Countdown to Christmas 2014 - Week 12

Countdown to Christmas 2014 - Week 12

Published On: 12-10-2014 01:33am

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Category: Countdown to Christmas 2014

Well, here it is, the last week of the Countdown to Christmas 2014.  I don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe that it's over.  Seems like we just started Week 1 of the Countdown just a few short weeks ago.  Where does the time go . . . ?  According to the Christmas clock, there are 15 days, 5 hours and 27 minutes since I hit the "save blog post" button.

Gingerbread man bookmark for Christmas handmade by Mary Beth of TheTwistedRedhead

Many, many thanks to Julie and Blu for planning and hosting the Countdown and for the delicious Twelve Days of Baking blog posts.  What fun it all was!  Please be sure to visit Julie's ArtFire studio, BlueMorningExpressions, for polymer clay pieces and other goodies.

"The White Dragon" fantasy filet crochet art handmade by Ruth of RSSDesignsInFiber

This week, 51 items were shared.   There was a wide variety of items: hand knit, crocheted and sewn beauties; fun polymer clay pieces; gorgeous lampwork glass beads and dichroic glass jewelry; sparkling jewelry; handmade gift tags; lovely counted cross stitch patterns; and, wooden ornaments.  All of these and more made their appearance this past weekend.  There is something here in the Countdown for each and every person on your Christmas gift list, even the hard-to-buy-for person we all seem have on our list!  

Knitted purple infinity scarf and fingerless glove set handmade by Nancy of jazzitupwithdesignsbynancy

In addition to saving each item for the countdown collection to my Pinterest board and Wanelo collection, I decided to share my favorite item from each of the ArtFire artists who participated in this post - fabulous for long lived backlinks (and we all want and need those!).  Here are the rest of my picks for Week 12 in an order only known to me: 

Pink flower polymer clay coin beads for jewelry making handmade by Julie of BlueMorningExpressions

Organic ivory and emerald green lampwork glass beads with fine silver dots handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads

Set of three polymer clay millefiore style buttons handmade by Nancy of Wyverndesigns

Large black Gothic cross pendant necklace with red enamel accents handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader

Star Christmas earrings with red and green Swarovski crystals handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo

Magical snow queen, Elsa, gemstone pendant necklace handmade by Eve of evezbeadz

Knitted autumn red infinity scarf or hooded cowl handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories

"Kyoto Pond" dichroic fused glass pendant handmade by Jo of Umeboshi

Peace, love and paws insulated water bottle carrier handmade by Donna of SewAmazin

Red and white superduo snakeskin beadwoven cuff bracelet handmade by Kat of KatsAllThat

Charoite and amethyst copper wire wrapped gemstone earrings handmade by Diane of dianesdangles

Genuine turquoise and pewter Southwest inspired chunky necklace handmade by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns

So there you have it, my picks for this final week.  All of the amazing items shared above are just a sampling of the gift ideas that can be found in the Countdown to Christmas 2014 - Week 12 collection hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions.  To see all of the shares, please click here:  Countdown to Christmas.  I hope at least one . . . and possibly several . . . of these handmade items caught your eye and found their way to your shopping list.  Shop early - shop often!

MANY, MANY thanks to Julie and Blu for hosting the Countdown to Christmas again for the third year!  ALL of us appreciate all your hard work greatly!

If you would love to make my day and the day of the artist's featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion that can be done will be greatly appreciated by all.  Thank you so much!

My contact information:

Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns
Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign
Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs
Wanelo:  ShadowDog
SocialBliss:  Catherine Waterhouse
Rebelmouse:  ShadowDogDesigns
Google+:  Catherine W
Zibbet:  ShadowDogDesigns
SupaDupa:  Shadow Dog Designs

Reader's Comments

By SewAmazin on 12/13/2014 @ 01:25pm

This Countdown may be ending, but the next one will be here before we know it. Thank you, Catherine, for your weekly blog posts and to everyone for sharing! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all!

By bluemorningexpressions on 12/11/2014 @ 11:46pm

So many pretty things that would look great under my tree - or someone's tree! thank you for including my pink flower beads. They are some of my favs. I have shared everywhere and hope that everyone will scoop up all these goodies. Thank you for helping me promote the Countdown. Cannot believe how fast time went! Cookies for Le Moose from Le Blu

By TheTwistedRedhead on 12/11/2014 @ 08:44pm

It truly is hard to believe this is your last Countdown blog of the year, Catherine (fess up, though...aren't you just a teeeeny bit relieved?!?) I have loved drooling over everyone's beautiful items, and it's been lots of fun. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

By craftingmemories on 12/11/2014 @ 05:34pm

Thank you Catherine for including my cowl with all these beautiful creations. Shared. Merry Christmas to all.

By PrettyGonzo on 12/11/2014 @ 06:33am

So many beauties in your selections, Catherine! Thanks so much for including my star earrings. :) Early Christmas treats to Le Moosie from Le Gonze! Happy Christmas! :)

By evezbeadz on 12/11/2014 @ 04:13am

Very Beautiful as Always! Until next year Catherine, take care and Happy Holiday's. Love your doggies for me :) Eve

By KatsAllThat on 12/11/2014 @ 01:35am

I am going to miss these weekly blogs so much! Seeing all the gorgeous creations and bright happy colors. Thank you Catherine for doing this every week!

By Covergirlbeads on 12/11/2014 @ 12:37am

Sad to see the Countdown come to an end. I have enjoyed your blogs and a chance to see so many wonderful handmade items offered!

By jazzitupwithdesignsbynancy on 12/11/2014 @ 12:29am

Wonderful choices!!! Thanks so much for including my infinity and glove set. All have been tweeted. Hope your holidays are fantastic!!!

By Wyverndesigns on 12/10/2014 @ 11:43pm

I'm sad as well. But I enjoyed seeing everyone's work and helping to promote it. Thank you for writing these wonderful posts and thanks for including my polymer clay buttons in this one. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

By TheSingingBeader on 12/10/2014 @ 11:01pm

Thank you, Catherine! Wishing all a very Merry Christmas!

By dianesdangles on 12/10/2014 @ 10:49pm

So sad that this is the last Countdown for the year, gosh where does the time go, Thank you for all your efforts in putting together these weekly postings, Have a wonderful Christmas holiday! Will share.

By Umeboshi on 12/10/2014 @ 10:41pm

So sad to see the Countdown come to an end. The light at the end of the tunnel is that the holidays are upon us! Thanks Catherine and to all the artisans who have worked so hard, Happy Holidays!

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