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Make It a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 3



It's been over a week now since my husband and I decided to really get serious about social distancing due to COVID-19.  I keep hearing how people are bored and have nothng to do.  Not true in my case.  I keep VERY busy!  Now that we're in the Upside Down, I realized - except for yoga and working out at the YWCA for an hour each weekday, eating out with friends now and then, and doing art shows - my life, once I started creating jewelry and selling online, always had a lot of social distancing.  And I bet a lot of my artist friends are the same way.  OK, enough of that.    I just want everyone to stay safe and healthy out there!


Week 3 of the Mother’s Day Countdown 2020 seemed to blow right by.  Hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions on their the Blu Print blog, 30 unique handmade items were shared from 10 artists - each one a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day.  Since the big day will be here before you know it - about 7 weeks from now - this is the perfect time to start thinking about and buying a gift(s) for your Mom.  Browse all the wonderful handmade shares for Week 3, visit the shops of the artists featured and buy your Mom a beauty that was handmade from the heart.






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 Countdown 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




Sunset Orange and Cream Kumihimo 7.5" Spiral Bracelet Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



When you participate in the Mother’s Day Countdown, 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!




Lone Pine Tree with Misty Mountains Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Designed by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



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 tweeting items on my Twitter timeline, 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 (unless you were late) from my trusty numbers bowl:




Summer Colors Swarovski Crystal Memory Wire Bracelet Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels 




Green And Blue Stone And Crystal Cross Pendant Necklace Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Blue and Gray Hand Knitted Baby Boy Vest,  6-18 months, Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories




Red and White Flowers Large Hole Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Recycled and Repurposed Choice of Afzelia Burl or Tamarind Exotic Wood Pendants Handmade by Roxanne of  ExoticWoodJewelryAnd  




Behind Every Great Woman Is A Great Cat Poster Designed by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius



Green, Pink and Purple Spiral Seashell Ceramic Earrings with Czech Glass and Swarovski Crystals 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.  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 3

Make It a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 2

Make It a Handmade Mothers Day - Week 1




My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns’ Blog

On Fire for Handmade shop:  Shadow Dog Designs

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine ShadowDog

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream




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Thank you Catherine for including my Newborn Maryjanes among your choices for wonderful Mother’s Day Gifts!
Promoting all!

My Social Media sites are:

Good luck all!

You are the sweetest..

Thank you so much Catherine for Week 3 Mother's Day promo. Will be promoting on social media. Stay well and safe!!

Hi Catherine

Thank you for including my green and blue cross pendant necklace along with these other fabulous gifts for this week's Mother's Day Countdown. I was just thinking about how my life hasn't changed much because of being busy at home and not being much of a social butterfly. I feel bad for those who are normally very active outside their home. I hope this virus is behind us soon. Shared your blog on FB!

Thank You From Me and Little Harry

We appreciate the extra shares of our counted cross stitch patterns. Have shared everyone's Mother's Day gift ideas around the world. Harry sends tail wags to all!

Beautiful selections

Beautiful selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my baby boy vest. Shared.
Treats to Seamus from the gang.

Thank you Catherine

Gorgeous selection Catherine. Thanks for including my Koala earrings. Off to share.

Everyone stay healthy and safe.


Thanks for including my pendants in this lovely collection.

off to promote.

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