“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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QuickviewCoral and mint green flowers on vintage silk kimono fabric are made into a scarf that can go with navy, cream, white and pink fashions. Versatile, it can be tied in several ways to create different looks. Washable, soft, comfortable and easy care. Great for spring, summer and resort/cruise wear. Dimensions: 65" Long, 5.5" wide Click on the Visit button to go to my Jane Porter Fashion Shop.$40.00 Sold By Jane Porter Fashion$40.00
QuickviewDo you want to make a splash at an upcoming spring or summer event? This smart one-of-a-kind hand-woven cotton ikat kimono jacket will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. This one-size-fits most Fair Trade jacket features authentic Central Asian ikat weaving patterns, natural eco-dyes and machine embroidery details. 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.$100.00 Sold By HoonArts Fair Trade$100.00
QuickviewCharcoal and Pink Bamboo Silk Twill Necklace$60.00 Sold By Dianne Koppisch$60.00
QuickviewBlack and Tan Circle Itajime Resisted Button Cuff Raw Silk Gauze Poncho$180.00 Sold By Dianne Koppisch$180.00
QuickviewClick on the Shop on Etsy button to visit my shop there. You will see all of my available stock.$29.95 Sold By ElliottGlassArt$29.95
QuickviewClick on the Shop on Etsy button to visit my shop there. You will see all of my available stock.$98.66 Sold By ElliottGlassArt$98.66
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 Sold By HoonArts Fair Trade$59.99