Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade and Vintage Gifts, Week 8



And we are inching ever more closely to the end of the Mother's Day Countdown 2016!  Inching???  Who am I kidding?  It is blowing by at rocket speed!  Since Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, NOW is the time to start your shopping and gift purchasing!  Browse the Countdown collection, hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions on their BluPrint blog, and visit the shops of the artists who participated who have shops filled with amazing beauties.  Many creations you will see are one of a kind and definitely handmade from the heart.  Buy HANDMADE this year!  There is something in the beautiful Mother's Day Countdown collection for even the pickiest of Moms!   


Rustic African Turquoise Nugget, Smoky Quartz and Brass 21 inch Necklace Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat


If you have a studio or shop on Indiemade, ArtFire, Zibbet, StoreEnvy, SupaDupa, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like, you are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items on the Countdown between Friday around noon MST 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 - no kinky Mom stuff here, please.



Tranquil Windmill by the Shore with Purple Violets Best Wishes Vintage Postcard by Colleen of postcardsintheattic


When you participate in the Mother's Day Countdown 2016, important back links are provided back 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 and/or Wanelo are preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save off of them.  Twitter, Facebook and G+ just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again.  It would be great if you would provide your Pinterest / Wanelo 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 back links.  



Natural Howlite Sodalite Nugget Southwest Beaded Bracelet 7.5" to 8" Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles


In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my new Mother’s Day Countdown 2016 Pinterest board and Wanelo collection, 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!



"Tuscanette" Medium Size Cross Body Cell Phone Purse / Bah Handmade by Anna of ennadoolf



Hand Dyed Coiled Rope Basket Handmade by Nancy of Wyverndesigns



Sterling Silver Dimensional Grand Piano Charm Chain Necklace by Connie of TheSingingBeader



"Oh La La!" Multicolored Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry Pendant Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs



Goldtone Bracelet Bangle with Red Roses on a Blu Background Handmade by Julie and Blu of BMEonAZ



Hand Crocheted Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



Sparkling Floral Heart Window Crystal Handmade by Barbara of Solana Kai Designs



Orange Lampwork and Turquoise Howlite Dangle Earrings Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 



Pink Plaid Westies Tri-fold Wallet, Fabric Clutch Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Green rainforest jasper gemstone necklace handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



Embroidered "Mother is the Heart of the Home" Dish Towel Handmade by Mary of SimpleEmbroiderySew



Owl Favor Tags for Birthday or Baby Shower Party Handmade by Nat of adorebynat


Mom Rules Word-art And Heart Decor from Cherry Wood Handmade by Kevin of KevsKrafts 



Tibetan Om and Horse Pendant Necklace, Boho Yoga Ruby Quartz Coral Beaded Artisan Jewelry 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 in this week’s collection, be sure to click here:  Mother's Day Countdown 2016.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the handmade and vintage items will make its way to your Mum on this Mother's Day.  


Thank you to Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions for all their hard work in putting this together the Countdown and for providing a place where we could promote each other and ourselves!  THANK YOU!!!


For even more handmade and vintage Mother’s Day gift ideas, check out all the previous Countdown posts:


Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 7

Countdown to Mother’s Day, Week 6

Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 5

Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 4

Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 3

Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 2

Countdown to Mother's Day, Week 1

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.



My contact information:


Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns

Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns

ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog

Google+:  Catherine W

Facebook:  ShadowDogDesigns - Jewelry

Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign

Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs

Wanelo:  ShadowDog

Amazine:  ShadowDogDesigns

Rebelmouse:  ShadowDogDesigns

Flickr:  Shadow Dog Designs' Photostream




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Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my Sodalite bracelet in your selection of Mother's day gifts and for sharing this Week8 of the Mother's Day countdown. Will share.

Mother's Day countdown post

Thank you Catherine for taking the time to promote all of us on your blog. I really appreciate it. Have shared everywhere.

Great Selections

Wow, what a great selection of goodies you posted. Thank you kindly for including my rose bangle bracelet. Have promoted everywhere on the Internet to people far and wide. thanks so much for helping me to promote the Countdown to Mother's Day! Mom would be over the moon to get anything on this list. Big treats for your helper puppy from the snoozin' Blu who found a sunbeam that was calling his name. Shared!

Thank you Catherine! One of

Thank you Catherine! One of my Tuscannette crossbody purses is one of your Mother's day gifts. :) Thanks too for all your hard work on the Mother's Day countdown. I've scheduled a facebook post for later today at and pinned at

Thank you, Catherine!

It's always fun to see what everyone is making and selling. I hope we all get sales! Will share.

Thank you for including my

Thank you for including my Westie wallet in this week's blog post! Shared

Wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day and lots of sales!

Wonderful Picks from the Countdown!

Thanks for another week of wonderful selections from the Mother's Day Countdown! And thanks for including my orange lampwork and turquoise earrings. :) Will be sharing! Best wishes for lots of sales, and treats to Le Moosie from Le Gonze!

What a wonderful display!

Talent really shines here with these gorgeous artisan creations. Wonderful as a gift for anytime! Thank you Catherine for all you do to promote us.

Momma Mia!

What a glorious collection of Mother's Day gift ideas, Catherine! Thanks so much for including my window crystal. Will share!

Thank you

Thank you for featuring my vintage postcard in this lovely collection of handmade and vintage treasures.

Have a blessed day

Every day is Mother's Day!

Every day is mother's Day! A mother is on duty 24-7! These are all such wonderful gift ideas that mothers everywhere would be proud to own! Thanks for the wonderful selection Catherine!

Thank you so much for

Thank you so much for including my owl tags, Catherine. Such a great highlight of handmade products. Shared.

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