Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade and Vintage - Week 1


Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions are once again hosting a wildly popular "Mother's Day Countdown” on their BluPrint blog.  Last year's Mother's Day Countdown 2016 was a resounding success so a 2017 version is up and running.  Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it, now is the perfect time to start thinking about and buying a gift(s) for your Mum.  Browse the handmade and vintage shares for this week, visit the shops of the artists featured and buy Mum something that was handmade from the heart or that will re-live as a vintage piece.




Butterfly Wings Norfolk Island Pine Exotic Wood Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd



If you have a studio or shop on Indiemade, ArtFire, Zibbet, StoreEnvy, SupaDupa, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like, you are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items on the on the Mother's Day Countdown 2017 collection between Friday at 12:00noon 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 - no kinky Mom stuff here, please.




Lotus Flower Yoga Necklace and Earrings Jewelry Set Handmade by Mary and Le Gonze of PrettyGonzo



When you participate in the Mother's Day Countdown 2017, important back links are provided back 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 and/or Wanelo are preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save off of them.  Twitter, Facebook and G+ just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again.  It would be great if you would provide your Pinterest / Wanelo / Twitter and/or blog links in the comment section on Julie's blog.  And it would also be much appreciated to "blog hop" the Countdown on your blog since that provides even more back links.  And make comments on the blogs - that helps everyone as well!




Fairytales Do Come True Fairy Tales Wedding Favor Tags Handmade by Nat of Adore By Nat


In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Countdown 2016 Pinterest board and Wanelo collection, 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, however, have fun!


Here are the rest of the wonderful handmade and vintage items from this week's Mother's Day Countdown in the order they were shared:




Buddha Yoga Necklace For Women Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Mothers Day 2017 Collectible Thimble Handmade by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions/Polymer Clay Beads



Purple Flower and Gold Chandelier Earrings Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Butterfly Cameo Blue Suede Tassel Planner Charm Handmade by Zeide of Pelhuaz by Red



Blue Crazy Lace Agate and Copper Chainmaille Beaded Bracelet and Earrings Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



Hand Knit Plum Shimmer Shawl Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Swarovski Gold, Bronze and Bordeaux Crystal Pearl Champagne Luster Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsArtisanGems



Westie Terrier Embroidered Coffee Cup Cozy, Cold Drink Wrap, Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Dalmatian Dog Earrings Silver Black Onyx Two Sided Charm Sterling Post Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Dreamy Sepia Image of Swans in Park "Ribe Aaparti" Early 1900s Vintage Postcard by Colleen of postcardsintheattic



Teal Bohemian Boho Bib Necklace with Pearls Handmade by Jacki of Christi Cottage



Etched Pale Blue Lampwork Beads, Frosted Sea Glass-style, Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Hand Beaded Brown Ultra Suede Green Black Brass Cuff Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry



Starfish and Seashell Ocean Charm Bracelet Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



Nurse RN Themed Wood Wall Hanging Clock Handmade By KevsKrafts



Blue Rondelle and Crystal Necklace with Silver Tubes Handmade by Linda of lindab142 



Mini Tassel Hoop Earrings, Purple and Silver, Handmade by Nancy of WyvernDesignsJewelry



Breathe Yoga Pendant Necklace with Blue African Beads and Red Czech Glass Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



This is but a small sampling of all the creations shared in the collection.  To see all the items shared in the collection, be sure to click here:  Mother's Day Countdown 2017.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade and vintage items will make its way to your Mum on this Mother's Day.


If you would like to make my day and the day of the artist's featured, please leave a comment.  Any and all promotion you can do for this blog post will be benefit us all and will be greatly appreciated.




My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns’ Blog

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine ShadowDog

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Wanelo:  ShadowDog

Rebelmouse:  ShadowDogDesigns

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Yay for Moms!

Great post, Catherine and supervisor Seamus! I can't believe we are here already, but one week in and the time will fly. These are some great selections of gift ideas. There were so many to choose from; I can see how it's hard to decide. Thank you for including my Mom thimble in the mix. Am sharing this everywhere while stink dog sleeps under my feet. :D

Thank you so much Katherine

Thank you so much Katherine for including my bracelet and amongst these wonderful creations. I am happy to share each and every one of them!

Sorry Catherine....darn talk

Sorry Catherine....darn talk to text spelled your name with a "K"


Thanks Catherine, was able to pin and tweet most of the listings.

Appreciate the promotion.

Thank you!

Thanks so much for showing my dalmatian dog earrings along with these other fabulous gifts for Mother's Day. Will share.

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for sharing my blue agate bracelet and earring set, love your picks for Mother's Day, will share.

Great gift ideas

Great gift ideas for any occasion! Thanks so much for including our Westie cup wrap in your post!

Happy Mothers Day Week 1

Thank you Catherine for continuing with the promotional blogs during the Mother's Day countdown. So many beauties to choose from and I am so happy you included my Swarovski pearl necklace. Will be promoting.

A Multitude of Thank Yous

Catherine! Thank you so very much for promoting our items and the Countdown to Mother's Day. There is something for every mom on this page! Will promote. Thanks again!

Thank you!

Thank you so much for including my charms. I scheduled a share at my blog for tomorrow! <3

Thanks so much for a lovely BMECountdown collection!

These are wonderful selections - merci beaucoup! And thanks for including my lotus necklace with all these handmade beauties. :) Stella snowday treats to Le Moosie from Le Gonze! Will be sharing ...

Beautiful collection

Thank you Catherine for including my charm bracelet in your wonderful Mother's Day collection.

My turn to share these beauties.

Thank you so much, Catherine,

Thank you so much, Catherine, for including my fairytale tags among these beautiful handmade pieces. Moms would love any of these.




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