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!


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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