This Week at the Shop:
Valentine’s Edition

You’ve seen the gift baskets. You’ve seen amazing handmade gift after amazing handmade gift. But have you seen…the CARDS?

This Week at The Shop it’s all about variety. Valentine’s Day card variety, to be exact. Valentine’s Day is not the day to be generic. This is a chance to consider the unique, the special, the extraordinary in those closest to us. So let’s not buy just any old card. We have such a large selection here, you’re sure to find something that speaks directly to your heart(s). One of these beauties paired with a beautiful handmade bouquet is sure to please.

Artists listed clockwise from top left.


Laura George, Iron Leaf Press, Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles, Laura George


Power and Light Press, Fisk & Fern, Design with Heart, Arthur’s Plaid Pants


Igloo Letterpress


Arsenal Handicraft, Ari Press, An Open Sketchbook, Moss Love


An Open Sketchbook, Sloe Gin Fizz, Cracked Designs, Design with Heart


Kate Brennan Hall


Alternate Histories, Alternate Histories, Pearl & Marmelade, Iron Leaf Press


No. 18 Paper Co., Ari Press, An Open Sketchbook, Haven Paperie


Alternative Histories


Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles, Sloe Gin Fizz, Igloo Letterpress, Cracked Designs


Iron Leaf Press, Haven Paperie, Laura George, Laura George


Haven Paperie, Pearl & Marmalade, Design with Heart, Alternative Histories


Haven Paperie, Iron Leaf Press, Iron Leaf Press, Gemma Correll


Design with Heart, Design with Heart, Haven Paperie, Iron Leaf Press

Coming Up


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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