I've decided to participate in @joannehawker's #marchmeetthemaker because I've SO enjoyed following along with these in previous years. I can almost guarantee I won't be able to participate everyday and my photos may not be top notch but we are gonna let 'er rip anyway!. 🙋🏻 Hi! I'm the designer, painter, creator, admin staff, supply run minion, postal clerk, customer service rep & overtired mama behind Tiny Swirl Designery. My hubs is my right-hand everything person and has come up with some of our best ideas and is my teacher (CEO) in the woodworking dept! This photo is the reality of #makerlife. It's very early mornings, late nights and wearing my hubs' sweater when I don't have to go out in public. Its propping my camera up on a piece of drywall with a timer because my shop assistant is 3. It's Mom Bun Appreciation Day 365 days a year and it's a little one propped up on my hip or wrapped around my legs while I work. It's going to bed with ideas and waking up with ideas and trying to cram a year's worth of work into a one hour nap time (and most days naps don't even line up). It's working twice as hard at this and making half, 1/3, a quarter what you would if you weren't your own boss. It's not doing it for the money anyway. It's happy dances when something comes out exactly as you envisioned and crying sometimes when it doesn't. It's 500 tries and 500 hours before you get that tiny detail right and then trying to explain to someone #whyhandmadecostsmore. It's wanting to talk about it non-stop but having to filter your #makerpassion with family, friends and strangers. It's having your heart burst open when someone orders from you once, twice, three times. It's never sleeping during the Christmas rush and market rush and all major holidays. Actually, it's never sleeping. It's amazing and chaotic and fun and crazy and.....so many things. And I'm happy that I get to be a small part of it. I am living my dream here in this little room with my little family.
CLOSED. "Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”~ Nate Berkus . . . 👆🏻Yep. Feeling this for sure. And who doesn’t want to fill their home with handmade and unique decor?🤷🏼♀️ That’s why I’ve teamed up with the AMAZING small shop, @sweet_infinknity for an epic home decor giveaway! 🏠 💪🏻 The winner will receive one 4x6 wooden frame in colour / stain and wording of their choice, AND a custom wall hanging from our friends! . . To enter, simply: 1. Be following both shops, 2. Like the giveaway post on BOTH accounts, and 3. Tag a friend in the comments! Extra tags- extra entries! . . . That’s it! 🙌🏻 Let us help beautify your home with custom pieces, made with a whole pile of heart. 💜 . . . Contest will close Friday, February 23 at 9pm ET. The winner will be notified via DM. 💌 Note* This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. Contest open to Canadian residents only. . . #smallshoplove#homedecorlove#custompieces#pictureframes#wallart#wallhangings#smallbiz#peterboroughon#kawarthalakes#makerlife#shopsmall#shoplocal#handmadeisbetter#tinyswirl#sweetinfinknity