Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade Gifts - Week 9



There is an old saying, “All good things must come to an end.”  It is with a somewhat heavy heart that I have to mention that the Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 has come to a close.  Week 9 of the Countdown has come and gone . . . and Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14.  If you haven't done your shopping, there is still a bit of time, especially if you use expedited shipping or Mom is willing to wait for her perfect gift.  A fabulous place to shop is at Julie and Blu's Mother’s Day Countdown collection of handmade items.  On their The Blu Print blog, you will find that perfect handmade gift that Mother will love and cherish for years to come.  And you can always buy something for yourself!  This week, 57 wondrous items were shared by 19 talented artists.  The items include: jewelry of many different styles, party items, crochet, knitting, sewing, polymer clay magnets and pushpins, lampwork, woodworking and more - so many different items and techniques.  Shop now!




Flower Motif Pendant Necklace with Blue Agate and Glass Pearls, Matching Earrings, Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry


I’m sure all of the participants wish Julie and Blue of Polymer Clay Beads by Blue Morning Expressions MANY, MANY THANKS for hosting such a successful Countdown to Mother's Day.  And I'm sure everyone will agree that the Countdown was great fun with so many wonderfully creative items that are perfect for even the hardest-to-please Mom!  


Here is a small sampling of what can be found in this week’s Countdown:



Grandma's Goodies Hand Knit Cotton Dish Towel / Oven Hanger Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation



Silver Sun Beaded Boho Earrings Handmade by Mary and Le Gonze of PrettyGonzo



Pink or Red Scottish Terrier Dog Quilted Gadget Case / Cell Phone Pouch Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Yellow Statement Flower Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Wood Comfort Cross / Christian Prayer Palm Cross Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage 



Sterling Silver Full Persian Chainmaille Bracelet Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Lady Bug Potholder Refrigerator Kitchen Magnets Handmade by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions



Victorian-style Bird Charm Beaded Bracelet Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate Czech Coin Yellow Opal Niobium Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Ecofriendly and Repurposed Exotic Wood Unusual Afzelia Burl Pendant Necklace Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd



Crocheted and Beaded Cluny Lace Irish Rose Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



Natural Orange Sodalite Blue Gemstone Stretch Bracelet, Small 6 inch, Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



Scalloped and Dotted Emerald Large Hole Lampwork Glass Charm Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Mother and Baby Dolphin Pendant Necklace Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



Mother Goose-themed Wish Tags For Baby Shower Handmade by Nat of adorebynat



Green Gemstone Bracelet Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry





2 Corinthians 5:7 Faith Bible Passage Wall Hanging Plaque Handmade by KevsKrafts



Victorian Vintage-inspired Green Filigree Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 



To see all the artisan handmade items shared in this week’s collection, be sure to click here:  Mother's Day Countdown 2017 - Week 9.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade and vintage items will make its way to your Mum on this Mother's Day.  


Again THANK YOU to Julie and Blu of Polymer Clay Beads by Blue Morning Expressions for all their hard work in putting the Countdown together and for providing a place where we could promote each other and ourselves!  




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


Countdown to Mother’s Day - Handmade - Week 8


Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade and Vintage - Week 7


Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade - Week 6


Countdown to Mother's Day - Handmade - Week 5


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 - Week 2


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





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Catherine, thank you very

Catherine, thank you very much for including my necklace and earring set. Much appreciation xo


Thank you Catherine

I can't believe that Countdown to Mother's Day is finished.

Catherine, thank you for including my charm bracelet. Have a Happy Mother's Day everyone.

Until we meet again on Countdown to Christmas !!!!!!!!!

Will be sharing

So Many Pretty Gifts for Mom and You!

Once again, we are at the close of the countdown, and there are just so many pretty gift ideas featured in this post. It's always great fun to see all of the new creations and admire older ones. I just love that everyone comes together and shows off their wonderful handmade items. Thank you so much, Catherine for putting together these posts. You and everyone else who put these extra midweek posts together have no idea how much more traffic we all get from your efforts. It is much appreciated! Extra treats for the guardian of the doorway as he keeps an eye out for strangers. :) Happy Mother's Day!

Thank You!

Thanks for including me amongst all these fabulous handmade items!

Time goes so fast!

That was a very fast 9 weeks! I saw many gorgeous items and had pleasure sharing them. Thanks so much for your further promotions, Catherine and thank you for showing my mother and baby dolphin pendant.

So sad, the end all ready,

So sad, the end all ready, but you have selected some beautiful gift ideas! Thank you Catherine for including my bracelet. Sending hugs and bellyrubs to Seamus.

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my bracelet in your Mother's Day gift selection, that sure was a fast 9 weeks. Will share your blog.

Thanks for a great promotion for Mother's Day

Catherine, thanks for posting all of our listings for the Mother's Day Countdown.

It really does make a difference as we promote each other.

All have been tweeted and pinned.

Happy Mother's Day ALL.

Love your picks!

Thanks, Catherine, for this extra BMECountdown to Mother's Day promo! Love the picks here - so much fun! Merci beaucoup for including my sun disk earrings. Will be sharing! Sweet treats to Le Velco Chien from Le Jolie Gonze! :)

Happy Mothers Day!

Thanks very much for including my Scottie cases in your selections for the final week of the countdown. Happy Mothers Day to everyone!

Thank You!

I can't believe that we are at the end of 2017 Mother's Day Countdown. It's been a pleasure to participate, as always. Thank you so much, Catherine, for including my Mother Goose tags. Off to share.

Thank you!

I tweeted the post and will be back after work to tweet all the items

Thanks Catherine!



Thanks for sharing all these weeks of #handmade #mothers day gifts. It's been a pleasure to participate.


I tweeted all but Mary's Pretty Gonzo because her earrings sold YAY!! and two othe5rs that don't promote

I added this to most tweets @shadowDogdesign

Have a wonderful Mother's Day


Bittersweet Ending....

It's been such a fun and fast 9 weeks. Your weekly posts have been so much appreciated. Thank you and a very happy Mother's Day to all!

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