The Life of a Busy, Crafty Solo Mom

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Pins from my Instagram: @mama.makes.art | I am a solo-parent in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. I feel amazingly blessed to get to raise my own tiny human and teach him about the universe. I believe in patience, understanding, and taking advantage of that 0-4 neuroplasticity that little ones are so lucky to have!

Nicole Nasvytis
This was tricky to sand and touch up - all the little letters wiggle and it's a little frightening! Solo Mom, Family Signs, Wood Signs, Letters, Touch, Crafty, Life, Wooden Plaques, Wooden Signs

This was tricky to sand and touch up - all the little letters wiggle and it's a little frightening! . . . . . #guelphwoodsign #guelph #familysign #lasercutting #DIYodeGuelph #mompreneur

This was tricky to sand and touch up - all the little letters wiggle and it's a little frightening! Solo Mom, Family Signs, Wood Signs, Letters, Touch, Crafty, Life, Wooden Plaques, Wooden Signs

This was tricky to sand and touch up - all the little letters wiggle and it's a little frightening! . . . . . #guelphwoodsign #guelph #familysign #lasercutting #DIYodeGuelph #mompreneur

 I finished my sign for Gustav ! Solo Mom, Anita Jeram, Look What I Made, Kids Decor, Decorative Plates, It Is Finished, Sign, Crafty, Signs

Finally ! I finished my sign for Gustav ! . . . . . #iloveyoutothemoonandback #anitajeram #guesshowmuchiloveyoubook #kidsdecor #lookwhatImade #vinylstenciling #guelphontario

Someone requested photos of puzzle boards with bright colours and I realized that I never happened to take any. Aria and Max a gift for someone's niece and nephew. Solo Mom, Phonics Games, Puzzle Board, Montessori Toddler, Bright Colours, Niece And Nephew, Little Ones, Boards, Crafty

Someone requested photos of puzzle boards with bright colours and I realized that I never happened to take any. So here we are! Aria and Max a gift for someone's niece and nephew. . . . . . #colourful #puzzleboards #montessoritoddler #phonicsgames #guelphtoys #guelphhandmade #momsofguelphbusiness #kinprints

A new design fell from the sky! A customizable montessori toy AND an ever-customizable sign all wrapped into one!  I am offering these blank with options for: engarving hanging hardware and yarn (because come on how many of us have untouched stacks of yarn and thread in our craft cupboards??). I am feeling proud !  . . . . . #lacingtoy #guelphmontessori #guelphsmallbusinessowner #singlemomstrong #momswhomake #finemotorplay  #customkidsdecor ##diyodeguelph Solo Mom, Craft Cupboard, Montessori Toys, Cupboards, Kids Decor, Hardware, Sky, Crafty, Life

A new design fell from the sky! A customizable montessori toy AND an ever-customizable sign all wrapped into one! I am offering these blank with options for: engarving hanging hardware and yarn (because come on how many of us have untouched stacks of yarn and thread in our craft cupboards??). I am feeling proud ! . . . . . #lacingtoy #guelphmontessori #guelphsmallbusinessowner #singlemomstrong #momswhomake #finemotorplay #customkidsdecor ##diyodeguelph

Pastels just in time for Easter. I didn't gloss these like I usually do and honestly they really make me want to eat some of those mini eggs. Solo Mom, Mini Eggs, Montessori Toys, I Want To Eat, Pastels, Crafty, Life

Pastels just in time for Easter. I didn't gloss these like I usually do and honestly they really make me want to eat some of those mini eggs. . . . . . #eastergifts #guelphont #puzzleboards #montessoritoys #momswhocreate #singlemomstrong

I made a moon for Gustav Snapped a shot just before painting on the lettering. 3 layers of paint. I used vinyl stencils to figure out my painting lines (it was quite tricky to design on the computer). Solo Mom, The Computer, Used Vinyl, Kids Decor, Home Decor, Spray Painting, Stencils, Decorative Plates, Layers

I made a moon for Gustav <3 Snapped a shot just before painting on the lettering. 3 layers of paint. I used vinyl stencils to figure out my painting lines (it was quite tricky to design on the computer). . . . . . #guelphkidsdecor #guelphmomlife #guelphmakers #guelphontario #momswhomake #moon #spraypainting #iloveyoutothemoonandback

A sanded but unpainted unfinished sign. Cut with Baltic Birch Ply. Solo Mom, Birch Ply, Name Signs, Baltic Birch, Wood Signs, Crafty, Handmade, Life, Wooden Plaques

A sanded but unpainted unfinished sign. Cut with 1/4" Baltic Birch Ply. . . . . . #woodsigns #guelphontario #namesigns #guelphsmallbusiness #guelphhandmade

A simple 36 inch sign for a lovely customer . Solo Mom, How To Get, Sign, Crafty, Teaching, Feelings, Simple, Signs, Education

A simple 36 inch sign for a lovely customer . . . . . . #guelphmomlife #mompreneur #lasercutguelph #guelphkidsroom #justkeepmaking

My first 'Gather' sign - I feel like I real internet laser cutter now! For a return customer who enjoyed my puzzle boards this past Christmas inches) . Solo Mom, Puzzle Board, Sign I, Boards, Internet, Crafty, Feelings, Christmas, Life

My first 'Gather' sign - I feel like I real internet laser cutter now! For a return customer who enjoyed my puzzle boards this past Christmas (36 inches) . . . . . #gather #lasercutting #DIYodeGuelph #guelphsmallbusiness #guelphlifestyle #guelphhomedecor

I got this AMAZING photo from a customer / brand new mommy! I really adore how her newborn pictures look like a true celebration with all those balloons! Solo Mom, Custom Wood Signs, Newborn Pictures, I Got This, Cool Photos, Balloons, Celebration, Crafty, Amazing

I got this AMAZING photo from a customer / brand new mommy! I really adore how her newborn pictures look like a true celebration with all those balloons! . . . . . #kinprints #guelphwoodsigns #guelphontario #guelphsmallbusiness #guelphparents #mompreneur #celebratethekids #happycustomer #diyodeguelph #lasercutting #customwoodsign

I get so excited when people give me a photo of a product they like and I get to make something new. So please friends feel free to show me things from the internet that you want! Which reminds me I need to make a planetary alignment necklace for someone. Solo Mom, Wood Name Sign, Give It To Me, How To Make, Kids Decor, Thats Not My, Internet, Crafty, Feelings

I get so excited when people give me a photo of a product they like and I get to make something new. So please friends feel free to show me things from the internet that you want! Which reminds me I need to make a planetary alignment necklace for someone. #woodnamesign #guelphkidsdecor #guelphpreneur #guelphsmallbusiness #guelphcrafts #diyodeguelph #momswhomake #guelphcraftmom

Some days this is how we carve out extra time! Breakfast at DIYode! Solo Mom, Parenting, Crafty, Breakfast, Life, Morning Coffee, Childcare, Natural Parenting

Some days this is how we carve out extra time! Breakfast at DIYode! . . . . . #mompreneur #diyodeguelph #guelphmoms

How we progress ! It just dawned on me that pegs aside I made 5 puzzle boards since this past Monday! Even with repainting and time off! Solo Mom, Puzzle Board, Montessori Toys, Little Ones, Boards, Parenting, Crafty, Day, Life

How we progress ! It just dawned on me that pegs aside I made 5 puzzle boards since this past Monday! Even with repainting and time off! 7 days ain't bad! . . . . . #guelphmoms #guelphpreneur #guelphsmallbusiness #puzzleboards #montessoritoys

While I absolutely adore making fingerprint keepsakes the customers are clearly asking for name signs followed by puzzle boards followed by fingerprints - so that is what I shall do!  I am enjoying having a reason to finally use all the fonts that I hoard on my laptop! . . . . . #guelphmoms #guelphmompreneurs #guelphontario #woodnamesign #kinprints #lasercutting #guelphhandmade #guelphpreneur #momlife #mompreneur #guelphsmallbusiness Wood Name Sign, Name Signs, Solo Mom, Puzzle Board, Fingerprints, Keepsakes, Fonts, Boards, Laptop

While I absolutely adore making fingerprint keepsakes the customers are clearly asking for name signs followed by puzzle boards followed by fingerprints - so that is what I shall do! I am enjoying having a reason to finally use all the fonts that I hoard on my laptop! . . . . . #guelphmoms #guelphmompreneurs #guelphontario #woodnamesign #kinprints #lasercutting #guelphhandmade #guelphpreneur #momlife #mompreneur #guelphsmallbusiness

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone !  We had SUCH a busy November and December. Gustav was such an amazing sport. I hit a point where I needed to make sure I prioritized family over work so I cut off orders.  When I finished all my work everything left was family time. When I reposted an ad I made clear that  new orders were for a January start.  Balancing work with family and mental health is just the way to do it. . . . . .  #Christmas2019 #KinPrints #MerryChristmas… Christmas 2019, Merry Christmas, Solo Mom, Just The Way, Happy Holidays, Little Ones, Mental Health, November, It Is Finished

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone ! We had SUCH a busy November and December. Gustav was such an amazing sport. I hit a point where I needed to make sure I prioritized family over work so I cut off orders. When I finished all my work everything left was family time. When I reposted an ad I made clear that new orders were for a January start. Balancing work with family and mental health is just the way to do it. . . . . . #Christmas2019 #KinPrints #MerryChristmas…