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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 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.