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Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 7 Favorites

Holiday Earrings for Women, Red Earrings, Gold Dangle Earrings, Green Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Jewelry, Glass Earrings, Handmade Jewelry

 

We've reached week 7 of this year's Countdown to Christmas! Now that Halloween is in the past, it's time to turn our attention to Thanksgiving, just 3 weeks away! And for those who like to get things done early, there are just 7 shopping weeks left before Christmas.

The Countdown to Christmas is hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, and this week 22 artisan shops shared 66 handmade gift ideas for Fall and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 6 Favorites

Peppermint Candy Christmas Dog or Cat Scrunchie Neck Ruffle | SewAmazin

 

We've reached the half-way point of this year's Countdown to Christmas! The countdown is hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, and this week 20 artisan shops shared 60 handmade gift ideas for Fall, Halloween and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Here are my favorites from week 6:

 

Vintage Large Cent Penny 1847 coin pendant. The pendant size is 1.66 inch in length and 1.25 inch in width. Handcrafted bezel, 14kt gold filled. @dianesdangles  #bmecountdown:

1847 Large Cent Penny Braided Hair Coin Pendant Gold Filled Necklace Jewelry by BeadSouk on eCRATER

 

Embroidered Womens Sweatshirt - Small

Embroidered Womens Sweatshirt - Small by SimpleEmbroiderySew on Etsy

 

Red With Fine Silver Large Hole Lampwork Slider Charm Bracelet Bead

Red Art Glass Charm Large Hole Lampwork Slider Bracelet Bead Silver by Covergirlbeads on ArtFire

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 5 Favorites

Recycled Bottle Christmas Ornament or Suncatcher, Fused Glass Green Wreath, 3 Inch

 

In week five of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, eighteen shops shared 54 handmade gift ideas for Fall, Halloween and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Here are this week's selections:

 

Crocheted Orange and White Lapghan

Crocheted Orange and White Lapghan by CraftingMemories1 on Etsy

 

Pointy Hat Gang Witch Ornament, Witch Snowgirl Ornament, Fleece Witch Ornament, Green Hat Witch Ornament, Handmade Witch  Ornament,

Pointy Hat Gang Witch Ornament, Witch Snowgirl Ornament, Fleece Witch Ornament, Green Hat Witch Ornament, Handmade Witch Ornament by Wyvern Designs Home on Etsy

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 4 Favorites

Autumn Mums Dog Bandana, Collar Slipcover or Scrunchie style | SewAmazin

 

In week four of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, eighteen shops shared 54 wonderful handmade gift ideas for the Fall, Christmas and Winter holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's selections:

 

Natural Serpentine Gemstone Round Sterling Pendant Green Pink by DianesDangles on Bonanza

 

Handmade breast cancer survivor snowmen earrings with pink.

Snowman Breast Cancer Survivor Earrings, Handmade Holiday Christmas Swarovski Pink Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 3 Favorites

 

This first week of October marks the third week of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions. Halloween is a mere 3 weeks (plus a few days) from now and Thanksgiving is 7 weeks away.

For week three of the Countdown, twenty shops shared 60 wonderful handmade gift ideas for the Fall, Christmas and Winter holidays. In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's selections:

 

Handmade ceramic dragonfly pendant necklace with gemstones.

Dragonfly Pendant Necklace, Ceramic Carnelian Swarovski Copper Artisan Handmade Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

Stiletto High Heel Shoe Jewelry Or Trinket Bandsaw Box Handmade By KevsKrafts on Etsy

 

JFK Presidential Lady Liberty Coin Pendant in 14kt Gold Filled @dianesdangles  #bmecountdown:

JFK Presidential Lady Liberty Coin Pendant in 14kt Gold Filled by DianesDangles on ecrater

 

My favorite team lost their wildcard game the other night, so there won't be any more October baseball for me. I'll probably watch a few post-season games, and maybe the world series, but it won't be nearly as exciting as last year.

The daily temperatures in our neighborhood are a little cooler and the leaves are finally beginning to change color, so it's starting to feel like fall. Once again, most of my favorite picks from this week's Countdown remind me of Halloween and Autumn.

 

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 2 Favorites

Halloween Argyle Black and Orange Pet Scrunchie Neck Ruffle | SewAmazin

 

Autumn officially arrived last week, although it still feels a lot like summer here during the day. It's also the second week of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their blog, The Blu Print.  It may seem like Christmas is a long way in the future, but it will be here before we know it!

For week two, twenty shops shared 60 wonderful handmade gift ideas in the weekend link-up. In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's favorites.

 

Yellow and Orange Flower Lace Oval - Seasonal Crochet Art - RSS Designs In Fiber

 

Unique handmade dog rescue earrings with a goofy dog.

Goofy Dog Rescue Earrings, Polymer Clay Frosted Black Lampwork Handmade Dangle Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain by TheSingingBeader on Etsy

 

There are quite a few fall events on the calendar before most of us will really begin our Christmas shopping. In October, apple picking, homecoming games, Halloween trick or treating are some of the activities that might have priority over Christmas preparations.

I'm still watching baseball every night because my favorite team is in the race for the wild card, hoping for a chance to play in the post season. So my favorite picks from this week's collection have mostly Fall themes and colors again.

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 1 Favorites

Owl and Other Nature Critters Christmas Holiday Gift Tags

 

Did you know that Christmas is less than 100 days away? That means it's time for the annual Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their blog, The Blu Print

This is the 5th annual Countdown to Christmas, a twelve-week celebration featuring handmade and vintage gift ideas from artisans with shops on marketplaces like Etsy, ArtFire, and Shopify as well as standalone websites for artists on IndieMade and other venues. 

Countdown to Christmas 2015 - Week 12

This is the final installment of this year's Countdown to Christmas hosted by Julie and Blu at the Blu Print. Christmas is less than 3 weeks away!

This week's blog hop features wonderful holiday gift ideas, handmade with care by each artisan. View this post to begin your holiday shopping or visit my Countdown to Christmas 2015 board on Pinterest to see all twelve weeks of the countdown.

Countdown to Christmas 2015 - Week 11

We are nearing the end of this year's Countdown to Christmas hosted by Julie and Blu at the Blu Print. This is Week 11 and next week will be the last link-up for 2015. Julie promised a special surprise for the final blog post, so be sure to check in next week. And by the way, there are just 3 online shopping weeks left before Christmas!

This week's blog hop features wonderful holiday gift ideas, handmade with care by each artisan. View this post to begin your holiday shopping or visit my Countdown to Christmas 2015 board on Pinterest to see all eleven weeks of the countdown.

Countdown to Christmas 2015 - Week 10

Here we are at Week 10 of the Countdown to Christmas hosted by Julie and Blu at the Blu Print. There are only 2 weeks remaining in the countdown and 4 shopping weeks until Christmas!

This week's blog hop features some truly wonderful holiday gift ideas, handmade with care by each artisan. View this post to begin your holiday shopping or visit my Countdown to Christmas 2015 board on Pinterest to see all ten weeks of the countdown.