It’s been a while since our last This Week at the Shop update, which is why this week is one MEGA post. I’ve got so many new things to share with you! I think we’re all taking a breather from the holiday buzz, amIright? I’ve been huddled up inside, enjoying being anti-social, warm, and quiet. It’s been nice to get everything back in order here at the shop, too. Our shelves and displays are pristine, and we are all rested and ready to welcome you! If cabin fever is starting to set in, come grab a delicious hot chocolate from Best Chocolate In Town and spend some time browsing our beautiful heartfelt handmade goodies. We’d love to see you!
Ahhh… a warm bath with one of these babies would be just divine. Bath salts restocked from D’Earth’s All Natural and brand new from The Onyx Exchange!
Eating is important during the winter to ensure body warmth. We have lots of local delectable goodies like crock pot meals from U-Relish, coffee from Tinker Coffee Co., Batch No. 2 mustards, and lots of B. Happy Peanut Butter including their new flavor Count Your Blessings a.k.a. Chocolate Cherry.
New Indiana coasters by Decorative Design Works and planters by RE: Katherine Scott. Also, look at this amazing coffee table on wheels! Handmade by Purposeful Design.
Loved this new ladder display for our fantastic tees!
Adorable new baby booties by La Tienda, lots of expertly chosen patterns in these new baby items from Augie & Lola, heart rings by Mark Lisota, and sweet Indiana switch plates by Pittman Design and Fabrication.
Valentine’s Day card shopping is a cinch! Check out our rack.
More wonderful love-filled items: inlove tee from Hoosier Proud with a tagua nut necklace by Veronica Riley Martens Designs, and flowey pink top by Victrola with necklace by Black Crystals.
Our displays are on point for February!
We also have these beautiful gift baskets put together that are ready-to-go/ one stop shop/ sure to please!
In the Gallery
We’re currently featuring the work of Deathbot Manufacturing, work by Jason S. Cavan, in our mini-gallery space and window display! Check out this amazing cardboard sculpture and print work.
New, improved, expanded, and on sale!
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.
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!
Whew, that’s all! See you next week, friends!