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Make It an Artisan Handmade Christmas - Favorites - Week 3, 2023



It's amazing how quickly Week 3 of the Countdown to Christmas 2023 sped right on by . . . and a wide variety of gorgeous artisan handmade items have been left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Your Christmas Countdown Clock, there are only 74 days until jolly Santa Claus and his merry band of reindeer are delivering packages once again. With the rapidly approaching gift giving season in mind, Julie and her wonderful four-footed sidekick, Harry, are hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2023 of artisan handmade items on their Buy Handmade from Makers blog, part of their Blue Morning Expressions Shopify shop.  This week, there were 33 shares by 11 artists featuring a wide range of truly unique gift ideas: jewelry of all types, party tags, spiral notebooks, photographic and digital art, ornaments, throw blankets and a host of other beauties.  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!

Each week during the 12 week Countdown, I pick a favorite item from each artist (hard to do!) and feature them here on my blog.  These are my favorites for Week 3:  





Red Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Holiday Christmas Bracelet Handmade by LInda of Victorian Style Treasures




Crazy Plant Lady Gardening Planner Ruled Spiral Notebook Designed by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Encased Apricot Orange, Raku and Silver Large Hole Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Personalized My First Thanksgiving Ornament Designed by Linda of LinorStoreDesigns 




Iridescent Green Pearl Christmas Bracelet with Clear Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




'Well, Hello There . . . " Black-crowned Nigh Heron Tote Bag Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Earthy, Organic Afzelia Exotic Wood Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd





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




Long Length Key Earrings with Clear AB Crystals Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Oliver Decorates for Christmas Throw Blanket Designed by Colleen of OliverTheOtter




Faux Vintage Santa Christmas Earrings with Red and Green Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you have enjoyed this sampling of favorite 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 - Week 3 - 2023. 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 featured artists and leave a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!



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Make It A Handmade Christmas

Week 3 and Counting! Thank you again Catherine for putting together another great representation of Handmade Christmas Gifts from our talented group of Artisans!
Thanks also for including my Christmas Pearl Bracelet among your Christmas treasures.

Shared on my blog also:

Let's hope we all start to make some great sales!

Off to a Great start!

Already at week 3! Thank you for including my crazy plant lady notebook with the rest of these great Christmas gift ideas. Have shared far and wide! Harry sends woofs to his desert friend. :)

Hi, Catherine! Thanks for

Hi, Catherine! Thanks for choosing my black crowned night heron picture... so appreciative! Will be tweeting these beautiful artisan art! Enjoy your day!

Fabulous Blog

Thanks, Catherine, for sharing your selection of your favorites. I would think that's hard to decide. I always look forward to seeing which beauties you chose. Thanks for including my Holiday Pearl Bracelet.

I have shared on 2 different boards and scheduled tweets.


Love your posts and highlighting our gift items.

I appreciate the promotions.

I have tweeted all.

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thank you so much, Catherine, for the extra promotion of these beautiful items.

Pinned and tweeted


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