This Week at the Shop: June 27th

This week is all about several things: July 4th, Game of Thrones, Shark Week, and NEW handmade stuff. Whether you’re on the couch or behind the grill (or both) we’re here to support you.

Happy Fourth! 

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Shirts from Nicole’s Threads, grill apron by Artgoodies, and delicious grilling supplies from Best Boy & Co. Check out a list of local events happening here in Indy here.

TV

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From Shark Week to GOT, we’ve got the goods. Nail decals by jane’s tiny things.

New

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I am so obsessed with the new work from Staci DeBolt Pottery! Seriously. I want it all. Look at that little First Tooth holder!

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Restock and a few new pieces from Oceanne.

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“There’s history in the groove.” Tee by new vendor Fresh Camp.

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Hilarious new cards from West Park Creative, new loofah soaps from Honey Belle, vinyl stickers and patches by 1606, and PEANUT BUTTER (!!!) on the shelves from B. Happy Peanut Butter.

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And we’ve got more coffee from local Blue Mind Roasting.

Around the Shop

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Beautiful new signs by Marla and Leslie.

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Thinking about summer picnics with this lovely display by Mark!

What We’re Wearing

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Loving our new look in skirt by Liz Alig, tee by Megan Lee Designs, and purse by ReFind Originals.

Coming Up

First Friday Celebration: Savannah Norris: Friday, July 1st, 6-9pm: Every month Homespun: Modern Handmade hosts a celebration in collaboration with iDADA’s First Friday events. Our shows change every other month with various artists showcasing work in painting, illustration, photography, ceramics, and so much more.

For the months of July and August, Homespun will be showing the work of local artist Savannah Norris. Savannah is a freelance stylist and a former student of the Art Institute of Indianapolis. A jack of all trades, Savannah has experience as a seamstress, illustrator, designer, carpenter, and palm reader. We’ll be showing her dreamcatcher pieces in the store as well as featuring a large installation of Savannah’s in our shop window.

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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