Month: August
Final Days to Apply
INDIEana Handicraft Exchange
Winter Market

Final Days to Apply for the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market! -Application closes this Saturday, September 1!

Apply here before it’s too late!

The Details:

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market

Friday December 7  |  5pm – 10 at The Harrison Center

Once again, our juried annual holiday show will be held on the First Friday of December, at the Harrison Center for the Arts, in conjunction with their color-themed group show and winter open studios. The application to be considered as a vendor for the December 7th event is now live on our website, below. Before applying, please be sure to read through our FAQ for the complete details of the event. The application will remain open through Saturday, September 1st at midnight.

The holiday show will run from 5pm-10pm the evening of Friday, December 7th. Load-in for vendors will begin as early as 2pm. Each vendor will have an indoor booth space, 9′ wide x 6′ deep, in one of two locations, either The Gymnasium or The Underground. The application fee is $20 and is due at time of submission and is non-refundable. All applications will be reviewed by a jury after September 1st, and all applicants will be notified of their status for the event by Sunday, September 16th. If accepted into the event, the remaining booth fee will be $94, and a PayPal invoice will be sent to collect that balance within two weeks of notification of acceptance into the event.

If you are interested in selling at future Handicraft Exchange events, please add your name to our mailing list here and you will receive an email notification when applications for upcoming events are available. The application for our annual summer show (always held in June) will be available on our site in the first week of February 2019.

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ICYMI August 24
This Week at the Shop

ICYMI August 24 Homespun Modern Handmade Mab Graves

ICYMI August 24

ICYMI August 24 – New artists, restock, and new upcoming events in store! Read on to get the Handmade scoop in this week’s ICYMI August 24 blog!

We have a mad restock from local celebrity Artist, Mab Graves. These mini prints of her Children of the Nephilim series are absolutely stunning and we love them framed in a budding artist’s bedroom. And them get them the Derpy Dino Kitty pin for the backpack collection. So cool.

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DIY Heaven

The Make it Your Own workbook from Yellow Owl Workshop is the perfect gift for that DIY-always-crafting friend. It is full of so many ideas that we’re ready to go reupholster a chair right now. And it’s full of everything you need to make these projects – supply lists, stencils, and great tips!

ICYMI August 24 Homespun Modern Handmade DIY Kits

Continue the DIY journey with our embroidery kits and embroidery floss sets! Get a pair of Little Henri button earrings to look super fly while you DIY.

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Art Happens Here

We have just one week left of Ribbon + Roving’s artist showcase in store. Come get a handmade wall hanging from a local artist! -Just $30 – $40 and so many to choose from!

New prints and cards from Iron Leaf Press are here along with 2019 planners and wall calendars from local printing company TF Publishing.

Brand new vendor, A Picnic Lunch, ingeniously created a line of crotched play food! From bacon and eggs to fruits and veggies to full sandwich sets, your little one will have so much fun cooking! -Pair the play food with a new children’s apron from La Tiendita and you have a great birthday gift for the kiddo!

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Treat Yo’Self

Whether you’ve been trying to focus on increasing your confidence or taking more time for self-care, we have the goods to help. With the restock from School of Life Design, you can take a time out to journal and discover more about yourself with their collection of self help workbooks and zines.

Give yourself a daily reminder of your fierceness with magnets from Fiber and Gloss and paper pads from Haven Paperie. And then make sure to have your breakfast in a bowl from Rebecca Graves, because you are fucking beautiful.

The new up-cycled leather earrings from La Tiendita are flying off our shelves! Come treat yourself to some today!

ICYMI August 24 Homespun Modern Handmade Baby Goods

All the Baby Goods

We are swooning over new vendor Ashes Ashes! The cutest clothing with the cutest prints! From baby hats to headbands to leggings and tops, these pieces have been so popular since hitting the shelves!

And don’t just stop at a new baby outfit, grab a stuffed creature from Mr. Sogs – all 25% off in store!

ICYMI August 24 Homespun Modern Handmade Final Clearance Sale

Final Clearance Sale – still happening through Labor Day! This sale has extended and all items are a minimum 25% off! Come see all the ways you can save on gifts today!

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First Friday September – Erik Lundorf

Join us in store for First Friday on September 7 and October 5 from 6pm – 8pm in store to celebrate the work of local artist, Erik Lundorf!

With a Studio Art concentration in oil painting, Erik graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He currently works on a wide range of projects from privately comissioned portraits and personal comic strips to commercial illustration and digital design. This line of work titled “Indiana Monsters” will be on display in our store through the months of September and October.

You can learn more about Erik and his work by visiting:





Everyone have a happy, handmade weekend! And be sure to come shop our Final Clearance Sale!

-Amanda D.

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Sidewalk Sale

Join us Saturday, August 11, from 11am – 6pm, for the first ever collaborative Mass Ave Sidewalk Sale!

We’re making space for some cool new items and we’ll have more on sale than we ever have before! You don’t want to miss this!

Read on to see previews of some of the items you can get for a steal! And, if you’re a rewards member with us, you’ll get double points when you shop our Sidewalk Sale!

Not a member yet, enroll here. It’s super fast and super rewarding!

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From infinity scarves to pins and patches to headbands, shop accessories during our Sidewalk Sale and maybe even get a head start on stocking stuffers for, dare we say, Christmas!

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317 Tees. Midwest is Best tanks. Baby onesies. And more!

You don’t want to miss getting a discount on our fast-selling apparel!

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You know you don’t have to tell anyone you got their gift on sale, right? So you should totally go ahead and get that sleepy kitty dessert plate your girlfriend has been admiring! -Shy puppy plates are on sale too. And flasks. And tiny spoons. And coffee pour over sets!

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Children’s Goods

Here’s where the gettin’ gets really good.

Plush creatures, felt masks, puzzles, and travel tick-tack-toe sets can help you with that early Christmas shopping – for the kids!

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Have you been eyeing that leather backpack? Or that fringe shoulder bag? Or maybe a screen printed clutch?

Well, those will all be on sale for you on Saturday!

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Regret not getting those Holiday Monument cards last holiday? Do you need all the cards on hand for all the birthdays?

Then don’t miss the GIANT selection of cards, card sets, and leather notebooks we’ll have on sale on Saturday!

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Kids are going off to college! What a great time to get a steal of a deal on wall art for those boring dorms! From Indianapolis inspired prints, Bloomington love, and fine art screen printed posters, we have something for everyone on sale!

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Be sure to shop all the participating businesses along the Avenue! If you plan to peruse them all, you can start on our 800 block – we have free parking in the lot behind our building! Can’t wait to see you all on Saturday and don’t forget to enroll in our rewards program if you haven’t already!

Have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.


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ICYMI August 3
This Week at the Shop

ICYMI August 3 Homespun Modern Handmade Haven Paperie cards

ICYMI August 3

ICYMI August 3, from new cards, to jewelry, to drink accessories, our shelves are ever-changing! And we have a lot to show you this week – in case you missed it (wink).

This restock from Haven Paperie confirms that she is our spirit animal (see overalls card above). Also, her tiny cards are perfect as lunchbox notes or to attach to a gift!

ICYMI August 3 Homespun Modern Handmade cards

Vocabulary Words

New vendor, Pneu Paper, creates beautifully designed cards featuring rare and surprising words! We won’t lie, we didn’t know half of these, but we love that you can learn something new with each card. And don’t worry, the definitions and inside salutation can be found on the back!

ICYMI August 3 Homespun Modern Handmade drink mixes

Weekend Plans

For many parents, this is the last weekend before school starts. Celebrate or drown your tears with a drink this weekend! We carry Hoosier Momma bloody mary and cocktail mixes in store! Pair with new Indiana swizzle sticks from Jean Elise, and you’ve got a party.

More of a DIY-er when it comes to cocktails? Make your own bitters with our kits from Hella Cocktail Co. And find your perfect recipe with new cocktail recipe coasters from Lucid Wood. – See below.

After the drinks, get prepared for back-to-school Monday by keeping some Blue Mind coffee on tap. Then sip out of your favorite mug from Farizula Designs as the kids hop on the bus! (Hooray)

ICYMI August 3 Homespun Modern Handmade kitchen goods

ICYMI August 3 Homespun Modern Handmade goods

Fan Favorites

We love keeping the things YOU love in store, like illustrations by Mab Graves and the popular Indiana necklaces from Deesum Designs. We are, however, running low on those Manners tees from Bad Knees T’s. So, if you want one, you better get here this weekend before they’re gone! -But if they are, that “Cats of the Internet” mobile will be here for you instead.

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INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market

This holiday, give the gift of handmade! Shop 50+ makers and artists during our annual Winter Market on Friday, December 7th from 5pm – 10pm at our regular venue, the Harrison Center!

Our Winter Market is held in conjunction with the Harrison Center’s monthly First Friday gallery openings, their annual color-themed show, and artist open studios. This event is indoors, with the exception of food trucks outside on Delaware Street, is free to the public as always, and is a great way to knock out holiday shopping!

Get free raffle tickets during our Winter Market by bringing in donations for Project Home Indy and Coburn Place! The holidays are the perfect time to give back and you’ll get a chance to win product from our makers too!

And as always, be one of the first customers in line at 5pm to get a free swag bag with goodies and coupons from the artists!

And, if you’re a maker interested in applying, check out our vendor’s page here. -You’ll find the application, FAQ, and you can take a peek at artists picked for recent summer show, giving you an idea on the level of craft that makes it into our show!

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ICYMI August 3 Homespun Modern Handmade Crafternoon

Just One Spot Left!

Just one spot left for our upcoming August Crafternoon! Get the last ticket here!

ICYMI August 3 Homespun Modern Handmade Sidewalk Sale

Mark your calendars for Mass Ave’s first ever collaborative sidewalk sale! Many businesses will have items outside for sale at discounted prices! What a great day to walk the avenue and shop local!

We hope you have a happy, handmade weekend!

-Amanda D.



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