This Week at the Shop: August 15th

One of my favorite rainy day pick-me-ups is burning a candle: it takes the gray day, changes your mood, and turns it into something special. We’ve been fully restocked by JKM Soy Candles with lots of scents to choose from- there’ll be just the right one for you. See what other cheery items we have new to the shelves, this week at the shop!

New

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New Indianapolis prints by NOMO.

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Film prints, new from NOMO.

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Lovely new cards from Haven Paperie, the cutest little kiddie cameras by Red Barn Collective, all the candles from JKM Soy (looking so smart on the shelves), and cultivate fresh tee by Fresh Camp.

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New crystal chokers by Salame Jewelry designs: these could also be garter belts or would look beautiful adorning any gift or arrangement. Displayed on one of our new art blocks, you can learn how to make them on our How-To blog.

Around the Shop

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I just love this cozy little corner of the shop. Warm wood, plants, and sweet smelling candles.

What We’re Wearing

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We’re all dolled up in this adorable outfit comprised of tee by Megan Lee Designs, skirt by Nicole’s threads, neck scarf by Dainty Daisies, Indieana Handicraft Exchange tote and Circus Suzette riding along by Riley Construction Toys.

Coming Up

Kids Rock the Park 2016: Sunday, August 21st, 10am-3pm: Homespun is sponsoring and vending at this amazing fundraiser. It’s Girls Rock! Indy’s annual Kids Rock The Park at Broad Ripple Park, the fun fundraiser for their camps and year-round programming. Cover is $5 per person, with ages 6 and under free. Featuring live music for the whole family as well as face painters, bounce houses, food trucks, a dunk tank, photo booths, a musical “petting zoo,” a carnival midway, and many more games, crafts and fun stuff.

Workshop: Succulent Terrarium: Saturday, August 13th, 1-2:30pm: Low-maintenance, lovely, and easy to assemble: succulent terrariums are the perfect spring project to bring some green back into your world. Join Rana Salame in our shop as she shares her expertise in basic succulent cutting, rooting, and plant care. This class is great for beginners and open to children, too – one child and one caregiver together may purchase a ticket. Please note: one ticket is worth one terrarium – if you would like to made additional terrariums, please be sure to purchase additional tickets.

First Friday Exhibition, Jake Lee: Friday, September 2nd, 6-8pm: To say Jake Lee is a man of many talents wouldn’t be an understatement or an overstatement, it would simply be accurate. Jake is a designer, curator, entrepreneur, and mixed media artist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. This series “Sucker Punch” explores the world of mass media and the imagery it chooses to display. Jake constructs his work by using type, imagery and iconic images. He enjoys the process of building layers from a variety of different mediums such as collaging, drawing, painting, image transfers and silk screening on wood blocks. Jake says he tries to convey a narrative story to the viewer that illustrates his feelings and his struggle with how media and advertising are used to shape society’s concepts of beauty, life, and passion. Jake also curates a gallery called The Attic in the Murphy Building in Fountain Square, Indianapolis. It is open to the public every First Friday during the IDADA Art Walks. Jake also operates his own t-shirt venture called Made In The Square which harnesses the distinct attitude of Fountain Square, Indiana. His work will be showing at Homespun September – October 2016.

Workshop: Macrame Hanging Planter: Saturday, September 17th, 12-2pm: Have some flowing greenery that needs hanging for full-effect? Always wanted to learn how to macrame? Then we’ve got the perfect class for you! Savannah Norris, local stylist, artist, and jane of all trades, will help you craft a hanging planter perfect for your growing green babies and your personal style! Bring yourself and your plant (in a small – medium pot or jar) and a sturdy stick (optional) if you’d like to make it a contemporary wall hanging – all other supplies will be provided. Additional fee if you’d like the intstructor to provide the plant and pot for you!

Workshop: Flower Crown: Sunday, September 18th, 1-3pm: Evoke your inner ethereal goddess or god by creating a one-of-a-kind flower crown with local earth-mama and crystal-spirit-queen, Rana Salame. All flower crown supplies will be provided by the instructor – however, you’re welcome to B.Y.O.B. Sip and get spirited while you get your craft on!

Candle Maker Pop-Up Bar w/ The Onyx Exchange: Saturday, September 24th, 11am-4pm: Join the Onyx Exchange for a day of candle making at Homespun! Mark you calendars and stop in to make your very own 7oz. Lux candle or 11oz. Wine Bottle Candle! Have fun mixing your own scents to create something totally you! No registration required for this Homespun event. Candles take about 2 hours to cure. Feel free to hang around the Ave and shop, or you can leave and come back later to pick up your candle. Homespun will hold them for you.

See ya next week, friends!

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