This Week at the Shop: May 23rd

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Hoosiers everywhere are dropping coins in fountains wishing for good weather this Sunday, but whether your wishes for the weekend involve carburetors or cards, we have lots of handmade options to have fun browsing. Cheer on makers locally and worldwide by shopping at Homespun!

New

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Lots of irresistible enamel pins just in from Band of Weirdos.

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Adorable new stickers from Mab Graves.

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All kinds of funny with these new cards from Boxberry.

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Fun, striking, gorgeous, I could go on. Brand new print from the fabulous Ronlewhorn.

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I may have accidentally drooled on this crisp new toddler shirt from Lilla Barn (dibs!); brand new perfume oils from Bonnie with their already famous scents; this floral fabric will cheer you up every time you wipe up, changing pad from Augie & Lola; and a brand new issue of driftless!

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New card from Cracked Designs and this new deodorizing powder from 407 Botanicals comes just in time for extra active dogs in the beautiful springtime weather.

Around the Shop

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Lovely race themed display by Ian and beautiful new potted plants by Rana. I love our talented staff!

What We’re Wearing

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Dress by Nicole’s Threads, choker combination of Dainty Daisies scarf and Hatcraft Studio flower; buffalo check scarf by Just Liv, tee by Keep Indy Indie, and leather bag by LM Products.

What We’re Loving

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Amy loves this hardcover book by Read Write Books (that’s me!). She says she loves the “exquisite craftsmanship, I feel like I’m holding a friend! Such a beautiful selection of materials!” Did I mention I love our staff? Thanks Amy!

Coming Up

Workshop: How to Run an Etsy Shop: Saturday, May 28th, 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!

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange: Saturday, June 11th, 12-8pm: Bringing contemporary craft to Indy since 2007! Located at the Harrison Center for the Arts.

Etsy Craft Party 2016: Friday, June 17th, 6-8pm: Stay tuned for more information about this event!

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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