Make it an Artisan Handmade Mothers Day - Week 1


Julie and Hurricane Harry of Blue Morning Expressions is once again hosting the wildly popular Mother's Day Countdown on their The Blu Print blog.  Last year's Mother's Day Countdown 2018 was a resounding success . . . so the 2019 version is up and running. Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it - about 10 weeks from now - this is the perfect time to start thinking about and buying a gift(s) for your Mom.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares for this week, visit the shops of the artists featured in this week's Countdown and buy your Mom a beauty that was handmade from the heart.




Hand Painted Dragonfly Cameo Necklace Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



If you have a studio or shop on Indiemade, ArtFire, Zibbet, StoreEnvy, Shopify, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like, you are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items on the on the Mother's Day Coundown 2019 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.




Pink Opal Gemstone and Sterling Silver Necklace Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



When you participate in the Mother’s Day Countdown, 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 is preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save off of them. Twitter and Facebook are also great but do not provide the ability to find items as easily to share again.  Please provide your Pinterest / 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!




Coral and Yellow 3D Rose Irish Crochet Lace Doily Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Gift Ideas - 2019 Pinterest board and on my Twitter feed, 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 Mother's Day Countdown 2019 in the order drawn from my trusty numbers bowl:




Dainty Pink Tropical Flamingo Drop Earrings Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Red, Black and Silver Beaded Black Onyx Pendant Necklace Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Multi-colored Stained Glass Appalachian Quilt Square Fan Handmade by Jo of 2GlassThumbs




Vintage Seated Liberty 1854 Coin Quarter Pendant with 14kt Gold Filled Handmade by Diane of beadsouk




Copper Filigree Heart and Hoops Post Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




White Dragonfly and Lotus Pendant Necklace with Matching Earrings Handmade by Kathy of LadyGreenEyesJewelry




Frosted Pale Blue Lampwork Glass Beads with Fine Silver Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Mom Wire Word Necklace Handmade by Linda of Linor Store Jewelry


Blue Flower Yoga Bracelet with Lotus Blossom Charm Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns




Rescue K9 Dog Desk Or Shelf Clock From Poplar Wood Handmade by Kev of KevsKrafts




Orange Kitty Cat Pendant Necklace with Natural Agate and Turquoise 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, be sure to click here: Mother's Day Countdown 2019.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade 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.



My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns’ Blog

On Fire for Handmade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine ShadowDog

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Thank you, Catherine!

The 1st week of the Mother's Day countdown is showing very beautiful gifts! Thank you for including my copper filigree heart in hoop earrings! Shared...

Make it an Artisan Handmade Mothers Day - Week 1

Thank you very much Catherine for the extra exposure here on your blog! Really appreciate it. Promoted.

Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my necklace. Shared all. Treats to Seamus!

Hard choices

It is hard to chose which of these wonderful gift ideas to choose! Thanks so much for sharing these "on target" finds! All shared.

Thank you

I always enjoy these blogs and enjoy sharing all of the beautiful Creations. Thank you so much for including mine, Catherine.


Thank you!

Thanks Catherine for featuring my Mom Necklace for Mother's Day.

Pinned all to my Mothers Day board and shared on FB.

Thank you Catherine

Such a beautiful blog with wonderful handmade items. Thank you for featuring my dragonfly cameo necklace. Off to share.


Stunning collection of hand made gifts.

Mother's Day

Thank you Catherine for adding my coin pendant to this collection of gift ideas for Mother's Day. Will share.

Lucky Moms!

Thanks so much for including my bracelet in your blog post, Catherine. You have compiled a collection of great gifts that any mom would be lucky to receive!

Wonderful Selections

Thank you so much for including my pink flamingo earrings with all of these wonderful ideas for Mom. I appreciate all of the extra shares! Have shared everywhere. Big treats to the great Desert Dog Who Guards All!

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