This Week at the Shop:
February 1st

There are two fun things coming up this week: this Friday just so happens to be the first time Friday comes in February, so that means you can come here between 6 and 9pm, grab yourself some delicious snacks, and take in some truly exquisite handmade art by Death Bot Manufacturing in our mini gallery. Then on Saturday, The Onyx Exchange will be here with their pop-up candlemaker bar just in time to concoct the perfect romanic scent for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Whatever the reason, we hope you will make a stop in to see us this week!

New

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Beautiful new jewelry in from Larissa Loden. This new necklace is made of Dalmatian Jasper.

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Heart banners from Red Bird Ink, new cards from Moss Love, and more new jewelry in from Larissa Loden.

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I’m considering adding a section to my “This Week” posts called “Just Now Noticing This.” We have so many beautiful things in the shop I never have time to savor them all, and these beautiful mugs from Sarahmics are some of those things.

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More goodies for your sweetie (or yourself!). Mug by Farizula Designs, leather and wood arrow bracelet by Woodly Universe, NEW cinnamon Rock Candy by Newfangled Confections, and adorable button bobby pins and earrings by Rachael O’s.

What We’re Wearing

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Tee by Black Dog Print Company, cowl by Lindsay Street Designs, purse by LM Products and NSEW bar necklace by Larissa Loden (I love this thing!).

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Beautiful flowey blue top by Victrola, paired with these beautiful layered necklaces by, from top to bottom, Salame Jewelry Designs, Astronette, The One You Feed, and Mountain Made.

Coming Up

First Friday Celebration: Friday, February 5th: 6-9pm: Grab some delicious refreshments and take a look at our gallery space featuring Deathbot Manufacturing!

Candle Maker Pop-Up Bar w/ The Onyx Exchange: Saturday, February 6th: 11am-6pm: The Onyx Exchange will be here just in time for Valentine’s Day gifting! Stop in and create a unique 7oz. Lux Candle or 10oz. Wine Bottle Candle for your sweetheart (or for yourself!). Choose from 36 scents (or mix multiple) and spark some romance.

Homespun’s Local Love Event: Thursday, February 11th: 8-10pm: Join us for a special after-hours event where you’ll find just about everything your sweetheart might desire from some of Indy’s best businesses including jewelry, chocolate, flowers, and wine. Plus, we’ll give you 14% off your purchase of $30 or more during the 8-10pm event. Gems by Salame Jewelry Designs will be on hand for a special Pop-up Jewelry Bar, Lisa Cunningham from Mass Ave Wine will be sharing wine recommendations that will be conveniently available for purchase across the street in her shop during the event. Best Boy and Co.‘s Wayne Shive will be sampling his caramel and hot fudge sauces, florist Jacquelyn Nolen of Blue Flower Studio will have several of her gorgeous floral arrangements and we’ll have The Best Chocolate in Town‘s most popular goodies, ready to impress your sweet’s sweet tooth.

Valentine’s Day: February 14th: ALL DAY

Workshop: iPhoneography: Sunday, February 21st: 2-4pm: If 2016 is your year to learn a new skill, we’ve got the perfect opportunity. Learn how to utilize your iPhone’s camera features to their maximum potential in this iPhoneography workshop with Rana Salame, our product photographer extraordinaire. 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.

Workshop: How to Run an Etsy Shop: Saturday, February 27th: 1-4pm: re you a new maker, wondering how to get started in the world of online sales? Or, do you already have an Etsy store that you’re ready to take to the next level? Tamara Hoffbauer of Decorative Design Works will be hosting this Etsy Success workshop on Saturday, February 27th for both beginner and intermediate Etsy sellers, as well as those who do not yet have an Etsy shop. Her goal is to provide Etsy sellers with tools and tips to set them on the path to business success. Topics covered include best practices, pricing, presentation, crafting the ideal listing, SEO explained, research tools, time-saving techniques, and more. A complete workbook is provided with the class along with worksheets and templates. No special materials are required – just bring pen and paper and the desire to take your Etsy business to the next level!

See ya next week, friends!

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