Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade Gifts - Week 5



Week 5 of the Countdown to Mother's Day, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their The Blu Print blog, sped right on by.  Sixty artisan handmade items from twenty artists were left in its wake.  Mother’s Day is fast approaching!  Now is the perfect time to start browsing gift ideas and buying that perfect gift(s) for your Mum.  Any one of the mostly one of a kind handmade items shared this week are perfect for even the pickiest Mom.  Visit the shops of the artists featured and buy Mom something that was handmade from the heart.  



Wanderlust VW Van Beach White Ceramic Mug, 15 oz, Designed by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions



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.





Hand Knitted Super Bulky Purple Scarf with Wire Weave Brooch Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



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!




Magnolia Gold, 11 x 15 Original Watercolor Painting Southern Flower Wall Art Handmade by Roxanne of WatercolorsNmore



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:



Swarovski Crystal Hanging Rainbow Suncatcher / LGBT Wedding Gift Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Rustic Room For Rent - Adobe Building Prickly Pear Cacti Tombstone AZ Photograph by Colleen of Butterfly in the Attic Photography



Montana Agate Cabochon Pendant and Black Leather Necklace Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



Vintage Inspired Bird Gift Tags - Set of 12 - Handmade by Natalie of Adore by Nat



Pink Rhodonite and Rose Freshwater Pearl MultiWrap Boho Gemstone Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Shades of Mauve, Green, and Brown Fabric Handbag Handmade by Mary of SimpleEmbroiderySew



Silver Dragonfly and Red, Yellow and Orange Flower Bead Dangle Earrings by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry 



Chihuahua Dog Breed Snap Key Fob, Purse Charm Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Purple Amethyst Earrings for Women Handmade by Sharon of Blonde Peach Jewelry



Transparent Light Grass Green Glass Lampwork Bead BHB Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Druzy Crystals Dainty Gold Chain Pendant Necklace Handmade by LInda of lindab142



Sterling Silver Cat Charm Necklace Dimensional Body Cat Lovers Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Hand Knit Golden Sunflower Cotton Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation



Turquoise and Copper Seahorse Beach Earrings Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



Dragonfly and Swarovski Pearl Charm Bracelet Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



3D Crochet Roses on a Doily, Coasters and Napkin Rings Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber 



Gypsy Soul Dancing Woman Pendant, Turquoise and Pearls Necklace Handmade by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns 



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 - Week 5.  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 4


Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade and Vintage - Week 3


Countdown to Mother’s Day - Handmade and Vintage - Week 2


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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Beautiful selections,

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my scarf and brooch. Shared.

Just Awesome

I love these selections! Thank you for adding the Wanderlust VW mug to the mix. There are so many great gift ideas for mom that it might be impossible to choose just one. Thank you so much for your extra posts; those really help to bring more eyes to everything and it's appreciated :) Lots of treats for the keeper of all things desert from all of us in sunny and tropical paradise. ;)


Catherine appreciate my watercolor magnolia to be in the opening of the blog.

Will promote during the day.

Great selections.

Thank you, Catherine!

Marvelous gifts for Mother's Day! Thank you for showing my kitty cat necklace! Sharing...

Lovely selection of handmade

Lovely selection of handmade items for Mother's day, thank you for including my Montana agate pendant, will share.

Gorgeous Creations!

Wow, there could be some really lucky mothers next month! Thank you for including my window crystal in your glorious blog post, Catherine! I will share, of course!

A lot of happy Mothers!

Such a great selection of gift ideas for Mom. Will be sharing...thank you for including my pink rhodonite bracelet.

I LOVE all these beautiful

I LOVE all these beautiful pieces. Perfect for Mother's Day gift. Thank you so much for including my vintage bird gift tags. Off to share.


Mom / Grandma would love receiving any one of these items!

Merci beaucoup, Catherine!

Thanks so much for the extra promo, Catherine! Will be sharing at Pinterest, Twitter, and G+. Treats to Le Moosie from Le Gonze! :)

Thank you Catherine

Beautiful collection of handmade items for Mom on Mother's Day. Thanks for including my bracelet. Thank you for sharing, now my turn.

Beautiful collection!

You have a beautiful collection of handmade creations! Thanks for including my green large hole lampwork bead.

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