mother’s day

Sensational Six – Mother’s Day

“Man’s work is from sun to sun, but mother’s work is never done.” – Unknown

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the women in our lives who have nurtured and loved us. Here are a few Australian handmade gifts to show your appreciation.

– Curated by Kate of Tinkerbell Tailor

Tote bag by My Bebe Cadum
Crochet blanket by Krazy Knits by Karen
Greeting card by My Paper Planet
Kokedama moss ball by Fleurieu Gifts
Lemon myrtle beeswax candle by Bushwalk Candles
Linen napkins by Coco and Milo

Tinkerbell Tailor is a luxury brand for children, made in Sydney, Australia with precision and imagination. Luxe and vintage fabrics together with intricate embellishments are used to create pieces that required an artistic eye for fine detailing and skillful technique. Every Tinkerbell Tailor design brings drama with a playful attitude and is a unique work of art, just like the child it has been created for.

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Easy Origami Love Heart 4

Easy Origami Love Heart

These origami paper love hearts are super easy to make for mum. Once you start, you may not be able to stop! Pop them in a box, tie them to a gift, string them up like a bunting. Your mum will feel extra special this Mother’s Day!


  1. Fold the square paper in half diagonally on both sides, and open back up. You will now have two creases across diagonally.
  2. Fold the top tip to meet the middle crease line. Then fold the bottom tip to meet the top.
  3. Fold the right side to meet the middle point. Then fold the left side to meet the middle point.
  4. You should start to see the beginning of a heart shape like this.
  5. Flip the paper over. Fold down the top tips so they meet the line just below.
  6. Fold in the side tips as shown in the photo.
  7. Flip your love heart over and voila! A beautiful heart shaped gift fit for a queen.

Have a fabulous Mother’s Day!

OneBusySloth120 Contributed by Jo of One Busy Sloth

One Busy Sloth makes all styles of bags and pouches for both women and children, mostly with quilting weight cotton. They create bags that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as practical.


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Mother’s Day Chocolate Torte With Egg Liqueur

It’s less than a month until Mother’s Day and we know that mums need spoiling. Made It have put together a collection of unique handmade gift ideas for mums, grandmothers and mums to be and have included our delicious chocolate torte with egg liqueur recipe to help you really spoil mum.

Mothers Day

View the gift guide and recipe here.

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Sensational Six – Mother’s Day 2

I believe that all mums are special and it is great that we can acknowledge their hard work and unconditional love with a special day. I would like to give my mum a day in Paris but this is just not feasible. So instead I thought it would be nice to find some French themed gift ideas for her.

Curated by Cher of Fig Tree Hill Crafts

Mothers Day

The Map Game – France by Paris-Bourke
Toiletry bag by Ruby’s Quilts and More
Ceramic coffee mug by Miss Poppy Design
Handbag by Robyn Faye Designs
Teapot gift tags by My Paper Planet
Silver luxe lampshade by KBS Designs


Fig Tree Hill Crafts

Fig Tree Hill Crafts makes unique baby accessories and nursery decor.  Our peepee teepees, cotton door latch covers and nappy change wallets make very affordable baby shower or new baby gifts. We have ready made nursery fabric storage baskets and bunting but we do LOVE to custom make. If you would like something special made please contact us. Make your nursery unique!

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Shopping Guide – For Mum

UPDATE: This shopping guide of Australian handmade gifts was first published in 2012 and many of the businesses have closed or the products have sold. To find the latest handmade gifts, head over to our Shopping Guide Archive.

Lila Designs
Curve Bangles
Handmade Resin Jewellery
$35.00 each
Blue Jacaranda
Burlap Beach Pillow
Upcycled Coffee Sack
Splish Splash Designs
Bag bag
(plastic bag storage)
RRP $10.00
1 Puddle Lane
Blossom Party Dress
custom made just for you
Here We Go Loopy Lou
Mother’s Day Fabric Greeting Card
$6.00 each
Anika Bee
Melon Stripe Shoulder Bag


Mini Mooches aims to provide the WOW factor with unique handmade clothing for your little ones. All garments are made from high quality fabrics and embellishments, designed to make your child stand out in the crowd. Designed and Handmade in Australia. Please visit