Gift Ideas for a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 4




Can you believe that four weeks of the Mother’s Day Countdown 2018, hosted by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions on her The Blu Print blog, have come already come and gone?  Eighteen artists shared a total of 54 items. Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it, on Sunday, May 13, this is the perfect time to start making a list of gift ideas / buying a gift for your Mom.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares for this week, many of them one of a kind designs, visit the shops of the artists featured and buy your Mom something that was HANDMADE from the heart.



Long Lapis Lazuli Necklace with Leaf Pendant Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



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.




Westie or Cairn Terrier Dog Key Fob / Purse Charm Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



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 collection.  That's 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!




Chunky Yellow and Orange Flower Beaded Bracelet with Big Faceted Iridescent Beads Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions



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 in the order drawn from my trusty numbers bowl:




Black Chain and Purple Amethyst Nugget Necklace Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry




Crocheted Yellow Baby Girl 2-Piece Top and Pant Set, Infant 6 – 12 Months Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Boho Woodland Fox Pendant Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 




Matte Pink Opal Natural Gemstones Beaded 20.5" Necklace Handmade by Diane of DianeDangles Jewelry




Bee on Deep Purple Lavender Spike photograph by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Gold Magatama, Green Druk, Lilac Leather Fairy Om Beadwoven Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Black White Gray Round Lightweight Resin Donut Pendant Braided Cord Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




Hand Knit Blue, Green and Brown Variegated Butterfly Stitch Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Handmade by Sharon of HollyknitterCreation




Victorian Style Pink Flower and Bird Charm Bracelet Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels




Multi-Colored Heart of Space Dichroic Fused Glass Heart Jewelry Pendant Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs




Dachsund Wood Jigsaw Puzzle Handcrafted from Poplar Wood by Kevin of KevsKrafts 




Gold Crystal Necklace Handmade by LInda of Linor Store Jewelry




Etched Amber Lampwork Beads with Raku Frit Freckles Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Hand Crocheted Red and White Flowers Lace Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Southwest Spirit Horse Totem Necklace with Magnesite and Landscape Jasper 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: Countdown to Mother's Day 2018.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade and vintage items will make its way to your Mom on this Mother's Day.



I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these unique handmade creations for Mother's Day.  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



For more handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas, here are the choices made in the weeks past:


Countdown - Week 3

Countdown - Week 2

Countdown - 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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Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my pink opal gemstone necklace in this Mother's day collection. Will share.

Wonderful!! Thank you so much

Wonderful!! Thank you so much Catherine for these extra shares! I have shared on my G+!

Kathy <3

Mother's Day Blog

Hi Catherine! Thank you very much for adding my necklace to your Mother's Day Countdown blog post. Really appreciate your efforts. Sharing.

Thank you, Catherine!

Another week of great gift choices for Mother's Day. Appreciate your effort to further promote. Will share!

Beautiful things

These are such beautiful things, all handmade! Thanks for sharing these treasures. I have also shared.

Mothers Day

Thanks for including my necklace in this fabulous Mother's Day Guide. I've pinned all the items and shared the blog on G+ and my Facebook page.

Wonderful Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Another wonderful selection of artisan creations that make wonderful gifts for Mother's Day. Each and every one would make a great treasure for any Mom. Thank you Catherine and I will be sharing on all social sites.

Gifts for Mom

Catherine, many thanks for including my Westie/Cairn terrier key chains in this week's selections from the Mothers Day Countdown!

G+'d each item, shared the blog post on Pinterest, Twitter and G+

Thanks a bunch!

Thanks so much for this extra Mother's Day Countdown promo! Will be sharing at the usual places. Treats to Sir Noble Moosie from Sir Wee Gonze! :)

Thanks Catherine

Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog. Beautiful handmade gift ideas for Mom. Thanks for including my charm bracelet. Now my turn to share!

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