Make it an Artisan Handmade Mothers Day - Week 8



Mother’s Day will be here in just a few short weeks on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  If you haven’t already bought your Mom a gift, I have the best solution for you for your shopping needs!  Check out the Countdown to Mother’s Day 2019 collection hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions on their The Blu Print blog.  Each week, handmade artists share up to three of their unique items, each one a perfect gift for even the hardest to please Mom. This week, 12 artisans shared a total of 36 unique items.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares for Week 8, visit the shops of the artists featured and buy your Mom a meaningful beauty that was handmade from the heart.




Turquoise and Silver Dog Lovers Beaded Charm Bracelet Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures



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.




Large Baseball Thumbtacks / Pushpins for Corkboards Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



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!




Pearl and Gemstones Flower Statement Necklace with Twisted Wire Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry 



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




Crocheted Pink Baby Afghan with Ruffled Edges and Matching Maryjanes Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits




Leaf Fairy and Blue Leather Boho Bracelet with Turquoise Picasso Druk Magatama Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Treble G Clef Slider Bracelet Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Red Cashmere Knit Lace Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Cannes, France, Tin Map Charms with Sun Dangles Earrings Handmade by Mary and Le Gonze of PrettyGonzo 




Shiny Teal and Green Large Hole Lampwork Beads with Dots Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Red Rose Cluny Lace Irish Crochet Doily with Roses Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber




Husky Dog Desk or Shelf Clock from Ash Wood Handmade by Kevin of KevsKrafts



Vintage Afghan Kuchi Coin Pendant Necklace with Red Coral 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.



Check out all the handmade beauties in the Countdowns you might have missed:


Week 7

Week 6

Week 5

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1




My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs

Indiemade blog:  Shadow Dog Designs’ Blog

Blogger Blog:  Shadow Dog Design’s Blogger

On Fire for Handmade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my scarf. Shared.
Treats to Seamus from the gang.

Mother's Day Gifts

Thank you, Catherine, for including my treble clef leather cord bracelet along with these other lovely gifts for Mother's Day. Shared...

Artisan Mother’s Day Blog

Thanks Catherine for including my Baby Girl Afghan in another one of your lovely Artisan Handmade Blogs!!!

Thanks so much, Catherine and Le Moosie!

Thanks so much for this extra promo for the BME Countdown to Mother's Day! And thanks for including my Cannes earrings. :) I will be pinning everything, but right now, Pinterest is down for me. (Have tried two browsers.) I will do some tweet scheduling, though. Treats to Le Moosie Magnifique from Sir Gonze! :)

Mama we go again!

Thank you so much Catherine for another week of promotions for Mothers Day and for including my fairy beaded bracelet. Will be promoting!!

Blog post

Thank you for sharing my necklace here on your blog Catherine! So appreciated.

Thank You to Your and Seamus

Thank you so much, Catherine and trusty helper, Seamus for making this Mother's Day Countdown successful! Have shared all of these wonderful gift ideas across the world and into space. Thank you for including my baseball pushpins. Cheers, beers and dog treats to all

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