This Week at the Shop:
November 14th

Ya’ll. Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? I must be one of the few people who absolutely loves to host Thanksgiving. Its your chance to bust out that fancy china and pull out all the stops! We’ve got a crazy good selection of linens and table decor to make this year one to remember. And don’t forget our How-To on making  your own modern placemats to really make that tables scape pop.

We’ll also be receiving a constant stream of the newest and the coolest handmade goodness from now through the holidays. Stay tuned here, on This Week at the Shop, for a weekly preview. Items turn over quickly and aren’t easy to re-stock as our vendors work overtime to provide us with their beautiful craft, so if you’ve got your eye on something, come on over and see us!

New

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Holiday gift baskets: perfect for work, school, home, and any other building you spend time in. Give us your price point and we’ll make you happy!

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New vendor Zandra brings us natural skin care made by a 16 year old entrepreneur from Buffalo, NY.

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These chocolate bars double as sweet cards by Curly Girl Design. Beautiful new jewelry (like stained glass windows!) by Spark Metal Studio, don’t forget to give the cat some love this season- cat toys restocked from Miso Handmade, and reclaimed wood tea candles by Re.

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Sweet tote bags and gift bags new from Tender Loving Empire.

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Restock on these screen printed accent pillows from Artgoodies.

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New barn wood planter shelves from Infinite Abyss, huge restock on Best Boy & Co. products, necklaces from Sloane, and lovely plant hangers by Bella Joy Pottery.

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These cityscape reclaimed wood art pieces always go fast, by Re. We’ve also got a TON of new scents from JKM Soy Candles, seriously just come spend like 20 minutes smelling them all and it will really take your mind off things.

Around the Shop

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Our MANnequin is looking cool and cozy in this scarf from Nicole’s Threads and hoodie by United State of Indiana. Our little Vanessa Monfreda robot is cozy too! He’s wearing a hate by Issa.Ino and cloque by Simple and Pretty.

Coming Up

Candle Maker Pop-Up & Mass Ave Midnight Shopper: Friday, November 18th, 5pm-12am: Tonight’s the perfect night to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Many Mass Ave merchants will be open until midnight to allow prudent patrons a chance to enjoy all of Indy’s best shops and boutiques. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to give back to the community during the season of giving! Here at Homespun we dedicate a significant portion of our donation efforts to Coburn Place Save Haven and Project Home Indy, two local non-profits dear to our hearts. Bring in needed items for Coburn Place and/or Project Home Indy and receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Workshop: Knit & Sip: Friday, November 18th, 6-8pm: Join us this evening for a knit & sip class in conjunction with the annual Mass Ave Midnight Shopper. In this workshop, students will learn the Continental method of knitting. The Continental method is a faster style of knitting with a more efficient movement of the wrist, mostly used in Europe. The most noted benefit to Continental knitting is the speed and ease of execution. In this workshop, students will learn basic knitting terminology, how to cast on, how to create a knit stitch, how to create a purl stitch, and how to bind off. Skills covered will be appropriate for beginner level knitters; however, more experienced knitters are welcome to bring projects to discuss with the instructor. All supplies, including needles, and yarn, will be included.

Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 26th, 9am-9pm: The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and shopping small means big support for independently-owned shops like ours (and for our community!). Homespun: Modern Handmade will be opening early today (9am) to give our fantastic customers early access to our brimming-with-holiday-inventory sales floor. In fact, the first ten customers will receive Swag Bags, one of which will be a SUPER Swag Bag with a high-dollar item from a participating Mass Ave store.

Giving Tuesday: Tuesday, November 29th, 10am-8pm: Make a difference with your shopping today at Homespun. Bring in items from the lists below and receive 10% off your store purchase today. Donated goods will benefit Coburn Place of Indianapolis, a transitional program to help survivors of domestic abuse and Project Home Indy, a local non-profit program aiming to break the cycle of poverty by serving up to five teen mothers and their children, helping them reach the path to self-sufficiency.

Yelp Bazaar: Thursday, December 11th, 6-10pm: Homespun is once again part of Yelp’s annual pop up shopping party with more than 120 local businesses! Check-in on the Yelp app for your Yelp Shop Local tote because this hefty list of local businesses is certain to fill your hands!

Super Saturday: Saturday, December 17th: 10am-9pm: One of the biggest shopping days of the year is the Saturday before Christmas. If you’re a procrastinator, don’t worry – we still love you! In fact, bring in needed items for Coburn Place Safe Haven and/or Project Home Indy from the lists below and you’ll receive 10% off your total purchase! Now that’s the spirit!

See ya next week, friends!

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