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Make it an Artisan Handmade Mothers Day - Week 5




Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, so if you haven’t thought about a gift for Mom, now is the time to start!   The Countdown to Mother’s Day 2019 is the perfect place to start! The Countdown is by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions on their The Blu Print blog.  Each week, handmade artists will share three of their unique items, each one a perfect gift for even the most hard to please Mom. This week, a total of 30 artisan items were shared from 10 handmade artists.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares for Week 5, visit the shops of the artists featured and buy your Mom a beauty that was handmade from the heart.


Gold and Silver Microphone Hoop Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader



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 Countdown to Mother's Day 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.




Faceted MultiColor Fire Agate Graduated Gemstone Necklace, 18", Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



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 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!




Encased Blue and White Lampwork Nugget Bead with CZ Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Gifts - 2019 Pinterest board and on Twitter @ShadowDogDesign, 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 2019:



Marriage Blessing Pearl Rosary Chaplet Bracelet with Four Way Cross Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo




Minty Green and Frosted White Sand Dollar Bracelet Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry




Blue Cotton Crochet & Knit Spa / Bath Set Spa Gift Set Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Basset Hound Jigsaw / Scroll Saw Puzzle from Poplar Wood Handmade by KevsKrafts




Black Labrador Retriever Dog Earrings with Polymer Clay Beads Handmade by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Filet Crochet Pink Lace Flower Scarf Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber 




Dog Lover Earrings with Copper Hearts and Paw Prints, Rescue Jewelry, 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: Countdown to Mother's Day 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.



For more handmade handmade beauties, check out the Countdowns you might have missed:


Week 4

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1



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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Mothers Day Countdown

Good morning Catherine! Thank you for helping to share the Mother's Day Countdown event here on your blog! I appreciate the extra promotion.

Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my spa gift set. Shared.

Gifts for Mother's Day

Thank you, Catherine, for including my karaoke microphone wire wrapped hoop earrings! Beautiful gift items this week! Sharing...

Thanks so much for this gift guide!

Thanks for the extra Mother's Day handmade gift promo, Catherine and Le Moosie! Will be sharing. Have a great time on your break! :) Spa treats to the El Paso Pup from Sir Gonze.

Gifts to Make any Mom Happy!

Thank you again Catherine for the extra promotions and for including my multi-color agate necklace. I see you are taking some very well deserved days off. Have fun!!


Pinned and tweeted

Great collection

Great collection. Lots of Neat gifts for Mom.

So Many Good Handmade Gifts for Mom

It's hard to choose from all of these wonderful handmade gifts for Mom, that you might as well buy them all. Thank you for including my black lab earrings in your Mother's Day gift list. I have shared everything far and wide! Tail wags from Harry to his desert friend.

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