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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 8




Already, week 8 of the Countdown to Christmas 2021 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 45 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 to support hard working indie artists! 




Four Sizes of Poinsettias and Bird Christmas / Holiday Throw Pillows Designed by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



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 2021 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). Thirty- three unique items, many one of a kind designs, from 11 handmade artists are featured.  The artists shared a wide range of handmade gift ideas: jewelry of all sorts, Christmas pillows, gift card holders, hand knitted baby hats and other beautiful creations.




Blue and White Christmas Holiday Drop Earrings Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona



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.




Crocheted Autumn Red Newborn Baby Girl Cloche / Hat w/ Scalloped Edging & Satin Bow Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits



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!


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): 




Pink and Black Miyuki Seed Bead and Leather Boho Cuff Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat




Lightweight Stabilized Buckeye Exotic Wood Dangle Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd  




Set of 6 Kids Christmas Holiday Gift Card Holders / Check or Cash Envelopes for a Stocking Stuffer Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat 




Christmas Tree Charm Bracelet Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Wood Peace Sign, Love, Music Pendant Necklace with Leather Cord Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Strong, Fearless, Beautiful Motivational Silver Keychain for Women Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Deer and Snowman Globe Merry Christmas Designed by Colleen of ButterflyintheAttic




Enamel Christmas Deer / Snow/ Greenery / Berries Holiday Earrings Handmade by Catherine and the Moose 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 2021 - 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 2021 posts found here on my shop's blog:


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 7

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 6

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 5

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 4

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 3

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 2

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 1



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Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

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Thank you, Catherine!

Hard to believe we are at Week 8 of the Countdown to Christmas. Thank you for including my wood music peace sign pendant. I'll be sharing soon.


Thanks for hosting.
Will schedule tweets for all later afternoon.

Thank you

Week 8 already! wow time is flying by.

Thank you for all the extra promotion opportunities.

Pinned and tweeted all individually. Posted blog on twitter, pinterest, facebook and tumblr.

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Can't believe we are nearing the end of week 8 of the Christmas Blog. Thank you for including my Newborn Cloche Hat among the other beautiful Christmas Gift Ideas!

Handmade blog

Such beautiful items in your blog collection. They would make lovely gifts!


Thanks, Catherine for this wonderful selection of holiday gifts. Pinned to 2021 Holiday Shopping

Thank you

Thank you Catherine for including my art in your lovely post

Thank you!

Thanks so much for including my Gift Card Holders in your curation, Catherine. Lovely choices!! Tweet, retweet and pinned your post.

Wonderful Christmas Gifts

Thank you so much Catherine for the extra promotion. Your blog will be shared on social sites. I appreciate you including my pink and black beadwoven bracelet.

Shared Everywhere

Thank you for including my holiday pillow and pillow case with all of these beautiful holiday gift ideas. I have shared everyone far and wide! Many treats to Le Desert Dog from Travelin' Harry

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