This Week at the Shop: October 5th

Yes, yes I know this is more than a tad bit late. You can blame it on technology, folks, or you can blame it on whoever is the most annoying in your life right now but you most definitely cannot blame it on me. I think you’ll feel much better about the whole thing once I show you the beautiful new product gracing our shelves, tell you all about our custom gift service, show you a spooky handmade scene, and if all that doesn’t work then maybe it’s time you treated yourself to some pumpkin spice therapy.

New!

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Ceramic juicers from Sarahmics, the new weekly planner is in (yes, it’s time to pick out your new planner already! Woohoo!) from Little Otsu, Gemma Correll’s hilarious “I Enjoy Being A Girl (Mostly)”, and new leather journals in stock from Green Bird Press.

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New card selection from Moss Love and new illustrated designs from Milkweed.

Gift Baskets

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Don’t worry, there are NO (live) spiders in either of these. These halloween inspired gift baskets currently gracing our checkout counters.

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These fishnet scarves by Indigo Kitty Knits happen to be my fall pick, and look ravishing on our store model! I’m just a little jealous over here.

October Window: A Handmade Halloween

We must be wizards because this window is truly magical! Stop by and take a look at the detail here, its awesome!

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Custom Gifts

After such a great response to our custom gift basket service, we’ve really stepped up our game with three new deluxe gifting box choices. We’re ready to serve your gifting needs for your office, clients, or anyone! We’ll work with any theme and any price range. Send us an e-mail at manager@homespunindy.com with requests or questions.

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Homespun Events & Workshops

Workshop: Knit & Sip with Irmgard Burford: Friday, October 23rd, 6-8:30pm: In this workshop, students will learn basic knitting terminology,  how to cast on, how to create a knit stitch, how to create a purl stitch, and how to bind off. Skills covered will be appropriate for beginner level knitters; however, more experienced knitters are welcome to bring projects to discuss with the instructor. All supplies, including needles, and yarn, will be included. Students are asked to bring a drink to sip (BYO beer or wine if you’d like to this private event).

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Mass Ave Monster Mash: Friday, October 30th, 4-7pm: Join us for family-friendly trick-or-treating all along Mass Ave. Businesses up and down the avenue will be handing out treats on this night before Halloween. This event is FREE – just look for business displaying the orange Monster Mash signs between the 300 and 900 blocks of Mass Ave. We can’t wait to see all the little ghouls and goblins in their costumes!

Workshop: Knit & Sip with Irmgard Burford: Friday, November 6th, 6-8:30pm: In this workshop, students will learn basic knitting terminology,  how to cast on, how to create a knit stitch, how to create a purl stitch, and how to bind off. Skills covered will be appropriate for beginner level knitters; however, more experienced knitters are welcome to bring projects to discuss with the instructor. All supplies, including needles, and yarn, will be included. Students are asked to bring a drink to sip (BYO beer or wine if you’d like to this private event).

Holiday Candle Maker Pop-Up Bar w/ The Onyx Exchange: Sunday, November 8th, 11am-6pm: oin the Onyx Exchange for an afternoon of candle making at Homespun! Mark your calendars and stop in to make your very own 7oz. Lux candle or 10oz. Wine Bottle Candle. Mix your own scents (36 to choose from!) and create a one-of-a-kind candle. These make great holiday gifts!

Coming Up in Indianapolis

Monument Circle Art Fair: Saturday, October 10th, 10am-5pm: Indiana artists showcase their work on the momument in downtown Indianapolis. Free!

German Fest at The Athenaeum: Saturday, October 10th, 12pm: A day- long, indoor/outdoor festival that celebrates all things German.

Heartland Film Festival: Friday, October 16th- Sunday, October 25th: Every October, the Heartland Film Festival gives its moviegoers access to more than 100 visiting independent filmmakers from all over the world, right in the heart of the Midwest. Heartland showcases more than 130 entertaining movies that do more than just entertain over 10 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and hundreds of film screenings across Indianapolis.

Dia De Los Muertos at The Eiteljorg: Saturday, October 31st, 11am-5pm: The Eiteljorg is offering FREE admission to experience Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with partner, Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization). See traditional papel picado, the cut paper decorations hung for Hispanic celebrations and get ideas for your own memorial by seeing the elements on the community ofrenda (offering place). Watch performances, meet artists in residence, explore artwork and a variety of altars, browse the marketplace and create art.

See ya next week, friends!

 

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