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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 8



Already, week 8 of the Countdown to Christmas 2020 has come on gone!  It’s hard to believe that there are only four more weeks left! The Countdown is a chance for mostly handmade artists to share three of their beautiful gift ideas and for all to browse and, hopefully, purchase.  The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up - according to it, Santa will start his journey in only 44 days!  Need a perfect start to your Christmas shopping? The Countdown is the place to do just that!  A good motto to follow: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN!  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE!




Cranberry Red Charm Bracelet with Snowman Charm Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures



Since the holiday gift giving season will be here before you know it, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions once again are once 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 week's version is a FUN teacher version). This week, there were 30 shares from 10 artists. The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, key chains, Christmas ornaments, crocheted and knitted clothing and home decor, lampwork beads, digital art, and other beautiful creations.




Antique White with Red Silk Rose Crocheted Newborn Maryjanes and Headband 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.




Orange You Glad Lampwork Galaxy Globe Sphere Pendant Necklace Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



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!




Crochet Cloche Hat Handmade by Andrea of AndreaDesigns 



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 (except those who were late sharing): 




Abstract Triple Wrap Beaded Boho Bracelet with Marigold Greek Leather Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Collectible Christmas Poinsettia Holiday Thimbles Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Sterling Silver Banjo Charm Necklace Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Brioche Knitted Scarf in Navy and Autumn Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories1




Rare Khamphi Rosewood Pendant Necklace with Red Garnet Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Southwest Cross Necklace with Black Onyx and Snowflake Obsidian 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 8. 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

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 4


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 5


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 6


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 7




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On Fire for Handmade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs 

Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream




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BME Countdown Week 8

Can’t believe only 4 weeks left until Christmas. Time is moving too fast!!!! Thank you for including my Newborn Christmas Maryjanes/Headband among your Christmas treasures. Promoting all!!!
Have a great day!!!

Beautiful Artisan Designs

Thank you so much Catherine for the week 8 promotion and for including my beadwoven bracelet. Will share on social sites.

Thank you, Catherine!

Your extra promotion is always appreciated. Thank you for including my sterling silver banjo necklace! Shared....

Fabulous blog!

Your selection of artisan handmade items are fabulous! Thanks for including my Orange You Glad Lampwork Necklace. Sharing and promoting on Twitter and Pinterest.

Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my scarf. Shared.

Thank you Catherine

Thanks for extra promotion Catherine. Wonderful selection of handmade gifts for Christmas. Thank you for including my snowman charm bracelet. Off to share!

Thank you!

Thanks, everyone!

Have pinned all items here:

Scheduled item tweets for tomorrow morning here: @ShadowDogDesign


Thanks for posting our links for extra promotions.

Tweeded the link.



Thank you for including my pink crochet cloche hat in your gorgeous collection of handmade creations for your Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 8.

I shared all the items on Twitter, and Pinterest board 2020-Countdown to Christmas Handmade Shopping Guide.

Thank You From Me and Little Harry

Thank you for including my poinsettia thimble with all of these wonderful handmade Christmas gifts. Have shared everything with everyone. Many treats to our fav Desert Dog.

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