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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 9



Christmas is barreling down on us - it will soon be here!  Week 9 of the Countdown to Christmas 2020 has come and gone.  The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up - according to what it says today, Santa will start his journey in only 37 days, just barely a month from now!  The Countdown is a place for handmade artists to share three of their beautiful (often one of a kind) creations. Need a perfect start to your Christmas shopping?  Shop the Countdown to Christmas: browse and purchase that special piece!  An excellent motto to follow this holiday season: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN!  And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE! 



Red, Green and Gold Beadwoven Superduo Holiday Cuff Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat 



Since the holiday gift giving season will be here before you know it, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are once again 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."  The selection for this week is by John Denver and the Muppets:  "The Twelve Days of Chistmas" - a classic version.  This week 10 artists shared 30 items, a wide range of beautiful handmade gift ideas:  jewelry of all styles incuding bracelet and earrings; hand crocheted baby gifts, hand knit scarves, lampwork glass beads, ear warmers, snowman jewelry and other beauties that will make excellent gifts even for the hardest to please auntie.. 




Crocheted Sage Green IrishKnit Pullover Sweater w/ Headband, 2T. 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.




Black Raven Earrings with Swarovski Crystals & Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



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!




Hand Knit Denim and Navy Blue Unisex Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



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).  I hope you like each and every handmade beauty.




Peace Dove Charm Earrings with Amethyst Swarovski Crystal Rivolis Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures




Intense Blue, Silver Leaf and Silvered Ivory Lampwork Glass Lentil Bead Set Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Lightweight, Eco-friendly Redwood Burl Exotic Wood Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Green, Purple and Fuchsia Crochet Ear Warmer / Headband Handmade by Andrea of AndreasDesigns




Treble G Clef Slider Leather Cord Bracelet, 7" - 7.5" Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Swarovski Crystal Pearl Snowman Christmas Earrings with Black Swarovski Collars 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 9. 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


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2020 - Week 8




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Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

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Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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Thank you Catherine for all the work you have put into promoting everyone these past 9 weeks. Thank you for including my Toddler SageGreen Sweater among your Christmas treasures!!! Promoting all!!!!


Thanks Catherine for sharing our links.

Will schedule tweet for blog.

Wonderful holiday gift ideas.

Thank you Catherine for more promotion opportunities with Week 9 of our countdown. I appreciate you including my holiday beaded bracelet cuff. Will be promoting on social sites.

Beautiful selections

Thank you, Catherine, for the extra promotion and for including my scarf. Shared all.

Thank you, Catherine!

For sure, the weeks of the Christmas countdown are going by so quickly. Thank you for including my treble clef slider bracelet in your blog. Shared!

Thanks, everyone!

Thanks for all the kind comments and the promo. Let's hope we get some sales!

Have pinned all items here:

And will schedule tweets for tomorrow morning.

Thank you, Catherine, for the

Thank you, Catherine, for the extra promotion of these beautiful handmade items.

Pinned and tweeted them all and your blog.

Great big thanks!

Thank you so much from me and Little Harry for sharing my black raven earrings with all of these other wonderful handmade gift ideas for the holidays. Have shared everywhere! Many treats to Le Moose from Le Poop.

Thank you Catherine

Catherine thank you for all the extra promotions that you do. Thanks for including my earrings in this selection of handmade gifts.

I have shared all on two Pinterest boards:



Thank you for including my crochet ears-warmer/headband in your beautiful collection of handmade creations.
I shared all the items and your blog post on Twitter, and Pinterest board 2020-Countdown to Christmas Handmade Shopping Guide.

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