Here we are, right up at the end of November. It’s hard to believe. We are hustling and bustling over here, and loving (almost) every minute of it! We had an incredible Small Business Saturday, so thanks to everyone who thought of us and came to shop! It sure means a lot to our little business, and to every vendor who is supported in the process. I have some new things to share with you this week, also some outreach projects to share and upcoming events! Happy December!
Small Business Saturday
Amanda D. and Juan showing some #shopsmall love after a long day.
Holiday Outreach and Sale!
You’re next opportunity to save 10% on your entire purchase is TOMORROW! It’s Giving Tuesday and we’re collecting donations for Coburn Place, a transitional program for survivors of domestic abuse. They are in need of men’s and women’s deodorant or kids’ toothpaste, new in package. Bring some in and do others and your wallet some good!
After that, on December 19th a.k.a Super Saturday, we’ll be offering 10% off for donations to Project Home Indy. Bring in new-in-package twin and crib-sized sheet sets, bath and/or kitchen towels, and toilet paper to benefit this program that assists homeless mothers-to-be.
Cards from Blackbird Letterpress (this one has a pop-ornament and ribbon!) and Moss Love, Naughty and Nice gift tags by Iron Leaf Press, delicious holiday body balm candles by Bonnie, and our very last wooden tree from Purposeful Design.
New art prints on wood veneers by Jesiii, An Arrangement of Peonies poster by Pop Chart Lab beautifully displayed by Stiicks, fabric button earrings by Pointelle Design and these amazingly detailed fabric dolls just in (and so many more) by Riley Construction Toys.
Earrings and more earrings by Salty & Sweet Design, they’ve also brought us these sweet leather wrapped stainless steel flasks. Wooden ruler light, how cool is this?, by Indyardart.
We’ve got all the B. Happy Peanut Butter you could wish for! But it won’t last long. Also, there’s lots and lots of delicious flavors of popcorn from Just Pop In!. Indiana love laser cut pins also from Salty and Sweet Design, and holiday themed Real Film Cell Votives!
Homespun Workshops and Events
INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Holiday Mini: Friday, December 4th, 5-10pm: Our final INDIEana Handicraft Exchange event of 2015 will be held on Friday, December 4 from 5pm-10pm at the Harrison Center for the Arts in conjunction with First Friday and their annual color-themed show. Be everyone’s favorite gift-giver: come shop from over 50 vendors and snag a unique, handmade gift for everyone on your list, all while supporting independent businesses. Everyone wins!
DIY Gift Wrapping Workshop: Tuesday, December 8th, 6-7:30pm: Here at Homespun, we love to celebrate most things by adding our own creative touches, and DIY gift packaging offers many different options. Join us for an evening of holiday craftiness as our own Rachael O’Dell demonstrates several frugal ways to add your own creative touch to your holiday gifts. Students will design their own wrapping paper, decorate 3-5 gift bags of various sizes, and learn how to make various gift bows. A variety of materials will be supplied to allow attendees to explore all sorts of creative options. Since this is a private event, participants are welcome to bring their favorite beverages – grab your favorite bottle and bring a friend for an evening of crafty fun!
Yelp’s Totally Bazaar: Thursday, December 10th, 6-10pm: Come see us at Yelp’s annual pop up shopping party with more than 120 local businesses! Check-in on the Yelp app for your Yelp Shop Local tote because this hefty list of local businesses is certain to fill your hands! Thank you to our photography, photo booth and videography partners: Little Robot Photography, Grins and Giggles Photo Booth and Indever Studios!
See you next time, friends!