflect the brightness of spring and are filled with the joy of creating by hand, what more can you ask for? Fill your home with happiness! Come see the new items we have on our shelves now.

New

New cards from Arsenal Handicraft and Cracked Designs.

Pins and patches new from Band of Weirdos. I’ve got my eye on Mild Thang.

New enamel pins from 1606 Supply Co. “I have no idea what I’m doing” pretty much sums up my life.

Love this gorgeous jewelry from Alisha Louise Design.

New rings and more from Oceanne.

New glass beauties from Willow Modern Glassware. The ball jar on the right is a spoon rest!

Beautiful new wooden coasters and cheese knives from Richwood Creations. Donate to charity with every purchase!

We have new neighbors, too! Check out Kingmakers right here on Mass Ave. For a $5 cover, you can play games all day! Family friendly, with coffee, beer, wine, and more. It looks like a blast. Bring your co-workers, bring your friends, bring your date!

Coming Up

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, March 3rd: 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: 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!

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.

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: February 13th

Happy Valentine’s Week! I think at this point (with the advent of Galentine’s Day, especially) we’re all aware you can do whatever you want with Valentine’s Day. Single or taken, it’s just an excuse to indulge a little. So whatever your status, whether you’re young or old, plant or animal, we’ve got just the thing to make sure you have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

New

New beauties by local artist Mab Graves, DIY globes by Igloo Letterpress, cheerful prints lighting up the sale section by Fifi Duvie (only $8!), and sweet little kitty toys (merimice!) by Go Pet Design.

This isn’t new, but I really don’t need a good excuse to post this gorgeous set of bowls by From Donna’s Hands. Especially with this recent sunshine, I’m feeling full of rainbows! This set would brighten up any kitchen.

What We’re Wearing

We’re feathered and fine in this golden long sleeved hoodie by Megan Lee Designs. Necklaces by Nice Lena and Astronette, scarf by Nicole’s Threads and bag by ReFind Originals.

Coming Up

Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging: Saturday, February 25th, 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!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, March 3rd: 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: 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!

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.

See ya next week, friends!

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This Week at the Shop: February 6th

It’s love month and we are just chuck full of ideas for making this time special for you and yours. Check out our How-To post for instructions on how to make a sure-to-please handmade Valentine’s Day accordion book, check out our list of events including The Local Love Event THIS Saturday featuring artists in-store and custom creations, and pop-in and let our friendly staff hook you up with some awesome gift suggestions.

New

New stuff from ReFind Originals, these leathers are so soft and amazing! On the left are wallets and on the right are wristlets that also have a strap so they can function as the perfect lightweight purse!

New from American Heirloom, muddlers, cutting boards, and Party Numbers and cake toppers. We also have these new gemstone hair pins from Salame Jewelry Designs. I think we could all use a little healing and protection (the perfect little addition to your v-day gift).

As I was browsing around this afternoon I came across this adorable cowl from Part Time Hooker that I never noticed before. Upon picking it up, I was amazed at how silky soft the inside is! I think this is re-purposed cashmere, folks.

A tiny little itty bitty piece of our amazing love cards available. They are so hilarious/ sincere/ beautiful. You can’t go wrong.

We’ve got all new pieces from Erik Lundorf and they are amazing!

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram: we’re doing a Staff Sweethearts series that is the cutest thing. Get to know our staff and their significant others as we pick out the perfect gifts!

Coming Up

The Local Love Event: Saturday, February 11th: 11am-4pm: We’ve packed all the local love into one event, so you’ll have no trouble shopping for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. We’ll be featuring a jewelry bar with Salame Jewelry Designs where you can personalize the perfect pendant, earrings, or bracelet for your s.o., bouquet orders will be taken from Jacquelyn Nolen of Blue Flower Studios, and The Onyx Exchange will be mixing up your individiually chosen candle scents at another in-store candle bar. Jewelry, flowers, candles… what more could you ask for? Oh, how about 14% off all Homespun product on top of that!

Workshop: Macrame Wall Hanging: Saturday, February 25th, 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!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, March 3rd: 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: 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!

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.

See ya next week, friends!

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