Gift Ideas for a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 1



Julie of Blue Morning Expressions is once again hosting the wildly popular Countdown to Mother's Day on her The Blu Print blog.  Last year's Countdown to Mother's Day 2017 was a resounding success . . . so the 2018 version is up and running. Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it - about 10 weeks from now - this is the perfect time to start thinking about and buying a gift(s) for your Mom.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares for this week, visit the shops of the artists featured in this week's Countdown and buy your Mom a beauty that was handmade from the heart.




World's Best Mother Coffee Mug Handmade by Julie 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 Countdown to Mother's Day 2018 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.




Citrus and Ultraviolet Easter Eggs Photograph Handmade by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius



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 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 as 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 backlinks.  And make comments on the blogs - that helps everyone, as well!




Brass Floral Focal Necklace with Agates and Jade Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat 



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Countdown 2018 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 items from this week's Countdown to Mother's Day 2018 in the order drawn from my trusty numbers bowl:




Vintage Art Deco Rose Pink Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Earrings Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Shiny Pink Tongue Opaque Lampwork Glass Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Not All Who Wander Are Lost Tolkien Boho Statement Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Blue, Pink and Yellow Crochet Cotton Scarf with Fringe Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Flower Statement Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Dog Paw Print Key Fob, Purse Charm Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin




Peace Sign and Unakite Bracelet for Women Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Hand Knit Fabulous Four Corner Flower Cotton Picture Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation




Sterling Silver Bird Cage Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Frosted Pink Lampwork Earrings with Czech Crystal Rondelles and Ruby 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, be sure to click here: Countdown to Mother's Day 2018.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade items will make its way to your Mom 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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Thank you Catherine for including my Earrings among your lovely collection of Mother's Day gifts!

Fabulous finds for her!!

Thank you Catherine for your Mothers Day week 1 promotion. Will share the post and the individual items.

Thank you, Catherine!

I'm looking forward to seeing all the beauties this Mother's Day countdown. Thank you for including my birdcage earrings. Shared on FB.


Hello Catherine! Thank you so much for taking the time to help promote all of us. The back links are much appreciated! Have promoted each item and your post.

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Thanks for the promo, everyone, especially those that go the extra steps to promote the post and the items. Have shared the post to Twitter, FB, Pinterest, G+ and Tumblr and have pinned each item and tweeted/scheduled each item. The blog post will also be shared on the Twitter Tree tomorrow for maximum exposure (:

Hope these post generate sales for us all.

Major thanks for a lovely promo!

Thanks so much, Catherine, for this nice extra promo! And thanks for including my Tolkien quote statement necklace. Will be sharing blog and items at Pinterest and Twitter! G+ too! Treats to Master Moosie from Master Gonze!

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I'm honored to have my bracelet included in this wonderful Mother's Day Collection.

Pinned and tweeted each item.

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Thank you for including my paw print key fobs in this week's post!

Shared each item on G+ and promo'd the blog post.

Great Selections of Artisan

Great Selections of Artisan Handmade for Mothers, Catherine! Thanks for including that photo of my Rippling Spring Colors Scarf!

Thanks so much!

Thank you for showcasing a gorgeous collection from Julies Mother's Day Countdown and thanks for including my lampwork beads.

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