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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - 2022 - Week 5



Time seems to go by more and more quickly each week - week 5 of the Countdown to Christmas has already come and gone!  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 67 days (barely over 2 months) before Jolly Ol’ Santa and his roof-clattering reindeer arrive once again. With the rapidly approaching holiday gift giving season in mind, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions comtimue to host a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2022 of artisan handmade items on their Buy Handmade from Makers blog. Now is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping and the Countdown is the perfect place!   This week, 33 handmade items from 11 artists were left in the wide-ranging gift collection: jewelry of all different styles, hand crocheted baby items, notecards, jigsaw puzzle, Christmas apron, sticker labels, lampwork beads, Christmas ornaments and more.  Remember this motto: SHOP EARLY and SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support small indie businesses.




Crocheted Red with White Snowflake Newborn Baby Girl Hat - 0 to 3 months - Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits



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 my picks of the items, in an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the shares: 




Colorful Hummingbird Charm Bracelet with Blue and Purple Beads Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Set of 24 Rustic Harvest Thanksgiving Sticker Labels Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat




"Beautiful Weather for a Walk on the Beach" Royal Tern Jigsaw Puzzle Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey 




Silver Coin and Light Caspian Blue Opal Necklace and Earrings Jewelry Set Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




All Over Print Old World Christmas Tree Pattern Evergreen Apron Designed by Colleen of ButerflyInTheAttic




Purple and Turquoise Enamel Floral Earrings with Lampwork Beads and Crystals Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Set of 3 Felt Snowman Christmas Tree Ornaments Handmade by Claire of ClaireMDesigns2




Kryptonite Mint Green Artisan Large Hole Lampwork Glass Bead Charms Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Variety Set of 4 Magnolia Note Cards Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsnmore




Sterling Silver Christmas Tree Charm Earrings with Red and Green Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs




I hope you 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 5. I hope that at least one item captured your interest and made its way to your shopping list. Who knows what next week will bring?  Personally, I'm looking forward to it!


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




Please check out the other weeks of the Make It a Handmade Christmas 2022 posts found here on my blog:


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 4

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 3

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 2

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2022 - Week 1



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Week 5

Thank you for including my silver coin bead necklace and earrings, Catherine. Many great choices for gifts here! Sharing....

Shared These Great Gift Ideas

Thank you for including my hummingbird charm bracelet amongst all of these great handmade gift ideas for Christmas. Everyone has been shared and scheduled for more sharing! Can't believe it's already week 5! We're almost halfway through the countdown! Many treats for Le Moose.

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thank you so much, Catherine, for the extra promotions. Much appreciated!

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Thank you Catherine for all the hard work you put into helping promote all of us! Thanks for including my Crocheted Baby Christmas Hat!

Many thanks!

Thank you so much for another week posting a glimpse of the 2022 Christmas Countdown. Off to share.

Awesome blog, Catherine!!

Awesome blog, Catherine!! Thanks for sharing my talking terns... very appreciative!!

Thanks so much Catherine

Gorgeous Christmas blog as always Catherine. Thank you for sharing my earrings. Off to share!

Sorry I am late.

I have pinned on several boards.

I have tweeted and scheduled for other days.


Great items. Tweeted post

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