This Week at the Shop: October 3rd

We’ve got a huge restock from Decorative Design Works to share with you this week and a few other lovelies as well. Be sure to peek our events list at the end of this post and join us for A Homespun Halloween this Friday!

New

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Flasks and coaters and t-shirts, oh my! All these goodies and more on the floor now from Decorative Design Works.

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These beauties may not be completely new, but they jumped right off the shelves today in hopes of appearing on the blog, so I had to acquiesce. Brought to us by Haven Paperie.

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Intricately detailed with a historic aesthetic, this map of Indiana is marked with all the best spots. By Keep Indy Indie.

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I’ll be sharing lots more Halloween goodies with you later this month, but I just couldn’t wait to share this awesome activity book by Jean Elise Toys. There are so many fun things for youngsters to do in here, I’m just about to buy one for myself. I love getting in the spirit!

Window Display

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Our new raven themed display is spooky, creepy and totally handmade. Nice work, team.

What We’re Wearing

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We look SO cute (duh) and so ready for fall (duh). On the left we’re wearing a buffalo plaid cowl by Nicole’s Threads and long sleeve tee by Megan Lee Designs with a leather bag by LM Designs. On the right we’re wearing another Nicole’s Threads cowl, a fleece Cloque by Simple and Pretty and a gorgeous crescent necklace by Grey Theory Mill.

Coming Up

A Homespun Halloween: Friday, October 7th, 5-9pm. There’s no hiding it: here at Homespun, we LOVE Halloween, and we could not resist putting together a night of spirited fun. Join us Friday October 7th from 5pm – 9pm for terrific tricks and treats! Sample spooky snacks and imbibe bewitching beverages while Savannah Norris and Rana Salame Striedinger, our staff sages, offer tarot card, palm, and crystal readings (tips to our witches are appreciated and recommended). It wouldn’t be a truly Homespun Halloween without something handmade. Rana will also be on the floor offering new crystal styles in her jewelry line and Savannah will have small textile weavings for sale! It’s going to be a bewitching good time!

First Friday Gallery Exhibition: Jake Lee: Friday, October 7th, 6-9pm: 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.

Pinot & Paws, Paint Your Pet: Thursday, October 27th, 6-8pm: Pets. They’re the family we choose. If you’re a dog or cat (or any animal, really) person, you understand the important role pets play in our lives. For many of us, our beloved pets are like our children, loving us unconditionally and loyally. Here’s your chance to immortalize your beloved Fido or Whiskers: instructor Deanna Leonard of Arcadian Design will be hosting a “Paint Your Pet” workshop at our store. Students will create a portrait from a favorite photograph with acrylic paint to cherish for years to come. Plus, we’ll have snacks and wine on hand for a full artist experience.

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!

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!

See ya next week, friends!

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