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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 3



Week 3 of the Countdown to Christmas quickly sped right on by . . . and a wide variety of lovely artisan handmade items have been left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 79 days until Christmas is here . . . once again. This is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping.  A good motto to follow: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE!




Green and Copper Mesh Lampwork Globe Galaxy Sphere Pendant Necklace Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



With the rapidly approaching gift giving season in mind (much too rapidly, so many of us believe!), Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2020 of artisan handmade items on their The Blu Print blog and on their Shopify blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - this version by Straight No Chaser (a GREAT version!). This week, there were 36 shares by 16 artists of a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, keychains, note cards, crocheted and knitted pieces, lampwork glass, digital art; wooden puzzles; and, other beautiful handmade creations.




Crocheted Newborn Girl Red MaryJanes with Ivory Satin Rose, 0-3 Months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits



Shop owners on Indiemade, Shopify, ArtFire, Fine Art America, Etsy, a stand alone website and the like are welcome to share up to three gift items between Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday morning at 12:01 a.m.  A new Countdown collection of gift items will begin again the next Friday. This will continue until the second week in December. The items shared need to be G-rated.




Bohemian Rustic Polymer Clay Elephant Earrings Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures



If you share items on the Countdown to Christmas, you ***MUST*** promote the collection and ***EACH*** item on at least one social network site, preferably Pinterest and/or Twitter where the items can be easily seen and then promoted again.  It's only fair to promote each of the participants who have promoted you!




Blue Heather Hand Knit Women's Convertibles Hobo Gloves / Mittens Handmade by Cathy of Crafting Memories



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:  




Merry Christmas Women's Purse Charm / Keychain / Keyrings for Women Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Autumn Sunflowers, Magnolia and Loquats Note Cards, Set of 3, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore  




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




Colorful Crocheted Granny Square Alpaca Poncho Handmade by Andrea of Andrea Designs




Laser Cut Carved Wooden Maple Leaf Pendant Necklace with Wood Beads Handmade by Conie of Thesingingbeader




Oliver The Otter Carves a Pumpkin Designed by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




"I Ruff You" Ceramic Dog and Heart Necklace with Turquoise and Copper Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




1955 Chevy Bel Air Wood Jigsaw Puzzle Handmade by Kevin of KevsKrafts



I hope you have 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 2020 - Week 3. 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 2020 posts found here on my blog:


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 1


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 2



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 

Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

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Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Thanks Catherine for posting our links for extra promotions.

Tweeted blog.

Beautiful selections

Thank you, Catherine, for the blog post and for including my gloves. Shared all including your blog post.
Pinned here: https://www.pinterest.com/dusamae/sharing-from-blogs/
Twitter: @dusamae
Treats to Seamus from the gang.

Thank you Catherine

Thanks Catherine for the extra promotion. Thanks for including my elephant earrings.

I have pinned all on two boards:



Will be back later to share more.

Many beautiful gifts!

Thank you for the extra promo, Catherine and including my wood maple leaf pendant necklace. Shared...

Thank you, Catherine!

Thanks so much for the extra promotion of these beautiful items! Pinned and Tweeted them and your blog.



The 12 items were shared on Twitter and on the Pinterest board 2020-Countdown for Chrismas Handmade Shopping Guide.
Thank you for including my alpaca poncho in your Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 3 collection!

thank you

thanks so much for including my Oliver the Otter in the wonderful collection

Week 3 Gift Ideas

Hi Catherine, as always, you are very much appreciated for the extra promotions. I appreciate you including my leather wrapped leaf fairy bracelet. I will be sharing on social sites.

Shared all of these gifts!

Thank you for the extra promo! Thank you for including my Merry Christmas keyring :) Have shared everyone everywhere. Many treats to our fav desert dog from worn out happy Harry.

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