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Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade and Vintage Gifts, Week 9



It is with a somewhat heavy heart that I have to say that the Mother’s Day Countdown 2016 has come to a close.  The weekend of week 9 has come and gone and Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8.  If you haven't done your shopping, there is still a bit of time, especially if you use expedited shipping or Mom is willing to wait for her perfect gift.  A fabulous place to shop is at Julie and Blu's Mother’s Day Countdown collection of handmade and vintage items any Mother will love to receive and cherish for years to come.  This week, 57 wondrous items were shared.  The items included: jewelry of many different styles, vintage postcards, business card holders, party items, crochet, sewing, polymer clay art, lampwork and more - so many different items and techniques.  Shop now!



Green Lampwork, Amethyst and Green Aventurine Bracelet Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 


I’m sure all of the participants wish Julie and Blue of Blue Morning Expressions and polymerclaybeads MANY, MANY thanks for hosting such a successful Countdown.  And I'm sure everyone will agree that the Countdown was great fun with so many wonderfully creative items that are perfect for even the hardest-to-please Mom!  


Here are this week’s selections:



Gold Tree on Blue / Green Dichroic Glass Pendant Necklace Handmade by Kelly of ResetarGlassArt



Vintage Inspired Children Storybook Favor Gift Tags Handmade by Nat of adorebynat


Flame Patina Copper Earrings Handmade by Barbara of SolanaKaiDesigns



Sea Green Ocean Waves Pattern Infinity Scarf Handmade by Anne of ennadoolf



Black Lip Shell and Mother of Pearl Pendant Necklace with Pearls Handmade by Sharon of BlondePeachJewelry



The Language of Flowers Blue Forget Me Nots Heart-shaped Wreath & Green Shamrocks Vintage Postcard by Colleen of postcardsintheattic



Butterflies and Flowers Polymer Clay over Ceramic Collectible Thimble Handmade by Julie of polymerclaybeads



Sterling Silver Tibetan Symbol and Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Blue Stipple Stained Glass Business Card Holder with Flower Garden Bead Handmade by Jo of 2GlassThumbs



Irish Crochet Vases of Roses Fiber Art Handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber



Victorian-inspired Verdigris Dragonfly Earrings Handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



Graduated Hematite Gemstone Beaded Bracelet Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader 



Zebra Striped Embroidered Cover Fits Silhouette Cameo Handmade by Mary of SimpleEmbroiderySew



Hand Crafted Polymer Clay Frog Earrings Handmade by Nancy of Wyverndesigns



Copper Wire Wrapped Charoite and Amethyst Long Dangle Earrings Handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



Red Agate, Tree Agate, Brown Aventurine and Dolomite Beaded Bangle Bracelet Handmade by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy



Baby's Guardian Angel Wooden Nursery Decor Handmade by KevsKrafts



Genuine Chunky Turquoise Statement Necklace 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 Blue Morning Expressions 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 8

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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A bittersweet ending...

Wow, these weeks went by so fast! I have truly enjoyed all the gorgeous items shared and really appreciate all the blog postings done. Thank you Catherine, for always taking care of us and for featuring my lapis earrings this week.
See you all soon at the Christmas countdown!

Thank you

Love these selections, I have talented friends! Thank you for featuring my vintage postcard
Have a blessed

Thank you

Love these selections, I have talented friends! Thank you for featuring my vintage postcard
Have a blessed

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for putting together this lovely gift guide for the Mother's Day last week of the countdown, thank you for including my earrings, will share.

Yep, the weeks flew by!

Yep, the weeks flew by! Thanks so much for continuing to promote all these fabulous gifts for Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to those celebrating!

Thank YOU!

Thank YOU Catherine for doing this marvelous blog and featuring all the beautiful handmade gift ideas! I wish you great sales!

Thank you Catherine

Another beautiful representation of talented artist. Yes time sure did fly by. Thank you for including my dragonfly earrings. Off to share...


So many beautiful and thoughtful Mothers Day gift ideas. Any mom would be thrilled with them. Thank you for including my infinity scarf today. And hope everyone enjoys the day on Sunday.

Merci beaucoup, Catherine!

Thanks so much for this extra promotion during the entire course of the Countdown to Mother's Day 2016. Always fun to see your picks of the week! :) Thanks for including my bracelet this week. Treats to the Noble Seamus from Gonzo! Will be sharing your post, of course!

You amaze me!

Thank you for promoting all of us this week, Catherine! How you fit this in your busy schedule I'll never know. But I'm glad you did! Off to share!

So Many Great Gift Ideas for Mom

What a great selection of gift ideas! I am sorry that this is over :( - I just love to oogle everyone's wonderful creations and you selected some beauties for this post. Thank you for sharing my little thimble. Have blasted this post all over the Internet! Many treats to our fav fuzzy friend and cheers to you!

Mother's Day countdown

Thank you very much Catherine for helping to promote us all these past 9 weeks! I know it is time consuming and I really appreciate your efforts. Thank you for including my pearl necklace in this post. Shared.

Beautiful Gift Ideas

Thank you so much Catherine for all the added promotion that you do and for including my pendant. Looking forward to the next round. All The Best - Kellie

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