Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade Gifts - Week 2



Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions are once again hosting the 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, which started last week, is up and running.  Mother's Day will be here before we all know it!  Now is the perfect time to start browsing gift ideas and buying that perfect gift(s) for your Mum.  Any one of the handmade (many of which are one of a kind) and vintage items shared this week are perfect.  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.




Oval Simbercite Pyrite Gemstone Cabochon Sterling Pendant Leather Cord Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



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.




Triangle Shawl Ladies Blue Purple Merino Wool Malabrigo Rios Azules Yarn Small Medium Handmade by Nancy of Nacy's Knots, Lace and More



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!




Long Orange Daisy Statement Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 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 an ordered determind by drawing numbers from my trusty "number bowl."




Etched Pale Emerald Green Lampwork Beads Sea Glass Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Dog Lovers Tri-fold Wallet, Fabric Clutch Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Pink Roses and Black Czech Glass Bead Chunky Beaded Bracelet by Julie and Blu of Polymer Clay Beads by Blue Morning Expressions




5 Butterflies 4 x 6 Original Watercolor Paintings, You Choose One or More, Handmade by Roxanne of WatercolorsNmore



Faceted MultiColor Fire Agate 18 inch Graduated Gemstone Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Blue and Black Dragonfly Bead Necklace Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Frogs With Footprints Mini Desk Clock From Cherry Wood Handmade by Kevin of kevskrafts



Tibetan Buddhist Conch Shell Pendant Necklace and Earrings Set Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



Yellow and White Crochet Dress with Matching Booties Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Blue Beaded Butterfly Purse Charm / Zipper Pull Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



Mini Tassel Hoop Earrings Handmade by Nancy of Wyverndesigns



White and Purple Dragonfly Women's Necklace and Earrings Set Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry



Rose In Bloom Filet Crochet Lace Oval Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



Lamb Sheep Earrings Lampwork Beads White Black Collectors Gift Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Vintage Rose Gift Tags – Set of 12 - Handmade by Nat of Adore by Nat



Pink and White Rose Flower Earrings with Swarovski Crystals 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.



Mother’s Day Countdowns from the past weeks can be found here:


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



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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Such beautiful gifts for mom!

Such beautiful gifts for mom! Pinned all to my Perfect for Mom pinterest page. :)

Thanks Catherine :)


I just love all of these gift ideas. Of course, the more colorful the better! Thank you for including my rose bracelet; that is a very cool bracelet :) I have shared your post with everyone!! Many treats to Seamus and his mum.

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my pendant in this lovely selection of handmade Mother's Day Gifts, will share.

Thank you!

Thank you for including my lamb sheep lampwork earrings along with these beautiful gifts for Mother's Day. Will share.

Beautiful gift ideas

Thank you, Catherine and Seamus for including my baby dress set with these beautiful gift ideas. Shared!

Mother's Day blog post

Hi Catherine, thank you for taking the time to share all of us in your new blog post! Happy sales to all. Promoted each item and your blog. Sharon

Very nice Handmade for Mother's Day

Nice Selection of Handmade for Mother's Day - and Thank You for including my "Rose In Bloom Filet Crochet Doily"

Tweeted all

Tweeted all and used hashtag #bmecountdown.


Such a talented group with lovely items. Thanks for including my tassel earrings, along with all the other fantastic Mother's Day gift ideas!

Lots of beauties for Mom!

Thank you Catherine for another beautiful selection of handmade goods. And for the post including my multi-color agate necklace. Will be sharing.

Thank you!

Wonderful selection of handmade gifts for Moms. Thank you so much for including my Rose tags. Off to share.

Such gorgeous picks!

This is a gorgeous collection, Catherine! I will take one of each. :) Thanks so much for including my Tibetan pendant necklace and matching earrings set. Will be sharing at G+, Pinterest, and Twitter. New springtime treats to the Noble One from the Raptly Sleeping One!


Thank you Catherine for always doing such a wonderful job to help promote each of us.

Kathy <3

Lovely gift ideas!

Thank you for sharing these BME selections, Catherine. So many lovely gift ideas for mom!

Thank you!

Thank you for including my Dog Lovers Red Wallet in this week's favorites! Great selection of gifts for any occasion!

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