This Week at the Shop: June 13th

Quick shout out to all those in attendance at the 2016 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange. We’re so happy for another great year of supporting our region’s hand-crafters and partying with Harrison Center for the Arts. Thanks to our sponsors, vendors, and patrons!

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Things on our minds this week: (1) its hot (2) dads (3) pride. We’ve got all the essentials for staying cool, loving, and celebrating in handmade fashion.

New

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These little Bean & Bailey Ceramic hanging planters are perfect for air plants or succulents and adding some bright color to your space. This sweet little card is new from Jean Elise Designs. We’ve got these adorable new cassette tape onesies (and grown-up sizes) from alison rose tees and a nice restock from Sawyer Candle Co.

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Jean Elise Designs also brought us brand new notecards, cards, and stickers! And this bison from alison rose is shiny gold on black and totally killing it.

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Cool off quick with a chilly cold brew from Sure Shot Coffee fresh from Fishers, IN.

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Show your Hoosier pride with these new cards from Haven Paperie.

Dad 

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These two beautiful baskets highlight some of the great items we have for your dear daddy- let us help you put together the perfect gift!

What We’re Wearing

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I’ve styled these ladies myself this time! On the left we’re wearing People for Urban Progress, ReFind Originals, True Partners in Craft, and Larissa Loden. On the right we’re wearing Lucy + the Bird, Scobar, Nice Lena, and Liz Alig.

Coming Up

Etsy Craft Party 2016: Friday, June 17th, 6-8pm: It’s that time of year again – Etsy Craft Party time! This year, Etsy has changed course, leaving it up to us as party hosts to determine our own theme. What did we choose? Well, we love any opportunity to celebrate Indy, so we’ve come up with a fun, free evening with a few options:

1) Instagram Photo Scavenger Hunt: grab your camera phone (or other photo-taking device) and check in here at Homespun at 6:00pm for instructions, then hit Mass Ave and start snapping! Participants will post their shots on Instagram (account required), and we’ll leave voting open for a week. The lucky winner will receive a sweet Homespun gift certificate!

2) Coloring Party: If photo-scavenging is not your thing, no worries – hang out at the shop, nosh on snacks, and enjoy coloring some Indiana-themed/craft-themed pages made by some of our favorite local artists.

3) Googlie-Eye University: Bringing kids? Channeling your inner kid? Come study the beginning and advanced application of googly eyes in a variety of mediums – certification available.

The price for this much fun? FREE! Just RSVP so we know how many people to plan for, and feel free to BYOB!

Candle Maker Pop-Up Bar with The Onyx Exchange: Friday, June 17th, 6-9pm

Father’s Day Pop-Up with Howl and Hide: Saturday, June 18th, 10am-4pm: Howl & Hide will be instore with tons of goodies for the man, the myth, the legend… YOUR DAD! Please join us as they will be stitching an exclusive wallet in store and will be offering 20% off all day long. Ditch the card and get your pops something that will last a lifetime!

Workshop: Mixed Media Junk Journal: Friday, July 8th, 6-8pm: Do you ever feel like you have artists’ block? Maybe you’re an out-of-practice creative wanting to get back in the habit? Perhaps you have the creative spark, but you’re not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join our Mixed Media Junk Journal Workshop to get your creative juices flowing. Play and explore design ideas through a variety of materials and mediums. Participants will first create a handmade book from recycled materials, found papers, or ephemera. Next, instructor Tori Weyers will guide participants through creating a mixed media spread using various paints, inks, pencils, crayons, washi tape, stencils, marks, graphite, and more.

Workshop: Wire Wrapping Basics: Saturday, July 23rd, 1-4pm: Have you ever wanted to go on a gem hunt? Well, here is your chance! Rana Salame Striedinger of Salame Jewelry Designs is opening her treasure chest of gemstones for you to peruse and select from to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Students will learn several wire wrapping and jewelry assembly techniques to create two unique items – students can choose to make a pair of earrings and a necklace, two pairs of earrings, or two necklaces.

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.

See ya next week, friends!

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