Countdown to Mother's Day - Week 4

Countdown to Mother's Day - Week 4


Published On: 04-06-2015 08:32pm

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Category: 2015 Mother's Day Countdown


Another week has come and gone and we are another week closer to Mother's Day.  Ready yet? If you aren't, then the Mother's Day Countdown 2015 - Week 4 will come in handy. Hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions on their BluPrint blog, you can shop for Mom without leaving home. Add your selections to the shopping cart, pay and the items will quickly be winging their way to you. So many wonderful handmade and vintage items for so many wonderful Mums can be found on the Countdown - Week 4, 72 items to be exact.  



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Raspberry pink weathered barn wood jewelry box handmade by Carla of ArtBySunfire



You can participate in the Countdown if you have a studio/shop on ArtFire, Indiemade, StoreEnvy, Zibbet, SupaDupa, Etsy, stand alone websites and the like.  You are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items between Friday around noon MST until sometime the following Sunday night.  Then a new collection of gift ideas will start the next Friday, and so on, until the nine weeks are up and Mother's Day is here!  The items shared need to be G-rated.



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Delicate handcrafted butterfly card with inspirational quote handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!


When you participate in the Mother's Day Countdown 2015, important back links that we know and want 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 links in the comment section on Julie's blog or on the ArtFire thread.



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Han knit vintage rose colored lace shawl handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



In addition to saving all the items shared in the Countdown onto my Mother's Day Pinterest board and Wanelo collection, as in Countdown's past, I decided to share one item from each of the varied artists who participated.  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!


In addition to the items above, here are the rest of the items chosen for this week in an order known only to me:




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Pink hand knit cotton skull dish cloth or wash cloth handmade by Sharon of hollyknittercreations 



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



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Antique Easter greetings postcard with robin and nest by Colleen of postcardsintheattic



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Pink and black polka dotted, full lined apron handmade by Mary of SimpleEmbroiderySew



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Antiqued silver round coin OM earrings handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader



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Feminine marsala pearl cha cha charm bracelet handmade by Linda of TreasuresofJewels



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Beaded wool amulet pouch with the Norse rune Fehu for prosperity handmade by Nancy of wyverndesigns



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Onesie food tent cards or guest place cards for baby shower party handmade by Nat of adorebynat


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Pink flower handmade polymer clay lentil beads handmade by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions



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Yellow flowers against dark sky blue lampwork glass focal bead handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



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Spiral copper wire wrapped Swarovski crystal earrings handmade by Diane of DianesDangles



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Hello Kitty chicken earrings handmade by Eve of EvezBeadz



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Green agate bead woven bracelet with Swarovski crystals and metallic seed beads handmade by Nancy of Jazz it Up With Designs by Nancy



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"Mom Rules" cherry wood word-art and shelf sitter handmade by Kev of KevsKrafts



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Birds and flowers pendant necklace with lapis gemstone and amethyst glass Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo 



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Cinnamon brown doxie puppy dog shaped padded zipper case handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



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Spring green fused glass bracelet with marbles nuggets on gold links handmade by Kelli of ResetarGlassArt



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Three piece beaded cheese knife set with hand painted serving plate handmade by Mary Beth of The Twisted Redhead



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"Event Horizon" large multi-colored fused glass pendant handmade by Jo of Umeboshi



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Sterling horse pendant necklace with vintage red coral and turquoise artisan by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



This is but a small sampling of all the creations shared in the collection.  be sure to click on this link:  Mother’s Day Countdown 2015 - Week 4 to see all 75 handmade and vintage items that were shared.  Hopefully one (or more!) of the 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 the Countdown together and  for providing a place on your blog where we can promote each other . . . and ourselves!


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



My other Countdown to Mother's Day 2015 posts can be found here:






My contact information:


Artfire studio:  ShadowDogDesigns
Indiemade shop:  ShadowDogDesigns
ArtFire Blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog
Indiemade blog:  ShadowDogDesigns' Blog
Google+:  Catherine W
Twitter:  ShadowDogDesign
Pinterest:  Shadow Dog Designs
Wanelo:  ShadowDog

Reader's Comments

By EweniqueEssentials on 04/11/2015 @ 09:51pm

More great finds for that special mom!

By craftsofthepast on 04/09/2015 @ 06:58pm

A heart-quickening collection of beautiful creations, absolutely perfect for Mom! Sharing now. Anna

By KanweieneaKreations on 04/08/2015 @ 11:40am

Another wonderful selection of unique and handmade items. Love it!

By Guest on 04/08/2015 @ 03:00am

Catherine, thank you for another week of fantastic gift ideas for Mom.

By DesertCreations on 04/08/2015 @ 12:30am

Amazing items this week!! Love seeing them all.

By Wyverndesigns on 04/07/2015 @ 04:14pm

So many gorgeous items! Thanks for doing this. I will be sure to promote. I thought I promoted your last post but maybe not. Here I go!

By ResetarGlassArt on 04/07/2015 @ 11:05am

Thank you Catherine for all your hard work in putting this together - great way to feature all these wonderful gift ideas. Just tweeted -

By artbysunfire on 04/07/2015 @ 09:38am

A group of awesome gift ideas for MOM! Thank you Catherine...

By Covergirlbeads on 04/07/2015 @ 01:53am

Beautiful choices for Mother's Day! Thanks for including my lampwork focal bead.

By PrettyGonzo on 04/07/2015 @ 01:39am

Fabulous choices here, Catherine! Thanks for including my necklace. :) Treats to Le Moosie from Le Gonze! Will be sharing. :)

By craftingmemories on 04/07/2015 @ 01:04am

Great selections, Catherine! Thank you so much for including my shawl. Shared.

By TheTwistedRedhead on 04/06/2015 @ 11:58pm

oops, that guest was me - unless someone else's beaded cheese knife set is on here...

By hollyknittercreations on 04/06/2015 @ 11:33pm

Another wonderful week of items for Mother's Day! THank you Catherine for featuring the Pink Skull Cloth this week.

By Umeboshi on 04/06/2015 @ 11:22pm

Thanks so much Catherine! These goodies are for mothers and beyond!

By Guest on 04/06/2015 @ 11:21pm

So nice to stretch out the weeks, Catherine! Thanks a bunch for including my hand painted plate and beaded cheese knife set :) Heading off to share now...

By CardsbyLiBe on 04/06/2015 @ 10:53pm

Another week of fab ideas for Mom. Thank you Catherine for putting together this blog and for including my card. Lisa :)

By evezbeadz on 04/06/2015 @ 10:50pm

Beautiful Blog #4 for Mom! Thanks for including my HK Chicken Earrings! Will Share Eve

By KatsAllThat on 04/06/2015 @ 10:35pm

Marvelous choices here for gift ideas for Mom or for yourself. Thank you Catherine for putting this together and including my white and red beaded cuff. Sharing....

By dianesdangles on 04/06/2015 @ 10:18pm

Wonderful gift ideas for mom, thank you for including my spiral earrings, will share!

By SewAmazin on 04/06/2015 @ 09:45pm

Great gift ideas for Moms! Thank you for including my puppy dog zipper case, Catherine!

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