Gift Ideas for a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 8




Wow!!!  It’s extremely hard to believe that there only two more weeks of the Mother’s Day Countdown 2018 which is hosted again this year by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions on her The Blu Print blog.  Week 8 came and went and fourteen handmade artisans and one vintage seller shared a total of 45 wonderful items items. Since Mother's Day is quickly gaining on us, on Sunday, May 13, this is the perfect time to start buying a gift for your Mom.  Why don’t you browse the wide range of unique 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!




Stained Glass Mountain Quilt Square Bear Paw Pattern 9 " Hanging Window Panel Handmade by Jo of 2GlassThumbs



If you have a handmade 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.




We Rise Goddess Boho Necklace Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




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!




Vintage 1926 Tunisian 1 Franc Coin Pendant 14kt Gold Filled Necklace Handmade by Diane of beadsouk




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:




Crochet Spring White Lily Bloom Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Art Deco Vintage Rhinestone Rose Pink Earrings with Clear Rhinestone Accents and Rose Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels



Bronze Copper Wire Wrapped Seed Bead Necklace and Earring Jewelry Set Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader




Magpie Counted Cross Stitch Xsitch Bird Pattern Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Westie Terrier Text Filled Key Fob, Purse Charm, Bag Tag Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin




Terracotta and Amber Cream Kumihimo Beaded Spiral 8 inch Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Coco Palm's Resort Hotel Island of Kauai Hawaii Hawaiian Dancers 1962 Mike Roberts Vintage Postcard




Black Banded Agate Teardrop Necklace with Czech Glass, Agate, Quartz and Tiger Eye Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry



Encased Kronos Blue and Ivory Glass Lampwork Lentil Beads Handmade Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Boho Statement Pendant Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry





Wave Style Jewelry Or Trinket Bandsaw Box Handmade By Kevin of KevsKrafts




Blue Lampwork Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Pewter Flower Bead Caps 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.


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.




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


Countdown - Week 7

Countdown - Week 6

Countdown - Week 5

Countdown - Week 4

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!

Each week there are so many lovely items for Mother's Day gifts! Thank you for showing my seed bead wire wrapped jewelry set! Sharing!

Thank you

Thank you so much Catherine for including my necklace with all of these other amazing creations. It's always a joy to come and visit your blogs

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my coin pendant in your Mother's Day gift collection, Will share.

Beautiful collection!

Beautiful collection just in time for Mother's Day gifts. Thanks for including my lampwork beads.

Mother's Day Countdown blog

Thank you once again Catherine for helping promote all of us in the Mother's Day Countdown event here on your blog! Sharing.

The Collections continue to shine.

Week 8 turned out just fabulous and your picks this week really shine. Thank you for including my kumihimo bracelet. Will be promoting!

Many thanks for this special promo extra!

Great picks from this week's BME Countdown to Mother's Day! So many fab handmade items for Mom! Thanks too for including my We Rise Goddess Necklace. Will be sharing the blog post at the usual places, plus pinning all the items and doing some tweets. Happy May to you and Le Moosie!

Fantastic gift ideas!

These are all such great picks for a wonderful Mother's Day gift! Thanks for including my stained glass!

Week 8

Thanks so much for including my Westie key fobs in this week's highlights from the Mothers Day Countdown!

Shared the post and G+'d each item - happy sales to everyone :-)

Thank you!

Thank you for including my magpie photo cross stitch pattern with all of these lovely gift ideas for mom (or anyone else that needs a gift!) in this week's blog post. I am sorry that our countdown is almost over :( Hope everyone has had a lot of sales from our efforts, and thank you so much for all that you do to help us get extra exposure! Cheers to you and your faithful protector of the yard. :)

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