What does Mom really want for Mother's Day?

Handmade gift-inspiration to help you make Mom feel extra special this Mother's Day.


The whole “What should I buy?” question seems to come up way too often. Seems like every month we’re faced with some situation where we feel obligated to buy something that may or may not be appreciated. Quite honestly, I personally shy away from gift giving because it usually ends up being too much of burden for both parties. (I have to spend money on this and they might not even want it Vs. I have to keep this? And let them know I ‘love’ it?) I’ll pass.

But Mother’s Day seems different. Mom (at least mine) is that person you can always rely on. She has given you life and she rarely get’s the appreciation she deserves (in fact she normally gets the opposite…)

That’s why going out to the store and dropping X-amount of dollars on some prefabricated item seems too easy. Nothing is EVER going to repay her for being your slave for the first 6+ years of your life -- nor the rest of those years when you pushed her further and further away for the sake of your own “independence”. 

What on Earth can we do for Mom? Put a little extra effort into this Mother’s Day. Why not make her something from the heart? Even better, make her something she can USE.

I don’t know exactly what I’m doing for my Mom this year, but at my pottery painting studio in Hampton Bays I can help YOU make something extra special.

---- Perhaps a picture frame to hold a favorite memory

---- A super-fun serving platter she can use to impress guests

---- A coffee mug she can use everyday and be reminded of how much she means to you

Not “artistic” or “can’t even draw a straight line”? We have tons of fun/easy alternatives! Stencils, patterns, stamps, idea books, and other fun painting techniques will help get you started.

* BONUS? Paint your own pottery is also a little gift for yourself (you’ll have FUN doing it!)

---- Best to get this type of creation done 7-10 days before Mother’s Day – We need time to glaze and fire it to perfection!

Hope to see you at the Space for some smiles and giggles (ages 1-178 welcome!)

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Erica Jackson April 22, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Renee Cunningham Smith said via Facebook, "I want an envelope of cash and my husband to watch the kids for the day while I go shopping ;)"


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