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Make It a Handmade Mother's Day - Week 1



Julie and Hurricane Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are once again hosting the wildly popular Mother's Day Countdown 2020 Week 1 on their The Blu Print blog.  Last year's Mother's Day Countdown 2019 was a resounding success . . . so the 2020 version is up and running. Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it - on May 10 - this is the perfect time to start thinking about and buying a gift(s) for your Mom.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares for this week, visit the shops of the artists featured in this week's Countdown and buy your Mom a beauty that was handmade from the heart.



Topaz Gold Leaf and Apricot Pearls Adjustable Necklace with Gold Chain Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



If you have a studio or shop on Indiemade, ArtFire, Zibbet, StoreEnvy, Shopify, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like, you are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items on the on the Mother's Day Coundown 2020 collection between Friday at 12:00 noon EST until midnight the following Sunday night.  Then a brand new collection of gift ideas will start the next Friday, and so on, until the weeks are finished and Mother's Day is here!  By the way, the items shared need to be G-rated



"Mom's Strawberry Jam" Quilted 8 Sided Octagon Table Topper, 20 Inches, Handmade by Sue of AlderHillFarm


When you participate in the Mother’s Day Countdown 2020, important backlinks are provided to your items.  This will help make you more easily found by the Google gods. If you share items, you MUST promote each item in the countdown collection.  That is only fair!  Pinterest is preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save off of them. Twitter and Facebook are also great but do not provide the ability to find items as easily to share again.  Please provide your Pinterest / Twitter and/or blog links in the comment section on Julie's blog. And it would also be much appreciated to "blog hop" the Countdown on your blog since that provides even more backlinks.  And make comments on the blogs - that helps everyone, as well!



Blue and White Enamel Boho Dangle Earrings Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures  



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Countdown to Mother's Day 2020 - Handmade Gifts Pinterest board and on my Twitter feed, as in Countdown's past, I decided to share one item from each of the various artists who participated on my Indiemade blog.  This will be a perfect time to pull out a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil (or get your computer bookmarks ready) and begin your shopping list. Above all, however, have fun!


Here are the rest of the wonderful handmade items from this week's Mother's Day Countdown 2020 in the order drawn from my trusty numbers bowl:



Red and Pink Large Hole Lampwork Glass Flower Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads




Irish Crochet Green 3 Leaf Clover Shamrock Doily with Yellow Flowers Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsinFiber




Blessed Women's Purse Charm / Keychain / Beaded Keyring Handmade by Julie and Harry of BlueMorningExpressions



Hand Knit Lacy White Snowdrop Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories




Artisan Floral Lampwork Glass Bracelet with Siam and Silk Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels




Extra Long Sterling Silver Chain with Multi-colored Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Royal Windsor China Teacup Wool Needlefelted Pincushion Handmade by Nancy of tinyweaselfiberarts




Boston Terrier Dog 7 Piece Wood Jigsaw Puzzle from Poplar Wood Handmade by Kevin of KevsKrafts




Hand Painted Bronze Tree of Life / Yggdrasil Earrings with Czech Glass Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



This is but a small sampling of all the creations shared in the collection.  To see all the items shared, be sure to click here: Mother's Day Countdown 2020 - Week 1.  Hopefully one (or more) of the handmade items will make its way to your Mom on this Mother's Day.


If you would like to make my day and the day of the artist's featured, please leave a comment.  Any and all promotion you can do for this blog post will be benefit us all and will be greatly appreciated.



Check out the handmade beauties in the Countdowns you might have missed:


Make It a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 1




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 

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

Facebook:  Catherine’s Personal Page

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream



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For all those special Mom's!

Thank you Catherine for the extra promotion and for including my apricot pearl, chain and topaz gold leaf necklace. I am really excited for this Mother's Day promotion. Will be sharing.

Thank you, Catherine!

Your extra promotion for the Mother's Day Countdown is appreciated! Thank you for including my long chain Swarovski crystal necklace with earrings. Sharing soon!

Great selection of beautiful

Great selection of beautiful handmade items. Thanks for the extra promotion! Pinned and tweeted all including your blog.

Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my scarf. I have shared here:
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dusamae/sharing-from-blogs/
Twitter: @dusamae
Treats to Seamus from the gang.

Thanks for sharing our Mother's Day Handmade!

Thanks, Catherine, for sharing my RSS Designs In Fiber Handmade "Green Shamrock Doily" here on your blog! Sharing!

Thank you Catherine

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful collection of handmade gifts for mom. Thank you for including my earrings. My turn to share.

Great picks

Great gift picks.

Mothers Day Gifts Countdown Week 1

Thank you Catherine for including my Floral Lampwork Bracelet with your beautiful Mother’s Day Gifts,
Thank you also for all you do promoting all these artisans!

Mother's Day Beauties

Thanks you, Catherine for including my Teacup Pincushion in your post. There are so many lovely items in this week's countdown! Such talented artists. I will share on all my social media platforms.

Thank You From Me and Little Harry

I have shared all of these wonderful handmade gift ideas around the world! Thank you for including my blessed keychain. Here's to a great weekend and lots of treats to the Guardian of the Desert from the I-Have-Been-to-Daycare-and -I-Stink Harry Dog.

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