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Buy Artisan Handmade for Mothers Day 2023 - Week 1




Julie and the ever Handsome Harry Florida Dog of Blue Morning Expressions are once again hosting the wildly popular Countdown to Mother’s Day 2023 Week 1 on their Buy Handmade from Makers blog.   Last year's Mother's Day Countdown 2022 was a resounding success . . . so the 2023 version is up and running. Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it - on May 14 - this is the perfect time to start thinking about buying a gift(s) for your mom, grandmom, aunts and/ or other beloved women.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares, visit the shops of the artists featured in this week's Countdown and buy your mother a beauty that was handmade / designed from the heart.  When you do so, you support a small, independent business (which makes us do a happy dance)!




"Oliver The Otter Makes Mom a Gift Pillow" Digital Art Throw Pillow Designed by Colleen of Oliver the Otter



If you have a studio or shop on Indiemade, Shopify, Amazon, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like, you are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items to the Countdown 2023 collection between Friday at 12:00 noon EST until midnight the following Sunday night.  Then a brand new collection of gift ideas will start the next Friday, and so on, until the weeks are finished and Mother's Day is here!  By the way, the items shared need to be G-rated.




Vintage Art Deco Coppery Gold and Red Pyramid Earrings Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures



When you participate in the Countdown to Mother’s Day, important backlinks are provided to your items.  This will help make you more easily found by the Google gods. If you share items, you MUST promote EACH item in the countdown collection.  That is only fair!  Pinterest is preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to click back to the item in the shop.   Twitter and Facebook are also great but do not provide the ability to find items as easily to share again.  If you tweet, please use the hashtag #bmecountdown.  It would be wonerful if you provide your Pinterest / Twitter and/or blog links in the comment section on Julie's blog. Blog hopping will also be great since that provides even more backlinks.  And make comments on the blogs - that helps everyone!!!




Set of 50 Cactus Sticker Labels / Party Favors / Envelope Seals Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Countdown to a Handmade Mother's Day 2023 Pinterest board and on my Twitter feed, as in Countdown's past, I decided to share one item from each of the various artists who participated on my Indiemade blog.  This will be a perfect time to pull out a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil (or get your computer bookmarks ready) and begin your shopping list. Above all, have fun browsing (and even buying)!


Here are the rest of the wonderful handmade items from this week's Countdown to Mother's Day 2023 - Week 1I hope you enoy them!




Cameo Pendant Necklace with Indigo Blue Lapis Lazuli and Pearls Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona




"Peace Begins with a Smile" White Peacock Butterfly Throw Pillow Photography by Joanne of JoanneCarey




Green with Metallic Dots Large Hole Lampwork Glass Bead Bracelet Charm Set Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Set of 3 Hummingbirds, Cardinals and Carolina Wren Note Cards from Watercolor Prints Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Silver and Gold Dimensional Tambourine Earrings with Brass Jingle Zils Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Collectible Thimble for Mom / Nana with a Floral Heart Wreath and Flowers Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




12" Scalloped Pastel Floral Penny Rug / Table Topper Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2




Gemstone Beaded Choker Necklace with a Dragonfly Toggle Clasp Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




"I Love Dogs" Dog Lover Pillow Designed by Linda of LinorStoreDesigns




Lightweight Pink Roses Polymer Clay Earrings with Frosted Pink Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs 




I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these unique handmade creations, any of wich will make a perfect Mother's Day gift for mom, a grandmother, an aunt or another loved one.  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a blog comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



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thank you so much for including my Nana thimble with all of these wonderful handmade gifts for Mom! I have shared everyone and scheduled more posts for everyone. Many treats to The One Who Guards the Wall from The One Who Guards the Bed.

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Thank you for including my dimensional tambourine earrings, Catherine. There are so many wonderful gifts here for mom's special day! Sharing!

Happy Tuesday, Catherine!

Happy Tuesday, Catherine! Thanks so much for promoting my butterfly throw pillow with the Mother Teresa quote... I am very appreciative! I love your blog and all the lovely artisan's creations you have selected... so many wonderful gift ideas! Peace and joy, my friend!


Thanks for sharing my I Love Dogs Pillow. These are great gift ideas. Sharing.


Thanks for sharing my song bird art cards.
Lovely picks.

All have been tweeted and blog.

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thank you so much for this extra promotion of these beatiful items.

Thank you, Catherine, for

Thank you, Catherine, for sharing a beautiful Mother's Day Blog.

I have pinned on different boards and scheduled tweets.

Many thanks!

Thank you so much, Catherine, for the extra promo. Will share :-)


Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion
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