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Mary Ann Parkinson lives in Huntsville, Ontario. The great outdoors, and forests are always enjoyed. I am married, and have 3 teenagers. I moved to Huntsville after attending college for forestry. I worked for Algonquin Forestry for 10 years. After the early years of raising children I purchased Zoodonyms, a business which my husband was a part owner of for 10 years.
For several years I continued to operate Zoodonyms as previously done. After much research I purchased a laser cutter. This completely changed the production. I developed new skills in drawing digitally, techniques of using the laser cutter for my craft, and designing new pieces due to the new process. I have increased the quality of design, and increased production. It is a challenge to maintain the inventory of name puzzles since parents are naming children with a variety of unique names, spellings, and trends. I do have an inventory of 1500 puzzles, and take these to craft shows. It is awesome when a customer is so surprised that we have the name they need. It is a very happy purchase for grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents.
Zoodonyms puzzles are truly one of a kind. Many name signs and puzzles are on the market but do they incorporate animal puzzle pieces in and on and connected to the letters? I create truly unique pieces for each and every different name. When timing allows I can customize to follow a theme (dinosaur, zoo, farm, Canada, favorite animals, etc.)
Over the years I have worked with several materials. My recent upgrades include using natural poplar wood lumber 5/16th inch thickness for name puzzles. The bright and fun colours are ink based and cured directly on the wood. Express shipping can be arranged if needed. Exchanges and refunds may be possible, enquire about this at the time.
Zoodonyms will ship anywhere in Canada and USA. I use Canada Post Expedited Parcel with tracking #'s. Usually orders takes 3 weeks from order time to receive package. This may be quicker if an item is in stock.