“No more art!” My mother once told me when I asked her what she wanted for Christmas. It wasn’t that she didn’t like art. She just felt like she was running out of wall space, which she was. I’ve given my mother lots of beautiful handmade gifts over the years, sticking to functional things which she has used: tablecloths, pillows, placemats, mugs, scarves, socks, gloves, rugs, jewelry boxes and games. (We love to play board and card games as a family.) She is not big on jewelry, but if she had been, I would have given her more of that, too. Some things I made and others I bought. I have been fortunate to have a mother whom I can also count as a friend. We are very different from each other, but the basic skills that I have that allow me to navigate in the world came from her. The artist-dreamer side can be blamed on my father. 🙂
Mother’s Day allows us to say thank you in a small way to that woman who worked so hard to raise us or who is currently toiling away at bringing up children. It’s hard work! Of course, this has also become big business and all of the box stores are out there, too, hoping that you will shop with them. Consider giving the mother in your life something handmade this year. I asked our Artizan shops for suggestions and here are some great one-of-a-kind gifts that have been made with love and care. Click on the images to visit their shops:
Aren’t these fun? Think about all the time and effort that goes into each thing: sourcing materials, planning the design, making it, photographing…. So much more meaningful than something made in a factory…
Artizan Made Mothers
We had some nice photo submissions of some of our Artizan Made mothers. Can you guess what products belong to these photos? Click on them and you will land on their shops.
Your child will be your best work of art ever!
Still shopping for those perfect gifts for the Mother in your life?
Here are some ways to find our Artizan Made treasures:
- Check through our Features as each one has lots of gorgeous products that link to our Artizan shops at the bottom of each post.
- Explore our member profiles and visit their sites.
- Visit our Etsy shops destination. Use the sidebar or add keywords to narrow results (ArtizanMade necklace, ArtizanMade scarf, etc.)
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Silk Caftan Duster, Plus Size Duster, Blue Pink Pastel Festival Caftan, Handmade Silk Kimono Caftan, Beach Resort Caftan RobeSilk Caftan Duster Robe with Pastel Passion Flowers Click on the Shop on Etsy button to see what I have in stock.$162.00
QuickviewThis beautiful magenta and grey pieced scarf was created by first dyeing raw silk noil using the snow method of dyeing. Then I cut the resulting fabric into rectangles and pieced it together with separate dark grey and magenta silk crepe rectangles in order to pull out the subtle tones within the snow dyed fabric. Drape it over your shoulders for a sophisticated and modern look! Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to my listing there where you can purchase this item and see what else is in stock.$160.00
QuickviewThis diaphanous hand-made silk scarf, accented with dramatic hand-felted floral patterns, comes direct to the US from the loving hands of Seven Sisters of Kyrgyzstan. Seven Sisters is a family business carrying on a long-standing tradition of working with silk and merino wool to create gorgeous clothing and accessories that will make you stand out from the crowd. Clicking on the "Visit Shop" button will take you to the HoonArts Fair Trade shop where you can purchase this item and see what other one-of-a-kind and small artist's edition treasures are currently in stock.$115.00
QuickviewThis one-of-a-kind unlined cotton jacket is perfect as a lightweight but stylish casual cover-up for that chilly morning or afternoon. This one-size-fits most Fair Trade jacket features authentic Central Asian ikat patterns in the long traditional "chapon" style of Central Asia, with decorative hand-woven braided trim. Clicking on the "Visit Shop" button will take you to the HoonArts Fair Trade shop where you can purchase this item and see what other one-of-a-kind and small artist's edition treasures are currently in stock.$130.00
QuickviewClick on the Shop on Etsy button to visit my shop there. You will see all of my available stock.$98.66
QuickviewEco Printed Chiffon Caftan Robe Click on the Shop on Etsy button to see what I have in stock.$126.00
QuickviewCulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.$4,000.00
QuickviewHand-Woven Silk/Cotton Ikat Kimono Jacket- Blue & Green Eco-Dyes Clicking on the "Visit Shop" button will take you to the HoonArts Fair Trade shop where you can purchase this item and see what other one-of-a-kind and small artist's edition treasures are currently in stock.$130.00
QuickviewThis hand-carved wooden comb is a thing of beauty intended for everyday use. Carved from solid walnut by Tajik master carver Sodiq Zaripov, this comb reflects traditional Tajik ornamental patterns and a carving tradition that spans generations. Clicking on the "Visit Shop" button will take you to the HoonArts Fair Trade shop where you can purchase this item and see what other one-of-a-kind and small artist's edition treasures are currently in stock.$59.99