October 2016

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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.