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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - 2022 - Week 4



Where did Week 4 of the Countdown to Christmas go?  Or for that matter, weeks 1-3???  All four weeks have quickly sped right on by - we’re now ⅓ of the way through the Countdown!  .  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock there is only 74 days until Christmas is here again!  Since the holiday gift giving season is quickly approaching, Julie of Blue Morning Expressions along with her handsome sidekick, Harry, are hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2022 of artisan handmade items on their Buy Handmade from Makers blog in their Shopify shop.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas''. This week, there were 36 shares by 12 artists with a wide range of gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, thimbles, Christmas ornaments, lampwork beads, party stickers and tags, hand crocheted baby gifts and photographic / digital art. If you need a perfect start to your Christmas shopping, the Countdown is the place to do just that!  An excellent motto to follow is: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN.  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support small indie businesses!




Ice Skate with Tartan Bow Round Christmas Ornament Designed by Colleen of ButterflyInTheAttic



In addition to saving each handmade item from the Countdown collection to my Pinterest board and Twitter feed, I decided to share one item from each of the artists who participated this week.  Here are the rest of my picks of the items, in an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl.   




Snowman Charm Bracelet with Blue and White Czech Glass Beads Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures 




Crocheted Infant Girl Irish Knit Sweater & Headband in Burgundy - 6 to 12 months - Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits



Cute Christmas Snowman Collectible China Thimbles Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Ecofriendly Pine Wood Earrings - Glows when Backlit - Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Red and Silver Dichroic Large Hole Lampwork Glass Heart Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Set of 24 Grateful for You Pumpkin Pie Stickers Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat



Brown Pelican Photography "Reflection Perfection in Zeke" Canvas Print by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Autumn Black and Brown Round Ceramic Maple Leaf Pendant with Leather Cord Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Set of 3 Felt, Embroidery and Buttons Smiling Snowmen Christmas Tree Decorations Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2




Opalite Angel Pendant Necklace with Opalite and Coral Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona




Southwest Spirit Horse Pendant Necklace with Real Turquoise Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you have enjoyed this sampling of some of the handmade gift items that can be found in the Countdown to Christmas collection hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions.  To see ALL the items shared, click here: Countdown to Christmas 2022 - Week 4. I hope that at least one item captured your interest and made its way onto your shopping list. Who knows what next week will bring?  Personally, I'm very much looking forward to it!


If you are so inclined, please make my day and the day of the featured artists and leave a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!



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Great Selection of Holiday Gift Ideas

Thank you for including my Santa snowman thimble with all of these great handmade Christmas gifts. Have shared all and scheduled more tweets! Many treats to Le Moose from Happy Harry.

I can't pick my favorite.

I can't pick my favorite. Everything here would make a wonderful gift for someone special. Thank you very much for including my Opalite Angel Pendant Necklace.

Week 4

Such a nice selection of gifts! Thank you for including my ceramic maple leaf pendant. Sharing....

Thanks so much, Catherine,

Thanks so much, Catherine, for including my pelican canvas print! There are so many beautiful gift ideas here which are perfect for gift giving to yourself or that someone special! Great blog as always btw, Catherine!

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thanks for the extra promotion of all of these beautiful artisan handmade items. And thanks for including my lampwork slider focal bead.

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