Handmade at Amazon is Accepting Applications

Posted On June 26, 2015

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Kennedy Robinson, Public Relations

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As promised, I am keeping up on Handmade at Amazon!

Well today I received an email encouraging me to apply to become a Handmade at Amazon Artisan.

“Handmade” is an invite only community so you have to complete an application. Right now, Handmade at Amazon is open to artisans who make Jewelry, Home products (Art, Baby Bedding, Bath, Bedding, Furniture, Home Décor, Kitchen & Dining, Lighting, Patio, Lawn & Garden, Storage & Organization), Party Supplies and Stationery.

The application is pretty straight forward and simple.  It asks the normal questions such as your business name, city, state, website, etc.  Then it gets into the nitty gritty asking questions such as:

  • What type of products do you sell?
  • How do you make them?
  • Are they indeed handmade or hand-altered?
  • How long have you been selling?
  • Where do you sell?
  • Do you sell at Craft Fairs?

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Photo Recap: Handmade Philly + West Elm = Etsy Craft Party!!

Cupcakes + Embroidery + West Elm + Etsy + Handmade Philly = Tons of Crafty Goodness!!

We had a wonderful time at West Elm, as we teamed up to host a workshop for this year’s Etsy Craft Party. This time around we focused on embroidering photos, and tons of people made it out to the event. Thanks everyone!!

If you were unable to make it out on Friday, or if that event just left you yearning for more, fear not! We are having another meet up this afternoon, from 4-6 pm!

Note: if we mislabeled your work, or missed crediting you by name, leave a comment and we will gladly correct the image. 


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GG: Handmade Holiday Shopping

Happy Thanksgiving everyone (in the US anyway)!!

The beginning of the holiday season is the most fun for me. I have yet to get all turkey-ed out, yet to be annoyed by all the shopping traffic and yet to be stressed that I didn’t get all the gifts I need. This is the most fun time to just peruse all the lovely items out there to see what might be the most fun present for each of my recipients. So I hope you don’t think I’m too early with this holiday shopping spree guide! Enjoy scrolling through all these great items and know, you have pleeeenty of time to pick up items for everyone on your list!

Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holder from Earth Mother Mosaics

Phrenology Pillow from Thimbletop

All Purpose Skin Healing Salve from Lilith’s Apothecary

Vintage Pendant from Light Mosaics

Fabric Kit to make her Block Holder Books (found in the Fresh Fabric Treats Moda Bake Shop Book) from Jaybird Quilts

Scones from Kitchen Witch Cookie

Earrings from Glamorosi

Bracelet from Clare McDermott

Soaps for him from Mamoucha Soaps

Original collage from 111CollageDesign

Necklace from PleaseBikeThanks

Serving platter from Little Flower Designs

Earrings from Finch and Flower

Visor beanie from Mels Bells

Flower notecards from Allison Ostertag

Journal from Blue Toad

Many many many more items available here! Happy holidays to you and yours!

~Nicole Bruno, A Stitch in Design

GG: It’s not easy being green

With all those gorgeous handmade items available from the various Handmade Philly members, it’s so hard to pick just a few for a guide!! I know green has been used as a focus in the past but I think it’s definitely one worth going back to especially as all our green leaves start slipping away.  I’m sure you’ll agree after you’ve checked out the following items, available now (just click the picture!).

Green printed shirt from Bud and Branch

Felted Wool Mobile from SqrlBee

Green (while they’re not green in the photo, you can custom order them in green!! With any monogram you’d like! :)) monogrammed napkins from MaryJo Rosania

Chompin Broccoli print from You Wanna Talk Jive

Mung Bean Pendant from Real Fruit Jewelry

Three pack card set from Mattson

The Andrea from Steel Pony

Frida earrings from Night Owl Designs

Thank you notes from The Lettered Set

Green cloth mobile from Poppy and Bean

Sewing basket by BGartman

Stuffed owl from Crinoline

Papier mache pear from Insitu Decorative Arts

For purple, blue, white – or any other color you can think of – check out more items available here!

~Nicole Bruno, A Stitch in Design

GG: Autumn Glory

Ahh, finally the autumn is upon us! Even though the weather here in the northeast is kind of faking us out (high 70s and humidity?? where am i?!?), I promise that fall is on its way. And in preparation for this lovely season to come, I’ve gathered some wonderful items from the artisans of Handmade Philly.

Neck cowl from Lemonhalf

Fingerless Mitts from Blue Betty Shop

Autumn leaves necklace from Chandeluse

Beret from Mels Bells Cloche Hats

For the birds flying south this fall – a necklace from LaRoca Gallery

Scarf from Punk Rocknits

Tea bags print from PragyaK

Toddler slippers from Wooly Baby

Cup of joe locket from KVanvliet

Flower bath salts from Volta Soaps

Forests of the world stationery set from ReadWriteBooks

Green glass earrings from Wydinya Studio

Even if you’re not prepared to move into fall, don’t forget to check out a ton more items available here appropriate for any season!

~Nicole Bruno, A Stitch in Design

Gift Guide: Seeing Green

Since spring is in the process of springing, green is popping up everywhere. This color could mean anything from rebirth and growth to money, money, money or even envy. Along with all the meanings are the tons of shades. If green is your thing, I think you’ll enjoy this guide.

This hand dyed book from ReadWriteBooks is fantastic for jotting down notes or keeping a journal.

Show off your little green froggy friends with this pendant from Light Mosaics.

Brighten up any little girl’s day with Up From the Ashes’ gorgeous fairy wings.

Kensington Supply Co offers a great shade of lime green in this great asymmetrical necklace.

The green may actually be blue but this print from Seabelly is hard to resist.

How sweet is this dinosaur shirt?? Get it customized with your favorite little boy’s name and number by Sweet 3 Leaf Prints.

Grey Overcast has this perfectly sized green bookmark to brighten up your reading.

This adorable kerchief  from Poppy & Bean would make a great addition to any girl’s adventure.

Any piece from Real Fruit Jewelry is just gorgeous and this kiwi ring does not disappoint.

Thimbletop’s hand embroidered pillow would make a fun addition to any sofa.

If only we could smell this soap! I have a hunch that Volta’s soap would surpass my expectations but I guess I’ll have to buy to confirm that 🙂

It’s hard to pick just one from Mattson – practically every one makes me giggle.

Don’t forget to check out the many more, non-green hued items on etsy!

~Nicole Bruno, A Stitch in Design

Fall in love with autumn!

I am so in love with fall. For me, it’s the greatest time of the year! I love the feeling of a fresh start, the chill to the air, and the crunch underfoot. It’s also a spectacular prelude to the winter chaos to come (I hope! :)). In the spirit of fall, back to school, and all those fabulous jewel tones, I’ve gathered some wonderful items for this month’s gift guide. Enjoy!

If you’re anything like me, every year you get a small tinge of wishing you were heading back to school. The semi-free days, the falling leaves, the term papers… Even if you’re not heading back to the books, pick up this awesome little notepad to remind you of days of yore (waaaay before we typed papers on our laptops) available from Mollie Dog Paper.

You can never have too many pieces of jewelry! Add to your fall collection and pick up this great little bracelet available from d’Olivia Jewelry.

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the stink bug epidemic coming to a house near you this fall! Grab this onesie featuring a similar but much cuter bug for your little one by Superdeduper.

Looking for a utility necklace that you can wear with your work clothes and your evening gown? Purchase this fantastic necklace from Chandeluse and you’ll always have coordinating jewelry.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on a redecorating kick this month. Update your house or apartment quickly by swapping out the light switch covers. This one would work perfectly in my sewing room but Aurora21112 has tons of others, check out her shop!

It’s extremely hard for me to get through an entire gift guide without choosing a food item. And fall is no different! Pick up an order (or two!) of these delicious pierogies from Polish Goodness. Not a fan of pierogies? Try their pulled pork instead!

I find myself curling up in a chair and reading a ton of books in the fall. And as an avid reader, I’m always on the lookout for a fun new bookmark. Check out this item from The Rebirth of Nyela – a custom painted bookmark! It’s like having your own travel sized custom created artwork snug between the pages.

Fall also brings the return of indoor concerts. And what better item to sport to said concerts than this awesome tiara from Up from the Ashes. I can just see the lights bouncing off the stars now!

Snag these deep green earrings from Wydinya Studio to compliment any fall outfit. Not digging the color? She offers a few different options for these lovelies so check out her shop!

Whew, it’s going to be hard to keep my bonus money in my pocket this upcoming October (I told you I love fall!!) with all these gorgeous handcrafted items available from the wonderful artists in Handmade Philly.

Don’t forget about the many offerings from the wonderful members of Handmade Philly!

Suggestions, ideas, critiques, or feedback? Leave it in the comments! Thanks for reading!

~Nicole Bruno, A Stitch in Design

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