Another week has come and gone and we are another week closer to Mother's Day. Â 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. Â
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. Â You are invited to share up to three Mother's Day gift items between Friday around noon MST until sometime the following Sunday night. Â 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! Â The items shared need to be G-rated. 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. Â This will help make you more easily found by the Google gods. Â If you share items, you MUST promote each item in the Countdown collection. Â That is only fair. Â Pinterest and/or Wanelo are preferred since everyone can see the items and it is easy to save off of them. Â Twitter, Facebook and G+ just do not provide the ability to find items easily to share again. Â It would be great if you would provide your links in the comment section on Julie's blog or on the ArtFire thread.
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. Â 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. Â 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:
Red and white superduo snakeskin beadwoven cuff bracelet handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat
Beaded wool amulet pouch with the Norse rune Fehu for prosperity handmade by Nancy ofÂ wyverndesigns
Onesie food tent cards or guest place cards for baby shower party handmade by Nat of adorebynat Yellow flowers against dark sky blue lampwork glass focal bead handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads Spiral copper wire wrapped Swarovski crystal earrings handmade by Diane of DianesDangles Hello Kitty chicken earrings handmade by Eve of EvezBeadz "Mom Rules" cherry wood word-art and shelf sitter handmade by Kev of KevsKrafts Birds and flowers pendant necklace with lapis gemstone and amethyst glass Handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzoÂ Cinnamon brown doxie puppy dog shaped padded zipper case handmade by Donna of SewAmazin Spring green fused glass bracelet with marbles nuggets on gold links handmade by Kelli of ResetarGlassArt Three piece beaded cheese knife set with hand painted serving plate handmade by Mary Beth of The Twisted Redhead "Event Horizon" large multi-colored fused glass pendant handmade by Jo of Umeboshi 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. Â be sure to click on this link: Â Motherâ€™s Day Countdown 2015 - Week 4 to see all 75 handmade and vintage items that were shared. Â Hopefully one (or more!) of the items will make its way to your Mum on this Motherâ€™s Day (:
THANK YOU to Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions for all their hard work in putting the Countdown together and Â 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. Â In addition, any and all promotion you can do for this blog post will benefit us all and will be greatly appreciated.
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