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Amazon’s New Handmade Items

 

Hello it’s been a long time! Second baby later and over a year writing for Baby Bullet blog I am back because of this new opportunity to share an amazing new feature for my favorite shopping site, AMAZON!

 

Amazon features an amazing new category of Handmade Items, many which are made to order! It’s like adding Etsy to amazon’s service that you have already come to know and trust. This really inspired me to write a post because I LOVE AMAZON already and want to support this handmade movement.

 

It’s so easy since I automatically go to Amazon for just about everything; now I can find all of these unique one of a kind items at the same time! (Instead of ordering something cheaply made in china).

 

Amazon requires that all products be made entirely by hand, hand-altered, or hand assembled by companies with 20 or fewer employees or collectives with less than 100 people.

 

I am an Amazon.com affiliate and below are some of my favorite Handmade items curated by me. If you’re inspired by what you see please use those links.

 

Or just go check it out yourself and support all of these amazing artisans!

 

 

Salvaged Walnut Slab Coffee Table
by Oat Foundry

 

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This is an exquisite made to order salvaged walnut slab coffee table, with two live edges. But it doesn’t just have to be a coffee table, when placing your order you have a choice of table length and leg height giving you the option of ordering a salvaged walnut dining table! Now if I could only afford it!

From the craftsman: Made by hand from salvaged Pennsylvania Black Walnut. We hand pick the wood slab, cut it to size, plane it, sand it, and add bow ties to keep the table strong. The hairpin legs are made from welded steel, capable of supporting several hundred pounds.

 

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Here is a bold patterned quilt that will brighten up and warm up the coming dark winter days.

Baby Girl Quilt Modern Big Block Whimsy by Carlene Westberg Designs

I have two boys so I don’t often indulge in admiring the cute girly things; but this year we became aunt and uncle to the first baby girl in the family. Now I can buy things for her!

 

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“Planty” Art Print by Leah Duncan

 

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Update your home with a trendy yet affordable art print!

One of my favorite colors is mustard yellow, but it looks terrible on my skin tone; so I am always ecstatic when I see home decor and art that incorporate that ochre color!

 

 

Bedding and Pillows are a little addiction of mine.

 

Wildflower Organic Cotton Sateen Pillow Sham
by Whitney Elizabeth

 

Wildflower Organic Cotton Sateen Pillow Sham
I love the vintage hippie vibe of this fabric.

 

The palette could go with almost any color bedding or add a pop of color to your monotone decor with coral, pink, periwinkle and yellow. The artist says it was inspired by an old wildflower book she came across in Rye, England. Remember it is sold as 1 sham, so order two for a set!

Banded Pillow in Stone/Chalk
by Fig and Bella

This hand dyed pillow was lovingly made in their Hudson Valley Studio and very “in” at the moment.

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This pillow can look great in both traditional and modern decor; Slate blue fades to white on this cotton linen blend.

 

 

Wooden Kitchen Utensil Set
by Old World Kitchen

 

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Too beautiful not to feature, but completely out of my budget. They do sell individual pieces that would make exquisite wedding gifts!

 

LOEWY | tribal necklace by Diamonds are Evil

 

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This statement breastplate necklace is made of sustainable birch wood and can be worn by teens and mature ladies alike. It appeals to this thirty something, but most of the time I still feel like I’m in high school…until I remember that I’m a mother of two. It reminds me of a sci-fi or fantasy princess necklace, however, it is called “tribal” by the designer.

 

Please ENJOY!

My Personalized Stationery on Minted

hello yellow personalized stationery

Available in 3 colorways and other die cut shapes.
hello yellow (in turquoise) personalized stationery

Happenings in my creative life

Hello to whoever reads this. I’ve been MIA lately. Oliver is growing up fast!

Here is a little of what I’ve been up to. I had two holiday designs chosen for the minted holiday collection this year and one holiday party invitation; they’re now up for sale.

Herbs and Vegetable Wreath

herbs and vegetable wreath now available at minted

assembled set of herbs and vegetable wreath now available at minted

Joyful Watercolor

Joyful Watercolor now available at minted

Skinnywrap label and Liner of Joyful Watercolor now availabale at minted

Candy Cane Watercolor Stripes Invite

Candy Cane Watercolor Stripes Party Invite now available at minted

Skinnywrap label and Liner for Candy Cane Watercolor Stripes now available at minted

Also available in shades of blue for Hanukkah parties!

Blue Hanukkah version of Candy Cane Watercolor stripes available at minted
 

for sale on zazzle

I’ve also had a number of designs featured on zazzle’s selections of holiday cards.

 

 

 

 

 
And one of my personal favorites

Joy Red Art Deco Holiday Greeting Card
Joy Red Art Deco Holiday Greeting Card by beckynimoy
 

Check out my my zazzle store for more holiday cards, invitations and more.
Browse more Holiday Cards at Zazzle

Hand Lettered Art Print – “First Edition” by Jennifer Wick for minted.com

Jennifer Wick is an amazing designer! Her lettering is always inspiring…top of the line! Please go check out her work on minted.com

"First Edition" by Jennifer Wick for minted.com

“First Edition” by Jennifer Wick for minted.com

Vote in Minted.com’s ‘Oh What Fun’ Holiday Card Challenge

My first submission entitled “Peaceful Green Watercolor” and a few other of my favorite designs.

A Woodland Wedding Inspiration Board

Annie Clark’s design “Big Sur” is the inspiration for this wedding style board.

woodland wedding by Becky Nimoy, see more Minted

woodland wedding board by Becky Nimoy. See more Minted

Minted + West Elm Art Challenge

Here are my favorite submissions for the most recent minted.com art challenge featured in style boards using west elm furniture and decor.
Taking out my gouache paints was very therapeutic!

This one is called Lipstick Memories

This one is called Planetary

This one is called Square Warm Tones

Here is a direct link to its counterpart Square Cool Tones
 

And here is one of my photographs: This one is called White Ermine Moth

Links to all of the pieces that I entered for this challenge:


more photos and one pencil sketch:

If you would be so kind please head over and vote for my entries! Thanks so much!

Hand Lettering Practice this Weekend

This weekend I got to spend time practicing some lettering and refining some designs in photoshop and illustrator.
 
I started out working on”happy birthday” because it was our friends birthday friday. I wasn’t able to complete it in time for his party however, so you can see what I made below instead.
 
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After I made my happy birthday sketch in pen I scanned it in and used my Wacom Cintiq in photoshop and made edits and touch-ups with the brush tool.  First with a red brush on a new layer to show where I wanted to change my scrolls and flourishes, then refined switching between a black and white brush.

 

Here is the final happy birthday lettering.
 
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For our friend tim’s birthday card I used an idea I had for a beer tasting party invitation and ended up turning it into the birthday card.

 
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For the birthday card I created the elements in illustrator based on the sketch and ended up reworking it into the final composition. (With the help of my husband). Thanks honey. 

The final card is printed on watercolor paper. I laid it out in the lower right corner of an 8.5 x 11 page so that i could trim and fold it properly. 
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April 2nd: I share my birthday with Minted.com

I received an email yesterday and was thrilled to see that Minted Affiliates recognized my birthday! They even had all of these interesting facts about April 2nd such as, “It is the day the first motion picture theater opened in LA (1902).”

 

I was wondering how they could do this for everyone and even include a fact about the city that they live in…but it turns out it is Minted.com’s birthday today as well. This year they turn 5.

 

Happy Birthday to Minted.com and myself! I turn the big 3-0.

 

You can receive a great discount by clicking the image below!

 

My Art Submission Won A Special Prize from Minted.com

My piece, “Construction” based on my photograph, won the Edgy Photography Special Award.
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Check out their blog post here on Julep to see the other winners. Thanks Minted!