Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 4



Where did Week 4 of the Countdown to Christmas go?  It quickly blew right on by.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock there is only 72 days until Christmas is here again!  Now is the perfect time and this is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping.  Follow this motto: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE on the Countdown to Christmas 2020 - Week 4 collection of artisan handmade!




Faux Turquoise Nugget Chain Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




With the rapidly approaching holiday gift giving season in mind, 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.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - this version by Burl Ives (brings back childhood memories - my parents loved Burl Ives!). Thirty-three handmade items from eleven artsts were left in this week's wide-ranging gift collection: jewelry of all sorts, note cards, crocheted items, lampwork glass, digital art mask and wooden puzzles and other beautiful creations.




Crocheted Dark Brown Victorian Alpaca Tea Length Fingerless Gloves with Lace 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.




Rustic Green and Yellow Polymer Clay Boho Leaf Earrings Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures




If you share your own 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!




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



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:  




Indian Pink and Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal Necklace Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Crochet Pink Alpaca Hat with Brim Handmade by Andrea of Andrea Designs 




Black Night and Silver Lampwork Galaxy Globe Sphere Pendant Necklace Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Vintage Christmas - Bell and Snowbird Mask Designed by Colleen of ButterflysAttic




Gold Magatama, Green Druk and Lilac Leather Fairy / Om Beadwoven Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Crochet Flower Blanket / Afghan Handmade by Cathy of Crafting Memories




Great Dane Jigsaw Wood Puzzle Handmade by Kevin of KevsKrafts




Vintage Brass Celtic Cross Necklace with Color-block Burgundy and White Pearls Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs




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 4. 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


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 3




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Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

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Thanks Catherine for sharing our links for extra promotions.

Tweeting blog.

Thank you for the promotions!

Thank you Catherine for your weekly promotion and for including my beadwoven leather fairy bracelet. I will be sharing your post on social sites.

Thanks, everyone

Am pinning all items here:

And scheduling tweets here for tomorrow morning: @ShadowDogDesign

Let's hope all this promo brings in sales for us all!

Thank you, Catherine!

I hope your extra promo gets all of us many sales. Thanks for including my pink Swarovski necklace. Sharing!

Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my afghan with these beauties.
Shared everywhere.
Treats to Seamus from the gang.

BME Countdown Week 4

Thank you Catherine for including my Gloves in your list of great Christmas gifts!!!! Hopefully many will add these lovely gift ideas to their Christmas lists!!!


Thank you for including my pink crochet alpaca hat in your beautiful collection of handmade goodies. All the items were shared on Twitter and on the Pinterest board 2020- Countdown to Christmas shopping guide, also I shared your blog on Twitter.

Thank you Catherine

Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion and including my leaf earrings.

I have shared on 2 different Pinterest boards:

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